Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Win 7 ISO download hangs

16 Jun 2013   #21
Microsoft MVP


Go ahead and use the latest official ISO for the version you purchased (with SP1 and Refresh) in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall OEM then you can activate it with the key when it arrives.

If you are installing to a HD with no other OS on it now, leave the key blank during install and then afterwards do the quick registry workaround in Option 3 of Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version to activate Upgrade version on a cleaned or blank HD.

If any other OS is on the HD now it should see it and allow use of the key during install.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #22

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS


I will presume here that all available Win 7 Pro CD's don't have the SP1 update? But the Win 7 ISO's do have the SP1/refresh update.

I also purchased a new SSHDD and memory upgrade sticks. So I will be installing the OS on a new drive.

If I understand your post correctly, I can download the Win 7 Pro SP1 ISO following step 1 in the OEM Clean Install tutorial. Then follow the "How to do a Clean Install tutorial with an Upgrade Win 7 Version", correct?


Also if I try to download the ISO then I run into the same problem I had initially, the ISO hanging issue. I connect to my landlord's DSL connection via my own router. I have 54Mbps or 5 full bars, but my download speed is 1.4 Mbps, using

So any suggestions with the download speed to get the ISO downloaded might help.

Thanks again, Vista32toWin7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #23
Microsoft MVP


If you bought retail Win7 from a reputable major retailer (not eBay) then it should have the SP1 disk included. So you can wait for that if you can't download the ISO.

Look over the steps now for Clean Reinstall for many tips, tools and methods that work best and will assure a perfect install.

When you're ready, boot the DVD, during Custom Clean Install Windows 7 create and format partition(s) as you wish and begin install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jun 2013   #24

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS

Thanks again. I purchased the Win 7 upgrade from Amazon. Just have to wait to see if SP1 is included on the disks?


I started the Win 7 ISO (64-bit) download again, currently at 1.2GB of 3.1GB. It's moving a bit better than before.

I recently downloaded the MS USB/DVD download tool, and have it on my desktop. Today I read the below post, would it apply to my situation?

"If you're using a Windows 7 ISO (64-bit) on a computer or VM running a 32-bit o.s. or vice versa, the USB/DVD tool won't work. That's it's only flaw compared to going with the CMD."


I received two memory upgrade sticks today. Would it be okay to install them before I do the HDD/OS install? I would like to gauge the performance boost from these memory sticks, if any, with the currently installed Vista 32 bit OS.

Thanks, Vista
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #25
Microsoft MVP


Try using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
which should install to either bit-version.

Yes you can install the RAM upgrade whenever you wish. Be sure to power down and protect against static discharge, not working on carpet and touching case metal before touching chip or electronics.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #26

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS

Thanks for the video, exact laptop. Put the two memory sticks in, buttoned it back up. Probably 15-20 minutes. I paused the ISO download, which was about half-way complete, before shutting down and pulling the battery. But on restart the ISO failed, or disappeared when I pulled the battery. So I had to start the ISO download once again .

Thanks again, Vista
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #27

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS


I went into "my computer" today and now see a blue icon that looks like a new drive icon and letter. It is listed as: SD /MMC (F:). I installed the two new memory cards yesterday and finally finished downloading the Win 7 ISO last night. So it must be related to either one?

I right clicked the SD /MMC (F:) drive and under hardware it described the drive as my HDD, Ricoh SD/MMC Disk Device, and TSST Corp. CDDVDW TS-L6321H ATA Device DVD/CD-R....?

Q.1. Any clue as to what this new drive is?


I read some instructions supplied on a site selling the Win 7 upgrade, and is relevant to DirectX 9.0b.

When I did a search on my computer it lists [5] xp_DirectXlinks that all 5 say the same thing. When I right click any of the 5 links it says: DirectX 9.0b. Then Instruction: 1. Run <CDROM>:\Drivers\DX90b\Setup.exe, where <CDROM> represents the drive letter. Then there is a install DirectX 9.0b Now link button.

But the 5 links listed are dated 2004, so I'm thinking the DirectX 9.0 b thing has to do with XP, and not Vista?

Q.2. So does this apply to my Vista to Win 7 upgrade?

Thanks, Vista
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

The SD/MMC icon you're seeing inside Computer is for your Memory card reader. It is the card that goes inside a Digital Camera.

DirectX 9 is a pretty old version of DirectX used on old games. Windows 7 has its current version which I believe is 11 and also comes with your Graphic Card driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #29

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS

Thanks VistaKing.

I have been installing updated drivers the past week. Maybe this new (F:) drive showed up as a result of a new driver I installed? Will re-check the drivers I installed.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #30
Microsoft MVP


Use the drivers provided by Win7 in the installer and then updated after you enable Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware (Step 3) and run all rounds of Important and Optional Updates.

This is not XP. You do not need to supply any drivers for Win7 except ones still missing after all rounds of Updates.

This is why I asked you to re-read the steps to get a perfect install, so you wouldn't use outdated XP methods for install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Win 7 ISO download hangs

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Unable to download updates automatically/manually, download hangs
I'm trying to download updates through Windows Update, it shows that I have 139 important updates, and 40 optional ones. I selected them and clicked the install button but it got stuck at "Downloading updates (0 kb total, 0% complete)". I cancelled and retried choosing only 24 important updates and...
Windows Updates & Activation
12 mbps download speed, but programs take a long time to download
For some reason programs and files are taking a very long time to download (about 30 kbps), but youtube plays fine, I can go to any website and troubleshooting shows nothing wrong. I went to and I'm averaging about 12 mbps so files should be downloading fast. At this point I'm...
Network & Sharing
Explorer 10 Download Manager not allowing complete download
I Installed Explorer 10 on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit yesterday everything seems fine with the exception of download manager. When downolading files it completes download then says running security scan after that says files has virus and deletes the file so I am now unable to download files. I...
Browsers & Mail
Download Free Windows 7 RTM Download Manager
Source - Download Free Windows 7 RTM Download Manager - From Microsoft - Softpedia
FireFOX 3.5.5 hangs also IE8 hangs
i really didnt know where to put this software debugging or what.. So i put it here ima sorry guys if this is the wrong spot. On my AMD turion II m500 laptop my IE8 and Firefox both hang constantly Same ie8 build and firefox build as well as win7 build on my desktop and laptop. But my desktop is...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+