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Windows 7: cant install windows 7

16 Jul 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
cant install windows 7

i changed the internal hard of my sony lap i have to install windows seven.but my dvd rom doesnt i tried installing windows through a flash i made my flash drive when i insert it,my lap top boots &enters windows 7 installation.but then it says it cant find any device for says insert ur cd or flash drive. now what should i do?how can i install windows?
p.s: i insert flash drive into usb 3.0 . my lap top doesnt have usb 2.0

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16 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit

When installing from the DVD did you set the first boot device to the DVD? This is different across the board.
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16 Jul 2013   #3

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

You would need to add USB 3.0 drivers to the Windows 7 USB installation .

Use this tool below to add USB 3.0 drivers

How to Slipstream Windows 7 and Simplify Reinstallations | Windows.AppStorm
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16 Jul 2013   #4
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If it prompts for drivers try supplying the unzipped USB 3.0 driver (from the Sony Support Downloads webpage for your model, possibly in the chipset) there so you don't have to slipstream it. If you can make it to the Drive Selection page there is also a "Load Drivers" link to click there to supply the driver.
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16 Jul 2013   #5

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:

How to use Sony Recovery:

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.

No need to add USB3 drivers with the Sony Recovery DVD.
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16 Jul 2013   #6

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

The OP said his DVD drive does not work that is why he created a bootable USB Flash Drive .
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16 Jul 2013   #7

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32

i get that error every now and then when the setup isn't configured correctly, i think it might have something to do with Autouantted.xml also, but i'm not sure...
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16 Jul 2013   #8

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

The Autounattend.xml file is something the user creates using a tool it doesn't come with Windows 7 added into it . If he wants to create the .xml file he would need Windows AIK (Automated Installation Kit) installed
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16 Jul 2013   #9

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32

i did used to get this error alot booting from usb tho, I just found a differant iso and it worked perfectly fine for me, though, i can't guarantee that will work.
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