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Windows 7: Trying To Load Windows 7 Stops At Checking Info

25 Jul 2013   #1

Trying To Load Windows 7 Stops At Checking Info

Ok hi all
Have a Toshiba L300 laptop, currently running Ubuntu (unfortunately) have bought windows 7 and trying to install.
Pop disc in system boots up, goes to checking information after clicking install button
Then get message saying install disc drivers ????

Windows then wont continue install,
Have tried using windows upgrade advisor downloaded it but got this message

Archive: /home/ianliggett/Downloads/Windows7UpgradeAdvisorSetup.exe
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/ianliggett/Downloads/Windows7UpgradeAdvisorSetup.exe or
/home/ianliggett/Downloads/, and cannot find /home/ianliggett/Downloads/Windows7UpgradeAdvisorSetup.exe.ZIP, period.

Any help much appreciated as want off Ubuntu and be able to install windows 7

Thanks all

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25 Jul 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


The issue is normally a bad installer. Did you download Win7 and burn to DVD or write to flash stick yourself? If so burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed or use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive.

Make your Vista Recovery disks first and back up your files. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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