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Windows 7: Windows installation freeze at "Starting Windows"

07 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 8 64bit
Windows installation freeze at "Starting Windows"

I just bought a new laptop without a OS (I bought it separate).
When I am installing Windows Home Premium 64 bit from the DVD, it gets past the "Loading files" screen, and the stops completely at "Starting Windows".

Do anyone got an solution to my annoying problem?

2x Radeon HD 8970M 4GB GDDR5 in CrossFire
4th gen Intel Core™ i7-4700MQ processor, quad core 2.4GHz
16GB DDR3 1600MHz SO-DIMM RAM (2x8GB)
Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD SATA 2.5"
1TB SATA 2.5"
Super Multi 8X DVDRW burner

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07 Sep 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

You might try copying the installation files from your installation disc to your hard drive, and run the setup.exe from there...
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07 Sep 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


As the new 4th gen Intel Core™ i7 have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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07 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 8 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You might try copying the installation files from your installation disc to your hard drive, and run the setup.exe from there...
There is no OS on the laptop. It will be difficult without one....
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08 Sep 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP


More info to understand UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

If you don't want UEFI you can also Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
which always works and solves many problems here.
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