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Windows 7: Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

13 Aug 2011   #311
gregrocker

 

Again, you have to boot the DVD to install 64 bit since you have 32 bit installed and cannot run 64 bit from a 32 bit OS.

Why are you trying to run the disk from the OS when you've been told repeatedly to boot the DVD?

You need to boot the DVD.

You cannot run the DVD.

You've got to boot the DVD.

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD


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14 Aug 2011   #312
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thank you Greg for sticking with me until it finally sunk in. I read, with interest, what has been written here but obviously I was not "getting it". Many would have given up on me.

I will try this again later today.
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14 Aug 2011   #313
gregrocker

 

No prob, let us know how it goes. Start a new thread if you have any further problems.
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14 Aug 2011   #314
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No prob, let us know how it goes. Start a new thread if you have any further problems.
I am again attempting to load Windows 7. It has not proceeded according to the script.

I was unable to achieve any of the scripted displays (your photo images) by booting from the CD.

I then rebooted from the hd and then loaded the cd in the drive and allowed it to start with no interference from me. I know that I am not following your instructions at this point.

At that point, it all began to happen according to the script. All looked well until it rebooted.

Doing a  Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version-rebooted.jpg

Right now I have a blank screen with a mouse pointer that does not move when the mouse is moved.

Comment: Until the expected reboot, everything seemed to be happening according to your instructions except that I got to that point not from a boot but from an autorun.

If it is important - I do not have an Upgrade version. I have the Full version.

Please do not give up on me.

Post Script: Something is happening - though it is painfully slow without normal visual tactile feedback. The blank screen with pointer has changed to a blue screen with clouds and the pointer is a circle.

Latest change - screen is blue with a "Installing Windows" display.


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14 Aug 2011   #315
gregrocker

 

When you set the DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup, or tap the Asus F8 key repeatedly at boot to choose DVD drive to boot, do you get a prompt to "Press Any Key to boot DVD?"

If not, then you'll need to boot the DVD correctly, or if you burned DVD yourself check the ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.

Next try writing the ISO to flash stick using UltraISO trial version: On File tab Open ISO or DVD, On bootable tab select Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's.
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14 Aug 2011   #316
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
When you set the DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup, or tap the Asus F8 key repeatedly at boot to choose DVD drive to boot, do you get a prompt to "Press Any Key to boot DVD"?

If not, then you'll need to boot the DVD correctly, or if you burned DVD yourself check the ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.

Next try writing the ISO to flash stick using UltraISO trial version: On File tab Open ISO or DVD, On bootable tab select Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's.
I have the CD ROM set to boot first followed by Removable and then HD.

If I power down and power back up with CD in the drive, I get "Press Any Key to boot DVD".

When I boot I then get this:

Doing a  Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version-first-after-reboot.jpg

Shortly there after I get this:

Doing a  Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version-upon-reboot.jpg

You speak of an Checking ISO integrity, ImgBurn and UltraISO. For these I must go study.


I rebooted from the DVD and am going to just leave it alone to see what it will do this time. It is NOT performing according to your description or my last attempt.

I just know that when this is all resolved it will have been something really stupid that I have done. I know that I am not computer savvy but I would have said I was better than this shows.

Thanks again for your patience and assistance.

I will open a new thread if/when I post again.


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14 Aug 2011   #317
gregrocker

 

The Win7 installer or it's burn is faulty.

Did you burn the DVD yourself?


It is not a CD, nor can you use a CD ROM drive.

If so, confirm the ISO integrity by checking it's HASH against official Win7 technet HASH or download another, then burn another with ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify. ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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14 Aug 2011   #318
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

The CD is a retail package purchased locally.

I experienced the same problem with an Upgrade version which I was able to exchange for this Full version.

Are you saying that I can not accomplish this from a CD ROM? I don't believe I am doing that. The CD is being inserted into an HPdvd1140. This is the same place I place the XP CD which has loaded with no difficulty.

I checked in the bios "boot priority list" and it refers to a CDROM BUT that device is listed in the bios "main" as HP DVD Writer 1140.

If the CD is suspect, could I confirm by loading from the 64 bit version.
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14 Aug 2011   #319
gregrocker

 

We have to assume a retail DVD will boot to install except in the rarest cases. Make sure it is not smudged and clean.

Sometimes we can get past these failures by writing DVD to flash stick using the steps I gave earlier with Ultra ISO then boot the stick under USB or HD's.

Another method is to wipe the HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD
which you have burned to CD using ImgBurn at 4x speed. ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

PW CD will autostart at reboot, Highlight the HD by clicking on it, then from Disk tab Wipe HD using simple method, Apply steps.

Now the DVD should autostart. If it fails while loading files again, try flash stick install or other bit-rate DVD.
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25 Oct 2011   #320
scope11

Windows 7 Premium 32
 
 

Hello everyone, and thanks gregrocker and everyone else for all of the support provided in this forum. I am looking to confirm my process with you all quickly (after reading close to half of the 32 pages in this thread).

- I currently have a Windows 7 Upgrade installed over an XP OEM
- Recently received a horrible virus and looking to start from scratch (it's been a couple of years since I've formatted).
- Can I follow the process describe at the beginning of this thread? As I understand it:
- Boot from 7 Upgrade disc
- Choose the option to format and install without automatic activation option. (I don't want any new or existing partitions, just want to completely reformat and install 7)
- This step I'm a little fuzzy on. Do I then proceed with manual activation, or do I insert the Upgrade 7 disk and upgrade over top of the unactivated freshly installed Win 7?

Thanks!
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