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Windows 7: Windows 7 stuck at "setup is preparing your computer for first use"

03 Jan 2014   #21
Lemming

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

A miracle the system got started up when I removed the installation cd and inserted an old windows xp cd

I had a problem with the windows 7 key not working. But I used one from the installation disk of my old pc. I don't rely know if it will create any problems in the future.

Thanks a million for the help. Hopefully I won't be needing it anymore.


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03 Jan 2014   #22
Lemming

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The problem was with my BD drive. If you have the same problem as me, you may be able to resolve it by unplugging the drive after windows have been installed.
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03 Jan 2014   #23
Lemming

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

or try moving it to another sata port
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03 Jan 2014   #24
gregrocker

 

I do not understand what you say was the solution to your problem? Did you say you removed the installation DVD and put in an XP CD? How would that possibly help? Perhaps removing the DVD released the DVD drive which was hanging the install?

If this is the case then I would unplug the DVD drive and use a USB stick for install. I provided you with another installer ISO and tool to write to stick in the initial troubleshooting steps I wrote out which cover 90% of install failures.
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03 Jan 2014   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update
 
 

Sounds like the install finished.
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03 Jan 2014   #26
Lemming

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think something was wrong with my BD drive, and even thou I was able to performer the initial installations using the drive, it caused a lot of trouble on the first boot from the HD. The solution was to remove the drive until all other drivers were installed and then reinserting the drive as the last part of the installation processes.


I discovered that the BD drive was the problem when I wanted to try installing XP, but I donít think the change of disk did any difference other then preventing the drive from stalling the installation.


The drive was apparently also what gave me problems the first time I managed to install the OS because I hit the same problems as last time until I removed the drive.


But thanks again gregrocker. You are right removing the drive and installing with a USB would also have worked. I just didnít realize that the BD drive could be the problem, because it worked fine on when I installed Windows 7 on my old PC, and the fact that I was able to boot and install the Windows normally, didnít exactly feed my suspicions that the drive was the problem.
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