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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not install

08 Feb 2014   #11
Microsoft MVP


Please reply to the other steps and questions I asked. I even underlined one so you wouldn't miss it.

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08 Feb 2014   #12

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

Hi Gregrocker,

I followed your instruction by doing all that you recommended, I kept the response short for a reason as I am PC literate and not a dork. Also didn't miss anything you said as I'd already figured them out.

I even got a new sata hard drive and a new copy of windows 8 retail plus some of the same fresh sticks of ram and still it refuses to install.

All peripherals removed: Floppy, Extra DVD/CD Writers/Readers, Graphics Card; REMOVED

All software is original microsoft OS Vista, XP, Win 7 Prem, Win 8 Pro and no upgrade software keys etc.

Xp is the only one that installs from a fresh install, win 7 win 8 win vista that dont.

I said the only way of getting anywhere near installing anything different is if I install win 7 win vista or win vista from CD while running XP.

Now I understand what you are saying and doing what you have told me, this may be a fix 99% of the time, but what I am now asking is that could it be something other what you have suggested?.

"Being PC is common sense"

Need ideas mate not long winded explanations. (don't take that personal, I'm really fed up with this.)

Regards Grimshaw
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08 Feb 2014   #13
Microsoft MVP


And I need response to each of the steps I post and not just have the problem repeated since I already clearly understand it. There are at least twenty steps I've posted for you to complete with only a few confirmed done. Utmost thoroughness is required.

Reset the BIOS to defaults. Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS .
Are there any settings at all referring to UEFI, Compatibility Service Mode (CSM) or Legacy BIOS (not USB)? Check again.

Try another official installer provided earlier for your licensed version. Try flash stick install if DVD doesn't work. Any difference?
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09 Feb 2014   #14

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

Hi there Gregrocker,

I did as you suggested and try and boot windows 8 from USB, and do a clean install on a fresh HDD.

This had a issue in-between installing windows 8, when I first tried installing from usb my pc kept rebooting in a loop so it would not get past the windows 8 logo.

So I found to fix this was to remove the good ram that I had in, which was 6Gb so I reduced that to 4Gb and tried a fresh install again, It Worked!!!!!!.

Seems installing windows in my case was to boot from USB and only use 2Gb to 4Gb Ram as it could not handle 6Gb or more lol.

Thank you Gregrocker for all your input and advice, it was good to know that some one is there to figure it all out, could not of done it without all of the others help and this forum was the best place for that.

I'd like to thank Microsoft for making Windows 8 a pain in the ass to install.

I hope this will help anybody who has the same issue's.

Thanks again everybody

Regards Grimshaw
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10 Feb 2014   #15

Windows 10 Pro X64

Now that you have it installed, you should be okay to put all your memory in again.
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