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Windows 7: Setup is Starting Services

30 Oct 2009   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

I would think Dell recovery cd would be pre pidded - no activation required.

Depends if it works on your particular Dell machine - I believe the different Dell cd's work on different ranges - you may be lucky.

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30 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I would think Dell recovery cd would be pre pidded.

Depends if it works on your particular Dell machine.
I was thinking that also...

I just didn't want to tell him "absolutely yes" only to find out that he can't activate XP
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Unless i have missed something here...
Easiest way :

Plug the usb stick into another machine.

Copy - copy and paste will do - the files from the usb stick to the HD.

Make a bootable .iso from those files and burn to dvd.

Easy and free using this:

Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Then you have a bootable install dvd for the correct edition .

Use the pop up boot menu when you install from dvd - so it doesn't try to boot from dvd on restart.

N.B. If you like, you could make that dvd able to install all Editions:

From the files you copied to the HD - look inside the "sources" folder. Delete the ei.cfg file - before making the .iso.

Then you will be offered all Editions during install - obviously select the one you have the key for.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Alright, so I downloaded Windows 7 last week onto my memory stick, and just tried installing it last night. Seems like I ran into a HUGE problem. The setup was going quickly and smoothly choose clean install. Until I got to the very end when it seems like it froze at "Windows is Completing Installation". I googled it and it seems it is because my USB memory stick was plugged in(very known problem it seems) So me being a fool restarted it and unplugged the memory stick thinking it will just start were I left off. I start it up and I get "Setup is Starting Services" at first it said Installation was interrupted setup will resume after restart. So it restarted and I was welcomed with the same screen again "Setup is Starting Services" but instead of saying the Installation will resume thing it just went to a black screen and restarted. Now it just keeps looping around "Setup is Starting Services" and then restarts. Repeat. Is there anyway to fix this? I was thinking of a few ways!

1.) Buy a Windows 7 installation Disc(someone at my work might be able to lend me Ultimate. Will that work if I was installing Home Premium?

2.) Re-download it and plug in the USB device? (most likely wont work?)

3.) Contact Dell since I am under warranty and tell them it turned off in the middle of installation because it overheated? And maybe they can send a recovery disc or something like that.

Please help me if you can I am willing to paypal over $15-20 dollars to whoever can help me fix this without buying anything extra.
I would love to use this method but now I don't have a darn DVD burner

Might just see if my friend can let me use theirs
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Oct 2009   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64


Not sure if they did that in XP days - we will find out when he tries.


I don't have a darn DVD burner...Might just see if my friend can let me use theirs
Good idea - will save a lot of mucking about.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7

Ok I will try with the XP Reinstall later and let you guys know how it goes! Thank you for all the help!
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31 Oct 2009   #16

Windows 7

Setup went great , I now have Windows 7 Professional Installed!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Glad to hear it.
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