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Windows 7: New homebuilt PC. Windows 7 won't install.

25 Aug 2014   #1

None yet. Win7 64bit planned for.
New homebuilt PC. Windows 7 won't install.

I have a new home assembled PC with (as yet) no O/S. I have a new sealed Win 7 64 bit Professional installation disk ready to install. The BIOS has recognised the hard-drive and is properly set for CD first-boot.
Because I wished to check all was well with the hardware, I (maybe ill-advisedly) first-started it from an Emergency Start-up Disk made by my other recent Windows 7 PC, which (presumably?) installed the required Boot Files and presented with the expected Windows Splash Screen followed by an invitation to insert an installation Windows disk and re-start - which I did.

But now, after a short time searching the optical drive, a 'no media found' message is as far as it will go and I cannot yet resolve the problem. I have now noticed that the emergency start disk was burned by Windows 7 32 bit O/S. Is this significant?

Should the new 64bit CD not re-write the (perhaps not?) empty hard drive with the correct files and continue to completion?

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25 Aug 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

If I understand correctly, the "new sealed Win 7 64 bit Professional installation disk" will not boot your PC at all?

Can you still boot from this other Emergency Startup Disk"? If so, what are the choices shown on its first screen?

I'm wondering if you can get to a command prompt on that startup disc and take a look at diskpart.

But that leaves unanswered why your new install disk will not boot the PC at all.
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26 Aug 2014   #3

None yet. Win7 64bit planned for.
New homebuilt PC. Windows 7 won't install.

FAO ignatzatsonic:

Your quick and helpful first response appreciated (reply 25/08 07:29). But being a newby, I misinterpreted the 'Mark as solved' menu option (which showed the box ticked) and tried to revert to 'Still in play' - I hope you can recover the thread.

However meantime, the Installation Disk Supplier who was alerted to an apparent disk failure, is considering the disk faulty and duly dispatching a replacement. I will revert to you if that turns out not to be the problem (your original query on the possibility is noted) or will close this thread if solved.

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26 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

You can download a legal copy of Windows 7 from here: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

Create a DVD or flash drive to install with as long as you have a valid install key.
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27 Aug 2014   #5


Boot with the Win7 64 bit disk, not the 32 bit Repair Disk which does not apply here if there is no 32 bit OS installed.
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