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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezes during install after loading files

30 Jun 2017   #1
Tizme

XP 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 freezes during install after loading files

Hi I am trying to install Windows 7 ultimate with service pack 1 on my old laptop. It will load files from the disc but nothing else. Ive left it for 2 hours, the hdd indicator light flashes very dimly every second after files have loaded. Ive tried going into bios and changing boot priority to from external sources and installing from usb but with that it wont even load files. I know the install disc is ok as put it on desktop.
The laptop is
Asus X58C
2GB ram, 120GB HDD
All other specs are X58C standard

Iknow the graphic card wont run aero but the rest should be enough.
Thanks for any advice in advance


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30 Jun 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Time

For starters id up your ram 2GB is NOT enough, as you didnt say whether its 32/64 bit.
64 minimum requirement is 3GB

Roy
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30 Jun 2017   #3
Tizme

XP 32bit
 
 

I only plan on installing 32bit. The Windows upgrade assistant says everything is ok except the graphic card wont accept the areo graphics. And that this is not an issue as it would be disabled during install. But I will put more in.
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30 Jun 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Didn't understand in witch phase you're having problem:
1) Boot your Win 7 installation disk. Go to install - Advanced - delete ALL partitions - create new and proceed.
2) Files are copied to the HDD
3) It reboots and it boot from the HDD
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30 Jun 2017   #5
Tizme

XP 32bit
 
 

Hi sorry. The laptop is running Xp fine I am trying to install Windows 7. When I put the 7 disc in it says loading files the hdd light flashes brightly then goes to a black screen. The hdd light flashes very dimly I have left it on the screen for over 2 hours.
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30 Jun 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

So you can't boot the win 7 installation disk.
It seems that the hardware isn't compatible with win 7.

If you have win XP on it, I would say it is an old computer.

My suggestion is to install a Linux on it.
- Download - Zorin OS
- lubuntu | lightweight, fast, easier
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30 Jun 2017   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

where did you get the install disc, it could be corrupt.

Its not available via MS if you bought it on Ebay - then its buyer beware


Roy

Note i dont currently know of any retailer selling Ultimate- only System Builder Pro
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30 Jun 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Every time I see someone having trouble trying to install Win 7 Ultimate I think of a Pirate copy sold on the web.
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30 Jun 2017   #9
Tizme

XP 32bit
 
 

the disc was one I bought from Microsoft a couple of years ago with key to install on desktop build. Its only been used once. I tried installing zorin 06 but screen constantly flashing. Windows assistant says hardware is compatible. Everything works on Windows xp. Ram and hdd have been checked and are ok. The graphics card is Sis m672 integrated and direct x9 so shouldn't be a problem on zorin. I only want a basic safe set up for grandchild to play on at mine.
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30 Jun 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As it is an original disk (retail or OEM?), try to clean the disk. Wash with detergent from center to the border.
Does it has any scratches?
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