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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 help

23 Sep 2017   #11

Windows 10 Pro 64bit


I am hoping I am winning now as it's currently installing devices (what looks like to be the windows 7 installation process/setup) and is on 41%

it says setup is currently installing devices 41%

I created a new bootable using wintousb program

Am hoping it will install all ok with no issues now as does look like I am getting somewhere

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23 Sep 2017   #12

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

I agree with Torchwood - keep it MBR.

With a 500 GB hard drive, formatted MBR, and with one clean, new, formatted partition covering all of the drive space, you won't have any problem with the install of Windows 7.

You'll need to do Windows updates after finishing the install. So here's what I would suggest you do:

1. After getting Windows 7 completely installed and running, do a backup to an external drive.
2. Install all Windows 7 updates. It may take a long time, and a lot of reboots to do all of them. You should first install Service Pack 1, and then "Service Pack 2" (It isn't called Service Pack 2, but that's what it is.)
Microsoft releases €˜service pack 2€™ for Windows 7 | Network World
Then keep installing updates till they are all installed.
3. You should then do another backup to an external drive.

There is some debate on whether you should do totally automatic updates, or if you should manually decide which ones to install. I have Windows 7 set to download all updates, but then let me decide which ones to install. I always install all of them unless I have heard of a problem with one of them. And I do a backup about once a month, so that I can recover if an update causes an issue. As a home user, you likely won't have any problem caused by an update, although it is possible.

Also, install the "important" updates, but not the "optional" updates. The only reason you should ever install an "optional" update is if you have no other choice. An example of this would be if you can't get your onboard Ethernet working, after trying EVERYTHING. You may find an Ethernet driver in the optional updates which will fix the problem.
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23 Sep 2017   #13

Windows 10 Pro 64bit

I thought I was winning but discovered it was running Windows off the usb stick and did not actually install it to the HDD so checked my computer and the HDD was not showing but it does show in the bios so creating another usb windows 7 home premium sp1 stick and hope it works this time
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23 Sep 2017   #14

Windows 10 Pro 64bit

I am winning now I think at last, I created a windows 7 usb bootable disc using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool and was now able to select the hdd in the setup process when clicked on custom install

Sorry for all the posts etc. but thank you so much to everyone for all the replies, info and help, really appreciate it
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23 Sep 2017   #15

Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Sorry another update: it rebooted but for some reason it started all again and had to select the language and the install location all again, when I got to the hdd location screen, I could see the first time created 100MB partition and the remaining space on the hdd so deleted the 100mb partition and selected formatted the hdd again and selected that, now it's expanding windows files and is on 40%. I thought normally when it reboots during the install process it should just carry on from where it left off?
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23 Sep 2017   #16

Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Don't understand it, everytime it reboots it goes straight to the install windows screen again and asking me to choose the language again and where I want to install Windows

could that be a sign that the hdd is failing or could it be a bad win 7 iso file I used to create the bootable usb stick thorough the win 7 tool
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23 Sep 2017   #17

Windows 10 Pro 64bit

I did a bit of looking on Google and found a answer that I am going to try now on another forum

The answer the user posted is below so will try it

Gandalf Dec 16, 2009, 3:51 PM
You are installing Windows from a flash drive. When Windows starts to reboot, suggest you remove the flash drive. I thing it's seeing the flash drive and starting the install process from scratch.
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23 Sep 2017   #18

Windows 10 Pro 64bit

UPDATE: It worked taking the USB stick out when windows was about to reboot
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23 Sep 2017   #19

Windows 7 HP 64

You fist have to set BIOS properly
- Disable Secure boot (may be as OS=other and or CSM) and Fast boot.
- To install as UEFI you must boot the Win 7 installation USB flash disk as UEFI. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
To do so, the Win 7 installation USB flash disk has to be created properly. UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
- Go to Install- advanced - delete all partitions - create new. It will create:
- In Legacy - MBR : A MS reserved partition (120M - RAW) and a big NTFS partition.
- In UEFI - GPT : A UEFI partition (100M - Fat32), A MS reserved partition (120M - RAW) and a big NTFS partition.

Install on the NTFS partition.
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