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Windows 7: Can't install win7 Ultimate

07 Nov 2018   #1
Billcu

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Can't install win7 Ultimate

I am having all kind of trouble reinstalling windows 7 ultimate. About once a month or so I format and reinstall windows 7. It's a way of making sure things don't get cluttered and it's a fresh install. This time when I loaded ultimate and tried to reinstall, I get this IRQL not less than or equal too error. My linux installs fine. Windows 10 doesn't install either. The splash screen will not even come on. What's wrong here?


There's no software diagnostic problem because there's no software. It's a clear partition. With NTFS pressent.


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07 Nov 2018   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You don't need to reinstall every month.
After a fresh install with all updates I make a disk image. Every two years I recover the image and reinstall the software.

Can you explain, IN DETAILS, the problem you're facing?
Do you delete all partitions then create a new one?
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07 Nov 2018   #3
Billcu

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

IRQL a well know BSOD code. Could be drivers, memory sticks, BCD problem. There is no OS on my HD. So there's nothing wrong with a file AFAIK. lol. Linux runs fine. Win 10 won't install, safe mode is inaccessible and all other options. So this isn't just a disk problem. IDK what to do. The recovery disk graphic started to come up and all went to blue screen and there was something about "memory management". Then back to the IRQL error. Memory sticks are in the motherboard as they should be. This one has me stumped.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Billcu

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well I remove one memory stick and nothing changed. I tried another and that fixed the problem. The stick seemed all the way in. I know they can be hard sometimes to get all the way into the RAM slots.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Billcu,

I am glad that your issue is resolved, and thank you for sharing the solution, it will help other people visiting this thread that have the same problem/question.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Billcu View Post
About once a month or so I format and reinstall windows 7. It's a way of making sure things don't get cluttered and it's a fresh install.
You don't need to do this every month or so in the way that you are doing it. I know that it is a way of making sure that things don't get cluttered, but it is very time consuming on your part.

If you want to continue doing this once a month or so, there is a far easier and quicker way to achieve this.

[1] Clean install Win 7.
[2] Update the OS using the DISM++ WU method.
[3] Create a system image.

Then all you have to do each month is to restore the system image and you are back to exactly the same state you were after completing [2] above. The system image restore will take about 15-20 minutes [depending on your system specifications], a lot less time than it takes you now.

If you would like further information on how to do this then please let us know and we will post the procedure. It is pretty straight forward.

I hope this helps!
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Billcu

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

DISM++ WU What is that? system image. I think I know what that one is.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Billcu,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Billcu View Post
DISM++ WU What is that? system image. I think I know what that one is.
WU is Windows Update.

DISM++ - Basic Overview

DISM++ is a FREE implementation tool that has the ability to perform Windows Updates [WU]. Some of the advantages [but not all] are:

[1] The GUI is very easy to understand and use.
[2] It is much faster than M$’s WU because it uses a different engine.
[3] It downloads the latest WU DB from the M$ servers, scans your OS, and then lists the updates available.
[4] It doesn’t install superseded updates like M$ does.
[5] It gives you the option of what you want to install.
[6] The pre-ticked updates are what is recommended and are similar to the WU critical and recommended updates. The un-ticked updates are similar to the WU optional updates.

[7] It warns you if an update:
  • Includes telemetry.
  • Has known issues with certain hardware.
  • Needs exclusive access.
  • Is suspect.
  • Your OS doesn't need it.
  • Has any other known issues.
[8] It doesn’t require re-booting between updates.
[9] It can be used to either update an install.wim image OFFLINE, or to update the LIVE OS.

I hope this helps!
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