New pc build. Win 7 64 home not installing.

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    win 7 64 home

    New pc build. Win 7 64 home not installing.

    I built a PC about 5 years ago, and still have the Win 7/64 Home edition that I bought for the operating system. However, when I put the dvd into the drive, it will try to install [small white bar at bottom of black screen], then when it loads up the Windows logo it freezes.

    In bios I've disabled "fast boot", and "secure boot" as I've read where these cause problems.

    I've also made a boot USB to go with the disc [also made the usb boot the priority in the bios].

    Here is the link to the usb boot setup I copied.
    How To Install Windows 7 From a bootable USB Drive - Cesar de la Torre

    I really don't want to install win10 as I have it on my laptop, and I really hate it compared to win7.

    Here is the specs on my new pc build.

    Motherboard: ASROCK H670M PRO RS Socket LGA1700/ Intel H670/ DDR4/ SATA3&USB3.2/ M.2/ Micro ATX Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Core i5 Core 12400F Desktop Processor 18M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz
    Ram: Patriot Viper Steel DDR4 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3200MHz Kit - PVS432G320C6K
    Power: Cooler Master Watt 650 Watt Semifanless Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze
    gpu: PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Graphics Card with 12GB GDDR6 Memory
    Internal memory: WD_BLACK 1TB SN770 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD Solid State Drive
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    600 series motherboard and 12th gen intel cpu.

    It is possible for experienced enthusiasts to install win7 with some difficulty and modified drivers.

    Windows 7 on the Intel Alder Lake/Z690 platform - Page 2 - Windows 7 - MSFN

    I am looking for B660 chipset driver for WIN7 - Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008 - Win-Raid Forum

    If you want some reasonably recent hardware to run win7, something like a 300 series motherboard and 8/9 gen intel can be done quite easily.

    You might be able to at least get it to install on an h670 using
    Update your Win 7 installation media
    and you would need win7 drivers for your graphics card - which you could try pre integrating by putting the extracted drivers in the
    Drivers\Installx64 folder before running the updater.

    Then I would suggest using win10/11 bootable media and apply the win7 image from the win7 install.wim that you have just updated to the disk with winntsetup.


    New pc build. Win 7 64 home not installing.-winntsetup-530.jpg

    boot up win10/11 media , from there start up winntsetup:

    browse to the installation files - which is the updated win7 install.wim ( put it on a usb stick or anything else that you can have attached to the machine so you can get at it ).

    *where it says Options, select the edition you have updated*

    then browse to the partition ( installation drive ) you want to apply the image onto.

    then click setup and ok the next window.

    If you havent already, the target disk needs to be intilaised partitioned first. You could use diskpart commands if you know what you are doing, otherwise bootice is easy

    click the little blue window at top rt, then select bootice

    New pc build. Win 7 64 home not installing.-winntsetup-530-bootice.jpg
    Last edited by SIW2; 08 Dec 2022 at 23:17.
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    Thanks for all of the info, but it looks to be over my head.

    I don't understand where these files go, and I'm also afraid of damaging the current setup from which I'm using now [which is a PC build from five years ago, running win7].
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