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Windows 7: windows 7 professional install problems

03 Jan 2010   #21
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay. Try running setup.exe from the disc, or make a bootable thumb drive from the link I gave you.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan


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03 Jan 2010   #22
thisisboo2000

windows 7 professional
 
 

ok maybe thier is something I don't understand but I am currently running a version of windows 7 ultimate which is not a registered version on a differen't hard drive then I want the new version of windows 7 professional put on so how can I do that when thier is nothing on the new hard drive ???
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03 Jan 2010   #23
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you run the setup.exe file from the DVD (from within Windows), it will ask you where you want to install. Go ahead and tell it to install on the new hard drive.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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03 Jan 2010   #24
gregrocker

 

Have you tried running the Win7 DVD installer from your successful Ultimate installation to install to the other HD?

If so, then boot from the DVD and attempt to install that way, selecting Custom install then using Drive options(advanced) to format first.

Try the easiest way to install the DVD to a flash drive. In Disk Management, format it primary FAT32, and copy over the files from DVD exactly as they appear there. Then attempt to boot the stick by tapping key given for Boot Menu on first bootup screen, look for flash stick under Hard Drives.

If this doesn't work, try this next: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Have you already tried removing all but 2gb of memory? Then swap the memory to try again.

Now test the memory with Windows Memory Diagnostic Test, and test the HD with Seatools.
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04 Jan 2010   #25
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

From the link I gave you ...

Also if you have a Windows 7 DVD this guide will work with it as well.

So you don't need an iso file, the Win 7 DVD will work fine.

I tried WinToFlash last night and it worked as advertised. I was a little concerned as the EULA is in Cyrillic, but they are on the up-and-up, even have a user forum. This is definitely easier than doing the manual steps in the first link I gave you. I'm going to try them next to see how that goes though.

When I try to boot my 4GB USB flash drive after WinToFlash finshed with it, it will not boot, just blinking cursor at top left of screen. I don't know if that's a problem with the way WinToFlash setup the flash drive or if my computer (Dell Precision 370) doesn't like booting from a flash drive. Also, I have a 4 port, unpowered USB 2.0 hub that I'm plugging into, so I'll try plugging in one of the ports on the back of the computer (no front USB ports) and see if that works any better.

I'll post back here with results.
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04 Jan 2010   #26
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Setup my USB flash drive using the manual steps from the link I posted and it works great, so WinToFlash does not seem to create a usable flash drive, at least for me.
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04 Jan 2010   #27
thisisboo2000

windows 7 professional
 
 

Ok I am really confused as to why a brand new copy of windows 7 Professionl will not install on my computer ???? its a brand new hard drive, now can someone please tell me is it just my processor that has to be compatible or my motherboard as well because I was told as long as the processor is 64 bit compatible then I should be fine ??? The other question I have is what happens if I try to install a 32 bit on my computer if its 64 bit compatible will it still run ok or will thier be problems because I am yet to hear of anyone having any problems with the 32 bit windows 7 professional.
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04 Jan 2010   #28
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Setup my USB flash drive using the manual steps from the link I posted and it works great, so WinToFlash does not seem to create a usable flash drive, at least for me.
Glad to know copying the files into a primary formatted FAT32 stick works for someone else, since it has worked for me from the start. Others: not so much.

I have a 16gb Kingston stick I keep all my apps on which will still boot my Win7 files. I just spill them out of their folder into the root as originally copied and it boots almost any computer, listed under HD's.
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04 Jan 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thisisboo2000 View Post
Ok I am really confused as to why a brand new copy of windows 7 Professionl will not install on my computer ???? its a brand new hard drive, now can someone please tell me is it just my processor that has to be compatible or my motherboard as well because I was told as long as the processor is 64 bit compatible then I should be fine ??? The other question I have is what happens if I try to install a 32 bit on my computer if its 64 bit compatible will it still run ok or will thier be problems because I am yet to hear of anyone having any problems with the 32 bit windows 7 professional.
That's what we're here to try to help you with.

You didn't reply to suggestion to try install from Vista.

Try running the installer from the desktop, select Custom install, then point installer at new HD to create New partition and format.

If prompted otherwise, new HD may need formatting from Vista Disk Mgmt.
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04 Jan 2010   #30
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi thisisboo,

Not sure where you are up to with this.

Assuming you have some form of Vista/7 installed on the pc already, make sure the new HD is initialized to mbr and create a partition to install your Pro on.

Extract the install .wim from the .iso onto C , so the path is C:\install.wim.

( Use an Isohandler - the free versions of Ultraiso or PowerIso will do- you need to give it run as admin rights - rt click the poweriso.exe, or shortcut, Properties>Compatibility>Tick run as admin , Apply, OK.)

Then extract the install.wim itself using imagex.zip .Unzip it and copy imagex.exe into C:\Windows\ System32.

Open an elevated command and type: ( replace z with the letter of the partition you just made to install 7 on )

imagex /apply c:\sources\install.wim 3 z:\

press enter

Should take a few mins.

Then type:

z:\windows\system32\bcdboot z:\windows

then press enter.

Mark z active.

Make sure z HD is first in bios boot order. Restart.


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