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Windows 7: Can't install windows 7 ultimate.

24 Jan 2010   #1
stevo699

Windows XP
 
 
Can't install windows 7 ultimate.

Hello! I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on my computer. Unfortunately, this just isn't happening. I put the disk in my computer and select Boot from Disk in my BIOS menu. To put it short, it takes me roughly half an hour to get to the Destination Drive screen. I chose to install it to my empty, formatted 80gb hdd. It's formatted to NTFS. I click "Next" and it brings me to the installation screen. This is where i get stuck. It says Copying Windows Files (0%).... And it Doesn't pass 0%. I don't get any error messages or anything. and i am able to cancel it so my computer doesn't freeze. So, i ran the installation on a friends computer to see if i got a dodgy disk. I booted from the disk, it prepared for install, only it took about 1 minute to get to the Destination Drive screen. Any i was only using a crappy 40gb hdd to test it, and the Copying Windows files moved from (0%) to (1%) in about 1 minute. Then it started to go faster. Unfortunately the hdd is IDE and mine is Sata. It's really frustrating and i just want windows 7! Please help


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24 Jan 2010   #2
stevo699

Windows XP
 
 

Oh my system specs are:

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+ 2.20GHz
3 Gig Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 Series Graphics Card
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24 Jan 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome stevo669,

Do you have more than one monitor connected ? any un-needed USB devices during the install process? Please check out our Questions for install.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Some users have had 20 to 90 minutes for copying files, just depends on the computer.

We will all try to help you with this.


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24 Jan 2010   #4
stevo699

Windows XP
 
 

Hello. My only USB devices i leave connected are my Keyboard and Mouse. I left the installation for 10 Hours (while i slept) And it didn't move.
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24 Jan 2010   #5
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevo699 View Post
Hello! I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on my computer. Unfortunately, this just isn't happening. I put the disk in my computer and select Boot from Disk in my BIOS menu. To put it short, it takes me roughly half an hour to get to the Destination Drive screen.
this sounds like your DVD drive isn't reading the install disk very well

is the DVD rom old , what's the make and model ?
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24 Jan 2010   #6
stevo699

Windows XP
 
 

Um i have 2 and i've tried it in both, ive tried unplugging one and such. I'm not sure there makes and models but there no more then 5 years old.
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24 Jan 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Tell us more about your DVD drive, Make & Model. Also about your 3gb Ram, how many sticks, the size & speed of each stick.


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24 Jan 2010   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) What was the OS on HD before tring to install Win 7?

2) Try with with 2g Ram.

3) Take a look at these:

https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html


Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7
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24 Jan 2010   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is the Win7 Ultimate DVD a purchased MS DVD or was it a downloaded version that you had to burn to DVD ?


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24 Jan 2010   #10
stevo699

Windows XP
 
 

I have a 2 Gig Stick of Ram and a 1 Gig Stick. I'm not sure there speed. And i had Win XP before i tried to install W7. I've tried with 2 gb and 1 gb and it didnt change.

My dvd drives are,

LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-5232K

PIONEERDVD-RW DVR-111D
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