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Windows 7: need help installing windows

15 Feb 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


Yes, that assures the ISO is bootable, but does not assure its overall integrity as checking it's HASH does.

You need to start by clicking Verify Disk after opening the program, then load the ISO to verify bootable, then the DVD to run the Verify scan. This checks the DVD against the ISO.

Once the ISO HASH is confirmed, ISO bootability is confirmed, then DVD burn is confirmed, you know it is not one of those.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #12


i have done that i assume that if the iso on the disk is not write as the one on my hard drive it would tell me? am i correct?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP


Imgburn checks the bootability of the ISO and the accuracy of the DVD burn.

You need to HASHcheck the ISO to be sure it is correct in the first place. It might have been a corrupt download.
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15 Feb 2010   #14


i have downloaded the iso file three times from various sources and webites (legally) and i have tried different types of disks different brands and types i am at my witts end with this i think i checked the hash but i was not sure if i was doing right though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

you could try to install from a flash drive instead of DVD media
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Feb 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Verify the DVD against ISO using ImgBurn:

Load ISO using file icon, make sure it says Bootable in text at left. Then insert DVD to Verify it against ISO.

If necessary, burn at 4x using ImgBurn with Verify ticked - it never fails.

Next check the official HASH of your version ISO against the one for your download using HashTab.

Next try installing using a bootable flashstick: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create It may show up in one-time Boot menu as a hard drive.

Did anything major change with your hardware or settings since you installed 64 bit?
Flash stick install was the next item in the list I posted up a half day ago and have re-posted twice now.

Is there some reason why you cannot work through the steps given?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #17


i have a flash drive that is 4gb but it has stuff on it which i can move to my external does it wreck the flash drive or can i remove it after or do i have to go out and buy another 4gb flash drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #18

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

You can move your stuff to the Ext HD, temporarily. Then when done with using the fash drive as the win7 install media, you can re-format the flash drive back to a regular flash drive & move
your stuff back on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

To the OP....

Why do you feel you need to downgrade from 64 bit to 32 bit? If you have 3 GB of memory and 64 bit processor, you SHOULD be using the 64 bit version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #20


i guess but with a intel celeron proccessor with an 80 gb hard drive i thought it would be better to use 32 bit? i hve read that with my laptop it can only take 2gb ram but it took 3gb. so which is better to use 32 bit or 64 bit?
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