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    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

    How to Access Device Manager During Installation of Windows 7
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    How to Access Device Manager During Installation of Windows 7


       Information
    This tutorial can be used to disable problem devices during install of Windows 7. This can solve some problems including hanging and crashing during installation.

    For this tutorial I have selected to do a 'Custom (Advanced)' install on a newly created un-active partition.




    Here's How:

    1, Boot normally with the Windows 7 DVD in your CD/DVD drive. When prompted to 'Press any key to boot from CD DVD....' just press any key.



    NOTE: You only have 8 seconds to take action


    2, Select your regional settings & click 'Next' to continue
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-1-main-menu-.png
    3, Click 'Install Now'
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-2-install-.png
    4, Click to accept the terms of the licence agreement then click 'Next'
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-3-licence-agreement-.png
    5, Select the type of install and click 'Next'
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-4-custom-install-.png
    6, Click 'Drive options'
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-5-drive-options-.png
    7, Click 'New'
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-6-new-partition-.png
    and enter partition size then click 'Apply'



    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-6.1-new-partition-size-.png

    8, Click 'Next' to start the copying process of the installation
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-7-next-.png
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-8-install-.png
    9, Install will restart after the copying process has finished.


    Now for Safe Mode:
    1, Before bootup, press F8 to enter the boot menu
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-1a-safe-mode-.png
    2, Select 'Safe Mode' and the boot process will begin
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-2a-safe-mode-booting-.png
    3, Once booted you will be presented with the following warning
    NOTE: Do not click 'OK' or press Space/Enter
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-3a-safe-mode-warning-.png
    4, Press SHIFT+F10 to open the Command Prompt
    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-4a-safe-mode-command-prompt-.png
    5, Type compmgmtlauncher into Command Prompt and press 'Enter'
    NOTE: It can take a few seconds to display Computer Management

    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-5a-safe-mode-computer-management-.png


    6, Click on 'Device Manager'

    Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation-install-7-step-6a-safe-mode-device-manager-.png





    You can now disable (not uninstall) any device that you believe is causing the failure to boot
       Information
    E.G. If your GFX card is whats causing the issue then you can disable it, causing Windows to use the default 'Standard VGA Adapter'. Once you have booted to your desktop you can download & install the latest drivers



  1. Posts : 5,807
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
       #1

    I abosultely did not know about the Device Manager in windows installation...kudos to you Orbital, this can solve alot of installation issues.
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  2. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #2

    Awesome.
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  3. Posts : 6,305
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks guys
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  4. Posts : 682
    Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
       #4

    Nice tutorial mate...
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 7 build 7600
       #5

    This is truly useful, hats off to you!
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  6. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #6

    Thanks Orbital. Nice job.
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  7. Posts : 6,305
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    septprince said:
    Nice tutorial mate...
    AlexGP said:
    This is truly useful, hats off to you!
    garysgold said:
    Thanks Orbital. Nice job.
    Thanks glad to help
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  8. Posts : 71
    Windows 7 ultimate RTM x64
       #8

    woah cool info man
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  9. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
       #9

    I never knew about this.

    That's way
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