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  1. Posts : 50,642
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       #400

    Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

    Post back the point of failure and exact error text.

    I/O error sounds like a HD problem but you haven't given enough information yet to say for sure.
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    Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
       #401

    Greg - there's NO mention of adding an AV anywhere? Surely installing one should come as a high priority?
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       #402

    NoelDP said:
    Greg - there's NO mention of adding an AV anywhere? Surely installing one should come as a high priority?
    Have a look at the bottom of step 7 Noel, there's mentions of it there.
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    Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
       #403

    True - I missed that (and I suspect that most readers will as well)
    AV should be the FIRST thing installed after Windows - I prefer to do it even before (or while) doing the updates, to ensure that it gets a chance to bed in properly before the computer has to face anything external. you can download the installer stub for MSE and put it on a USB stick for installation immediately after Windows Install has finished and update it then without having to go on the internet via a browser.
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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #404

    Yes I know and we could go on adding stuff to be done but one I always do is a registry backup and repair disk straight after installing as well. But that is me being a tad OCD
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    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #405

    I have a basic way of doing things. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    1. Clean Install Windows 7.
    Note: I usually activate at this time but it can be done later. Last time I installed W-7 it would not update to I.E. 11 until I activated.
    2. Install Updates for Windows 7
    3. Install MSE and update
    4. Install Malwarebytes and update
    5. Check Device Manager for any other drivers that may be needed. Seldom find one that is needed.
    6. Run Disk Clean Extended
    7. If it's a hard drive Defrag. Do not defrag a SSD.
    8. If one desires a back up do it now.
    9. Then add to your system your other desired programs 1 at a time and test.
    10. After doing all the downloading of desired programs do many scans with security programs and if everything is clean do another backup.

    Okay I'm wearing my cup so if need be kick me so I can correct my method.
    Last edited by Layback Bear; 02 Nov 2014 at 04:54. Reason: added info
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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #406

    Am not being picky Jack but point 7 maybe it should read
    If hard drive is NOT a SSD then defrag.

    the rest is fine by me:)
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    Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
       #407

    Looks OK to me, Jack
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    Thread Starter
       #408

    Thanks, Noel. I created a new Step for Getting online to run all Windows Updates and moved AV install step to the first thing after getting online.

    Any other suggestions?
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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #409

    Still reckon mention should be made differentiating SSD's and the spinning platter tech stuff but that is just me.
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