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Cannot install Windows 7 Beta


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#1 elmongo2

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:35 PM

All right I've tried every trick in the book on installing this thing on both my PC AND my laptop and come to the same dead-end.

I've tried burning it and installing it from scratch on a blank, formatted partition on my hard drives. Each time I get an error code "0x80070015". Sometimes it will make it to 63% of "expanding files", sometimes it won't even make it past 0%.

I also tried just upgrading both computers to Windows 7 from Vista by using a "virtual disk drive". It completes installation, then it boots to a blank screen until I eventually get a bright blue screen with a message in small white letters telling me that the upgrade wasn't successful and the computer was gonna revert back to the previous Windows. Seems that nobody can tell me what's wrong and I've pretty much written this off as yet another useless piece of crap that Microsoft has put out that doesn't work right. XP NEVER used to give me problems when installing from scratch or upgrading to it. :huh:
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:18 AM

Try checking the setup log files for Windows 7. They're basically in the same place as the Vista setup logfiles. Here's a link to the Vista locations: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927521
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:48 AM

All right I'm back. I FINALLY cooled down after saying "The hell with it!" and left it alone. This morning I downloaded a new Windows 7 beta file, used IMG Burn and set the burn speed at "1x". That did the trick and my Windows 7 is now installing on my laptop. Appearantly if you set the burn speed on your DVD burner too high it can overlook certain files when burning them onto a disc (?)
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 05:13 PM

All right I'm back. I FINALLY cooled down after saying "The hell with it!" and left it alone. This morning I downloaded a new Windows 7 beta file, used IMG Burn and set the burn speed at "1x". That did the trick and my Windows 7 is now installing on my laptop. Appearantly if you set the burn speed on your DVD burner too high it can overlook certain files when burning them onto a disc (?)

More likely a dodgy dvd, you can get them occasionally in the best of brands, I used Ritek at 8x without a problem.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 04:16 PM

Anything important should be burned at 1x.
If you purchased Gold Archive quality DVD's they only burn at 1x which tells you how important it is.
A few pixels missing in your 12mb image don't really matter but it can be catastrophic for an executable.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

I have had the same install problems with Windows 7 from XP Pro 32. Have tried from USB drive, USB Flash, DVD and virtual drives. Still getting the same "missing" files message. Will try to burn new DVD at slow speed to see what happens, then get back to post results. Later.




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