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Stymied trying to install Windows 7...help please?

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#1 saxdragon


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 04:59 PM

I should be able to install Windows 7 onto an unformatted hard disk, correct?  When I try, installation hangs at the welcome window.



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:15 PM


A bit more information would be most helpful. Size of drive? Hardware type - make, model, etc.? What are you using as the install medium?


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#3 czarboom


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:50 AM

You need to format that HD first.

Here is a link to how to do that from Microsoft.

General Info and Requirements for Windows 7 installs, re-installs and others here.

A video on it here.

Building a standard image Win 7 here.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

FWIW:  A valid Windows installl...using Microsoft legal media...formats the hard drive, creates the partition, and then copies files as part of the install process.  There is no need to separately format the hard drive before beginning install effort.


The question:  What media are you using as the source of install effort?



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