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Windows 7 Ultimate installation stuck on 'finalizing your settings

Q: Windows 7 Ultimate installation stuck on 'finalizing your settings

Hi Team,

I am trying install windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on dell vostro laptop.. finally it got stuck in "Windows is finalizing your setting".
i have restarted the system couple of times but still its coming to the same windows appearing same windows and same message.. please help on the issue... please find the attached image...

Thanks & Regards
Naresh R
Reach me @ +91-9884747784

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Hi Guys, It's me again. I've reinstalled Windows on my netbook, and reached the final stage, so I've waited for the "Finalizing your Settings" to complete and I've run it overnight and even let it run whole day. And when I finally arrived from school it is still "Finalizing Your Settings". What should I do?

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I have a Acer Aspire 5810 trying to start over fresh and when downloading it is stuck on finalizing your settings window and the bar is flashing by.

Acer Aspire 5810
upgraded memory from 3gb to 8gb
288 hd

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strange problem.
i've installed win 7 RTM X64
and when i get to Finalizing installation it get stuck for five minutes
and then the screen goes black and i can see the cursor and move it.
after five more minutes of nothing happening i get "preparing your desktop"
and then the screen fades out and stuck.

the disc is ok i've installed this on 10 computers perfectly.
also tried installing from DOK.

MB: asus m2r32-mvp, radeon hd 4870, amd athlon x2 5600 dual core and 4gb installed.
googled it and found no solution. please help!

A:stuck on finalizing installation

Have you tried booting into safe mode or a start up repair?

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Yo! I'm writing this before having to do a complete wipeout of my system

Lenovo Y510p
Hybrid HDD (Seagate) 1TB
m.2 SSD (Trascend) 256GB.

Story so far (Jump this in case you don't want to know the background):

So, since build 9841 I've been using Windows 10 Insider Preview (IP) as my mainly driver. Until the recent redstone builds, Visual Studio has been plagued with problems (From Windows Universal Apps Development to ASP.NET) . I've installed Windows 10 IP in the SSD and have been using it very happily since I've had no major issues, until the ones I've outlined before.

In my Hybrid HDD I had Windows 10 RTM (10586) installed and didn't use it for a quite while (3 months). When these problems rose, I decided to start using that partition again, but out of the blue it decided to start giving me some serious problems: mostly, the whole XAML interface (Start, Volumen, Sound, Battery, etc.) didn't show up. After trying some fixes (From reinstalling Windows Apps to Creating a separate user), I decide to refresh the bits. Unfortunately, even after refreshing my machine didn't fix the XAML interface problems and even worse: I got no possibility to run Universal Apps.

I went and ran some hard disk checkups, from both: the Lenovo Utility and CheckDisk and none threw an error.

The actual problem:
Yesterday (Feb. 4) I decide to clean install Windows 10 Build 10586 64-bit in the Hybrid HDD partition (without deleting the OEM reserved spaces) and I'm stuck now on Finalizi... Read more

A:Windows 10 B. 10586 Stuck on "Finalizing Your Settings"

Well then. It's not that I wanted to do that... I ended up wiping both Windows Installations. I'm back on RTM. What I can guess is that the OEM reserved partition got corrupted somehow and broke the Other OS.

Anyways, will install Insider Preview when things are going better.

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Hello everyone,

I recently bought a new Asus Notebook G56JR and installed Windows 7 on it. Didn't seem to have any problems. Today, all of a sudden, when I turned it on, it said that Windows failed to start and that I should go into recovery mode. And after this, the recovery loop occurred. It was telling me that the errors were fixed, but the next time I was starting it, I had to go through the same process. Finally, I decided to re-install the Windows cleanly.
The process went fine, but now it has been stuck at "Windows is finalizing your settings" for several hours. Tried to restart the laptop and reboot, but it just skips ahead to resuming the installation. I can't acces the BIOS either, I've tried every key several times. Maybe there's a fix to with the cmd.exe (Shift+F10), but after "tasklist /v |more" there's a really long list and I don't know what to "kill". I'm out of ideas, I don't know what to do anymore since I can't do anything on the laptop besides waiting...
I should also mention that I'm using a USB port to boot the installation from. Before I decided to re-install the windows, I was able to access the BIOS and I set it to boot from it first at start-up. I assume it is still set that way.
Is there another way to install it cleanly? Could this happen because the windows files are corrupted?

Edit: I was thinking of buying a Windows 8 OS, but how do I know it won't behave the same as now and skip to the finalizing part ... Read more

A:Stuck at "Windows is finalizing your settings" after re-installing

Did you delete all partitions during the Clean Install Windows 7 using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7 and 8? Try again and this time wipe the hard drive first with Diskpart Clean Command from the disk's System Recovery Options Command Line

Other tips and tricks here to get and keep a perfect install, even for retail: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Microsoft Office 2016 won't finish installing, it has been stuck on "finalizing installation. This may take a few minutes" for over a half an hour now. the progress bar is about three quarters full and has been for more than a half an hour. I googled the problem but only junk results came up. I googled the message again in quotes but only results pertaining to Office XP and Windows XP showed up, way too old and outdated to be of any relevance now days.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?

This is an ASUS T100TA Windows tablet

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Hello, I know this issue has been posted before but none of the solutions are working for me (that or I'm doing it wrong).

I'm building a new system using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (bought from my university's bookstore, not a burned .iso). At first, my computer powered off while I was installing Windows 7 on a fresh HDD (about 75% of the way through Step 2). Now I've gotten as far as installing Windows 7 and reaching the "Starting up Windows for the first time" screen, at which point my computer began freezing.

I read into the issue on these forums and saw that clearing the CMOS, changing the BIOS settings (specifically, changing the USB storage setting to "disabled"), removing USB devices during start-up, and swapping out an ATI graphics card had helped people. I've cleared the CMOS, bought a new Nvidia card with the intention of using it long enough to finish the install and then returning it, altered the BIOS settings, removing my USB mouse during startup, etc. None of these have worked for me, and now the computer is powering off entirely rather than just freezing. I've also tried the Windows 7 Startup repair utility to no avail--it claimed it found something, but when it rebooted I continued to have the same issue.

I have not tried updating the BIOS because my motherboard manual says I have to do that after the OS is installed (quite frankly, I don't know for sure how to do it before the OS is completely installed, either).

I thi... Read more

A:PC shuts off while finalizing Windows 7 Installation

I thought through the installation process of windows the computer turns on and off by itself so it can make the changes, and configure/install quicker.

Correct me if i am wrong please.


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Ahh, I just recently purchased Ultimate (the real deal) and it's stuck at one point of the installation. It says: "Setup cannot find Ultimater.WW\UltimaterWW.msi. Browse to a valid installation source, and then click OK". I located the folder Ultimater.WW, but it isn't working, instead it says "Invalid location", plus I checked the folder and I found UltimaterWW (Windows Installer Package) Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm currently in the installation process, but it's not moving any where because of this damn error.
Like I said, any help would be great.. Thanks!

*Edit: didn't realize the business application section, so feel free to move this to there*

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Hi all! I stuck with an anoying problem and perhaps there is a solution or an other way to do it.
The situation is as follows:
i deploy windows 10 IoT from MDT server on s physical maschine. as next step i run a batch file which configurates the system and the new users.
i set custom mousecursers, custom coler schemes, etc.

the problem now is, if i perform a first login to the new users after, the screen `finalizing your settings` appears, and windows sets the properties default again!
the question is, is there a way to perform a first login automatically out of the batch file which does finalizing the settings, before i customize the cursors and colors, for example by powershell?

if anybody have an idea, i would be glad to know!
greets, Philae

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Hello everyone, when I try to install something, I had a problem with a driver that say it will install it, after I saw "Finalizing Installation", and when it is ready and I click it nothing happen, help?

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Ok heres my situation. I have a e9120 HP Pavillion elite or rather its my dads. I wanted to upgrade to win 7 from vista and decided to do a clean install. I pop in the cd and delete all the partitions and then create a new one and select it as the installation source. It goes through the whole loading files and installing then it says set up needs to reboot to continue installation. It restarts and loads some files, then i see the windows logo, after that the screen turns black. I can see the mouse curser and move it but it stays at that black screen. Note this isnt the curser at post. I have done the installation 3 times and the same result it stays at that black screen. This is odd considering its never happened to me and I have done a lot of installations. Tried to get an answer at the hp site but so far nothing came here seeing as las ttime I posted here I got great help on my build that was having issues. I hope someone can help me. One more thing i did run the win set up and selected repair and it ran a test it detected nothing wrong and said boot succesful and no errors detected to fix. I am able to see the Windows will now guide you through first start up, but only if i run the pc in safe mode though it makes me restart seeing how it wont complete or it doesnt allow it to run in safe mode.

A:Issue finalizing Win 7 Installation

May We get the system specs of the e9120 HP Pavillion.. well I should say.. have you done any upgrades to this computer.

2nd.. I see that you have specs in the "My System Specs" page... are those system specs pertaining to this particular computer or are they two completely different computers.

Once we know the specs you have.. it will clear up some things

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So my motherboard fried and i had to get a new one and when my board failed it crashed my hard drive. After I installed my new mobo, it was bsod looping on startup and wouldn't repair so I tried reinstalling 7 as it was my current os and it wouldnt work as it is an upgrade cd. I tried installing vista which came with my pc and it gets stuck at 0%. I then put xp on and upgraded to vista from xp. Now i have a working vista ultimate 32 bit os but it wont upgrade to 7 and yes it is compatible as I had it before my hard drive crash. It goes up to copying files at 35% and freezes for a while until I get an error code: 0x80070017 Please help!!! Thanks!

P.S. I bought my windows 7 cd not downloaded it.

A:Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit upgrade from vista ultimate gets stuck on 35%

Bump :( I really need help plz!

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I have a classroom of 25 Win 7 x64 clients and they all seem to hang on "Applying Software Installation Settings". 

The DC is read only and running Server 2012 R2. 
I have an issue when I apply new groups to the PC it causes them to get stuck in "Applying Software Installation Settings".  Once the applications get installed the PC's are able to boot successfully. 

There is one Application (Adobe Muse) if added to the clients all the PC's will not boot successfully and hang on the "Applying Software Installation Settings".  When using the command gpupdate /force on any
PC it takes around 15 - 20 minutes to complete.  I did check event logs to find that adobe muse was causing this issue.
When shutting down at times the PC's can hang on "Shutting Down Group Policy Service". 
Any help with this would be appreciated and thank you in advance.

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It won't install! It's stuck at "Expanding Windows Files 92%". Why?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Install stuck at 92%

See this: Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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Hi, I am doing an upgrade of WIn7 to Win7, to hopefully fix BSOD.  I have had the install hang a couple of times for a very long time, and I just want to report to other users having the same problem to WAIT! maybe even an hour. Twice it hung; at Expanding
Windows Files, and then again during the final Transfer of files, settings, etc.

I came to this forum hoping to find my answer, but I felt best to wait and it worked fine, just took a while. 

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Ok so today o decided to uninstall alienware my colors or something like that. Downloaded it from dell website. Its for windows 7 the name of was breed. So after i uninstalled it my icons arrows were gone it was the app icon and the arrow that goes with it was like a page and two blue dots. I couldnt acess any folders.no control panel. It was all blabk. Desktop appeard fine except for the arrows were missing on tje icons. It asked me to restart so i did.it went pass the windows logo loading screen. Then came the welcome screen.it prompted please wait with the circle. Problem was after that. No login or anything. No password on my account so it should have loged in. It doesnt hang or anything. It just stays on that screen. Only options i have it restart sleep and shutdown aling with that button for speech keyboard and someother things. I tried safe mode no luck same thing doesnt log in. Tried restore to previous known state. Nothing. I cant acess repair option as i have no windows 7 64-bit cd. Only 32-bit cd. Also it doesnt show my account.

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A:windows 7 ultimate 64-bit stuck at login (problem)

If you are able to boot the system far enough to get into the BIOS, you can try a Factory Restore and which will be under the "Repair your Computer" (or similarly worded) option. Be warned however that you will lose all programs and personal files as this reformats the HDD and reinstalls the OS, so your system will be exactly how it was when you first got it. A Factory Restore is the OEM system's equivalent to a Clean Install off of a retail OS disk. Also, I am fairly certain at this point that the Factory Restore will be your only option seeing as you can't get into the actual OS and have no recovery disks, and that is providing if you can access the BIOS at all and also whether or not whatever happened hasn't affected the OEM recovery partition on your primary hard drive. And if that's the case, you will have to contact Dell and have them send you a recovery disk of the OS and Drivers to do it that way (and they will most likely charge you for them).

So, look up Dell's special keys to get into the BIOS and when it prompts you to hit those keys, do it and then navigate through the BIOS until you find the "Repair your Computer" (or similarly worded option), then chose the one that says "Factory Restore" (or similar option) and let it do it's thing. Odds are this will do the trick for you.

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Ok , I have just bought a new PC 5 hours ago .. I have bought everything GPU/CPU/MOBO/RAM/PSU/CASE .. only thing i did not buy was a HDD and DVD-Rom.. Because i own both and both are only 4 months old.. So i have put the new Parts together.. Then went to old PC , Formatted C drive.. Then added HDD and DVD=ROM from old PC to New one .. Booted and everything was fine except ofc no windows so gave the boot.msgr is missing thingy .. So i put in my Windows DVD .. Set it to boot from DVD .. It boots .. Goes through the "Loading Files" Then it shows me the Windows logo and stays there for a small while.. Then it suddenly turns black with a small gray bar at the bottom... and thats it .. it stays there forever and after some mins i can even here the DVD stops running.. I have uploaded a PIC to help u understand.. Also i tried installing from USB flash drive and same problem.. Help?

Here is the PIC of where i am stuck at *Notice the barely visible gray bar at bottom? :

Here are the parts i bought : http://oi49.tinypic.com/aoar80.jpg (Sorry for it being sideways but not much to be seen anywayz )

XFX Pro 550W
ATI 6850
AMD FX6100
AsRock 970 Extreme 4 Motherboard
Thermaltake Spacecraft VF-I Case.

A:Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit gets stuck after loading files.

Hi hitman47222,

Have you checked all the connections just to make sure everything is okay? Are all the parts brand new with the exception of the hdd?

Maybe try running something like ultimate boot cd to run some diagnostics.

Also how did you format the drive? Did you do a quick format or full? Did you make sure you backed up important files?

Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

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Symptom is always the same: the green bar gets about halfway along, and then it gets stuck. I left it going for 16 hours--nothing.

The one time it's done something different: the first time I tried to install from the download file, it gave me a BSOD (0X0000007a, 0xC0000185, ataport.SYS) but I haven't been able to reproduce that and I'm not sure at what point in the update process it happened.

Installation is only a week old. It's Enterprise, using a volume-license MAK key, and correctly registered.

I have use the SURT, it installed properly, and the CheckSUR log says no errors detected.
sfc / scannow reports no errors.
There are no error codes in Windows Update.
chkdsk reports no errors.

I have tried both the Windows Update installer, and downloading the SP1 pack to install - same result.
I have scanned for viruses and malware and then uninstalled my antivirus (yes, I'm being very paranoid about what sites I go to right now).
I have cleared out the Windows Update cache and re-checked for updates.
I have cleared out temporary files (used CCleaner, did not let it mess with my registry)
I have uninstalled drivers for everything except my NVIDIA graphics card.
I have disabled all non-microsoft services on startup and rebooted.

The CBS folder is 190 gig. It keeps making more and more timestamped CBSPersist.log files that are 15-55Gb each. My CBS.log file alone is 20Gb. I have an install trying to run at the moment, and the CBS.log file grew 2Gb in the ten m... Read more

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Hello Microsoft team, I'm having problems with my Win7 OS
for quite a while.... first it started with wrong permissions,
like links I had on the desktop had "Special" Permissions for my user
that was like just "READ" and for other user named "Trusted Installer" -  "Full Control"
and also there where links where the "SYSTEM" Builtin user had "READ" and "List" only Permissions.
until I found out that lot's of the links where getting Permissions from the "Public" desktop user Folder
and not from my local user desktop folder.
Although I installed all the programs Locally using my local user name.
also that wasn't the end.. there where wrong Permissions in "Program Files" Folder,
and even in "Windows" folder.. there where system files that had wrong permissions
like one example the "SYSTEM" user had only "READ" and not "Full Control"
and my Local Admin had "Special" Permissions, for files like "Wmplayer.exe", "regedit32.exe", "mctadmin.exe".

that's not all the windows update Stopped Updating, I'm like 6 months
with only "SP1", and no updating.
and there are sites that I try to Enter, and there's an Error!
also the TBS(TPM Base Services), and more services are configured wierdly
and TBS and more not working, Here is a litlle example:

Here is a print out of some of the services I... Read more

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I am getting ready to reset my Gateway LT280u Netbook to Factory setting. Does this means when the settings are reset I have to get a new Product Key for Windows Ultimate or can I use the old one?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate vs Factory Settings

Quote: Originally Posted by Solarpowere92

I am getting ready to reset my Gateway LT280u Netbook to Factory setting. Does this means when the settings are reset I have to get a new Product Key for Windows Ultimate or can I use the old one?

If your Gateway came with Windows 7 Ultimate, then it will keep your Windows 7 Ultimate. If it didn't, then you will need to rerun Windwos Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. You can use the same product key that you used before to activate Ultimate.

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I've recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate installed.

The sound setting box from Control Panel seems to open when a system sound is or would normally play.

I have run through the settings several times and managed to reduce the incidence by adding some sounds, yet nothing seems to prevent this window opening from time to time. I have yet to spot a clear pattern beyond that it always happens on start up.

If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Sound Settings

Go to your manufacturers website and see if there are updated audio drivers.

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Attempting to install Windows 7 Ultimate on to a blank hard drive from the reinstallation DVD
Part way through the installation I get the following error message window:
Setup.exe - corrupt file
The file or directory \Boot \Fonts is correct and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

I have run Chkdsk on the destination hard drive and it reports no errors.
Can anyone help me?
Thank you,

A:Installation of windows 7 ultimate

Did that Windows 7 Ultimate reinstallation DVD come with the same computer that the blank hard drive is in?


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As stated in the object everytime Windows gets loaded it always forgets somethings in my wireless LAN connection settings.

Either everything is set with automatic IP address (and I actually use TCP/IPv4 manual IP address + DHCP disabled in the DSL router) and automatic DNS addresses, or (if set on manual as it should be) something is randomly missing (i.e. the Gateway, the DNS address, etc., etc.).

When rebooting I don't have the feeling that a task is force-closed or that something crashed so there should be no accidental loss of data (?).

Oh and I use Kaspersky Pure v2.x + Webroot Spy Sweeper (this one with LAN control disabled).

What on Earth is going on here?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit does not remember my wireless settings

Did your wifi come with it's own software pack?
The easiest fix might be to give it control instead of windows.

barring that you could completely destroy the current wifi network and try creating a new one to see if that solved your problem (name the new connection differently than the old)
Wireless Network - Remove

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Well, hello everyone,

lately, I've formatted my system, and re-installed Windows 7.
I tried to play with the equalizer settings manually, but there was no option to do so. I had Windows 7 Ultimate before formatting, and I was able to change the settings manually, but now it doesn't work. It just has some sound effects (e.g.: pop, rock, club etc..) and that's all I have.

Each reply and a try to help, is very much appreciated.
Once again thanks all.


A:Windows 7 Ultimate, equalizer settings issue.

Does this help. You must switch to "now playing", step 3 here.

How To Change Equalizer on Windows 7

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Hi, I have a problem on hand with Windows 7 Ultimate.
After installing the genuine pack of Windows 7 Ultimate my desktop PC performs very badly after sometime. Though the performance is good initially I find my PC slowing down with slow videos and music, hanging up every now and then. Also the CPU and RAM meter given by Windows 7 ultimate shows RAM usage at 70-80% and processor at 100%. My PC configuration is: Gigabyte 8I945GZME-RH motherboard, 2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D, 16 kilobyte primary memory cache, 2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache, Board: Bus Clock: 200 megahertz, ST380211AS [Hard drive] (79.88 GB, 1016 Megabytes Installed Memory. Any solutions for this?

A:PC hanging up after installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

Have you a TV card or something Windows MPlayer 12 can be offset with this as they take control of videos and this slows media player and somtimes crashes it if you attempt to play video (dvd) above about 3000kbs/sec.

More memory would be a good investment (On a 32 bit OS only 3.4 gb of memory is recognised approximately), you should use the same brand and latency for best results - BUT you will probably have problems getting memory for it now as that system your running is pretty old. I was running W7 ultimate on a laptop with 1024mb of memory but it didnt run too bad, but i found the cpu usage higher - seems to be aero was causing the problem as I returned to xp after a while and the cpu usage was down with media player for example. Your onboard graphics probably has the minimum amount of memory required for aero also. You can disable a lot of features if your not using them in Programs and Features - on the left side Turn Windows features on or off- eg IE8, Media Player, Media Centre, tablet pc, etc. You could also switch off services - download a guide - google or bing for it.
Try turning off aero and UAC might help also, but do so at your own risk with UAC - if you visit unsafe sites its best to leave it on. You could switch to Microsoft security essentials also, as it has less effect on performance than most antivirus malware programs.


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Hello, I'm new here I'm from Philippines, and I'm 19 years old. I just wanna know how to install Windows 7 Ultimate on my External HDD. First, I tried installing it but it prompts a warning message about BIOS or something I can't remember. Can anyone teach me or advice me what to do? My PC's OS now is Windows 7 Home Basic 32-bit, and I have a 2 GB RAM, and I don't have a video card. So, what should I do? I want to install Ultimate on my External HDD if possible. Hoping for your kind advice and teachings.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate installation on LG External HDD~

Win7 cannot be installed to an external HD.

Your best approach if you want to upgrade from Win7 basic is to use Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums which unlocks the few extra expensive features when you insert the Product Key.

But first I'd be sure that you actually need those features because most users don't, and otherwise it's the exact same OS: Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums

Where did you get the Ultimate Product Key? Is it retail or Anytime Upgrade?

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Hello. :)

I formatted my computer yesterday, thinking I'd install Windows 7 Ultimate on it. If I attempt to install the OS via a USB stick, the installation gets stuck at either 65%, 79% or 80%. Furthermore, it takes about 2 hours to get to that point.
So I figured I'd try installing from the DVD. But whenever I boot off the DVD, I get the message "BOOTMGR IS MISSING. PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART".
I also tried formatting the drive via the USB before trying the CD, but it made no difference.
The installation files should be fine, I installed the OS with the same DVD on another computer a few days ago.

All I can find on google regarding "BOOTMGR" is people who are either dual-booting OS', or running with several harddrives. I only have one in my computer. Furthermore, all solutions I could find were for people who already had succesfully installed an OS.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate installation problem(s)

Wipe the hard-drive with Killdisk before attempting another install from the DVD.

Killdisk: http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Burn the ISO to a CD with Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

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Win7 64bit: While I am attempting to install a driver on cd rom, the disc suddenly crashed inside the rom and it also crashed the cd rom, then the OS remains the same so I tried shutting down the PC, but while shutting Down, BSOD suddenly flashed on my screen, I disregarded it, since I think it's because of the CD ROM, but when I removed the CD ROM from the MoBo, while booting, it says, (oh i forgot,) but it says something about BOOT Image corrupted i guess? i tried everything but I ended up re installing the OS, but i have to save very important files since it was saved on Desktop i forgot to back it up, so what i did is I re installed by NOT formatting the drive, it went well, BUT my PC became Extremeeeeely slow, it's like im working on pentium 1, because i was just trying to delete a single 200mb file and its duration is morethan 1hour, Yes! It's too much for AMD Phenom quad core, 3.2ghz, and 4gb ram. so i just copied the important files and tried formating again i deleted the primary hard drive which the OS will be installed, and til now on 3days reinstalling, its my 11th time on formatting, I can't get through on desktop without getting any error e.g Winmail.exe, ie4iunit.exe rundll32, etc. which it says it cannot be initialized or something, so i tried downloading the .exe and dll files, and i had to change a lot of permission settings to do that, anyway i think my problem there has been fixed because i tried restarting it and I didn't get the errors and it's speed is n... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Installation Problems

Clean Install Windows 7

That seems like the best way to get a fresh start as we don't know what all is going on right now. you do need to back up your stuff to a external media of some sort before doing that as everything on that harddrive will be wiped.

Once you are set up and going if you would like you can come back and we'll help you find any drivers you may be missing.

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Okay... i admit i just broke my notebook Toshiba NB250
2 logical processor 1 physical processor intel atom..450 1.50ghz
1gb ram
250gb hard drive

i broke my notebook by messing with some of the settings and ended up to the option reformatting it

I formatted the hard drive using
->run windows 7 ultimate installer using my usb...of course its copied from a genuine dvd
->clicked repair computer-> clicked command prompt->when in X: sources->typed Format :C ->waited to 100%
got back to install now->pressed custom->pressed->load drivers it was i guess/something with options->pressed format again to make sure its clean-> tried to install---->installing Completing Installation->>> Restarting......then when it restarts
thats my trouble happens

my toshiba won't bootup its just black screen......no installation no anything then im forced to restart the notebook again....then it laods....windows 7 loading screen.....
then i encounter a BSOD just after the loading screen

i got this as BSOD (plz note this is a fresh install the only contents of my hard drive was the one that theB installer extracted)

STOP: 0x0000007B (0x80786B58,0xC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

A:BSOD During installation of windows 7 ultimate

Quote: Originally Posted by noelian13

Okay... i admit i just broke my notebook Toshiba NB250
2 logical processor 1 physical processor intel atom..450 1.50ghz
1gb ram
250gb hard drive

i broke my notebook by messing with some of the settings and ended up to the option reformatting it

I formatted the hard drive using
->run windows 7 ultimate installer using my usb...of course its copied from a genuine dvd
->clicked repair computer-> clicked command prompt->when in X: sources->typed Format :C ->waited to 100%
got back to install now->pressed custom->pressed->load drivers it was i guess/something with options->pressed format again to make sure its clean-> tried to install---->installing Completing Installation->>> Restarting......then when it restarts
thats my trouble happens

my toshiba won't bootup its just black screen......no installation no anything then im forced to restart the notebook again....then it laods....windows 7 loading screen.....
then i encounter a BSOD just after the loading screen

i got this as BSOD (plz note this is a fresh install the only contents of my hard drive was the one that theB installer extracted)

STOP: 0x0000007B (0x80786B58,0xC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

The INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE bug check has a value of 0x0000007B. This bug check indicates that the Microsoft Windows operating system has lost acces... Read more

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Hello All,

I have an old computer with following configuration:

1. CPU - AMD Athlon 2.8 GHz
2. RAM - DDR400 - 1 GB
3. HDD - Seagate ATA - 250 GB
4. Motherboard ASUS - Supports USB & DVD start up.
5. LG - DVD/CD ROM Drive. / MAD DOG DVD ROM Drive. - Working

Recently I tried to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate edition in my system here is what's happening.

1. First it loads Windows is loading Files... Screen for few minutes.
2. Next after getting Windows 7 Blue Graphics screen which we usually see before set up window opens I had to wait for 10 to 20 minutes just get the Installation Overview Window.
3. After I select Edition & Language etc and Type of Windows 7 Installation I need after I click 'Next', I had to wait for 10 to 20 minutes more just to get the Disk Partitioning Window to select installation location.
4. Then after formatting partition chose it to installing windows it takes almost 30 to 40 minutes of time just to get installed.
5. Later after installation finishes and computer restarts I get nothing. it's just a blank screen even after restarting and going to Safe Mode also I am not able to see any Desktop.

Please help me how can I get my Windows 7 Work in my PC.

Note: I have installed Windows 7 Professional few years back on the same computer without any issues.

Thanks for your time,
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A:Issues with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit. Installation

So why not just install Pro again ?

Where did you get the 32 bit Ultimate install dvd from ?

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As you allready know, I got a installation problem. I recently bought Windows 7 Ultimate x64 setup because I wanted to extend my computer performace even further. I had a Windows vista Ultimate x32 bit system..
I downloaded Windows 7 Upgrade advisor and my computer was able to use x64 bit.

So I ran the installation and I chose custom installation because I wanted to delete all my files on my computer. Everything went fine untill the the first reboot. It rebooted and after the "Windows is Starting" the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH poped up and said it there was a system problem etc.. I can't really remember the problem but it was something with 0x0000007 i think. I forgot to write it on a paper.

So I went back to the store and bought a Windows 7 Ultimate x32 bit. I installed it and everything just fine. I'm currently using windows 7 32bit, but I reaaaalllyyyyy want to use the 64bit!!


I'm really sorry for not providing any picture of the problem.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit installation problem

Hi and welcome.
Interesting problem. The only thing I would suggest is to reduce down to 4 Gig of RAM on in the initial install 64bit unstall. If this works out and you update your motherboard drivers as well as the other hardware drivers then try reinstalling the additional RAM.

This is just my idea of what I would do.
Let us know what happens.

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I formatted my hard disk (it has two partitions) and installed Windows 7 Ultimate on one of the partitions.Then when I tried to start Windows 7 Ultimate it said that I must repair the Windows installation.I tried to repair with Windows repair disk the start up but Windows 7 Ultimate won't boot again and says "bootmgr is missing".I tried again to repair with the command prompt,to rebuild with "BOOTREC/REBUILDBCD but it still won't boot.It boots only if I change the Bios and make my DVD as the first booting device and put my Windows 7 DVD on it.If I put other disks it won't boot.Can anyone tell me a way of how to boot without the Windows 7 DVD on the drive.Thank you.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate won't start without installation DVD.

I would reinstall,
It sounds like your boot sector didnt build correctly.

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I've build a custom installation of WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 SP1.
My installation is about 8,3GB and I had to burn it to a DVD Double Layer.
I want to install it to a UEFI system.

I went to BIOS and in the UEFI menu I see the Drive of DVD with the EUFI enabled, but when select this drive to start is begins to start Windows normally.

If I select to start the install from normal option it start to install withou UEFI.

I have burn the iso to a USB PEN and if select the the UEFI option It shows the option from starting the UEFI boot.

I have tried this in three diferent computers and is equal in all.

If I begin a installation with a DVD in UEFI mode it start OK.

IS this a DVD DL problem that cannot start in UEFI?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 UEFI Installation with DVD DL

Are you following the steps for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums?

If the unnecessary All-in-one DVD doesn't work correctly then download the ISO for the license you own and burn to DVD from Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

To use flash stick also needs special steps for UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows.

If UEFI doesn't work for you then you can always Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

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I have tried absolutely everything suggested to me. I have copied the following files to a onedrive zip folder;  "C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\" and copy
all filesto your document folder, also copy the setupapi.dev.log from
the folder C:\Windows\Inf and
the file "C:\Windows\winsxs\poqexec.log "
Here is the link: https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=2EB2049D0B6950BD&id=2EB2049D0B6950BD%211366&parId=root&o=OneUp
Not sure how to fix errors on the cbs.log - PLEASE HELP

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Hi,I downloaded a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit ISO,it came in a zip folder,I unzipped it,there are 7 folders,which folder do I burn to make a disc,or what do you do with all the folders?
Thank you!!

A:windows 7 ultimate installation disc iso

I downloaded a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit ISO,it came in a zip folder,I unzipped it,there are 7 folders,which folder do I burn to make a disc,or what do you do with all the folders?Click to expand...

This is the only known legitimate site for downloading Windows 7 ISO files.


Where did you download that .ZIP file from?


Did your computer come with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit pre-installed in it?

Do you have a legitimate product key to activate it?


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For two days I have been working at upgrading My Toshiba Laptop L855D 64bit from
Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have purchased a DVD and I have a license key.

First time the computer tell me to go to Anytime Upgrade to do this, I went there and the computer tells me that it cannot use my key to input another key. After three times I gave up.

I decided to do a new install in a new partition, that worked OK even if I had to go and fish some drivers from the old installation.
The problem is that I would have to do a lot of work to add all the programs settings etc.

Now at the boot menu I have two items "Windows 7" and "Windows 7" the first is the New Installation and the second is the Old Installation, they both work.

To my surprise when I started the second item that should be "Window 7 Home Premium" it shows instead instead "Windows 7 Ultimate" and once it starts, if I launch SIW (This is a very good System Information Tool) it says that the system is:

___________Copied from Report ______________________________________________
TONY-PC (TOSHIBA Satellite L855D)
Windows 7 Ultimate
Name: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
Features Terminal Services in Remote Admin Mode, 64 Bit Edition, Media Center Edition, Multiproc...
Edition Type: Ultimate
Edition ID: X15-39644
Key Type: Retail
EULA: Retail
SKU: Ultimate Edition
Language: English
Safe Mode: No
Activation Status: Required
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A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - Installation Problems

Can you post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management and a picture of the Window 7 Ultimate DVD?

Did you buy the disk online?

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I updated to Windows 10 but found after the upgrade my Windows installation would suddenly hang roughly after 2-3 minutes.
I reverted back to my trusted Windows 7 setup but found I am unable to update windows.

As per instructions on Windows update posting:
1) Ran SURT - no issues were found
2) SFC scan - no issue found
3) Windows update error code - None found, screenshot attached
4) Log collection - attached

Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Hi all,

I recently bought an ASUS S56CM notebook pre-loaded with Windows 8 x64 and a lot of bloatware.
So I decided to download a clean retail version of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (X17-59465), create a bootable USB and do a clean install.

What I did:
Create a bootable USB
Enter BIOS (UEFI) enable "launch CSM", disable "secure boot" and set priority boot to the USB
Works fine, I entered windows 7 installation and did the following:
1) Shift+F10, enter command prompt
2) diskpart, list disk, select disk # (my HDD), clean, format MBR, create partition, format NTFS and successfully installed my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 into my newly formatted disk
3) It restarted and continue booting into the same USB
4) so I realize that I should change the boot priority to my HDD
5) I tired putting my HDD to first priority but it still boot to the installation USB
6) So I decided to restore default settings in BIOS and "save & exit" (my mistake)
7) It rebooted but nothing happens, literally.
8) there is power, but the screen is blank (not black, no light at all)
9) I've tried to search for solutions such as inserting bootable devices such as USB or my Installation DVD, the machine will sound (attempting to run) for a while but die down and a state of clam resumes.
10) I've also tried holding the power button for 60second when power is unplugged then plug in and press power button but it did not work as well.

My default settings for BIOS are as follow:
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A:Blank Screen After Windows 7 Ultimate Installation

3) It restarted and continue booting into the same USB
4) so I realize that I should change the boot priority to my HDD
5) I tired putting my HDD to first priority but it still boot to the installation USB

Removed USB at first restart.

6) So I decided to restore default settings in BIOS and "save & exit" (my mistake)
7) It rebooted but nothing happens, literally.
8) there is power, but the screen is blank (not black, no light at all)
9) I've tried to search for solutions such as inserting bootable devices such as USB or my Installation DVD, the machine will sound (attempting to run) for a while but die down and a state of clam resumes.
10) I've also tried holding the power button for 60second when power is unplugged then plug in and press power button but it did not work as well.

DISABLE Secure Boot.

Welcome to EightForums

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

2) If Using a USB Pendrive on a PC with a uEFI BIOS.
USB Pendrive need to be formated to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

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I installed windows 7 ultimate last night on my Toshiba satellite laptop and after it has finished installing it rebooted to activate windows but didn't start up again, I need your help on what should i do?

A:Laptop won't start up after windows 7 ultimate installation

and welcome to the Forum

What exactly happens when you try to start it?

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Dear all,

I have created this account to ask your help for installation of windows 7 ultimate x64 on a x64 laptop with uefi BIOS.

I have this laptop in less than a week, and needed to get rid of all the bloat-ware that is installed on the laptop. I also needed the extra disk space for other stuff.

So, i downloaded a legal copy of windows 7 ultimate x64, as this is a x64 machine.
It has a I7 with 8 GB ram, and a normal hdd, no SDD, as far i know.

The laptop model is Asus NV56VM.

I have problems in getting the hard-disk recognized in the installer.
So, i had formated the hole disk in to one big disk, including all the partitions.
I had this done with diskpart, and could not get the gpt converting in diskpart.

So, i booted in linux, activated gpt with gparted.
Get back to windows installer, used diskpart to format it to ntfs, and added a label to it. At the moment the disk is listed in diskpart withoud a drive letter.
When i run again the windows 7 installer after a reboot, i could not install windows (again).

I try to install windows from a usb pen, formated manualy to fat32, extracted the iso and copied directly to the usb pen.
After i had changed the *\efi\microsoft\boot to *\efi\boot\, as some guids here and else where mentioned, i could boot, but it provided me a error.
So, i altered some things as follows (i have tried this configuration with a usb pen formated to ntfs and fat32):

In *\efi\microsoft\boot i have a complete boot set, no renames ect. I had this done,... Read more

A:[WIndows 7 ultimate x64] installation on a asus nv56vm

very strange at all...

I have started the usb accidentally with normal bios, and just entered without selecting a language.
Guess what?? I was able to select the harddisk...
I think that this has to do with the fact that i was selecting this hole time Portugal as timezone and language.

It went bananas when i tried to install it. After this i booted normally with uefi, and did not changed the languages and country. All booted up correctly.

Ho well, now i am at the point of configuring windows and activate it.
strange strange...

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I completely formatted my computer to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit from Windows 7 Home Edition x64, I put in the correct product key and then when I attempted to connect to the internet I couldn't because I don't have the correct drivers.
Back when I used to use Windows XP I put a little CD in and then installed the drivers from Device Manager but now with Windows 7, I put the CD in and I can't install the drivers. They show up with a tiny symbol with a yellow exclamation mark on it (it was like this too back when I used XP, but I had no problems then,). Does anyone know what I can do?
The uninstalled drivers are these:
Base System Device
Base System Device
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
SM Bus Controller

Also, if this helps my laptop is an Acer Laptop.

Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD A-Series Quad-Core Processor A6-3400M - 4MB cache, 1.4GHz
15.6" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution - 6GB DDR3 SDRAM
500GB hard drive
integrated Super-Multi drive
5-in-1 card reader
AMD Radeon HD 6520G Graphics
802.11b/g/n WLAN
Gigabit LAN

I'm stumped here, any help would be greatly appreciated. When I right click and click "Update Drivers" it says there are no updates.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 new installation with no devices found?

Have you tried using Device Manager to manually install the drivers? If you right click on the device in Device Manager and then click on "update drivers" you should see two options. The first option will search automatically for the driver, but the second option will allow you to browse your computer for the driver software. If you have the driver cd inserted you can then "Do a search for the driver in this location" and navigate to your cd drive. If the right driver is located on the cd, Windows should then "find" and install it for you.

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Hey guys, So I recently reformatted my hard drive and when I went to install windows everything went fine, It gets up to the first restart but then after that whenever it's Starting Windows my PC turns off for a few seconds then turns back on. I've tryed going in through Safe Mode but it stops after loading Disk.sys

ASUS Maximus III Gene Motherboard
ati radeon xfx 5770 1gb gddr5
4gb ddr3 1333mhz
1TB Western Digital HDD
i5 750 cpu
850w GameXStream PSU

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Installation Problem

A. What FULLY FUNCTIONAL operating system was your machine previously running?
B. What is the spec of your machine?
C.Did you purchase an official installation with license key and run the installation from boot?

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After days of trying to search google for help, I have stumpled upon sevenforums and decided to post. So, recently, my hard drive became defective, and my computer would not boot unless I unplugged it, so I replaced it with another old spare hard drive (that works). Because of this, I have to reinstall windows again, and I have already formatted it.

During step 2 of the installation, the step after "copying files", I get this message :

"Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart. Error Code x080070570".

I tried this same CD on a virtual machine, and it works fine. Also tried resetting bios to default, but doesn't work either. I deleted all the partitions, except 1, but to no avail.
Any suggestions?

Thank you.

A:Error during clean installation of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

A shot in the dark here, do you need to load any drivers for the DVD/CD player?

I have a HDD + DVDRW attached to an PCIe<->SATAII addin card and I can start the boot from the DVDRW but after I get past the Loading files section if I do not load the SATA driver I loose connection to both the HDD & the DVDRW

I get around the problem by attaching a USB DVDRW drive just for the boot process

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Windows 7.0 was preinstalled on my Gateway desktop and did not come with any backup disks. I purchased and successfully downloaded/activated Windows 7.0 Ultimate. A year later my system became unstable and was advised to reinstall the Windows. In so doing, Windows was over-written and wiped out the desktop and other installed programs.

At this point I have re-installed all of these programs and was then alerted by Microsoft that I needed to activate Windows. The activation failed - "The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not a clean installation".

I have checked the tower, as well the original shipping box for a label containing the product key for the initial Windows 7.0 without success.

Is there any way around now purchasing Windows 7.0 OS?
Assuming that this is what I must do . . . is there any way to download & install the 7.0 OS without having to rebuild/reinstall all of my additional programs?

Microsoft has informed me that I must successfully activate the OS within the next 8 days . . . HELP.

A:Activation of Windows 7 Ultimate following a fresh installation

See the workarounds here...
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media | Windows 7 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- or simply try Operator activation.....

telephone activation (operator calls)
Click on the Start button
in the Search box, type
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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Hello guys,

Once more I'm here to get some help.
It's concerning a 1.5TB hard disk connected up to a Asus P5W DH Deluxe.

The disk was always partitioned as followed:
Partition 0: System preserved (100MB)
Partition 1: Windows partition (C: )
Partition 2: Music partition (D: 200 GB)
Partition 3: Backup partition (E: 947 GB)
Partition 4: OS installations from VMWare (F: 100GB)

Now I wanted to reinstall Windows 7 and deleted the partition 0 and 1 to "Unallocated space". Like always, I just click this 'space' and let Windows partition it as it wants itself. Always worked, but now it suddenly doesn't want to work. No matter what I do, i always get following error:

"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more Information".

I researched it and many people talk about other hard drives being connected, iPod still connected etc. but that isn't the case here. I only have hooked up the PC with LAN cable, mouse and keyboard, monitor, DVD drive (SATA) and the hard disk (SATA). No other medium is inserted except the installation disk in the DVD drive.
Does anybody have a clue what this could be?

Oh, maybe some relevant information. I think it looks 'not good' but don't know for sure (not enough know-how about this part).
I started 'diskpart' within the installation and listed all the partition and got the following reported back:

Partition ### | Type | Size | Offset
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A:Strange error upon installation Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64...

Use the clean command prompt to delte the partitions, than remake no more than 3 partitions.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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