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Windows 7 USB DVD Tool - Boot Installation

Q: Windows 7 USB DVD Tool - Boot Installation

A great day to all.

Just wanna ask if anyone could explain please, how will I use the Windows 7 USB DVD Tool.

I never used a USB flash drive before in installing Windows 7.

I have read some guides but made me clouded more.

So now, I have downloaded the ISO file from Microsoft and the USB DVD Tool, >> DO I HAVE TO COPY BOTH THE ISO FILE AND THE USB DVD Tool on my flash disk, AFTER THAT IS MY FLASH DISK already READY FOR USE INSTALLING ON BOOT?

Thanks in advance
Just Ignore this post because I have read the TUTORIALS, and it CLEARED the CLOUDS.

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A: Windows 7 USB DVD Tool - Boot Installation

Install the Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool and follow the steps in tutorial.

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I'm using RT Seven Lite for some Windows 7 computers and I was curious if there is something like this for Windows 10?

A:Is there a custom installation tool for Windows 10?

The MSMG ToolKit is basically a Toolkit to Service, Customize, Add or Remove Features and Components, Enable or Disable Features to Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.

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I am trying to create installation media for Windows 8.1 by using the Windows Installation Media Creation Tool found on the Windows website, but every time the download is complete, I get the same message:
"Preparation did not complete successfully
The download did not complete.

There is not enough space on the disk."
Now, on the website and before you begin the download, it states that the USB you're using should have at least 4 GB of free space, but the USB I am using is a 16 GB USB with absolutely nothing on it. Can someone please tell me what is wrong? Am I doing something wrong, or could there be something wrong with my USB, or just my computer in general?

Thank you for any help.

A:Windows Installation Media Creation Tool Help

Try just downloading the ISO then just extract(unzip) it to the USB, no media creation tool needed. It'll even be UEFI bootable. I've been using this technique while testing Win10 Tech Preview and it works just fine.

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I am trying to load our company image on a new Dell 3410 win an ssd hard drive.  It currently has win 10 home. the installer gets to the point of which image to install, I click the correct 64 bit win enterprise version, and it cannot find the drive. 
I search for the drivers on the USB with the image as well as the drive I am targeting, but keep getting a select the driver to install option and No signed device drivers were found. 
I did not see  drivers on the MS download site for the 3410.   any idea where to find them?

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Even after uninstalling bitdefender, the tool of windows boot manager has the bitdefender menu.
How to remove it ?

I am using easybcd boot manager.

A:How to remove Bitdefender boot menu from the tool of Windows boot manager

Could you provide an image?

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Before I begin, I apologise if this is in the wrong section.

This may be a bad thing, but when Patch Tuesday comes around, I don't think to install the updates right away. Rather, I just keep using my PC as usual until the updates install themselves when I shut my PC down. Last month, the malware removal tool wouldn't install itself. I had to open Windows Update and install it myself. The same thing happened today. My spare laptop doesn't have any problems installing it on shutdown. The problem is only occurring on the PC I use every day.

I'm starting to worry that some sort of malware has crept onto my PC and is preventing the update from installing itself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Recurring Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool installation problem

What happens if you try to use Windows Update to check for new updates?
Do you get any error messages? If so post a snip of them.

This is the preferred, best way to upload an image or a file to a post. Press the ALT and PrntScrn keys at the same time, this will capture only the active window to use in Paint or your preferred graphics editor.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
You may also upload a photo or image you already have as you would a file, without using the Snipping tool.

Option 2 here may help.
Windows Update - Reset

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the above titled driver is not getting updated..it showing status as failed..please help me out..os is windows 7 ultimate...

A:Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2017 (KB890830) Installation dat

This is not the Microsoft corporate site. Contact MS support here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/

If you just want help getting the update post back here. I'm removing "Solved" from this thread.

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the above titled driver is not getting updated..it showing status as failed..please help me out..os is windows 7 ultimate...

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Hello! I've used this site a handful of times to answer some of my questions, but this is my first post.

I'm in computer hell! A few days back I noticed that I had the Security Tools malware. I noticed it in the morning before work and didn't have the time or patience to try to fix it then so I powered down my computer planning to get back to it another day.

So last night I come home, armed Malwarebytes on my flash drive, turn on my computer only to find out that I've got bigger issues than Security Tools. The computer powers on, and when it starts to launch Windows I get to the black screen giving me the options to boot in safe mode/go to last know good copy/etc. No matter which option I choose the computer attempts to act but then just takes me back to the same screen.

It seems a bit too convenient that this happens just after I get the Security Tools pop-ups. I was wondering if it's possible that the ST is the culprit, and if so how do I get around it?

I suppose it's important to mention that I don't have the XP software.

Your help is much appreciated, my sanity is depending on it!

A:Security Tool / Windows Won't Boot

I have a similar issue.

As soon as I contracted Security Tool, it started giving me bogus messages. I ignored them and did some research on how to remove it, deciding to apply myself to removing it later. After several bogus messages, Security Tool flashed up a message claiming that Windows would be shutting down in ten minutes. I ignored that as well, but lo and behold, Security Tool was true to its word and Windows took a digger after ten minutes had elapsed.

No bother, I'll just remove Security Tool when I reboot. Unfortunately, my computer will not boot past the BIOS splash screen. It hangs at the "Loading IDE Drivers" message. I can hit either the DEL or the INS key to attempt to enter BIOS setup or some Jukebox something-or-other, but my computer hangs there as well. I cannot even get so far in the booting process to run Windows in Safe Mode.

Does anybody have an ideas on how I can force my computer to boot to a stage where I can at least remove Security Tool?

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I have done a full installation from an original disk while keeping one partition of old data. I have tried both a 2005 and a 2004 editions (from an earlier computer I had). Both went OK but when the computer reboot after the first phase of the configuration, they both failed to boot after the POST phase. I have tried to install Ubuntu 8.04 and it booted successfully and also showed me the option of starting the windows installation, which again failed to boot. I have DELL laptop Inspiron 6400 and using its diagnostic tools, it showed that all components are OK.

I am interested to know if it is possible that the problem is due to:
1) bad cd drive, as it is making some noises.
2) bad memory as I had installed by mistake wrong memory and fixed this once I understoof it is causing some problems.
3) bad harddisk although I had no indication so far there is some problem with it.

I wanted to ask then why linux installed with no problem and to finish this query, I have noticed it is possible to install from a USB stick (to bypass problem 1), but I dont have windows (osx and ubuntu 8.04 only), is there a way to create a bootable windows installation USB stick using a mac or linux?

Thanks and best regards,

A:fresh installation of windows fails to boot but linux boot with no problem

Your confusing to say the least.
The correct way to dual boot Window/Linux is to Install Windows 1st(Always) using all the drive. Then install Linux. All Linux versions will install a Boot manager so as you can then select whichever OS you desire. There are other ways but for someone like you that is the easiest.
Linux will install to a drive that Windows won't, Windows is very particular as to the disk surface, any little fault and it will refuse to install.
May I suggest you look at Puppy Linux 4.1. very, very fast and great for Wireless.

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I seem to be unable to install the November version of the Win 7
Malicious Software Removal Tool via Windows Update.
I keep getting "unknown error 800B0109", even after rebooting and
after powering off and restarting.
Can't find any useful info on cause or remedies except:
0x800B0109 = A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root
certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider.
Which is a little odd for Microsoft's MSRT.

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Hi Team,

Memory Diagnostic Tool keeps launching on boot up windows 7. How to stop it. I daily kill the process from task manager. I try to search in internet but no result. Is it a bug? Kindly provide a solution.


A:Memory Diagnostic Tool keeps launching on boot up windows 7

Find out for sure by testing your RAM with memtest 86 for 5-6 passes or overnight to stress it. RAM - Test with Memtest86+

You are testing both the RAM and the slots here. I would also remove the RAM and examine the slots for debris, which is a good time to thoroughly blow out the dust in your PC.

If this doesnt' solve the error message then run SFC -SCANNOW Command .

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At the beginning I'd like to say hello to everyone as I am new to this community. I have similiar problem to the one described in this post. The PC belongs to my client; it's a desktop. HDD is very hot while working, however HD Tune did not show any signs of failure. The system will not boot, I can't even run the system in safe mode. System Repair cannot remove the problem. I wouldn't want to reinstall client's PC and if there's a chance to solve the problem - would be great. In advance, thanks for help.

A:Windows 7 repair tool isn't helping, system does not boot

"...it's a desktop. HDD is very hot while working..."
What is the environment where the desktop is located?  Is the desktop "smothered" in a cabinet?  Is the end-user's room non air-conditioned or without any fan circulating the air?  Does the desktop need a good dust-cleaning inside and outside?  After ensuring a proper grounding, perhaps carefully reseat everything, making sure contacts are "freshened."

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I have been trying to burn an .ISO file to a usb flash drive without success. The usb sandisk is recognized with all programs except the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. The tool fails when clicking the "usb device" button. Message says "No compatible usb device detected".

Is it possible to create a bootable usb flash drive/stick/pen/etc using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool????

If so, what compatibility feature is it looking for and not finding? Screen snips are available if needed.

Thanks Frodo

A:Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to create usb boot Problem

Try this way:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Building a new system. Just had a question on installing the "Windows USB Installation Tool" BEFORE installing Win 7. According to my MOBO spec's.............GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-Z170X-UD5 (rev. 1.0) by the operating system section, it states..... "Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website and install it before installing Windows 7". How exactly can I do that BEFORE installing the OS? Using Win 7 64 bit clean install. Thanks for the help.

A:GA-Z170X-UD5...... "Windows USB Installation Tool"

Your link is to the specs of your board, could you provide a link or wording to exactly what it is you`re talking about ?

It`s actually under support>utilities , you don`t actually need it, you can use any program you want to put your install files on the usb stick, but if you`re installing 7 then use a dvd, it`s sooo much easier.

But then maybe there`s something magical about Gigabytes software, but anyway it`s a program to put the iso file on the stick, or after you put the iso file on the stick, it`s not something you install before you install windows, as you`ve already guessed.

I downloaded and extracted it and this is what it contains, I assume you would add it to the iso after you format the stick, but it looks like it might have some usb and sata controller software needed during a W7 install, you`d have to find Gigabytes instructions on how to use it.

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Can anyone inform me where I can download a qfe installer tool for windows xp?I am trying to install MS05-004 update,and this tool is needed.Ido not have Windows Genuine Advantage.Thanks for reply.

A:QFE installation tool


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Hey guys,
well here is the issue. Me and my buddy is building up computers from scratch. I ordered my parts before him, I set up everything together and the computer is running great. Unfortunately his set up isn't working. We are stock on Windows 7 installation. We are stock at the point where the computer asks if it should boot from the DVD drive "press any key to boot from CD". After pressing a key the computer kinda shuts down. Nothing is going on. The light on DVD drive is blinking for couple seconds, but then stops. I've checked if there are any issues with the DVD drive; I've installed it in my computer and it works just fine. Also, I thought maybe there is an issue with the hard drive. So I've put it in my computer, and I even installed Windows 7 on it. Right after the first run of Windows i swapped the drive into my buddies case, and I am still left with a black screen. And believe me guys, I have waited for an hour, and nothing. What might be the case here? Any help appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows installation won't boot

You can not install Windows on a machine then put the HDD into another computer it will not boot WIndows takes a snap shot of the motherboard chipset and stores drivers for it. If the computers are slightly different the system will not boot. You will have to reinstall Windows on his machine.

Try reseating all cables PSU cables, SATA cables.

Check the HDD for errors using Drive fitness burn the ISO to a cd using Imgburn.
With the newly burn cd boot with it on his computer and perform a short and long test. Also do the same thing with Memtest86+ burn the ISO to a cd using Imgburn. With one RAM stick at a time check the sticks for errors.

Burn each ISO at lowest speed possible 4X (How to burn an ISO to a cd using ImgBurn)

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well I'm having a bit of a problem. I got Windows 7 Pro 64bit installed on my computer but it won't boot up into it. It just sits at the screen "Loading Operating System." and does nothing.

I'm at a loss at what I need to do. I can reinstall 7 if needed which will get me to the desktop but once I restart, it doesn't boot into it (ok I haven't tried a second time but I will in a sec).

So does anyone have any idea on what I need to do?

My motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-880GM-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

I have an old 80gb hdd as my main drive. Brand: Seagate

I don't know what else information you need.

A:Windows 7 won't boot after installation

Well I found this link
Windows 7 won't boot after install

Basically it says that I should try burning a new disc and reinstalling. I can do that.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I burnt the DVD at 8x speed. I was meaning to do it at lower speeds (3x is the lowest for me) but I skipped ahead by accident. Do you think it makes a difference?

Oh and I was installing using the student upgrade version made into bootable (don't have an older OS on the HDD)

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I have to use the windows 8 installation to boot my computer yet I have installed the windows 8 OS onto the hard drive.

I had to have the hard drive re-formatted because when I took it down to a friends he said it wasn't formatted which was a tad bit strange because I've been using it for around about a year now.

I bought a new computer case so I re-built the system into the new case, I've check all the cables over and over.

Sometimes my motherboard doesn't even realise their is a hard drive connected to it.

For a long while I've thought it is a problem with my hard drive but could it be the motherboard itself?

Every time I boot the computer, either with just the hard drive or the windows 8 OS disc it will always go straight to the motherboard screen "MSI" and ask for a boot device or it will say "no boot devices available, reset?"

It's the most annoying problem I've ever encountered. Has anyone had any experience with it?

Once the computer starts via the OS Disc, I can then take the disc out and the system will work fine but if I were to shut the system down and turn it back on again (without the disc) then it would just take me straight to the motherboard screen again where it would ask me about boot devices which is where I'd have to insert the disc and play around again.

Anyone could help me on this matter then I'd love them forever

Thanks for reading.

A:I have to use the windows 8 installation to boot

I had to have the hard drive re-formatted because when I took it down to a friends he said it wasn't formatted which was a tad bit strange because I've been using it for around about a year now.

I bought a new computer case so I re-built the system into the new case, I've check all the cables over and over.

I take the over means the motherboard is about a year old. (hardware unknown)

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Windows 8.1 Pro
MB = Biostar TA970
SSD drive trying to install Windows on = SanDiskUltra II 480GB
Hey, everyone. I am trying to upgrade my Custom System to make the SSD I just bought a the Boot drive using the same installation media for my legit activated copy of Windows I am using my HDD right now. I built this machine and installed Windows on it about 10 months ago. I can get the installation going on either USB flash drive or disk, but every time it tells me it needs to reboot to continue and it does not boot, It just restarts says to insert a bootable device every time. I have been researching this topic and trying to make it work for the last 3 days and I am at my whits end. Let me get out of the way some of the things I have done or not yet tried to speed up the dialogue:
-Updated SSD Firmware through SanDisk Software
-Updated BiOS Firmware
-Unplugged Every drive but the install SSD while installing Windows
-Plugged SSD into the lowest numerical SATA Port #1
- Put BiOS in AHCI mode like I was supposed to
- Checked to see if "Safe Boot" was enabled: System doesn't have this feature
- Ran installation as UEFI device. 
- Cleaned Disk and converted to GPT using "diskpart"
- Allowed Windows to create it's own partitions and format them.
- Used diskpart to create my own partitions and formatted, labeled, and assigned them using a guide.
list disk
select disk 1
convert gt
create partition efi size=350
format quick fs=fat3... Read more

A:New SSD won't boot during Windows installation

It sounds like you have a clue about what you are doing, but the first reason I can think of why Windows wouldn't see your SSD as a valid boot device would be a mismatch between UEFI/BIOS setting and how your SSD is partitioned. 
EFI boot won't see a MBR partitioned drive as a valid boot drive, and BIOS boot (or legacy only) won't see a GPT partitioned drive.
After that it get's complicated, like maybe damaged boot areas and/or missing/corrupted boot files, possibly because your drive is bad or going bad.
If you are sure you UEFI installed, then I recommend entering BIOS settings and making sure that UEFI boot is enabled. If it is, maybe set it to Legacy plus UEFI, just for one boot, to see what happens.

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Hi there - I've been having problems with hard drive for a couple of months - numerous '"your disk is damaged" messages, increasingly slow behaviour, freezing, not booting - which I've been able to fix temporarily using a fresh windows installation downloaded from digital river which I'd put on USB.

After it broke for umpteenth time, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new hard disk which I've now swapped with the broken one. I thought the Windows installation would be a straightforward matter of booting up with the USB and installing a fresh copy on the new drive but all that happens is that I get message saying "An OS hasn't been found - try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an OS".

I've checked the boot order, and tried to directly boot the installation USB, tested the hard drive using whatever I can use in the BIOs and nothing seems to be working - it just doesn't seem to want to boot the installation USB.

Weirdly, it will recognise and run a system recovery disk (well, USB as well actually) I'd set up, but all the options are greyed out once I get in, so that isn't much use.

Any ideas?

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Hi everyone,

Small problem I'm having - I was having speed problems installing Windows 7 RTM on my system, so I unplugged the drive I was using (Western Digital 250GB SATA), and plugged it into another system, partitioned it, did the installation on there, booted it up, and it was working fine. Then I plugged it back into my system, went to the BIOS and set it to boot from that drive. But alas, when it tries to, it gives me: "Boot disk failure, insert system disk and press enter to continue"

Is there any fault that I have made in doing this? I've done it once before, with a Windows XP Pro installation, and it worked fine. I've tried changing SATA mode from RAID to IDE, but it gives the same error. The hard drive picks up fine.

Any suggestions as to what I can do to rectify this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Installation won't boot

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C) I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C). I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.

A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)


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Its kind of hard to explain the problem , but I will do my best :
Im using FireFox 3 and Winamap 5.541 on a Vista Ultimate 32 bit system.
I installed the Winamap tool bar today and when the mouse is over Play/Pause/Fwd in the winamap toolbar FireFox is crashing .
Any help will be welcomed

A:FF 3 Crash after installation of Winamap 5 tool bar

Check for updates to the toolbar, if non are avaliable then unstill it and what for an update. You could check with google or the winamp forums to see if anyone has had the issue and a fix as well.

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My computer crashed and my IT department built a bespoke Window repair disk which I have copied onto a bootable USB. I can boot from the USB, but when I select Windows repair, I cannot see the Windows installation, nor does the machine recognise the removable
drive. The only drive that I see is Boot (X:). I also tried loading various drivers without success. What am I missing?

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I have Windows 7 premium in my Laptop, i urgently need Windows XP installed as i have some software that only run in XP, some PLC software only run in XP platform.. no way except installing XP
I'd like to install windows XP in another partition in my hard disk , so i can have 2 dual boot..
Wen i start doing this , the process going and computer boots form the CD and in one stage i get blue screen that does not allow me to complete the installation ..
is there any help would be highly appreciated

A:Windows XP installation as dual boot with Windows 7 Home Premium

The ancient XP CD doesn't have modern SATA drivers so can't see your hard drive. Easiest solution is to virtualize XP in Win7 using freeware like VMWare or Virtual Box.

The only way to insert the SATA driver if you can find it for your SATA controller if you still have a floppy drive SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot or you can try slipstreaming in the XP CDr: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Then shrink the C partition, boot XP CD to create and full format the partition in the shrink space, install there. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I have a Win 7 installation disc that I burned from the downloaded iso, I've used it several times on other computers. But this HP laptop will not boot from it, after the boot selection screen I just get a blank screen.

I burned another copy from the iso, but same result.

I know the laptop can boot from an optical disc because I just today booted to a linux boot disc.

It is regular BIOS, not UEFI.

Any ideas?


A:Cannot boot to Windows installation disc

Are you just hitting the F12 or F10 when trying to boot the disc?

How about making the Optical Device as the priority Boot in the BIOS Setup

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Hi guys, I tried to fix my issue in a big german IT community, but they werent able to help me until now - lets hope that I have more luck with the Lenovo specialists out here  My situation:I got a brandnew P52 with a pre-installed 512GB M.2 with Windows 10 on it. The OS worked fine but I purchased an additional Samsung 970 Pro and wanted to install the OS on this drive (while deleting the other Windows installation). Until today, I was not able to get the second M.2 running Windows and I try to describe the reasons in the following. - The BIOS is reset to OS optimized defaults (secured boot ACTIVATED, TPM2.0 ACTIVATED)- The issue occurs independent from the slot where the SSD is connected to (SSD1 or SSD0) - even with only the 970 Pro installed, the issue exists- The pre-installed SSD works, so I can install Windows without problems and it boots correctly  My procedure:- I downloaded the actual Windows ISO and made a bootable USB stick from this file (I tried both, the April update and the fresh October update)- I can boot from the USB-Stick and finish the installation process until there is the first reboot- After this point, the drive is not able to boot, even when I hit F12 and choose the SSD, I dont get a error message nor do I get a boot screen- The "startup help" feature (I dont know how it is called in English, I mean the option when booting with USB drive and click "trouble shooting" and then fixing the startup problem) doesnt work, it says t... Read more

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I am building a new machine with an ASUS Z97-C motherboard, Intel Z97 Express chipset, Intel Core i5-4590 CPU, and a WD 500 GB Black HDD. I want to partition the HDD into 2 primary partitions and load XP SP2 (32 bit) on one and 7 (64 bit) on the other to create a dual boot machine. I have read numerous articles in the forum, and elsewhere, and the general consensus seems to be that I need to install XP first, and then install 7. Yes? No? Issues I might need to address with that? My concerns are over the controversy surrounding IDE vs ACHI and how to get XP to acknowledge and work with ACHI defined drives? What drivers, if any, might be needed to make this happen? If I use the XP install to partition my HDD, will that create issues for 7? This is not my first build, but it is my first attempt to create a dual boot machine. Thanks in advance for all assistance.

A:Windows 7 & XP Dual Boot Installation

Your best bet is to run do under free virtual box as a virtual PC that say you don't need to mess with booting etc and it's safer you just install 7 install virtual box install xp

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Hey all,

My computer has been unable to boot to the Windows 7 installer for the past two days.

My boot order is correct
I have confirmed that the drive works (It runs a live CD of Ubuntu just fine).
I have checked that the disk works (it boots fine in another machine).
I have used this same disk on this computer before several times before with successful outcomes.
My diagnostics come back successful as well.

I'm on a Dell Studio 1735 (from 2008).

I'm really at a lost as to why it's not booting to the DVD. I'm currently typing this from my Ubuntu partition; I don't have convenient access to a Windows machine at this point so any advice that caters to my situation would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, I really appreciate the time this community gives to help one-another out.

A:Cannot boot to Windows 7 installation disk

Welcome to the forum
Did you try the system repair ?:

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I currently have 4 drives. I had Vista on my primary drive1, no OS secondary slave drive, Linux on my sata drive1, and Windows 7 64x on my sata drive2. I recently deleted Vista and installed windows 7 86x on my primary drive. Before installing W7 86x the windows boot option gave me the choice to choose between the three OS and now it does not. The W7 x64 drive is accessible and I'm able to view all folders but I can't get it to boot and that is where I have all my programs and work.

How can I get the boot manager to recognize my windows 7 64x drive which is not the primary drive?

A:Windows 7 installation boot problems

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try this:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

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I used to have a computer with Windows XP on which I could use Microsoft Works 2002 "Picture It 7". I now have a laptop with Windows 7 which does not have Microsoft Picture It and I believe that application was discontinued. I still have the old software but cannot use it with Windows 7 only with Windows XP. I would like to do the dual boot installation but would like to know if there is any danger of losing programs when interchanging the 2 operating systems?

A:Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

You can upgrade to Windows 7 Professional and download XP mode.
Windows XP Mode - Microsoft Windows

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I just recently installed a new motherboard, graphics card, 4gb RAM, and a 500w power supply unit. Upon installation, I can now no longer boot into Windows. I am pushed into a "Windows Error Recovery" where I can choose from two options: "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally"; both of which end up with me having to restart the computer and eventually get back to this screen. Before getting to this screen, I do see a message for a brief second that reads, "AMD Data Change.......Update New Data to DMI!"

Here are my computer specs as of right now (items in bold are new as of today and are the cause of the problem as far as I can tell):

Compaq CQ5700F
AMD Athlon II 170u Processor
Windows 7 32bit
4gb RAM (DDR3)
Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P Motherboard
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card
500W Power Supply

I tried a system restore from about a week ago with zero results. I REALLY do not want to have to do a complete restore back to factory specs (I do have the disc and all to do this, however) as I don't have another hard-drive to back all of my files onto. I cannot afford to lose what's on there.

Can anyone help me? This has been a week-long fiasco with Micro Center giving me the wrong hardware and a lot of running around to clean up their mess since they are unwilling. Now this happens and all they can tell me is to make another 40 mile drive for them to "see what they can do" and charge me loads ... Read more

A:Windows Will Not Boot After Hardware Installation. HELP!

You'll probably have to do a clean install. You have changed boards, and the new board will not run on the old board's drivers. Just hook your hard drive up as an external on another machine and copy your info, or try to copy/paste from the recovery console. You will need someplace to store the info, like an external hard drive. Then format your hard drive and do a clean install. Download the drivers from Gigabyte's website and EVGA's/Nvidia site.

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Ok, so I got a hp xe3 omnibook that i wanted to install windows xp pro on. Now I tried the cd on my desktop and it worked fine. I put it in the laptop and set it to boot from cd and all i get is "_" that blinking sign and nothing happens. Idk what's going on because I know the cd works fine.

A:HP xe3 omibook won't boot windows xp pro installation

Is the HPxe3 Optical drive good?

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I have successfully installed windows 7 onto a new hard drive. I now want to install windows 8 to have a dual boot setup. I'm installing from a cd, the installation gets so far then stops, It there a problem with 7 using legacy bios and 8 using UEFI bios?

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Hello everyone!

A few days ago i clean instaled Windows 7, after running normaly for a few days windows will no longer boot. It gets stuck on the boot/load screen. I have tried to repair windows with the instalation disc, but when i try to perform an action (after selecting language) the mous becomes a spining circle, indicating that it is loading, but nothing happens.
I have tried resetting BIOS but it has not helped.

If anyone have encountered this isue before i would be very greatfull for som help

EDIT: Thank you all for the help! I tried everything you guys sugested to me without any luck in solving the isue, so i had a friend take a look at things and it turned out i had a busted harddrive.
Many thanks to everyone that offered advises!

A:Windows 7 does not boot and installation CD/DVD freeze

Is the hard drive detected in BIOS setup and registers there?

Can you boot the disk in another PC?

Can you boot the disk with HD unplugged?

Try flash stick media provided in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which also has everything that can be done to start Win7.

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Hello, I just bought a new custom PC, and it worked fine for about a month, running a 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate OS. But one day I decided to install a mod for the GTA IV game. So I installed it, and ran the game. I then got a black screen and no response from my mouse cursor whatsoever. So I decided to reset my PC. After resetting my computer, it failed to boot windows and went into the Startup Repair loading screen. After this incident I was stuck in the Startup Repair loop.

A few days later, I decided to format my hard drive and re-install Windows 7. I put my Windows 7 installation disk and ran the installation until the disk partition menu, where I deleted and formatted the partitions. I'm not sure if this was the right thing to do, but I was following a forum on how to do a clean install of Windows. The installation seemed to be going alright until an error message popped up when windows was installing the features. The message said "Windows could not update registry data in the installation." followed by hundreds of message saying things like "The file or directory D:\Program Files\Windows Mail\oeimport.dll is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the ChkDsk utility." except there were all different directories every time. I have read a lot of forums about the Startup Repair loop and things related to windows not booting properly, but nothing seems to work in my case. So I took the hard drive to my IT teacher to get it formatted properly and tried to ... Read more

A:Windows 7 installation and boot problems

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Hi guys.
My mate had trouble with wayyyy too low fps in a game.
We decided to install win7 ultimate x64 on his laptop then.
We couldn't upgrade vista to it, so we chose the "custom install" option, where win7 gets installed separately and vista gets moved into a folder called windows.old.
We were almost done with the install and had just passed the time and network setup, suddenly a small window flashes with the text "windows failed to complete...." we couldnt see the rest and the laptop rebooted.
Then we got continually stuck on "press any key to boot from CD or DVD...".
Sometimes we get it to continue and it gets stuck on "Windows is loading files".
And 2 times it completed loading files and shut down instantly after.

Anyone got an idea of what we can do ?

I have his dxdiag here from before we did this:

System Information
Time of this report: 1/2/2012, 16:48:22
Machine name: KATBALLE-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista? Ultimate (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.111025-0338)
Language: Danish (Regional Setting: Danish)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire 7720
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1560MB used, 4777MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: Direct... Read more

A:Windows 7 crashed during installation, now we can't boot.

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Sevenforums!

To reinstall Windows, just follow this link here:
cleaninstall with an upgrade windows version

if you want to do a little extra to create that "perfect install", do this tutorial first:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hey guys,
From my windows DVD, I've made an ISO image of it so I can copy it fully onto my USB(making it an ONLY install USB). The copying process took about 1-2 hours. I checked if the file were all there and it was. I then attempted to boot it from USB at the start of computer. I chose BOOT MENU > USB DEVICE, it takes about 1 minute then it says "Selected device is not available - press F11 to try again and F12 for setup" I think it was like this."

The files were all there, with the autorun.inf and all codes are good but how come it won't boot? Please help if you know solution.

Thanks you!

A:[PROBLEM] Cannot boot from USB for windows installation

Did you follow this tutorial

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I have my laptop since last december (less than a year), and for unknown reasons, I got a BSOD a few weeks ago and none of the available recovery tools managed to bring me back to my desktop; not even a refresh. That's when I promised myself that I would never ever again install a Microsoft OS, and went for Ubuntu 16.04 (which was already there on another partition). Now I'm realizing that I need some softwares that work best on Windows and not through a VM (eventhough I already have Windows 10 running in VM for Microsoft Office).

So here's my issue:

I created my bootable Windows 10 installation USB but I can't boot from it! I doesn't even show as an option. Ubuntu does. I tried a USB 3.0, 2.0, UEFI, Legacy, MBR, GPT... Nothing seems to work. Searched forums for hours and couldn't find a solution.

Now for grub to be able to launch at startup, I had to add an efi file to the trusted uefi file list in the BIOS. I was wondering if such a file should be added to be able to boot from my USB... (secure boot is disabled).

I want to keep my Ubuntu and Kali...

I've attached a screenshot of my ssd partitions.

Any idea?

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Hi guys and girls,

I have finally started building my new PC, using Windows XP instead of the old 98 I've been using for years. Installation went well, until I rebooted it a few times. Now the PC won't startup, the startup animation would just play for hours, occasionally hanging.

I am able to get into safe mode, but there doesn't seem to be much to do there...no programs installed, etc. I've tried repairing the MBR, to no avail. I've even deleted the RAID array and created it afresh, then reinstalled Windows - it booted okay for a few times, then started looping endlessly again.

Help would be much appreciated.



A:Windows XP installation - endless boot

SOunds like incompatibile hardware.
Did you run a compatability check prior to deciding to go with XP?
IS this all new equipment or is some of it older?
What equipment?
Have you tried a vanilla install / boot . Where you do a clean install with no PCI card devices , only the drives you absolutely will need , no external devices other than keyboard and mouse, no network connection etc; just the bare bones minimum needed to install and boot up.
Do this on a clean freshly partitioned and formatted drive.
Single stick of RAM .

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Hello, My Computer won't Boot windows 7 DVD to make a clean install, I did everything on bios to Boot from "DVD first" but It won't work but It works when you make the Windows 7 istallation from Windows.

A:Bios won't Boot Windows 7 installation

Quote: Originally Posted by Fantaji

Hello, My Computer won't Boot windows 7 DVD to make a clean install, I did everything on bios to Boot from "DVD first" but It won't work but It works when you make the Windows 7 istallation from Windows.

Welcome to Windows 7 Support forums,
Fantaji, reboot and while system runs its post touch your F-8 key to bring up boot priority menu, select DVD to boot first.

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Several Windows 7 Systems will not boot and is looking for installation CD. Have been working fine for 2+ months.
Model; Lenovo x201
HDD;Solid State (Passes all diags)
OS: Win 7 Enterprise
number deployed 1250
15 have had issue in past week
I can see that MS10-015 KB977165 Cause a similar issue on XP and Vista and has been pushed out via Altiris.
Any ideas?

Repair with installation disk a few times and still will not boot.It states that the Windows Boot Manager needs to be repaired. It tries to repair and makes a backup the BCD, but still fails to boot into Windows. I can reinstall windows and look at the old files in the WIndows.old folder but do not see anything.


A:Windows 7 System will not boot and is looking for installation CD

Hello Tim,

Try the steps in this MS support page.

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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I just got new Hdd 1 T. For my min tower acer desktop.
1.I created 2 new partitions.
2. installed a fresh copy of my windows 10.

after initial installation system is rebooting AND I got a very simple message on the black screen :

"Reboot or select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected device and press a key"

I tried to change all options in BIOS related to autostart like secure boot. AHCI IDE on off etc . Still can See only this message.
I installed a 100 of systems on laptops and desktops and never had such problem any genius around?
Thank You!!!

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I'll give the "2 cent version" of my situation.

I have a dual-boot system (XP on mechanical HDD / Win 7/64 Pro on SSD). Recently, I had a series on infections damage my XP installation irrepairably and it is now time to move everything over to 7. I've just purchased a larger SSD to accomodate all of my programs and I'll need to re-install Win 7/64 on the new SSD. BTW...by "all of my programs" I am referring to latest builds, Win 7 compatible applications, i.e. Corel X6.

First, will I be able to re-install Win 7 Pro (OEM disc) on the new SSD without issue (same PC - new SSD)?

My BIOS is set up as AHCI for the SSD, and I am given the option to select Win 7 (default) or an older operating system (XP) - this was for the dual boot set-up. For now, I will keep the dual boot configuration, as I can still log on to XP in safe mode and transfer old data to external E-sata back up.

My second question is: once I physically swap out the larger SSD, how do I prompt the system to install Windows 7 from the CD-ROM drive onto the new SSD?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!!

A:Re-installation of Windows 7/64 on SSD from Dual Boot

Hi Movick

If you're installing Windows 7 to the new SSD drive make sure only that drive is plugged in. Unplug the XP drive and the smaller SSD . What are you going to do with the smaller SSD drive that has Windows 7 Pro already? You may want to uninstall it from that drive before you could use the key on the new SSD .

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