Offer some help with Windows 7?

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  1. Ex-Touch

    Ex-Touch New Member

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    I'm having troubles installing Windows 7. I've created a 25 GB partition on my D: drive and attempted to install the operating system on the partition. After it reboots and says "Expanding Files (27%)", my system starts to make a weird rhythmic clicking sound. It sounds like it's coming from the processor or motherboard. (I could be wrong) After a few minutes of clicking, an error message pops up saying "One or more required file(s) are missing and could not be completed" or something along those lines. So, my machine reboots and it goes into this phase where it is rolling back everything installed. (This never stops, I let it run for about an hour. The first time I tried to install it, it actually finished rolling back) The first time I just extracted the Win7 ISO and ran Setup.exe. But, after failing, I burnt it to a DVD using PowerISO. Whenever I try to load up GParted in my Ubuntu LiveCD, it never loads. It's stuck saying "Scanning disks". So, I cannot delete the partition. The ISO worked perfectly fine in VirtualBox, so I cannot understand why it isn't working natively. Thanks in advance.
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    gabegerman New Member

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    i had the same issue, give it more room in the partition, it needs a huge amount of room to expand when unpacking and installing + the more ram the better when you go to install it.
    hope this works for you

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  3. mmitt

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    Try paragon for partitioning.
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    r u on vista? cuz vista has a native partitioner built in.
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    That works about as well as my middle toe for partitioning a hard drive.
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    ya i kno it was just a suggestion, an all else fails type of thing.
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    Ex-Touch New Member

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    Alright, thanks for the help. Will try it.
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    Greatzulu New Member

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    im on windows 7 right now and using a laptop. had a spare harddrive laying around so i installed windows 7 on that. also i had the missing file thing happen 2 but i figured out that my dvd was bad. i had to re burn the dvd and it worked.

    hope you get it working
  9. micaheljcaboose

    micaheljcaboose Well-Known Member

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    Try mounting the iso in daemon tools. Install it through there.

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