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flightsimnerd February 15, 2010 02:13 PM

Windows 7 Installation Problems: Stuck at Expanding Windows Fles
Mom just brought home my new WD 640gb Caviar black so i went to install w7 on it but it gets stuck at Expanding Wndows Files :(. I have tried new sata cables, different sata plug on the mobo and all give me the same resultAny ideas? Please help!! I am installing with my dvd drive btw

redwagon February 15, 2010 03:30 PM

Maybe try a different DVD drive to install the Windows 7. The one you have might be going.

clone63 February 15, 2010 10:37 PM

If that doesn't work, try using the same HDD on a different computer (for sake of trying a dif. mobo)

bkh2 February 15, 2010 11:00 PM

Or try a different install DVD.

Alpine February 16, 2010 07:22 AM

did you try to do a install from a USB key ?! I did have the same problem. I have create my own USB install key and it work great and the installation was very fast!

flightsimnerd February 16, 2010 09:24 AM

I dont have a usb key big enough :( the one i have is 2gb.

flightsimnerd February 16, 2010 11:11 AM

WOOO!!!! After trying it a million times. It finally worked!! Thanks guys!

Chromey February 16, 2010 11:46 AM

HAd the same issues with 64 bit.
After 20 or so trys it worked... Then crashed every 10 mins after...

Windows 7 = Epic Fail for me.

b1lk1 February 16, 2010 02:43 PM

So far I have only had good luck with Windows 7 on my laptop and since it came factory preloaded with it that is what I believe has made the difference.

Eldonko February 16, 2010 02:57 PM

Sounds like the disk is shot. I keep my W7 on a usb stick to avoid such issues. Glad u got it working

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