Windows 7 Help! Error code: 0x80070241


New Member
Jun 2, 2009
I got this error message while I was installing Win 7.

Windows cannot copy files required for installation. The files may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070241

Can anyone help me to install Win 7 32-bit?

I've downloaded the installer, extracted it to my external hard drive then started the installer. at 27% the error occurred.

Am I doing something wrong?
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New Member
Jun 3, 2009
error code 0x80070241

I get the same error code. I have tried everything suggested written iso to different disks with different burning software at slower speeds and still get the same error. even uninstalled all the software that was incompatible with windows 7. what do I do next........ FRUSTRATED TESTER!!!


Senior Member
Apr 12, 2009
This happened to me too. I was doing a clean install on a new disk. It turned out that during the install, Windows 7 created a 100MB partition to store the boot files. For some reason, it did not format that small partition.

My solution was to go into the section where it asks about where to install the files, format each partition manually. Then, everything installed normally.
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