Windows 7 install keeps freezing

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Azraeel, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. fjgold

    fjgold New Member

    Jan 11, 2009
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    I use unetbootin to automatically create a USB Flash installer.
    Make sure you have a 4GB or greater drive, probably not a good idea to use a super cheap drive, go with a quality drive.

    Format to NTFS first.

    Download the MS Power Toy Iso Recorder.

    ISO Recorder v 2

    Run iso recorder it will add a right click menu item to allow you to make an image (,iso) of any file, folder you right click on.

    Insert your DVD and right click the DVD icon in My Computer and select create image select your destination folder and let Iso Recorder do it's job.

    When finished you will have an .iso image of your DVD.

    Now download the latest version of Unetbootin, the version for Windows.

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

    Unetbootin is standalone.

    Plug your Flash drive in.

    Unzip the download and run the .exe.

    Skip the first field (distributions) and select the radio button next to "Disk Image".

    Make sure ISO is selected from the dropdown and use the browse button on the far right of the "Disk Image" field to navigate to your newly created .iso file.

    Click OK and wait for Unetbootin to finish.

    That's it, you now have a bootable USB Flash Win 7 installer that functions just like the DVD only must quicker.

    You BIOS must support booting from a USB drive and the USB drive must be first in boot order in BIOS.

    Sorry for posting all this here, I don't have my own blog to reference.

    This works for me.

    P.S. Unetbootin works when run from XP and Vista as well.
    #41 fjgold, May 29, 2010
    Last edited: May 29, 2010
  2. Lamar

    Lamar New Member

    Jun 26, 2009
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    You can't upgrade from 32 bit vista to 64 bit win 7. You will need to buy the complete install disc for 64 bit win 7. If you had vista 64 bit already installed on your machine, you'd not have any trouble with the 64 bit win 7 upgrade.

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