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December 28, 2010 1:45:32 AM

I'm loading Win 7 Ultimate onto a brand new build, my first one. I get to the part where Win 7 finishes Expanding Windows Files, is Installing Features. It then wants to reboot. I let it, but then it boots from the DVD (which I set it to do) and does it all over again. Should I change the boot order back to start with the hard drive after this step? Or something else?

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a c 395 $ Windows 7
December 28, 2010 1:48:48 AM

take it out at that point it is done with the disc....when it reboots make sure you already took the disc out!
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
December 28, 2010 1:52:08 AM

it is done with the disc when it goes to reboot take it out and it will finish the install when it boots back up!
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December 28, 2010 1:53:46 AM

Okay, got impatient and re shuffled the boot order. It came back up, but I noticed it listed two Windows 7 on the HD. It automatically choose one, and is is the process of finalizing the install right now. I took the DVD out at this point.

Any concerns from here on out? Should I worry about removing that other Windows 7 instance later on? A menu said something earlier about "your windows files will be kept in Windows.old" or something like that.

UPDATE: Rebooting for the 3rd time, that's a good sign ;) 
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
December 28, 2010 1:55:16 AM

yes you should reformat and do a clean install then install it like i stated then you will be fine!
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
December 28, 2010 1:56:23 AM

with 2 win 7 installs on the drive you might run into issues with activation among other things!
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December 28, 2010 1:58:29 AM

Duly noted. Got a guide for reformatting?
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
December 28, 2010 2:01:54 AM

WHEN you first boot up your win 7 disc choose custom installation and it will give you the option to format
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December 28, 2010 2:16:33 AM

Thanks a ton.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
December 28, 2010 2:17:45 AM

you bet hope it goes well!
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January 3, 2011 5:00:13 PM

Best answer selected by TheWanderer14.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 3, 2011 11:31:41 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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