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WIndows 7 Ultimate WONT install???

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September 21, 2011 6:17:48 PM

I just built a brand new i7-2600k system. New mobo hard drive ect. I transferd A ISO image of Windows 7 onto a USB for easy download and portability but everytime it gets to the part where it says finishing instilation please restart your PC (It does it for you after 10 secs) It loads back up to the install now screen where I enter my language etc. How do I fix this? I saw videos on YT that you have to make your USB bootable? I just transferd a ISO file of windows 7 to the USB and plugged it in. Any help? Power isnt the problem i have a 750W and my USB is 8 gigs.
a b $ Windows 7
September 21, 2011 6:36:37 PM

doesnt sound right--as far as i am aware you have to make the usb bootable then extract the iso contents to the usb--then start the pc and choose boot from the usb drive--i cant see how you could even have started the install at all the way you say if your usb wasnt bootable and contained only an iso file

could you explain how you started the installation?
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September 21, 2011 6:55:13 PM

wintoflash is the easiest way to put it on a flash drive and make it bootable, this works 100% of the time.
http://wintoflash.com/home/en/

This is a direct link to the exe if you dont like sorting through the website.
ftp://wintoflash:YPNP4TVC@downloadserver1.wintoflash.com/distributions/Novicorp%20WinToFlash%200.7.0020%20beta.zip
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September 21, 2011 8:18:41 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
doesnt sound right--as far as i am aware you have to make the usb bootable then extract the iso contents to the usb--then start the pc and choose boot from the usb drive--i cant see how you could even have started the install at all the way you say if your usb wasnt bootable and contained only an iso file

could you explain how you started the installation?
I have no idea. I just transferd the ISO file to a USB and that was it. I plugged it into my new system and it booted right up. But when it needs to restart to finish instalation it doesnt go back to completeting install it goes back to select language for setup etc.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 21, 2011 8:46:00 PM

never tried it that way so cant say 100% it cant work but i would try making your usb bootable and extracting the iso to the flash drive with winrar or similar and try again--or on another pc burn the iso to a dvd and try that
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September 21, 2011 8:48:21 PM

The pc is not smart enough to boot off the HD during the reboot like it would if you installed from a cd or dvd. Instead it is booting off of the usb drive which it thinks is the HD getting you stuck in a loop forever. When it reboots you have to yank the usb drive out.
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September 21, 2011 9:20:20 PM

bucknutty said:
The pc is not smart enough to boot off the HD during the reboot like it would if you installed from a cd or dvd. Instead it is booting off of the usb drive which it thinks is the HD getting you stuck in a loop forever. When it reboots you have to yank the usb drive out.

Ill try that
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a b $ Windows 7
September 21, 2011 9:45:38 PM

i always load windows from a usb flash drive and never ever had to yank it out
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September 21, 2011 10:12:25 PM

bucknutty said:
The pc is not smart enough to boot off the HD during the reboot like it would if you installed from a cd or dvd. Instead it is booting off of the usb drive which it thinks is the HD getting you stuck in a loop forever. When it reboots you have to yank the usb drive out.
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September 21, 2011 10:12:59 PM

Best answer selected by Trixie5.
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September 21, 2011 11:20:36 PM

I am always right some times.

If you think about booting off a CD or DVD you get the prompt to hit any key to boot from the cd.

When booting from a USB stick you are using HD emulation so the mobo bios thinks the usb stick is the boot harddrive.

Most boards have a quick boot menu. In my case its F8 during post and I get the option boot from any device i want for that one particular startup. Using that helps alot, because then i dont even have to adjust bios or make any changes.
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September 21, 2011 11:22:45 PM

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