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Can't install windows 7 on new hdd.

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January 29, 2011 3:28:10 PM

Hi, i just bought a new hdd and i want to install windows 7 on it and after i install it im going to move all my files from my old hardd to my new hdd.
I can add files and delete files on the new hdd but i can't install windows 7, after i enter the windows set up from the boot everything works but after the computer restarts to do the last step "Completing installation" it just stays on that step for like 20-30min and i can still see the three dots ... changing but nothing happens then after the 20-3min i get an error saying : Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware.
What can i do to resolve this problem?
By the way here is more info about the new hdd:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 29, 2011 10:19:47 PM

can someone please help me?
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January 30, 2011 6:49:01 AM

Hi, i just posted this message from ubuntu.
I can install ubuntu on the harddrive and everything works great but when i try to install windows on it, i can't
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January 30, 2011 7:16:47 AM

how old is your computer?
what os was it running?
have you tested your hardware recently? (PROPERLY)
have you tried running just the one hdd and installing windows to it?
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January 30, 2011 1:39:05 PM

Are you installing a 64 bit windows?
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January 30, 2011 2:15:57 PM

Did you try imaging your drive onto a usb HD and restoring that onto your new hard drive?
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