Hello, my friend just bough a brand new hp pavilion g6 laptop. We swapped out the hd for a, also brand new, ssd. OCZ 128gb vertex 4.
When I tried installing, the installation stops at "expanding files: windows cannot install required files. make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation error code : 0x8007045D." I've been googling for the past hour and haven't found any solutions.
I've tried deleting and recreating the partition and even booting in to ubuntu and manually creating a partition.
Could this be a driver or compatibility issue between the laptop and ssd?
Should I update the ssd firmware (i've got it ready on a disk, but am only willing as a last resort seeing as it will probably void the warranty.)
I was thinking it might just be corrupt files on the ssd from the initial windows7 installation, and I'm assuming that deleting the partition doesn't actually delete the files. Is there a manual way to delete the temporary files/folders etc?
Any ideas and input would be appreciated.
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Have you run any diagnostic software on the new SSD to check it is OK ?
You could use esata or a sata 2.5" usb tray or a desktop PC spare sata connection to access the SSD
Western Digital produce windows diagnostics which works on most brands of hard disk,
OCZ probably has its own diagnostics software
Do not update firmware until ssd tested and if update is recommended by OCZ
When I updated from Hard disk to SSD I cleaned up the Hard Disk first
(chkdsk, delete system restore points , empty recycle bin, run CCleaner etc)
Then I duplicated the partitions to SSD.
There maybe problems if the SSD is smaller than the hard disk. ( I went from 80GB to 120 GB)
There are programs which can copy files to a smaller partition.
Also most modern laptops have a recovery disk builder producing 2 or 3 DVD's this will have specific drivers for the hardware