Windows 7 help anyone??

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January 14, 2009 at 15:10:54
Specs: Windows XP pro, E6850 / 2 Gig
hey all since we dont have a windows 7 section though i may try here. has anyone downloaded the beta and had trouble installing it? my pc is way fast enough for the install i am trying to install on a clean HD yet when it gets to setup it gives me a message. windows could not finish configuring the system. to attempt to resume configuration please restart computer. and it does the same thing over and over?? anyone else have this problem?? i have an asus P5n-e Sli MB and a 60 gig hd e6850 processor and 8800gt video card 512 mb..

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#1
January 14, 2009 at 16:58:23
I downloaded and installed Windows 7 on a
computer I want to just play around with. It has less specs than yours(EVGA 610i, E2160 cpu, 2 GB RAM, etc.) and I had no trouble.

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#2
January 14, 2009 at 17:16:20
Did you download the 32bit or 64bit version? I'm downloading it and going to install it on a nvidia 680sli mb this weekend. Can let you know if I run into any issues then.

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#3
January 14, 2009 at 19:55:43
Check image.

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#4
January 15, 2009 at 09:07:12
Aside from making sure you have downloaded the right version (32bit versus 64bit) you may have to delete it and download it again. Somteimes the download gets zapped and you won't even know it. From my own experience with downloads.

Hope this helps.


Bob

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#5
January 16, 2009 at 17:56:42
I get the same error (Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.) Restart just loops back to the same error.
I get the error with a ZOTAC GeForce 8300 AMD Motherboard, same error with a Sempron or Phenom, and with all the Windows 7 builds that I have tried. Vista, however, installs just fine.
The difference appears to be the loader. Windows 7 (and Server 2008 R2) uses a virtual-friendlier loader, while Vista uses an earlier version loader.

I tried all the tricks that I could think of, with no luck. So I will just wait for the manufacturers to come up with a solution.
On three other, all different, motherboards, Windows 7 installed, and runs with no errors.


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#6
January 17, 2009 at 14:37:58
sorry i have not been back to this for a while.. but this is what i have. i downloaded the 32 bit version and was unable to install it on my faster system. just to try it out i tried installing it on an AMD 2400+ 1 g pc210 ram FX5200 128 MB vid card and asus a7v333 and it installed perfectly on that so its not the image. and since this is new.. obviously no support. i cnat believe they came up with such a generic error. i ahve no idea where to begin. i have Vista and XP installed on the newest system and both installed fine.

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#7
January 21, 2009 at 06:39:38
I did a clean 64 bit install on a separate partition and it went great. All the hardware works without searching for new drivers. Seems pretty fast too. We'll see how it goes from here.

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