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  1. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10

    Afaik it doesn't work for oem keys. It also doesn't always work even with a retail key.

    spapakons said:
    Why go to a third party site? Go directly at Microsoft:

    Provided you have a genuine Windows 7 key, you can download the ISO officially.
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    Win 7/Win 10
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    I have two associates degrees in networking and computer repair. I have a win 7 disk I got when I was in school. The laptop I have has win 7 pro on it. The partition that has win7 pro was deleted. I attempted to install win 7pro. After installing the screen states starting win 7 pro services but does not complete the install process. So, I thought if I installed win 7 pro disk or image it would complete the install process. I have downloaded the Microsoft tool to sn external hard drive an going to attempt to use that to install win 10. Should any one have any other suggestions I would appreciate it. I want to Thank everyone for your assistance. But, this can be marked as solved. Again, Thank You.
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  3. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10

    "starting win 7 pro services"

    News to me
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  4. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 202H (Nov 2020 build 19042.867)

    Looks like you are to the stage of first load of Windows that finds drivers and eventually create the user account. If Windows fail to find drivers for a device you could get an error. I would disconnect all peripherals, leaving only the mouse and keyboard connected. I would also disable all devices in BIOS and enable them once successfully in the desktop screen. If it is a desktop PC, I would even remove any extra expansion cards, except of course the graphics card. Also make sure you delete ALL partitions on the disk before you begin installation of Windows (assuming you have kept a backup) and the disk is good, no bad sectors or other issues. The same goes either for installing Windows 7 or Windows 10 directly using Windows 7 key.

    PS: Just a thought... Windows XP installation would fail if you tried to install a version without a service pack or with an earlier service pack. This was because some device drivers required certain service pack to install. You could add the service packs to an ISO by using the nLite tool and then you could burn a new CD with the service packs included and any drivers needed. I don't think the same applies to Windows 7, meaning it would be rare for a driver to require service pack 1, but you never know. If you have an old Windows 7 DVD without the service pack, you can use nLite for Windows 7/8/10 to include the service pack and any driver needed. If your hard disk is connected on a RAID controller, you could need drivers for Windows to see the controller properly. Use nLite to include them and then burn a new DVD or use Rufus to create a USB Flash drive.
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