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Windows 7 Install Reaches Boot Screen, Then Dies
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(03-27-2020, 12:39 PM)jfk52917 Wrote:
(03-27-2020, 12:27 PM)admin Wrote:
(03-26-2020, 09:27 PM)jfk52917 Wrote:
(03-26-2020, 07:44 PM)admin Wrote:
(03-26-2020, 05:36 PM)jfk52917 Wrote: I was actually using Windows 7 Ultimate, which it appears should work. That being said, I may try using Windows 8 instead, though I think I'd prefer to use 7, if possible.

Is the USB drive an external hard disk or a USB flash drive? Some computers produced in recent years may not be compatible with Windows 7. Are you sure your computer is compatible with Windows 7?

The drive is USB flash, unfortunately. I would imagine that my computer is compatible - it's a fairly moderate-spec laptop from 2015 with Windows 10 as its native OS, but dual-booting that and Manjaro Linux.

Please note that Windows 7 does not have built-in USB 3.0 support, you can only start Windows 7 To Go from the USB 2.0 port, please check it.

Yeah, I had noticed that, too. The first time I tried, I did use the USB 3.0 port on my computer, but when that failed, I used a 2.0 instead, but that also failed in the same way. Unfortunately, I reformatted the drive and used 8.1, but that also didn't work (at least installing it under the GPT settings) - after rebooting and selecting the USB as a start device, the computer spent about an hour setting up the drive, but never actually booting to Windows. Are there any requirements for the drive used when creating a Windows To Go installation?

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RE: Windows 7 Install Reaches Boot Screen, Then Dies - by admin - 03-27-2020, 01:10 PM

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