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Windows 7 Setup error:Windows setup could not configure one or more system components.? Answered

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Hey, I am trying to install Windows 7 RTM, legally, Have my legal product key with me.

So it installs, i have the ISO image, i mount it, and run the setup from there, that is how i did it with the windows 7 RC, And it worked fine.
But now, It gets past the first part, installs fine, Second part, Fine, 3rd part where it is at "Completing installation", At about 99% done, It gives the the following error:
Windows setup could not configure one or more system components.
Then it restarts, and ends there.

I tried re-downloading twice, I tried Re-installing 4 times, No avail.

Any help? Ideas?
Thanks
~ReCreate

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napoleonis (author)2009-10-07

try to disconect any usb hard disk,stick,pendrive,wifi adaptor.
then burn the rtm to a dvd,make sure that will be bootable and then boot from there.
i hope i helped.

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led235 (author)2009-09-30

LOL!!! u should've got a Mac! LOL

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ReCreate (author)led2352009-09-30

You sir Fail, I tried installing Mac os on a mac, and it is by far way more tedious that installing Windows on a PC

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led235 (author)ReCreate2009-10-01

its not hard, just install, enter a few bits of info, then wait under an hour. its easy!
You sir, have no sense in how to install any software! 'FAIL

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ReCreate (author)led2352009-10-04

You fail for running away.

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ReCreate (author)led2352009-10-01

That is how it is for windows too, Especially for the newer OS's
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enter a few bits of info
I wish it was like that, When i tried to install, the Un-predictable Mac OS did not find the hardrive, or any partitions.
Tell me, Which os is not a rip from a free os?(windows, mac os ripped the unix core, AND made it closed source)

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frollard (author)2009-10-01

Try burning the image and running it bootable instead of installing from within the operating system?

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seandogue (author)frollard2009-10-01

Oh jeez...I had no idea Recreate was doing the install off his harddrive. I didn't think that was possible with any flavor of Windows 7, RC or otherwise... Now I have to ask, how do you do it with RC?

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ReCreate (author)seandogue2009-10-01

Also, any OS newer than XP can do that.

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seandogue (author)ReCreate2009-10-01

ah...newer than XP...rats...I need a new DVD writer then (the old one is no longer burning any apps outside coasterware)

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ReCreate (author)seandogue2009-10-01

I mounted the Disk image, And installed it, Windows 7 RC installs completely with in windows.(and i RTM does too, but something went wrong.)

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ReCreate (author)frollard2009-10-01

That is what i will do today. Thanks!

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seandogue (author)2009-09-30

I'd consider running the WIndows7 upgrade test app to see what components might be giving you problems and resolve any flagged issues prior to doing the W7 install. I assume (hope) you're doing a secondary install to another partition on an already working XP/Vista system?

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ReCreate (author)seandogue2009-09-30

1: I already did that 2:Yes, it has XP and another OS installed, i have a partition ready for it.

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seandogue (author)ReCreate2009-09-30

Crud. Are you upgrading the RC installation or doing a completely fresh install?

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ReCreate (author)seandogue2009-09-30

Doing a fresh install on another partition.

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seandogue (author)ReCreate2009-09-30

Hmm. Are you performing the install with all external devices and usb devices disabled?

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ReCreate (author)seandogue2009-09-30

I don't see how i could disable them...

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seandogue (author)ReCreate2009-09-30

I saw a note in a windows 7 forum in which someone said that was something to do when installing 7. idk why.

related link

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ReCreate (author)seandogue2009-09-30

*sigh* that is an entierley different error message...at a different part...*cries*

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seandogue (author)ReCreate2009-10-01

Sorry, it was the best I could offer.

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ReCreate (author)seandogue2009-09-30

Ok...looking at it now...

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Re-design (author)2009-09-30

It looks like there is a driver or two that it does not have and it is for a part of the computer that is necessary for windows to run. This could be and probably is something on the motherboard.

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ReCreate (author)Re-design2009-09-30

But the windows 7 Release Candidate Worked perfectly!

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