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[Solved] Windows 7 keeps reinstalling

post #1 of 14
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I am trying to install Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition on Acer Aspire 8930... After I install it and it reboots, it asks me to install it again instead of going for the second part of the installation where you name your PC and stuff like that.

I hate laptops, never seen this before.
Edited by Lune - 5/12/11 at 11:00am
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post #2 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lune;13478974 
I am trying to install Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition on Acer Aspire 8930... After I install it and it reboots, it asks me to install it again instead of going for the second part of the installation where you name your PC and stuff like that.

I hate laptops, never seen this before.

Make sure it's not reading the optical drive first (assuming you're installing from the DVD) whenever you boot the laptop.
post #3 of 14
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So I should just put it back to "Boot - HDD" instead of CD and force it to read it with F12 (Press any key to boot from CD) or whatever.

That way it doesn't boot twice the same bs after it installs it the first time?

After I install it, I go to Bios and set it back to HDD and F10 + save & exit and then continue?

Edit: Solved: Switched back to HDD after installation, save & exit and now it's working (Now it's completing the second part of the installation).
Edited by Lune - 5/12/11 at 11:00am
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post #4 of 14
no make it boot from the hdd to finish install, dont boot from the cd
EDIT: you editninja'd me but glad to hear its working
Edited by kill - 5/12/11 at 11:02am
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post #5 of 14
Instead of changing the boot order in the BIOS, you can just eject the CD when it's done with the first phase. At that point, it always tells you "Your system will restart in 10 seconds" and counts down to 0, then restarts. Eject the CD during that countdown. That will force it to boot from the hard drive.
post #6 of 14
or just remove the dvd from the tray when it reboots the first time.
post #7 of 14
It needs to boot from the hard drive the second time around,but the dvd still needs to be in the drive to read from.So when it reboots stop it and make it boot from the hard drive.
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post #8 of 14
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Solved, thank you all! Now, can I use the same key I am using? I mean I am using it on my PC, can I use it 1 more time on the laptop? I can disable updates so they don't detect it, as far as I know you can use the key only on 1 pc
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t;13479066 
It needs to boot from the hard drive the second time around,but the dvd still needs to be in the drive to read from.So when it reboots stop it and make it boot from the hard drive.

Nope, it doesn't.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lune;13479069 
Solved, thank you all! Now, can I use the same key I am using? I mean I am using it on my PC, can I use it 1 more time on the laptop? I can disable updates so they don't detect it, as far as I know you can use the key only on 1 pc

It depends on the license you bought, but in most cases, no, you can't. They don't rely on Windows Update to detect that kind of stuff anyway.
post #10 of 14
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How do I check if I can use it on more than 1 PC
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