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Pirated Windows never worked well. Just saying that if you're not sure about how legit it is then that's likely the case. Haven't had a legit version spit out errors like that since WinME.
     
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Pirated Windows never worked well. Just saying that if you're not sure about how legit it is then that's likely the case. Haven't had a legit version spit out errors like that since WinME.
lol I'm pretty sure it's legit, she is a computer teacher at my school and she burned me the copy in her office. I sat there for 16 minutes.
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Well if it's a legit key then go snag it from here:
http://www.overclock.net/windows/753...ctivation.html
     
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i dont know how windows 7 works. but i know when i tried to use an upgrade version of windows XP to do a fresh install it wouldnt let me and said that some files were missing.
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Well if it's a legit key then go snag it from here:
http://www.overclock.net/windows/753...ctivation.html
That's exactly where I got the .iso for my computer. But I tried that same disk for my brother's and it said some files were missing...do you think it matters which version of win7 and whether it's an OEM or not? Or are all keys the same?
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^^All keys are not created equal...but you aren't even that far along in the install process are you?
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^^All keys are not created equal...but you aren't even that far along in the install process are you?
Nope, right now I'm actually in the process of completely wiping out the partition again using "BootIt" which I found using this guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=113630
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I'd try another DVD drive at this point.

My laptop burner started making coasters out of the blue, and it was pretty crappy since I was formatting 2x computers at the same time. "Oh wait I need rescue disk...."... -_-..

Some of them occasionally have read errors that will throw these kind of installation problems.
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I'd try another DVD drive at this point.

My laptop burner started making coasters out of the blue, and it was pretty crappy since I was formatting 2x computers at the same time. "Oh wait I need rescue disk...."... -_-..

Some of them occasionally have read errors that will throw these kind of installation problems.
You know what I just realized....my brother's computer has an IDE drive lol. So maybe that has something to do with it. Yeah I'll def burn a new disk at no higher than 4x speed.
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So it worked, and it turns out that it's actually Windows ENTERPRISE lolll...

But yeah I just hooked up my DVD drive to his computer and the disc ran...
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