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[SOLVED] Problem Installing Windows 7

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I have no idea why, but this is making no sense to me whatsoever.

First off, I'm making a build for my friend. Relevant parts are a QX9650 on a EP45-UD3P with 2x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1066 CL5D 4GBPK with a WD Caviar Black 640GB and a Sony DVD-RW.

This is a completely fresh install; the harddrive is brand new as is the DVD drive. I've made, deleted, and re-made the main partition about five times already, yet this problem persists.

Windows 7 DVD would load fine, but when when it starts installing it'd get stuck at 0% at "Expanding Files" stage. After a while, it shows a 0x80070006 error. I've googled this and the workaround seems to be upgrade from Vista, but as this is a fresh build it doesn't have Vista on it and my friend doesn't want to pay for two operating systems.

Can anyone help us out here?
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Originally Posted by chatch15117 View Post
Is this version of 7 RC or RTM?
Er, whichever one the retail version is. It's a Windows 7 Professional x64 given out under the $30 for students deal.
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Ah, ok. You may have to install a copy of Vista first, and then upgrade with the 7 disc you bought.
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The $30 student version is UPGRADE, not full retail. Sorry, but your friend must to have a previous Windows operating system installed to use it.
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Thanks for the info
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Just FYI

The $30 student version can be the full version if it is asked for during the order process. I asked for full and got it...loaded a clean install on my machine just fine.

Seems like the OP had the upgrade version unfortunately.
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