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nikko63
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Win7 Clean Install : freeze on Starting Windows

Hello

 

Sorry for my english level, I am french.

I have a problem with my new E550.

 

I bought a SSD drive (SanDisk Ultra II), and I want to install Win7 Pro 64 bits on it (it's not the original drive of the laptop, it's a other).

I disable the Secure Boot on the BIOS.

 

The DVD boot is OK, but after the "Windows is loading files", the screen "freeze" on Windows Starting... Smiley Sad

I don't think that is an ISO problem, I tried two different ISO and the problem is the same.

 

Can you help me please ?

 

Thanks in advance

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Re: Win7 Clean Install : freeze on Starting Windows

Hi,

 

Are you trying to install in UEFI mode?  Windows 7 in UEFI mode requires CSM support.  If you have the option in BIOS, turn on CSM support.  It should be somewhere near the UEFI/legacy options.

 

If you prefer to install in legacy mode you can disable Load OS Optimized Defaults, the Load Setup Defaults, Exit Saving Changes.

 

Z.

 

 


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nikko63
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Re: Win7 Clean Install : freeze on Starting Windows

Hi,

 

I enable Legacy mod and the Win7 install was OK Smiley Happy

 

In fact, It's just a step to migrate to Win10.

I will reactive default option for the Win10 clean install.

 

Thx

amex
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Re: Win7 Clean Install : freeze on Starting Windows

Hello,

I have the same problem with the freeze "Starting Windows" when I try to install clear windows 7 on my X201 Tablet. This model have not UEFI and what is the reason in this case?

Thnak you in advance for all answers!

eyeswideshut120
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Re: Win7 Clean Install : freeze on Starting Windows

I've the same problem: I need to install clean Win7 or Win10 but there is always this message of freeze on Starting Windows.
I've a Lenovo Thinkpad L412 with 1.39 Bios version, that it haven't UEFI option.

How do you have resolve it?

Thanks so much

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