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I've been trying to install Windows Vista Home Premium/Windows 7 (diff CD's).  I can see and format the HD.  when I put the CD in it takes me to the install screen, when i click next to install, it quickly skips "copying windows files" and goes to the next step and it eventually just stops.

I've reformatted the HDD, gone into the bios enabled ACHI, unplugged all devices from laptop, even tried an external DVD drive and nothing is working.  Running out of ideas. help anyone?
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Sounds like the dvd you have with you is not the original Microsoft disk. It should be oem disk or disk customized for different computer. That it why its goes directly to installing windows.

Replace the DVDs. Get a proper Retail disc or OEM disc meant for your computer.



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Sounds to me like the problem was a bad DVD, and ded9 hit the nail on the head with his comment. I don't see why he shouldn't get the points?
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I've seen that happen with some Windows 7 installations.  It could be that you're just not waiting long enough for the next step to kick in.  From personal experience, the first step of copying Windows files flew by and my installation looked frozen for a good 5 minutes or so before the next step kicked in.  Just try waiting to see what happens if you haven't waited already.
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no, it wasn't a bad DVD. IF you didn't read the original post, I tried multiple DVDs and it didn't work until i burned a newDVD at lower speed and then it worked.  It would skip right through, yes, but it would terminate with an error message after the second step.  Once i put the new DVD it skipped copying the files right away, but it continued to the next step without errors.  

the solution above did not solve my problem. but you can have the points, it doesn't matter.
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