Windows 7 Installer hangs

Symptom :

Windows 7 Installer hanging at "Starting Windows"

Windows 7 Installer hanging at “Starting Windows”

 

 

When booting from Installer CD to launch Windows 7 Setup, it hangs displaying “starting Windows”

This happens often if Windows 8 was installed.

 

 

 

 

 

Cause :

Hard Disk containing Partitions of type “GPT”

Solution :

Erase all Partitions on Disk and change the partition type of  Hard Disk from “GPT” to “MBR”

Tip : Use Gparted to do this

 

 

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