install.wim

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kuparuk, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. kuparuk

    kuparuk MDL Novice

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    I'm having trouble installing W7 on my Dell Latitude D630 due to a 'cant find install.wim' error. The DVD is a pukka Dell but my drive and two I've borrowed from colleagues just struggle with it. I can however boot from the dvd and install ok on a very old desktop pc with a x8 dvd rom.
    Short of using an ide/usb coverter to use the old drive on the laptop I can't think of a work around.

    Is there anything I should know?

    Thanks.
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

    Oct 26, 2009
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    Uuuhmmm english?


    Windows 7, problems installing on D630
    pukka dell?

    Older desktop oc works with the same dvd ?


    Id take a look at the ram, hdd and maybe psu.
     
  3. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    You can make a win7 bootable usb and install from that. There are numerous guides around, just google for "usb win7 install" or something similar.
     
  4. kuparuk

    kuparuk MDL Novice

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    Thanks for that Venu - I've got a 16Gb flash drive still in the packet so I'll try that route
     
  5. kuparuk

    kuparuk MDL Novice

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    Tried that and it worked fine and pre activated. Thanks :)