Solved: Windows Setup Stuck at 69% on installing devices screen

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  1. armond

    armond MDL Senior Member

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    #1 armond, Aug 8, 2016
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    Hi Folks,
    I have Windows 10 on my main NVMe SSD, but I also have a working SATA SSD which I want to install Windows 7 on it and sometime use as a secondary OS.
    I applied a fully updated Windows 7 install.wim to a primary partition on the SATA SSD and also added the boot files:
    dism /apply-image /imagefile:X:\install.wim /index:1 /Applydir:I:\
    bcdboot.exe" I:\Windows /s I: /f BIOS
    Now the problem. When I boot to the SATA SSD for the first time, it sticks on 69% when recognising my devices. I even disconnected any external devices, graphics card, wireless adapter, etc. Nothing helped. I want Windows 7!
    Using an ASUS Z170-PRO motherboard with the latest BIOS, Intel Core i7-6700K CPU, 16 GB Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 C9 memory, and an EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW GAMING ACX 2.0 graphics card. The NVMe is a Samsung 512GB 950 Pro M.2 NVMe Internal SSD. (Windows 10).
    I am also using an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA III SSD for my Windows 7 installation. I can install Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on the SATA SSD and boot to it, with all my devices connected without any issue.
    So any idea about why Windows 7 setup cannot continue after applying install.wim and rebooting? I did install Windows 7 in the same way on lots of other computers without any problem.
    Thanks so much for any possible help.
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    Edit: Really wondering, but the issue resolved after adding a new PCE wireless adapter to the computer.
     
  2. 100

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    The log file for that part of setup is %systemroot%\panther\setupact.log, maybe you can find some info in there.
    Also, if needed you should be able to open a command prompt by using Shift+F10 at that point, unless the machine has locked up entirely.
     
  3. armond

    armond MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks so much. Going to look at that log file.
    Also no access to command prompt either. Shift+F10 do not work. It completely hangs.
     
  4. LatinMcG

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    integrate usb3 and chipset drivers..
     
  5. armond

    armond MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks so much for your suggestion. Just did that via dism.exe /Add-Driver method. Still no luck!
     
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    armond MDL Senior Member

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    Can anyone believe? Recently I purchased an ASUS PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter. After installing it into my desktop and trying once more, the problem just resolved! Windows installed all my devices after adding the wireless adapter... So I can mark this theread as "solved". or maybe you have a better idea.:)