Hang problem when setting up Windows® 7
Having issues when setting up Windows 7 on your system? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 has many advantages over earlier Windows based Operating Systems. This OS is very users friendly and has a very graphical and eye pleasing interface because of which users can use this OS for many hours at a stretch without getting bored. With Windows 7 the system also tends to be more stable and less susceptible to errors and crashes. Installing and setting up Windows 7 on a system is very easy and even a novice user will be able to install Windows 7 on a computer without any issues. However, there have been cases where users have reported Windows 7 hanging or system freezing when the setup is being done. Windows 7 setup can hang for many reasons. Some of them include hardware not capable of supporting Windows 7, setup being done with a pirated version of Windows 7, issues with optical drive, lack of free space on hard disk etc. If Windows 7 setup hangs on your system, there is a good chance that the OS will get corrupt and the system would become inoperable.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to solve the setup hanging problem in Windows 7:
- Check authenticity of OS
- Verify hardware
- Issues with optical drive
Check authenticity of OS
The setup of Windows 7 is likely to hang or freeze if the copy of the Windows 7 used is not authentic. Pirated versions of Windows 7 are known to have many issues and some might even have malware which would cause corruption during the setup stage itself. All users having setup hang issues during Windows 7 setup are recommended to check the authenticity of the OS being used and replacing the OS with a genuine copy will help resolve this problem.
Windows 7 has some minimum requirements for working on a system. If the minimum requirements such as processor speed and RAM or memory is not met, then the set up would hang and users would be unable to complete the installation. In such cases, users are recommended to double check the hardware configuration of the system and upgrade the hardware such as RAM so that it is enough for Windows 7 to solve the issue.
Issues with optical drive
If the optical drive used for setting up Windows 7 on your system has some issues then setup would freeze. This is because the optical drive will not be able to gather sufficient information from the installation disk to complete the installation of Windows 7. All users having setup hang issues are recommended to check the optical drive used for installation and change the optical drive to a working one to solve the issue.
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