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the setup will only got to 'windows install required files.
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Welcome to Geeks to Go
Check your ram
If you can run the physical test by removing one stick, if you have two
then try
if still no good swop the sticks
If you have four sticks of ram - take two out - place them on card next to numbers 1, 2, 3, 4
See my post 5 on this link
http://www.geekstogo...nt-run-16-gigs/
Try with two
change and the two you take out place against the other two approrpriate numbers

If that is not possible or you do not have the knowledge run Memtest
http://www.geekstogo...sing-memtest86/
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Need more information.

Make and model of computer.
How much ram.
How big is the hard drive and how much free space.

Where did you get the Windows 7 install DVD from.

Remove all but 2GB of ram and try again as RAM is the most likely cause of this problem.
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As I said

Check your ram


and indeed my colleague Ztruker is of the same opinion.


RAM is the most likely cause of this problem.


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thankyou i have sorted the windows 7 out just trying the ram to stop it from turning off
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Do you mean it has now installed and you found the ram to be faulty
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it wouldn't install windows 7 and it didn't work so I got another copy of it off a friend and that version worked. But now it just boots fine but after 5 minutes switches off I switched the rams around I have 4 of them and it still does it I'm thinking its the motherboard.
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Do as I suggested and try with TWO not with the four
in otherwords do not swop them round

If you have four sticks of ram - take two out - place them on card next to numbers 1, 2, 3, 4
See my post 5 on this link
http://www.geekstogo...nt-run-16-gigs/
Try with two
change and the two you take out place against the other two approrpriate numbers




AND

it wouldn't install windows 7 and it didn't work so I got another copy of it off a friend and that version worked


so where was the one you WERE trying to install from and which product key are you using to install the one from a friend please,.
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so far 2 of them are working in the furthest away slots and I purchased the keys off ebay.
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It may be me, but you leave me wondering what you mean

so far 2 of them are working in the furthest away slots


So does that mean that you now have just two sticks of ram in and it is OK
or does it mean you now have two sticks in and it still does this - as below

but after 5 minutes switches off I switched the rams around I have 4 of them and it still does it I'm thinking its the motherboard.



and in respect of this

I purchased the keys off ebay.


I am not making an allegation that these keys are other than completely genuine and legal. However this site does not offer help of any kind with any software etc that is used, activated, validated other than in accordance with the licensing conditions.

From our terms of use

The posting of links or references to warez or any other type of illegal software is strictly forbidden. By doing so you risk having your user account terminated without warning. We will NOT help anyone we suspect of having obtained their software or services illegally.


Therefore and I hope you will understand our position. In view of the fact that you purchased the keys on ebay, I have decided that I will NOT offer any more help until you have activated and windows 7 has passed validation.

When that has occurred we will of course be more than pleased to continue our assistance.
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