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I have tried installing Windows 7 in Virtual PC and on my HP 2133 netbook. Both halt when in the copy file stage with this error message:

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The VPC image was using the ISO directly, and I copied the files from the iso to a usb drive for the netbook install. Anyone else see this?

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I know everyone hates n00bs who ask questions that have already been answered, and I did google this first (and call Microsoft), but the results I found on google went right over my head and Microsoft was not helpful at all (I shot them off an e-mail thinking I might get better service that way, but they haven't responded yet.)

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This appears to be a somewhat common install error and it happened to me.

Searched and discovered multiple _possible_ hardware and software causes and multiple _possible_ resolution schemes.

The only consistent solution regardless of all other factors was a boot from the Windows 7 install media; DVD, USB, etc....

Necessitates a temporary BIOS change to make the Windows 7 media the 1st boot media.

Me: Dell Optiplex/P4 3Ghz/2GBmem, XP Pro sp3, Windows 7 to be installed on a clean fresh dedicated 75GB drive.

Failure History: multiple downloads, multiple DVD burns at various speeds on multiple drives and multiple media mfrs, copied to new drive, ISO busted to new drive - Install always started in Windows environment and always failed with Error 0x80070241.

Success: Reset BIOS to boot from DVD, seamless install from DVD, 1st time.

Observation: On some hardware/software configs, in some obscure corner of Windows there sometimes exists a process/dll/driver/etc.... that creates a conflict with the Windows 7 installer; run the installer in a 'non-windows' boot and no conflict.

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