Got a laptop with a failing hard drive (Windows Vista).
Customer had no recovery disk… so she gave the go ahead to replace the HDD and to install Windows 7 Home Premium.
So I installed a new Seagate 320 GB HDD, and went through the usual procedure to install Windows 7
However, partway through the installation, I got an error message (0x8007045D)
A quick check on the internet doesn’t give any meaningful answers, so I try installing W7 again.
Now the logical amongst you will say: if you got an error the first time, youre gonna git it again!
But I know computers can be mysterious and temperamental.
Sure enough, the second time, Windows installs without a single problem.
I also do a full suite of updates, install an antivirus, and run the windows experience index test, all without a single problem.
Sometimes its worth trying again.