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so I had a little oopsie with chkdsk and it screwed up system 32. so I tried to reinstall windows 7 profesionall 64 bit but now the thing fails while expanding the files with thiss error comes up. I'm not sure if my Rufus settings are wrong or not but I've tried windows 10 and 7 both fail about halfway through the install. I get an error saying the install cant complete. I have an SSD with Windows 7 pro 64 bit that works perfectly fine and nothing is wrong with the one I'm trying to install windows onto(its litteraly less than a mounth old). My rufus settings are here. I'm not sure if something is wrong here or with my settings or if it is possibly the flash drive I'm using or the iso file which I got from Windows7 USB DVD Download tool Installer. any help would be appreciated

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    Which version of Windows 7 and Windows 10 are you working with? Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, or other? Are they all 32-bit or all 64-bit? Please click edit and add that info to your original question; please do not reply by Comment. – K7AAY Feb 12 at 0:04
  • Run a hard drive test, the drive may be failing. – Moab Feb 12 at 0:05
  • moab its an ssd and its brand new ive had it less than a week – user85749 Feb 14 at 2:40
  • Boot selection: MS-DOS means that you want to create a drive that boots MS-DOS. That's completely different from a Windows installation drive. As Ramhound has pointed out below, your settings are clearly wrong. You need to click on the SELECT button to select your Windows installation ISO and make sure the name of that ISO is displayed under Boot selection. – Akeo 2 days ago
  • The error indicates a problem with the ISO you are using. Download it again and use the correct Rufus settings per my answer – Ramhound yesterday
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I'm not sure if something is wrong here or with my settings

You are using incorrect settings. Your current settings would require you to configure your system to support UEFI:NTFS

I suggest you just use different settings which will be compatible with your system without much effort on your part. You can also just use the Media Creation Tool and it will create a working installation disk for you. If you have to create a Windows 7 installation disk then you must use Rufus to accomplish that task. The only difference between what you will use, and what the screenshot indicates, is you should use a different disklabel.

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  • Also, I cant free up the necessary space to run that program it needs 8gb but I only have 6 free. it hence why I got the bigger hard drive – user85749 yesterday
  • The Rufus settings apply to both Windows 7 and Windows 10. There is no solution to your space issue other than making space for it. You should not need more than the size of the ISO. – Ramhound 23 hours ago

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