Yesterday I recieved my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate NFR (Not for Resale) from the Microsoft Expert Zone. I tried to install it however I came up with error code 0x80070017. So, after a little bit of forum searching I found a few ways around this issue (installing it from a flash drive, using a different DVD/DVD-ROM drive, etc). However, none of these have worked for me. I am running Windows XP on the machine I am installing Windows 7 on. I have also tried a few different types of installs. Here's what I have tried so far:
-Upgrade Install (I put disk in with Windows XP running however it said I must do a Custom Install)
-Custom Install (I put disk in and restart computer - this is where I ran into the above error code. I also tried to reformat the hard drive using the advanced tools however I still recieved the error.)
-Custom Install on blank hard drive formatted using Windows 98 Startup Disk (FAT32 format)
-Three Optical Drives (I used the DVD-ROM & DVD-RW drives that were already installed on my computer and I installed a different DVD-ROM drive from a different computer and none have worked.)
-Install from Flash Drive (I have tried to copy the files from the Windows 7 disk onto a SATA hard drive, flash drive, and USB external hard drive however I get error messages each time I try. Using the first two DVD drives I got the error 'Cannot copy install: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).' and using the other drive it said that it could not copy 'install.wim')
Due to the error in copying the files off of the Windows 7 DVD is it possible that I recieved a bad disk? I have heard people have had problems with ISOs they burned themselves however this is a copy directly from Microsoft.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.