Windows 7 Beta Installation Error: Windows cannot copy files…

When installing the Windows 7 beta, I received the following error:

Windows cannot copy files required for installation. The files may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070241


If you get this error, the problem is your ISO file.  I had burned a DVD and mounted the ISO directly.  My buddy Nate burned me a new cd from his ISO, and the installation was fine.

I think the problem occurred when I paused the download, and resumed at a later time.  I guess Akami’s download manager isn’t as robust as BITS or Bitorrent.

So if you get this error, download another ISO, or find someone whose worked.

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2 thoughts on “Windows 7 Beta Installation Error: Windows cannot copy files…”

  1. I dont think that this diagnosis is correct. I have a fresly installed XP Media Center machine with all the updates. When I try to install Windows 7 I get the error listed above. Bummer. But when I load a factory DVD of Vista, I get the same error. I even copied the factory DVD to the local drive and I get the same error. I will admit that the drive may be suspect…but I have had no other problems with it. Still looking for an answer.

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