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Wondering about a new Windows 7 install process (no disk)

Q: Wondering about a new Windows 7 install process (no disk)

I currently have a HP laptop which originally had Windows Vista installed. When I got the laptop it had a few virus' and wasn't starting correctly but I managed to get it running decently well just by going through forums and troubleshooting each step of the way. Then I decided I would install Windows 7, since I go to school and I can get a free (downloaded) copy I figured why not. It worked much better so it seemed like a good decision. It's been just over year that I've been using it in this condition and it's working fine, but it has seemed to be going a bit slower lately. Also, there is no point in Vista still being installed since it is never used, so is there a way to uninstall the Vista without losing any information on my Windows 7 copy? I came across some info about the boot being partitioned to the Vista copy so I don't want to do anything that is irreversible.

Alternatively, I could download another version of Windows 7 and save it somewhere (a removable hard drive?), then completely reformat my hard drive and install that downloaded copy so that i would be starting new. This option sounds better to me if doable. I could possibly acquire a disk, but i believe that option is not free from my school (which isn't as nice, since i'm a broke student).

I'm not quite sure the route I should take, and also what exactly I should do. So what I am asking for is some suggestions on which route would be better, and then possibly the general steps I would need to do in order to accomplish this. I have taken a couple CS classes so I am somewhat computer literate and think I could do this with a little guidance.

Thanks for reading my wall of text and thanks in advance for any suggestions!

A: Wondering about a new Windows 7 install process (no disk)

Look over these same steps for doing a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to see how your Win7 install compares. If you're game we can help you get and keep a perfect install.

And if you'll post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image we can help you remove Vista if it's still on the drive.

Additionally you can reboot and tap the ESC key for BIOS Boot Menu to select Diagnostics to see if they still run from boot. If so then that would be the only partition you'd want to keep for sure if you're ready to reinstall.

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My computer is infected with something, I think Virtumonde but I'm not sure. I'm waiting for help in the logs thread for this. My question is for in the meantime.
Whatever the computer is infected with makes the mouse go out of control alot of the time, it clicks on things and moves around when I'm not touching it.
I've got Tall Emu Online Armor running, today it come up saying AcroRD32.Info.exe wanted to run, because it looked like something to do with Adobe reader even though I was only surfing the net I allowed it. Next I got a notification saying this process wants to remotely control another process using OLE. The process it wanted to control was C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe Process ID= 652. I blocked this.
So have I done the right thing or should I change either of these decisions? These requests have come up before.
I'm finding the problem with this firewall is half the time I'm not sure what I'm mean't to do, so I google it and find conflicting opinions.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Wondering if I should have blocked this process through OnlineArmor?

Your DDS/Hijackthis log is posted here.Please refrain from asking for help from other members or staff until the HJT Team has checked your posted log. The HJT Team work very hard to investigate a unique solution to your problem and you will receive individual expert assistance. This takes time and effort so we ask you to please be patient while waiting for assistance and NOT to make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Any modifications you make on your own can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the team member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer. The HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean. If you followed any other advice already, please ensure you inform the HJT Team Helper when they respond to assist you with your log. This will help them know what has been done and they probably will ask for an updated log.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please PM me or another moderator and we will re-open this topic.Thanks for your cooperation.I'm finding the problem w... Read more

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Hi, I am worried that my personal laptop may be monitored and as I was looking around I found two processes running that I am worried about. First, two instances of rundll32.exe with no username or file association that I get an access denied error when I try to kill. (I am running as administrator) and csrss.exe.

What can I do to fix these two and also to scan my pc and be sure that I'm not being hacked/monitored/etc?

A:rundll32.exe and csrss.exe no username or file on the process. Wondering if I may be getting spied on?

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some tim... Read more

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where would i download a copy of vista reset disk ?????

A:wondering . reformat disk ?

In general you can't download a copy - although copies are available at TechNet with a subscription.

You can order restore disks from the manufacturer of your system for a nominal charge.

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I want to reformat my upstairs computer. Last time I did this, I tried to use the windows CD that I purchased for my downstairs computer which included sp2 and it did not accept the cd key for the gateway upstairs. The upstairs computer is slightly older and did not come with sp2. I then used the install disk that came with the gateway and it worked fine. This time i don't have the install disk that came with it, I have yet to try again but I'm thinking the same conflict of cd keys will occur. Any idea what I should do?

Specs for Gateway upstairs:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
Report Date: Saturday 02 February 2008 at 20:09

System Summary

Manufacturer Gateway, Inc.
Mainboard Intel D845GRG
Chipset Intel i845GL
Processor Intel Celeron @ 1800 MHz
Physical Memory 128 MB (1 x 128 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card Intel Corporation 82845G/GL/GV/GE/PE Integrated Graphics Device
Hard Disk ST340810A (40 GB)
CD-Rom Drive HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400B
Monitor Type Gateway EV530 - 14 inches
Network Card Ralink Technology Corp RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Network Card Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c

A:Factory Windows Install disk vs. NewWindows Install Disk

There is a way to get it to work, but you will have to copy the files from the XP cd, edit one of the files, then burn it to another cd (and make the cd bootable).

Alternatively, you could contact Gateaway and ask them for a replacement CD and they should be obligated to send you one.

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[font="Comic Sans MS"][size="2"]I may be requesting in the wrong forums but, this is bothersome for me so I a trying different venues to solve this issue. I have HJT installed so I can copy/paste that as well. My computer is a HP Pavilion a530n running XP home sp3.
Anytime I reboot, this box pops up. It has a red circle with an X. with the following statement(s). "ExceptionProcessing Message c0000013 parameters75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c." Under that are 3 buttons ... Cancel, Try Again and continue.
There is an image at
I have to click on cancel or continue four (4) times to get it off the screen. Then within 5 minutes it will appear agan and I have to click it 4 times again before it stops. I had one other statemnt on one of second four, as follows ... "There is no Disk in the drive. Please insert a disk in Drive ???." Beyond these two instances, I can go about my day with projects and browsing. This error won't come up again until I re-boot.
Following is DDS.txt.[/font[/size
DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 11:32:57.35 on Wed 03/17/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.457 [GMT -5:00]

FW: Sygate Personal Firewall *enabled* {BE898FE3-CD0B-4014-85A9-03DB9923DDB6}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
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I bumped this to the top, not to agitate anyone but, to inform anyone interested that I went back to the site I provided the link for in my initial post. I failed to realize how simple the steps were to change the drive letters. After going through all the stress of following 14 pages to post everything here and already seeing 45 views and no reply, I thought I had better go back there ( I got up the nerve to follow the detailed steps to change the Drive letters and reboot. I am happy I did because it worked. Those annoying pop ups are gone.Thank all of you for your time !!!

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After starting up my computer and getting signed into Windows, I get a popup that states: "Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk." It then gives me options to "Start the backup process" or "Ask me again later."
My Toshiba HDD/SDD Alert reads: "Your HDD has the SMART Predict Failure function which monitors the HDD operating status. Your HDD is experienccing a problem and SMART monitoring software predicts that the HDD will fail. Toshiba strongly recommends you create a back-up for your HDD data. THen contact an authorized service provider in order to chekc your drive and purchase a new replacement drive if necessary. Do you wish to start Windows Complete PC backup now?"
All my files are backed up on an external hd. I have been getting this alert for a few months. In the last month, I decided to wipe my hard drive and restore it back to original. I used the backup discs that I had created when I first got my laptop. After doing this, I still get the error message. Maybe the HD really does have a problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
I pasted the DDS log below and attached the attach.txt file as the posting instructions stated.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.17267
Run by Heather at 12:07:57 on 2014-01-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium &#... Read more

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Sure, it's possible. The hard drive is just another IDE device. If you have any SATA controllers on your mobo, you can have even more hard drives (SATA, of course).

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I'm going to try to reinstall windows 7 for the 3 time. I'm starting to think that I'll have to upgrade . I'm. Running a pentium 4 running at 2.4 ghz, and an Aopen motherboard. Is it worth trying?

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How much RAM do you have? You need at least 1GB of it. Note that RAM does NOT equal hard drive. If you have this, you can try it out.

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I use Norton and Carbonite? Could they be causing it?

Does the computer need some sort of maintenance?


A:High Disk Write Usage by: Host Process for Windows Services

This message from Norton.Do you have malware symptoms? DownloadProcess explorerExtract and launch itRight click on SVCHOST.EXE that has high cpu usage and click on services tabPost the list of services here

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I am trying to Install Windows XP on my old PC. It didn't have a CD-ROM so I used one from my new Computer. The Problem I am getting is that whenever I connect the CD-ROM, computer doesn't boot. It Ends Up giving me error : "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"
The Hard Disk is alright and does boot if CD-ROM is disconnected. However, After I connect the CD-ROM, Hard Disk won't Boot either, even when it is first boot device.
CD-ROM is working fine on other PC and hard disk is also quite right when CD-ROM is not connected to the PC.
I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out.

A:Can't install Windows... Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

If the optical drive is IDE, check the jumper settings on the back of the drive. If you have the CD drive and the hard drive on the same cable, one should be master and the other slave or set both to cable select.

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Hello to everyone,
This is my windows 7-related issue: my laptop is 4 years old Fujitsu and over the years it's seen many OS. XP ran ok, I played with VISTA for a little while but didn't like it, and now since I own an original Win 7 DVD (prior to SP1) I wanted to install it for so long. Every time I've tried, after formatting the disk and copying the system files, the installation got stuck at 1% installing files.
I have tried a few times to make it happen, with the same effect. Now I've bought a piece of hardware that is only working on Windows 7, so I desperately need to install it. Can anyone tell me what can be done?
In case you need my laptop specs:

CPU ? AMD Mobile Sempron CPU clockrate ? 1,6GHz
Display ? 15,4"
Resolution ? 1280x800
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A:Windows 7 install process stuck at 1%

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Looking at your specs you should be able to run it ok but just to be sure, if you didn't already, run this Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

It will tell you if anything is lacking and meanwhile I'll research your problem and try to find a possible solution.

Also, whenever I install a new operating system I prefer to wipe the drive properly rather that trust the standard windows format.

This is a great tool for the job DBAN Download | Darik's Boot And Nuke

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Hi: Please see this discussion which will solve your dilemma.  

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Hello Everyone,
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Thanks for the help everyone.


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Hello Everyone,
Can someone help, I need to know if I can create a Windows XP PRO Bootup Disk which also has a Unattended install of windows XP Pro with Sp2 pack and that I can have it all on one DVD Disk. ?
If so, can someone show me CLEARLY step by step process, I have tried to look on the net and its so confusing, need steps to be clear and easy to read.
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I got a compaq presario laptop.
it initially had window vista installed when i bought it a year ago.
i decided to put window XP pro on it.So i formatted the hard drive and try to install window xp pro but every time i try to install window xp pro it says it can not find the hard drive.Is there something i am doing wrong?

Any help would hardly appreciated appreciated.

Best regards,

A:My laptop won't install Windows XP. It stalled in the set up process.

That is how alot of people think of when they want to put xp on a vista machine. Well its a lot more than just format and install. Thought both Vista and XP use NTFS filesystems, theres alot more involved so vista wont go without a fight!

Since your computer came with vista it recognized the SATA drive that came with it. Now that you have reformatted, XP cant see that SATA that vista did, so its telling you theres no hard disk, when you know there is.
You will now need to use a third party application to format your hard drive (try something like DBAN (Dariks Boot and Nuke). I am assuming that you originally used your XP disk to format the drive.
XP doesnt know how vista reads SATA drives simply because it didnt exist yet!
1. Download DBAN (google search)
2. Burn the .iso to a disk
3. Put it in your computer and format the drive
4. Put in your XP Pro disk and you should be good to go
Post your results or any questions ill b happy to help more. Good luck

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1)80091007 on KB955020;
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And the last problem is about installing anything on my computer now. Some installers just can't install on my computer, even knowing that they're not corrupted by using them before. I don't know why, but sometimes it's just a matter of time and then I'm able to use the same installer perfectly or, at least, it reaches a further point of the installation. Any fixes about that? I just can't understand why such things are happening here.

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A:Windows update, HOST process and install problems

You can get unlimited support for Windows Updates for Vista from Microsoft, look here if you find no clear solutions to your WUP issues

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can you do a system restore to say about 3-4 weeks before it started this freezing??

just a thought!!!

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A:Windows 7 Install Disc fails to see hard disk after Ubuntu install

Did you install Windows 7, then install Ubuntu?

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Hi, I have been having a problem with my laptop, I have received help from another help forum with a boot disk with repair tools on, which I have followed  but still stuck with same error. Logon Process Initialization Failure, So I think a complete install is the only way
I have managed to get hold of a Windows 7 installation disk with License but need help doing an install as I have never done a complete install before could anybody please help :-
Toshiba Satellite A300 Model PSAG8E
Windows Vista (32 bit)
Hard Drive was replaced about 1-1 1/2 years ago.
NO VISTA uLTIMATE restore/Backup discs
Error message when laptop powers up
Logon Process Initialization Failure
Interactive loon process initialization has failed
please consult the eventlog for more details
press ok, then get the error message again
 I ran repair tool sfc scan - unable to repair. I have tried to run chkdsk /r but get message drive is locked, then do I want to dismount the drive to continue chkdsk. I have tried sfc /scannow another message there is a system rpair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart windows and run sfc again.
Problem Signature: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature01: 6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03: Unknown
Problem Signature04: 637
Problem Signature05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature06: 1
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A:Install help Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 due to Logon Process Initialization Fa

Exactly what are you trying to do...dual-boot, replace Vista?
If that disk/license is currently used on another system...that would be an illegal install and will probably result in the owner of said items...being flagged by Microsoft.

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So I have been trying to install windows seven into a hard drive for my friend.
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Anyways first run through was going well, then it reset after reaching Completing installationg, but when it restarted it went to Roll back and undid the whole install.
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I have done some searches to try and find a solution to this issue, trying everything but no improvements.
Changed the format of the disk from MBR to GTP and back to MBR.
Looked for bad sectors.
Did start up repair.
Formated and reformated the disk.
Went into the BIOS and switched SATA from ACHI to IDE to Raid even. None of which seemed to make any difference.
Tried 2 different windows 7 x64 ,and one Windows 7 x32 installs all which give me the same error.
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Hi everyone

I've built a brand new PC and decided that I would like to install windows 7 64 bit on my SSD, I got a disk+key from my university before christmas so that'd i'd be ready once i'd built it.

I built the PC yesterday and realised that I'd left my external DVD drive at my university accommodation, I'm at my parents house for christmas break so that's a few weeks left. I can't really wait that long so I used my parents laptop (which I'm posting from now) to turn the disk into an .iso and use the microsoft USB utility to make a USB stick that i could install from.

However when I tried the install gets to 'installing features' and gives 'windows cannot install required files' error code 0x80070570 I looked the code up on google which sent me to a lot of threads here, so far I've tried:

Taking all but 1 stick of ram out and the graphics card.
Reseting the bios to default
Installing again without rebooting after error.
using cmd to select the right partition

Nothing has worked, please help me I'm losing my mind

A:'Windows cannot install required files' on Flash disk install to SSD


Just to clarify, are you having trouble getting the ISO onto the USB drive? Im not sure whether that is your issue, or the installation from the USB. What size is the USB drive?

Can you have a look at this tutorial?

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


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i dont know what to do can some one help me i really need to reinstall windows.

A:win 7 install windows cant install on disk 0 partion 1 pls help

Have tried formating partition first?

Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Last night I did a repair install using a Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3 disk.
It was not the original disk that installed Windows XP Pro on this computer, years ago.
And now I don't seem to have Service Pack 2. Just Service Pack 3.
But I need service pack 2 to fix problems i am having with DirectX.
I have been unable to reinstall any versions of directx over my directx 9b. I can't install 9c. And I read that one fix was to download Windows XP Service Pack 2. But I can't install service pack 2 because I already have service pack 3. And I can't uninstall service pack 3 because it was part of the windows installation last night.
So I was thinking....
The only way I can possibly install service pack 2 is to do a repair install with this other disk I got a hold of that is Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 !
So it's older than the one I installed last night.
Is it a bad idea to do a repair install with the Win XP Pro SP 2 disk over the Win XP Pro SP3 install I did last night?

Please let me know what you think.
Any help would be appreciated.


A:[SOLVED] Can I install Windows XP SP 2 disk OVER Windows XP SP3 Install?

You should use that disk to completely install a fresh copy of XP SP2, don't do a repair install as I'm sure it won't work.


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A:how do I install windows xp pro install disk in dos

Insert your XP CD in the drive, boot into the bios & change the boot order to boot from the CD first.F10 to save.Watch for > press any key, do so & follow the prompts.

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A:Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000080

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Hi fooks,

I hope you all can read this, i'm from Belgium so my Englsich is not as good as it might be.

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On my desktop i have the utility Process Explorer 15.3 {the executable only} from the site below
Process Explorer

When i dubbelclick the Process Explorer is see al the services and processes on my machine.

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See this screenshot i made:

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A:Windows 7 + Process Explorer + Patch: [Opening error process]

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,,Windows cannot install to this disk. The disk may fail soon. If other hard disks are available, install Windows to another location."
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May HDD is matter of that?
I did after back up by Acronis for make sure if something happens i will have back up for recovery.
Thanks in advanced.

A:Windows cannot install to this disk.

Good afternoon Elysium,
By the installation of windows 7 you have to delete all the documents on the partition if you have a back up of you hard disk.
I have pasted a picture below, when you're here on the istallation you may click on ''delete'' on all the partitions you have.
When the installation is finished you can copy the back up back of your hard disk.
If there are another problems I hear it from you.


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I'm guessing that you need to format the drive.  Here is a walkthrough that should help.

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A:Trying to install Windows 8 32 bit from a 64 bit Disk

They are separate disks.
90 days only, though.

Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation

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A:Windows cannot install on Disk

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Normally that's not necessary, but I'd consider it.

Has this drive EVER had Windows on it?

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Here is a screenshot of the disk management.
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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 and 8, Windows 8 cannot install on dynamic disk

Use Partition Wizard version 4.2.2 boot cd to convert it back to primary.

How did it get converted to dynamic in the 1st place ?

Did you ignore the message telling you it would be converted to dynamic ?

Windows 8 is not worth the effort, Trust me !!!

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I would like to know how to convert my drive from a MBR to a GPT without having to delete the partitions already on the drive, without suffering any data loss, and without purchasing software (like that from AOMEI) to do so.

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A:Convert disk From MBR to GPT to install windows

To clean install:
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SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For USB:

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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I do however run Windows 8 on another computer (this one), and this version came on DVD and as far as I know it's an OEM version with key printed on the cover. So my question is then; can I use this DVD to install Windows on my computer by copying it to USB (not directly, but through proper procedures), or will it simply not work due to different computers, different keys or whatnot?

Do I just have to buy another copy of Windows?

A:Install Windows 8.1 without recovery disk

Originally Posted by LTd

I do however run Windows 8 on another computer (this one), and this version came on DVD and as far as I know it's an OEM version with key printed on the cover. So my question is then; can I use this DVD to install Windows on my computer by copying it to USB (not directly, but through proper procedures), or will it simply not work due to different computers, different keys or whatnot?

No - If the DVD is OEM recovery DVD.
Yes - If the DVD is OEM System Builder DVD.

Take a look at this post: How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key?

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A:can I install windows 7 on a dynamic disk?

It would be much better to remove the data from the disk and convert it to basic first:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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what can i do to solve my prob?
pls help me out!

A:not able to install windows on my hard disk

What version of Windows you are trying to install ? How did you delete the partitions ? Try some 3rd party ( like Partition wizard ) program to wipe the disc and format it .

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am sure right now you've figured out that am trying a dual boot.

A:windows 8 cannot install on a dynamic disk?

Hello Sam,

An OS cannot be installed on a dynamic disc since it would be unbootable on a dynamic disc. I'm afraid that the whole HDD will need to be basic.

OPTION ONE in the tutorial below can help show you how to convert it if you do not want to lose anything on the disk.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Hope this helps,

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A:Fresh Install of Windows w/o disk

Hello bjp106.

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see a way to create an 'all versions' installer that can be used to install Windows, then you would use the product key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though you may have to make a robo-call to MS to sort the activation batch key.

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A:Cannot install Windows to this hard disk?

Quote: Originally Posted by doh23

I got a Dell Inspiron 6400 with XP and I'm trying to do a clean install of Windows 7 but this message shows up, any ideas how I can get passed this?

Use the winpe, diskpart and imagex approach to force it to do what you want. If that disk can boot XP, it can be wiped clean and forced to boot 7. Tell me more about your system, and the exact errors and I'll point you at the right tutorial.

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Realy have no clue, what matters is that it works like any other Windows 7 with no single probs,
just wanted your opinion on this matter basicaly, thanks in advance.

A:While telling Windows 7 to install on Disk 0

Hello Otase,

Not sure unless you mistakenly selected Disk 1 to install to instead somehow. It'll be fine though.

I like to remove all hard drives except the drive that I'm installing Windows on before starting the installation to avoid any potential issues like this.

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A:Windows XP won't load, neither does install disk

Hi, are you try to instal with another XP instalation disk, maybe disk is damaged?

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A:Solved: Re-install Disk Windows Xp

XP is for sale at your local computer store.

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The Inspiron 5520 was never tested for Windows 10 so it could be anything from BIOS incompatibility to other hardware.  I wouldn't bother with windows 10 imho.

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When I turned on my computer it locked up in the starting screen so I tried boot repair and it locked up on loading files. I tried going into safe mode but it again locks up on loading files. I tried using the windows defender offline cd but it locks up on the windows logo. I tried creating another cd and same thing.

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A:windows 7 won't start even with install disk

btw, I tried disconnecting all the hard drives and it still locks up on the start screen. So the issue must be with the motherboard or power supply I guess?

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Laptop System Model: Satellite L875D-S7332 Part Number: PSKFQU-008003 Pre Installed with Windows 8 x64. I want to create a Windows 8 x64 Install Disk. Can you please instruct me on how to do this?

A:Create Windows 8 x64 Install Disk


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
How to make Toshiba Recovery disks.

Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media DVDs on a Windows 8 Laptop - YouTube
Toshiba How-To: Understanding Windows 8 system recovery options - YouTube
Creating Recovery Media for Windows 8 - TOSHIBA FORUMS
Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media on a USB Flash Drive - YouTube

Toshiba Satellite Pro C640/C650 with Windows 8, make recovery disc, page 68
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How i install my Window XP home SP2 when i received an error:

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Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated.
Consult your computer manual or SCSI adapter documentation for more information.

My computer have to internal hard drive. 59GB (C drive) and 10GB (D drive)

Please help..
I tried to format my second hard drive (D) to install windows, i still received the same error.

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since win8 is upgrade, you cannot keep win7. It must be deleted once win8 is installed since it is justification for the cheap version of win8.

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I'm having problems reinstalling Windows XP, it keeps saying that there is no Hard Disk Drive detected. I want to format and then reinstall through the windows setup cd.

I have a Compaq V3793TU laptop.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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Processor: Intel Pentium III processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
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Motherboard: Wistron, 30CD, 80.49,
Antivirus: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Windows XP Install - No Hard Disk

Here is the support site for the Compaq Presario V3793TU laptop. You should add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

It's product specifications section lists hardware and devices that are completely different than what you've submitted. I suspected something was wrong when I saw an Intel Pentium III processor listed along with 1024 MB of RAM. I've never seen a computer with that processor that supports more than 512 - 768 MB of RAM.

From what I can determine, Windows Vista came pre-installed in that laptop. Did you do a "downgrade" to Windows XP?

Are you using an actual Windows XP CD and have you set the optical drive first in the boot order?


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Hello,I recently purchased a 275 GB SDD to replace a crashed 520GB SATA HDD. Since I did not have a recovery disk created I ordered the HP Win 8.1 recovery disks. I followed the instructions and the Disk 1 formatting process completed successfully and I was prompted to insert Disk 2. At this point the process freezes after the dvd drive spins up. Nothing I o do will cause the process to continue.  Is the problem due to different drive sizes?  Thanks for any help.

A:install windows 8.1 on new SSD from recovery disk

Hi: See if by making your own plain W8.1 installation media you can reinstall Windows 8.1. The only drawback to this is the ORM product key in the BIOS. However, there are some workarounds such as the one posted below for how to get the product key in the BIOS to work on your clean installation...

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Sorry if this has been discussed before. I cant find the thread if it exists.

Can Windows 8 be made to give the option to install Home or Pro from one iso like Windows 7 could? There is no ei.cfg file to remove like in 7. I tried this method from the How-to Geek but it did not work. Error 87 like a lot of others experienced.

I was actually hoping Brink may have made a tutorial on it? Any thoughts?

A:Install any version of Windows 8 from one disk?

A untouched Windows 8 x64 DVD, will install Core or Pro in UEFI mode or Legacy mode.

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I have a laptop that came with Windows 8.1. The hard drive failed and has been replaced with a new hard drive. If I want to install Windows 10 on this laptop, do I first need to install Windows 8.1. and then perform the upgrade to Windows 10, or can I just install Windows 10? Will Windows 10 use the Windows 8.1 license key in the BIOS to activate? Or will this not work unless I first install Windows 8.1. and then upgrade to Windows 10?

This computer has never had Windows 10 on it.

The computer has a new unformatted hard disk that has never had Windows 8.1. installed.

A:Install Windows 8.1. on new hard disk before upgrading to Windows 10?

The newest download of Windows 10 will read the Windows product key in bios stored in bios and use that to both install and activate with as long as the ISO you download contains a version of Windows 10 compatible with the version of Windows 8 the product key is good for.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

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Hey folks. Does anyone know if it is possible to re-image a Dell XP installation disk so it may be installed on another brand PC?

Also would like to thank everyone responsible for the Vista slipstream article and the respondents to my questions. Everything worked and now the once slow, crapware-ridden laptop is running as it should!

A:Make XP Install Disk from Dell Install Disk

No need, just use the licence key when installing.

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Hi every body !
Today I will teach you how to fast install Windows from the hard drive with BootICE. You may have to install Windows 32bit from Windows 64bit and backwards.
NOTE: This guide applies to Hard Disk Drive Lecagy-MBR
Download Tool:
Step 1: Extract Windows Installer ISO Format on another drive you want to install Windows.
Example: You want to install Windows on driver C, you may extract the Windows Installer ISO Format on drive D or E, etc.
Step 2: Go to partition you just extract Windows Installer, rename “bootmgr” as you wish. This guide, I rename “bootmgr” to “W8’.

Step 3: Run BootICE, change boot loader on your Hard Disk Drive
Step 4: Run test boot, if result the same image is OK. You restart computer to Install Windows

Good luck !

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I need help....
I have an Asus UL30A with Windows 7, home premium installed. It still has some bloat ware but have tried to rid it of some. I am having several small issues... web cam won't work, some things won't open when I click on them, computer is sluggish etc. 
I've decided it best if I can do a "fresh install" of windows 7. 
This computer does not have a CD drive so using a disc is out. 
When I click on My computer, I see (2) Hard Disk Drives.... OS (C:) .... 73 GB free of 116 GB, Data (D:)...334 GB free of 334 GB,
Can I (somehow) place the needed windows 7 info on a thumb drive and use that?
Should I just install a copy of windows 7 on "D Drive" and use that? 
Should I wipe the C drive? How do I save drivers?
Thanks for yur help

A:Fresh install Windows 7, no disk drive.

This might help.
How To Setup a USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 7

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My dad was cleaning out the office and came across a nice, unopened, sealed box copy of Windows XP Professional. He told me they never used it, so he gave it to me.

I've got my handy dandy 500GB External Hard Drive here, I'd love to experiment.

How can I install Windows XP to the Hard Drive and boot off of it?

Do I have to do anything special? Or is it like installing to a regular computer; boot into the installer, select your drive, install, yay.

Any help would be nice--thank you!
Oh yes, I have posted this in the External Hardware forum as well, I was unsure where to post it, sorry if its considered spam!!

A:Install Windows XP to External Hard Disk?

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Just upgraded my Gimpshop and now I get a series of Windows-No Disk errors when I open it. I just click through them and Gimpshop seems ok but this is annoying and I worry that there might be something bigger going on here.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:35:45 AM, on 2/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\Profiler.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\SaiSmart.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
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A:Solved: Gimpshop install Windows- No Disk

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I was thinking of purchasing a smallish ssd drive to run one game on my computer (Dungeons and Dragons online). I already have two hard drivs on that particular computer , one running windows xp and one running windows 7. I want to keep them and add a smallish ssd drive to run windows 7 and put nothing on it but my online game. Since it is on the same computer (obviously all same hardware) can I use the same windows 7 disk or do I have to buy another one?

A:can I legally install same windows disk twice on same computer

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On January 31st, I bought a product key for Win 8 Pro paying $40. I downloaded the Windows.iso that came with the purchase. Afterwards, I burnt the Windows.iso to two separate DVD Roms, opening the ISO with Windows Disk Image Burner.

When one of the two DVD Roms is opened, the program setup.exe presents itself, together with about 9 folders and files. (Please see the attachment, showing the contents of the DVD Rom.)

Setup.exe is obviously the trigger for installing Win 8.

My question is: Will this trigger (setup.exe) install the full Win 8 operating system, using what is stored on the DVD Rom, plus perhaps elements downloaded from the internet during the installation process? Or must I have installation elements on my hard drive, downloaded during the purchase, in addition to the DVD Rom?

In other words, is the DVD Rom burnt from the ISO the "full" Windows 8, the only thing I need apart from my product key, to install Win 8?

A:Will the disk burnt with Win 8 ISO install full Windows 8?

No, you purchased an upgrade version of Windows 8. It requires that a previous qualifying OS be already on the hard disk. It does not require downloading anything if you've burned it to DVD, but there must be an OS to "Upgrade". You can do a clean install, but the original OS must be there first.

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I am trying to install a game on my laptop but when I click on the icon absolutely nothing happens. Underneath its logo it says 0 bytes free of 591MB. I have loads of free space on my laptop as it is new so I don't understand what this means and why it won't install! Although it is a very old game, it should at least be installable. Any help i'd be very grateful! Thanks

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i have a SATA hard disk on my laptop with 3 partitions first being active system partition and xp home on it.

now i want to install xp on my usb 160gb hard disk,
when i boot from cd i can only see 4 partitions of my usb hard disk.fine.
i installed xp on one of its partition then booted from usb hard drive but when ever it boots it start my original xp home from inbuilt hard drive..
i checked boot.ini on usb harddisk and its path was


multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

and original was


multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

when i just tried to change path on usb to include disk(1) just because it was only showing one harddisk at installation time it said path not valid.
i am unable to boot from usb hard drive although insallation went ok and i can access it when i boot from normal hard drive.
any suggestion whether it is SATA something that cause no internal hard drive to show up.?please suggest.

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Ok here's the deal -

I have had xp for a long time on a custom computer. Recently I contracted a virus (namely the xp antivirus 2012 system virus). I decided to reformat the hard drive, as I do not have the original xp discs, I bought windows 7 (the full version, not upgrade). While trying to install windows 7 and subsequently reformat the hard drive, the installation program can not detect any hard disk whatsoever.

Another problem is that the virus has corrupted my computer to the point where I cannot even load xp. All my computer is currently good for is watching it try to load.

A:Windows 7 install can't detect any hard disk

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 the problem is I don't know where to install it so that it installs over my existing OS. During installation this is what it reads:

Disk 0 Partition 1 Total Size: 12.0 Free Space: 11.9 Type: OEM (Reserved)
Disk 0 Partition 2 Total Size: 101.0 Free Space: 63.0 Type: System
Disk 0 Partition 3 Total Size: 136.9 Free Space: 61.8 Type: Primary

If I highlight Partition 1 it says: Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition was reserved by the computer's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

If I highlight Partition 2 it says: The selected partition requires at least 7974 free space.

I'm assuming I have to install it on partition 3 but I'm just making sure...any help appreciated.

Also would like to know if I can and/or should delete any of those previous partitions...I read in one of the threads on here:

"If you don't want to keep any partitions but also don't have a new partition scheme in mind, just click Next after Deleting all to let the installer create and format your installation partition for you."

Just want to know if that's safe

Screen shot from computer mangement:

A:Windows 7 Ultimate where to install, 3 disk partitions...

If you do not need your old OS, delete all partitions

& make new in Drive options.

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Hi to everybody!

I get a message 'A disk error occurred, Press Alt + Ctrl + Del to restart' when I tried to install windows 7 using USB. I copied iso image files to USB using 'Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool'. But I can't install windows 7 and the above mentioned error is displayed.
Any one can please help me?


A:'A disk error occured' when tried to install windows 7

Try this method:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I am not able to install windows on the machine. I have Dell Inspiron N5010.
Getting below warning.
- Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 2.Details: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk controller is enabled in the computer BIOS menu.

A:Not able to install Windows after formatting hard disk

When you formatted the disk did you also partition it?   Also, what version of Windows are you trying to install the the system, and what media are you using to install it?
Have you gone into the system BIOS and changed any of the SATA settings to see if you can get Windows to load on it?

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With the current high prices of HHDs I would like to install Windows 7 Home 64 bit on a half empty HHD which I would like to re-purpose without having to re-format it.

Can anyone offer me a step by step tutorial on how to do it?

Thank you kindly.

A:Is it possible to install Windows 7 home 64-bit on a non empty disk?

Sure that's possible. Create a primary active partition on the disk (maybe 60GB in size) and install into that. You can create the partition in Disk Management. Just make sure that all other disks are disconnected during the installation.

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Hi all,

My current Windows 7 machine's hard drive is about to fail. I have all the data backed up and I have a new blank hard drive ready to go. I could go into detail on why I can't install Windows 7 to this new hard drive, but that is not what this forum is for. I have a specific question related to installing Windows 8 on the new hard drive.

Given that I cannot install Windows 7 on the new blank hard drive, is it possible for me to purchase a copy of Windows 8 which I can install cleanly on the new blank hard drive. The investigations I have done so far seem to suggest that it is only possible to install Windows 8 as an upgrade. Is this correct?


A:Clean Windows 8 Install on Blank Disk with no OS

No,you would need to buy what's generally known as a "full retail" copy. So most of the time you go into a store, for example, you might see two copies of Win 8 on the shelf. One is probably about 35% more expensive (I've never done the math, and of course there may be differences by geographic region, so numbers are illustrative only) than the other. That would be the "full" version, which will let you install on a system with no previous version of Windows on it.

If you're buying online, first make sure it's a reputable retailer because there's no shortage of people who will sell you a pirated copy at what seems like an unbeatable price. Then just make very sure that what you're getting is NOT an upgrade version.

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just built a new computer, and cannot get windows to install. I keep getting disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter. With windows xp disk in drive I press enter then a blank screen appears, except for a cursor in top left corner, and stays that way. My copy of windows is 2 yrs old at least, dont know if lack of service packs make a difference. Boot order in bios is correct, cd rom drive works, have tried with other drive. So basically cant boot from cd.

A:can't install windows xp (wont boot from disk)

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Does Windows XP self boot and copy the necessary system files or do you still need a floppy disk drive like previous windows versions?

A:Windows XP Clean Install Without Floppy Disk?

If you boot with the CD, early on during the install process, you will be given the option to format the hard drive.

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i have i windows 2000 disk but i dnt have a boot up disk.i was woudering if you could help me and can you install it from the doc at the start when i turn on the computer.i have windows me at the min but it is not working so i wont 2 install w2k.can any 1 help me.thanks

A:can i install windows 2000 without a boot up disk

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Hello everyone,

Due to the fault on my hard disk, i was forced to format one of the partitions and install Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. But, the installation process can not proceed after Copying the operating System files and displaying an error message.

What is the best remedy to install the operating system on the first partition without losing the data on the 2nd partition?


A:how can i install Windows 7 on one of my hard disk's partition?

Welcome to Seven Forums love, what is the error meassge?

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Hi, I am a little bit desperate here. I am trying to install Windows 7 (Complete) 64bits on a RAID 1, Controller JMicron.

I've tried almost everything with no success.

My mobo is a GA-965P-DS3, I have two Western Digital 250Go hard drives. The RAID controller is a JMicron chipset.

I've tried to use mobo drivers with no success, I've downloaded the drivers directly from JMicron with the same result. My bios is set to boot on my hard disk first (I use F12 to boot from CDROM).

The only drivers that "almost" worked was the 32bits driver found on the Gigabyte website and it worked until the first reboot and then failed to boot saying that the driver was no good.

I don't know what to do to get this raid functionning under Windows 7.

Please, I need help here.


A:Install Windows 7 64bits on RAID1 disk

Get RAID driver as opposed to SATA driver, if that was issue. It has to be x64.

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My mom's computer started having issues booting a day ago, it seemed like something was draining all of her cpu's power. I verified that was not the case, and ran the computer in safe-mode. I downloaded Ccleaner and cleaned her registry with it (Yes, I verified that the registry values it removed/modified were safe, most of the having to do with programs I know were removed from the computer.) After a re-booting it appears the BCD has gone corrupt, it would be an easy fix, but her computer, (Bought at the store in a IVY Tech college.) did not come with a windows install disk, so repairing the BCD has proven difficult. Is there any other way I can do it? (I did ensure she made some recovery disk's when she bought it, but as far as I call tell, all they can do is fully restore windows.)

A:Windows will not boot, computer did not come with a install disk

See if using one of these bootable anti-virus CD's rescues the computer
Burn the .ISO at a slow speed. ImgBurn is good, but be sure to uncheck extra toolbars

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Hey there,

I had Windows 7 RC etc running recognizing all my hard drives, now after a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate I cannot access drive E:

"E:\ is not accessable"
"Access denied"

It's a Seagate 1GB Sata which contains most of my data, so I really need to get access.

Thanks for any help.

A:Windows 7 cannot access Hard Disk after install

Its a permissions issue, you need to take ownership of E: (Right click on E: in windows explorer)

Then grant the proper permissions for it.

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I bought a windows 7 ultimate upgrade disk, I found a way to clean install it but I can't activate it. Please help.

A:Clean Install Windows 7 with a upgrade disk

An Upgrade disc can only be used on a Windows OS that is already activated and is not a pirated copy. If the previous Windows version is not legal, the upgrade will not activate. If by chance your previous Windows was legit, then call Microsoft to Activate your Windows.

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going to be building my new PC tomorrow just wanted to know, can I put this disk into the DVD drive and will it allow me to boot up windows installation, I downloaded the "windows media creation tool" and followed the steps on it, it then downloaded and placed this into the DvD

A:Has this disk got Windows install in it? (bootable on new PC + images

You'll never know till you try it.

Where did you get the ISO file that you then burned to the DVD?

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I bought a new laptop two weeks ago, the os it is running now is windows 7. . There is only one hard disk insideit in 300 gb but in my computer file it is two seperate hard disk.

You can see that there are two hard disk one in 99.9 gb, and another is 198 gb. But the windows was installed in 99.9 gb but still i can access the files in 198 gb.

Now if i install windows 8 can i do the same thing ???

Also can anyone mention if i can split the hard drive into two, 150gb and 150 gb, and install win 7 on the first one and win 8 in the second one, But still i want to access the files in win 8 hard disk when i am using win 8 .....

Help me guys...

A:How do i install windows on a hard disk ? (readmoresoyoucanunderstand)

Hello KKS21199 Welcome to the SevenForums!

The 14.2gb drive seen there shouldn't even be seen as Local C but the hidden factory recovery partition to begin with. That contains all of the main prepackaged "bloat wares" as often they are referred to as well as the device drivers and utilities the manufacturer tosses into the mix of programs and options.

The D 197gb should be C not D for the main OS volume Windows is preinstalled on and the other 57.9mb volume is the System Reserved boot volume containing the BCD Store(Boot Configuration Data Store) and boot loader file.remaining items are for removable media. That looks to be about a 230gb drive you have there. When totalling up 197gb adding 14.9gb along with 57.9mb it comes upto far less then 300gb. 211.20579gb approximate

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