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clean install with anniversary update & disk conversion BIOS to UEFI

Q: clean install with anniversary update & disk conversion BIOS to UEFI

I have an existing Windows 10 Pro installation. My partitions are:
system reserved: 500 mb
C: boot, page file, primary partition
E: logical drive
F: logical drive
I would like to do a clean install with WIN 10 Anniversary Update (1607), and convert my disk from BIOS to UEFI.
What modifications would i need to do to GPTgen while upgrading and maintaining my programs and data?

Thanks

A: clean install with anniversary update & disk conversion BIOS to UEFI

Modifications....none.

Windows 10 already utilizes GPT partitioning....on a clean install. The only thing you would need to do is change your BIOS firmware from Legacy BIOS to UEFI BIOS. You will need to confirm that in your BIOS. Or to check with in windows.....in the search bar of cortana, type system information and when the window pops up, scroll down to BIOS mode......here's mine.

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Hello, currently I have the upgraded Windows 10 Pro Spanish 32-bit activated from Windows 7 Spanish OEM 32-bit on a 2011 HP ProBook 6550b LATAM which I guess has the digital entitlement since no keys were entered. I would like to clean install & format the drive using the USB Windows Pro 10 media and have 3 questions:

Q1: checking in System Information is says the OS was installed in BIOS Legacy Mode but in the Boot menu there is an option to select UEFI instead. Which one is the best?

Q2: if clean install is done with an English US version instead of Spanish will I loose the activation?

Q3: I tried changing the display & speech language option to English in my current Spanish OS, rebooted several times and get the persistent Windows Search "these results may be incomplete" error after Indexing is completed as reported in other threads while it works fine when reverting back to Spanish display mode. Anybody knows if that bug is solved in the anniversary update?

Thanks!

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I have an xps 8700 desktop.
Will windows find most of the drivers?
If I enter my service tag and go to drivers will all the drivers that I need be there?
(I had an old Dell with Windows XP. I did a clean install on it once. I think there was one device that was listed as unknown. I put in the dell driver disk and it install most of the missing drivers I needed, as I recall. But you no longer get disks with Dell computers.)
Is there a place to download a drivers disk?
If I open Macrium Reflex, it shows that there are 5 partitions. One is the c: drive, one is PBR Image, one is wintools (I think). What are the other 2? They must be Dell partitions as I never created any partitions.
I looked up the model number of my harddrive and it appears to be a standard hard drive. Somebody said that there could be a small SSD that is used to help the other drive boot faster. If there was such a drive, wouldn't I see if I opened Optimizer? Or in Macrium Reflect?
The model number of my harddrive is WD10EZEX

A:If I have to do a clean install to Windows 10 Anniversary update...

Macrium just finished the backup, so I just checked and there are 7 partions
1. ESP
2.DIAGS
3. None - unformatted 128/128 (must be a windows thing as my second drive that I added has this too)
4. Winretools
5. OS (C)
6. None- primary 334.2/450
7. PBR Image

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First of all, I'm coming from Windows 7. I'm one that was able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Am I able to perform a clean install of Windows 10 using the same license I currently have on Windows 10? How would I obtain my current key, then? Is it s imply the Product ID listed under Control Panel>System ?

Can I download a copy of the installation media which already contains the AU update?

How would I install Windows 10 onto a M.2 drive? Is it as easy as picking the hard drive to install Windows on during setup?

A:How do I clean install Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

You could just use "reset my pc".

Alternatively, create bootable usb stick or dvd

Windows 10

Boot from it, choose custom install, delete all partitions on drive you want to use (backup data first of course), and skip key entry as not needed as you have already upgraded.

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My first impressions:

Pros:
Seems a bit faster overall - I did a complete system image backup in 00:02:09 (previously took 00:02:35)
OS install uses less space (at least for my installation)
Event viewer shows no new instances (I had two known issues before and they are still there)
Reapplied many of Brinks tutorial suggestions and most of them worked... except this one:

gpedit management notice is missing (second screen shot) so I can't say for sure if it will work (or not).

Cons:
Win10BGChanger1.2.1 still doesn't work (as expected)
Sound removed from notifications by default (not a con for me though)
Installed default audio playback to my headset - changed to speakers
All in all, working well so far (for me).

A:Anniversary Update - Clean Install - First Impressions

I like everything except the removal of being able to skip the lock screen on wake from resume

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My first impressions:

Pros:
Seems a bit faster overall - I did a complete system image backup in 00:02:09 (previously took 00:02:35)
OS install uses less space (at least for my installation)
Event viewer shows no new instances (I had two known issues before and they are still there)
Reapplied many of Brinks tutorial suggestions and most of them worked... except this one:

gpedit management notice is missing (second screen shot) so I can't say for sure if it will work (or not).

Cons:
Win10BGChanger1.2.1 still doesn't work (as expected)
Sound removed from notifications by default (not a con for me though)

All in all, working well so far (for me).

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I have a problem after installing the Anniversary Update of Windows 10. This post concerns the process which involves a clean re-install of Windows 10 by the method which includes downloading and running Microsoft's Media Creation Tool, choosing "Create Media for another PC". This downloads an ISO of Windows which, when put on a USB stick, can be used to boot the computer and clean-install Windows 10 (no license key required because Windows 10 was already running, although I have my license key.) I am told that this produces a "very clean" install which would clear any glitches in the previous install. Programs would need to be re-installed.

My question please: assuming that the Media Creation Tool will be downloaded after the Anniversary Update was installed, will it produce a Windows 10 + Anniversary Update version ?

Thanks for any help.

PS: I wasn't able to create a Macrium System Image which would include the Anniversary Upgrade because my problem occurred immediately after the Update. If you are interested in what that problem is, go to:

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/58571-anniversary-update-search-not-working-properly.html

A:Clean Install of Windows 10 including Anniversary Update

I used the MCT tool this morning and i can assure you its the 14393 build. You will find some windows updates waiting at the end of it.

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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone else has experienced an icon display issue on their start menu with the 1607 update?

I have just clean installed (and fully updated) the 1607 Anniversary Update on 2 PC's and both are experiencing an identical issue with their start menu. The problem whilst seemingly minor is especially annoying given that I have performed the updates for some friends and it is a matter of pride to me that I hand over any such systems in a perfect state.

The Start Menu program list (A - Z list) as well as the "most used" and "recently added" lists contain icon tiles for the installed programs. On both systems around 25% of these tiles display a generic "blank page" image rather than the icon image associated with that program. That said the tile in question opens it's associated program and it's text label also displays correctly.......as I said earlier an annoying niggle!

By now you are all thinking ah its a icon cache failure just rebuild the icon cache!! I have of course rebuilt the icon cache following the instructions contained in option 2 of the tutorial here www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-icon-cache-rebuild-windows-10-a.html as well as deleting the C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db file neither of which corrects the issue.

Additionally, I have manually, refreshed several of the icons (right click button tile > more > open file location) by changing and then reverting the .ico file through propert... Read more

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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone else has experienced an icon display issue on their start menu with the 1607 update?

I have just clean installed (and fully updated) the 1607 Anniversary Update on 2 PC's and both are experiencing an identical issue with their start menu. The problem whilst seemingly minor is especially annoying given that I have performed the updates for some friends and it is a matter of pride to me that I hand over any such systems in a perfect state.

The Start Menu program list (A - Z list) as well as the "most used" and "recently added" lists contain icon tiles for the installed programs. On both systems around 25% of these tiles display a generic "blank page" image rather than the icon image associated with that program. That said the tile in question opens it's associated program and it's text label also displays correctly.......as I said earlier an annoying niggle!

By now you are all thinking ah its a icon cache failure just rebuild the icon cache!! I have of course rebuilt the icon cache following the instructions contained in option 2 of the tutorial here www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-icon-cache-rebuild-windows-10-a.html as well as deleting the C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db file neither of which corrects the issue.

Additionally, I have manually, refreshed several of the icons (right click button tile > more > open file location) by changing and then reverting the .ico file through propert... Read more

A:Anniversary Update - Clean Install. Start menu anomaly

Hi, some ideas - you may have come across these already... fortunately this hasn't happened to me
(Yes, it says tiles, but appears to be talking about the icons)
Windows 10: How to fix blank tiles on Start Menu

Stardock products:
Windows 10 - Blank start menu icons - Super User

How does it look if you create a new user for test purposes?

P.S. I don't use Win 10's start menu - I use Classic Shell (free) to avoid all the issues and actually have a properly expressed start menu that I don't have to fight with. Eg. in Win 10's version of my Start Menu I see
Help
Help
Help
Help
...

- all shortcuts from individual subfolders for different programs, extracted and listed alphabetically. Some help that is.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

A:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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Says that uefi firmware isn't supported when trying to upgrade http://i.imgur.com/iOsdbgO.png

here is my disk management, what am i supposed to do?
http://i.imgur.com/UX1qkeT.png

A:uefi firmware not supported for windows anniversary update

Firstly your pc is setup as a legacy bios boot.

Secondly the disk are setup as dynamic which is not needed in mot cases.

How are you trying to update and what version of windows are you running now?

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I finally received my W7 Home Premium.

Just thought you would like to know.

I installed it to an Unallocated space ( Disk 0, Partition 1 ) and without
using any " Tricks " it installed the first time perfectly.

I installed it as if it was a full copy. Entered the Key when first ask,
Selected yes to updates, etc. It completed and activated the first time.

It only 20 minutes for the initial install ( not including reinstalling programs
and drivers etc.)

The point is that it installed exactly like a full version without using any
of the several install methods which I thought I would have to use.

The only things unique are that I installed to an unallocated partition and
the only other operating system installed was W7 RTM on another partition.

To beat that Windows set up the dual boot for both systems the first time.

I have since completed this Clean Install without any errors at all. It could not have been smoother. Of course I did have all the updated programs and drivers needed before I started and had tested them all on the RTM version.

Makes me wonder why all the hoopla.

Hope this helps someone.
Richard

A:Clean install using Update Disk Worked Perfectly

Congrats,

This is how installations normally go, preparation procedures, hardware, drivers, and software checks insure no issues.

By far most installations will go easily. The causes for issues and errors are due to many different reasons. Be prepared is the best advice.

Since this is a Windows 7 information and help forum, we see a lot of installation issues.
This information can be used by anyone before they start the Win7 installation.

Hope the information you found here helped you.

It's good to hear of the success stories.

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Hi,

I had this computer since 2011. Recently, i got my new INTEL SSD harddrive. Did a clean windows 7 installation and ran all the windows updates and updated the drivers. I also updated the bios to the latest version 3602. Since then, windows has been giving me random freeze from time to time. It just happened again as I was typing this.

I thought maybe the latest bios might be the cause of the random freeze. So i downgraded the bios back to what i had been using for the past 3 years which was 1502. But the random freeze still occurs. There is no BSOD. Just hard freeze. Keyboard has got no lights. Caplocks and num locks doesn't response. My razer mouse blue led is still on though. Audio will go into indefinite loop.

Windows event viewer gave the Kernel-Power event ID 41. I don't think a dump file is created when it freeze. I tried leaving my computer on throughout the night without touching it and it froze and restarted twice last night. I can't find the root cause to the problem. No overclock. I had also tried cleaning the contact points for the ram and graphic card. Is it because the new SSD is not compatible with motherboard or is the PSU not sufficient to support 5 hdds in total or is there any other underlying reason which can be found in the attached files.

Please help. Thanks in advance

A:RANDOM FREEZE after installing ssd, bios update, clean win7 install

There is one crash dump in the zip that is manually initialized by WhoCrashed.

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck DEADDEAD, {0, 0, 18d4f449, 3c2a58ed}

Probably caused by : rspCrash64.sys ( rspCrash64+108b )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1 (deaddead)
The user manually initiated this crash dump.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000
Arg2: 0000000000000000
Arg3: 0000000018d4f449
Arg4: 000000003c2a58ed

Debugging Details:
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CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xDEADDEAD

PROCESS_NAME: WhoCrashedEx.e

CURRENT_IRQL: 0

ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.96... Read more

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I've been having some trouble with my existing Windows 10 installation, and I'm planing to resinstall the OS from scratch on a brand new SSD that's fresh out of the box.

I want to install it with UEFI and Secure Boot from a USB, as I'm currently using Bios.

I've installed OSs before so I know the basics about partitions and so on, what I'm not certain about is how I can be certain that I'm installing Windows 10 as UEFI, and not as legacy bios.

Is there a tickbox or an option that you need to select during the installation process, or is this something that you need to select from your MB.

I plan to install from a USB stick. I've already downloaded the ISO and made the stick as I previously upgraded from Window 7.

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I built myself a new system and I am now on my third clean install of Windows 9 Pro. The first installation was nixed due to faulty programs and the second by faulty hardware. This installation seems to be fine, at least my event log is not showing any significant errors. I really don't won't to do another clean install so the question I have is:

Can I install Windows with UEFI without reinstalling on a new hard drive formatted as GPT?

Ak

A:UEFI without doing a clean install?

I don't think that is possible without another clean install to set the proper partition structure for UEFI. However, I don't quite understand where the new hard drive fits in? The way I see it, you need to setup your BIOS for UEFI , select the UEFI boot option for your CD/DVD (in the boot menu). Once done, you can simply reinstall Win 8 (using the UEFI CD/DVD option) and make sure you delete all existing partitions as part of the process. So, once your hard drive shows 100% unallocted, simply click Next and the instllation process should create the proper UEFI partition structure.

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I just did a clean install of 10 1607 & just a question if this normal

I just used my 1 tb drive raw unformatted & select custom install means clean i assume it formatted & worked after install but when i go to disk management I do not see any hidden partitions was all in once partition on my other pc i see 100mb reserved & another one with (2334hH etc 450MB & the maiin rest of drive). Was this correct? & why didn't it make any hidden partitions? I had unchecked see hidden folders & all but not see anything also using disk defrag not display it.

A:Anniversary Win 10 Clean Install off MCT

Originally Posted by DrSysop


I just did a clean install of 10 1607 & just a question if this normal

I just used my 1 tb drive raw unformatted & select custom install means clean i assume it formatted & worked after install but when i go to disk management I do not see any hidden partitions was all in once partition on my other pc i see 100mb reserved & another one with (2334hH etc 450MB & the maiin rest of drive). Was this correct? & why didn't it make any hidden partitions? I had unchecked see hidden folders & all but not see anything also using disk defrag not display it.



Post image from disk management.

Only one partition (small msr partition) is hidden completely.

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I have a HP 2000 Notebook PC that goes in a continue loop with a black screen.  The operating system does not load.  The fan works and the led power light is operational.  A current system check reveals the last bios update being F.20 and UEFI update being 4.3.3.3.  I downloaded the most current BIOS on  an USB drive and attempted the BIOS update.  The BIOS upgrade did not recognize the usb drive and I was unable to load the update.  I downloaded the most current UEFI firmware and want to know how to upload it.  Can anyone provide some assistance?  Thank you and have a great day.

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This was really crazy. I have a hdd where I keep all my keep many things.

So after the clean install, I go to my D: drive and it was wiped clean and wants to
be formatted as UDF 201

First time I heard anything about this file system.

Comments ?

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Hiya....Has the Media Creation tool been updated to this version so I can do a clean install...there is no way of telling? TIA

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i want to enable secure boot, unfortunately this laptop didnt support secure boot and uefi boot, so how to make it work ? please i really need it

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My win8 is currently installed in MBR. If I want to change to GPT from MBR, must I do clean install?

A:About UEFI booting; Is clean install required?

Short answer. Yes.

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I have a Slide i701 which came with Windows 8.1 and I used the Media Creation Tool ISO to upgrade it to Windows 10 Home Single Language x86. Yesterday, I downloaded the 1511 Build for the same. I'd like to clean install the build using the ISO and by clean install I mean, I will be cleaning the whole disk with clean all (diskpart) to start fresh. The tablet uses GPT, and I have a USB with the ISO booted with Rufus using the GPT scheme for UEFI.
1. Can I directly clean install by booting the USB like on a PC and then clean the disk with clean all command or do I have to do some additional steps, for eg:- I read somewhere that I have to convert the disk to GPT after using clean all.
2. How to activate after clean install.

Please leave your suggestions, esp. if you have done the same as above on a UEFI Tablet. Thanks

A:Clean install on Windows 10 Tablet - UEFI

The easiest way to do it is not mess with diskpart at all. Boot from the USB flash drive - select the custom install option - delete every partition on the "disk" - select the unallocated space to install to and click next to let Windows set up the "disk" the way it wants to.

It will activate based upon both the Windows 8 product key it finds in the UEFI firmware and the digital entitlement stored on Microsoft activation servers from the initial upgrade.

Before you do the clean install, I would highly recommend you export all the third party drivers using the dism /online /export-driver command.

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Hey Guys, I'm still fixated on all the woes of UEFI. If a UEFI Windows 8.1machine upgrades to Windows 10 and at some point one wants to do a clean install of Windows 10 am I correct that the only way to do so is disable secure boot,and enable CSM (legacy boot) or is just disabling secure boot all that needs to be done.? I know the OS tied to the UEFI would be Windows 8.1 so I can't see how a clean install of 10 could be done any other way. If this is correct am I right in assuming that the partition scheme will still be GPT rather than MBR if only secure boot is turned off but, if legacy boot is enabled then the partition scheme would be MBR or can it be either way depending on what installation media one uses?

I have NEVER remained so confused about any issue as I am with UEFI. I wish someone would write a Simpleton's guide to UEFI (using small words) because this simpleton has come to the conclusion that's the only way she's ever going to get it and may not even then. The whole issue of UEFI is crap as far as I'm concerned only making a clean install harder. Don't think that I haven't researched this issue prior to this post. I have-a lot. I just get more confused the more I read.

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Hi,

After updating to Windows 10 Anniversary, my PC got this issue: every programs including Start Menu, Taskbar, Windows Explorer, etc freeze after I log in. I couldn't even log off, turn on task manager using Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+ESC. I searched and tried many methods but non has worked unless I roll back to previous build. Then I decided to format the drive and try a clean install to fix the issue.

The clean installation ran smoothly, however after that it always shows the BSOD error with ks.sys message whenever I log in. I haven't install any software or driver yet, except the Nvidia display driver I installed in safe mode.

Felling hopeless now. Please help guys.

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A picture is worth a thousand, trillion words. I'll be using them in this post.
My start screen looks like friggin Windows 8!!!

I was hacked a few weeks ago - my desktop and laptop. So I have been working with an Anti-Hacker forum and trying to clean up my data as much as possible, then had to format hard drive and clean install win 10. Man, that takes a very long time. We worked on my desktop for almost a month. It doesn't help that we were trying to cleanup 4GB of disk. Laptop is next.

I've not been having any pleasure time on either of my PCs since July 7,2016. So the last thing I want to do is try to redesign my start screen.
I'm using the enterprise edition of 10 Pro, but I seriously doubt that's going to effect the cosmetics. But I really, really want to start using my PC again for fun and productive things. I honestly don't recall windows 10 EVER looking like this... Anyway, not Win 10 Pro - which is what I'm running.

Who can tell me a magic button to push to get the 'normal' windows 10 start screen back? Remember? Where you click on the Start/Windows key, and some bars display right there, you click on them, and voila - All your installed programs appear?

Thanks all for any help.

And sorry I'm so bitchy. BTW, when they hacked my two PCs, they also cracked my password to my bank and got $1,350 from me. So I am just a wee bit grumpy. I didn't need windows 10 to pull this.

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I'll try to keep it short.
I did a clean install of Windows 10 anniversary on a new SSD 240 GB and all the drive detached.
I did it 3 time and now it's 10 days I'm working on it to have an working OS.
The actual problems are:
1) keep freezing both file explorer and Chrome (same with Edge)
2) No crash or BSoD.
3) I "only" have to wait... from 10 second to 1 minute to have the things done.
E.g. menu start: all completely blank and stuck
click on Control panel icon and wait 30 second to have it open
open Chrome and nothing happen (if I click newly after "X" seconds 2 Chrome pages appear)
Taskbar frozen in both monitors
Thumbnail of the taskbar for open app or folder empty and then frozen the bar.
Unresponsive folder
All these problems have a lasting from a few seconds up to a minute.
I've installed by Mediatool X64 via USB with Win 10 Anniversary with no problem at all.
Then I moved using Windows itself the folders Documents, Music, Download, Movie and pictures each one in a partition leaving the folder User including AppData in C:
I also moved to a dedicated partition (my scratch partition) pagefile sys, indexing windows.edb, INetCache, chrome history and I deleted Hiberfile.sys as always.
Every time I changed something, I restart and test all: no problem at all excluding continuous blocks (unresponsive and frozen).
Then I installed Office 2016 and Adobe CC 2015, Calibre, 7Zip, Chrome, Macrium and I did my first full recovery... Read more

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Hi all ! I just got an HP laptop from a friend, it is a Pavillion DV7 4120EB, it was sold in Belgium. I updated the bios to V F.29, the latest avaible in HP support.I saw in this same webpage that HP is providing an UEFI update for this computer, I'd like to update to it but the software update is creating me an UEFI bootable usb key for the update, the problem is that this computer is not currently supporting UEFI boot... I searched a lot trought HP forums and Google, tried somme tricks like plug the USB key and boot the PC with Windows + B keys held, the PC seems to work for  1 to 2 minutes then it stops and nothing has been updated. I also formated it to Windows 8.1 (MSDN version) and deleted HP_TOOLS partition (which has been re-created by the Update Assistant) Can anyone please help me ? Thanks a lot by advance ! PS : Please excuse my (probably) bad english, this is not my mother tongue

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I ask because it seems to indicate that running it would replace BIOS with UEFI firmware, thus enabling GPT disks.It does not. I have successfully updated and interrupting the boot with Enter and F1 still shows an AMD BIOS. I have been unable to locate any options related to UEFI anwhere in the setup screens for said BIOS.What am I missing?

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Hey there, my Bios is broken and for recovering I need:BIOS Update Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)for HP 650Can someone help me?

A:Searching for BIOS Update (UEFI) for HP 650 - need the right...

Hi, What is the complete product name or product number for your notebook PC?Is this your notebook? Updating the UEFI will not resolve your problem. Plug in the power adapter. Do not shutdown or unplug external power during the following process!! Failure to pay attention to the previous statement will be the cause of your notebook becoming non operational. Press the power button and then tap the Esc key to enter the UEFI environment. In the UEFI environment you can roll back the BIOS to a previous version if you have updated your BIOS at least once before. Select the F2 key to enter the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI.  Select the Firmware Management button. The BIOS Management window will be invoked. This is where you can select BIOS Rollback to a previously installed version. Select it and folow the prompts. Happy Holidays, erico

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Hello, I am wondering if there is an UEFI BIOS available for my laptop. I have an HP Pavilion dv7-6143cl. The BIOS that is currently installed is F.1B Rev. A.  Thanks!

A:UEFI BIOS update for Pavilion dv7

Hi, Unfortunately there isn't - F.1B Rev. A is the latest bios version listed for your notebook.  As a general rule, uefi bios versions started with the dv7-7xxx series. Regards, DP-K

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Nob question for you experts. After reading many threads about this UEFI stuff, i'm confused. I have a Asus Sabertooth z77 motherboard and will be fresh installing windows 8.1 full to Samsung 250gb ssd. I'm not quite getting what i'm supposed to configure on the MB for UEFI boot prior to installing the windows 8.1. Anyone please explain step by step as to what needs to done in the bios before I install windows please. Oh and I will be using the DVD disk to install.

A:UEFI settings for ASUS z77 prior to Clean install

   Tip
If you are installing Windows 7/8/10 from a USB flash drive in UEFI Boot Mode, then you need to have a UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8/10 USB flash drive.

Here is more info: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link

Asus motherboard with UEFI firmware. How to install Windows 7/8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode.

You do not need to change the default UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.

Note: You need to select to boot from the UEFI type (marked UEFI in the boot menu) if you want to install Windows 7/8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode (see screenshot below).

Note: You do not need to change the boot order of drives in your UEFI firmware settings.
- Connect your Windows 7/8/10 64-bit USB flash drive (Note: FAT32 file system) or insert your Windows 7/8/10 64-bit DVD.
- Restart the computer.
- Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (for example, Asus F8 and Gigabyte F12).
- Select to boot from the "UEFI: USB/DVD device name" (see screenshot below).

If you are booting from a Windows 7/8/10 64-bit USB flash drive in UEFI Boot Mode, then UEFI firmware run \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file. Note: This file does not exist by default in the Windows 7 installation media, so you need to create this file by using the Rufus program, if you want UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7 64-bit USB flash drive.

If you are booting from a Windows 7/8/10 64-bit DVD in UEFI Boot ... Read more

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First of all i'd like to greet users of this forum, kids and adults, professionals and lamers, geeks and hipsters. Hello my fellow windows seven brothers. Seven is the way to go forever, until windows 9 maybe.
Now to the purpose of my registration here and posting.
I have windows 7 perfectly setup on my shiny haswell desktop computer, though i now realize i want it to boot using uefi (please don't ask why). I am able to do a clean install again, but will it be possible for me to recover my windows backup (including: system image and windows settings) which i created using native image creator in current windows seven installation?

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Will all os'es i install store their boot data in uefi system partition, or they will create new system partitions?

-edit 2-

i am going for a clean uefi install anyway right now, and i will edit this post in real time.
i use this tutorials: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-windows.html; also i will use IRS driver which i am going to add during setup.

Please answer a question if you can, and ask questions and comment. i am a pretty lonely geek.

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i seems recovering a system image created on bios to uefi is not possible due to ... drives configuration has to be exactly the same, including usb media (last one i do not get, hey, microsoft!)

moderators, pls delete thread

A:Recover system image after clean install using UEFI

  
Quote: Originally Posted by emash


First of all i'd like to greet users of this forum, kids and adults, professionals and lamers, geeks and hipsters. Hello my fellow windows seven brothers. Seven is the way to go forever, until windows 9 maybe.
Now to the purpose of my registration here and posting.
I have windows 7 perfectly setup on my shiny haswell desktop computer, though i now realize i want it to boot using uefi (please don't ask why). I am able to do a clean install again, but will it be possible for me to recover my windows backup (including: system image and windows settings) which i created using native image creator in current windows seven installation?

-edit 1-

Will all os'es i install store their boot data in uefi system partition, or they will create new system partitions?

-edit 2-

i am going for a clean uefi install anyway right now, and i will edit this post in real time.
i use this tutorials: Windows 8 Forums also i will use IRS driver which i am going to add during setup.

Please answer a question if you can, and ask questions and comment. i am a pretty lonely geek.

-edit 3-

i seems recovering a system image created on bios to uefi is not possible due to ... drives configuration has to be exactly the same, including usb media (last one i do not get, hey, microsoft!)

moderators, pls delete thread


Hi emash,

Welcome to Seven forums.

I understand you are able to install Windows 7 succe... Read more

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I already did a clean install of Win10 on my Dell laptop which does seem to support UEFI mode when I went through the BIOS setup screen. My current BIOS setup is using the Legacy BIOS mode.
My question is, if I do decide to enable UEFI with Secure Boot, will I need to reinstall Win10 again?
If that's the case, then will I need to enable this UEFI before installing or after installing Win10?

I installed Win10 using the Media Creation Tool.

So does this mean that I have to start right from scratch again in order to use the UEFI with Secure Boot?
In in other words, do I need to create another Media Creation Tool for my bootable USB flash drive and reinstall Win10 all over again?

Or, can I just go into my BIOS setup and select UEFI with Secure Boot without reinstalling Windows again?

Please explain this.

A:Enabling UEFI Mode AFTER clean install of Win10?

Originally Posted by win10freak


I already did a clean install of Win10 on my Dell laptop which does seem to support UEFI mode when I went through the BIOS setup screen. My current BIOS setup is using the Legacy BIOS mode.
My question is, if I do decide to enable UEFI with Secure Boot, will I need to reinstall Win10 again?
If that's the case, then will I need to enable this UEFI before installing or after installing Win10?

I installed Win10 using the Media Creation Tool.

So does this mean that I have to start right from scratch again in order to use the UEFI with Secure Boot?
In in other words, do I need to create another Media Creation Tool for my bootable USB flash drive and reinstall Win10 all over again?

Or, can I just go into my BIOS setup and select UEFI with Secure Boot without reinstalling Windows again?

Please explain this.



See if this tutorial helps you.
AHCI - Enable in Windows 8 and Windows 10 after Installation

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Hello!
I've been reading for a while, but decided to become a member only day before yesterday to post being unable to find solution. I do apologize in advance if this is a dumb question or answered earlier

I would like to nuke system for clean install. I understand there will be system reserved partitions, however, my main concern relates to OS and DATA partitions - Please review attached screenshots and advise



150 GB for C (OS) drive?
30 GB for RECOVERY?
Remaining for DATA?

I am unsure where did I read RECOVERY should be the last partition - how would this be accomplished?

Thanks in advance for prompt response

A:Partitioning UEFI enabled system for clean install

I would have to ask you to be more precise about exactly what you want to do.

For instance, if you are going to wipe the drive and start over by installing Windows 8.1 by yourself, you really do not need a Recovery Image partition (last one) because you will not have a factory image to place in it.

You have to be careful when pre-partitioning. It can be done, but if not done correctly, you will get error messages about not being able to create certain partitions.

A Recovery Image partition is normally just a little larger than the image placed in it. It is created by creating a partition, like the OS partition, and then shrinking it to allow unallocated space for that partition.

The other partitions, Recovery Tools, System, MSR, and OS are created automatically by the install, and these are the critical ones you have to be able to create if you do it manually.

The actual sizes of your OS or Data partitions will depend on how you use your system. A 150 GB OS partition would work fine for me, but you may want to install programs which take more space.

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This forum is so much of wealthy info and thanks to you all for helping folks like me.

Computer:
New Lenovo Z580 Laptop with UEFI and Windows 8 Preinstalled

What I did (did many things but this is what I remember):
1. Tried installing Ubuntu, lost partitions and Windows didn't boot either

2. Recovered some of the Partitions using Minitool etc but all the Windows files were lost

3. Downloaded Lenovo One Key Recovery ISO (OKR8 ISO) and installed it. Now the one recovery seems to work - at least the screen comes up but there is an error when I tried to do recovery - error code 0xe0ef0050

4. Created a Windows set up USB using my friend Enterprise DVD and overwrote the Install.wim file using the Install.wim that I got from the recovery partition (had to split the image into swm files) but it didn't work. It said the product key doesn't match with the image (I didn't enter any product key anywhere)

5. Tried applying the image of the install.wim that I got from the recovery partition using DISM but it didn't work.

What I have now:
A USB Recovery Disk
The OEM Product key that I got using rweverything
A Windows 8 enterprise edition DVD from a friend
Install.wim file (around 8.9GB) that I recovered from the PRB_DRV partition. In fact I have all files from that partition intact and stored in my other computer.

I have spent more than two weeks in fixing this. I'm trying to avoid spending $50 for a recovery disk from Lenovo. If it comes to that I'll rather buy a fresh copy of Wind... Read more

A:Clean Install on Preinstalled UEFI Lenovo Laptop

Option One.
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
https://www.lenovorecovery.com/Extranet/Home.aspx

Option Two.
Buy Windows 8/8.1 DVD & Product Key.

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I can't get the BIOS to update (to version 65CN99WW, running a much older version). When I run the provided tool the laptop just sits at a black screen and doesn't do anything. Do I have to update to a BIOS in between first? And to get to the BIOS to boot from a flash drive or something, I can't access the UEFI settings option in the advanced Windows settings.

A:U410 Cannot Update BIOS or Access it through UEFI

Hi a_dunker , 
 
Greetings. 
 
Similar to your issue on this article that you can follow . 
 
To those that are running Windows 8 and not able to access the BIOS, please download the BIOS update from the link below. 
 
BIOS Update for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad U310, U410
 

Fix issue: BIOS and boot menu can't be accessd after windows recovery.


Install the package in Windows


 Restart computer. Press Fn+F2 enter BIOS.
Choose "Configurtion-> BIOS back flash" , set to Enabled.
Choose "Boot-> Boot Mode", set to UEFI. save and exit.
Locate the file 65cn99ww that has been downloaded.
Double click the 65cn99ww For Windows 8, you may run it as administrator by right-clicking on the icon and selecting ?Run as administrator?.
Click YES.
System will reboot and flash BIOS. During the process, you are advised not to turn off the computer.
When the update finishes, the computer will automatically reboot for the changes to take effect.
Press Fn+F2 to enter BIOS menu, load default setting-> save and exit.
Please reboot the system again.

 
You can also try turning off the PC and using the Novo button (one key rescue button left side item1 page 4)  to turn back on. This would offer the BIOS setup option from the Novo menu , Choose "Configurtion-> BIOS back flash" , set to Enabled. Choose "Boot-> Boot Mode", set to UEFI. save and exit. 
&n... Read more

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Advanced startup doesn't work, and i can't boot into UEFI or BIOS by pressing esc or any of the f keys.tThis problem started once i upgraded to Windows 10. I went to my product page to find drivers or software updates but there weren't any.

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Hi folks, I have an Hp Elite 7300 MT with a Pegatron mobo and AMI bios v 7.12. I am fully aware that this bios does not support the new UEFI protocol which is required to install new video cads.  I plan to upgrade to a GTX 1060, and I want to know how I can upgrade my bios so that it works with UEFI and I don't have to worry about finding a card that is legacy BIOS compatible. I've dont a lot of searching on the web and have not found a solution. Appreciate your support.

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Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI.


Paragon Migrate to UEFI - Overview






Quote:
Migrate to UEFI
Smooth migration of 64-bit Windows Vista/7 to a modern GPT/UEFI platform is now open to you!

Paragon Migrate to UEFI is a simple four-step Copy Hard Disk Wizard that transfers a 64-bit Windows Vista/7 initially installed on an MBR disk in the BIOS mode to a GPT disk and the UEFI mode, thus opening up all benefits of the GPT+UEFI configuration, including support of a high-capacity 2.2TB+ hard drive for use as the primary system HDD.


Manual:
http://download.paragon-software.com..._eng291111.pdf

Tested with Windows 7 Pro.
A few Screenshots.

A:Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI.

Bookmarked. Thanks.

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Hi, can I install a Windows OS normally if I have UEFI or is there a different procedure? By normally I mean what I always did which was: boot from installation disc, follow steps, format (if necessary), click next, next, etc. I ask because I'm building a computer for the first time in a long time and last time I installed Windows 7 it was done like that, but I'm guessing my motherboard was BIOS and not UEFI. Maybe there's absolutely no difference, I just want to make sure and learn.

Also I should point out I've researched quite a bit but I'm still really not that well informed in the differences between BIOS and UEFI or what they are, although I understand they are similarly different firmwares that help communicate with the OS and all the other components. But what is the difference between UEFI and BIOS and how do I know which one I have, does it come with the motherboard? Is that how i can tell? Sorry if things don't make sense, I'm a noob.
 

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My 'AsusX553M' showing errors while installing win-xp how can I solve the issue

A:How to install Win XP on a laptop having uefi bios

Press f2 while booting to get into the bios and disable fast boot till installed, and set sata under advanced to ahci or compatible and not RAID if it is an option.

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I've got a 500 MB 'system reserved' partition, the main windows partition, and a 'data' partition on my drive. How can I change to UEFI?
 

A:How can I convert a Win 10 BIOS install to UEFI?

Converting Windows BIOS installation to UEFI - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
 

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We couldn't install Windows 10
0xC1900101 - 0x40017
We've set you PC back to where it was right before you started installing Windows 10
The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation
What was tried: Connected straight to ethernet, Turned off wireless and Defender A/V, Removing the D/L files, D/L fresh from ISO file, launched install file, went through approx 50% and PC rebooted - nor stuck on black screen with swirling dots for OVER 4 hours with a brief HD access every couple of seconds.
Rebooted again -- still swirling dots on black screen. Tried again, same results.
Rebooted with F8 to get original Win 10 back.
Turned on "metered connection" option for WLAN to stop this update from happening. But now I cannot get and security updates for this machine.
Please suspend this D/L until fixed. Cannot afford to have no protection!

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Hello,

I used MCT to update from version 1511 to 1607 with the option "Upgrade this pc now", I've noticed, when I ran Disk Cleanup, that, in addition to other options available in earlier builds, there is the possibility to delete "Windows ESD installation files". I've already deleted "Previous Windows installations and other related stuff, but before checking the option for "Windows ESD installation files", I think it's good to ask before. I have a folder C:\ESD with 3.37GB so it's probably the folder that Disk Cleanup will delete. I have also disabled in Task Scheduler some Windows tasks related to Silent cleanup and other Cleanup options so I guess I'll have to do it manually via Disk Cleanup.
Now the question is, since I'm using imaging backup software, do I/or Windows 10 version 1607 need in any way, this C:\ESD folder or is it safe to delete???
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I am not talking about how much temporary space it needs to install (That's a separate issue and I will need to add a flash drive for that). I need to know approximately how much more (or less, or the same) space it is going to use up after the install. My Win 10 laptop only has 3GB of space left on its small 32GB eMMC drive (Win 10 Operating System - C: Drive). That is after cleaning up everything possible, and almost all applications installed on a separate 32GB SD card (Applications - D: Drive).

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Hello everyone, i want update my device acer aspire as4752g to uefi bios. Please help to update. i was search file bios with support uefi in website it look nothing. Im sorry if my english is bad. Thank You

A:can i update acer aspire as4752g to uefi bios? i w...

No, there is not a way to go from a Legacy BIOS to a UEFI BIOS. Sorry.




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Hello everyone, i want update my device acer aspire as4752g to uefi bios. Please help to update. i was search file bios with support uefi in website it look nothing. Im sorry if my english is bad. Thank You

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help! Sorry Wrong Thread, how do i change?

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help!

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What version of BIOS are on?   Are all the computers on the same? 

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I built a computer back in 2009 with an Intel DP55KG motherboard running Windows 7. So, I am getting for a fresh Windows 10 install and I noticed that back in 2009 I never enabled the UEFI boot mode. Would it be recommended to enable it this time before the Win 10 install, or will it bring about some issues?

Here is the definition of the setting according to the motherboard manual:

UEFI boot
OPTIONS: ? Enable ? Disable
Enables or disables Unified Extended Firmware Interface (UEFI) Boot. UEFI Boot must be enabled in order to boot to a drive larger than 2 TB (terabytes). Enable: BIOS will attempt to boot via UEFI before using the legacy boot sequence. Disable: BIOS will use the legacy boot sequence.

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Hi
I have just bought a new bundle coolmaster Haf X case, asus 87-a motherboard uefi bios , intel i5 4670k 3.4 overclocked to 4.2 850w power supply nvidea gtx evga 780 and a 120 ocl solid state drive.

after formatting ssd from my old system and formatting and installing windows 7 my system booted up i installed mb drivers and grphics drivers without any problem but then on reboot my ssd suddenly disappeared from the bios leaving only my cd/dvd drive.
In ez bios there is a setting to see all sata ports and the ssd had completely gone the system booted up ok (still without the ssd showing in bios) but after several boots stopped; and would only goto the bios screen showing only my cd/dvd drive in boot options.
I reinstalled the system another couple of times and this continues to happen also in disk management (computer managemnt) the ssd now shows as being ntfs as in the first install it showed as efi

any advice would be a great help as i am now at a loss

A:ssd goes missing on uefi bios after indows 7 install

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Leave overclocking turned off. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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Hi all,
after failed free update to W10 I try to make 100 clean install from my W7 retail dvd and hitting this error:
"Select the driver to be installed".
Can not undestand whot is going on, I did my home work and see that it's not RAID or USB3 issue.
I'm on Lenovo T410, where all USB2, and BIos/configration/HD/=AHCI.
Have W7 Pro 64.
Tried one .exe driver from their site, didn't work too.

When I boot on DVD it's OK, spinning , bring me option to install and then have this problem, I think its some driver from DVD-to-MOB???
I have totally clean hd in place, should I try to do usb install ?? Any other boot options,

Best
M

A:W7 after W10 failed install, error Bios or UEFI???

Fill out System Specs for sevenforums:

See here: How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

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When trying to boot to the old partition got windows error cant install mbr on non gpt disc? So formatted try to install windows it freezes loading windows files at beginning of install or during first part of install get bsod's. Really starting to hate uefi bios first one i had to deal with

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Great Replies :(

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Hello,
Recently assembled a brand new PC using the asrock Q1900DC-ITX Motherboard. I have a brand new Samsung 850 SSD 120GB, 4GB ram, etc.

I have a Windows Enterprise 64 bit ISO file. The Motherboard is UEFI. I followed the step by step directions in the UEFI tutorial. I used Rufus on a 16GB flash drive. All went well.

I made the adjustments in the BIOS to boot to the UEFI USB drive, restarted, then windows begins to install. Problem is, I only get through the 2nd step where Windows is beginning to install (with the green check marks etc). I then get various errors including 0x80070057 and this one most often 0xC0000005 - verify installation sources are accessible.....

I also tried using the Windows 7 DVD download tool to create a bootable DVD......same issues. I do on occasion get a "memory management error" during the attempted install and the pc restarts itself mid way. It seems as if the pc just restarts if I let it sit for a period of time during the very early steps of the install/

Ive been trying various things over the last 3 days with NO luck. Any suggestions? Also, will a bootable windows DVD work in my situation (with UEFI BIOS)?

Im getting desperate lately

Thanks,
Brandon

A:Windows 8.1 new install with UEFI BIOS, errors!

Which tutorial are you following? Please post a link to it.

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Hi there,
My sister just bought a new desktop. It was working fine and all. But this morning, she forced shut down a windows update. The next thing happen once it gets past through BIOS is
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
So I told her to look at the BIOS setting and it only recognise the Optical Disc Drive of
"SATA SM: TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-2"
as shown in the picture below

Is there anything I can do? I tried opening the desktop case and see everything is loose, but everything was still in tact.
Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:Hard Disk Drive not found in ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode

Try reinstalling the driver, changing cables. If it can't be recognized then boot the maker's diagnostics DOS CD scan to test it - Seatools if there isn't one - or Partition Wizard bootable CD surface scan. If these won't see it you can slave it to another PC to try Disk Check or see if it will see it. If not then I'd replace it.

Do a Clean Reinstall on the replacement drive from tutorial in my signature below if you want it perfect.

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Just tried to get the Anni. Update on my new PC and to my surprise I was told my Partition is not suitable for a Firmware.
It didn't complain 1st time round , so this is one I haven't seen before....

- I could (may) use Minitool to Make the SSD GPT instead ?

- Maybe try with the a new Media Creator USB , inplace upgrade?

Any other Ideas before I mess with this ?

A:Small Wrinkle in Anniversary Update....MBR Disk

Please post a screen shot of Disk Management

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I have three P8Z77-V Deluxe mobos. I went to check the software and firmware and found a NEW dropdown for Win8 64 bit today. There was also a new UEFI BIOS out at the same time with no description of what changed.

Check to see if your mobo manufacturer is putting out new stuff...

A:ASUS just put a Win8 dropdown for my mobo plus a new UEFI BIOS update.

I checked on ASUS site for my system now, no Windows 8 in the drop down :<

I checked for the Mobo "P6X58D-E", the laptop "N65VZ" and for the Mobo "E45M1-I DELUXE"

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Hi! Yesterday I updated my bios from F.26 to F.29. What made me switch was the "Note: HP strongly recommends transitioning promptly to this updated BIOS version. " Apparently some major security issues were fixed so i downloaded the installer and ran it, everything went fluently as it seemed. Last thing it did was writing boot block or something and then it rebooted and i was prompted with: Boot Device Not FoundPlease Install an operating system on your hard diskHard Disk (3F0)F2 System Diagnostics For more information please visit: hp.com/go/techcenter/startup Did the Diagnostic Tests - Everything passed (memory, hdd) Restored Factory Default from Bios. Put windows 8 installer onto USB drive. Rebooted and then pushed f9 to get into Boot Options Menu. There was nothing. The boot options menu was clear. Thought I could simply do startup repair from the installer but no, can't boot off the usb stick (Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB). Also, I changed the boot order from  the BIOS, it still failed to boot. Then I switched legacy mode to enabled. Now I could boot off the USB stick, then I tried to fix the bootloader from command prompt to switch back to uefi mode. Rebooted and it still doesn't boot from UEFI mode.  UEFI Boot Order from bios looks like this:Internal CD/DVD ROM DriveUSB Diskette on Key/USB Hard DiskUSB CD/DVD ROM DriveOS boot Manager! Network Adapter (since i disabled Internal Network Adapter boot) Legacy Boot OrderNoteboo... Read more

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Windows 10 has been running fine for some time, but attempt to update to Anniversary fails. The update runs fine until the point after restart where it states "The machine will restart several times"; soon into that sequence when  attempting a restart, the machine switches itself off instead. When I then switch it back on manually, the update is lost and the system resets itself to the previous Windows version.A Microsoft technician worked for hours before concluding that I would have to do a full, clean WIndows 10 installation, after which all files and applications would be lost and needed to be reinstalled. I have been wondering if the faulty restart behaviour is related to the BIOS somehow, and I have had it reinstalled from HPs site with no change. So, my questions areCan BIOS be the cause? Btw, I have turned the fast restart option (under power schemes) off.I note that I got a "legacy" BIOS installed. Is UEFI available for this laptop, and would that make a difference?If I do install UEFI, will Windows 10 and applications run as before or could other issues arise?

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I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?

I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.

A:Windows Update does not download and install the anniversary update.

Originally Posted by Alicia J


I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?

I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.



Have you tried this - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...setting_client

Recommended today by another forum member - may just work

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Yesterday, I had trouble in device one of my friends

Is a new device, there it type of MB GIGABYTE Model "ga-p61a-d3".

When I tried to do I install Windows 7 via flash memory after the first screen choose your language and then show a message that the agreement does not exist any Drive.

I enter the BIOS and try disable UEFI bios or change to legacy mode but same thing. and try disable CSM also the same thing.

I got to bring windows CD and install Windows normally.

After a search today I found it to be make a flash memory with another program to working on that type of Bios.

My question is: If I make a Flash Memory by program "refuse" to work on UEFI BIOS will work on all devices or devices with this type of bios only.

And if the answer is not possible Is there a way to make it work on all devices with the old BIOS and the UEFI bios.

Notes:
I have two flash memory and making with programs " SARDU 2.0.6.5 and Win Setup_1_0_beta8"

A:Problem: When install Windows 7 from the flash and Bios from type UEFI

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello,
I cannot install windows 8 in BIOS or UEFI mode.

it's getting boot and install only in EFI mode. after trying to reinstall it won't allow me to select the disk partition, as it gave me the error "
Windows 8 cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks." i tried all the given solutions on GOogle. even i cannot recover or refresh using windows 8 environment. many times it gives me BSOD. cannot vonvert to MBR as it says it cannot be done on virtual HDD.
tried many things nothing works, need to install windows 8 after every 1 or 2weeks, many a times my BCD data gets corrupt, and windows wont start. Also tried many things to repair this, but only thing that works is reinstalling windows 8.
That gpt or MBR error was solved by selecting UEFI:CD drive. in boot options by pressing F12 after inserting the disk.

anyone has the solutions for this error??

My system configuration:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G645 @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3029 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1813 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102399 MB, Free - 33011 MB; D: Total - 374009 MB, Free - 51233 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-DS2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Solved: Cannot install windows 8 in UEFI or normal BIOS mode

OK OK OK \..
nobody did try to reply for this one.

got it solved, all that was needed was formatting hard drive completely using windows XP, as it automatically formats to MBR type.

the problem i was facing was hard drive was set to GPT which gave many drive errors, and didn't allow to install windows 8 or 7 as they dont let you format with that POWER as my fav old XP did...

OLD IS GOLD!
 

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Hi BC,
Couple months ago I spent some time in your malware forums trying to resolve issues with a constantly running Windows 7 media center which I noticed was running - not my - porn and bitcoins through. The issue progressed, solutions did not, files got locked, online access became scarce, and as I couldnt keep in timely contact with your well-intentioned helpers here, my thread was closed. To not be a burden on volunteer time, I left the idea of one on one help behind and sought additional insight on my own.
4 months after first noticing an issue, I have my same refurbished HP notebook with no accessible OS, no way to install one from disk, no income, and no hope.
I do have 12 weeks of notes from the most tenacious remote hack I believe exists. It has swallowed my entire home network and every machine in it, even those not configured for online access.
To start, I just want to get an OS on my laptop. I've long since kissed my data goodbye. I ran killdisk multiple times - the last time took 6 days - but I still have an X drive with a registry, command prompt, notepad, you name it, on my machine. I just dont have normal access to "windows"... all these individual programs I can access through command prompt.
Today I'm looking at a new security log called "backup" that starts, "administrative privileged user logged on. Parsing template defltwk.inf. Configuration engine was initialized successfully..."
I have an X drive but no C drive. I have 238Gb of unallocated space on a... Read more

A:Can't clean install Win 7: Can't create partitions or clean disk. Remote hacked.

Hard drive manufacturer?
 
Can you enter the BIOS?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
In spite of your assertions...the original topic reflects no evidence of malware found, IMO.
 
Louis

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The Win 10 AU fails to install with error:0x80070002-0x20009.I have a cloned SSD and use the old HDD for data as Drive D:I've tried the standard update and also the MediaCreationTool.exe, I have also triedto install with the HDD disabled. Any help ?




P50 20ENCTO1WW | 6700HQ | 32 GB RAM |M1000M |512 SSD

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I tried to update using the usual method, as the new update was present. I tried twice, and it failed twice. 2nd time it became clear that the Razer Synapse software (recent purchase of a discount keyboard) was causing the issue. So, I've uninstalled that. Fine, so now I go to hit the update button again, but Windows tells me it's up to date? I know for a fact it isn't, because it just told me it could not install the update and reverted to the previous version. What gives?
So, I can see it has downloaded the update to the '$WINDOWS.~BT' folder, but it will not trigger by running the 'setup.exe' file. My question is, how do I proceed now? How do I trigger the update I've downloaded to install, when Windows seems to have decided it's already installed it?
Ruddy Windows 10...

A:Anniversary Update Install - Help!

Originally Posted by AndyCalling I tried to update using the usual method, as the new update was present. I tried twice, and it failed twice. 2nd time it became clear that the Razer Synapse software (recent purchase of a discount keyboard) was causing the issue. So, I've uninstalled that. Fine, so now I go to hit the update button again, but Windows tells me it's up to date? I know for a fact it isn't, because it just told me it could not install the update and reverted to the previous version. What gives?
So, I can see it has downloaded the update to the '$WINDOWS.~BT' folder, but it will not trigger by running the 'setup.exe' file. My question is, how do I proceed now? How do I trigger the update I've downloaded to install, when Windows seems to have decided it's already installed it?
Ruddy Windows 10... try this tool: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter

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I have 3 hard disks . Windows 7 and Linux Mint is installed in 2 separate disks.

The problem started when a black screen with only mouse pointer started irritating me at boot. On shaking the mouse or After waiting for a few seconds however my windows would boot up .I ran sfc /scannow and found some corrupted files could not be repaired. I booted Installation media and ran startup repair which corrupted my BCD store. Now whenever I boot I get a PC recovery screen saying BCD is either missing or not bootable.

Now when I boot install media of Win 7 (UEFI mode)- USB , my Windows disk is not displayed in the box where it shows the current installation . Also The Fat 32 EFI boot folder (500 MB) is in Disk 2 and not in Win Hard drive.

I tried Hiren boot CD but the mini xp environment could not be booted as the video driver seems to be incompatible and only lines are appearing.

Since it is UEFI mode , pressing F8 at the time of Windows boot to log into safe mode is not working as on selection of Windows option immediately the error screen throws up.

is there any other utility I can run from a USB/DVD to repair the win partition? or can Mint do something? Upon googling I came across a utility called Lazesoft but its a Limited use trial version and I dont want to go with it .

Can I use Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) on EFI?.

I am also hesitant to use MBR fix tools as I fear they may not work with UEFI firmware.

A:Unable to repair BCD in Windows 7 (UEFI) thru Install disk

Why is your EFI System partition not on the same hard drive as Win7? You must have known this is not correct so why did you allow it to continue?

To repair the Win7 hard drive you need to unplug all other hard drives, but if you have the EFI partition on a separate hard drive then you need to include it.

See if you can rebuild the BCD from Step 5 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

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Greetings,

I've done a clean install of Windows 8 + installed all Windows updates.

After doing so I ran the disk clean-up tool to remove temp files and saved files from Windows updates, however I have ran into a problem. The disk clean-up tool gets stuck when it reaches the Windows update Clean-up stage. It's literally been on there for the past hour. When restarting it does say configuring updates but no % bar and also would just get stuck there unless you manually reboot.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

A:Disk Clean-up - Windows Update Clean-up Stuck.

I had the same problem with windows 8 a while back and googled it and found some sites that said to delete everything in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution, do not delete the SoftwareDistribtion folder, only the folders and files in it, these are for the windows updates when installing or something like that. The sites said the the files in the folder could be corrupt. The deleted items will be recreated the next time you check for Microsoft updates. The clean up tool then ran fine BUT it has occurred several more times and I again had to delete the files. I also installed Windows 8.1 beta on a separate hard drive and guess what, it is doing the same thing. Looks like a bug in windows, but deleting the files I said will allow the clean up tool to run. I would only do this if you are brave or see what other people say first.

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So, I have Windows 10 already installed on my PC. I upgraded it last Summer from Windows 7 for free.

I've been trying to update it for the past 6 weeks but keep getting the error: "Windows 10 couldn't be installed. Windows can't be installed because this PC has an unsupported desk layout for UEFI firmware."

I have 3 hard drives and Win10 is running on my main SSD, disk 0. I remember having some funky upgrade issues and needed to unplug certain hard-drives due to strange ownership issues. Heres is a look from Disk Management. I've got an MSI m-board plus BIOS, all new.

http://i.imgur.com/H5WsiEr.jpg

Help!

A:Can't install w10 update, UEFI error?

Please post results of:

diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
list partition

It looks like your disk may be mbr format.

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So, I have Windows 10 already installed on my PC. I upgraded it last Summer from Windows 7 for free.

I've been trying to update it for the past 6 weeks but keep getting the error: "Windows 10 couldn't be installed. Windows can't be installed because this PC has an unsupported desk layout for UEFI firmware."

I have 3 hard drives and Win10 is running on my main SSD, disk 0. I remember having some funky upgrade issues and needed to unplug certain hard-drives due to strange ownership issues. Heres is a look from Disk Management. I've got an MSI m-board plus BIOS, all new.

http://i.imgur.com/H5WsiEr.jpg

Help!

A:Can't install w10 update, UEFI error?

Please post results of:

diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
list partition

It looks like your disk may be mbr format.

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GDRDU: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176938)
Failed to install.
Installation went up to 95% and then stuck on that for some time and then the computer restarted and said reverting to previous version.

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how to install FM radio after Anniversary update is installed ?

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When trying to do the update I am told that my version is 10586 and that I need to be at 14393. I tell it to go ahead and do the update and it gets to 2% and then it tells me something went wrong and gives me error code 0x80070005.

A:Windows 10 anniversary update won't install

I know this is odd, but I saw this on another site and it has worked for me on 2 computers so far. Click on the anniversary update, let it check your system and then let it download the update. As soon as it starts to update, disconnect the wireless or LAN. It was able to update after this. Once it got past this section, I connected to the wireless again. About to do this with my 3rd computer. None were able to update before.

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program installs but system won't reboot

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Product Name: HP Envy 15-j122txPre-installed OS: Windows 8.1 New clean OS installation : Windows 10 pro  I have bought Samsung 850 pro 1 TB SSd  for my hp envy notebook.I am going to replace an old 1TB HHD by a new 1TB SSD Samsung 850 EVO on my HP Envy Touchsmart 15 j122TX. how to installing the SSD on my HP plus clean installation of Windows 10 pro, setting up the OS to ensure a smooth performance? Please give me step by step instructions as I am un-experienced. Thank you for your support.  MY notebook has 24 msata SSD install can I use msata with my new SSD after the clean installation of Windows 10 pro?    

A:install windows 10 anniversary update on SSD

Here is the Service Manual: Manual Pages 41-47 show removal of the service bay door and replacement of the hard drive. Just install the SSD in place of the hard drive. You can remove the mSSD drive. It is not useful with a main SSD drive. It was designed only to speed up a regular mechanical drive.  Do you have a Windows 10 installation disk? You can download an image file and create a Windows 10 DVD or thumb drive installation media from the Media Creation Tool Microsoft webpage.  Post back so I can see if you are with us here. We can take this a bit at a time rather than my writing War and Peace and you not understanding something. 

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Hello all,

Need some help... I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my pc then, I got the free copy of Windows 10 per Microsoft.
My system now is Windows 10 Pro version 1511 OS build (10586.633)
The anniversary update fails every time..... things that I have tried:
completely pause (stop) Norton Anti-virus
completely pause (stop) Malwarebytes
Clean boot

I build this pc about 5 yrs ago, never had a problem; here are the specs:

Intel i7 CPU 930 @ 3.0 ghz
12gb DDR3
Windows 64 bit
256 gb SSD drive for OS
2 tb drive for data

Any help will be appreciated;

Thanks

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What is UEFI Boot Source means and why some people disable this feature?

Regard,
Thanks.

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I've downloaded the update for my laptop through windows update 3 times now. Each time it completes download, then restarts, configures updates, then gives me the notification: "We couldn't finish installing updates" Following that, a check of my update history shows no failed attempt or any reference to the update being downloaded. There is not at any stage an error code.
I have run the Windows Update Trouble Shooter with no result.
Any ideas will be welcome.

(I have a monthly isp download limit of 10 gb and with the speed i get it takes 4 hours to download the update so it has to be done after midnight so it doesn't count against the download limit )

A:Anniversary update won't install - no error code

Hi, download the ISO manually and create a bootable medium (which is useful in various circumstances).
(How - where- see the Tutorial section or search the net- not difficult).

That way you download once and can retry and have it available for other purposes. Also you avoid issues with Windows update.

From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

Disable any AV. Disconnect any devices you don't need. Uninstall any program that affects or modifies your GUI.

Do a clean boot then try the upgrade using the Win 10 DVD/USB.

If it fails again, you can have a look at the log:
Windows Update logs are now generated using ETW (Event Tracing for Windows).
Please run the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PowerShell command to convert ETW traces into a readable WindowsUpdate.log.

For more information, please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=518345

Good luck!

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Running Windows 10 1511 on a 500gb SSD - all works 100% Have installed 1607 twice now works OK and seems Ok for a few hours and then I find all sorts of problem occouring - programs will not run, even Ctrl/Alt/Delete does not work and so on and I end up going back to 1511 wg#hich I have kept a copy of.
At present I have decided to abandon 1607 and continue with1511 - will this still be supported with security updates?
Martin

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I am unable to install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, keeps failing after second restart (at around 75%).

Machine is a relatively recent custom build, a little over 12 months old: Gigabyte B85M-HD3 (rev 2) mobo, i5-4460 CPU, Geforce GT 740 2GB GPU, 8GB RAM, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD. Been running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1511) with no problems. sfc /scannow gives a clean bill of health. No apparent issues with drivers, Device Manager shows all good.

Tried installing via Windows Update and also via the downloaded Windows 10 Upgrade executable... same result. Everything goes well up until the second restart and then the start screen just hangs with the little circle of dots twiddling around indefinitely - up to 8 hours - and no hard drive activity whatsoever.

The only USB devices connected are my keyboard and mouse. I've tried installing in Clean Boot mode with all startup items and non-Microsoft services disabled... no difference. Tried increasing the size of the System Reserved partition from 350MB to 500MB... no difference. Tried installing while disconnected from the internet... no difference.

Downloaded the Windows 10 1607 ISO (which includes the Anniversary Update) and tried an upgrade install in Clean Boot mode, both with and without internet connection - installation froze at exactly the same place, after the second restart. Received the following error message upon recovering to previous version:


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JOHN_COMPUTER-07_08_2016_191929_84.zipI'm having trouble installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

The installation of the update seems to get to about 75% complete, then I get a BSOD.

Then the update system automatically rolls back my Windows installation to the pre-Anniversary Update version.

Not sure what is causing the problem.

Using dm_log_collector produces an empty zip file which is attached.

Thanks for any help.

If any other files needed please state and will attach.

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Trying to install the KB3185614 (anniversary 1607) update, but getting the 'couldn't complete the updates undoing changes' messages after 100%.  System log shows a 0x8024200D error code. Tried.... 1. uninstalling all anti-virus apps, inc luding cleanup tools afterwards.2. deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder contents.3. downloading the update manually from the MS catalog site and installing from that4. doing an upgrade install using the latest 1607 iso on a dvd from within Windows Anyhting else I could try before I go for the last resort of a clean install using said dvd?. thanksjoe

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I've having trouble installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

The installation of the update seems to get to about 70% complete, then I get a BSOD saying "kernel security check failure".

Then the update system automatically rolls back my Windows installation to the pre-Anniversary Update version.

Not sure which driver is causing the problem. Hopefully, the attached logs will help to narrow down the problem.

Thanks for any help.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Might Hide Partitions After Install

One of the issues experienced by users after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update concerns partitions, as many of those who upgraded their computers reported that a number of partitions disappeared from File Explorer.

Furthermore, all partitions show up as RAW in Disk Management, which makes most people believe that all their data has been removed and nothing can be recovered.

Microsoft, however, claims that this is just a bug discovered in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update install system, and while no files are lost, it?s critical for users not to try to recover anything with third-party apps because this could lead to completely breaking down the partitions and removal of data.

?Microsoft is aware of this issue and is working on a solution to be released through Windows Update. Any data you have stored on the affected partition is still there. We recommend that you not try to recover or otherwise write data to the affected partition, nor should you format the partition,? the company says.




You can also downgrade in the meantime
Microsoft?s Sharath Srinivasa goes on to explain that a patch will be released to users when it?s available and states that users who do not want to wait for it can always downgrade to their previous Windows version. Partitions should be then just as you created them, with all files once again accessible.

For the moments, there?s still no timing on wh... Read more

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This box came with windows 7 64 bit Home OS.  I recently upgraded to the windows 10 OS in order to take advantage of the latest OS.  Around August the windows 10 anniverary update became available but upon attempting multiple times it have failed.  I receive a 0xc1900200 error and a reference to the system reserved partition not being big enough.  I don't seem to see a partition called System Reserved partition but have tried to expande what looks like a 100 MB SRP, using Partition Magic.  It doesn't let me change this 100 MB partition.  The PC runs fine but because of MS auto updates, which I need to keep other MS software up to date, I get regular failures of the Anniversary update release.

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I have windows 10 installed on Lumia 1020 with no problems very happy with it just wanted to know if anniversary update could be installed thank you.

A:can windows 10 anniversary update install on lumia 1020

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have windows 10 installed on Lumia 1020 with no problems very happy with it just wanted to know if anniversary update could be installed thank you. It can: [Guide] Installing Redstone on Unsupported devices (X2X Series)
Your phone already got Windows 10 last Threshold, so it could do that in the shortest way (see forum: )
" Windows 10 Mobile 1) Any Nokia Lumia X2X Series (with and without SD card) running the below OS versions 10586.10710586.545
Users who're on these versions can get Redstone in a much simpler way. You can stop here. 2) Files needed a) InteropTools v 1.8 - Here b) DHTUpgrade Advisor - Here 3) Go to developer options and enable developer mode. After that, a) Copy the appx files from "Dependencies" and "InteropTools_Beta_1.8_0.0.160.0_arm.appxbundle" to your phone and install them. b) Now open InteropTools (beta) >> goto "INTEROP UNLOCK" section >> toggle on the Restore NDTKSvc. 4) Now similarly install the files from "DHTUpgrade Advisor" and "Dependecies" via file explorer. a) After installing, Open DHTUpgrade Advisor, select backup and then choose "Allow Update 512MB devices" or "Allow Update" b) Crosscheck if your device info details are changed or not in the "About" tab. If not, reboot your phone. 4) Go to windows update and check for updates. a) If the update isn't offered, then install &q... Read more

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After the second boot on the updating screen, the one with the spinning thing. When it gets to 83%, my screen just freezes out of nowhere. I tried switching off and back on again but it reverts back to my previous version of Win10. I tried getting Microsoft Support to help but their service wasn't all that great and I wasn't too happy with them. So I'm calling on you guys to help me out.

A:Tried to install Anniversary Update but it fails by error 0xC1990. Please help me?

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So this is very frustrating... I'm trying to install the anniversary update, and used the upgrade assistant. But when it restarts, it flashes for just a second the update screen, then shuts off and restarts again and loads without the update...

Any idea what I did wrong? I even reset the PC and it's still causing issues...

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello to everyone.
i have sucessfully installed the update Anniversary of windows 10 x32 to my tablet what i have is an nextbook of 7inches which has 16GB of storage and just if try to update will get the message of not enough space to do the update, in this poost will detail how to do the install without die on the attempt. the time that takes in do the update is about 4-6 hours due the low specs of this tablet, can also be for any tablet that has 16GB storage.
Materials to use list
an empty micro SD card of 32-64GB of capacity, i used an micro sd card of 64GB for this procedure.
i say empty because i have tried use an card with files inside and the tool media creator erased all my files so i do emphasis in this
preparation of the SD card memory
in an card reader in another computer download from the Media tool creator the version of windows 10 that your computer use, and use the SD card to store the version of windows from media tool.
i know many tablets has OTG capabilities but have to keep in mind the following.
if your tablet gets the battery charged via an micro USB connector, then you must use the method of do the upgrade by Micro SD card, since the installation will take 3-6 hours so need keep the tablet powered and plugged to the wall socket all the time , if ran the set up by battery will get no power in no time and will brick your tablet forever, or in the best of the chances will get back automatically to the wind... Read more

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Hi,
I have a Packard Bell OneTwo S3221. It came factory installed with W7.

I upgraded to W10 last year after difficulty - upgrading to W10 via Windows update would not work, kept installing to a certain percentage then would reboot to a blank screen and freeze indefinitely, I needed to power off then on restart it would roll back to W7. This happened repeatedly despite trying all sorts - clean boots, uninstalling antivirus and updating drivers, etc.

I finally installed W10 using Media creation tool. Everything ran fine. But when the big update came in Novmember 2015 that failed to, in the same way as above, however all other monthly windows updates install fine.

Windows update never tried to push the Nov 2015 update on me again - I'm still on build 10240 now.

I was prompted to install the anniversary update by Windows update last week but that also failed in the same way as above. Download ok and begins installing fine, then at some point after 50% complete I get the blank screen indefinitely and have to power off, then it reverts back to W10 build 10240.

Having checked Packard Bell website my model is not supported by Packard Bell for W10, and they are not providing any drivers for it. This may explain the problems.

Can anyone suggest how to find out what the problem is and if there is a solution? I've tried looking in Update history for error codes, but there is none, it doesn't even show an attempt to install the anniversary update. Like i said every other ... Read more

A:Can't install Windows 10 Anniversary update, stuck on build 10240

Hi, simplest answer is avoid windows update and create the appropriate bootable medium or iso and use it as you did before.
As you know plenty of people have this sort of problem.

Note that the upgrade can introduce new issues for some (search the net), and some are delaying because of that. Older machines like yours could well exhibit such problems. So before you make this change, I recommend you create a disk image of your existing setup - a procedure you should do routinely anyway- to give another way of restoring your system.
E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for images.

It's best to have a physical bootable medium as it covers all of:
a. if you need to repeat the installation
b. as a bootable medium for recovery options
c. in case you need to do an in-place upgrade repair install

without taking up disk space.

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Hello,I recently purchased a new 2016 model Spectre x360 (PN X7V20UA). It came running Windows 10 1511, and I would like it to be running 1607 (Anniversary Update). However, the update to 1607 is not being offered inside of Windows Update. I've installed everything that was available, include today's November patch releases, to no avail. Windows Update shows "Your device is up to date." This link http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/10/hps-new-spectre-x360-is-probably-the-best-pc-laptop-around/ says that the 1607 update is being blocked on this model temporarily due to driver compatability issues. I tried to get confirmation from HP twitter support about if this was true or not, but wasn't able to get much help. Can someone please confim this?

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