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No disk found installing windows 7 machine with current windows 10 install

Question: No disk found installing windows 7 machine with current windows 10 install

I have a laptop that currently has Windows 10 installed on it. I'm trying to install Windows 7 instead of 10, but the windows 7 installer is showing there is no disk available. In diskpart if I list disks it says there are no fixed disks available.
What am I doing wrong here?

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Preferred Solution: No disk found installing windows 7 machine with current windows 10 install

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hey guys, Just got a new Acer Aspire Laptop today, and thanks to Acer's upgrade plan I will be getting my free Windows 7: HE within a few weeks

But I'm dying to use this new amazing Laptop now, I already bought Windows 7: HE for the laptop I'm currently using, and with it I ordered a back up disk

I know you can install Windows 7 directly from the Back up disk as a friend of mine had to use that method when her downloaded file didn't work for her


So can I use the same back up disk, to install Windows 7 on my new Acer Aspire which has Windows Vista Home Premium

Hoping you guys can reply to me ASAP :)

Answer:Using Windows 7 Backup Disk to Install on a New Machine (Please quick reply)

This question is best addressed with the Acer tech support - as it involves decisions about the interpretation of the EULA. Additionally, it depends on the way that Acer implements the insertion of the product key for Win7.

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To install Vista in addition to XP Pro (just to try it out), do I have to make a separate partition for Vista or can both OS's installed on the same logical drive (C?
I have a little over 17gb free on my drive. Using partition magic I can only create a partition 6.2gb big, but Vista needs at least 6.8gb free.
I would like to just install on C:, but since this is my office computer I don't want to screw anything up.

Give me advice :-D.

Josh

Answer:Installing Vista on current XP machine

Cant be installed with XP on same drive. Also with Vista it may say that it needs 6.8 but it will give you a hard time for anything less than 20GB.

Since ti is a Office PC i would advise against it. Since it is still Beta and some parts are still buggy you are better of waiting till Jan when it is released to give it a run.

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My laptop was not used for quite sometime and when i tried to use it again after charging up i encountered the problem of starting it up.It instructs me to install an operating system on the hard disk. What can i do? please help...

Answer:Windows 7 HP laptop boot device not found.install OS on disk

Post the EXACT message you are seeing and if there are any other messages either before or after that.message edited by OtheHill

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As I had said in other threads, since I got a virus last winter my computer went from needing a reboot 3-4 times per year to needing one every 24-48 hours otherwise there's not even enough resources to open notepad or open the right click menu (this is not a joke).

It's really a nightmare using a computer like this and the reason that I don't "simply" re-install windows is that each time I tried to do that it turned to complete horror and the days I tried to re install windows are by very far the worst days of my life, that's why I'm living with this problem for nearly a year now. On top of that, I'm now self-employed and my income depends on my computer, so I don't want to risk making it worst as I can't afford even one day without the computer to protect my income.

I got an idea though, would it be possible to somehow re-install windows but in a way that my current screwed up windows remains intact? That way when the new windows installation turns to horror, I'll be able to go back to my half screwed up windows?

Is it any wonder I hate computers more and more with every passing day?

Thanks

Answer:Help keeping backup of current Windows while installing new Windows

I think u are talking about a dual boot ie installing new windows in a different partition.It is possible..u can directly do it by changing the drive in new installation or else use some boot managers.But I not clear on its after affects..or so..

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I am currently running windows 8 64bit OS. I have a windows 7 32bit .iso file. I want to install the windows 7 32 bit while keeping the windows 8 64bit too. Please help and suggestions of any kind are welcome.

Answer:Installing 32bit windows 7 on a current windows 8 64bit pc

You will need a product key. Do you have one? And, where would the 32-bit install be located?

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Reason being I need to install older software that is compatible to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9.  The current Windows 8 has Internet Explorer 10.  I couldn't  rollback IE10 to 9 on windows 8 even though it says IE9 is installed, so I figured I can try to wipe out the current OS and install an older version (Windows7).  Does anyone know if this is possible.  I tried to reinstall the OS earlier but have been getting no where with trying to get my DVD/CD rom recognized as a bootable option in the boot sequence.  Any leads or input is greatly appreciated. Thanks,fooders. Lenovo Specs:H505smachine type: 10107HDD 500gigs4gig RAMOS Win8  













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Answer:Need Help w/ Lenovo H505s Desktop trying to replace current windows 8 and install windows 7.

Hi, I've got a client who broke a PC today and replaced it with this POS computer.. 1.6ghz... anyway. There's 2 options in the BIOS you have to change to allow the BIOS to read different bootloaders. Restart the computer at the white Lenovo (BIOS) screen, hit F1 to enter the BIOSGo to Security tabGo to Secure BootDisable Secure BootReset to setup modehit Yes to "Do you really wish to reset platform to setup mode?" Finally change the boot options to look for USB devices if you are installing from a flash drive, or make the DVD drive the first boot device. Now you can start the installation from the DVD, however on mine, the installer crashes at the animated windows logo, so I'm not to sure it the hardware will let you install any other operation system on it due to some licensing deal. so far not a fan of this computer, it's basically a laptop in a larger metal case. -Cheers

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I recently purchased a Lenovo G580 from Newegg for $449.99 (It's now $499.99). The laptop comes stock with Windows 8 probably with a lot of bloatware. While I don't hate Windows 8 like most people do, many of the applications I need require Windows 7 and hence I need to downgrade. Will this void my warranty (Newegg's or Lenovo's) ? Do I have to wait out that period ? Will I get a Lenovo System Restore DVD's like I got with a HP I owned until recently ? Any insight into this is higly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Will installing Windows 7 in a newly bought Windows 8 machine void warranty ?

Hi abhishekk89,Thanks for posting. Downgrading your system does not void your warranty. But however before down grading please do note of the support in which we can provide to you. As the machine come with Win8 preloaded, most of the support provided will be meant for Win8 and only some support of the Win7 can be provided. Before down grading I would advised you to back up everything and make a factory recovery DVD so should anything go wrong you'll be able to set the machine back to factory state by using the DVD. I would also recommend to test the DVD first too to check that the burned image is not corrupted.There is also a recovery partition put in place in your hard drive. Upon installing the WIN7, I storngly advise you not to wipe your recovery partition. You should be able to view all available partions upon installation of the WIN7. But be safe Either make a copy of your windows recovery or you can order them from the Lenovo phone support centre. Charges do apply for the Recovery DVD which will need to be confirmed by the support teams.Hope this helps. regards

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Hi, I have looked all over for info on what will happen if I try to install windows 7 on a new partition for a lenovo laptop that already has windows 10 installed and this does not seem to be a common scenario. 
TLDR
I want to install windows 7 side by side with Windows 10 that is already installed, but what I read

HERE made me worried that installing windows 7 on a windows 10 box was not going to be the same as installing windows 10 on a windows 7 box. I was going to do it from windows 10 by mounting an iso, but I could also just do it from a usb boot, whatever
is the easiest. 
Warning

You must install the older operating system first, and then install the more recent operating system. If you don't (for example, if you install Windows Vista on a computer already running Windows 7), you can render your system inoperable. This can happen because earlier versions of Windows don't recognize the startup files used in more recent versions of Windows and can overwrite them.
Can anyone advise as to whether or not this is a true danger, or if there is a way to get around the problem? This is a work machine, which is why I want to do this over the weekend because I can't afford to be offline during the week testing this kind of
thing. 
Thanks for the help!
Luke
Reasons for doing this: 
I am a developer and my new laptop came with Windows 10, I tried in the beginning to get some of the pre-installed bloatware removed with mixed luck (tried sev... Read more

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Thanks in advance for any and all help. :)

This one got me by surprise.
Either somethg snuck past Kaspersky, or I clicked on something other than Deny by mistake when a Trojan warning popped up (which was probably the case).

When booting up my computer,
I was greeted by a Windows - No Disk - exception processing message.
If I clicked on Cancel, it would continue to pop up periodically.

Also, the Windows Security Alert box keeps telling me Windows Updates are disabled, and that I have no Virus protection,
even though I am running a continually updated Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7,
and the Windows Update menu in the Control Panel says Updates are enabled.

After running through all the steps you have laid out,
the pop-ups seem to be at bay, and the Windows - No Disk error hasn't popped back up yet

But the machine is sluggish, the Windows Security Alert problem still persists, and my browser continually refreshes as though it is trying to load something.

Below is the HiJackThis log,
as well as the attached Panda scan log.

Thanks so much for all your help!

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:05:31 AM, on 10/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\... Read more

Answer:Infected machine? - pop-ups / Windows Security Alert problem / Windows no disk error

BUMP, please

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Also, an update since I originally posted this.

I already had Spybot installed prior to the problem, so I loaded Spybot Tea Timer to give me some sort of added protection while waiting.
It nuked numerous attempts by Run32dll.exe to access various dll files in the System32 directory, as well as adding various strings to the Registry.

During this time, the machine was extremely sluggish, but I could still use it to some degree.

But something happened yesterday, and now my machine won't even boot up. :(
I can't boot up in regular mode or in Safe mode.
All I get is the dreaded blue screen with a C000021A error. :(

I'm fortunate enough to have a backup drive that had all my working files, so I could continue my work on another machine.
But I stopped the backup when the problem popped up to avoid infecting any of the files on my backup drive.
So all of the data from the 3 days the virus problem started up is lost to me at the moment.

Please advise.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
If we clean this up like you did when helping me a year ago on another machine,
I'll be sure to donate again, like last time! :)
Thanks!

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Greetings all,

I need help with a toshiba laptop that just decided not boot into Windows. Here is what I faced and what I had done so far to get its system to load:

Using Hirens BootCD on USB stick, I opened CMD and typed "chkdsk /f and returned this:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.
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I powered off the laptop and took out the Hirens BootCD, inserted my USB Win7 and chose to run system startup repair and get this:
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details
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System disk =\Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = E:\Windows
Autochk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates.
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test.
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis.
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 124 ms

Root cause
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Bad hard disk:

Then I ran these commands as seen here: http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help...ng-system.html and what I get is detailed in the attached file.

Any advice/tips will be highly appreciated.

Thanks much in advance and God bless,... Read more

Answer:Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking...

Recommend you perform a more thorough test using the DOS version of SeaTools. Run short test first:

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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i don't know if this is a question that has been asked on here before but i'm guessing it might be; i wanted to know if downloading the new windows 10 would delete any of the content on my laptop's hard drive such as documents, music, images, etc. in all honesty i am not very good at computers, i'm not entirely ignorant but am by no means a tech guru, so if it ended up deleting anything i would be entirely lost as to how to recover it, and although if i really tried i'm sure i could figure such a task out, i have no inclination to try it. so pretty much the summary of this question is should i back up everything that i don't want to lose, or will it all still be there after downloading the new windows 10?

Answer:Will installing Windows 10 delete any of my computer's current content (i.e. documents)?

No, it's just an upgrade so ur file are Safe but if u are not convinced then u can do a backup before upgrading

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I would like to purchase and install another copy of Windows dedicated entirely to French. I know that I need an additional license, and my question is about how to install it and on which drive? I already have a dual boot Windows 7 and Xubuntu. Also, I am planning to transfer the current C: drive and the new OS drive to a 250GB SSD.

My current setup is a single 500MB Seagate SATA 3

C: current boot drive: drive 80GB
D: 50GB data
E: 60GB data
F: 60GB data
W: 90GB data
Ext4 25GB Xubuntu
Ext4 42GB data
Ext4 42 data
Swap 6GB

Answer:Installing a copy of French Windows 7 alongside the current English

You can install it on any drive or partition you want. It should be at least 60 GB.

Personally if you have room in your box for another drive, that`s what I would put it on.

Use a Solid State Drive, they are cheap

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

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My speakers were a little staticy, so I did reboot just to make sure it wasn't a static build-up or anything. Upon rebooting I got the "Boot Disk not Found..." error.

The bios sees the drive, and if I put the Windows 7 disc in and select the "install drivers" option, I can browse the drives and it sees the windows folder on the drive. However, if I try to do the startup repair, it does not see a windows file. Also, the Windows installer sees the drive under custom install options.

I'm at a loss. Any ideas would be much appreciated!

Windows 7 RC1
EVGA X58 SLI Board
6GB RAM
 

Answer:Rebooted machine...boot disk not found :(

I would run a chkdsk on the drive, use the command prompt from the Vista recovery environment.

chkdsk /r
 

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For one reason or another I am frequently installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto my hard drive. I use a lot of software so as things get installed and uninstalled bad things tend to happen and sometimes things are beyond repair.
My question is can I use my product key to download from someplace an image of Windows 7 with all the updates already installed? Installing the updates becomes very time consuming and the machine has to be restarted many times over so I am trying to avoid this. I suppose I could disable the updates but that is not really my intent at this time.

Thank You!

Answer:Is it possible to install Windows 7 with all the current updates?

Personally I've found it easier just to create system images now and then.

There are all kinds of ways to modify the installation though
just Google it.
How to Create a Custom Windows Installation DVD or USB Install

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My current desktop Dell Dimension 5150 is almost 5 years old. Admittedly I have had a few problems in the past with it - mainly due I think to me tinkering around in things I shouldn't be! I have reinstalled XP on it twice now and it runs pretty well. However, having just bought the kids new laptops with Windows 7 and having spent the past few days helping them set them up - I was so impressed... I would like windows 7 on my PC. I was told by the shop assistant (pcworld) that it wouldn't run well and would probably slow my pc down.... what do you think? Currently on XP Home Edition SP3. Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz. 2.99GHz, 0.99GB of RAM with Office 2007.I did tell the guy that is was 7 years old - but on checking invoice only just about 5 yrs. Really appreciate your help. SM :)

Answer:Is my current desktop too old to install Windows 7

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  I want to install Linux (Ubuntu) and dual-boot my laptop. But I want to know, if somehow I mess up my Win10 can I reinstall the OS from recovery media created from Media Creation Tool? Will the new installation read my Win10 license from the BIOS? Will I be in any kind of trouble if I dual-boot my device? Thanks

Answer:Can I install Linux with my current Windows 10?

 Windows will activate with the embedded key. And yes you can install Linux, but always install first windows and then Linux. Grub is aware about the existence of windows (if installed) and will give you option to choose which OS to boot. But if you install first Linux and then windows, windows will not be aware that you have Linux, will delete grub, and you will not have how to boot Linux in that case.

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A few days ago I had a strange disk error that led to a bunch of "orphaned" files when I started up my computer. Windows still loads, and the RAID is still working "normally" both in the BIOS and IMSM, but I can't load basic programs like msconfig or even uninstall anything from control panel. Almost anything that would be useful like dskchk crashes without starting. It seems that some of my files have been corrupted, but not enough to crash Windows.

I thought I should just reinstall windows, but the installer says "windows cannot find any information about the disks on this machine" and quits.

How can I reinstall windows over my current install manually to fix this problem?

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It's been awhile since I've accessed a VM I had some stuff saved on it and the drive is encrypted so I need to reset the password. I've done this on physical machines with the NT password recovery CD (like 2-3mb ISO) that runs on Linux (live boot). I'm working with Win 7 here and am wondering if there is anything that has changed since the days of XP when doing this. I no longer have the NT disk (that I can find) and was wondering what is the best recovery CD to do this these days. Anyone have suggestions?
 

Answer:Windows password reset via linux boot disk - current options for this?

Explain "the drive is encrypted".. Bitlockered?
 

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Hello, I bought my laptop in 2009 and it had Vista Home Premium 32bit installed; it came with Win 7 upgrade special offer (about 14$) and I bought the 32bit upgrade DVD.
Now it's running Windows 7 32bit Home Premium and it's starting to show VERY strange behavior (there's something that blocks processes writing to disk creating a mess with antivirus updates, internet downloads and other programs).

I would like to re-install it from scratch and port it to x64.

What I need to know is what Win7 x64 disk I will need.
Is it ok if a friend gives me his Win7 retail disk, install it and then put the license key that came with the upgrade DVD?
If not, what version should I use? OEM? Upgrade?

Thank you very much!

Answer:Using current upgrade licence to re-install Windows 7

You want Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit italian version? Borrow it from a friend (even better... make an exact copy)

Then do:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I have my current system live and working well. I want to add an SSD as the main boot drive.

Is there a way I can migrate or reinstall easily on the new drive without having to run updates on everything again? The only hardware changing (adding) would be the SSD.

I plan to format the old drive to use as storage.

Answer:Want to install windows on SSD, using drivers/patches from current cpu

Yes.

Imaging or cloning.

Windows has an imaging tool built in, but many say third party tools such as Macrium or Acronis are superior and easier to use.

Imaging and cloning can both fail. Be prepared to do a clean install with your Windows disk in that case.

Paragon has a migration tool that you can use also. I think it is $20.

Macrium is free. Acronis is paid; or free if you have a Seagate or Western Digital hard drive.

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I haven't really had a whole lot of luck with dual boot configs in the past, but I'm just wondering if I'd be able to run mac using my current board GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-EP45-UD3L (rev. 1.1) I'm running a quad-core intel chip. Also, what method should I use? I have more than 1 HDD also. I have a bigger HDD for storage and I want to use that one instead of my main HDD which has only 40GB free on it. My other HDD has 874GB free. I don't have any versions of Mac available either, and I don't know if you need it or not. I have 8GB ram.

Also I don't want the files on my other HDD to be affected, they shouldn't be right?

Here's a pic of the HDD's in case the wording was confusing:

Answer:Will I be able to install mac software alongside my current Windows 7?

It is contrary to Apple's EULA to install any Apple OS on non-Apple hardware:
http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/OSX1082.pdf
Section 2 H.

If you want to run Mac software you need a Mac OS and to do that you need a Mac.

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Okay, long story short, my SSD crapped out on me and it happened to have Windows 7 installed on it. I still have a HDD installed which I used mostly to store games on (it's a gaming PC), and I had an idea.

So what I was wondering was, because OCZ are being pretty slow with the RMA process, is there some way I would be able to install Windows 7 onto a new partition on the HDD with affecting anything that's already on it? My HDD as is doesn't currently have any partitions as I mostly install games on it, so I just separate things via folders. So prior to installing Windows 7, I'd need to somehow make a new partition big enough to then install Windows 7 to.

And then, when I get my replacement SSD, install that and then Windows 7 onto that, and have that as the main boot option leaving the Windows 7 installation on my HDD unused, but as a backup incase the SSD dies again.

Is this possible, and can someone please carefully talk me through the process if so. Simple explanations preferable!

Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Need help with an idea for my current situation (Windows 7 Install).

If you would like to be able to restore your win 7, for whatever reason, then use Win 7 Backup and Restore.

System Image Backup - Create
How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7

System Image Recovery
How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7

For advice on partitioning your disks, we need a snapshot of your present setup.

Please read very carefully the following. Drag the field separators so that we get the info we need. Make the image using this method:

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo (this pops up a menu) followed by X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field. This is very important, otherwise, needed info is not visible.

Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save

Post the snapshot:
Upload a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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Hello,
I had some trouble with my installation to Windows 10 and I've now gone back to Windows 8.1. Instead of trying again I've used the Windows 10 media creation program to do a clean install with a USB. I began the install process but got to the stage where I had to enter a product code and stopped. My laptop is under OEM license and I didn't retrieve it before hand.
I can't install Windows 10 through Windows update because I'm in a place with very limited internet speeds, and it would take forever.
If I was to retrieve my product code would I be able to use it to install Windows 10 or would it reject it because it is an 8 code? I did reserve my place to get the free upgrade if that makes any difference.
Thank you.

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Recently my nephew's netbook has crashed. Windows 7 Starter would not load. I tried a few fixes which proved unsuccessful. Right now I am trying to install Windows 7 but am having much trouble. When the setup screen loads up and asks me to choose a partition the following items are present: Disk 0 Partition 1:RECOVERY, Disk 0 Partition 3: SYSTEM, Disk 0 Partition 3: Primary (40GB), Disk 0 Partition 4: Primary (178GB). It will not allow me to install to either Primary partition with the following reason: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.". I have also tried to format both the 3,4 partitions but always get an error message, although the one that had windows on is now showing nearly all memory space free. I would appreciate any help that could lead me in the right direction so I can get Windows 7 Starter installed on this computer. Thank you.

Answer:Trouble Installing Windows 7 "cannot install to this disk"

Have you tried running Factory Recovery from its partition? Tap the key(s) given to trigger it on first boot screen or in the User Manual for your model.

Try also deleting the last three partitions during booted Custom install using Drive Options: Clean Install Windows 7

If this fails try creating a Primary partition there and marking it Active using Step 2.2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If install still fails, wipe the HD using the above tutorial and try install again both with and within pre-partitioning. Note that the Recovery Partition will be deleted if you do this so make sure it is not working first.

You can do the operations in the last two paragraphs with a graphical interface using free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

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My laptop has Windows XP Home Edition, SP3, 32-bit and I found this driver in the Device Manager, Wdf01000.sys File Version: 1.9.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255). Should it be on my laptop? If not, how do I get rid of it?

Answer:Windows 7 Driver found in Device Manager on a XP Machine!?!

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Just leave it. It can't do any harm. Plus just because it's labeled as "win7" doesn't mean its a Windows 7 driver.

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Hi,

I've been running XP on my machine for several years and the latest reinstall went very smoothly until I updated my bios. It may be unrelated to updating my bios but this seems to be the only change I had made at the time. It prevented a lot of applications from running, from Windows Live Messenger, to various games e.t.c.

I assumed it was to do with my bios, so I pulled the battery out of the motherboard (also shorted the 3 pin switch thing). This didn't seem to make any difference.

I recently installed Windows 7 (x86) on the same hard drive and partition, expecting this to cure the problem and start fresh, however Windows 7 seems to be having a similar problem in that I get errors on Windows Update (8007065E,800B0100 and 80070003). I've tried manually installing some of the failed updates too and just get a "failed" message.

This makes me assume that it's either still a problem with the bios, or perhaps with my hard drive.

Does anyone know of any software I can use to perhaps scan for issues with the hard drive, or with the bios?

Regards,
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Update won't install some updates (XP or Windows 7 on same machine)

Well, after trying all the fixes available on the internet for those particular error codes to no avail, I ran Kill Disk on the partition, re-installed Windows 7 and it appears to be running smoothly, with all service packs and updates installing fine
 

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Hi. This is the first time I've ever done this. My mom had Windows vista on a new machine but wanted windows xp so I installed windows xp on it. How do I find all the drivers and stuff for it so I can connect it to the internet?

It's a emachines t3612 computer. I installed windows xp professional.

http://emachines.com/support/product...es&model=T3612

Thanks.

Answer:Installing windows xp on a new machine -- Help

click on downloads and click on the intel pro network connetions software download that one then save that to a flashdrive and install it on your mom's pc. Once you get that done you can install the other ones from that site on that pc.

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 i want to get completely away from windows i want to install Mac 10.4 leopard on my windows based machine. Now the question is this possible or do i have to have a Apple machine?

Answer:Installing Mac 10.4 on a windows machine

Welcome to CH forums. First of all, yes that is possible. although the process is slightly complicated. ok, very complicated.as CH forum members do not encourage pirated software, i'm assuming you've purchased a leopard license.having done that, i'll also be assuming you have one drive and no partitions.windows boot partition is formatted as NTFS (normally), you need to format your partition as Mac OS Extended or HFS plus.you can do that via the leopard dvd, or through windows. (windows if you plan on dual booting). insert leopard dvd, enter "-v" without the speech marks.wait for setup to load, do not install mac, cuz you can't yet.select from the menu at the top, i think it was tools or something, disk utility or something, and through that you should be able to format your drive to HFS.once that's done, you can install.for further details, you can try googling it. However, most of the results refer to a hacked version of leopard.P.S - i hope your processor supports sse3 at least, otherwise no rosetta or itunes etc for you.  Good luck!

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I'm interested in making my own custom windows install...

I want to slipstream SP2, I want to either have all the most up to date drivers for my nforce2 lan/usb/etc .. my audigy 2 zs drivers, latest ati drivers, etc etc etc...

either that or some how make a script which automatically installs the driver packages...

i also want a patched uxtheme.dll ... and want to automatically set the theme and everything i want..

also, it'd be cool if my CD Key could automatically be entered, less hassle...

and my last idea would be to make a 1 click install, if possible ... meaning I put the CD in after a format, and go... come back and it's done...

is any/all of this possible?

edit: i just got the idea to make a ghost image AFTER installing windows + drivers, etc etc etc... would that be efficient?
Thanks for any info
 

Answer:how would I make a custom windows install w/ all current drivers?

yes this is all possible... MSFN Unattended Guide
 

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I have an old machine running Windows 2000 professional which I use as a printer server for a peer to peer network. My XP machine can see the computer and has the printer installed with no issues.

Initially my Windows 7 (Home Premium) machine could detect but not access the 2000 machine. I found the fix (creating/setting the LmCompatibilityLevel key to a Dword of 1) and now I can sign on to the 2000 and access its files. (I ran the refreshpolicies commands on the 2000 also).

When I try to instal the printer as a local printer it appears to instal. The existing driver is recommended (and accepted). When I print the test page it does not print. On the windows 7 the print queue eventually shows the page as having an error, while the print queue on the windows 2000 machine is empty throughout.

When I try to instal as a network printer I get to the point where I am informed that there is no driver for the printer and I have to search for a .inf file which I can't find.

Answer:Cannot install printer on Windows 2000 for Windows 7 machine

Just found this - if anyone has this problem here is what worked for me

1.Run a command prompt as Administrator

2.type a command as follow,

net use LPT2 \\IPaddress\printer name

3.install a local printer as usual by using port LPT2

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Just got a new HP 260-A020, but I've used Windows 10 at the library for 3 weeks in the interim and have no use for the clumsy, stupid, overwrought thing even if not for its Big Brother reputation. (also security software 3 deep atop pull-the-plug paranoia, never had a hint of malware, so Win7 is plenty secure enough for a few years)....The old hard drive is still good, so I'm planning to drop that into an external enclosure to recover 2-3 files which weren't backed up, use that first as the boot drive, and then for the time being as backup with Windows7 on the machine itself....EXCEPT - Warnings from Best Buy sales & Geek Squad, plus posts here about how a "modern" machine might not recognize the old drivers - not just LaserJet but serious stuff like video, network, HDD, USB etc....But over the months before July 29 I saw a hundred suggestions to put either 7 or 10 on a bootable drive/partition by way of hedging against the transition, and never a mention of this problem. So a native Win7 machine works fine with Win10 and new drivers but not vice-versa?  or did a Win10 download preserve the old drivers? 

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Hi, I am trying to install Windows XP as another OS on my T400 machine.  I looked at the partition, and I noticed a recovery on one of the partitions (maybe that's why I didn't get a recovery CD). Any suggestions?

Answer:Installing XP on a Windows 7 T400 machine

> Any suggestions? Make a set of recovery disks ASAP. Regards

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Wow... my account is still existant here !

Anyways, here's the problem. I'm trying to install WinXP Pro SP2 on my roomates comp.

Specs of comp are as follows.

Asus P5GZ-MX Mobo
1 GB 667MHz DDR2 Kingstron Ram
160GB WD HDD
42 in 1 USB card reader
Pioneer 18 DVD-RW
Everything else is integrated.

Nothing special, but, the installation just stops everytime when it says "Setup is now starting up Windows". The computer isn't frozen. It just stops doing anything. And if I take the CD-Rom out, it gives me a BSOD.

I'm going to try a different version of windows, but, anyone have any idea what it might be if it's not my version of XP ?
 

Answer:Problems installing windows XP on new machine.

Remove all external devices and try to install again.

If that doesnt work try running memtest on the box. Bad ram can do stuff like that.
 

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I'm having Windows 8 64 bit OS in my laptop. But for some works, I want to install an older OS (Windows 7 32 bit) on it and want to have the both OS. But I've read in microsoft website that older OS should be installed first (please refer to the warning note of the webpage Install more than one operating system (multiboot) - Windows Help). Otherwise, startup files of the recent OS can get corrupted. Is there any solution to it, i.e., can I have the older OS (windows 7 32 bit) installed on my computer without hampering the current OS (windows 8 64 bit)?

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I have a P4 Compaq desktop with Windows 2000 installed. It works fine. However, I thought I would install XP on it. I don't want to fdisk or repartition, etc. just want to install XP as an upgrade so to speak. In a previous post I was advised to put the XP cd in the drive and boot from it. Did that and installation started. But, came to a screen saying something about another operating system was installed (2000) and installing XP "might" cause operating problems. I quit the installation.

Is it safe to install XP over 2000? Or should I leave well enough alone? What is the advantage of running XP instead of 2000?

Bill

Answer:Installing XP on a machine with Windows 2000

Honestly, XP SP2 is just Windows 2000 SP4 with some minor changes and more eye candy. They are both NT operating systems and are stable. I would keep it on.

I do not believe you can install XP over Windows 2000 without loosing data, but I have never tried it so I can't be sure.

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I purchased a computer that has windows 7 home premium installed. I also have a critical app that can only run on XP and the manuf. tells me that the app runs into problems when running on W7's XP emulation.

I installed a second HD in the PC, and it recognized and gave it a drive letter. Formatted it to make sure it was clean. (It was previously installed in a Dell with XP.)

I also bought an XP SP3 OEM license CD, and followed the instructions in the tutorial on the subject. When trying to boot off the XP CD, I got a Blue Screen indicating that the installation was halted, damage to the machine, blah blah.

No matter what I did, I always ran into this problem. Any ideas out there? I could sure use them.

Answer:Probs installing XP on a Windows 7 machine

Take a look here:
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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I have a problem and the only way I can possibly get around this problem is by having both the 64 bit and 32 bit OS installed on my PC.

I have an Epson Stylus PhotoRX685 all in one printer, for which the drivers for the scanner don't work on Windows 7 x64bit. I have been on to customer support and have been duly informed that they are not going to be making a compatable driver for the printer. I have already tried to use the Vista x64 bit driver but to no avail.

Because I cannot afford to buy a new scanner I want to install both the OS's on my PC in the hope that the x32bit driver the Windows 7 will work the scanner.

Here is my plan, I got 2 HDD's on my PC one 500GB and one 80GB, I have just created a 75GB partition on my 500GB HDD which also has the OS installed on it. I use the smaller HDD for my back ups, and I would ideally like to continue to use this HDD for my backups as it is a separate HDD.

Would I be able install the x32bit OS to the partition on the 75GB partition which is on the HDD that my main OS is on, or would I have to put it on the separate HDD?

Would I then be able to then somehow create some sort of network or would it be possible for me to just access the images that I would have scanned without having to put them on a flash drive or DVD or something and if so how?

Also would it be possible for me to us the XP mode to see if my printer would work in that or is the XP mode not a virtual machine?

All your help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Installing Windows 7 64bit and 32 bit on the same machine!

Did you buy one key and get 2 DVD's?

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Hi,
I recently bought Dell Vostro 1550, it came with linux installed on it.
I want to install windows on it, Please guide me in proceeding further.

Thanks

Answer:Installing Windows on a Linux machine.

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

If you don't want a Dual Boot and there's no GRUB on the HD then you can delete all partitions and create/Format new partitions as you want during Steps 6 + 7 of Clean Install Windows 7. If there's GRUB on HD first run Diskpart Clean Command

In addition read over these steps to assure you get a perfect install, which are the same for retail since you will need a retail copy of Win7 unless Dell sells you one: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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A week ago, I decided it's finally time to upgrade my PC. I bought a new MoBo, APU, graphics card, RAM, and power supply. I'm really excited about it.

On my current PC, I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (Upgrade version) which replaced an OEM Windows XP.

Now I've done a ton of research and I think I finally fully understand the Windows licensing rules and please correct me if I'm wrong.

My Windows 7 upgrade IS transferrable. However, for a Windows 7 upgrade to work, it must replace an eligible license. And since I'm switching motherboards, I've lost my eligible license (the OEM XP license). So I've purchased a copy of Windows XP to replace that license (I bought XP instead of 7 because it was cheaper - at least for me... Seeing as I have the transferrable upgrade, I would just buy whichever is cheapest between XP & 7).

Now my question is: When I Change my motherboard, should I install XP or 7? Ultimately I want Win7Pro-64bit, but I'm concerned that if I install Windows 7, it will say there is no eligible license to upgrade. If I install Windows 7, would it ask for me XP key or would it be a hassle? Or should I just install XP and then upgrade to Windows 7?

Lastly, do I have to deactivate my Windows 7 to transfer it? Or would transferring it automatically deactivate the old PC's version?

Thanks for any help in advance :-)

Answer:Installing a Windows 7 upgrade on a new machine.

and welcome to the Forum

You will have to install XP and update to SP3 to use the Upgrade package of 7 . . No need to deactivate 7 . . You may have to call Microsoft to activate 7, but it's a quick and easy call . . just tell them what you are doing. You will have to do a "Custom" installation of 7 . . it will put the XP data in a folder called windows.old which you can deleteto free up space

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Hello,

I'm going to be installing an Intel 320 120GB SSD into my homebrew computer, and although I have done research on how to install an SSD - and perform a general Windows installation - I still have a few questions that I'm sure you fine folks here will be able to answer.

First, I'm currently on my hard disc drive, a standard 7200 RPM 500 gigger with Windows 7 Pro installed on it. Should I install the SSD first, wait for Windows to recognize it, and then check the disk for errors and format it as NTFS in Disk Management?

Second, should I remove Windows 7 from my 500GB drive first, and then commence with installing it on my SSD? It is a true blue, store bought Windows 7 Pro 64 bit disc, not an OEM. I'm worried that the Windows activator will detect that Windows is already installed on the 500GB drive, and thus won't activate when I attempt to install it on the SSD.

Third, after I install the SSD into my computer, should I enable ACHI before I install Windows on the drive, or after?

Fourth, will Windows install the 100MB recovery partition or not on an SSD, as opposed to a HDD? If so, how would I prevent that during install, so as to save space and prevent extra writes to the SSD?

Fifth, when I am setting up Windows on the SSD, should I cut and paste my Library files to the 500GB, so that my photos, videos, and other, less frequently accessed, large files are not on the SSD? Or would I simply redirect the Libraries to the new path? (In this... Read more

Answer:A few questions about installing SSD on Windows 7 machine

Take a look at this Tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
SSD Alignment
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
A bit more good reading:
User Folders - Change Default Location
User Profile - Change Default Location

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Hello,

I'm trying to install Windows 10 Tech Preview on a virtual machine, I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox.
But I don't succeed in installing it... I keep get alround different errors.
The first time I tried it gave me an error saying it was meant to run on machines with more than 4GB of RAM, although it was a 32-bit version. So I tried with the 64-bit version thinking that would help, it didn't.

The last time I gave the 64-bit version more RAM (4GB) and 10GB of space on the HDD, which I think should be sufficient... I only want to test it, I'm not going to save any files on it...
Anyway, now it gives a completely different error (screenshot) saying:
"Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. Error code: 0x0000005D"

Does anybody know how to solve this problem? I've installed virtual machines before: Windows, Linux and even Mac OS X... I've google'd the errors but since it's only just available I can't find any solution...

It shouldn't be that hard to install it on a virtual machine, perhaps it's not compatible with VirtualBox? But that isn't likely I think...

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

Answer:Installing Windows 10 on a virtual machine

Both Windows 10 and the latest version of VirtualBox were just released to the public. At this time VirtualBox does not support Windows 10. There is a way to install Windows 10 however. In VirtualBox, create a Windows 2012 virtual machine and configure it accordingly. Windows 2012 is the server OS, but you can can install Windows 10 on it. As I write this I am looking at the Windows 10 Desktop. Installation and setup may be slow, but it works. I hope I was able to be of service to you.
 

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I'm an instructor at a community college. I purchased a barebones machine from Tiger Direct thinking that I'd be able to install the W7 OS offered by my college bookstore. Now that I have the disk, I see that it's intended only for upgrade, not for initial install in a machine with no OS. It is marked "Pre-existing OS License Required (Product Key Required)." I'd like to take advantage of the excellent deal I got on this OS, but I don't think it will work on a machine that doesn't already have an OS with product key. What's the easiest and cheapest way to get Windows 7 installed on this machine? Should I buy an older OS and have the Ultimate disk overwrite it, or should I just bite the bullet and buy a complete Windows 7 OS?

Answer:Installing on Barebones Machine using W7 Ultimate disk

See the sticky topic dealing with upgrades.

You will be able to install it.

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I am unable to get upgraded to IE 10 and I ran accross a post via google where you fixed it what appears to be the same for someone else, and I'm hoping for the same.

It goes through the installation process, then reads "restarting programs" before getting the installation failed message, the installation error code I get through Win Update is 9C59


Tried installing with a clean boot with no result.
I ran the sfc /scannow and attached the csb dir, I had to break it into two zips as it was over the 8mb limit.

Thanks

Answer:Installing IE 10 Fails on my Windows 7 64bit machine

when I used IE it seemed to a little sluggish so i swapped over to firefox and IMO its much better as it does crash or slow down as much as IE I would suggest this

BUT if your heart is set on ie you can uninstall it completely and re-download it at this link(official)
Internet Explorer - Microsoft Download Center

good luck

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so, i can partition the machine, but when the computer reboots to go into the setup portion of the installation, the blue graphical "win xp" screen comes up and says "Setup is now restarting. . . . . "

then an error message flashes which usually contains "insufficient" or "execution failed". there's about 3 or 4 different messages.

it's a brand new machine, nothing on it. ever.

any suggestions guys?

i even spoke to some other tech support groups...i want to shoot myself pretty soon. it's driving me insane.

Answer:Windows XP ver.2002 SP1 not installing on AMD Phenom machine...

Welcome to TSF....

What is the rest of the error messages if they can be posted?

Some specs on the computer if you could please?

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Hi, 
I have a USB drive connected to the host PC (W7) and I need to use it in the virtual XP mode. Opening device manager in the virtual machine shows me 3 other devices as Virtual PC integration Device. When I try to update the driver for them, that is not happening.
How do I use my USB drive in the virtual environment? 
Appreciate any help. 

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Okay, this can get a little complicated. I have a Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150 laptop currently with Windows 8 installed. My problem is my dog knocked my laptop off the table and since then I havent been able to boot at all.I get error code: 0xc0000001. So since I wasnt liking Windows 8 anyways, i decided I'll just revert back to Windows 7 using an .iso on a DVD.

I know that the DVD is good since I've used it before and I changed the BIOS to boot from the cdrom but everytime I do that, i get a white dash line in the top left corner for about 5 minutes, then it tries automatic repair, and then gives me the same error code.

Im able to press Enter to try again or press F8 for Startup Settings. I pressed F8 and i get 9 different options but absolutely none of them work. It just reverts me back to the automatic repair.

Im at a complete loss here and im not very tech savvy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Help installing Windows 7 on Windows 8 machine

my dog knocked my laptop off the table and since then I havent been able to boot at all.Click to expand...

My guess would be loose or defective hard drive.

I know that the DVD is good since I've used it beforeClick to expand...

You know that the DVD is good now or know that it was good before? Do you know if the optical drive is working fine now, or did it become loose or defective in the fall?
 

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I bought a laptop from Acer a while ago which came with XP media centre. I opted to get the upgrade to Vista, but stuck with XP on the laptop. Can I use the upgrade to install Vista on my desktop machine - is it possible to do with the Acer disk, and is it legal?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Installing Vista from Acer upgrade disk to a different machine

Let me get this straight.... you have an Acer laptop with XP Media Center. Acer sent you a disc to upgrade the XP Media Center to Vista. You don't want to upgrade the laptop to Vista. You want to use the Vista upgrade on your desktop PC. Will it work? Maybe. It depends on whether or not the Vista disc has built-in drivers designed for the laptop. If the printing on the Vista disc has the model number of the laptop, and if it says something about applications and/or drivers, then it probably will not work on the desktop, not without some problems anyway. Is it legal? Probably not. You'd have to read the EULA very carefully. Generally speaking, if the Vista upgrade came from Acer, it is designated for an Acer product, namely the laptop, and using it elsewhere is probably a violation of the EULA....
 

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Well actually.... it DOES see the disk in Disk Management but it's not initialized.  It does NOT show up as a lettered, readable disk in File Explorer.
 
What I'm attempting to do is use a SATA-to-USB adapter connected to a Windows 7 computer to retrieve and back up personal data files on a disk temporarily removed from a machine running Windows 10 which has a motherboard problem.
 
I used to be able to pull hard drives from XP, Vista, and 7 systems, connect a USB-SATA adapter to a working computer and the pulled drive and navigate the pulled drive.  But not with a disk taken from a Windows 10 machine - file Explorer doesn't recognize it.

What's the trick?
 
 

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My machine is giving me serious problem after doing default settings in the bios. It can't locate the hard disk drive

Answer:Machine can't locate the hard disk onto which the windows is...

Am very glad at long round I made it my self.I said am an IT guy but refuse to read what the screen is communicating to me. When I obeyed what the screen gave, I was able to solve my own problem.Thank you.

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I purchased this computer just before Vista was available but also bought it with a Vista upgrade disk whic was sent to me when it was available.  After seeing the problems with Vista I did not install it for several years.  When support for XP was stopped I installed it and it worked fine.  My son had the machine and was having some problems with it.  I went out and cleaned it for him.  There was quite a few Windows updates that he had not run, so I proceeded to install them.  After installation it started giving a me a compatability message for one of the drivers and disabeled it.  I need some help addressing this problem.
 
Dell E520 with XP originally
driver:  Sonic Solutions DLA
publisher - Sonic Solutions
 
updates causing problem - net framework 1.1 service pack security update
                                            Windows Vista service pack 1 (KB936330)
 
 
These two updates will not install.
 
This is not the machine I am writing on now.

Answer:Windows XP machine with a Vista upgrade disk

See this kb from Roxio. If you have any of the software mentioned, you need to apply a patch depending on which version of Vista you have 32bit or 64bit. If you used an upgrade disk then you most likely have Vista 32bit but you can check it. Right click Computer > Properties.

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Hi all. I think this is the best place I should put this. I have an older machine with a mobo that doesn't have sata ports. I have two pata drives running on it and all is well. However, I have this 1st generation raptor drive laying around and I thought I'll just add it to the mix. The raptor is a sata drive. The two drives already in the machine are a 60GB Maxtor drive and a 250GB western digital drive.

As you can tell, the raptor is the fastest of the three and I've got to make it the OS drive and have the other two drives as data drives. The issue is that the mobo doesn't have sata ports. No problem, I went ahead and bought a sata controller which happened to be a raid controller as well. Now, if I want to install windows, setup will not detect the sata controller, hence the raptor drive and I will not be able to install windows into it. That will always be the case unless I have a floppy drive and put the sata controller driver on it and use it while in setup.

NOW, this machine doesn't have a floppy drive, and I actually went ahead and bought one just because of this reason and it turned out to be a bad one! OR maybe there was something wrong with my mobo running it. Anyways, I decided NOT to use a floppy drive. I want to do this some other way, and there got to be one! Man we are in 2009 and we are still relying on floppies?

What are my options?

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Answer:Installing windows xp in an old machine with no sata ports (NO floppy)

Go to the website of the sata/raid controller. They should have drivers that you can download. Afterwords, download nLite. Copy your Win XP disc to a folder, point nlite at that folder, click the button to integrate drivers and you might as well throw SP3 in. Integrate the new iso, burn it and install using that disc. See if that works.

If that doesn't work, I think HP makes a tool that can format a USB drive to look like a floppy in the bios. You could drop the drivers on that then F6 on XP installation boot up.
 

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Following one of many sets of online instructions, we successfully (well almost) installed Windows XP on our new Toshiba U405-S2824 laptop, which came pre-loaded with Vista. The one thing that no longer works is the feature that enabled us to plug our MP3 player into a "hot" USB port to charge overnight. Any ideas on why it is no longer supported, and whether there is a fix for this?
 

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I have a dell studio 15 laptop Windows Vista Home Premium installed on it. I got this laptop in November 2008, since then it was working fine just when I returned from Germany o india its not working. initially i thought disk got damaged due to x-ray scanning on airports but I read several threads on internet which says it does not erases/damages hard disks same I have also experienced during my several visits in which same laptop has gone through with this scanning process.

I tried to recover my OS by using OS DVD provided with the laptop. I booted my laptop by setting up the bootable device as DVD in BIOS but it does not help me to recover. I tried to install Windows XP also in C derive so that I can see the data(i.e. my all useful and important) present in D derive but its is not allowing me to install windows XP too on it.

While searching information, I came to know that it seems like its a issue of Windows Vista Home Premium and several people have faced the same . In one solution, it is mentioned that OS DVD provided with laptop may not have files to boot and recover so i downloaded a bootable files and tried with that too but that also does not work for me but it has worked for others as per reviews mentioned.

When I reboot my laptop from OS DVD priovided from the dell, I used to get an following errors:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
Operating System Not found"
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Answer:Windows Vista Home Premium installed machine shows operating system not found

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Hello!  This is my first time visiting this forum, nice to meet you all.  I have a LenovoS10-3t laptop that I purchased maybe 2 years or so ago, and have since bought myself a newer/faster laptop.  I now let my son use the Lenovo for playing games, mostly World of warcraft and facebook things.  The laptop is ridiculously slow, and has gotten even more so lately.  It's been years since I've tinkered with anything technical, so I absent-mindedly decided to do a spur of the moment 'One-click-recovery' thinking it would restore the laptop to the condition it was in when I purchased it.... well several minutes into this recovery there was an error (I didn't save the code, not sure what happened...) and upon restarting the laptop, windows cannot start any longer!  I receieve an error:Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.  (pic1)They want me to insert the windows installation disk, which obviously didn't come with the laptop (remember, windows 7 starter edition)  So my motherinlaw says she has a WindowsXP SP2 CD brand new at her house that I can have! Great!  So I pop it in, boot up the laptop, change the BIOS to boot from USB drive CD (this particular laptop doesn't have a disk drive, so I have a USB external disk drive);  Press F12 for boot menu; Press any key to boot from CD;  Then a blue screen appears: Windows Setup. Setup is loading files (random files appearing in pare... Read more

Answer:LenovoS10-3t Ideapad; Want to clean install Windows XP,current version:Windows7starter wont start

kellyabobbyc, welcome to the forum,
 
the 7B error message you are receiving is due to the fact that XP doesn't have the SATA driver necessary for it to recognise the hard disc properly and continue with the installation.
 
One of the methods of getting around this problem would be to set the SATA mode to compatability in BIOS, the XP disc will then recognise the hard drive properly.
 

 
Hope this helps

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well...since I couldn't find anything about this in the searches, here goes.

I just bought an HP machine running Windows Vista. So I went ahead and put another disk drive in and installed Windows XP on it. Now there are two disk drives, each with an OS on it. I can boot either one fine and all software meant to run on each OS runs fine. Photoshop, Premiere Pro, whatever. That is normal behavior. The problem is that I cannot connect to the internet with the Windows XP side. The Windows Vista side works fine, no problems other than the normal issues facing the current built of Vista.

I have to guess that the issue is coming from the driver for the networking card. But my solutions to that have not worked so far.

I have tried:
1) Updating the service pack
2) Using a chipset for Nvidia nforce (the manufacturer of the networking card) being sure to use XP versions of the AMD64 drivers which I believe to be correct.
3) Using an AMD chipset.
4) pulling most, but not all, of my hair out.

The error is the typical cannot open page. The network says connected so the system knows there is a network but no packets have been sent so I am not connected.

And here I had plans to install another drive with Ubuntu on it too. I wonder if that would give me the same problem with the internet connection.

There is something I don't understand here. I'm hoping someone in this community can shed some light on the situation for me. Is there an issue with the hardware? It just se... Read more

Answer:Internet connection issue after installing Windows XP on Vista machine

It could be a compatibility issue for sure. Have you checked out the HP website for the network card drivers, windows xp version? If not, download the drivers, un-install the current network card drivers and reboot the computer. Once you boot to windows xp again try installing the updated drivers.

Worst case you can just go to your local computer store and purchase a separate network card.

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I work for a national non-profit organization that just recently released an XP corporate image to replace it's standard Win2k baseline for workstations. Unfortunately they only released a DVD-based build disk and I have several old-but-still-useable Dell laptops and an HP desktop that have "Made for XP" stickers on them but don't have DVD drives. I've tried using a USB DVD drive but the BIOS on the machines is so ancient that they cannot boot from USB devices. And the BIOS cannot be updated. The simple answer would be for my corporate IT to make CD versions of the build disk but in their infinite wisdom, corporate downsized a sizeable chuck of the IT Department. The cost of a DVD drive that I could swap around between the machines is prohibitive (I did mention that we're a non-profit organization, didn't I?) and not an option for me.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Using DVD OS-install disk on non-DVD machine

How much data is on the DVD? Essentially if the DVD is less than 700mb you could make an ISO of the DVD and burn it back onto a CD.

Another option would be to install from a network share.
http://www.networkcert.net/xp/install.htm#network
 

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Dear all I own a thinkpad E430 (3rd Gen i5 with 4 Gb RAM) machine for pat few month my laptop performance has degraded drastically it takes so long to boot and also it became sluggish. and moreover everytime when i turn it on it will pop up message' "Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk" with such a good configuration (3rd Gen i5 with 4 Gb RAM) my laptop performance is very very sluggish,its very annoying.please suggest wat to do.

Answer:Windows detected a hard disk problem for E430 machine...

Hi Mansoor,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are getting a Hard disk error message while booting your Lenovo ThinkPad E430.
 
I would suggest you to install Lenovo Solution Center and run a hardware diagnostics test. The scan should return an error code if there is any hardware failure. If there is any hardware failure, I would strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.





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For Windows 7, there is the ability to hex edit winsetup.dll so that Windows will install to any machine with any amount of RAM. In my online research, I've seen it be said that using the edited winsetup.dll from Windows 7 copied over the existing one for Windows 8 does not work at all.

So my question is, does anyone know which values to edit in Windows 8 winsetup.dll to edit so that it can install well to a machine with less than 1 GB?

My intention here is to get the awareness started with this so a successful solution can be produced.

Thanks for reading.

Answer:How to install Windows 8 on machine with less than 1 GB RAM?

I suggest an alternative.

You can avoid any error checking if you bypass windows setup and apply the windows image <mounted iso>\sources\install.wim to a formatted empty drive using imagex.exe, see what I wrote in:

How did you setup your Win 8 install?

SIW2 reported difficulties when he tried that method though.

Less than 1 GB RAM may require that you boot with WinPE to run the installation via imagex.

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Have XP machines that can take Windows 7. Can I install Vista first to not go through taking off the programs and data and having to reinstall them?
Thanks you!
 

Answer:Install Windows 7 on XP Machine

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Have an question I have installed windows 10 x32 but my machine has 4Gb ram and has 1gb reserved since windows x32 doesn't do good management of 4gb ram and more decided get an version of windows 8.1 x64 and here is my problem I wish resize my current partition of w10 x32 and install 8.1 x64 for later upgrade to 10 x64 but keeping my current partition and set up of 10 x32 , my question is if do this won't get any upgrade error since our already an version of 10 but in x32 version? Or is better start brand new and do an common partition for the files so both os n dual boot can reach the files any time
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Answer:install Windows 10 x64 on an an machine with w10 x32

Theoretically, it should work since it will be in dual boot... but I guess the first question should be: what is the architecture of the processor in your device, 32-bit or 64-bit? Also, how did you install your first Windows 10 (32-bit)? Was it an upgrade or a clean install?

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I have Windows 7 installed on my main desktop (activated about 2 weeks ago) and I'd like to also install it on my laptop. I know legally speaking I'm only supposed to install in on one machine, but if I were to install it on my laptop, would there be a problem when it comes to activating it?

Answer:Can I install my Windows 7 on a 2nd machine?

You would be referred to a robo call where you would either be refused, or it would deactivate the key on the older installation in order to activate it on the new one.

Only one machine at a time.

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hai

i've got a problematic notebook (hp mini) laying around so i thought i want to install windows 10 on it and see if the problem goes away. so i created bootable usb using rufus, and plugged in the usb on the notebook, but sadly it didnt boot from my usb. it is running insyde h20 bios, which i really cant find much in there. i just rearranged the boot order, but sometimes upon restart, it resets itself due to "cmos something" related.

it will give me a continuous loud beeping sound on the "windows is loading files" screen. and it will directly bring me to recovery manager screen, where i have the option to do system restore, reformat to out-of-the-box, cmd etc but none of which seems to helped me. i used cmd and curiously i formatted my OS folder, and now i have no OS installed. upon booting, it will just say missing operating system.

is there a way for me to let this old notebook to detect my usb and possibly install windows 10 on it? the only thing i know of that i can control is the bios by pressing F10. F8 doesnt seem to work anymore.

ps. i tried removing the ram stick and replace it, also the hdd. held power button for atleast 30 seconds to drain power but to no avail. < this is before i format os folder. and also i cant boot to safemode since the start, it will give me the safemode wallpaper but eventually the recovery manager would pop up.

Answer:Trying to install Windows 10 on old machine

whoopsie doosie, sometimes the ultimate answer is to spam the hell out of the keyboard and magic will soon happen. i literally pressed i dont even know what, and i saw the screen says "press any key to boot from usb" and im like heck yeaaaaaaaaaaah.

i spammed the key Esc, F1, F4, F5, Del, PrtSc, F12, F11 so it must be one of those keys.

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Hi
I have built myself a new computer
Giga-byte 81875 ULTRA MOBO
P4 2.8
WD 160 gigs hard-drive
...

now i am trying to install windows xp on it,
i put the windows xp cd in the cd rom, it goes through the boot sequence and comes up with the following message

please wait for IDE scan
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Boot from CD:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
Please help me
Regards

Answer:Trying to install Windows XP on a new machine

sounds like it is trying to boot to the hard drive which of course has no data..Make sure you have the boot order to boot from the CDROM drive first. I usually do CDROM>FLOPPY>HARD DRIVE. Also are you sure that the XP disk is good? Is it a copy or a real disc? Have you used it on another PC? Test it on another computer and be sure it works correctly. You basically have to narrow things down little by little.

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Hi,

I have a machine with celeron processor and that's why the Question. Can I install Windows 10 on my Del Inspiron 11z Netbook PC with:
Processor: Intel (R) Celeron(R) CPU [email protected] 1.20GHz
RAM: 2GB
System type: 32bit OS
Display: Mobile Intel(R)45 Express chipset Family

I am currently using Windows 7 Professional 32bit.

Thankyou
 

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I'll apologise in advance as I'm sure this must have been asked a thousand times before but I can't seem to locate a definite answer.
How do I inform Microsoft that I've stopped using a computer with Windows 7 installed on it?
I have Windows 7 Professional installed on my PC at the moment but it is not yet activated as I'm having concerns about associating my copy of Windows 7 with this PC. In the next 1-12 months I will be getting a laptop. When I get the laptop I will format my old PC and install Windows 7 on the laptop. How do I do this if my copy of Windows 7 has been associated with my old PC?

Thanks in advance for any input.

Answer:Install Windows 7 on another machine

If you bought the full retail version of Win 7, it is yours for life. You can install it on as many computers as you like, but only one at a time. Install it, now, enjoy it. If you buy another computer and it does not accept the key. You will be provied with a phone number for phone activation If that does not work a real, yes a real, person will speak to you and it will be allowed. Enjoy

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

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

System Summary

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

Answer:Factory Windows Install disk vs. NewWindows Install Disk

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

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

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Since ive installed the anniversary update everytime i try to start a VirtualBOX vm or any virtual machine for that matter my host pc gets BSOD ive tried reinstalling the virtualbox but that didnt help This is my dump  ==================================================Dump File         : 081116-7562-01.dmpCrash Time        : 8/11/2016 3:53:48 PMBug Check String  : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTIONBug Check Code    : 0x0000003bParameter 1       : 00000000`c0000096Parameter 2       : ffff9d01`2387d8b3Parameter 3       : ffff9d01`22e27ce0Parameter 4       : 00000000`00000000Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exeCaused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+149f90File Description  : NT Kernel & SystemProduct Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCompany           : Microsoft CorporationFile Version      : 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)Processor         : x64Crash Address     : ntoskrnl.exe+149f90Stack Address 1   : Stack Address 2   : Stack Address 3   : Computer Name     : Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\081116-7562-01.dmpProcessors Count  : 8Major Version     : 15Minor Version     : 14393Dump File Size    : 571,356Dump File Time    : 8/1... Read more

Answer:After installing windows 10 anniversary update BSOD on virtual machine host

Turns out removing Hyper-V as a feature resolves this issue thanks Microsoft

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Hi I am planning to do a fresh install of windows 7 64bit on this laptop (currently running windows 10). I only have this laptop so I want to download the important drivers before reinstalling. I'm thinking the usb ports wont work til I install the usb drivers and neither will the ethernet / wireless. Is the best solution downloading the ethernet driver and burning it to a cd rom? Then once I have installed the ethernet driver and have internet access it should be easy to find the rest of the drivers I need. Will any of the USB's work without drivers?Are there any critical drivers that will need to be installed prior to the ethernet driver? Or can I simply download the rest once I get internet access

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Hi I am planning to do a fresh install of windows 7 64bit on this laptop (currently running windows 10). I only have this laptop so I want to download the important drivers before reinstalling. I'm thinking the usb ports wont work til I install the usb drivers and neither will the ethernet / wireless. Is the best solution downloading the ethernet driver and burning it to a cd rom? Then once I have installed the ethernet driver and have internet access it should be easy to find the rest of the drivers I need. Will any of the USB's work without drivers?Are there any critical drivers that will need to be installed prior to the ethernet driver? Or can I simply download the rest once I get internet access

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I purchased the Windows 8 Pro disk from Amazon, and installed it on my desktop with a clean install. Now I'd like to do a clean install on my wife's laptop. I'd imagine I could just purchase another key and use the same disk, but can't find any option to do so.

If I choose the download option from Microsoft's site, will it email me a key before actually downloading it, so I can use my disk? Or should I just pay the 69.99 for another disk and key?

Answer:Install on second machine using same disk / Purchase a second key

Yes, you got email with the key.
Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

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While windows was in the middle of a routine install updates my laptop just turned off and now won't turn on. there is no sign of power at all. So tried all the normal things: new power pack, plugged in at the wall, took the battery out etc. But still no life at all. I'm assuming something went wrong with the install patch, but I had no idea it would kill my machine. all the software things to fix a botched install is impossible if the laptop won't even turn on.

Please help.
 

Answer:windows install killed my machine

Maybe a firmware update to the motherboard could cause the computer to not turn on, but I doubt that any other software could cause this. Pretty sure this is a hardware defect.
 

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Hello there! I've been having a very frustrating issue with installing Java on my (fairly) new Windows 10 64-bit machine, and any assistance in this matter would be so very much appreciated. I've searched all over, and posted in several tech forums searching for help, all to no avail. So any help or suggestions at all are welcome, and I am so grateful for them.
On my previous version of Windows (Windows 7 64-bit), I had Java (32 bit and 64 bit) installed, and it worked perfectly. However, I can not for the life of me get it to install on my current machine, no matter what I do, and I have spent the better part of a week trying to find someone who's having the same issues I am, or fix the problem myself, both to no avail.
So I turn to the experts on this forum.


To describe my problem in much greater detail:
I downloaded the offline installer for Java 32 bit, and 64 bit, from the manual download page: Java Downloads for All Operating Systems
Upon trying to run the 32 bit installer (which you are supposed to install first), nothing appeared to happen. So I left it for about 20 minutes, and found it still wasn't doing anything when I came back. So I brought up my task manager to check if anything was running in the background, and found "Java Platform SE Binary (32 bit)" running there. As it appeared to be doing nothing, I ended it, and tried running it again, only for the same thing (nothing) to happen.
I then tried the 64 bit installer, thinking maybe someth... Read more

Answer:Java will not Install on my Windows 10 Machine

First of all:

The current version of Java, jre8 update 65, should be installing and working fine on Windows 10. If you have Windows 10 64 bit, then it also should be possible to install both, the 32 and the 64 bit version of Java, on the same PC.

I just tried an installation myself:

When I run the installer, then it will directly give me a Windows security warning, asking if want that installer to make changes to my system. Is that warning appearing for you? Or is it already failing before that point?

Anyway, you might want to try this uninstaller:

Information about the Java uninstaller tool

This uninstaller however requires you to still have a running version of Java on the PC - I don't consider this implementation to be very clever, but that's how it is.

Another option would be to manually remove the files and folders of the Java installation and to then install Java again.

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Hello. I need to install a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on my Windows 7 OS. I have a few questions to ask in this regard,

1. How much RAM should I allocate to the Virtual machine considering I have 4 GB of RAM?
My Specs are i3 4005U 1.7GHz. 4GB RAM, Windows 7 SP1 64 bit(dell laptop)
2. Are there any working guides/video out there that can help me in this regard? I have searched alot but they are either old/ or have unreliable comments.
3. From where can I get an ISO? That can work well. And also does it during the installation process, ask for a product key if i have downloaded it off from somewhere?

thanks alot! It's an emergency. I appreciate your time and once again thank you very much!
 

Answer:I need to install a Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Before you even start, I think this won't work too well. To have a virtualized OS when you're only running with an i3 and 4GB of RAM will likely mean both the host and VM will run slowly.

If you do go ahead anyway, do you have an additional product key for the VM installation? That'll be required.
 

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OK, so I finally got my copy of Window 8 Pro from my school, and am wondering if I can try it out on a virtual machine? If so, which virtual software would you recommend?

Thanks.

Answer:Install Windows 8 on a Virtual Machine?

Hello Drew,

Sure, you could install it on a VM if you like.

I like VMware Player.

VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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I have windows xp proffesional and I wanted to downgrade to windows 2000. I've checked and I have a basic disk so I should be able to install it on another partition. When I try to install it I get an error saying something not being able to install on current version of windows. I also remember hearing somewhere that you can't install a previous version of windows if you have XP. Just wondering if there is some possible way of doing instead of formatting my drive.

Answer:Install windows 2000 on an xp machine? How?

The only thing i can think of is to boot from the 2000 disc and have it install that way. You heard correct XP will not let you downgrade your system. I am not totally positive if you can still install 2000 after XP is installed. But booting from the disc is your best option to try.

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I have at least 2 Windows XP SP3 computers that were running Firefox just fine until last month (I assume that is when Mozilla stopped supporting XP). I have read Mozilla's forums that state I can only run their ESR version on XP machines now. I actually think (but now cannot verify since I can't invoke FF anymore) that I was running the ESR version before it stopped. I downloaded the ESR version 52.3.0 from Mozilla's website to a thumb drive (today I downloaded ESR version 52.4.0 but have not tried it yet). I uninstalled the current version of FF then saved the install file to the computer and ran it. The install appeared to complete successfully but I still cannot invoke FF on the computer. Is there some other cleanup or method that I need to use to update or install FF so that it will run on my XP machines?
 
When I attempt to invoke FF I receive:
Mozilla Crash Reporter - We're Sorry
Firefox had a problem and crashed. We'll try to restore your tabs and windows when it restarts.
 
I have tried to retry and always get the same crash so normally just closed out the popup crash reporter window. I have also taken the time to explain what happened when the crash occurred in the field supplied by the reporter.
 
BTW, I am having the same problem with Mozilla Thunderbird on these same computers!
 
Thank you for any and all help.

Answer:How do I install Firefox ESR on a Windows XP machine?

Firefox 52 ESR is the last supported version for XP so 52.4.0 should work. Does firefox still crash when opening in safe mode? Hold the shift key and double click the firefox icon.

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I want to install a Licensed copy of Windows XP Pro on a Machine that is currently running Vista. Can someone direct me to a link that helps me do it in the most efficient manner? Thanks!
 

Answer:Install Windows Xp Pro on Vista Machine

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Hello there! I've been having a very frustrating issue with installing Java on my (fairly) new Windows 10 64-bit machine, and any assistance in this matter would be so very much appreciated. I've searched all over, and posted in several tech forums searching for help, all to no avail. So any help or suggestions at all are welcome, and I am so grateful for them.
On my previous version of Windows (Windows 7 64-bit), I had Java (32 bit and 64 bit) installed, and it worked perfectly. However, I can not for the life of me get it to install on my current machine, no matter what I do, and I have spent the better part of a week trying to find someone who's having the same issues I am, or fix the problem myself, both to no avail.
So I turn to the experts on this forum.


To describe my problem in much greater detail:
I downloaded the offline installer for Java 32 bit, and 64 bit, from the manual download page: Java Downloads for All Operating Systems
Upon trying to run the 32 bit installer (which you are supposed to install first), nothing appeared to happen. So I left it for about 20 minutes, and found it still wasn't doing anything when I came back. So I brought up my task manager to check if anything was running in the background, and found "Java Platform SE Binary (32 bit)" running there. As it appeared to be doing nothing, I ended it, and tried running it again, only for the same thing (nothing) to happen.
I then tried the 64 bit installer, thinking maybe someth... Read more

Answer:Java will not Install on my Windows 10 Machine

First of all:

The current version of Java, jre8 update 65, should be installing and working fine on Windows 10. If you have Windows 10 64 bit, then it also should be possible to install both, the 32 and the 64 bit version of Java, on the same PC.

I just tried an installation myself:

When I run the installer, then it will directly give me a Windows security warning, asking if want that installer to make changes to my system. Is that warning appearing for you? Or is it already failing before that point?

Anyway, you might want to try this uninstaller:

Information about the Java uninstaller tool

This uninstaller however requires you to still have a running version of Java on the PC - I don't consider this implementation to be very clever, but that's how it is.

Another option would be to manually remove the files and folders of the Java installation and to then install Java again.

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Hey guys, I was wondering if you can use the $40 W8 Pro "upgrade" on a newly built rig. It seems that's the cheapest way to get ahold of W8 and I want it for my new HTPC. I think I found a tutorial about it and the way I took it it seems like its possible, I just want to make sure first.
 

Answer:Install windows 8 pro upgrade on new machine?

Do you have a spare Win 7, Vista or XP key? That would be the easiest thing to do in my opinion because I am not sure you can use the upgrade without it. (Could be wrong though but either way, I think you have made a good choice.)
 

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I have a business card scanner that I would like to use with my windows 7 machine. Unfortunately after having installed the software, Win 7 is unable to find and install a driver for it (even having gone online to search for the drivers).

Using the same software I downloaded, I installed it on a friend's Windows XP laptop and the scanner gets its drivers installed automatically.

Website unfortunately does not have any more support for this 3 year old product.

My question is if there is any way of installing this device under windows 7 with an XP driver? I would like to use it within Windows 7 if possible.

Thanks!

Answer:How do I install xp drivers on my windows 7 machine?

I don't think this is going to work - espcially with an XP driver, maybe with a Vista driver. If there is no native Win7 driver for that device, a Vista driver is worth a try but no guarantee.

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I ordered an off-lease machine thinking it would be no big deal to install an operating system.  Machine is an IBM ThinkCentre S51, 8171-21U.  Getting command prompt when I turn the machine on under Windows 98 wording.  I can't seem to get it to boot from my XP cd.  Also can't get the light to come on on the cd drive by typing in drive letters.  It will read the floppy drive by typing in letters.  I need to get to the BIOS to change the boot order if possible.  Or any other suggestions to get this thing to read my XP disc?  I've done a clean xp install but never one over old Windows installation.Thanks!

Answer:HELP - Trying to install XP Pro on off-lease machine that had windows 98

If you are doing a clean install then you are not installing "over" anything. You are correct that you need to change the boot order in bios so the cd is the first device. Then boot to the XP CD, format the drive, and do the clean install. If you don't know how to get into the bios watch the screen when the system first boots for a message saying "press for bios (or setup)"or go here:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/YAST-3JWKJX.htmlor herehttp://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/a/biosaccess_pc.htm

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Hello there! I've been having a very frustrating issue with installing Java on my (fairly) new Windows 10 64-bit machine, and any assistance in this matter would be so very much appreciated. I've searched all over, and posted in several tech forums searching for help, all to no avail. So any help or suggestions at all are welcome, and I am so grateful for them.
On my previous version of Windows (Windows 7 64-bit), I had Java (32 bit and 64 bit) installed, and it worked perfectly. However, I can not for the life of me get it to install on my current machine, no matter what I do, and I have spent the better part of a week trying to find someone who's having the same issues I am, or fix the problem myself, both to no avail.So I turn to the experts on this forum.
 
To describe my problem in much greater detail:
I downloaded the offline installer for Java 32 bit, and 64 bit, from the manual download page: https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jspUpon trying to run the 32 bit installer (which you are supposed to install first), nothing appeared to happen. So I left it for about 20 minutes, and found it still wasn't doing anything when I came back. So I brought up my task manager to check if anything was running in the background, and found "Java Platform SE Binary (32 bit)" running there. As it appeared to be doing nothing, I ended it, and tried running it again, only for the same thing (nothing) to happen.I then tried the 64 bit installer, thinking maybe something had ... Read more

Answer:Java won't Install on my Windows 10 Machine

Hi to BleepingComputer,
 
Can you tell me why you need Java? This is important to determine the version you need to install.
 
Let's see if the system is recording more info about the problem...
 
Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
List Installed Programs
Click on Go.
Post the resulting log in your next reply.
 
 

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Hello there! I've been having a very frustrating issue with installing Java on my (fairly) new Windows 10 64-bit machine, and any assistance in this matter would be so very much appreciated. I've searched all over, and posted in several tech forums searching for help, all to no avail. So any help or suggestions at all are welcome, and I am so grateful for them.
On my previous version of Windows (Windows 7 64-bit), I had Java (32 bit and 64 bit) installed, and it worked perfectly. However, I can not for the life of me get it to install on my current machine, no matter what I do, and I have spent the better part of a week trying to find someone who's having the same issues I am, or fix the problem myself, both to no avail.So I turn to the experts on this forum.
 
To describe my problem in much greater detail:
I downloaded the offline installer for Java 32 bit, and 64 bit, from the manual download page: https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jspUpon trying to run the 32 bit installer (which you are supposed to install first), nothing appeared to happen. So I left it for about 20 minutes, and found it still wasn't doing anything when I came back. So I brought up my task manager to check if anything was running in the background, and found "Java Platform SE Binary (32 bit)" running there. As it appeared to be doing nothing, I ended it, and tried running it again, only for the same thing (nothing) to happen.I then tried the 64 bit installer, thinking maybe something had ... Read more

Answer:Java won't Install on my Windows 10 Machine

Hi to BleepingComputer,
 
Can you tell me why you need Java? This is important to determine the version you need to install.
 
Let's see if the system is recording more info about the problem...
 
Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
List Installed Programs
Click on Go.
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I can't seem to install windows updates on this XP professional machine.(with service pack 3)

When I try and download/install any further updates, I get the stop code: 0x80070643.

I've been on Microsoft's KB article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958052 but that didn't prove any results.

I've also tried this KB article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

still nothing. Short from Reformatting and starting over I'm hitting a wall here.

This machine was infected with viruses previously which have since been removed.
 

Answer:Can't install Windows updates on XP machine

Hi Thomas

Try this HERE and see if it works, but also attach the update log file as per HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post as it may hold a clue.

That code generally links to an update thats already started to install and maybe a few reboot could fix this, but the log may highlight the area thats causing this, but options 9 and 10 HERE may help.

Do disable or uninstall any security apps and reboot and try again to test that a security app is not blocking WU.
 

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The other day I installed Windows 7 on my R61 (8918-B9G) and have been fastidiously downloading all the support drivers I want from support.lenovo.com, meanwhile letting Windows do its thing with all the automatic downloads + updates. But there is still one big problem I can't figure out: the computer's internal Bluetooth device cannot be found! It's like Windows doesn't even know the Thinkpad R61 is bluetooth capable. Before on Windows XP, I would press Fn+F5 to open a control panel to enable/disable the Wifi radio and Bluetooth. Now after installing Windows 7, pressing Fn+F5 has no effect. Nothing happens. In Control Panel>Device Manager>Network Adapters there are listed two items: Intel 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection and Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN. I read on another thread that my Bluetooth device ought to be listed here in the Device Manager. But it's not there. In my BIOS, I see Bluetooth is enabled in the space for allow I/O or something. I tried installing Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II from the support site here, but it doesn't let me install it. Instead, I get this message: No Bluetooh device was detected. Please make sure that your Bluetooth device is plugged in properly in order to continue installation. ...followed by a single button to Cancel Installation. Obviously the Bluetooth device is plugged in properly -- it's internal! And worked fine for the last 3 years under Windows XP! Does anyone have ... Read more

Answer:R61 Bluetooth not found after installing Windows 7

Hi facemark,
 
1. Install Power Mangement driver and Hotkey driver. 2. Reboot your system.3. Press Fn+F5 -> radio on Bluetooth (Windows would detect your Bluetooth and install it's own driver).
4. Install BT driver from lenovo.
 
Hope this helps.





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I am trying to do a new widows 98 install for a friend.I have a 98 se boot disk and an original 98 se cd.I formatted the drives and all seems well ecxept that I can`t get it to recognise the cdrom with the windows 98 software. When I get to the prompt "install using cd support" and hit enter I get a message that says"no cd rom drivers selected".Is this something that can be rectified in the bios? Any help would be appreciated

Answer:installing windows 98, no drives found

what i would do is take the case off of the computer, and see if the cd rom is properly installed onto the motherboard. If its not, then i would run device manager. If nothing else works, try to call the computer manufacturer and they maybe able to help.

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So, I was reinstalling Windows, and when it comes up to the bit that I choose the partition, it comes with nothing. At the bottom it says:






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no drives were found. click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation


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I am a newbie at computers and I dont want to open up my pc. Any suggestions?
My specs:





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Intel(r) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz
4gb ram
windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Detected Chipset:
Intel? G43/G45 Express Chipset
Memory controller:
Intel? 82G43/82G45 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
I/O Controller:
Intel? 82801JIB Intel? I/O Controller Hub (ICH10)


It's been fine when i was reinstalling windows few months ago, but it started to bsod (blue screen of death) a lot so I want to reinstall. And that happens. Please help.

Answer:No drives were found while installing windows.

Unplug and plug again the sata power cable and the sata data cable . It may make it visible .

If not, follow SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup .

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