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Install Windows 7 with a Win10 PE

Question: Install Windows 7 with a Win10 PE

I have a computer that came with Windows 8, I currently have it upgraded to Windows 10. I want to install Windows 7.

It's a Acer desktop and in their infinite wisdom decided to blacklist the Win 7 installer in the BIOS

Now I could downgrade the BIOS to an earlier version and get the win 7 installer to work but I am very Leary of doing this.

I was wondering if it is possible to use the Windows 10 installer to install Win 7. From what I have read once Win 7 is installed it will work fine.

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Preferred Solution: Install Windows 7 with a Win10 PE

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.)

Answer: Install Windows 7 with a Win10 PE

Define "blacklist"? Installing Windows 7 may be as easy as just turning off secure boot in the BIOS.

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Is it possible to do a clean install of Windows 10 on alaptop which came with Windows 10 preinstalled, andno installation disk? If so, what is required? -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Answer:Clean install Win10 on HP laptop preinstalled with Win10

If the partitions have not been changed, the Recovery partition should still exist. How to get to that would depend on the Make/Model of the system.

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Hi there,
please help me,
i got the $Windows.~BT folder in my C drive, Size is about 5.2 GB
and already checked for updates but can't got windows 10,
I have windows 8.1 and i can't see anything about windows 10 in the update history.
can anyone help me with the process?

Answer:install win10 from $Windows.~BT

If you have the folder in your drive check your network activity - it's likely you're downloading files to this folder in the background. The folder should be somewhere between 4-6gb in size when it's done. At this point it will also depend on where you are in the 'waves' of upgrades - some people can install straight away, and others have to wait a bit. The installs are being staggered so that Microsoft's servers aren't overwhelmed by all the people trying to get their free upgrade at once.

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So like a dispshit I did not read the dual boot directions because I really did not expect it to be this big of bitch to dual boot.. So how do I boot into windows 7 if I did not do the dual boot instructions?

Answer:Boot windows 7 after Win10 install

Peter You need to try start up repair. This tutorial shows how to get to it. You can also use it to boot win 7 https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Hello everyone,

Here is my issue. I just got a deal on a brand new HP Probook 450 G3 that came with a 1To HDD and Windows 10 pre-installed. I used the spare money to purchase an Windows 7 Pro x64 license and a Sandisk 256Gb SSD. My intention was to pull the original HDD out and do a clean install of Windows 7 on the SSD.

I have gone absolutely bonkers after 72 hours of trying... Sorry in advance if I state the obvious or if I do not use the right wording. I know a little but am definitely not a wiz. So here goes.


PROBLEM 1: Impossible to Enable Secure Boot and Install Windows 7

I unplugged the HDD and swapped it with the SSD.

Using Rufus, I created a bootable USB stick formatted as Fat32 and partitioned as GPT since my Bios defaults to UEFI. I stuck the USB device in the computer, went to F10 - BIOS Setup. My BIOS is version N78 Ver. 1.06 12/18/2015. The USB device is properly recognized as a UEFI device.

In BIOS Setup >> Advanced >> Secure Boot Configuration, I switched to Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable then Save. In Boot Options, I unchecked Fast Boot. Below, UEFI Boot Order is greyed out and cannot be unchecked. Only the device booting order can be tweaked so I ranked the USB device first. Below, Legacy Boot Order is greyed out and cannot be unchecked. Instead of a device list as with UEFI Boot Order, the following sentence is written: "Enable Legacy Boot, Save Settings & Exit, then Return to Setup".

With now ev... Read more

Answer:Can't Install Windows on New SSD Installed on New Win10 Laptop

So you want to install windows 7.

You need to disable secure boot, as windows 7 does not support it. See if this helps: Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI
Check the Option 3 there.

Keep the rest of UEFI. It will work good with Windows 7 x64. For the details, check here: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums

To run a CD/DVD or USB in a UEFI enabled environment, you need to run it as UEFI.
Press the "Boot Menu" Key during bootup. It will give you two option for the bootable media you are wanting to run. One is normal (which will not boot in UEFI) and the other is UEFI boot option.
If you opt for the UEFI option, the recovery media will boot.

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Hello everyone,

Here is my issue. I just got a deal on a brand new HP Probook 450 G3 that came with a 1To HDD and Windows 10 pre-installed. I used the spare money to purchase an Windows 7 Pro x64 license and a Sandisk 256Gb SSD. My intention was to pull the original HDD out and do a clean install of Windows 7 on the SSD.

I have gone absolutely bonkers after 72 hours of trying... Sorry in advance if I state the obvious or if I do not use the right wording. I know a little but am definitely not a wiz. So here goes.


PROBLEM 1: Impossible to Enable Secure Boot and Install Windows 7

I unplugged the HDD and swapped it with the SSD.

Using Rufus, I created a bootable USB stick formatted as Fat32 and partitioned as GPT since my Bios defaults to UEFI. I stuck the USB device in the computer, went to F10 - BIOS Setup. My BIOS is version N78 Ver. 1.06 12/18/2015. The USB device is properly recognized as a UEFI device.

In BIOS Setup >> Advanced >> Secure Boot Configuration, I switched to Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable then Save. In Boot Options, I unchecked Fast Boot. Below, UEFI Boot Order is greyed out and cannot be unchecked. Only the device booting order can be tweaked so I ranked the USB device first. Below, Legacy Boot Order is greyed out and cannot be unchecked. Instead of a device list as with UEFI Boot Order, the following sentence is written: "Enable Legacy Boot, Save Settings & Exit, then Return to Setup".

With now ev... Read more

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Hello,
I made this thread asking for your help.
Actually i have on my computer (orginally windows 10 in uefi when i bought) but now installed Kubuntu 15.4 OS and Windows 10 OS x64 in Legacy Mode,
on HDD 2TB (MBR).
I drop Grub bootmanager, writing in windows 10 recovery mode console commands
" bootrec.exe /fixmbr " and " bootrec.exe /fixboot "
so when i turn on my PC, only Windows 10 shows up.
(Its good because now i can safety delete Kubuntu without problems with booting).

Now im asking you for help, its question.
How should i install windows 7 x64 in UEFI Mode step by step?
I have right now Bootable USB with Windows 7 x64 type MBR (UEFI and Legacy bootable) FAT32.

Answer:How Install Windows 7 x64 in UEFI from Legacy Win10,Ubuntu.

Why do you want to install 7 ????

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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I want to make this part of my unattended install:
https://gist.github.com/matthewjberg...a34e597f457b7f

I am following a guide on how to customise windows 10. I have at least my storage drivers since they are compatible between windows 7 & 10. I have a copy of windows 10 pro and an activation code. I'm using NTlite to customise the .wim files. However the guy who wrote the guide said my question on how to use this script in my install was better asked elsewhere.


FYI this is the guide I speak of:
https://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Gui...Win-image.html

Answer:Integrate popular windows telemetry disabler into win10 install ISO?

@Kari may be able to recommend an approach. He knows more about dropping interesting third-party stuff into image customization and Sysprep than anybody else I know. Maybe he'll chime in, once he gets his misbehaving laptop running again...?
--Ed--

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Hi,

I'm not sure whether this issue should be listed under the Programs and Apps category. Perhaps you could put me right here.

I'm finding my WMP is not able to play my Audible .aa and .aax audiobooks, and will not import them. This has been a problem for the past 3-4 months, before that WMP (v12) worked OK. I've removed its library so that it can rebuild it suspecting a corrupt library, but when I point it to the area where my audiobooks are located, it does not recognize them. It's probably a DRM issue, and I was hoping that a re-install of WMP might help fix the problem. I believe this is best accomplished by letting a Win10 update to run, but perhaps this is wishful thinking. Alternatively, does WMP need to be authorized with Audible in order to play these files - if so, how do I do this?

I can't find WMP in the Programs and Features system tool, so can't remove it. I've tried installing WMP11 but this fails because the version in my system is a higher number (v12.0.14393.82). I've tried downloading WMP12 but the sites that claim they have it available, cause either my MacAfee or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to block the download.

I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer me.

Paul.

Answer:How do I force Win10 update to re-install Windows Media Player 12

I think MP12 is part of Windows. Go to Turn Windows features On/Off, deselect MP12, reboot, reselect it then reboot again. There are also 3 Troubleshooters for MP12 you can try.

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Hi,

I'm not sure whether this issue should be listed under the Programs and Apps category. Perhaps you could put me right here.

I'm finding my WMP is not able to play my Audible .aa and .aax audiobooks, and will not import them. This has been a problem for the past 3-4 months, before that WMP (v12) worked OK. I've removed its library so that it can rebuild it suspecting a corrupt library, but when I point it to the area where my audiobooks are located, it does not recognize them. It's probably a DRM issue, and I was hoping that a re-install of WMP might help fix the problem. I believe this is best accomplished by letting a Win10 update to run, but perhaps this is wishful thinking. Alternatively, does WMP need to be authorized with Audible in order to play these files - if so, how do I do this?

I can't find WMP in the Programs and Features system tool, so can't remove it. I've tried installing WMP11 but this fails because the version in my system is a higher number (v12.0.14393.82). I've tried downloading WMP12 but the sites that claim they have it available, cause either my MacAfee or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to block the download.

I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer me.

Paul.

Answer:How do I force Win10 update to re-install Windows Media Player 12

MP12 is part of Windows. Go to Turn Windows features On/Off. Under Media features deselect MP12, reboot, reselect it then reboot again. There are also 3 Troubleshooters for MP12 you can try.

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Hi.. I see there's a fairly recent thread called "Downgrading to Windows 7" but that's not applicable to me. I haven't got the "go back to an earlier build" recovery option. So, here's my situation:

HDD 0 is my surfing C drive, and has Win10 - that Win10 being a July 'upgrade' of Win7.
HDD 1 is a non-OS drive. I want to use my Win7 disk to create a new OS from scratch on this HDD 1.
HDD 2 has an earlier Win7 with no internet access, and I want that left untouched. So let's ignore HDD 2.

Now, I gather that Win10 has might have 'locked on to' my MS licence, and may have revoked use of the product key for Win7. So my questions are these:

1: If I go to all the bother of installing Win7 on HDD 1, will the product key be accepted?

2: If the answer to 1 is 'no' then what if I totally wipe Win10 from HDD 0, and then try installing Win7 again? Might I be left in a situation where I can't have Win7 on my PC, and have lost my rights to Win10 as well?

Answer:Clean-install Windows 7 after the Win10 revert option has expired?

The Windows 10 upgrade did nothing to your Windows 7 product key, it remains just as valid to use in any legal installation as it always was. HOWEVER it violates the End Users License Agreement to have the Windows 7 and Windows 10 upgrade resulting from that Windows 7 license installed on the same computer at the same time. Thus it also violates this forum's rules to discuss how to do it. You have 1 license/product key for Windows - that means only one installation of Windows is legally allowed from that license/product key, Windows 10 or Windows 7, not both; even though only your honesty is preventing you from using the same license for both the Windows 10 and Windows 7.

If you choose to purchase a second license for Windows, then you can see here for more information:
Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi.. I see there's a fairly recent thread called "Downgrading to Windows 7" but that's not applicable to me. I haven't got the "go back to an earlier build" recovery option. So, here's my situation:

HDD 0 is my surfing C drive, and has Win10 - that Win10 being a July 'upgrade' of Win7.
HDD 1 is a non-OS drive. I want to use my Win7 disk to create a new OS from scratch on this HDD 1.
HDD 2 has an earlier Win7 with no internet access, and I want that left untouched. So let's ignore HDD 2.

Now, I gather that Win10 has might have 'locked on to' my MS licence, and may have revoked use of the product key for Win7. So my questions are these:

1: If I go to all the bother of installing Win7 on HDD 1, will the product key be accepted?

2: If the answer to 1 is 'no' then what if I totally wipe Win10 from HDD 0, and then try installing Win7 again? Might I be left in a situation where I can't have Win7 on my PC, and have lost my rights to Win10 as well?

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I want to make this part of my unattended install:
https://gist.github.com/matthewjberg...a34e597f457b7f

I am following a guide on how to customise windows 10. I have at least my storage drivers since they are compatible between windows 7 & 10. I have a copy of windows 10 pro and an activation code. I'm using NTlite to customise the .wim files. However the guy who wrote the guide said my question on how to use this script in my install was better asked elsewhere.


FYI this is the guide I speak of:
https://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Gui...Win-image.html

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Hello guys,

I need help for my new build.

from a fresh install of windows 10 i try to install the drver for my IGPU Intel HD 530. each time i do that i get a BSOD with this message:

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE igdkmd64.sys
Or sometimes it's
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXEPTION_NOT_HANDELED igdkmd64.sys

i've tried drivers from motherboard manufacturer CD, website and intel and some autodetect driver software .
i always get the same behavior:

the screen start blinking several time ( black screen) before showing the BSOD then reboot and repeat it self.
even the driver downloaded by windows update have the same impact.
i've managed to install it in safe mode but when i restart in normal mode i get the same behavior.
i've tried 2 different monitors, VGA and HDMI , tried with UEFI on/off => same result.
i've tweaked onece the tdr delay to 8 second, but didnt work.

i really need some help here, i'm desperate!

CPU: Intel I7-6700KMotherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING
RAM: HyperX FURY HX421C14FBK2/16 - 16Go Kit (2x 8Go) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM
SSD: Samsung EVO 850 MZ-75E250B/EU 250 GB
with 80 PLUS 550W power supply.
OS: WINDOWS 10 FRENCH HOME X20-25432

Answer:Unable to install Intel HD graphics driver on a fresh install of WIN10

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

Now it could be a power related problem too, or heat, but if you have used good parts and a cool case and have tried multiple versions of the driver then it starts looking like hardware failure is likely.

Who makes your 550W power supply?

Double check all of your connections.
And you could go into the UEFI/BIOS and reset all defaults - don't do any tweaking until this problem is resolved.
Is that board running the most recent version of the BIOS?

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Hello guys,

I need help for my new build.

from a fresh install of windows 10 i try to install the drver for my IGPU Intel HD 530. each time i do that i get a BSOD with this message:

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE igdkmd64.sys
Or sometimes it's
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXEPTION_NOT_HANDELED igdkmd64.sys

i've tried drivers from motherboard manufacturer CD, website and intel and some autodetect driver software .
i always get the same behavior:

the screen start blinking several time ( black screen) before showing the BSOD then reboot and repeat it self.
even the driver downloaded by windows update have the same impact.
i've managed to install it in safe mode but when i restart in normal mode i get the same behavior.
i've tried 2 different monitors, VGA and HDMI , tried with UEFI on/off => same result.
i've tweaked onece the tdr delay to 8 second, but didnt work.

i really need some help here, i'm desperate!

CPU: Intel I7-6700KMotherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING
RAM: HyperX FURY HX421C14FBK2/16 - 16Go Kit (2x 8Go) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM
SSD: Samsung EVO 850 MZ-75E250B/EU 250 GB
with 80 PLUS 550W power supply.
OS: WINDOWS 10 FRENCH HOME X20-25432

Answer:Unable to install Intel HD graphics driver on a fresh install of WIN10

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

Now it could be a power related problem too, or heat, but if you have used good parts and a cool case and have tried multiple versions of the driver then it starts looking like hardware failure is likely.

Who makes your 550W power supply?

Double check all of your connections.
And you could go into the UEFI/BIOS and reset all defaults - don't do any tweaking until this problem is resolved.
Is that board running the most recent version of the BIOS?

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I have been having so many problems with the Windows 10 installation I'm thinking about going back to Win7 until MS works out all the bugs in Win10.

My PC came with 8.1 and updated to Win 10. Win10 was fine until the last major update when everything went h--- in a hand-basket. Update reset everything to defaults, installed apps I'd uninstalled.

Question: Can I remove the HD with win10 and put it on the shelf until MS gets it running. I want to install a bare HD and install a valid genuine Windows 7 OS on the bare drive. Is there anything I need to know before I give this a try? I know I'll have to reinstall all programs and all missing win7 updates...

Will I be able to install the Win 10 HD at a later date, install updates and be back up and running under Window 10 user accounts?

Answer:Install Win7 to replace OEM win8.1 w/Win10 install

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Since you're talking about a separate win-7 installation on the machine your plan is sound and exactly how you should do it

You might in your bios have to disable fast start and possibly secure boot but otherwise you shouldn't have any problems installing win-7 fresh
You might have to gather drivers if this is a laptop but a desktop would have no issues windows updates will provide most
If you review device manager and see if any unknown device listings are there just post about them same goes for installation of win-7 issues.

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As the title says. I have tried all the tools provided by windows which pass, no errors in the logs. I have also tried to manually install Sp1. The 2 things I have not tried yet are uninstalling all the updates ever installed or a fresh install of Win7 which seems ridiculous so I can then do a fresh install of Win10.
Any ways around the prerequisite of SP1? This is a legit copy of windows.

Answer:Wish i could install Win10 but unable to get Win7 Sp1 update to install.

No there isn't. Sounds like your current Windows installation isn't in a great state. Have you got plenty of free space?

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I have an HTPC on Windows 7 that I want to upgrade to Windows 10. I want to change the motherboard to an mini-ITX format. Should I install Windows 10 before or after changing out the motherboard? Trying to avoid a hangup.

Answer:Install new motherboard- Install before or after Win10 upgrade?

Personally I would do it first that way any hitches would be sorted out with the windows I had on the hard drive

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Dear all,I'm gonna add a Samsung EVO and make a clean Windows 10 64 install in this Envy 17. Apparently, this is my notebook: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-17-n100-Notebook-PC/8499288/model/8949605 First question is how do I get a list with my product specification? Could not find on the site. I can easily find them for my previos HP notebooks. Second, in which order should I install the drivers I downloaded from HP site? Which of them need a reboot after install? HP Notebook System BIOS Update _Intel Processors_sp75152.exeHP Wireless Button Driver_sp74735.exeIntel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver_sp72105.exeIntel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework_sp72106.exeIntel High-Definition HD Graphics Driver_sp74569.exeIntel Management Engine Interface MEI_sp74364.exeIntel RealSense Depth Camera Manager DCM_sp74366.exeIntel Serial IO Driver_sp72681.exeIntel Software Guard Extensions Device SGX_sp72682.exeIntel Wireless LAN Drivers_sp74466.exeNVIDIA High-Definition HD Graphics Driver_sp73302.exeRealtek Card Reader Driver_sp72116.exeRealtek High-Definition-audio_sp74368.exeRealtek Local Area Network LAN Driver_sp72119.exeRealtek RTL8723BE-RTL8188EE 802.11bgn Wireless LAN Drivers_sp73310.exeSynaptics TouchPad Driver_sp74369.exeValidity Fingerprint Sensor Driver_sp74365.exe Thank you.

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Greetings -
  I've tried everything I can think of and this still remains a problem. The system was working fine, until it wasn't. HDD failure of the OEM 2TB drive. I replaced it with a similar model, just a bit newer. Standard HDD, not a hybrid.
Now, when using the Dell software disc to install Windows 10, I have no choice on where I want the install to go. The install keeps going to the 32GB SSD cache drive instead. I've set the SATA operation to RAID, used diskpart to remove all partitions and volumes off both drives, and still nada.

Thoughts?

Answer:XPS 8700 - New Win10 Install won't install to HDD

SATA operation should be AHCI - not RAID.  

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Just completed my new build and am ready to install Win10 Pro. Bought a retail license from a seller here in the FS thread last Thursday but he is taking his sweet titty time about delivering the key. I've never installed Win10 before so I'm wondering if I can install it offline, install/update the drivers and whatnot via sneaker-net then when I finally get the key put that in, connect to the internet and activate. Used to do that all the time with Win7 but I don't know if that will work with Win10.
 

Answer:Can you install Win10 without a key?

You can. You don't even need a key to use it. If you leave it unregistered, you lose some minor functionality but can use it as long as you like without a key.
 

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Question: win10 install

I have win 10 installed on this hdd. I am trying to install on another hdd from a disk/thumb drive that I downloaded from ms site (upgrade from win7) and when it ask for a product key I gave the win 7 id but it says it is not a legal one. What gives, I thought you could upgrade win7 to win10 using the setup given. The product key is legal , I use it on a hdd with win7.

Answer:win10 install

Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help


First note:





Note
If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, select Upgrade this PC now in the tool.



Then click on "If you choose to create installation media" at the bottom of the webpage linked above.
Then click on "How to perform a clean installation of windows" at the bottom again






Warning

If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you need to use the Upgrade this PC now option. If you haven't upgraded to Windows 10 yet and perform a clean installation, you'll need to enter a product key or buy a license in order to activate Windows 10.

If you format a drive partition during installation, any data on the partition will be erased. Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin.



In addition, if you are using the same Windows 7 key on two different hard drives (for two different computers) to get Windows 10 for two different computers you are likely violating the law (unless you have a family pack license, like I had).

You cannot just use a Windows 7 key and enter it into Windows 10 upgrade/setup. You have to be doing the upgrade from a properly and legally licensed, activated and running Windows 7 that you run the upgrade from.

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Windows install says ( Can't install on USB flash drive.). That's how it sees my SSD. Do I have to put my original HDD back in, image SSD to it and then try to install?

Answer:win10 install to SSD

You can't do a clean install to a new drive, be it HDD or SDD, because Win10 then will NOT activate. You have to upgrade an existing Win7/8/8.1 setup to Win10. That registers the PCs hardware with MS so after that, you can do a clean install of Win10 on the same PC and it will remain activated.

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There was a recent tutorial on how you can create your own Windows10 ISO. What if you don't have a install.esd file in the sources sub-directory directory of the $Windows~BT folder ?

Answer:Install.ESD Win10 ISO

the install.esd is the encrypted install.wim file.https://techjourney.net/decrypt-conv...ws-iso-or-wim/

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It's been about 6yrs since my last build so things have changed quite a bit. I've been reading up on various optical (BluRay) drives and have seen that many are not recognized by Win10 until AFTER Win10 is installed. So how do you go about installing if the optical drive is not recognized until after the OS is installed? Or do all these reviews/problems mean that the support for BluRay doesn't work until after OS is installed, but basic DVD read functionality works just fine.

I'm looking at using an LG WHN16NS40 as my optical drive on an ASUS Maximus VIII Hero.

Regards
AZotwe
 

Answer:How to install Win10?

Another alternative might be downloading the Windows Media Creation tool for Windows 10.
Then choose the USB creation. the USB drive must be at least 4gb

I have no optical drive on my desktop so I can't help with optical media installation if the drive is not recognized by the media...
 

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Question: win10 install

Can I install win 10 over win10 preview (10240)?

Answer:win10 install

Hello Robert,

There's no need to since build 10240 is RTM.

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Hi
my actual os: Win 7. Home edition. Installed on hdd

i have mounted a 120 g sandisk SSD in my desktop

so i would like to install a FULL. (Not a update) win10 on my new ssd

i disconnect my win7 hdd ( i want to keep this win 7 hdd)

after,

can i follow the instructions on this forum :

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

questions :

I Use Media Creation Tool to create Bootable Windows 10 USB (step 2)

Is my usb key contains a FULL win10 ?

is win10 recognize my new ssd and format it ?

have i to search the new win10 drivers (printer,graphics card..) before install?
sorry for my poor english
many thanks

Answer:Full win10 install on ssd

Jcarlier said:

Hi

can i follow the instructions on this forum :

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First



Yes, but you'll have to get the genuineticket.xml from the Win 7 installation. Run gatherosstate.exe from the Win 10 USB on Win 7 and copy GT.xml to the USB - remove the Win 7 HDD , install win 10 (same edition) on the SSD and proceed with GT activation - (not going into the EULA ramifications)







Jcarlier said:

Hi
Is my usb key contains a FULL win10 ?



Yes






Jcarlier said:

Hi
is win10 recognize my new ssd and format it ?



Yes






Jcarlier said:

have i to search the new win10 drivers (printer,graphics card..) before install?



Unlikely...

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Hi All, A few days ago I got a new Win8.1 laptop that I smoothly upgraded to Win10. This laptop now shows as being registered with Microsoft. I just now purchased a 250GB SSD that will arrive in a week or so. I want to install Win10 on this new drive. A friend just gave me a DVD burned with the Win10 ISO. When I get my new drive I'll install it into the laptop. Then I'll boot from the DVD and (hopefully) do a *clean* install of Win10. And (hopefully) Microsoft will recognize the laptop as already officially registered. Will this plan work? Am I missing anything important? Do I need to get all the drivers first? Or will the upgrade process grab all the needed drivers? My friend said when he did this process it got all the needed drivers. I already did a backup System Image of Win10 to an external hard drive, and I made a System Recovery DVD. There's no personal files or documents on the existing Win10 drive. Thanks,

Answer:Install Win10 ISO onto new SSD drive?

It should activate, but it obviously does not always do:

Microsoft says that the motherboard is the component, which makes one PC "this" PC and not another. According to that criterion, you should be able to exchange hardware parts like the harddisk and Windows 10 should still activate on it.

However, I just answered a guy, who has tried exactly that (changing the HDD) and for him Windows 10 does no longer activate. Instead, the Microsoft hotline gave him the great offer to buy a new license for his Windows 10. Here is the thread:
Solved M$ block my key - Windows 10 Forums
His situation may be special as he has different BIOSes in the PC(?). However, just take note that although Microsoft claims it would be possible to get Windows 10 activated again on the same PC, obviously this is not always the case.

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This is a new Dell laptop that came with Win 10 and I don't want Win 10. I have my own legal copy of Win 7 that I prefer using. Will format c/s do it?message edited by boogr1

Answer:Format HDD to get rid of Win10 and re-install Win 7.

As long as you haven't installed that Windows 7 OS/License already, just boot to the CD drive and install. Formatting/partitioning as you wish.Keep in mind the newer laptop might not have drivers for Windows 7. You should check Dell's Support site first.message edited by beachyhbt

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Answer:How to install RSAT on win10 pro

Have you tried doing it as you would on Windows 7?

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I had to give up on Upgrade and instead do a fresh installation.
But I am STILL having problems. Cannot add a new user. When I click "Add another person to this PC" absolututely nothing happens. I assume this is not the intended behaviour. Seems to have happened a bit judging by the Google hit. Does anyone know how to fix it? Can't see anything obvious in Google.

Answer:New install of Win10 - cannot Add New User

Hello Hannele,

I don't have a solution other than try another clean install, but you might see if you may be able to use one of the other options in the tutorial below to add a new user account.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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Hi people when trying to install win10 from USB it bought up these errors?
Reset PC
Error code 0x0000005D
PARAM:
0x00000000BFEBFBFF
0x 20100800
0x
0x 01

Checked NX bit is Enabled in bios, but my pc is running win7 ultimate no problems!
Pentium 4 Extreme 3.73ghz (Supports NX bit under Everest list TICKED)
3GB DDR2
GPU HD 6750

Stumped as I tried this on a G31 MOBO with the same issues, but running a P4 3.00ghz chip with 4GB DDR2

Do have other laptops with higher dual and quad but only wanted to test it to be fair?

Answer:Not sure if computer is too old to install win10?

Hi, see this link How to solve Error 0x0000005D when installing Windows 8. Hope this helps in some way.

Good luck, werty

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I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a new hdd mounted on a HP 15-ac121np. The laptop fell on the floor and the original hdd was unusable. I need to install from scrach and .exe provided by HP will not do. I really need only the .inf drivers and such ... the basic. Where can I find it?

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Hello All

I'm currently running Win7 Pro 64-Bit and was wondering if it's possible to download Win10 Pro to install on a Bootable Stick Drive, and then do a clean install on my current system later?

I'm currently very happy with Win7 and have no intention of "upgrading" to Win10 for at least another year; besides, I've only just rebuilt after installing a new SSD!

If it's not possible to "save" the upgrade for a later date, and I have to purchase an OEM disc at some point in the future, then so be it.

Thanks
Paul

Answer:Download Win10 Pro now, install (much) later?

You have to actually upgrade to Windows 10 before July 29th to get it for free. If you aren't going to use it for a year there isn't much sense in downloading it now considering that a newer version, the Anniversary update is scheduled to be released on August 2.

But, it doesn't make much sense to me either to not take advantage of the free upgrade offer and upgrade to Windows 10 before July 29th, even if just temporarily, to have your digital entitlement/license saved on Microsoft activation servers for future use. A couple of hours of making an image of Windows 7, upgrading to Windows 10, then restoring the Windows 7 image will save $200. That $100/hr for your time. And heck - use Windows 10 for a couple of days and you might not even go back to Windows 7.

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I had to give up on Upgrade and instead do a fresh installation.
But I am STILL having problems. Cannot add a new user. When I click "Add another person to this PC" absolututely nothing happens. I assume this is not the intended behaviour. Seems to have happened a bit judging by the Google hit. Does anyone know how to fix it? Can't see anything obvious in Google.

Answer:New install of Win10 - cannot Add New User

Hello Hannele,

I don't have a solution other than try another clean install, but you might see if you may be able to use one of the other options in the tutorial below to add a new user account.

User Account - Add in Windows 10

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 I have just bought a Prodesk 600 G2 Mini with Win7 pre-installed.The PC came with a Win10 DVD, but the mini version does not have an optical drive. I would like to try to upgrade to Win10 via USB, but I expect that WIndows would the want a product code for activation purposes. Which I obviously don't have. How should I proceed? Thanks, 

Answer:Clean install Win10

Hi, Please check the DVD cover/sleeve to see; or the key may already be embedded. Please try run the following tool first to see              https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Regards.

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Hello im trying to re-install Windows 10 from seven after my little cousin reverted my PC (dell OptiPlex 380) back to 7 now I cannot update again I have registry corruption as far as I know that cannot be repaired I do not have disks for Windows 7 but have the partition as far as I know but I don't know how to factory reset OS, then I may be able to install win 10 before it's too late, please help I'm now trying dell back up and recovery as my last hope to restart Windows and not just install it as it is

C1900101-40017
Is the error code but with the details of the fail it says corrupted registry
I'm lost in hours of trying to systematically deduce this
Lee

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium,sp1 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3002 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 287270 MB, Free - 257291 MB; D: Total - 17669 MB, Free - 2535 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1484

Took the plunge yesterday and ATTEMPTED win 10 install. System passed compatibility test so went ahead. Took a few hours to do and when it reached 99% it stopped. Let it sit on 99% for a few more hours. time to move on so I said shut down-did not and at that point it said downloading updates 1 of 13. Went to bed and this morning it configured the 13 updates all for win7. No win 10. Glad to see that I at least got up to date security. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Win10 install failure

The best advice even although you may not like it, is do not try and upgrade it to 10
Could it work - YES
Will it ever work with satisfactory performance - NO

The processor alone precludes any satisfactory result
http://ark.intel.com/products/41498/Intel-Celeron-Processor-900-1M-Cache-2_20-GHz-800-MHz-FSB
2009 Vintage
It may meet the basic requirements listed for Windows 10 eg 1GHz

does it have intel support for 10 - NO
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/processors/000006105.html

In short you are with respect wasting your time, trying.
 

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Just updated Win7 to Win10 and tried to install iTunes but, I get the message "This app cant run on your PC"

I download the iTunes for my PC (itunes6464.exe).

contacted Apple but they were worthless and told me to contact MS...

Answer:itunes will not install on win10

That should be a good thing!

Stupid question, but are you definitely running a 64 bit version of Windows 10? The download could also be corrupt.

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My Win7.1-64 system is very old and I need to do a clean install of Win10.

My current Win7 is installed on an old SSD so I decided to get a new one, which I now have. My plan was to create a Win10 ISO flash drive, replace my current SSD boot drive with the new one, and do a clean install of Win10 on the new SSD.

Will I be able to do this? My fear is that the Win10 installer will look for an existing Win7 install, but won't find it because that drive will not be in the system.

Answer:Will I be able to install Win10 upgrade on a new SSD?

I don't believe that MS has provided this level of clarification yet on their free "upgrades". They have said that an existing license for Win7/8/8.1 is going to be required to activate the upgrade, but they haven't said how that license information is going to be obtained. They may provide a way of entering the "old" license key, and if that is the case, the installer won't need access to the old Windows version.

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Hello guys as the title says i cant install .net framework 3.5 on my pc , i've tried to install using internet but it keep says "searching for required files". And i've also try to install with cmd DSIM but still nothing happens. I don't know what to do guys can someone helps? I looked for the fix at the internet and nothing can help me. Does someone can help me at this forum?

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Hello guys as the title says i cant install .net framework 3.5 on my pc , i've tried to install using internet but it keep says "searching for required files". And i've also try to install with cmd DSIM but still nothing happens. I don't know what to do guys can someone helps? I looked for the fix at the internet and nothing can help me. Does someone can help me at this forum?

Answer:Cant install .net framework 3.5 on win10

Try going to Control Panel, click on Programs and Features. On the left side of the screen, click on Turn Windows features on or off. A new screen will pop up. At the top, place a check mark in the box next to .Net Framework 3.5 Click the OK button on the bottom right.

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I tried to install Windows 10 program to my laptop, but it not works (not seccsessful).  My laptop is: Lenovo G580,  ram 4,
now OS is Windows 7 home.  I got fail m.essage: "WindowsUpdate_C1900107" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"  Please if you
can help me,  I thank you very much. 

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Hello all,I have a Y2P, recently acquired; I absolutely love it? However this morning around 2:30am EST I received a few new Updates & Patches from Microsoft for Windows 10 Home. I thought nothing of it so I went ahead and updated like usual.When it asked me to Restart, I did just that, when my login screen was supposed to come back up, instead all I got was a blue screen with white spinning dots, it was like that for an HOUR. This was obviously not right since I have an Intel Core i7 running at 2.6GHz with 8GB DDR3 RAM and a Solid State Drive!I then hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete and Restarted my Y2P. It rebooted and went back to the same screen, so I tried booting to the BIOS, nothing wrong there! There's still no way for me to get back to my Desktop at this point. I tried a System Restore via booting to Safe Mode (by holding Shift & hitting Restart) but it keeps telling me that my hard disk needs to be repaired, so I repaired it with the utility Windows provides but it did nothing because the System Restore failed to work. I also tried the other options in Safe Mode; however none of them worked to reset anything!So the only possible solution to this problem is for me to use Lenovo's OneKey Recovery Program installed on the partitioned drive. I am now back on Windows 8, starting from the beginning! I must re-install all of my Apps & Drivers all over again.But I wish to get this message out to everyone I can before you download these Windows Updates for Windows 10!Please ... Read more

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Hi,
I was getting BSODs on a Win10 upgrade installation every time I run DOTA; sometimes it would take 2 minutes, sometimes it would take 10minutes. It would also rarely crash randomly when I left the PC on after web browsing. Pretty much it would crash every time I use it.

I did a clean Win10 install on a new HDD to see if that was the issue, but the problems with DOTA persist just the same.

Mini dump:
Attachment 66686

Hope someone can figure out why I'm getting BSOD so frequently.

Answer:BSOD on new Win10 install

My first suggestion is to visit Windows Update and make sure your installation is up to date if you haven't, seeing you have no hotfixes installed according to the logs.



Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

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Hi, 
 
After torrenting Fallout 4 yesterday, my PC BSOD'ed while it was installing. Then whenever I tried to reboot the system, it would always BSOD. 
 
I then took out the single drive in the system, which is a 120GB Transcend SSD, and reformatted it on a seperate system. I also shredded it using McAfee's software, as well as removing the volume using Disk Management. I then created a USB boot drive using the Windows 10 media tool. 
 
When I tried booting from the USB to reinstall Windows 10, the computer still gives me a BSOD after going through post. I highly suspect there is a virus somewhere and I really need to get this computer up and running again. 
 
Will changing the entire harddrive to a new one help? 
 
I am open to any and all suggestions to how to fix this computer, I have around 3 weeks to get this done before my next semester starts in school.
 
System Specs:
 
i7-6700k
Asus Z170-K
Sapphire Nitro+ RX470
G.Skill RipJaws 2400MHz 16GB 
Cryorig H7 CPU cooler
Seasonic M2-II Modular 620W PSU
120GB Transcend SSD

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Just updated Win7 to Win10 and tried to install iTunes but, I get the message "This app cant run on your PC"

I download the iTunes for my PC (itunes6464.exe).

contacted Apple but they were worthless and told me to contact MS...

Answer:itunes will not install on win10

That should be a good thing!

Stupid question, but are you definitely running a 64 bit version of Windows 10? The download could also be corrupt.

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I am currently running 8.1 I have a separate empty partition set for win 10 install. Currently, the free win 10 upgrade is sitting in my "updates" folder as an optional download/install.

From this point, how do I proceed to install Win 10 in partition D along side Win 8.1?

Answer:win10 win 8.1 dual install.

since 8.1 will be used to justify the free upgrade, it must be removed after win10 is installed.

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Hello All

I'm currently running Win7 Pro 64-Bit and was wondering if it's possible to download Win10 Pro to install on a Bootable Stick Drive, and then do a clean install on my current system later?

I'm currently very happy with Win7 and have no intention of "upgrading" to Win10 for at least another year; besides, I've only just rebuilt after installing a new SSD!

If it's not possible to "save" the upgrade for a later date, and I have to purchase an OEM disc at some point in the future, then so be it.

Thanks
Paul

Answer:Download Win10 Pro now, install (much) later?

You have to actually upgrade to Windows 10 before July 29th to get it for free. If you aren't going to use it for a year there isn't much sense in downloading it now considering that a newer version, the Anniversary update is scheduled to be released on August 2.

But, it doesn't make much sense to me either to not take advantage of the free upgrade offer and upgrade to Windows 10 before July 29th, even if just temporarily, to have your digital entitlement/license saved on Microsoft activation servers for future use. A couple of hours of making an image of Windows 7, upgrading to Windows 10, then restoring the Windows 7 image will save $200. That $100/hr for your time. And heck - use Windows 10 for a couple of days and you might not even go back to Windows 7.

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Hi,
I was getting BSODs on a Win10 upgrade installation every time I run DOTA; sometimes it would take 2 minutes, sometimes it would take 10minutes. It would also rarely crash randomly when I left the PC on after web browsing. Pretty much it would crash every time I use it.

I did a clean Win10 install on a new HDD to see if that was the issue, but the problems with DOTA persist just the same.

Mini dump:
DESKTOP-TL1JCNV-Sun_02_28_2016__44226_64.zip

Hope someone can figure out why I'm getting BSOD so frequently.

Answer:BSOD on new Win10 install

My first suggestion is to visit Windows Update and make sure your installation is up to date if you haven't, seeing you have no hotfixes installed according to the logs.



Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

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Everything is up to date but I get an error screen when trying to install iCloud on Win10

"This app can't run on your PC, to find a version for your PC, check with the developer"

I downloaded the PC version of the iCloud program, not the Apple version. What gives?
 

Answer:Icloud Won't Install In Win10

You need iCloud for Windows 6 according to their (Apple's) system requirements:
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204283

Support:
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204363

Getting Apple Support:
https://getsupport.apple.com/
 

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Got a new Mobo and chip, went from SB to IB, windows did not like. Horrible OS stability, UEFI boot issues, freezing installers, hangs on reboot, etc. Finally got the UEFI issues squared away and it boots cleanly. Tried to do an upgrade install but it hangs at 81% prior to the first restart. I can task manager out of it. Booting off installation media I get an error about installation is occuring, and clean install is my only option.

Best way to remove the in progress install flag? Remove the media, it will boot directly into Windows without any installation screens, messages, etc. Only a single SSD is plugged in at the moment.

Really don't want to nuke this disk.
 

Answer:Dirty Win10 install?

You probably don't have much of a choice.
 

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I have a Dell that came with Win8.1 installed and I updated to Win10.

I have decided to remove the Win10 HD, put it on the shelf, install a new bare HD and install a legal full retail version of Win7 OS on it. I will occasionally reinstall the Win10 HD to keep it updated, but will use the Win7 for daily use. Possibly sometime in the distant future I will go back to Windows 10 HD for daily use.

Is there anything I need to know except turning off Secure Boot in Bios? The PC was originally Win8.1 so I don't know what other 'features' would need to be changed. Has anyone done this before?

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Hi
my actual os: Win 7. Home edition. Installed on hdd

i have mounted a 120 g sandisk SSD in my desktop

so i would like to install a FULL. (Not a update) win10 on my new ssd

i disconnect my win7 hdd ( i want to keep this win 7 hdd)

after,

can i follow the instructions on this forum :

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

questions :

I Use Media Creation Tool to create Bootable Windows 10 USB (step 2)

Is my usb key contains a FULL win10 ?

is win10 recognize my new ssd and format it ?

have i to search the new win10 drivers (printer,graphics card..) before install?
sorry for my poor english
many thanks

Answer:Full win10 install on ssd

Originally Posted by Jcarlier


Hi

can i follow the instructions on this forum :

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First



Yes, but you'll have to get the genuineticket.xml from the Win 7 installation. Run gatherosstate.exe from the Win 10 USB on Win 7 and copy GT.xml to the USB - remove the Win 7 HDD , install win 10 (same edition) on the SSD and proceed with GT activation - (not going into the EULA ramifications)







Originally Posted by Jcarlier


Hi
Is my usb key contains a FULL win10 ?



Yes






Originally Posted by Jcarlier


Hi
is win10 recognize my new ssd and format it ?



Yes






Originally Posted by Jcarlier


have i to search the new win10 drivers (printer,graphics card..) before install?



Unlikely...

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I've tried so many things to try to get my Windows 7 Ultimate to boot and I've basically run out of options (Rebuilding boot records, various creation media, install disks, etc). But now I've found this and I'm terribly sorry if this is in the wrong place because I guess technically it's not malware (unless you consider win10 malware *rimshot*) but I'm hoping someone can help me out. Here's the frst.txt:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-07-2016
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-GPKK3DP (31-07-2016 16:50:18)
Running from E:\
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
Default: ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
 
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] => C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1340192 2016-01-29] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [NvBackend] => C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe [2397120 2016-06-14] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [ShadowPlay] => "C:\Windows\system3... Read more

Answer:Need a fixlist after trying to install win10

Quick little update my computer was saying that acpi.sys is corrupted, and I ran an sfc and chkdsk scan and both came back with no problems. Not sure if that's helpful

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I've got an older (about 6 years) HP Pavillion PC that was running Win7 Ultimate. It has an Intel processor but I can't access anything to tell you anymore specifics. I did the Win10 install and it all went fine until the install was done. Now the desktop just flashes back and forth kinda fast showing just the wallpaper then wallpaper with icons back and forth. The only way this stops is if I do Ctrl+Alt+Delete which brings up the menu on the right which is no help. Sometimes if I right click while it's "flashing" it stops but as soon as I hit any key or click on anything it goes back to "flashing". The whole time the flashing is going on the cursor has the little "wait" arrow circling. I've tried just waiting it out and it doesn't change and I've tried restarting it but no change. Also in order to restart or shut down I have to hold the power button in on the CPU to do that. What do I do now? If I can get my PC to work properly with Win10 great but at this point screw Win10, I want Win7 back! Help!

Answer:PC is freaking out since Win10 install! Help!

You might be able to get Win7 back using the Win10 feature to go back to the previous OS. But be advised that often does not work and the best course of action would have been to make an image backup before the upgrade. If you can't get the reset to work, then you will have to order Recovery Media from HP. They will charge you for it, and when you get it, it will consist of some DVDs and a CD. When you run those, they will erase your drive, reformat it, and reinstall the original Windows versions that came with the HP. All the data, settings, and non-HP applications you had on there will be lost.

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My wireless worked fine until win 10. Now it says it is not connected.  And I cannot get it to turn on.I tried updating driver. But says it is up to date.

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I do not want and do plan to to install Windows 10 anniversary on my working Win10 install.

I do see a directory now called "Windows10Upgrade" on c:\ just appeared

Did M$ just pre-load this like win7/8 upgrades did?

How can I stop it from being redownloaded now I deleted it.

Answer:Win10 Anniv Pre-install directory?

Which version of Win 10 do you have?
Some versions allow you to defer upgrades (for months).

You can completely block windows updates or a specific one if you wish
Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
(Not Home edition)

How to delay the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on your PC and why | Windows Central

How to temporarily block the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 upgrade | InfoWorld

You can check your current version:
Press Windows key + R, type winver.
If you see 1607 in the box, you have the anniversary upgrade installed and would need to roll back.

Where are the files?
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/check-...-installing-pc

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I decided to bite the bullet and go with Windows 10. I had initial problems with it but I am thinking that they were caused by a faulty SSD, pulled out a spare and so far so good as far as that goes.

The issue I am having is that if I hook my old drives back up the system can't boot. I am talking about another SSD and two mechanical drives. None of them have a MBR on them or are bootable themselves.

I am connecting them to a SATA expansion/RAID card that worked fine with my first couple of attempts with Win10. This time around I disconnected these drives when I installed Win10. Once it was installed and I had installed the drivers for the SATA card I hooked my old drives back up. On power up the SATA card's BIOS flashes up and shows the drives... and then nothing. My mobo's badge never pops up. Sometimes I can tap delete and get the message the it is going into setup but it never comes up. Two sticks of my RAM have LEDs that cycle according to the memory being used; these drop to a very slow speed when this happens.

If I disconnect these drives then Windows can boot just fine. I currently have one of these drives connected via USB and the system is fine with that.

I have cleared the CMOS multiple times, both with the drives connected and not connected but it doesn't seem to make a difference. I have also disconnected my front panel card reader/USB hub just in case... nada.

So... what's going on and how can I get my drives connected so that Win10 will run?

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I am part way through the custom installation process with win10 iso from media create tool. I want to keep the files, the total/free space for disk 0, volume 3 seems to indicate they are still there.

Disk 0 Partition 1 - System
Disk 0 Partition 2 - MSR (reserved)
Disk 0 Partition 3: Windows - Primary (my files seem to be still located here judging on sizes)
Disk 0 Partition 4: Windows RE Tools - Recovery
Disk 0 Partition 5: RECOVERY - OEM (reserved)

It says the files will be moved to a Windows.old folder, when I try to do a custom install onto my Primary Partition, disk 0, partition 3.

This seems to be what I want, as I want to keep the files. However when I try to progress again I have received the following message and need to know from if it is safe to continue:

"the partitions on the disk selected for installation are not in the recommend order."

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Hi guys. I have just clean installed windows 10. (also deleted windows.old files, basically I did a full erase). so now after I installed windows 10 pro it asks me for a product key. and now I cant rollback to win 8.1 so I can upgrade

Answer:Clean install of win10 but it asks me for act key

When you do the clean install, to a PC that previously had the Win10 Upgrade installed and activated, you need to choose the option to Skip the product key when installing. After Win10 is up and running, it will automatically reactivate.

If you did the clean install before the Upgrade got activated, most likely, you are stuck now and your only recourse would be to do the whole Upgrade all over again.

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Just now I went through the Win8.1 to Win10 upgrade dance. It took about 40 minutes. I was watching when it reached about 98% complete and went into another reboot. When it finished and returned to my desktop I checked Windows properties and it still says 8.1 -- no messages, no errors, nothing, from this extended adventure. What the hell is going on?

Answer:Somehow Win10 Didn't Install, I Guess.

Originally Posted by iamjim


Just now I went through the Win8.1 to Win10 upgrade dance. It took about 40 minutes. I was watching when it reached about 98% complete and went into another reboot. When it finished and returned to my desktop I checked Windows properties and it still says 8.1 -- no messages, no errors, nothing, from this extended adventure. What the hell is going on?



This will take a bit of reading, but will show you all the needed steps.
Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

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Hello,
I have a Dell XPS 8700 which I upgraded to Win 10 Pro from Win 8.1 Home. The PC did not come with an operating System software disk and I now need to re-install the OS. Is there a preferred way to re-install Windows 10 Professional? Sorry if this is a very common question. Thank you for your help.
gdimauro

Answer:Upgraded to Win10 from 8.1 and need to re-install OS but no OS disk

Which version do you need to install, 8.1 or 10? If you use the Dell-provided factory restore you'll get Win8 or 8.1. If you want Win10 you might want to look at Win10 recovery options in Settings, Update & Security.

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Hello, I just got an Acer Aspire E5-573G-56RG laptop and I'd like to put an SSD in the empty ODD slot. Then I'd like to have Windows 10 boot from the SSD and reformat the current HDD to use as bulk storage. I understand that this will probably void the warranty. I'm pretty sure I'll need a bracket to hold the SSD in the empty ODD slot. So apart from the SSD and bracket, do I need any other hardware? Can I use the existing bezel? Once the new drive is in place, I'm not really sure of the best way to move the OS onto the SSD. Any advice about this would be great. This is a brand new machine, so I don't have any files to back up from the HDD. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Install SSD in ODD slot and Move Win10 OS to SSD

It should not void the warranty.If there is already something in there (existing bezel?) that will hold the 2nd hdd in, use it.Here is Acer part # for  HDD HOLDER ASSY, I don't know if the 2nd drive uses the same bracket. What brand SSD are you  buying?Samsung comes with Acronis, which I have used to clone SSDs half a dozen times.If you buy a 250GB, you will have about 232GB usable space. I add up the total space used for all partitions and shrink my C: to about 10GB under that. That's why people have problems cloning, they try to clone a 500GB to a 250 GB drive. Plug in your USB drive and tell the laptop to boot from USB. When the software starts, plug in the SSD to another USB port.

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My old upgraded Win10 install kept crashing so I formatted the drive and put in a fresh one. Still getting all kinds o'f BSOD`s.

The second zip file is what I got after running Driver Verifier. Tried running it a few times more, but it seems like it just crashes any driver it tests ^^

Would be very gratefull if someone could take the time to look at it
OS - Windows10 x64
? CPU - I5 2500K
? AMD HD7870
? ASrock Z77 Pro4
16GB Corsair DDR3 RAM
? 1200W 6 months old Gold standard PSU
2x128GB SSD in Raid0
021016-12562-01 (2).zipSysnativeFileCollectionApp.zipperfmon.zip

Answer:Fresh WIn10 install keeps getting BSODs

BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums

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My old upgraded Win10 install kept crashing so I formatted the drive and put in a fresh one. Still getting all kinds o'f BSOD`s.

The second zip file is what I got after running Driver Verifier. Tried running it a few times more, but it seems like it just crashes any driver it tests ^^

Would be very gratefull if someone could take the time to look at it
OS - Windows10 x64
? CPU - I5 2500K
? AMD HD7870
? ASrock Z77 Pro4
16GB Corsair DDR3 RAM
? 1200W 6 months old Gold standard PSU
2x128GB SSD in Raid0
Attachment 64031Attachment 64032Attachment 64033

Answer:Fresh WIn10 install keeps getting BSODs

BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums

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I tried to install APK file on my Lumia 640 XL mobile which has OS Build: 10.0.10586.494. But it is throwing "error bootstrapping the device" error. Please help me to solve this.

Answer:How to install APK files on Win10 mobile?

Installing android APK files was an experimental feature in a much earlier build. The project was shelved.

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I was one that was able to upgrade for free from Windows 7. Everything had worked just fine, yet my computer never ran nearly as good after the 1607 update, despite fixes.

With my upgrade, am I able to Clean Install without having to install Windows 7 first then upgrade to Windows 10? If so, do I need any information PRIOR TO starting this process?

Answer:Can I Clean Install Win10 If I Upgraded from 7?

Yes. You have a Digital Licence for Windows 10 tied to your PC's hardware and stored on Microsoft's activation servers. If asked for a key, click 'I don't have one'. You don't need it - after a clean install the licence will be checked and automatically activate the new install.

NB: you must install the same edition, Home or Pro as you had before.

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Win7 has not updated in months, not since I downloaded the free Win10, but never let it install. I would like to update Win7, but each time I try, it tries to install Win10. It lists about 97 updates I need but it always starts with downloading Win10. I don't want to install Win10 at this time. Is there a way to update Win7 without installing Win10?

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Hi... tried the last two Win10 pre-releases... 32bit... downloaded the ISOs, burned to DVDs, and ran install:

1. On an ATOM processor... NETBOOK
2. On an AMD processor... full LAPTOP

ONCE, the NETBOOK got to the point of "just after" "Let's Get Connected" and the little clock-wise rotation went for almost an hour. The LAPTOP gets hung at the same spot (all the time).

The other 3-4 times (trying the NETBOOK) the install would display anything... just the CD-drive lights going on/off.

I'm unsure if these last releases are ATOM-capable or not... but the AMD is an actual laptop that came with Win7 loaded... but, of course, after several tries... I've now wiped the hard drive and working on CLEAN installs.

Anyone know what's going on?? And/or... what I can do next. In case you missed... I'm installing as 32-bit...

Thanks in advance,
Steve

Answer:Win10 10130 & 10162 won't Install

Do your machines meet the minimum system requirements?
http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/windo...specifications

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I'm one of those people who generally does a clean install with every new major Windows release. The reason for this is general housekeeping: removing old software no longer needed, clearing out drivers and other files no longer used, etc. I'm curious how this sort of install will work with Windows 10 since they will be utilizing the Windows Update system. Will we be able to do a clean install using the update? Will we have to install the update, and then do a restore (wasting time)? Or will we be forced to pay for a new copy to do a clean install?

Answer:Clean install Win10 with Update?

Welcome to TenForums thunderclap. Yes it has been promised that clean install will be allowed with trading in a legal window key . Hang with this Forum and you will be in the know when it happens.

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I have Win7 Pro installed. Like everyone else I have been getting prompts to upgrade to Win10. But now, having downloaded (but not installed) some security updates, it asks me to Get Started with Win10 upgrade. There is an option to click "Show all updates". This shows a list of security updates which I have to select individually. When I press OK, it takes me back to the screen which indicates that when I press Get Started, it is going to upgrade to Win10. I don't want to do this so does this mean I can no longer install Win7 security updates?

Answer:Win7 Updates without Win10 install

The Win 10 upgrade should show up in your list of security updates. To prevent it from showing again and being installed you should right click on it and then click on Hide this Update. You can then continue with the rest of the Win 7 updates.

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Hello,
 
I installed Windows 10 on my PC yesterday and ever since I've noticed a clicking coming from my two Samsung SpinPont 1TB drives that I have running in a RAID0 array.  I've tried installing the most recent chipset drivers, as well as all the other possible drivers from my MB's website(ASRock Extreme4 z77).  I also disable the power saving option where the drives would be shutoff after 20 minutes.
 
If i boot off of my old SSD's where windows 7 is installed, I don't run into this issue so it defintely seems like a driver issue to me... but I can't seem to find the right one?  From my understanding the Sata controller should install with the INF package, which I downloaded directly from INTEL.  I considered using the version from ASRock, but it prompts be it's an older version when I try to install, so I'd rather not go backwards.  I even tried the ASMedia Sata 3 driver from ASRock in hopes for a fix but no such luck...
 
Can someone point me in the right direction?
 
Current Setup:
i5 IvyBridge
ASRock Extreme4 z77
2x 1TB drives running in RAID0
1x 240GB SSD OCZ
2x 60GB SSD Crucial(windows 7 install)
1x 1TB Green WDC - Disconnected in hopes this was where the clicking was coming from
 
Thank you!

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Under Device Manager there are 2 display adapters listed (1) AMD Radeon HD 6300M Series & (2) Intel(r) HD Graphics.  I'm experiencing very slow wake up times since Win10 install and I suspect these drivers are fighting with each other.  Which one should I disable, if any?  Thanks.

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Hi.
I just upgraded from win 8.1 to win10.
Whenever I do a Clean Boot, I get thefollowing message displayed at the welcome screen.
?The Procedure entry IOCTLDisableButtonClick could not be located in the Dynamic Link Library
C:\program\File\DellTPad\Apoint.dll.?
Iclick ok button and the msg box disappears.
Itappears to be a dll missing from my touch-pad... but not sure.
Cananyone assist me in fixing this problem? Or can I hide this message.
I havea Dell Latitude E5530.
BTW:If this helps, I did perform a full Image Backup of my Hard drive(C:\) prior to win10 installation.
Thanks.
TC.

Answer:Getting error message after Win10 install.

Download and install the Dell Touchpad driver, see if that helps:

Mouse, Keyboard & Input Devices (2 files)

Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad Driver View details
Input_Driver_YXX3D_WN32_10.1207.101.109_A03.EXE | Update Package for Microsoft? Windows? ... Read more

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I already posted this but maybe in the wrong section.
Yesterday Gabe Aul has posted that from the next build of win10, insider will have to use theirs MSA (used for insider program) to login into windows to allow them to receive the free RTM.
My problem is that I have the insider preview (already with MSA) on my main PC in dual-boot with win8.1 but I don't want to continue to use it for the insider program. I want only the final and stable release of 10 on it. But I want to still be an insider, so, can I install the next build on another PC? In this way I will continue to be an insider on another PC and not on my main PC.
If not I unfortunately have to leave the insider program. I twitted even Gabe but he doesn't answer me...
Can someone help me?

Answer:Can I install Win10 Insider Preview on a different PC from the one I'm using now?

Why not ?

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I purchased a ssd for my Acpire E15-575G to run a second (Ubuntu) operating system.I installed the operating system on the second (SSD) drive.Windows doesn't recognize the Ubuntu disk (no problem) but neither does the UEFI/bios.How can I get the system to come up and ask if I want to boot Ubuntu?

Answer:install ssd for dual boot win10

  1. Make sure you have the latest BIOS2. Go in to BIOS settings and create a supervisor password (this will reveal the advanced secure boot settings)3.  Add Grub to the trusted secure boot settings. You can search my posts in the forum if you need more help, but those three steps should do it.  If that doesn't work, then I'm out of ideas.  Normally you would put Windows and Ubuntu on the same disk for dual boot.

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Hello,

I downloaded the ISO file for Windows 10, at least I believe I did. The below files are what is now on the Flashdrive.

Files shown on Flash Drive Win10.docx

I presume that I insert the Flashdrive into the PC before turning on. Then boot into the flashdrive...is that correct? Not sure if the attachment for this thread will appear.

There are nine files on the flash drive:
1. boot
2. efi
3. sources
4. support
5. autorun
6. bootmgr
7. bootmgr.efi
8. MediaMeta
9. setup

My friend waited until the last minute to uprade from his WIN8.1 laptop to WIN10...said he was unable to complete the downloads for one reason or another. IMHO I think that he will have to bite the bullet and fork over $ now in order to install Windows 10.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Cheers and Beers to all!

Answer:Unsure how to install WIN10 from FlashDrive

Just boot from flash drive and select custom install.

It seems it is still possible to upgrade free, if you use any assistative technologies.

You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free from Microsofts Accessibility Site

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Hello,

I haven't installed Win 10 since it was introduced and from reading and hearing from others who have done it, it seems that there are still some issues that people are facing with this new OS, and I currently only want to install Win 10 so my laptop gets registered at Microsoft.

I am wondering whether it is possible to install Win 10 along with the existing Win 7 on my laptop, can Win 10 be for first time installed without removing the existing one? I have already seen your tutorial on dual installation, but my concern is will the license be registered?

I searched both Google and at your site but didn't found the answer I was looking for, I apologize if It has already been answered.

Answer:Possible to install Win10 along with Win7 for first time?

Hi.... Welcome to Ten Forum .... What you're asking can't be done without first upgrading to 10. What I would do if I were you I would get a usb external hard drive. I would copy and paste everything you need from your laptop onto the external hard drive, once that is done I would do a Factory Restore of your laptop back to the way it was when you first got it. Afterwards, I would re load all the software and data back again onto the laptop, get all the windows updates. And remove all the garbages that the manufacturer put on your laptop that you don't need . So afterwards you have your self a CLEAN system . Once everything is loaded back again, I would download Macrium Reflect free version ( link below for it ) ... And make a full back up image of your laptop ( The whole drive must be selected ) Once that is done I would upgrade to windows 10. Once its been upgraded check to be sure its activated. Once windows 10 is activated you can either stay with windows 10 or go back to Windows 7. If you go back to 7 you can always go back to 10 whenever you want now, as long as the life of the laptop lives. Personally, I would stay with 10 and afterwards I would reformat the hard drive and do a clean installation of windows 10 . If you decide to do a clean install just make sure you still have your data stuff from your external usb hard drive intact to reload . Remember you can always go back to 7 with the back up image. I would even try to load the backup image un... Read more

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I am not the most computer savvy, but I am trying to install an new instance (let's call it "B") of Win10 while the computer is running without majorly affecting the performance of the operating instance (let's call it "A"). I would like to be able to fully use the system while the installation is running, and then be able to switch over to instance B within 10-20 minutes of system downtime (via reboot, installation screen, etc. ). Currently I use a clone image to overwrite the existing instance, but I would like to eliminate the downtime associated with deploying the clone. Any ideas of how to do this?

Please let me know if I need to elaborate or clarify.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Possible to Install New Instance of Win10 In the Background??

...two different partitions using two different keys?

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Hi.
I just upgraded from win 8.1 to win10.
Whenever I do a Clean Boot, I get thefollowing message displayed at the welcome screen.
?The Procedure entry IOCTLDisableButtonClick could not be located in the Dynamic Link Library
C:\program\File\DellTPad\Apoint.dll.?
Iclick ok button and the msg box disappears.
Itappears to be a dll missing from my touch-pad... but not sure.
Cananyone assist me in fixing this problem? Or can I hide this message.
I havea Dell Latitude E5530.
BTW:If this helps, I did perform a full Image Backup of my Hard drive(C:\) prior to win10 installation.
Thanks.
TC.

Answer:Getting error message after Win10 install.

Download and install the Dell Touchpad driver, see if that helps:

Mouse, Keyboard & Input Devices (2 files)

Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad Driver View details
Input_Driver_YXX3D_WN32_10.1207.101.109_A03.EXE | Update Package for Microsoft? Windows? ... Read more

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After installing windows 10, I am unable to get past the option select screen for timezone/keyboard languages and such without a critical process failure/bsod. Often times I will not even get that far, and it will simply crash the moment it boots. I have already attempted uninstalling and reinstalling, but this has had no effect, and the problem persists.

Answer:BSOD off clean install of Win10

Of the 4 PCs I updated to Windows 10, one started experiencing the BSOD, even though it was stable on Windows 7. After swapping out the power supply and RAM, to no effect, I finally put some silicone oil on the CPU pins; has been rock solid ever since...

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Is your internet time off? Are you running Win10 E? Try changing to the second server on the list. It works!

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Personally I HATE Win10 because at best it is just an advertising platform and at worst it is Spyware.

I ended up creating a dual boot system with Win7 and Win10, but I hardly ever use Win10.

So, a friend asked me to upgrade their Laptop, at first I was amazed I mean most people complain because of the GFX nagware automatically installing it, so I took a look.

I clicked on the upgrade this PC nagware app and it said the Laptop could not be upgraded, it had a Report so I clicked it, everything was OK, memory, CPU, Hard Disk, all of it fine. The only thing there was a problem with was that there had been a Guest Account (I disabled it and deleted profile as part of a clean up before upgrading)

This is the error

I created a a Win10 ISO thinking I could do it offline but it would not fit on a DVD and I have no USB keys.

Any ideas on how to make the thing upgrade?

Answer:Win10 will not Install due to Guest Account

Download the ISO file onto the computer to be upgraded. Mount it, run setup.exe from inside the mounted ISO file.

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Personally I HATE Win10 because at best it is just an advertising platform and at worst it is Spyware.

I ended up creating a dual boot system with Win7 and Win10, but I hardly ever use Win10.

So, a friend asked me to upgrade their Laptop, at first I was amazed I mean most people complain because of the GFX nagware automatically installing it, so I took a look.

I clicked on the upgrade this PC nagware app and it said the Laptop could not be upgraded, it had a Report so I clicked it, everything was OK, memory, CPU, Hard Disk, all of it fine. The only thing there was a problem with was that there had been a Guest Account (I disabled it and deleted profile as part of a clean up before upgrading)

This is the error

I created a a Win10 ISO thinking I could do it offline but it would not fit on a DVD and I have no USB keys.

Any ideas on how to make the thing upgrade?

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So I got a new ssd, installed windows 10 on it everything was going fine, until I went to update windows 10, Now everytime I go to boot up the pc I get this: Reboot and select proper boot devices or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.

It started after the normal reboot it does to install a windows update.

Now the weird thing is the pc was booting into the SSD just fine until I tried to update windows, my pc is a Gateway DX4860 model, The even weirder thing is if I hit F12 to go to the boot menu and select the SSD manually it boots into windows 10 just fine with no problems. But No matter where I set it in my boot menu in bios it gives me that error above.

Also is my Efi device configuration supposed to be empty? I am sure there was something in there before i tried to update windows 10.

Any help would be apprecated, I have no idea what might have caused this or how to fix it. AFAIK with my mobo's bios I don't think I can disable efi and go to legacy. Or at least I don't know how to.

Answer:Need some help, new install on SSD was working until I updated Win10.

Firstly, check to see that you have the correct boot sequence configured in your BIOS. If the boot sequence is OK, I suspect you might have a another active partition on your PC which is confusing the boot process. Install Minitool Partition Wizard and check to see that you have only one active partition on your system drive and no other active partitions on other drives. Change any other active partitions to inactive.

The next step would be to try to check / repair the boot configuration. Install Macrium Reflect Free, create a rescue disc then boot from the rescue disk and follow the repair instructions at http://www.macrium.com/help/v5/Rescu...t_Problems.htm

If all else fails, you may have to start again with a clean install.

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I'm trying to install Windows 10 from a USB stick (created via Microsoft's website) and I cannot find a way to get the computer to recognize it.  In the BIOS there are options to boot from a USB HDD, USB FD, and USB CD. Moving any of these to the top of the boot order menu does not work. Pressing f12 displays a menu with 3X entries for Windows Boot, one for the hard disk (which is an empty SSD), and a Network Boot option. But there are no USB options. Moving the USB stick to either the USB3 or USB2 ports makes no difference.Is there a way to get the computer to boot from the USB drive to install Windows 10?Or will I have to download a Windows 10 ISO to create a CD and use an external USB CD/DVD drive?Thanks for any help with this.Russell













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Answer:x131e Install Win10 from USB stick?

Changed the UEFI setting in the BIOS and the Win10 USB stick install worked like a charm.

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I have a HP desktop, Compaq 8200 Elite SFF. Tried to install WIN10, however, I get the message that I have to uninstall HP Protect Tools Security Manager first, before proceeding with WIN10 installation, because it is incompatible with WIN10. The problem is that the HP Security Manager opens at startup, so it is impossible to unintsall it, either with unisntall in C. panel or manually. I?m sure there?s a tweak to unintasll this software, but being a grandad with limited computer literacy, I need some help how to.

Answer:WIN10 wont install due to incompatible software

dalin said:

I have a HP desktop, Compaq 8200 Elite SFF. Tried to install WIN10, however, I get the message that I have to uninstall HP Protect Tools Security Manager first, before proceeding with WIN10 installation, because it is incompatible with WIN10. The problem is that the HP Security Manager opens at startup, so it is impossible to unintsall it, either with unisntall in C. panel or manually. I?m sure there?s a tweak to unintasll this software, but being a grandad with limited computer literacy, I need some help how to.



Try to go to START and run MSCONFIG. Open STARTUP and de-select HP protect tools manager. Reboot, and you can from Control Panel de-install HP access Manager and later Security Manager.

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Sorry for that mess of a title...
Right now I have 3 OS' on 3 different drives.

I have win7 (which I never use) on an old 1TB harddrive that is being used for storage.

On a Sandisk 120gb SSD, I have Win10 installed, and this is the main OS I use. When I upgraded from 8.1, this is the drive I installed it onto.

However the Sandisk OS (win10) is rather cluttered, and I need to stop a few processes to ensure the best gaming performance.

So I decided to buy another SSD (ADATA) and have a fresh win10 installation on it. After installing the ADATA SSD, I partitioned it on the Sandisk OS into 2 volumes (1 for OS, the other for game installations)

PLAN/TL;DR: Heres what I want the final setup to look like:
Upon rebooting the system, I want to be able to choose between the ADATA OS and the Sandisk OS.

When Im using the Sandisk OS, Id like the win7 drive to be connected (for accessing the stored files), but when using the ADATA OS, I want the win7 drive disconnected.

How can reinstall win10 on the ADATA drive (in the designated partition) without any boot conflicts with the other drives/ OS?

Should I disconnect all other drives when reinstalling windows on the ADATA drive? How can I change the bios settings to be able to do what I mentioned above?

Is is worthwhile updating my BIOS? how safe is it to do that?


The next section is background info that may help.

BACKGROUND:
I restarted, and booted off an USB drive to install Win10 on the ADATA SSD. Everything worked fin... Read more

Answer:Best way to install Win10 on a system with 2 other OS' on separateHDD?

Unfortunately If you are wanting two(2) instances of Windows 10 on the same pc you will need to buy a new key. You are only permitted one copy per license.

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Hi,what is the correct procedure to install Windows 10 using the DVD included in the package?Boot from BIOS or start inside windows 7?Thanks in advance

Answer:Install win10 on HP Elite 800G2

Hi: You would boot from the BIOS since the BIOS has a W10 product key encrypted there. If you boot from the windows desktop, that would be equivalent to an upgrade for which you do not have an upgrade product key. Note that when you clean install W10 by booting from the BIOS, you will lose your W7 installation and all related programs. Make sure you create your W7 recovery media before installing W10.

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I do not want and do plan to to install Windows 10 anniversary on my working Win10 install.

I do see a directory now called "Windows10Upgrade" on c:\ just appeared

Did M$ just pre-load this like win7/8 upgrades did?

How can I stop it from being redownloaded now I deleted it.

Answer:Win10 Anniv Pre-install directory?

Which version of Win 10 do you have?
Some versions allow you to defer upgrades (for months).

You can completely block windows updates or a specific one if you wish
Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
(Not Home edition)

How to delay the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on your PC and why | Windows Central

How to temporarily block the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 upgrade | InfoWorld

You can check your current version:
Press Windows key + R, type winver.
If you see 1607 in the box, you have the anniversary upgrade installed and would need to roll back.

Where are the files?
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/check-...-installing-pc

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