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Windows 10 Upgrade Installation via DVD without booting into Windows 7

Question: Windows 10 Upgrade Installation via DVD without booting into Windows 7

My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 Upgrade Installation via DVD without booting into Windows 7

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: Windows 10 Upgrade Installation via DVD without booting into Windows 7

Did you try just Repair option ?

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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Hi so i installed windows 10 about 2 weeks ago and i didnt like it so TIME FOR A DOWNGRADE. Try to boot to the cd and here is the screen i got

Answer:windows installation not booting...

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Hello,
I have just installed Windows 8.1 and would like to know how I can boot with Windows 7. I have Windows 7 when I installed Windows 8. Is there a way to go back to Windows 7 with no re install?
Thanks

Answer:Booting with Windows 7 instead of 8 after installation.

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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I wanted to upgrade Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 RTM.
I downloaded the ISO file from the MSDN site. I right-clicked and selected Mount to open the files in Explorer.
I clicked on Setup to start the upgrade process. After entering the serial key, etc, I reached the following screen, which allowed me to Keep personal files only or Nothing.
I was not offered the option to keep installed applications and settings.
So I burned the ISO image to DVD. I made sure that my PC was set to first boot from DVD/CD/etc.
I then installed the Installation DVD and rebooted. My PC booted using the DVD.
After entering the serial key, etc, I reached the following screen, which allowed me to Upgrade Windows, keeping files, settings and applications intact.
Selecting the Upgrade Windows option, to me took the following screen, which mentioned the following message: The computer started using the windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade.
I exited the installation and booted into my Windows 8 Pro RTM.
I also tried running the setup from the DVD by right-clicking > Open > Setup. But nothing helped.
I have not been able to find any Microsoft resources on how to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 RTM keeping files, settings, installed applications intact. I have tried these suggestions at Microsoft Answers, but it did not help. I was still offered t... Read more

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Hello, I had installed Samsung SSD Pro 840 on Lenovo G510 with the help of Samsung Data Migration and it was working perfectly but now i want to install new windows and its stucked on the boot progress. Some months ago i had installed new BIOS ver. 3.07 to 3.09. Furthermore, I have installed the Seagate harddrive now but having same booting issue. Maybe of BIOS ver. ?

Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

hi jklogic,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
A few questions:
1. Is the Seagate drive the orignal HDD that came with the machine (with Win8.1 preloaded)? If yes, is the system stucked on the lenovo screen (similar to this thread) or during/after the windows loading screen?
 
2. What other version of Windows are you trying to install on the Samsung SSD? If you're trying to install Windows 7 or older, have you tried to the set the following in the BIOS?
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
Boot Tab:
UEFI = Disabled
Boot Mode = Legacy
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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I just installed windows xp on an old compaq presario computer I have. The installation went fine, and everything was running perfectly. But the computer froze and I had to reboot it. Now it will not boot up at all. It doesn't even get to loading windows xp, it just stops with a flashing cursor on the screen over the Compaq logo. I cannot access the bios screen or anything. I tried to reboot from the installation disc, and that doesn't work either. Please help!!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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I have a windows xp installation cd extracted to a partition on a computer which I want to netboot from. Then I've netbooted into WinPe which is apparently able to invoke a windows installation given a source directory. The problem is, I'm stuck in volume Q: - which is a ram-disk and I haven't the slightest clue how I'd swap over to the volume I've extracted the xp install disk into.

Thanks.
 

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~Background~

There were some power failures last week which caused some errors on my hdd and I spent 3 days reading this forum, trying to fix my windows 7 boot.

I finally fixed it after running chkdisk through a Windows repair disk after trying various other solutions to no avail. Thankfully, no files were lost (Besides the most important stuff was backed up)

I have an anxiety disorder and I work solely on the PC.
This incident was very hard on my health so I want to make sure that whatever happens I can get to work.

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

A while back I was reading about dual booting and it seemed quite interesting.
So, I've had this idea.

I have a 1 TB HDD.

It has two partitions, "System Reserved" and "C".

I create a new partition called G of let's say 100GB.

I then transfer my music, videos, photos to an external drive.

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

I make sure C has about 50-60 GB of used space.

Afterwards, I make a system image using either the Windows 7 built-in tool
or Macrium Reflect/Acronis and transfer all my media back to C.

Could I then restore that system image on the new partition?

The end result I want to achieve is to have a "backup windows 7 installation"
If something happens to my Main installation, I can get to work on the second one.
Of course I backup my work to an external drive everyday.
I don't want to lose any more working days...

A friend of mi... Read more

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any problems. Also, ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

Bump for the day ~ All help is appreciated, so if anyone has Any ideas, post them :)

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I just installed windows xp on an older PC I have. The installation went fine and everything was working perfectly. The computer then froze and I had to reboot. Now it will not boot up at all. The computer is an Old Compaq presario, and it doesn't even start to load windows up when I boot it up. I cannot access the bios, or anything. I tried to boot from the installation disk, and nothing - it won't recognize anything. Please help!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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Frozen black screen on startup

My computer was only running firefox and then completely froze out and I couldnt open task manager, switch users or anything. I let the computer sit there for a while not wanting to click anything thinking it would unfreeze by itself in a short while, and then suddenly a noise started coming out at regular intervals. Then the computer just switched off.

On restart I got a BSOD that i wrote down but ive lost the paper for the error message now. I ran the Recovery Console from the XP CD and chkdsk /r and it finished. When i restarted I got another BSOD:

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

I ran chkdsk /r using the Recovery Console again, with it completing and then this time on restart I got another BSOD message.

"Stop:C0000135 (unable to locate component) This application has failed to start because USP10.dll was found. Re-installing the application may fix this"

I ran chkdsk again a few times and nothing happened, still getting the same BSOD message on restart.

After more googling I found out to run a repair installation from the XP CD instead of the Recovery Console, the website I used just told me to "continue with on-screen instructions". So I ran the repair installation and the first time I ran it, the computer restarted and I thought it had been fixed. Windows XP appeared to be installing itself for the first time and I paniced because I thought I had accidentally pressed the wrong button and chosen to fresh i... Read more

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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Today I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my D:/ Drive with already dual boot Windows 7 on C:/Drive and Ubuntu also.
Ubuntu is working fine but when i select the Windows 7 Option the computer loads up the files for automatic repair.

I don't know what had gone wrong.Windows 8 and Ubuntu are working fine.But not Windows 7 ! Help me !
How do i uninstall the Windows8 to get the older GRUB displaying the two options at boot up-Windows 7 and Ubuntu or if there is a way to make Windows 7 working with Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Answer:Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

Since you have ubuntu in the mix I can't even be sure if grub is the problem or if the windows bootmgr is the problem. Grub doesn't take well to changes and the bootmgr isn't a heck of a lot better at dealing with them.

You can try a startup repair, but as I said since grub is involved it will likely fail.
Startup Repair

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I want to install Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion Desktop which happens to have a
Sata Harddisk with an IDE DVDRW.
I set the boot Priority to the DVDRW then the Harddisk and placed the Windows disk on the dvd drive to boot from it.
But it is not booting from the CD as booting still goes to the Harddisk.
My understanding is that SATA takes First Priority.
Well in such a scenario what does one do in order to install Windows?
Please note both drives are detected in the BIOS

Thank you all for your advise
 

Answer:Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

SATA doesn't take priority, I've installed Windows 7 numerous times from PATA/IDE drives with a SATA drive.

Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Also since this is an HP you can press ESC, F10, or F12 and choose a one time boot device rather than changing BIOS boot order.
 

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.
I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

I&#... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

please do not duplicate posts here
Not sure if you have die to a server error - i have been experiencing here
however, closing this post
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1068945-windows-7-installation-not-booting.html
 

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Hi,

I've got a problem with my Windows 7 installation in that - it wont boot! Either in normal or safe mode!

I've tracked the problem down to a driver - CTMMount.sys which was installed by a recent installation of Comodo Time Machine - which has since been uninstalled but doesnt look like the uninstallation has worked correctly.

Therefore I could do with editing the registry/startup procedure so that this file doesnt attempt to load and then I can get back into Windows 7 - has anyone any idea how I can do this?

Thanks

Ewan

Answer:Need to edit registry on non-booting Windows 7 installation

Why don't you just try a startup repair? It's probably a bit safer.
Startup Repair[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: How to Install Windows 7 or Vista from Bootable Portable USB Flash Memory Key or Hard Disk Drive ? My Digital Life

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive with CMD.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 ... Read more

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Originally Posted by Steve C


I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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How do I set my BIOS to have the DVD boot and install Windows 10 in UEFI mode? I do see a setting on my Asus motherboard UEFI "CSM Compatability" and in there are three options:
UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Legacy OPROM only
UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

What is the benefit of installing in UEFI vs Legacy? All I understand is that the system sets up more partitions.

Answer:Booting a Win 10 DVD in UEFi Mode for Windows installation

Anyone? :-)

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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Hi,
I've just bought new Asus R540LJ with SSD inside.
I'm trying to install Windows 10 but I get blue screen just after it boots I supose.
Nothing happens, just loading and blue screen.
Tried with pendrive usb 3/dvd. Win 8.1 and Win 10.
Is there anything I can do about it or should I send my laptop back where I bought it?

Answer:Windows 10 Blue Screen while booting installation

fryderykst,

Welcome to TenForums!

That is strange...

Doesn't the Asus R540LJ laptop come with Windows 10 already installed and working? Or, let us know if the machine did not come with an installed Operating System.

Is this a brand new SSD drive? Has it been initialized?

If not, and you first want to rule out issues with the SSD, CrystalDiskInfo can help you check the Solid State Drive's health:
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

There is also SSD Life, or, check if the manufacturer of the drive has its own utility.

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Hello,

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

I've been trying to fix my laptop (Acer Aspire) for about 2 months, and it's been a bit of a saga. I've tried lots of things, and have persisted because it's seemed like I've been gradually honing in on a solution, rather than chasing a lost cause.

I was on Vista, which came with the laptop, but then the laptop got very ill, to the point where I wanted to do the Acer factory restore, but this didn't work, nor did any of the various recovery options in Windows. I was worried that the hard drive was physically damaged, so I wanted to try formatting it, which I decided to try and do in the course of installing Windows 7. This didn't work, so instead I formatted the hard drive using Ubuntu, and then tried Windows 7 again. That didn't work, because the hard drive needed to be NTFS, so I re-formatted it as NTFS using GParted.

However, Windows 7 install still isn't working: it goes most of the way but then just hangs indefinitely on a black screen with 'Setup is updating registry files' written on it. I've googled this and it seems that this is quite a common problem when installing W7. However, the problem that I have is that all of the solutions offered are to do with booting up as normal and changing things in Control Panel etc, which obviously I can't do.

I can go into more details about what has happened if needed, but basically the state of play now is:


I need to install Windows 7 from a cd-rom I hav... Read more

Answer:Need to fix a Windows 7 installation problem without booting to desktop

Hi i think I would be testing the hdd for issues try downloading and burning this to a disc or if you know the maker go to their support site and get their diagnostic tool
SeaTools | Seagate ask a friend to burn it for you use imgburn The Official ImgBurn Website
and read the tutorial on seatools for dos

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I built a new desktop and i'm trying to install windows 10 on it. I can get into the bios fine and all my components are showing up. I set my initial boot device as the USB and then reboot my PC to start the installation process. The windows logo shows up,but as soon as it gets to purple setup screen for installation my PC shutsdown and reboots. This same process keeps looping and I can't get the w10 installation process started. I only have my keyboard, monitor and USBconnected to the desktop IO panel. I tried a different USB installed with windows 7 but get the same problem.

Answer:Windows 10 Installation Crashing and rebooting while booting from USB

My mother-in-law's computer started doing that. Turned out it was the keyboard was physically bad, believe it or not. I would recommend try starting it up with no keyboard or mouse connected and see if it stays on. Also make sure all the internal components are firmly seated. Also try starting it up without the USB flash drive inserted and see if it will stay on the No Boot Device warning screen without rebooting on it's own.

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Steve C said:

I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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Hello everyone! Sadly my first post here is written under pretty bad circumstances. I am one of the many people whose systems (in my case a Precision 15 5510) were "automatically" upgraded to Windows 10 without warning, as Microsoft changed the status of Windows 10 from an 'optional update' to that of a 'reccommended update'. After the installation completed, I was presented with the EULA and selected the 'decline' option and Windows notified me that if I continue with this option it will 'attempt to re-install Windows 7' so I did that. After supposedly re-installing Windows 7, my system restarted and booted with the Windows 7 logo but before the login screen appeared I got a blue screen and the laptop restarted. This subsequently happened every time I attempted to start my laptop, except for when I tried to boot in safe mode (which it did successfully). I restarted the laptop, pressed F8 and selected the Repair option and the Dell Backup and Recovery option after that. I selected the drive I want to backup (C:) from the menu and was notified to insert a Flash Drive or a SD card that has more than 43GB free. I inserted a 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SanDisk Extreme, which is meant to be really fast) and clicked 'Next'. Dell Backup and Recovery has since been stuck on the next screen which says "Backing up your data and Dell Backup and Recovery settings" with the progress bar just flashing by rather than actually showin... Read more

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I have been given the challenge to make a way to install Windows without any installation media and without having to even touch the computer while it's installing. So far I've made a .wim image with the help of this guide and I've made an Autounattend.xml file with the help of this guide. I put the install.wim image in the \sources directory on a flash drive and the Autounattend.xml file in the root of the flash drive, and it does exactly what I want it to - all except it's not on a partition. So I move it to a partition and add a boot entry using EasyBCD. It boots fine, but it acts like the Autounattend.xml file isn't even there. So right now I have the choice of hands free installation with media, or manual installation without media. My main question is why the Autounattend.xml file isn't working when I boot the same media from a partition. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problems booting an unattended Windows installation from a partition

Is this some sort of school project? I can't vouch for anyone else, but I would feel terrible if I gave you information that basically did the project for you.

Usually people do this with Windows PE. Have you checked it out?

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Ok, I have an external hard drive (150GB) which is partitioned into two parts. One partition , about 145gb, is data and files of my own. Then there is an extended partition at 5gb in size, which contains windows xp installation files. What I did was take my windows xp cd, make an ISO, and then extracted the iso and put the files into the extended partition of my external usb hard drive.

The computer I want to install to has a cd drive that is not working and thus i cannot install windows xp from a cd. The BIOS of the computer DOES support booting from a USB device.

I have partition magic software and have used it to create the 5gb extended partition on the usb external drive. However, I don't know how to configure anything so that it will acutally know to boot from this partition and what files to use to start the installation.

Any ideas!!?
 

Answer:booting a windows XP installation from an external hard drive

The partition on the external drive that contains the installation files needs to be an active partition in order to boot from it.

Personally, I would install a working CD drive. They are quite inexpensive these days.
 

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My pc won't load windows 10.. it gives Error code 0xc000000f.. it allows me to go to startup settings, to start in safe mode, in low resolution mode etc..., but anyway it wont log in, it gives an error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME... So i decided to install a windows 7 with a bootable usb.. and when I boot from usb it loads the installation windows screen, then the windows logo, and then stucks in a black screen with a cursor and no options... I tried burning the windows in a dvd.. same problem.. anyone has some solutions ?

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Hi there. I've built a brand new HTPC and it has UEFI BIOS on it. I've tried to install Windows 7 with USB drive that I've made UEFI bootable with Rufus, but it gives me blue screen everytime after Windows goes from "Windows files are loading" screen to a Windows logo animation. The hard drive that I'm using is set to MBR, (I know that I should set it to GPT for UEFI installation). I don't want to have a UEFI version of Windows in my system anymore. How do I install legacy version of Windows 7 from USB stick on UEFI BIOS capable PC with HDD using MBR?

Answer:How to prevent Windows 7 installation from booting in UEFI mode?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Enter your bios and go to Advanced and boot and disable secure boot,
If there is no option to disable secure boot look for OS Type and switch to Other os
After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system.

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Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu with the option " Include Ubuntu along with window partition".

While installing ubuntu, error occurred. Now unable to boot Windows also. It prompts for recovery cd.

I am not having recovery disk.

Tried using other machine's recovery cd - Diskpart. But got the following error while selecting a partition.

virtual disk service error:
this operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. The disk may be invalid beacuse it is corrupted or failing, or it may be invalid because it is offline.

Required your help to recover windows without affecting the existing data.

Thanks.

Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Try a Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

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Answer:Solved: Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

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I have a Samsung Serie 7 Chronos with Windows 7 64 SP1 fully patched.
My AV is MSE.
I had a problem in the past with MSE not installing or updating and then Windows Updates didn't work so I used the Tweaking Windows Repair tool which fixed both problems.
I've downloaded the offline installer. It is in an ESD folder on the root of my disk.
It goes through the motions and gets to 40%, jumps to 83% then says 'your pc will restart in a few minutes' and says it will reboot. It fails to do reboot Can't upgrade to Windows 10 'Something happenned' 'Windows 10 installation has failed'
thanks
Paul
 

Answer:Can't Upgrade To Windows 10 'something Happenned' 'windows 10 Installation Has Failed'

You can't simply install 10 using the offline installer, you must first upgrade the existing OS using the GWX icon which should be present in your system tray. That initiates a 3GB download. Only after the upgrade has completed can you do a clean install.
 

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Hey folks. Hoping someone here can help me. Im currently running windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I'm trying to upgrade to windows 10. Everything runs smooth until the installing software and drivers part of the upgrade where my pc restarts like it says it would but then after coming back to the upgrade screen, it starts reverting back to windows 7. I dont get any error messages and so have no idea whats going on with it.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.
 

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade reverts back to Windows 7 mid installation

windows 10 upgrade was not successful, it seems a lot of issues for upgrade windows 10
 

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Anyone have any information on a particular problem with dell computors booting from the cd rom drive or dvd drive. My problem is I have tried to do a boot from my XP installation cd and the resource cd (both bootable discs) to bring windows up into recovery console. Both these disks were included in my purchase of the unit direct from Dell. After doing some checking on this issue i found many suggestions on how it might be done. So far it doesn't work the conventional way just pop it in and boot. doesn't work if you reset the boot sequence, and it doesn't work if you try to disable the SATA drive, and different variations of turning on and off either of the two optical drives. After selecting boot cdrom at the boot option window it always says cdrom is unavailable. Now Dell has not posted a solution to this issue on the support web site it only suggests the doing the same steps i have tried. Several users have this issue which have posted in various blogs but no one seems to have a fix. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Problem booting windows XP installation disk and Dell computors

What is the model of this Dell.

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Processor Pentium (R) Dual Core, [email protected] Installed memory 4Gb. 64 bit OSx64 Based processor.Had windows 7 before and had trouble with installing windows 10....computer was running very slow and would just hang. Tried to do system restore and that seemed to be successful. Did another backup yesterday and tried to restart this morning ....no go. It gets to the spot after the windows logo and wont go any further. Turned off and on several times but just gets to that point where the little dots go in a circle and stays there. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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I recently upgraded my HP laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 10 Home. Unfortunately, due to incompatibility of a proprietary software, I had to revert back to Windows 7.
Hopefully, the proprietary software will be updated soom. However, I am thinking of the hypothetical situation if this software is not updated within the one year free upgrade period. Will I still be able to install and activate Windows 10 in my PC beyond the one year period, since Microsoft has my hardware "signature"?
Any answers appreciated.

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One of my friend have a DELL system which have 512MB RAM recently he bought a 1 GB RAM and tried to add it with existing as he says both are of same DDR type but any way it did not accept and then he return back as before that with 512 MB RAM all things were as before he didn't delete or add any file or change any settings but windows not boot up...only the black screen with options of safe mode..safe mode with command prompt..windows start normally..windows with last good configuration..etc but when selecting wny option it return back to the same screen with this options..what may be the problem..he cleaned the RAM slot and press it correctly..he can't even go to safe mode..is there any chance to change any settings in bios automatically while changing the RAM..or what may be the reason...is it need to format..or any other way ??
 

Answer:RAM upgrade problem..windows not booting

It could be compatibility issues. Double check the physical connection and verify that it's seated correctly. Go into the BIOS and verify the amount of memory detected with the amount physically installed. If that's all good, ther shouldn't be any beeps and it should take you to the menu with the options. Select last known config that worked, and if no go, turn off the pc and reset the CMOS or pull out the battery for a minute and reinstallng it to see if that fixed it. Upon restarting, make sure everything in the BIOS is set to how you've had it configured.
 

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I have a custom built PC that is currently running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am interested in doing a clean install. The problem with that is that I would like to install my free Windows 10 upgrade alongside my copy of Windows 7. That way I could slowly configure 10 and migrate my stuff over from 7 myself and then delete the Windows 7 partition later.
Is there any way I could do this without having to actually buy Windows 10? It would be much easier for me, quite possibly other people too.
Thanks in advance.
Nathan

Answer:Dual Booting my Windows 10 Upgrade

Its a lot of work and you need some extra storage space depending on you 7 Install size, but make a image of your 7 setup, upgrade to 10 make a new partition and restore the 7 image to your new drive? That seems like it would work..

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I had my PC set up through the BIOS settings to automatically boot up at certain times and days while running Windows 7. After the upgrade to 10, the PC doesn't boot up like before. I checked the BIOS settings, and they're still set up the same way so I'm not sure why the PC doesn't boot up. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help.


Tags: boot, automatically, bios, windows, 10,

Answer:PC not automatically booting up after upgrade from Windows 7 to 10

Check the tutorials. I do believe the fix is in there. Search with "Windows 10 reboots".

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Laptop NOT booting after Windows 10 Upgrade.
My Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7226 is not booting after Windows 10 Upgrade. It come up to display, "Hi, Welcome". Then goes into some cycle. Display has Windows 10 icon and keeps flickering. System tray at left bottom corner has Windows 10 icon, right to this icon is text( Search the web and windows ), right to it is small open window icon. On the far right end of system tray is small icon which looks like some text should open up but is nor clickable. Mouse cursor when left in bottom tray area displays rotating blue circle. Never gets out of it.
Microsoft Tech Support could not get to the safe mode and escalated call to another tech group which is supposed to call back after like 20 to 21 hours.
Toshiba and Norton both have directed that problem needs to be fixed by Microsoft.
If anyone has a solution, please advise. I can then get back to work.

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Hello,I tried to upgrade to windows 10 from 8.1. The update was completed but there were many reboots of the system. Now, the computer restarts automatically and shuts down after showing Lenovo logo( then restarts again). I tried to start in bios but no response to any 'keys'. Please help

Answer:Y510P Lenovo is not booting after trying to upgrade to windows 10

Hey, I would suggest you to Recovery your computer.next to your power buttom, you have a small buttom with kind of circle arrow, click on it. you should get into the recovery manager and with that you can recovery\get to your manufactor settings (like you got the new laptop). Im not quite sure, but i do think you can still having your files and everything without deleting it and reroll it back to windows 8.1.then you can retry upgrade to 10, if still not working, get back to 8.1 again. *** It might HAVE to delete all the files and stuff you have on your computer when you recover, so check everything and see if you can choose to save files nor you want to delete everything and get the system back like a new 1 and start fresh. ***

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I finally got my new motherboard/CPU/RAM bundle in the post today, and after I put in my computer, windows would not boot up, when it gets to the part where you normally see the windows logo with the little loading bar underneath, all I get is a BSoD, I get the same problem whenever I try booting in safe mode.

the upgrades were as followed

intel E5200 3.33GHz Overclocked processor
a Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H mother board
2x 2GB DDR2 PC6400 RAM
 

Answer:problem with booting Windows after computer upgrade

You didn't reinstall Windows, now did you? You should. Windows needs a fresh reinstall any time you change your motherboard.
 

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After thinking it through. I have a new plan for my upcoming Windows 7 installation: dual-boot Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and Windows XP 32-bit, both on their own drives.

Will I run into any problems installing Windows 7 Upgrade Edition on a new, blank drive while preserving my original XP drive?

Answer:Solution for dual-booting with Upgrade edition of Windows 7

No, it should work.

My PC is currently Windows Vista Ultimate x64 / Windows 7 Ultimate. I am using 2 hard drives not 2 partitions on a single drive, but a 2 partition setup should work fine.

Just make sure you select the second blank partition on install, when booting up you should be prompted which OS you want to load into.

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Hi all,

I made an upgrade to Windows 10 but after that my satellite notebank C670 has booting problems. It's always after Windows updates were installed. It shows the Win logo followed by a blue screen. After repeated switching on and off I get again to the login screen for the password. Have Windows 10 already reinstalled because I didn't come to the login screen anymore. But problems are still there only with switching on and off attempts it works. But this is not a solution. Have you any ideas - drivers for Win10 or bios? Thanks for help

Answer:Satellite C670 booting problems after Windows 10 Upgrade

Hello I have the granny problem after installation to Windows 10 I have nothing white screen
impossible to make a granny spanking restoration F8 or F12 nothing to do
if someone gives you the solution I'm interested
Thank you to you CDT
Posting has been translated by Google Translator

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Hello! I purchased a refurbished elitebook 8440p with pre-installed windows 7, 8GB of RAM, 2.40 GHz processor.  I continued to refuse the windows 10 upgrade when it constantly popped up, and then one day I turned on the computer and it upgraded anyway without permission. Ever since the upgrade, if I shut down my computer, or try to put it in sleep or hibernate, when I go to wake it up or turn it on, I always get a blank screen. I generally have to turn it on and off several times before any start up screen will appear. Then half the time, when I do get a start up screen, my cursor is stuck at the top of the page and only moves left or right anytime I try to move it around. So, I have to turn off and on again until a new screen appears. I have investigated how to remove windows 10 and reinstall windows 7. I am past the 10 day or 30 day period. The media creation tool asks for the product key which I type in from the sticker on the bottom of the laptop, but won't let me go past the verification process saying to contact the manufacturer for help.  Apparently there may be specific drivers or something that were removed when it upgraded and the media tool doesn't want to allow me to create anything to let me do a clean reinstall of windows 7. I tried to find an f11 factory reset option after pressing esc at the start up screen. There was no option to do so. The best I could do was "reset" the computer, but it only took it bac... Read more

Answer:elitebook 8440p windows 10 upgrade messes with booting

Hi: If you live in the USA/Canada, call HP at this number and order a set of recovery disks for your notebook. 1-800-334-5144 Have the serial number handy to give to the customer services rep. A set should cost around $10 delivered via first class mail.  

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Hi there!

I've encountered a remarkable problem with trying to upgrade my current installation of Windows 7 x64. I'm running bootcamp from a Macbook Pro which has no DVD drive, so I'm using a bootable USB created from an ISO using Microsoft's very own software to do so.

I'm running the Windows 8 setup.exe whilst in Windows 7, and the setup assistant tells me I need to "manually remove" the "Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible host controller driver", as it isn't compatible with Windows 8.

Here is the dilemma:

1) Remove drivers and device using device manager
2) Forces me to restart
3) Reboot into Windows 7 -> can no longer access my USB drives AT ALL because of the removed drivers!
4) Using the automatic search for drivers yields no results at all.
5) Because I cannot use my USB drives, I can no longer open the setup.exe on the bootable USB stick! ARGH!

I've tried to just click on "Restart your PC to continue the installation" anyway, but when I boot back into Windows 7, the Windows 8 setup assistant just keeps telling me I need to remove this damn driver.

Any help would be really greatly appreciated! I'm starting to figure this update is a waste of time and just to do a clean install

Answer:Windows 8 installation - won't let me upgrade!

I'm having the same problem and I have no USB 2 ports available. Uninstalling USB 3 drivers renders teh machine useless. Any help out there for this?

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Hello all, I am trying to snag the W10 Free Upgrade before it runs out on my Windows 7 machine. I've tried the process twice now and both times it gets to roughly 90% or so through the entire thing and then reboots into "Restoring a previous version of windows" so clearly something is going wrong. I can post any error log requested, just let me know what it's called and where it's at. I would really rather not do a "clean" install because of the large amounts of files I have on here and the lack of a decent sized external to save what I want currently. I am also running off an OEM key so i'm not sure if I need to upgrade directly from 7 or if i could even do a clean install. In either case, help getting this upgrader working or telling me what's going wrong would be appreciated. My DxDiag is attached below if that's any help but i'm sure you're gonna need some logs to see what's up. Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade Installation Help

Is your W7 updated and clean of any system errors ? If you have any third party resident antivirus and other resident security programs, uninstall them.
You can also download W10 ISO from MS and try upgrading from it. All you have to do is to open ISO files to a USB memory stick and start setup.exe from it, no need to make it bootable or boot from it.

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I have deleted my version of windows 98, while in the process of trying to install XP. XP is partly installed on my system now, and i am finding difficult now to complete the installation, please help?

Answer:Windows upgrade and installation

Frankly, unless there are compelling reasons for doing so, I would not recommend upgrading but rather going for a clean installation. If you only have the upgrade version, don't worry - the system will ask you to insert your old CD to check then will proceed without problems. At this stage, I recommend that you format your C: drive, set your BIOS to boot from CD, reboot with the XP CD in the drive and follwo the on-screen instructions.PS I tried the over-write option myself recently - had all soprts of problesm. DId a frsh install clean as a whistle.

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Hello all, I am trying to snag the W10 Free Upgrade before it runs out on my Windows 7 machine. I've tried the process twice now and both times it gets to roughly 90% or so through the entire thing and then reboots into "Restoring a previous version of windows" so clearly something is going wrong. I can post any error log requested, just let me know what it's called and where it's at. I would really rather not do a "clean" install because of the large amounts of files I have on here and the lack of a decent sized external to save what I want currently. I am also running off an OEM key so i'm not sure if I need to upgrade directly from 7 or if i could even do a clean install. In either case, help getting this upgrader working or telling me what's going wrong would be appreciated. My DxDiag is attached below if that's any help but i'm sure you're gonna need some logs to see what's up. Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade Installation Help

Is your W7 updated and clean of any system errors ? If you have any third party resident antivirus and other resident security programs, uninstall them.
You can also download W10 ISO from MS and try upgrading from it. All you have to do is to open ISO files to a USB memory stick and start setup.exe from it, no need to make it bootable or boot from it.

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Hey all:

I'm having a weird problem with Windows XP installation upgrade. I'm upgrading from ME to XP and well I let the installation run and it ran till it said 25min left and after that it won't go no more its stuck on there. Is there any way to rollback that installation and just get it back to ME?? Everytime I try to start the computer without the CD it just restarts the installation. I Don't know what else I might be able to do so I come for help. Thanks I really appreciate it.

Guru

Answer:Windows XP Installation Upgrade

Hi,

you could try getting hold of a win98 start up disk off the net and booting with that to a command prompt, then trying scanreg /restore.

hope it helps...

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After installing the Windows 10 upgrade on my IdeaCentre B520 (bought from 2011 and originally with WIndows 7 Home Premium, upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro), after restarting, Windows Boot Manager came up with this error:  When I use the recovery tools on my Windows 10 installation media, however, the error still comes up as well.  What should I do? Hopefully someone answers back as soon as possible, and thank you.













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Answer:Error message when booting after Windows 10 upgrade in IdeaCentre B520

Method 1: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)============================================1. Insert the Windows installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ?". appears.3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next. 6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.7. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair. Method 2: Rebuild BCD============================================1. Put the Windows installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ?". appears.3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next. 6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt. 7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER. 8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER. 9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER. Method 3: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore=... Read more

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My computer no longer gets to anything after downloading window ten on my leveno v 570 I bought from best buy 2011 this is my baby! I love him( my computer his name is awesome and now it no longer does anything but restart sy inaccessible booting device! How do I fix

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade install error inaccessible booting device

You have the option to download an ISO image for burning a DVD install disk for Windows 10. You can do this on another computer and use the created disk to begin the install from scratch. Look here:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...for details and link.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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I have tried over and over and cannot upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Pro.
The Upgrade App says system is compatible but it will download files for ever and nothing happens.
I got the manual install file from Microsoft and that app says my CPU is not compatible (NX) however I run utility corinfo and it says NX is supported. Bios also says no hyperthreading but coreinfo says it is enabled so I am really confused. Intel Pentium D 3.4 GHZ CPU
I tried the usb flash drive method. It boots and runs but when I chose to keep existing programs and files it says to remove the media and reboot normally and put the media back it....did that....nothing happens to resume setup.
It offers a clean install options which I would not mind except that without a purchased key from MS it won't help and won't install as a free upgrade....assuming that option actually would work (which I don't want to chance).
Am I basically at the end and must keep Windows 7 until this machine dies?

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade installation woes

Delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder and then try to upgrade. I have posted relevant links in your other post.
Do you get any error? See this.
Also see: Unable to upgrade to Windows 10.
Hope something helps.

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I recently purchased the student discount upgrade of Windows 7. I downloaded the Upgrade Advisor, made sure I met the recommended requirements, backed up my files to an external hard drive, and started the upgrade.

It hung up at 72%, under the final category "Transfering files, settings...etc" and I was forced to reboot my computer. Now when I start up, it goes into a constant reboot cycle. I've tried everything, from calling Microsoft (spent an hour and a half and ended up with them saying "sorry we can't help"), to booting in safe mode, and booting from an installation DVD that I created.

I cannot access the desktop, all I have been able to do is access the Command Prompt, System Recovery Options...and the installation guide, which does nothing.

Nothing is working, here is a link to the post I made on the microsoft answers forum for a few solutions i have tried, but have not recieved any further help.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/thread/544cce7b-1538-47d5-8c32-e85e8fa9c878

Please help, I need to get my laptop running again before I start classes again!!
 

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade froze during installation, what do I do?

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I have recently installed Windows XP Home Edition on two of my computers. On computer #1 everything seems to be working very well except that when I try and use Word the Windows installer screen pops up then the program opens and then a couple of seconds later the Microsoft Office XP Professional Activation Wizard starts and then a screen pops up and it asks me to insert my Windows XP Office Professional Disk. After I put the disk in it acts as if it is going to start the installation and then almost immedately is says that it is finished and closes without installing anything or correcting the problem. This has also been the case with Excel and any of the other Windows programs that come as a part of XP Office Professional and I can't seem to fix it.
On computer #2 the problem is much different. During the installation a window opens asking for my XP Home Edition disk, which of course is already in my CD rom drive. It asks for files from the disk, when I try to point by browsing to the CD rom, the CD rom drive does not appear on My Computer as if there is no CD rom drive installed on the computer at all so in order to continue I am required to select cancel in order to proceed which causes the installer to skip the file installation that it is requesting. It does this 2 times during the installation and when it is finished the program comes up and seems to run fine until you try to use any of the help or support options and then it just does nothing. Simply no response.... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Upgrade and Installation Difficulty

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Hey, I'm trying to do a new install on my computer (hard drive is wiped). I only have a upgrade disk for win xp and thats it. Is their a way to get around the whole "Inster one of the following disk" during installation with ought one of the disks? Im running ubuntu till i can solve the problem.
,thanks
 

Answer:Windows xp UPGRADE disk installation help

You need a previous installation disc of Windows 2000 or 98.
 

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I have downloaded the upgrade version of Windows 8 (64) - Saved as an ISO image and created a bootable DVD!

Will I be able to boot from this DVD, rather than perform an install from within Windows 7:-

Can I then perform a clean (Select Customize) installation on a deleted SSD (Disk 1); namely, my second SSD; rather than my first SSD, Disk 0, with the Windows 7 operating system on!

My aim is to get Windows 8 up and running, before I delete Windows 7 (I will transfer Windows 8 to Disk 0, at this time)

Does the installation of Windows 8 upgrade, need to see my existing Windows 7, installation on the disk it is installing on!

If I proceed in this manner, will the Windows 8 installation procedure, recognise my Belkin Wireless Adapter, type F5D8055!

Or will I need to install a driver - And if so, how!

Presumably, I need to go on line to update and verify registration!

I would appreciate advice on these matters.

Answer:Windows 8 (64) Upgrade - What are the Installation Options!

You can do a clean install, but you need to delete the Windows 7 install.


http://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html







Originally Posted by Microsoft


What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.

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Hi,
I want to upgrade my Toshiba Satellite L70-B-125 to Windows 10 with an ISO file / DVD. Is that possible?
I didnt find the Windows product key on my laptop or other documents. Where can I find the product key?

Thanks.

Andreas

Answer:Satellite L70-B-125 Upgrade to Windows 10 with DVD installation

You should upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows instead of DVD/USB.
If you clean install from DVD/USB, you wont get a Win10 Key.

Once you do the upgrade, you can Reset Windows, which is the same as a clean install from DVD/USB.

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Hello all,

Off course I want to buy windows 8, but when I start the windows 8 upgrade assistent and enter my info for the bill the next thing happened.
For side information I want the dutch version of windows 8.
When I say I want to buy the windows 8 in the program it asks me for the info like adress, place where I live and my zipcode. When I have entered the zipcode as it is and I press continue it is saying:
Use a valid notation(In dutch: gebruik een geldige notatie.)
What can I do about it. In holland it is download 30 euro and the CD 60 euro so of course I want to download it.

Greetings Joram

Answer:Zipcode in windows 8 upgrade installation

Originally Posted by joramfct


Hello all,

Off course I want to buy windows 8, but when I start the windows 8 upgrade assistent and enter my info for the bill the next thing happened.
For side information I want the dutch version of windows 8.
When I say I want to buy the windows 8 in the program it asks me for the info like adress, place where I live and my zipcode. When I have entered the zipcode as it is and I press continue it is saying:
Use a valid notation(In dutch: gebruik een geldige notatie.)
What can I do about it. In holland it is download 30 euro and the CD 60 euro so of course I want to download it.

Greetings Joram



here in the US, our zip codes are 5 digits. for instance, 90018, 90042, etc. are zip codes in Holland also 5 digits?

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The window says upgrading windows UPC will restart several times 96% this copying files installing features and drives and still in white configuring settings 85%

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hi
ive got my dell laptop running vista 64bit, ive saved all my pics and files etc to a stand alone external HD
ive reset it to factory settings to clear all the junk...
im now ready to install my windows 8 upgrade, my questions is, i have a recovery hard drive which dell have on the comps, what will happen with the installation of windows 8?
will i still have a recovery drive, what will be on it?
i see that microsoft offer a DVD as well as download for £12, whats the benefit of having a disk as well as the downlaod?
any other issues i might encounter or is it easy to do the install?
thanks

Answer:windows 8 upgrade, advice re installation

Steps to follow before upgrading to Windows 8 enter link description here
The recovery hard drive that you refer to or factory restore is normally on a reserved or protected part of your current hard drive and hidden until it is required so should not be affected.
You don't need to shell out any cash for the DVD as Windows 8 upgrade assistant will ask if you want to burn the O.S to a DVD so that you will always have a hard copy. See here for additional information enter link description here

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My hard drive crashed. After installing the hard drive, the reinstalled my Windows 7 Upgrade disk I had purchased to upgrade my computer from Windows Vista to Windows 7. It seems to run okay. What files am I missing since it was only an Upgrade disk? Can I get them from Windows update?

Answer:Windows 7 installation with Upgrade program

You should have all of them. Did you do a 'clean' install or upgrade installation?

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I've tried upgrading my machine three times now and have no clue what is happening.
It keeps on failing at around 96% on the finalizing stage and reverting back to windows 7.
"We cannot Install Windows 8 your machine has been reset to the way it was before"
Soon as it hits 96%, my monitor turns itself on standby for a good 25-30 seconds, and then comes back on once windows 7 has been reset. I thought this might have something to do with my display driver. But I can't see any reason for it.
Maybe its a problem with my GPU. But I've searched the web and found no issues with it and windows 8.
Before installation I uninstalled all incompatible drivers and applications. Even ran the upgrade assistant again after each failure just to be sure everything was done. And always says i'm ready for installation.

Here's my specs if its a hardware problem,

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
cpu - i5 3570k Ivy Bridge
mobo - Asus P8Z77-V LX (I've uninstalled AI Suite and USB 3.0 drivers) because they weren't compatible.
ram - 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz
hdd - 1TB SATAIII 3 6.0Gb/s
gpu - EVGA 2GB Superclocked GTX 660 ti

Thankyou

Answer:Installation problem Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

Make the DVD from your download, than do a clean install.
Clean Install - Windows 8

If you need to redownloading your Upgrade D/L
How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.

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Please help!  I did a factory reformat/reset to Win 8.1.  Then downloaded and initiated the update to Win10.  It's now stalled with a dark blue screen and a blue HP logo.  Turning the computer off and restarting it results in the same thing, within seconds.Ideas, please?  Thanks!

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I decided to ugrade to 10 from Windows 7. The download went fine, and installation was going smoothly until it reached 99%. It was stuck there. I did read that some installations make take awhile. I left my laptop on -stuck at 99% from 7p.m. until 7.pm. the following day and it was still stuck. I aborted the installation and tried again a few days later. I had the same result. Does anyone else out there have the same problem?

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance for any input!!

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade from 7 -installation stuck at 99%

Eaglewing said:

I decided to ugrade to 10 from Windows 7. The download went fine, and installation was going smoothly until it reached 99%. It was stuck there. I did read that some installations make take awhile. I left my laptop on -stuck at 99% from 7p.m. until 7.pm. the following day and it was still stuck. I aborted the installation and tried again a few days later. I had the same result. Does anyone else out there have the same problem?



This is happening to me too. I loaded a fresh copy of W7 then tried the upgrade. It has been stuck all night. I brought up Task Manager and checked CPU and that is jumping around so it is doing something. Also the Resource Monitor shows about 13,000 B/s from System and 8 B/s from svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted). The Network tab shows lots of activity. This is a DELL e6400 64 bit.

Does anyone know what to do about it?

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I decided to ugrade to 10 from Windows 7. The download went fine, and installation was going smoothly until it reached 99%. It was stuck there. I did read that some installations make take awhile. I left my laptop on -stuck at 99% from 7p.m. until 7.pm. the following day and it was still stuck. I aborted the installation and tried again a few days later. I had the same result. Does anyone else out there have the same problem?

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance for any input!!

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I did the upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and my installation key is the generic Windows 10 key.
Windows 10 is now activated and it is not an Insider system.

What the heck is going on here?

Did anyone get a real key or are they not going to be used any more?

Answer:Installation key for Windows 10 upgrade is generic

Ztruker said:

I did the upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and my installation key is the generic Windows 10 key.
Windows 10 is now activated and it is not an Insider system.

What the heck is going on here?

Did anyone get a real key or are they not going to be used any more?



Hi Rich,
No, key's will not be required any longer.
All your 'puter info. will be stored on the MS server's.

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Hello,

a friend of mine has the following problem:

He bought a Windows 8 Pro upgrade licence, but did a complete new installation. But now he can't activate Windows 8. He is owner of a valid Windows 7 key, but there is no option to validate your Windows 8 licence, if you did a new installation. Former Windows installations asked you during the installation for a valid CD/DVD of a former Windows version, but this is not the case. So how can he activate his Windows 8 now?

Answer:How to activate Windows 8 upgrade from a new installation

Begging MS for assistance is the only supported way, apart from a reinstall of the base qualifying license, and doing the upgrade properly.


telephone activation (operator calls)
Open the Charm bar
in Search type
SLUI 4
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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Ok so i'll try to make this as clear as possibly, as i'm quite frustrated right now and hopefully someone can help me. I bought the Windows seven upgrade online when the student promo was in place and downloaded the files to my HP laptop. I ran the installation and while it was installing it froze in one spot for several hours so I rebooted my PC. Now when I start my PC there are two options either to rollback to previous operating system or Windows Vista(my previous operating system). So of course I tried the rollback option first but once again it just continues to say it's rolling back but after hours of waiting nothing happens, so I restarted my laptop again.

This time I selected the Windows Vista option and it loads up everything just fine, all my files are still in place. The only problem is whenever I restart my computer it automatically goes to the rollback option and attempts to rollback to vista if I don't select the other option quick enough! This is becoming a huge nuissance.

Not sure If anyone has had a similar problem or If anyone can help me out with this problem or point me in the direction of how to fix this. I just want to go back to Vista and use it normally, after three failed attempts at installing Windows 7 i'm finally throwing in the towel. This same problem happened to me before and I cannot for the life of me remember what I did to fix it!

Answer:Installation Problems with Windows 7 Upgrade.

Hi.

Have you run - Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, to see if you might run in to any issues when installing it?

Have you backed up your files, if so, try a Clean installation instead of upgrading which can have it's issues.

You might want to read this too - http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html, as it may help you to get it installed.

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I was upgrading my pc from xp home to xp pro and when my pc rebooted I pressed a key and booted from the CD. It attempted to load xp but was unable to complete, I think this is because the cd is an upgrade version not a complete version. Now when i start my pc it asks me to choose between xp home and xp pro setup. How can I remove the incomplete installation?

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows XP upgrade installation

Can you complete the XP pro installation? the upgrade disc should be allowed to do that.

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Hi, trying to upgrade to 8, won't to upgrade, not do clean install so have to initialize upgrade from within windows, however when I try to start the upgrade, a small windows 8 windows opens, says preparing (as shown in the photo) then disappears and nothing else happens.
Have tried installing from safe mode with no luck as well.
thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 7 - 8 Upgrade, Installation wont progress

you can download and create windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

then run the setup.exe from within windows 7

the windows 8.1 setup media will accept windows 8 and 8.1 product keys.. Note the edition downloaded must match the product key edition
ie download Pro if you have Pro product key

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To introduce myself, I am a 75 year old, grey haired wrinkly with a little computer knowledge but not too much.

Please forgive me if this question seems trivial to some of you.

Like many of you, I have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 and, I intend to do it once I have finished my work as treasurer of the local cricket club. However, I do prefer to do a completely 'clean install' so that I can rid my pc of all the rubbish that is on it at the moment.

At the moment I have a disk with my current O/S on it and can use this whenever I wish to do a clean install, which I tend to do approximately every 12 to 18 months.

My question therefore is, can I download Windows 10 and burn it to a disk so that it is always available for carrying out future clean installs. If this is not possible, how can I get over the problem in the future?

Many thanks.

Answer:Free upgrade to Windows 10 installation question

Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help


Make sure to click every upside down caret ^ (pointing down) and read the whole web page, especially the grey "Warning" box and the third grey "Note" box.

If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask.

You have to do an in place upgrade of your old operating system first - then you can do as many clean Windows 10 installs as you like and skip entering product keys - on the same computer.

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hi. i'm currently using Windows XP pro sp2. i decided to change it with windows vista so that i can hav my pc a new look. my system is 2.66ghz intel celeron. i have 512mb of ram and nvidia geforce FX5500 256mb HDD 80gb and 20gb. i used the 20gb for XP media center edition.

im installing vista in place because i do not have a dvd burner. so i began with the setup and at first it went well. and after 4 long hours, it finally reached the "completing installation"stage. since it was too long again to wait i decided to leave the computer. and when i returned the screen showed choices on how to start vista. its the one with safe mode, safe mode with networking last known good configuration and start windows normally. from then on i feel that there is something wrong because that screen should only show up when windows has not successfully booted up. so i chose start windows normally.i saw the green progress bar but after that, the screen goes blank and the reboots. and when it reboots, shows again that windows has not started up correctly. and then i chose safe mode. it booted up but said that installation cannot be completed in safe mode and needs to reboot.i still haven't rolled back the installation.

what will i do?tnx in advance!

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Just made a USB to upgrade the PC to Windows 10.
Gets to the end of the process but before it restarts a little window pops up to say Windows 10 installation has failed!
Attached the setuperr.log found in $WINDOWS.~BT

setuperr.log

Answer:Failing upgrade to 10. Windows 10 installation has failed!

Hi mikefizzled. Welcome to the TenForums @mikefizzled

How did you create your USB key, was it with MS's Media Creation tool?

Did you make the appropriate changes in BIOS recommended in tutorial below?

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

If you cut and paste text into text file you can then post text file.

How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
Ken

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I've installed Win7x64 on my R500 (27325XG s/n R8xxxxx) instead of Vista Business recently and, surprisingly, the installer asked me for a product key (which I thought should have been integrated for OEM installation). Where can I obtain the key for the Win 7 Upgrade kit ordered early in December and delivered in January? I only have the Vista Business key on my laptop's bottom.
 
 
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Answer:Clean installation of Windows 7 as the Upgrade: where to get the product key?

Assuming your R500 came with a Vista pre-install; if you were using the Lenovo W7 upgrade discs to install you would have received a product key with the discs. If you have used the recovery discs from another system which came with a W7 pre-install you will need to purchase an W7 license, preferably oem, and use the key from that.

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I had windows 8.1 pro original dvd installed on my system.
Then I upgraded free to windows 10.
Now I want to make a new clean installation of windows 10 without keeping old files and directories and apps on c:\

So I downloaded the Microsoft windows 10 media creation tool.
Running it and I selected not to upgrade but : Create installation media for another PC
Now it's downloading the windows 10 and in the end I will create a bootable installation on my flash drive disk on key.

My question is if I will need a serial number/key when installing the windows 10 ?
My goal is to install a new clean windows 10 even with formatting c:\ or even delete and create new partition on c:\ but the idea is to install new clean windows 10.

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade is full clean installation ?

You will NOT need product key at all. Even in Clean install.

You already have Windows 10 installed and activated. Yes ?
If so, you are "digital entitled ".
You can reinstall the same Win 10 edition in the same computer as often as you want and anytime you want.
Activation will be automatic.

During the Clean Install, if you are asked to enter the product key, just click the SKIP ( or the "I do not have a product key" ) option and continue.
Activation will be automatic.

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hello i had windows vista on my pc and i did a Clean Installation of windows 7.but now i have some problems,and i want to install windows 7 again.do i have to go back to windows vista? i have a windows 7 upgrade dvd.

Answer:can i install windows 7 again after upgrade Clean Installation

No, you do not have to reinstall Vista, if you did a clean install, read this. You do not have to reinstall.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

Justd do it the way it shows in the tutorial.

In the future, make a backup and you will never have to reinstall with the DVD.

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I put in the Windows XP CD, and tried to upgrade. Hoping it would replace run32dll.exe and any other problems during the upgrade. The computer got so far as to reach the "installing windows" part of installation, which is about the 4th step. Then it just sits there at Estimated Time: 39 minutes.

What seems to be happening is nothing at all. There seems to be no activity on the computer besides power being on. The cd-rom drives (either one, I tried both) do not display the green light that usually means the cd is being read.

The only thing I find odd is the text changes on the installation stating all the features of XP.

I've tried to restart and just take out the install cd and get to windows, but it wont let me. It just keeps wanting the cd to finish the install. I really hope the computer isn't screwed at this point...

I'm trying to fix my friends PC, but I feel like the problems have got the best of me now.

Thanks for any help. I will continue to search on google to find something. The most I can do is get to BIOS, and the Gateway screen, but there is nothing about safe mode on it, nor do I think it would allow me to get to safe mode anyways.

PS.

Oh and I'm not sure if this matters. But I'm using a regular version of Windows XP Home Edition, and not the Gateway CD. I don't see why it would matter, same files IMO.

I really need any way out of this situation, even if I must delete the entire HDD. I don't think this co... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows XP installation upgrade freeze

It finished...
 

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When I am trying to install windows 10 I am receiving during the installation upgrade an error code 0x80070005-0xb003 what should I do about that???NE

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Hi

First post in this forum, and already with complaints ;-)

I installed the Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400 on my computer. I first did an upgrade from windows 7, but that gave me some (apparently ramdon) freezes. I decided to do a clean installation on unallocated space. The same happened 3 times till now. I used the W8 File Collector (see attached W8.zip). It gave me a 'Sorry, No Dump Found'-error. You can also find two printscreens in the zip file.

I only installed a new driver for my nvidia graphics card, and the wireless D-Link adapter.

Can anyone help me out? This is driving me crazy ;-)

Thanks in advance!

Tisse

Answer:Windows 8 Freezes (upgrade and clean installation)

Have you installed the graphics driver from Weltweiter Marktf?hrer f?r Visual Computing Technologien | NVIDIA?

Base on my personal experience, the nvidia graphics card driver will conflict with windows 8. We need special edition of the driver.

If you haven't do that, go to the link above, choose driver download, then choose option 2 (automatically detect graphics card). Then follow instructions to install.

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I had windows 8.1 pro original dvd installed on my system.
Then I upgraded free to windows 10.
Now I want to make a new clean installation of windows 10 without keeping old files and directories and apps on c:\

So I downloaded the Microsoft windows 10 media creation tool.
Running it and I selected not to upgrade but : Create installation media for another PC
Now it's downloading the windows 10 and in the end I will create a bootable installation on my flash drive disk on key.

My question is if I will need a serial number/key when installing the windows 10 ?
My goal is to install a new clean windows 10 even with formatting c:\ or even delete and create new partition on c:\ but the idea is to install new clean windows 10.

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade is full clean installation ?

You will NOT need product key at all. Even in Clean install.

You already have Windows 10 installed and activated. Yes ?
If so, you are "digital entitled ".
You can reinstall the same Win 10 edition in the same computer as often as you want and anytime you want.
Activation will be automatic.

During the Clean Install, if you are asked to enter the product key, just click the SKIP ( or the "I do not have a product key" ) option and continue.
Activation will be automatic.

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Despite having made several attempts, I've been unable to complete a Windows 7 installation.

At my first attempt the compatibility check reported several issues all but one of which I was able to fix, but this last one refuses to go away. The report says I have an out-of-date driver for the AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller. I have run windows update several times and each time been told that the driver is up to date, so I am at a loss as to what to do next.

I am using a Dell Inspiron 1721 running Vista Home Premium, and a Windows 7 Upgrade CD.

Any help you could give would be much appreciated

Answer:Inability to complete windows 7 upgrade installation

Not real familiar with laptops, but this worked for me on desktop. Go into bios F2 turn Sata Raid OFF, turn primary Sata drive ON, then you don't need to install that AHCI driver, OS should install then. Worth a try

Smitty

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my windows 10 is struck at "Preparing for installation"
plz tell me the solution i have waited too much for downloading windows 10 and now its struck

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade struck at preparing for installation, what should I do?

i'm facing the same problem..it just got stuck ... not moving forward...

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Hello,

I have upgraded my processor and motherboard.
But my Windows 7 is nolonger working:
Windows crash+restart itself during the windows 7 logo loading-screen.
Rebooting to safe mode also is not working. Safe mode does not load and it restarts my pc.

Just afterwards I found out about a utility called Sysprep.

Is there a possibility to use this tool to fix my broken windows installation ? If yes tell me how please. If no, please give me other options.

Very much thanks !

Answer:How to repair my Windows 7 installation after mobo upgrade

You would need to run the SysPrep on the original hardware in order for it to work to SysPrep to move HD to another computer.

The best choice at this point is to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail as it must be to reactivate Win7 on a new mobo - OEM version lives and dies with the old mobo.

If you want to prepare the old Win7 to boot on the new hardware without having the old hardware you can install to a test partition you shrink using Partition Wizard boot CD, then immediately install Paragon Virtualization Manager (formerly Paragon Adaptive Restore) CD, run it on the old Win7 partition pointing it to the chipset (Sata controller) and LAN drivers and the test install's Windows>System 32>Drivers folder. Once it's adapted, mark the old partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to start it, delete the test partition.

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At the 34 minute mark of Windows XP Pro upgrade installation it says file needed - the file VIAAGP1.SYS filter drive disk is needed. Even through the mouse is lit up it won't move to click ok, cancel or browse.  I keep rebooting and it keeps doing the same thing.  I'm going to leave for another hour and then I guess I'll have to throw in those 5 boot disks and go with that even though I'll loose everything.   It will take me hours to get my mail set back up and weeks to get Mailwasher back to where it was.I had this problem yesterday and got past it somehow so today I made a new partition and was trying to get get Windows on that when this occurred.I have disconnected everything (even the network/router/modem)  except the mouse Sandy

Answer:VIAAGP1.SYS hangs windows upgrade installation

Is there a reason to make another thread?You already have one about this problem.

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I have a HP Pavilion a6110n. The mobo is a M2N68-LA (Narra2). It initially had Windows Vista. In November (I think), I did an in-place upgrade from Vista to 7 because I didn't have an external harddrive at the the time. I got one shortly afterwards, but never had the time to reformat and reinstall.

Anyways now to my question, within the next few weeks, I want to do a clean install of Windows 7. Will Windows 7 "remember" my driver information, or do I have to go hunt them down on the net and back them up before I reformat?

Also, is there anything else that I need to do?

Answer:[SOLVED] Clean installing Windows 7 over an upgrade installation of 7

During a clean install your HDD is wiped clean so remembering would not be possible.

Although 7 should be pretty good with drivers you want to back them up to be on the safe side.

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Hello guys, I have a problem and some questions for you. Thank you for helping out, your support is very much appreciated.
Here is my case. In August Windows 10 downloaded itself on my system, but without my consent, since I had not reserved it. It then tried to install, but failed. I noticed this anomalous behaviour through Windows Update, where several instances of these failed attempts were recorded. I then decided to disable automatic updates, in order to obtain Windows 10 later at another time, since I was not ready for it yet. And I proceeded to install regular Windows 8.1 updates.
Now, some months later, I feel like the time for trying out Windows 10 has come, but I'm afraid Windows 10 installation files stored months ago in the C:\$Windows.~BT folder may be heavily outdated and thus cause issues. Moreover, in the meantime, people at Microsoft announced the specific problem which was previously determining failures in my upgrade process had finally been addressed and solved over later (more recent) Windows 10 installations.
Now, what should I do to obtain an updated Windows 10 installation package? Will automatic updates, once they're turned on and I have reserved my Windows 10 copy through the apposite tool, just do everything required? Will the old installation files at C:\$Windows.~BT be recognized as outdated and consequently overwritten?
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Answer:Outdated Windows 10 installation files and upgrade issues

Just download Media Creation Tool.
Image your drive with Macrium Reflect Free before doing anything.
Find your Windows 8.1 key!
If your using Firefox and Thunderbird you can use MozBackup. Also try Ninite to install lots of apps.
At this point you can do an upgrade or do a clean install. Then you can copy your data over. And re-install your apps.
Good luck

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