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Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

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

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

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

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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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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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I have set up my usb using rufus and UUI. When I boot my pc with the usb its freeze in windows 10 blue logo screen, i've tried to create bootable using 2 different software but still freeze.
Here a picture where its freeze

My current OS windows 10 32bit and i like to install 64bit.

Answer:W10 clean install. Booting from USB freezes before installation page

Sometimes an unrecognised USB device can cause problems, try removing all unnecessary USB devices before running the install. You can reconnect them after the install is complete.

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Can I clean install windows 8 onto mbr hard disk with the installation that's booting out of GPT partition ?

Answer:Can I clean install windows 8 onto mbr HDD with GPT booting

Originally Posted by budi


Can I clean install windows 8 onto mbr hard disk with the installation that's booting out of GPT partition ?



Why not just convert drive to gpt - very easy to do?

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I decided to install win 7 on my computer again. It had been quite awhile between formats and I figured my HDD could use a good cleaning. I have run into this problem before, but all attempts I did last time have either not worked, or I've forgotton how to fix it.

What happened is this. I inserted my Win 7 disk and followed the prompts. I chose 32 bit, and formatted my partition for good measure. After the install I followed the prompts regarding my computer name, date and time, and automatic updates. After the install was finished the computer restarted and I ran into the problem that has bothered me all day. My computer states at the top "DMI Pool is updating...Update sucessful". It then gives a prompt and nothing else. The computer also stops responding to CTRL ALT DEL or any keyboard commands and must be hard shut down.

I'm out of ideas at this point. I've done all of the following with the exact same result.

Installed both 32 bit and 64 bit, formatted and deleted partitions, made new partitions, formatted again, and installed 32 and 64 on both a new partition and unallocated space.

I even dug up an old win 98 Fdisk, wrote zeroes of the HDD and tried both 32 and 64 again with the exact same result.

My computer is an old Acer Aspire, I couldn't recall the model and it's not printed on the computer itself anymore.

AMD Dual Core 2.10 Processor
2.50 GB Ram DDR2 5300
Onboard Intel chipset, cannot recall the video card.
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Answer:Windows not booting after clean install

What model# is the computer? Did you check to make sure that it is compatible with windows 7? Also you might want to try and remove the pci video card. See if it will boot with the on board video.

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So I've been fighting with this issue for almost a week now, I'm at wits end. Back story, I was working on some music production stuff, which is the only thing I use this PC for, when a ~1 second power outage (off for a sec then back on) happened. When my computer came back on from the outage it was at the shutting down screen then turned off. After the storm passed I went to turn it back on and instead of going to the windows 10 logo and booting up it just goes to a black screen with a flashing white underscore in the upper left corner.

Here is what I have tried so far:
Is it a failed SSD? No, I was able to use a SATA>USB cable to read/write all files on this drive. I was able to copy all files off to a backup folder. Drive looks like everything is fine with it.
Has my RAM failed? No, I pulled all RAM sticks and tested one at a time to ensure it would not boot up with either one. I checked in BIOS to ensure that it was reading the proper speeds and total memory of the sticks, which it was. I also checked some older RAM I still have that I know was working properly when I pulled it out to see if maybe it was an issue with all sticks, still no dice and no boot up.
Create Win 10 Boot Media on flash drive and run a repair? This is where it gets odd, after all of this I suspected maybe its a master boot record issue, so I would need to boot from a USB with win10 install media on it. However, my PC will not boot from a USB drive! I have tried three different flash ... Read more

Answer:Cant repair / clean install windows by booting via USB

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I can't really give much more info since I have no way of booting up. After the initial instalation process and first restart, windows don't want to boot up due to a critical error with tcpip.sys drivers. I'm installing from a USB drive and running startup repair can't diagnose the problem.

What can I do? Cmd is accessable
 

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Hi,

Laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8/8.1 and I didn't like the OS so I decided to downgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

After finish installing OS, I download all drivers and install on my laptop. (DONE)
I connect to the internet and start to download windows updates and install them. Then the computer randomly freezes in the process of downloading the updates. Sometimes, the laptop will boot up and then freeze without me having a chance to do anything! Other times, it freezes randomly out of the blue when playing a game, installing some programs, or just not doing anything. When the computer freezes, I have to hold the power button to reboot the laptop again. The back lit keyboard is working but that doesn't really matter since the screen froze and I can't do anything unless I reboot.

I have also re installed my laptop with Windows 7, installed all the drivers again and the same problem happens again.

RAM- 6gb (4gb,2gb)
CPU- Intel I5 Ivy Bridge

Answer:Laptop freezing minutes later after booting up (Clean Windows Install)

Start over and this time don't force drivers into a driver-complete OS. This is not XP.


Follow the same steps as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 especially how to handle drivers in Win7. They will all come in on Windows Update after install. Just have your wireless driver in backup in case you need it to get online and Check for Updates. Then install all Important and Optional Updates, with reboots, until there are no more offered.
If problems persist check your UEFI settings in BIOS. You've already disabled Secure Boot, correct. What are CSM, Legacy BIOS and Boot settings. Did you install to UEFI or in Legacy?
Once you do that then if problem persists start at the top of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hi,I would like to reinstall Windows 7 on my X1 carbon from scratch, to have it without all the bloatware. Where can I get Win7 image/disc to do it? I tried installing Windows 7 from my friends MSDNAA Win7 disc but the key did not match (I could not activate Windows).Thanks for help,Mike













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Answer:Windows 7 installation disc - for clean install

Lenovo don't sell these discs. MSDNAA as in DreamSpark? The image on the DreamSpark are not Retail Images. You would need retail version image of Windows 7 to work with the serial no. that you got.

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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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Is it possible to clean install windows 8 onto mbr hard disk with the installation that's booting out of GPT partition ?

Answer:Clean install windows 8 onto mbr hard disk with the installation of GPT

Per your thread here.
 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/663974/can-one-disk-drive-have-mbr-partitions-followed-by-gpt-partitions/
 
Unless I am misreading your post It cannot be done. You cannot have MBR and GPT on the same disk. MBR and GPT are both partition tables. You can have one or the other, not both. GPT booting is not recommended on computers with a Legacy BIOS.
 
You could have two separate disks, one booting Windows 8 MBR and the other GPT. GPT can boot from a UEFI capable computer. If you were to boot MBR on the UEFI computer the setting in UEFI would need to be changed to Legacy or CSM boot.

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Hello, I'm having an issue installing a clean install of Windows Vista Home Basic onto my friend's Acer laptop.

To start off, my friend has had a rouge anti virus that more or less destroyed his windows. After doing a system restore for the earliest date available, the virus was gone, but Windows kept asking me on how to open simple things such as Internet Explorer and various other programs, which made the OS unusable. My friend gave me permission to format the drive, and I reinstalled Vista with a DVD of my I had for from one of my PCs, but I used his CD key that was on the laptop. The installation went fine, so I went on my desktop PC and downloaded all of the drivers for his laptop (Aspire 5516), and then installed a sound card driver, and a BIOs update. After the BIOs update, the laptop wouldn't start up again. I tried doing a system restore but it had no restore points, so since I just started, I figured doing a quick format wouldn't hurt.

This is where things got bad. I've tried reinstalling Vista again, but it keeps hanging on the "Completing installation" part. I've tried three times so far, and it always hangs at the exact same part, and now I have no clue on what to do.

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Vista installation hangs on completing installation during clean install

Hi ssjChris. Welcome to TSF!

I would suggest you download a copy of Darik's Boot and Nuke (affectionately known as DBAN) HERE and create a bootable CD with it. Then boot with that CD and do a low-level format. That will insure that you don't have all kinds of wonderful dangling stuff on the hard drive. A Windows format doesn't do a low-level format to the extent that DBAN does. Pay VERY close attention to the menus as you use this software as it is very powerful. If you have any external hard drives connected, I suggest you disconnect them.

Once it completes, try your installation again.

Good day!

Mike

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Hello, I'm having an issue installing a clean install of Windows Vista Home Basic onto my friend's Acer laptop.

To start off, my friend has had a rouge anti virus that more or less destroyed his windows. After doing a system restore for the earliest date available, the virus was gone, but Windows kept asking me on how to open simple things such as Internet Explorer and various other programs, which made the OS unusable. My friend gave me permission to format the drive, and I reinstalled Vista with a DVD of my I had for from one of my PCs, but I used his CD key that was on the laptop. The installation went fine, so I went on my desktop PC and downloaded all of the drivers for his laptop (Aspire 5516), and then installed a sound card driver, and a BIOs update. After the BIOs update, the laptop wouldn't start up again. I tried doing a system restore but it had no restore points, so since I just started, I figured doing a quick format wouldn't hurt.

This is where things got bad. I've tried reinstalling Vista again, but it keeps hanging on the "Completing installation" part. I've tried three times so far, and it always hangs at the exact same part, and now I have no clue on what to do.

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated, thank you.
 

Answer:Vista installation hangs on completing installation during clean install

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So my harddrive crashed on Thursday unfortunately right after I downloaded the student upgrade (Premium). Luckily, I did burn all 3 of the downloaded files to a data dvd disc (I didn't know how to make an .iso at the time), so I have not lost them.

My question is, when I reinstall Vista on my new harddrive and then move the 3 windows 7 files to my desktop, will doing a clean install from inside windows be as efficient as if I made an .iso into a DVD and then booted from that DVD after restarting?

I know in the past when I have restarted the computer and booted from a DVD that it has given me the option to format the drive etc, but will doing a clean install from inside Windows erase just as much old vista junk?

thanks.

Answer:Clean Install vs. Booting from DVD

No, I doubt that your upgrade would end up as efficient (or as error free) as a clean install from the DVD. There's already a tutorial on how to convert those files to a DVD. Reinstall Vista, then use that tutorial and burn a DVD - then do a clean install!

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I have 3 computers and only 1 of the three boots with a Clean windows 10 install.

Samsung: 1 is a all in one Samsung 700A3D that the HDD went bust in.
Referb: 2nd is an old custom build that use to run Raid 0 on the.
Current: The third is a custom build running off an SSD generally.

I am using one of the old HDD that use to run on the referbed alone, I have installed windows 10 on this and it boots on the Current PC no issue (all other drives disabled in BIOS)

When I plug it into the Samsung or the Referb however I get the message
"Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot Device"

The HDD shows in the BIOS but does not boot on both of these machines, this has led me to believe it should be an issue in the BIOS settings as it boots successfully on Current.

Failed Boot/BIOS Settings
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B46...ew?usp=sharing

Booting sucessfully (not much to see other than a slow boot time)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B46...ew?usp=sharing

Answer:Clean Install on HDD only booting on 1/3 computers

Fixes Tried:
Complete wipe and repartition of drive using EaseUS
chkdsk /r
diskpart
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd (this one failed)
I can only re-install windows when on the current pc
when trying to use usb stick for repair disk and reset PC I get no partition available message on the referb.

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I have 3 computers and only 1 of the three boots with a Clean windows 10 install.

Samsung: 1 is a all in one Samsung 700A3D that the HDD went bust in.
Referb: 2nd is an old custom build that use to run Raid 0 on the.
Current: The third is a custom build running off an SSD generally.

I am using one of the old HDD that use to run on the referbed alone, I have installed windows 10 on this and it boots on the Current PC no issue (all other drives disabled in BIOS)

When I plug it into the Samsung or the Referb however I get the message
"Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot Device"

The HDD shows in the BIOS but does not boot on both of these machines, this has led me to believe it should be an issue in the BIOS settings as it boots successfully on Current.

Failed Boot/BIOS Settings
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B46...ew?usp=sharing

Booting sucessfully (not much to see other than a slow boot time)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B46...ew?usp=sharing

Answer:Clean Install on HDD only booting on 1/3 computers

Fixes Tried:
Complete wipe and repartition of drive using EaseUS
chkdsk /r
diskpart
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd (this one failed)
I can only re-install windows when on the current pc
when trying to use usb stick for repair disk and reset PC I get no partition available message on the referb.

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Hi there, i just received my T470, i already have an ssd so i decided to replace the original hard drive with it. I have purchased a windows 10 education version. (free with the school) I have made with the window7 tool a bootable usb stick. After disabling the SecureBoot and passing the bootmode from "UEFI" to "BOTH" in the BIOS i installed windows 10 from the usb stick.  Here is the issue : After installation the computer restart but restart on the installer at the beginning. When i press F12 at launch there are 3 options : - Windows Boot Manager- USB generic storage- My SSD  When i remove the usb stick and start the screen pass from "Lenovo" to the boot menu with 2 options :- Windows Boot Manager- My SSD  But trying to start from them is doing nothing.And the boot menu come back each time i press enter. It seems that the computer is not able to boot with the new SSD but i don't understand why. when i enable secureboot again it does not change anything. Can you help me with this ?     

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I am having issues tying to wipe and reinstall my windows installation or repair te installation I already have on one my hard drives. The reason I want to re install is that after I was changing my cpu multiplier my computer crashed while booting windows and now it wont boot at all. I am booting with a dvd (Pictured) I borrowed from a friend because mine is missing. if I try to go through set up now it just sits there..with that blue circle for hours. and then when I click repair I get the "System recovery option" window (Pictured) and just hangs there for hours..I cant get into a command prompt to make any changes and I don't know what else to do. Safe mode wont boot either. I have cleared my cmos as well

Answer:Issues with a clean install. Booting from dvd w/pics

That's a Dell disc. You have a Me :P computer.

I'd guess that the Dell disc has problems with your Me :P because it isn't a Dell.

I'd download a legit Windows 7 ISO from mydigitallife.info and burn it to a disc. Install from that disc. Activate with your own Product Key, which I assume you have?

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Hi there, i just received my T470, i already have an ssd so i decided to replace the original hard drive with it. I have purchased a windows 10 education version. (free with the school) I have made with the window7 tool a bootable usb stick. After disabling the SecureBoot and passing the bootmode from "UEFI" to "BOTH" in the BIOS i installed windows 10 from the usb stick.  Here is the issue : After installation the computer restart but restart on the installer at the beginning. When i press F12 at launch there are 3 options : - Windows Boot Manager- USB generic storage- My SSD  When i remove the usb stick and start the screen pass from "Lenovo" to the boot menu with 2 options :- Windows Boot Manager- My SSD  But trying to start from them is doing nothing.And the boot menu come back each time i press enter. It seems that the computer is not able to boot with the new SSD but i don't understand why. when i enable secureboot again it does not change anything. Can you help me with this ?     

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

Answer:About UEFI booting; Is clean install required?

Short answer. Yes.

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Hello guys, i was using Windows 8.1 in my first machine and already upgraded it to Win10. Now i just wanted to install insider preview in seconde old machine in second partition to test something. The problem i downloaded the 14332 build to make a clean install, i installed it and in the startup configuring settings it just give message "Windows could not complete the installation. to install windows on this computer, restart the installation".

The machine is legacy Bios and i done the USB installer properly for it. Some idea what going on?

Answer:"Windows could not complete the installation" clean install of 14332

Download build 14295, and upgrade it when the next build arrives - Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO Advanced

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I have a problem installing Windows 10 on my tablet. When try to install, at the time to restart, shows the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer restart windows" My computer is a 2 in 1, the Acer Switch One 10, with 2GB of RAM and 32Gb of storage.

I find for a solution. Tried making another bootable USB with media creation tool, and another with Rufus from the ISO file, neither of them works. I have the Fast boot and secure boot disable. Also tried creating and administrator account with MMC on command prompt, but there isn't the option, it says I have to do it from Control Panel. Neither the oobe works, it just shows the blue screen with just a moment... and do nothing (I let it the whole night). I converted the disk to GTP from the USB drive too

Then I found a post in this forum with the same problem than mine, but I can't do the same because I don't have a computer to install Windows 10 with Virtual Box and I don't have a external HDD to clone on it.
Searching on forums it seems that there are many other with this kind of problem with similar devices.

The reason to make a clean install was because I was on the Windows Insider Program and it failed to upgrade to the latest build, it shows the same message, it happens to me before and only restored the last build, but this time I wanted to have leave for a time the program so tried to make the clean install.

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Hello guys, i was using Windows 8.1 in my first machine and already upgraded it to Win10. Now i just wanted to install insider preview in seconde old machine in second partition to test something. The problem i downloaded the 14332 build to make a clean install, i installed it and in the startup configuring settings it just give message "Windows could not complete the installation. to install windows on this computer, restart the installation".

The machine is legacy Bios and i done the USB installer properly for it. Some idea what going on?

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Hi everyone

I'm a bit of a novice but I decided to upgrade my computer and would love some advice please. I am currently running windows Vista 32 with an Hd and decided to upgrade to a SSD with windows 8 professional 64GB using a clean install.

I have watched a few videos which suggest you just plug in your new Ssd, unplug the HD and boot windows from cd/DVD and install onto SSD. I tried this several times and every time it did not recognize the boot disk. If I plug my original HD in and reboot using the disk- it is able to recognize it and initiates the installation procedure. I am hoping to replace this HD so not sure how to get this to work.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:New ssd and clean install issues. Not reading disk when booting

Could you please provide more information like system specs, which ssd etc, however, I did have the same problem with my Kingston SSD after I deleted, formatted it many times but it worked fine when it was new.
You could get a USB hard drive enclosure similar to one in the link below, clone the Vista on it using Macrium Reflect or similar programs, install the SSD in the laptop/PC then do a custom install of Win 8.
Hot USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Disk Case 2.5" SATA Black Support up to 500 GB on eBay!
Macrium Reflect Free - CNET Download.com
Clean Install - Windows 8
If Macrium reflect doesn't work, you could try Arconis(trial version but limited functions ) or something else.

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I am posting this one for information only, I solved the problem finally. I had a dual boot setup running Win & RC1 and XP. I bought a couple of copies of 7 when it came out and sat down to install the Professional copy on the machine already running the OS. Just for kicks I ran the Microsoft fitness utility before starting install. All I got was a warning on 3 software items. I had 3 hard drives in the system at the time, a Seagate 750 GB SATA, a Seagate 1 TB SATA and an old Western Digital 80 GB IDE drive. I wiped the 750 GB drive clean and started a clean install.

Installation would proceed until setup tried to reboot the computer and it would hang at the "Press any key to boot from DVD." I did this 3 times (hardheaded and stupid) and I got the same result each time. I did notice on the 3rd try that Windows was running an integrity check on the IDE drive just before the hangup so I opened the case and disconnected the IDE drive and rebooted. The installation completed without a problem.

I know that this forum suggests disconnecting hardware before the Win 7 install but I didn't know that at the time of my problem. What bothers me is that the Microsoft readiness utility didn't warn me of the problem plus I was able to install the RC1 copy okay with the exact same hardware setup.

I hope this info might come in handy for someone who runs into a similar problem.

Answer:Installation hang on clean install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cecebee


I know that this forum suggests disconnecting hardware before the Win 7 install but I didn't know that at the time of my problem. What bothers me is that the Microsoft readiness utility didn't warn me of the problem plus I was able to install the RC1 copy okay with the exact same hardware setup.

I hope this info might come in handy for someone who runs into a similar problem.




Cecebee, welcome to the forums and thanks for sharing your results

Regarding your remark above, it is basically a crapshoot. I have installed a few times with other IDE and SATA drives connected and it worked. I have seen several people that have had the same problem as you did and disconnecting solved it.

When in doubt, better disconnect.

Tks again

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I have a fairly new laptop and I was wondering if doing factory restore (3) within 2 months, most recent one was few days(Makes it the 3rd factory restore) ago and I noticed there was quite a lot of bloatware so now I plan to do a clean installation but I'm worried if this could damage the laptop.

Answer:Could do more than 1 factory install and a clean installation damage l

Hi,

Absolutely no damage, you can do a clean install to your hearts content - no need to worry.

Use this guide:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Regards,
Golden

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I have just performed a clean re-install of 8.1 using the win8.1 update1 ISO image (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media)


after the installation, I found there are 53 updates to be installed.


is there a specific sequence I have to follow, in installing all these updates - to avoid some clash and mal-working?

do I need to mention which updates are showing up? for you to be able to guide me?


thank you for the help


regards
biren

Answer:installation sequence of updates after 8.1 clean install

Most people have Updates set automatically. You must be working it differently.

I download the individual updates in the order they are presented by Windows Update, category and kb#. I then install them in clumps of category and earlier kb# first. If there are more than ten entries per category, I split the category into separate clumps. Reboot after each clump. Should there be any reverting, the damage is minimal.

Occasionally, the size of the Update doesn't match anywhere near the file to be downloaded. That's when I defer to Windows Update. After a reboot, sometimes, the earlier kb# file is no longer needed. The eccentricities of Microsoft Windows OS.

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Hi,
What is the correct and recommended order to install the drivers after a clean Windows 10 installation.
I have always been told that it is Intel Chipset driver first, followed by all the other chipsets (Intel Management Interface etc) and then only after all the chipsets have been installed, the rest of the drivers can basically be installed in any order.
Ive just spoken to a guy on Technical Support who said SATA (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) drivers should be installed before the chipset drivers. Is that correct? This is his suggested order :-
1. BIOS
2. Intel Rapid Storage Technology-SATA driver
3. Intel Chipset driver
4. Then, All the other chipset drivers listed under the laptop service tag can then be installed in any order (Intel Management Interface, Card Reader, Intel Serial IO driver etc)
5. And finally..All the other drivers can then be installed in any order (Wi-Fi, Video, Audio, Ethernet Controller driver etc)

Answer:What is the correct order to install drivers after clean installation?

For the most part it doesn't really matter what order you install the drivers in. The main exception would be drivers for external buses - PCI, USB, TB, etc. since the driver for the controller must be installed before you can enumerate devices connected to them. Since it's hard for people to recognize these, it's simpler just to recommend "chipset" drivers get installed first.

1. It's good to update the BIOS first since a "BIOS" update, which may contain device firmware in addition to the UEFI image, may cause Windows to have to re-detect devices and may cause TPM changes that break Bitlocker/Hello. So it's best to do this before setting up anything else.

2. I don't see any specific reason for installing the RST driver first, unless you were setting up RAID and mess something up that renders the system unbootable.

3. The Intel chipset "driver" literally just makes some cosmetic changes to Device Manager (which is why Intel calls it the "INF update utility"). The actual drivers are already built-in to Windows. But in case Intel makes changes in the future, it's fine to install this before anything else.

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I have a z50-75 with preinstalled win 8.1 I would like to do a clean install of Win 8.1. Unfortunately I have very little available bandwidth (1GB a month), - and the connection is extremely slow and unsteady and I think I can't download all the drivers from the Lenovo site at once. I have a DVD with win 8.1 and a second clean HD. I would like to know if there is a way and how, to get all the drivers from the original HD, currently in use. Thanks in advance

Answer:Fetch drivers from HD with original installation for clean install

Great place and  friendly community here to get support .   STATS: Questions posted =3Replies =0wait time =5 days anyway: solved by my self . Thanks.

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Hi,
What is the correct and recommended order to install the drivers after a clean Windows 10 installation.
I have always been told that it is Intel Chipset driver first, followed by all the other chipsets (Intel Management Interface etc) and then only after all the chipsets have been installed, the rest of the drivers can basically be installed in any order.
Ive just spoken to a guy on Technical Support who said SATA (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) drivers should be installed before the chipset drivers. Is that correct? This is his suggested order :-
1. BIOS
2. Intel Rapid Storage Technology-SATA driver
3. Intel Chipset driver
4. Then, All the other chipset drivers listed under the laptop service tag can then be installed in any order (Intel Management Interface, Card Reader, Intel Serial IO driver etc)
5. And finally..All the other drivers can then be installed in any order (Wi-Fi, Video, Audio, Ethernet Controller driver etc)

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I have tried everything i found on the internet,remove unnecessary devices,update bios,update dvd-rom firmware...
Here is my config:

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, 2133 MHz (8 x 267)
Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 (BIOS F12)
2048 Mb: DIMM1: OCZ Gold XTC OCZ2G8001G
DIMM3: OCZ Titanium XTC OCZ2T800IO1G
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
ViewSonic G90f-4 (CRT)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A SCSI CdRom Device
Sata hard drive is working in IDE mode...

here is error log,i don't understand anything,help me please!!

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2008-09-29 20:00:25, Error [0x0641e2] IBSLIB Either <InstallTo> or <InstallToAvailablePartition> must be specified for <ImageInstall>/<OSImage> section in a clean install.[gle=0x00000490]
2008-09-29 20:00:25, Error [0x060470] IBS The specified metadata selected 0 images, expecting precisely one to be selected
2008-09-29 20:00:25, Error [0x06051f] IBS SelectOsImageImp: Failed to resolve the metadata for os images
2008-09-29 20:13:35, Error CBS Pkgmgr: Install Drivers Offline Callback: ERROR: Failed to find driver packages at 'C:\PnPdrvrs\' (Error code (HRESULT) 0x80070003.)
2008-09-29 20:13:35, Error CBS Pkgmgr: Install Drivers Offline Callback: ERROR: Failed to find driver packages at 'D:\PnPdrvrs\' (Error code (HRESULT) 0x80070003.)
2008-09-29 20:13:35, Error CBS Pkgmgr: Install Drivers Offline Callback: ERROR:... Read more

Answer:Vista hangs on completing installation(clean install)

I see that all of the errors report a problem with a driver on the "F" Drive.
Is this the drive that Vista is installed on or the DVD drive?
 

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Hi Everyone,
I looked through installation guides on here for the recommended installation order for drivers after a clean Windows 8 installation on an XPS8500 from Windows 8 disc. I also spoke to Tech Support but keep getting conflicting advice so I thought I would try posting here.
The question I have is regarding the Intel Chipset drivers. I know that they must be installed first before any other drivers. The confusion I have is regarding the Intel AMT HECI drivers (Intel Management Engine Interface) which are also listed as Chipset drivers.
Previous Support Technicians have always said that the Intel AMT HECI drivers installation order is not important so can be installed anytime. They always say Intel Chipset software must be done first though. I have read
driver order installation guides which shows HECI drivers way down on the installation order too.
The other day I was speaking to a guy over the phone on tech support who told me that you should install the Intel Chipset software, then the HECI drivers next!!
The reason I ask is I did a clean Windows 8 installation only last week. I installed the Intel Chipset software first and I have installed other drivers including Graphics and Wireless Network drivers. My HECI drivers were installed later. Will this cause me problems or will it be OK?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks very much in advance.

Answer:Driver Installation Order question after a clean install

The chipset drivers are always first as others have told you followed by the graphics drivers then the rest at your convenience or whatever is pressing.

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Hello everyone !

I would like to make a Clean Install of Windows 7.
I tried to dig some info about this subject and I found this topic :
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=248514#248514

A user is indicating a specific order for installing the drivers of the laptop. I tried to search for such info on the net but I did not find anything related to a driver installation order.

Is this true ?

Do I have to install drivers in a specific order ? What happens if I do not follow the order ?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Qosmio X500 - Clean Install and right installation order

Yes it is true. Problem are not the drivers but Toshiba specific tools and utilities.
As far as I know this order list is available for older models but I think it is not available for newer notebook models.

Maybe someone here can help you with this.

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Hi,

I hope folks can help with this one.

After a failed HDD and purchase of a new drive, I then did a clean install of Windows 10 from a disk image - except it failed part-way through throwing up an error.

I tried again and it again failed part-way through.

I tried for a third time with a different disk and the installation failed again (albeit at a different point)

I tried for a fourth time with an image on a USB stick - and SUCCESS!

However, in addition to a Windows folder in C: drive, I now also have folders called Windows.old (10.1Gb), Windows.old.000 (7.40Gb) and Windows.old.001 (13.2Gb).

I logged into the Administrator account and tried to delete these folders - but I get an error message that SYSTEM needs to give permission (how can I get SYSTEM to give permission?).

I tried opening an elevated command prompt to use the RMDIR and DELTREE DOS commands.

The DELTREE command says " 'deltree' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch command" and RMDIR gives the message "The directory is not empty".

Question is, how can I get rid of these folders which are useless and occupying 30.7Gb of my new HDD space?

Cheers

Art

Answer:Clean Install of Win 10 - how to remove installation files that failed

If it's a true clean install, you wouldn't have a folder (or folders) like that, so I wonder just exactly what you did.

Did you format the disk after a failed attempt?

Suggest you also post a screenshot of Disk Management showing your partitions.
Type
Disk Management
in Cortana's search bar
or
Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc

You can't delete those folders directly like that - they are protected.

Try
How to delete the Windows.old folder from Windows 10 - CNET
(I searched for
how to delete windows.old
)

Now you'll have to check if the others are deleted - if not you can delete them from a command prompt outside Windows (e.g. via SHIFT + click Restart and navigate thru the prompts. Drive letters will be different, so be careful.

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Hi,

I hope folks can help with this one.

After a failed HDD and purchase of a new drive, I then did a clean install of Windows 10 from a disk image - except it failed part-way through throwing up an error.

I tried again and it again failed part-way through.

I tried for a third time with a different disk and the installation failed again (albeit at a different point)

I tried for a fourth time with an image on a USB stick - and SUCCESS!

However, in addition to a Windows folder in C: drive, I now also have folders called Windows.old (10.1Gb), Windows.old.000 (7.40Gb) and Windows.old.001 (13.2Gb).

I logged into the Administrator account and tried to delete these folders - but I get an error message that SYSTEM needs to give permission (how can I get SYSTEM to give permission?).

I tried opening an elevated command prompt to use the RMDIR and DELTREE DOS commands.

The DELTREE command says " 'deltree' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch command" and RMDIR gives the message "The directory is not empty".

Question is, how can I get rid of these folders which are useless and occupying 30.7Gb of my new HDD space?

Cheers

Art

Answer:Clean Install of Win 10 - how to remove installation files that failed

If it's a true clean install, you wouldn't have a folder (or folders) like that, so I wonder just exactly what you did.

Did you format the disk after a failed attempt?

Suggest you also post a screenshot of Disk Management showing your partitions.
Type
Disk Management
in Cortana's search bar
or
Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc

You can't delete those folders directly like that - they are protected.

Try
How to delete the Windows.old folder from Windows 10 - CNET
(I searched for
how to delete windows.old
)

Now you'll have to check if the others are deleted - if not you can delete them from a command prompt outside Windows (e.g. via SHIFT + click Restart and navigate thru the prompts. Drive letters will be different, so be careful.

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I'm trying to do a clean install on my envy. i threw away de partitions on the SSD and wanted to make new ones. The issue is that windows install gives an error when i select te ssd drive. Installing on the normal drive works fine.  I think windows 10 doesn't have the drivers of the lite-on ssd on-board to work with te SSD. How can i make this install work? I'm using a bootable usb with the windows installation on it. Thanks for the help











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Answer:installation error clean install lite-on l8h-256v2g-hp

Well, during this typing i made a work around.I installed windows on the normal hdd. Then it was possible to format the SSD. When that was done i tried reinstalling windows on the SSD and it works! Zo i removed the install from the HDD en installed windows on the SSD. So this thread van be closed.Thanks for the help and i hope this helps others doing a clean install on this machine.

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Finally decided to wipe my drive and reinstall windows.   PC has been working good but lately started acting strange with intermittent connectivity and the just yesterday all connected wifi devices lost their log info so that was odd.  Today when I rebooted this PC, I saw the original windows start up screen you'd see if during a fresh install or a restore and that's not right.  Finally I took at look at event viewer and saw a new NT user was added and I didn't do that so here we go again.   This time I suspect the vectors is a compromised Gateway which I have reset but will need to replace with better quality equipment than the junk Comcast is renting me.  This prompted me to run Farbar and come back to the forum for help.
 
2nd issue-  I need help with my Norton firewall settings.   I want to lock this pc down except for approved programs.
​Here is the log and thanks in advance again.  Farbar and addition below
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-12-2017
Ran by Ronin Asus (administrator) on DESKTOP-O7VPJFK (26-12-2017 17:33:55)
Running from C:\Users\Ronin Asus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Ronin Asus (Available Profiles: Ronin Asus)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1709 16299.125 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
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Answer:Clean Windows Install on Wiped Drive- Am I still Clean?

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I have a clean copy of Windows that I need to install onto my Dell laptop.  
I press F12 when I boot up the computer.  There is one option that comes up called boot manager, or something similar.  When I select that, the computer seems to boot to Windows normally (which is not what I want).
The other option is to enter the UEFI, and then go to the boot menu, I don't see a place where I can change from the hard drive being the primary boot drive to the DVD drive being the primary boot drive.
side note: this forum is tough to search (doesn't produce results) and I don't understand why there is no software section.  

Answer:Clean reinstall of Windows, booting to DVD

It would help to know the exact system model (i.e., Inspiron 5321, XPS L502x) and the exact version of Windows you're trying to install.
There is indeed a WIndows software section.
en.community.dell.com/.../

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I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean erase of my 480GB SSD and then a clean install of the same Windows 7Pro 64bit. Can you tell me how and provide any cautions etc. Thanks.

Answer:How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

Hello Joseph,

If you like, a normal clean install will also wipe the drive before installing.

Clean Install Windows 7

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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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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...

Od you cant see the picture here Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

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Hi,

I am trying to do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I downloaded the Windows 10 Media Creations Tool. When choosing 'Create installation media for another PC' it doesn't give me the option to choose the Windows 10 Pro edition. It just says 'Windows 10'. I downloaded it and tried a clean install from an USB stick, but it automatically installed Windows 10 Home and didn't come up (during the setup) with a window to let me enter my Windows 10 Pro product key... Any idea?

Thx.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro clean installation

The ISO can install both versions, it depends on previous Windows version (for an upgrade) or on serial (for a clean-install). If you skip serial you will see a choice to install Home or Pro. Install the version you have license for or you won't be able to activate. Once activated on a computer, you can clean-install, skip serial, and it will activate again when online. No serial required. Just make sure you install the same version.

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After clean re-installation of windows. is AV and internet security the first thing I should install before connecting to the internet?

Answer:after clean re-installation of windows..

Hi, you are already protected - Defender and Windows firewall.

The first thing you should do once Windows is running ok is start using disk imaging. Why?

Here's my write-up on the value of disk imaging.

Everyone who contributes regularly here uses and recommends disk imaging.

If you use it, you can recover from:
- a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
- ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
- user error
- unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
- unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

Images also act as a full backup- you can extract files too.

You can even use images to help you move more easily and quickly to a new PC.
Can be used with Laplink software to transfer your build automatically to another PC

Imaging can even help you sleep at night knowing you have a second chance.

Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your imaged disks and partitions to a previous working state from compressed copies you have created and kept updated on external storage media, quickly and probably without technical help.

Many here recommend Macrium Reflect (free) as a good robust solution and more reliable than some others. It’s
- more feature rich
- more flexible
- more reliable
than Windows Backup and Restore system images.

It's well supported with videos, help and a responsive forum.

There are other such programs, free/commercial, some with simpler interfaces, but Macrium R is one of the most robust and reliable.

How long does... Read more

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i try to do a reboot so i can delete everything off my hd and install windows xp and start from scratch. i make the primary boot drive to the cd in BIOS settings, and when i start my pc i press F11 to bring up the boot menu select the drive it reads the cd but doesnt start anything and just continues to loads windows. i then didnt press F11 to see if it would do it but still no change. I just dont know how to make it boot.

any help?

Thanks
 

Answer:i cant do i a clean windows xp installation

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I have bought a new notebook yesterday. It has pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium. But, the shipped OS contains a lot of unnecessary programs which I don't need actually. Is there any way I can install Windows separately? If that's possible, then how can I get the serial number/product key of my notebook's OS? Can anyone help me?

Answer:Clean installation of windows 7

Best thing you can do is uninstall the unwanted programs. Unfortunatly virtually all laptops and pc's from the manufacturers come with these unwanted products preinstalled.What you can do is create an image of your hard drive after removing the offending products to an external drive and/or dvd's, so it's the way you want it should you need to reinstall.Windows 7 comes with the tools to do this, but my preference is to use Acronis True Image, which is not free (about $50USD) you can create a bootable disk from the program after instalation for restoring after a major disaster, in addition it has all sorts of options for automatic backup of files, folders and drive and partition images.

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Our firm will be buying a number of IdeaPad B590's for a 'team litigation' case and our requirement pretty much neccesitates a "clean" installation of Windows 7 Pro, (which also comes "pre-licensed' on these B590's in addition to Windows 8 Pro..).  Ordinarily (as we've done in the past), this might not be a problem since we'd simply 'swap out' the 320 GB disk that originally comes with these units and simply do a 'clean image' on an entirely new 60 GB SSD disk, but since there are no "COA" license stickers on these laptops, how can we 'redeem' the Windows 7 Pro licenses from these Ideapad B590's and 'activate' them properly?  Ideally, we need to avoid all other 'ancillary' software other than Windows 7, Office 2010/2013, our Norton internet Security protection, and the rather 'customized' professional software we use in team litigation.  Past experience has shown that it is more easily accommodated by simply doing a 'clean install' of Windows on a new hard disk (thus the SSD we want to install in this particular case) and allow nothing else in the way of software be to be installed during the term of this litigation.  At the end of this litigation case, the original SATA disk will be re-installed and these laptops will be 'redistributed' as the firm then decides how it will 'dispose' of these units.  My effort as IT manager for this case is simply as a 'total cost managment' effort as it pertains to this purchas... Read more

Answer:"Clean" Windows 7 installation

Hi,
 
I haven't dealt with this myself.  Have a look at this thread and the included links.  It sounds like there's a way to do this without a CoA sticker.  You'll use any CoA, then use a call-in activation procedure.  At least, that's the way I read it.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Downgrading-from-Windows-8-to-Windows-7-on-...
 
Z.

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I replaced my laptop's hard disk drive and I am going to install windows xp sp3.

However, no driver CDs came with my laptop when I bought it. Will I need to install any drivers (for my laptop's devices like motherboard, graphics card, sound card)?

Or by just installing Win XP SP3 everything will work properly?

I have not done this before, so any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Clean installation of windows xp sp3

Hi nikolasapl !

What's the brand and exact model of your laptop ?

If your laptop uses a sata controller chances are your hard drive won't be detected by a regular XP SP3 CD. Most drivers can be installed once you're within Windows but the sata controller driver may need to be slipstreamed on the XP CD first.

Laptops usually come with preinstalled software that allows to create a recovery DVD, if you still have the old drive I would reinstall it and create that DVD, the event 51 errors shouldn't prevent that, else you may be able to order it from the manufacturer.

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I want to reformat and reinstall Windows XP, cause I've attempted a few repairs and two inplace upgrades and it's a bit glitchy and prone to stop errors now.Is this guide okay? http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/honeycutt_02october07.mspx  Our file system is NTFS, we have the original installation cd and can even load Windows (for the moment anyway). So I think I'm ready to go...

Answer:Going to do a clean installation of Windows XP

This guide looks ok to me, but it doesn't go well into detail or anything... I'm going to give you the link to a document I personally used to reformat... http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/MICROSOF/7509594/Installs/750959408.shtml ... Follow all of these steps, with exception to steps 34-37. Those are extra steps that are only for Gateway users. Hope this helps!  [glb]Flame[/glb]

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So I am tired of the SSHD's laggy performance and grabbed myself Sandisk SSD Ultra II 960gb. I want to clean install windows 10 on it. Is there anything that I need to backup from the old SSHD drive?  I already upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 and I believe if I install the correct version, it will activate itself automaticallly. But is there any way to get the One Key recovery and other partition on the SSD that I may need in future should I encounter any error with OS in future? Can I just plug in my new SSD and do a clean installation of windows 10 on it without cloning anything?

Answer:New SSD installation with clean windows 10

doctor_who wrote:So I am tired of the SSHD's laggy performance and grabbed myself Sandisk SSD Ultra II 960gb. I want to clean install windows 10 on it. Is there anything that I need to backup from the old SSHD drive?  I already upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 and I believe if I install the correct version, it will activate itself automaticallly. But is there any way to get the One Key recovery and other partition on the SSD that I may need in future should I encounter any error with OS in future? Can I just plug in my new SSD and do a clean installation of windows 10 on it without cloning anything?If you do a clean install you will no longer have OneKey Recovery feature. Aside from that there might other proprietory Lenovo programs that you also cannot reinstall. For drivers try to backup the drivers folder in the D drive of the original drive if there are any else you can find them in the download site. Windows 10 maintenance and recovery feature are quite good that IMO can be use instead of onekey recovery Or you can use other third party programs like Aomei Onekey recovery. 

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Hi,
I would like to make a clean install of Windows 7 on my new Satellite, if possible on one partition.
I can see 3 partitions on my HD. Do i have to keep the partitions ? Can I format the partitions?
Can i do that using the Win 7 disc or do i have to use the toshiba upgrade disc?

Thanks for your answers.

Answer:Windows 7 clean installation

Generally speaking you can do with your notebook what you want and there is no problem if you want to install your own operating system.
I don't know which notebook model do you have and which operating system is preinstalled now but please note that all newer notebook models are delivered without recovery DVD and with ?HDD recovery? image only. With other words, before you do anything you should create recovery installations disc using preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery disc creator?.

One day if you want to have ?factory settings? again you can use this disc for operating system installation and you will have the same ?Factory settings? as on first day.

When recovery disc is created you can do what you want. You can install your own OS version. You can change partition structure and remove existing and create new partition or partitions. This can be done using Windows 7 installation disc. Before installation starts you will be able to do this.
Nice instructions how to do this you can find HERE .

You can do this using Microsoft installation disc.

Bye

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I've been having niggling troubles with Window XP and I now want to do a 'clean' installation of the OS. Can anyone point me to a step-by-step 'duffers guide' as to how to go about it? I've tried installing from within XP but I'm not happy.

Answer:Clean Installation of Windows XP

1st things 1stdo you have a windows XP upgrade disc? Or a full edition?If you have an upgrade, do you have a previous version of windows?

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Hi,
Recently, my laptop started to lag a lot so I decided to clean install it with windows XP. I put the disc in and press any key to boot it from the the cd drive, then it proceeds to a blue screen with lots of words at the bottom, then it shows a blue screen saying that "something if this is the first time please restart, (ive done this) and with codes such as 0x0000007b, 0x00000034c and more. I've read that there's something wrong about the hard drives but seeing as this is a laptop, I can't really open it up and diagnose it =S
Please help ~

Answer:Windows Clean Installation

Try and get back to the windows screen. There are things we can suggest to speed up the computer. How much ram is installed? What antivirus/malware programs are installed?

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Hi,i bought a Alienware 15 R2 and i want to make a clean Windows 10 Installation. Is there someting i have to consider? The computer has a ssd, are the necessary drivers already in Windows included?

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Ok, so as windows 10 is now available, i am trying to use the opportunity to upgrade my Windows 7 home premium (64bit) to Windows 10. Problem i am facing is that its not working. The windows 10 media center tool for reservation, every time i open it up, it just scans, with a blank screen, i have even waited for 40 minutes (I have a 60Mbps internet connection). I have also noted that my onedrive doesn't work anymore (maybe completely useless and non-related piece of information, but just want to put it out there)...
I have tried to repair my windows 7, it doesn't work. I have tried to do a clean install of windows, but i can't install it on any of the available partitions. partition of current windows is apparently locked by the manufacturer and i can't access it in installation and none of the other partitions work. I have diagnosed using diskpart, sfc command (as an Admin), sfc command returns a message that corrupt files were found but could not be fixed, information captured in the CBS.log file, but i get "Access denied" to the CBS log file.
The USB boot drive i created, i had to do it in safe mode, windows was not allowing me to even create a usb drive in normal mode. So right now, i'm effectively stuck with this version of the windows and need help. happy to try out anything and can provide further information/ screenshots, if it helps. Thank you for reading.

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Hi everyone, i want to perform a clean installation of windows 10 CU on my notebook becuase recently it runs slowly: but i have some questions.First of all my notebook is a Notebook HP - 15-r117nl (K3F98EA#ABZ) that came with windows 8.1 and then update to win 10.Now i already know how to create a DVD support with an windows ISO image. The questions are:-Can i delete all the exsistent partitions? In "this PC" i can see only the system partition and the recovery D (oem partition) but in control panel i can see other three small partition (i can post a screen if useful). (About the D partition: i heard that with the upgrade to win 10 it becomes useless and the only way to get a factory reset is using recovery discs, is it correct?)-How about activation? Windows will be automatically activated once connected to Internet? (I'm using the notebook with a local account)-How about HP personalitazion? I think i have to download software and drivers from the hp website (like Hp support assistant and the other; how will i get back Dts control panel?). And how about OEM information? I mean HP logo on boot screen and manifacturer information in system information

Answer:Windows 10 CU clean installation

Hi: You can delete every partition and create one big one if you want. That's what I do. You are correct about the recovery partition being of no value after you clean install W10. Activation is automatic, once you are reconnected to the internet. What you do is when you get to the install screen where you are asked to enter a product key, you select the 'I don't have a product key' option. You will only be able to install the available drivers and software available on your notebook's support page. Some of the programs that originally came with your PC will not be available on the support page. The DTS control panel should be reinstalled by the audio driver.

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hello im new here ...firstly my laptop acer aspire 4752zg is around 2 years old...
my first computer error was ofcourse caused by viruses.. but it was resolved (through reformat and install windows using RECOVERY CD)..but the fatal one was caused by a failed windows update ... this time i went to a repair shop)... ok here goes it was formatted with and installed with a CLEAN WINDOWS OS .... this time i got viruses again and failed windows update...i installed windows 7 again and i keep getting lots of errors..bsod..winload.exe...error 0.x45d..atapi.sys,,.corrupt files errors a series of failed windows 7 installation... i did some research and i need your help to expand on this steps or if its needed or not needed
1. dban
2. mbrwizard
3. biosupdate
4. windows 7 installation
thanks alot

Answer:windows clean installation help

No offence, but you get virusses allot...so I would not suggest you go into bios updates or near the bios. With the aspire you can do the safely recover, I believe its on boot screen press f5 or 8, depending on series. Then follow onscreen steps. This wil recover laptop back to working order.

However, if you formated, and installed a seperate os and deleted the safety partionion built in hdd on aspire format screen...well, you need to format again, rei stall windows on hdd, but seeing as you deleted the partion vefore, you need to do it again, or virusses will return when start up. So only if you allready once delted the partition do so again, delete all partions on hdd, and fresh install windows, after instalation install a antivirus! Avg, avast, norton are all good, also get malwarebytes, then install all other driver as needed

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I have been running Windows 8 for about 3 weeks on my HP desktop. Unfortunely, I had to run a completely clean reinstallation of Win 8 two days ago. Apparenlt, this was not a good idea! Now the computer will not start but only display a failure code 0xc0000001. I simply don't know what to do.

As I installed Win 8 through a download, I don't have it on a DVD. I have tried to use your guide to make a DVD on my XP laptop, but this doesn't work as I am not given the opportunity to save it on media as you describe.

I would very much like to get some help!!!

Answer:Windows 8 clean installation

Your right. I just tested on XP and do not get that option and have removed it from the guide.

Do you have access to a Vista or 7 computer that you can generate the ISO on?

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I don't quite understand what to do after wiping my drive prior to clean installing Windows 7. You have two partitions. One of which is about 100MB and the other partition is what is left minus the 100MB on whatever volume you're using. Do you delete the volume on the 100MB and format and do the same for the other partition that you're going to install the os? May I ask what is the procedure on this. It's somewhat confusing to me. I hope I've explained this where someone can understand it. Thank you very much for the help in advance.
 

Answer:Clean Installation of Windows 7

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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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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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~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...

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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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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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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 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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Hello, I am receiving my Y50-70 in a week from now, and plan on clean installing Windows 10 with a bootable USB. However, I have some questions regarding any possible complications; 1. Will the 8GB SSD cache still work after this? Will there be any sort of problems with this (things to note)? 2. I've seen that the Y50 has two partitions of the 1TB HDD. Will clean installing affect this and what is the purpose of the two partitions in the first place? 3. I've read a thread on the Lenovo forums where people were having lag issues because they did not have the Lenovo Energy Management program installed, and the settings prior to the wipe were kept so that the performance was sub-par. Should I be worried about this, or will installing the Energy Management program after installing Windows 10 prevent any sort of problem similar to this? 4. Regarding drivers, which ones would you recommend me downloading from the manufacturer? For starters, I am installing the NVIDIA graphics driver from NVIDIA. Should I install the Intel drivers from Intel, etc.? The rest will come from the Y50-70 downloads page from Lenovo. 5. Anything else to note regarding clean installing Windows 10 on a Lenovo laptop/Y50-70?Thank you for your time!---P.S. I bolded the important parts for the longer questions.

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Hi, I wish to know, how can we make  a clean installation of windows 7 on my w510 from my Q drive/ recovery DVD's burned earlier. I don't want any crapware or thinkvantage tools, which I plan to install separately. How to find out the W7 DVD from the set of 4-5 recovery DVD's. Can we install Windows 7 professional from any other W7 DVD and activate using the OEM Product ID ? Thanks in advance...  

Answer:Clean Windows 7 Installation on W510

Just to play devils advocate - if you currently have a Windows 7 installation, why not just uninstall all the stuff you don't want?  I actually found it very easy to remove all the 'crapware' and to remove the thinkvantage components I did not want - just by using the "uninstall a program" feature in the control panel.  Windows 7 is infinitely better about removing software and not leaving a lot of cruft around, so I found I was quite easily able to get to the minimalist install that was best for me.

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Sorry if I am repeating. In that case, be so kind to just redirect me. Thanks for your usual understanding.
I own a very good custom desk PC (Intel Pentium Dual 2200; 2GRAM, 250 G hardisk). I had XPProPack3 and several severe troubles had recently spoiled its nice using. Repairing was a complete failure. I have a 'two' partition. I have installed every program that could be possible in B, plus all the other personal files. C has the system and the usual unavoidable installed other programs. I have decided to buy a brand new 7 Premium and 'clean' installing it. As, at the very beginning of my PC, the mother board had to be replaced. I think the drivers CD I keep belongs to this late. Well, for shortening this enquiry (as it's possible in real life), my concerns are: first, to get a crystal clear tutorial with the 'specificities' Windows 7 might have; second, to ask if, in the case I wouldn't have or find 'the' drivers CD, is it possible (or easy) to get them on line? Please, sorry. I am a simple amateur old computation fan (74 years old; brain still in good conditions, still working as succesful clinician and expert witness). Sorry again. Many thanks and kind regards.

Answer:Clean Windows 7 Premium installation

You can Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see what is not compatible.

Windows 7 will have most of the drivers for your motherboard, the rezt can be downloaded from the manufacturers support site

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How's it going good people, this site has helped me keep my sanity....now another question,

I just wiped my friends hard drive, looking to do complete re-installation. I have a Mad-boot disc that I used, using the Fdisk utility, I partitioned the HD and made it active, restarted the CPU, and prepared to install Windows 2000 Pro, however, it keeps telling me that it needs a certain amount of HD space to install, I just partitioned it and made it active, so what am I doing wrong?

One more question, after I made the partition and made it active, is it ready to use or must it be formatted before usage, and if so, how do I do it?
 

Answer:Windows 2000 clean installation

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Ive checked disk management to see what the partitions should look like. It shows
C: NTFS (Primary partition) 930.96GB
Disk 0 Partition 1 Recovery Partition 450mb
Disk 0 Partition 2 EFI System Partition 100mb
This is after my previous Win10 clean installation when I used Rufus. During Setup I deleted all partitions until only Unallocated space was showing. I then clicked Next and allowed Windows to set things up. Is this how things should look?
I'm going to skip the Third Party Rufus bootable USB Flash Drive creation method and this time I will do the clean installation using a Bootable USB flash drive created using Windows Media Creation Tool only instead.
I just would like to know how the partitions should look in Disk Management.
Thanks

Answer:How many partitions are set up with a Windows 10 Clean Installation?

Hello sportsfan,

That would be normal for when you clean install Windows 10 with UEFI.

Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

(step 13B)

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I have sought guidance from relevant Windows 10 Tutorials and have met a problem. I have fitted an SSD to my Medion Akoya 5024D (MD7659) which now is four years old. The computer originally ran Windows 7 and I upgraded, first to Windows 8, secondly to Windows 8.1 and thirdly and finally to Windows 10 Pro.

Using the Windows Media Creation Tool I have created a bootable USB drive on an 8GB stick with which I have tried to implement a clean install of Windows 10 on the SSD with no other disks connected.

Initially the installation process created a 500 MB Reserved Partition identifying the SSD as Disk 0. On restarting I opted to use the non-reserved partition for the installation. In both instances I used the product code used by computer for the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The installation process is completed in about 15 minutes, the computer reboots and the set-up process is displayed again. I have made a further attempts using the original Windows 7 product code with no change in the behaviour; the installation procedure still appears as if it is in a loop. In what I have done so far there have been no error messages.

Please, I would appreciate advice on how this behaviour can be overcome or the suggestion of a reliable alternative.

Answer:Clean Installation of Windows 10 in a Loop

Boot from the Windows 10 installation USB. First it will ask for a product key. Click the little link for "I don't have a product key." Set the language and keyboard options. Select Windows 10 Pro when it asks for Home or Pro. Click the bottom option for Custom Install. A list of partitions on the SSD will be shown. Delete each partition shown and you end up with unallocated space. Select the unallocated space to install to and click next - do not create any partitions on your own, let Windows setup create what it wants.

Watch for the computer to say that it is going to reboot in 10 seconds. At that time, pull out the Windows 10 installation USB. Let the computer reboot on its own. If you miss the reboot message and it goes back into Windows 10 setup, just pull out the Windows 10 installation USB and cancel the install and let the computer reboot.

Windows 10 setup should then continue from the SSD. You will be asked two or three more times for a product key. Just click "Skip" or "Do this later" when it does.

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Hi,

I have Windows 2000 and my PC is infected with viruses. I am trying to perform a clean install of Windows 2000.

I have loaded the installation CD and have reached to the stage when it asks me if I want to delete the partition. I have only partition c:\ which I would like to delete and format my hard disk. However, it does not not allow me to delete the partition. It asks me to press 'D' for deleting, but does nothing when I press 'D'.

Does anyone of you know a solution for this???

You help is much appeciated.

Rav
 

Answer:Clean Installation of Windows 2000

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I bought a U310 which suffers from a very slow Wifi perfomance. The problem seems to be know in this forum.Apart from that I'd prefer a clean Windows 7 installation without the "Lenovo overhead" and with my Win7 Professional liscence. I prepared a USB pen drive to be bootable and tried the setup from the stick. Somehow the Windows 7 setup does not seem to recognize any drives and partitions to install on. I guess I have to include the intel storage driver on my setup usb stick? But on the other hand, shouldn't the normal hdd (500 Gb) be recognizabe for the setup? In Windows storage manager, I see what I suppose is the 32GB SSD, but its only shown as 32GB. Any hints on how to be able to fully use the 32GB SSD and install Windows on it? Thanks

Answer:U310 Clean Windows 7 Installation

Hi, the method described below is theoretical, I haven't tried it yet:if you want to use the SSD cahce for installing Windows on it, you have to break up the raid array on it. After that you should see unallocated space.If you don't want to use RapidStart, you can force delete the hibernation partition to gain extra 8GB space. (note: you have to disable it in the bios too)Then you sould download the Rapid Storage F6 drivers (x86 or x64, based on your future installation architecture) and copy it on the usb drive.During windows install, load the drivers from the disk. And install the system on the ssd cache drive.

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hi I'm wondering about a clean installation of windows 10,heres my problem:

my mom accidently cracked my touch screen on by beats audio 15 special edition pc and now we have to send it back to at&t (we have the premier protection plan insurance) to get it fixed, however At&t lied about 2 things for our insurance from directv Assurion,that my mom had to add on to the package as it was the basic package even though they said it was an all included package
#1: accidental damage protection plan is not included,hence we had to purchase it as a separate add on.
#2Software is not covered under the insurance

so here's my question:

since software isn't covered,does that mean if they have to wipe the system to fix the screen and reinstall the original OS,can I do a clean install of windows 10 after going back to windows 8.1 and still use the oem recovery kit(contains the original drivers,programs,and windows 8.1 os) I bought for this particular computer to go back to 8.1 factory os condition should I absolutely have to, I understand that if I use the windows 10 installation media and do a custom install that I will have to delete the oem partitions,some people are saying that you cant use oem disks if u do a custom installation of another windows version like windows 10 to restore your computer to the original os because you've deleted the original recovery partition?

Answer:Question About Windows 10 Clean Installation

1) Read your plan carefully before spending more money - what good is insurance if accidents aren't covered?

2) Back up your data before sending the device anywhere.
Macrium Reflect FREE is very good
-> User guide (HTML)
-> User guide (PDF)
You can hook it up to a Monitor or TV

3) While you have it connected to a external display
Create the OEM recovery media - then you don't have to worry about the OEM recovery partition

4) No shop should wipe the drive to fix a cracked LCD ... it does happen though - that's why you should backup your data

5) If you have to reinstall, you can just install Windows 10 if it was already activated on the machine.
You don't have to restore to factory
You should wipe the drive for a clean install (you did the backups - right?)

Windows Update will provide the drivers for the machine ... if there are any missing or problematic drivers, then you can look on the device vendor site (the PC manufacturer might not have current drivers - depends on the mfgr and the age of the machine)

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I am hoping very much that someone can help me out of a catastrophic situation that I find myself in after having done a clean installation of Windows 7.
The situation is that I used my 500 GB Fugitsu HandyDrive to store the Windows Easy Transfer file and now neither of my two computers will recognise the HandyDrive - they just keep saying ?new hardware found - looking for drivers? but don?t find any.
This is devastating as it is (or was!) almost ? full of months of hard work - some backed up some not (my fault of course).
I have been using the HandyDrive to work between my 18? and 10? laptops both of which had Vista.
I have the Acer Windows 7 Upgrade Kit for the 18? laptop and after 4 failed upgrade attempts and one failed clean installation, I tried one last clean installation which at last was successful. Each time I ran the Upgrade Advisor and carried out the recommendations. The Handydrive was shown as ?USB Mass Storage Device? and shown as being Compatible with Windows 7.
I saved the Windows Easy Transfer file on the Handydrive.
After the successful installation of Windows 7, I carried out the Easy Transfer but was dismayed to find I had very few programs now (I had thought they would be on the Upgrade disc but cant find them). I took the Handydrive out of 18? (now with Windows 7) and plugged it into 10? with Vista so that I could print the Upgrade Advisor file I had saved, which showed the programs I had before clean install. Disaster - it wouldn?t work!... Read more

Answer:Could A Clean Installation of Windows 7 Reformat My Por

Apparently you can't transfer programs only program settings - you will have to reinstall the programs - if you have't got them on a cd you can download them from the internet - just type their name in one of the search providers eg. google or bing and hit enter - hope the following maybe of help I copied out of the help and support in W7RC.

Transfer files and settings from another computer
[This content is preliminary and subject to change.]
Windows Easy Transfer is a step-by-step guide for transferring files and settings from one computer running Windows to another. It helps you choose what to move to your new computer, such as user accounts, Internet favorites, and e‑mail. It also lets you decide which method to use and then performs the transfer.

To open Windows Easy Transfer
Click to open Windows Easy Transfer. * If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
To open Windows Easy Transfer Reports
You can view your Transfer Reports any time after your transfer is complete.
Click the Start button .
In the search box, type Easy Transfer Reports, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Easy Transfer Reports. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Windows Easy Transfer helps you move your many files, folders, and program settings from one computer to another?all in one process.
Using Windows Easy Transfer, you can choose ... Read more

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Hi
I just got new Hdd 1 T. For my min tower acer desktop.
1.I created 2 new partitions.
2. installed a fresh copy of my windows 10.

after initial installation system is rebooting AND I got a very simple message on the black screen :

"Reboot or select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected device and press a key"

I tried to change all options in BIOS related to autostart like secure boot. AHCI IDE on off etc . Still can See only this message.
I installed a 100 of systems on laptops and desktops and never had such problem any genius around?
Thank You!!!
 

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Hi everybody! I recently got a great deal on an HP Pavilion X2 10- 2 in 1 that came with Windows 10. As it is a secondary computer and going to replace an Android tablet as my primary portable solution, I'm trying to achieve the max. amount of free storage space own the embedded 32gb flash storage.

After uninstalling some bloat and running Windows update, I'm left with a whopping 11.6 gb of free space. I'd read there was a solution to reseting the pc minus the bloat, but I believe that article was incorrect. I would like to ditch the HP recovery partition completely as I have no need for any of their crapware and reclaim that space. (It's a 5.?gb partition where they are hiding the HP junk.)

Is the only solution to purchase a retail Windows 10 license or can I install Windows 10 from USB and the serial automatically transfers? (I doubt that would work.) or is there any other solution to achieve a slimmed down install so I can ditch the partition and just have pure Windows 10?

Thanks!

Answer:Best way to Have a Clean Installation on a new Windows 10 tablet

If and when you get rid of the recovery partition, I would recommend to first make an image of the system so that you always have some fallback. And make sure you include the partition with the bootmgr.

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We have HP EliteBook 820 G3 laptops and I need to create clean Windows 7 pro installation using the shipped OEM SLP - key. The key I don't actually have or the certificates for it as what I understood is the practice. Nevertheless I need to create clean Windows 7 pro installation for the machine and still be able to activate the windows with OEM invisible key shipped with the machine. I don't want any drivers or HP preinstalled software, updates, configurations or HP recovery partitions, or any such things. Is the following only way to prepare for such: https://blog.hqcodeshop.fi/archives/207-Transferring-Windows-7-OEM-license-to-a-new-hard-drive.html Lets assume I need to change the HD for the machine and recover the system without any pre saved certifications or keys. How can I active a clean Windows 7 installation for the machine again? Thanks for any advice.

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Lost my icon for START, FEED BACK and my keybord windows button when automatic upgrade from W 8.1 Pro to new W 10 Pro.
 
Download a clean windows10.iso and installed, everything works, execept my Lenovoa apps!
 
Where to find updrade or original Lenovo apps for Yoga Pro 13.3?
 
/Norparn
 
 
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Answer:Yoga Pro 13.3 - Clean installation of windows 10 Pro - 64

I did a clean install too, and manually reinstalled all my end-user application software and data restore,  and a few needed apps. Go into the Windows Store and search on Lenovo. There's a bunch of apps there, some from Lenovo, others not. I tried the Lenovo ones then pulled them out, waste of space in my view. A couple of other comments: I found two drivers in the device manager were shown as unknown. I'd loaded all the Win 10 drivers from Lenovo Support, but these two were still missing. I found they were:ACPI\ATML2000\ ...= installing the lenovo ATML 2000 drivers for Win 8.1 fixed this one.ACPI\IDEA2000\0 = The Lenovo Windows 8.1 Paper Display drivers fixed this one.I'm guessing for the upgrade path that these would've been migrated from Win 8.1, but that can't happen on a clean system. YMMV, but I haven't found anything else that doesn't work in Win 10 yet.  Oh, except for the DisplayPort for my ThinkPad USB3 Hub - if I load the DisplayPort drivers (the most recent ones from DisplayPort that are supposedly for Windows 10), it seems to work ok, but after 2-3 days the laptop screen and the external screen start jumping and flashing and breaking up all over the place. The longer I leave it the worse it gets. Restarting doesn't help. Removing the DisplayPort drivers fixes the issue. So I can't use the Lenovo USB3 Dock with the Win 10 Yoga 3 Pro 1370 (64 bit). as a workaround I've attached the external display to the micro HDMI port on the Yoga, and I'... Read more

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I have 500 GB hard drive with 3 partitions. Windows 7 is installed on C: drive, 8.1 is installed on D: drive (dual boot) and all of my programs and files are on E: drive. I would like to uninstall Windows 8.1 and do a clean installation of Windows 7 without losing data from E: drive. Can I simply insert Windows 7 installation CD and format first 2 drives and do clean installation without losing data or do I have to format whole hard drive?

Answer:Windows 7 clean installation question

That is going to be a bit messy. I suggest to backup the User files from E (the programs cannot be used in a new installation) and start from scratch. Wipe the whole disk and install 7. Here is one way to do it.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

When you are done with the installation, create a new E partition and recover the data from the backup.

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Hi folks,

Got Windows 7 Clean Installation over the computer's USB 3.0 port done without too many problems but with some hassle anyhow.

For the clean installation I followed the procedure of GreGrocker Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and put the whole installation onto a 4GB USB Flash Drive.

From the computer's USB 2.0 ports there was no problem whatsoever and Win7 got installed very quickly.

However, over the computer's USB 3.0 port things weren't easy. I finally got it done by uploading the proper USB 3.0 Root Hub and Controller drivers *.ini and *.sys files.

Strangely enough, at first everything went well over the USB3 port and the WinPE environment with its RAM drive (X:\) got deployed correctly. The only sensible explanation for that is that the computer's BIOS used the appropriate and build-in USB3 driver to do that part of the job.

However, once the the installer (located in the X: drive) was about to install Window 7 on the system HDD, it asked me for a CD/DVD driver. I loaded the appropriate USB3 drivers at that stage and the installation process continued over the USB3 port.

I had a closer look in the RAM drive (X:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\), and indeed, there are no USB3 drivers present anywere in that folder, only USB2 drivers where in there, named: usb.inf_amd64... and usbpor.inf_amd64...

So I was wondering, as USB3.0 is so common and the future standard, why aren't there any USB3 drivers in that folder present?
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Answer:Windows 7 Clean Installation from USB 3.0 fails

Best to use a USB2 port for install since few USB3 drivers are in the Win7 w/ SP1 installer until SP2 is released. If Updates doesn't provide it then import the driver from the PC model's Support Downloads webpage.

Thanks for reminding me this needs to be added to the Clean Reinstall tutorial.

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I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 then did a clean installation using media creation tool.. After installation i can't activate it. It says that 'device doesn't have a digital entitlement or product key'. I tried to enter the product key that i got using produkey in Windows 10 but still out doesn't get activated and shows the same error

Answer:Windows 10 can't activate after a clean installation?

I think you have to wait a bit more. Take a breath and try tomorrow.

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Hi everybody! I recently got a great deal on an HP Pavilion X2 10- 2 in 1 that came with Windows 10. As it is a secondary computer and going to replace an Android tablet as my primary portable solution, I'm trying to achieve the max. amount of free storage space own the embedded 32gb flash storage.

After uninstalling some bloat and running Windows update, I'm left with a whopping 11.6 gb of free space. I'd read there was a solution to reseting the pc minus the bloat, but I believe that article was incorrect. I would like to ditch the HP recovery partition completely as I have no need for any of their crapware and reclaim that space. (It's a 5.?gb partition where they are hiding the HP junk.)

Is the only solution to purchase a retail Windows 10 license or can I install Windows 10 from USB and the serial automatically transfers? (I doubt that would work.) or is there any other solution to achieve a slimmed down install so I can ditch the partition and just have pure Windows 10?

Thanks!

Answer:Best way to Have a Clean Installation on a new Windows 10 tablet

If and when you get rid of the recovery partition, I would recommend to first make an image of the system so that you always have some fallback. And make sure you include the partition with the bootmgr.

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I have looked at this guide:
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

But I am still a bit confused regarding the part to choose "where you want to install Windows 10"
When at the screen showing you the different hard drive partitions, I still have no idea what to do. Should I only reformat the part where I am going to install Windows 10 on, or should I delete every partition until I get 1 unallocated drive? Which is better? What are the consequences of both options? What actually happens in both situations? How do I re-create my recovery D: - partition afterwards, if I choose the second option I mentioned? (I have backed up all files from my D-partition, but not really sure how to re-create it when it's deleted.

Also, will my computer name stay? For example: When I first bought the computer I had to give it a name, like "PC-1", will that name be gone? (will it become unrecognized for software, like I'm talking about in the next question)

The question regarding the name can be connected to the following question...:
I have an Office 365 license activated on the computer (on the site, it says it's activated on "PC-1") which I want to perform a clean install on. Do I have to deactivate it first, or can I just keep it like that and re?nstall it without having license-problems? When doing a clean install, will it "forget" my "PC-1" and so will it cause conflicts with my activation of Office 365?

Answer:Some questions regarding clean installation of Windows 10

Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management Window:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.
Expand the fields as necessary so everything can be seen.

Windows 10: How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

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Hi everybody! I recently got a great deal on an HP Pavilion X2 10- 2 in 1 that came with Windows 10. As it is a secondary computer and going to replace an Android tablet as my primary portable solution, I'm trying to achieve the max. amount of free storage space own the embedded 32gb flash storage.

After uninstalling some bloat and running Windows update, I'm left with a whopping 11.6 gb of free space. I'd read there was a solution to reseting the pc minus the bloat, but I believe that article was incorrect. I would like to ditch the HP recovery partition completely as I have no need for any of their crapware and reclaim that space. (It's a 5.?gb partition where they are hiding the HP junk.)

Is the only solution to purchase a retail Windows 10 license or can I install Windows 10 from USB and the serial automatically transfers? (I doubt that would work.) or is there any other solution to achieve a slimmed down install so I can ditch the partition and just have pure Windows 10?

Thanks!

Answer:Best way to Have a Clean Installation on a new Windows 10 tablet

If and when you get rid of the recovery partition, I would recommend to first make an image of the system so that you always have some fallback. And make sure you include the partition with the bootmgr.

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Hi, I would like to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 but I'm afraid to do so because I heard that there could be a problem with the activation key. I already backed up any important files I have on my Envy and downloaded Windows 10 using Microsoft's media creation tool (but didn't install it yet). What should I do next in order to perform the clean installation without any problems? Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 clean installation - Activation key

Hi: If you have not previously upgraded to W10, you have to do an inplace upgrade, or you will need a W10 product key. Then when you can see that windows 10 was successfully activated on your PC as an upgrade, you can go back and do a clean install of W10 without a product key by using the W10 media you created. I've reinstalled W10 on two different PC's, and it worked just fine, activated, and no product key was needed. To reinstall W10 after it had been previously installed as an upgrade boot from the W10 installation media. When you get to the install screen and it asks you to enter a product key, there will also be an option to select 'I don't have a product key." You select that option, W10 will install and automatically reactivate once you are connected to the internet.

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Hi all, (My PC was purchased in August 2015 Dell OEM with Windows 8.1 preinstalled). Ive seen the link listed under my Service Tag where there is the option to download a Windows 8.1 ISO recovery image. Ive also read that you can obtain the ISO from Microsoft. Is that ISO the same as the one  under my service tag on the Dell Support site? Which is the best one to get?
I will be installing from a USB flash drive and the instructions to create the bootable USB installation media on the Dell Support site are straight forward and easy to follow using Diskpart. Then simply Mount the image and copy all files over onto the USB flash drive. With this method am I going to have to mess around in the BIOS disabling Secure Boot etc when I insert the USB to reinstall or after tapping F12 will the USB stick be listed?  A technician took control of my PC a few months ago to do a clean install because my factory  image was corrupted. I don't know if he typed something else as well but he used Diskpart. I don't remember him disabling Secure Boot at all but Im not 100% sure what he typed in Diskpart.
Ive read a little about installing from the Windows 8.1 ISO. With UEFI boot mode I know the USB has to be formatted in FAT32 because NTFS wont work {the support site method abovedoes that).
Ive seen Windows Media Creation Tool..but Ive read that it uses NTFS so there are boot problems. Ive also seen people talking about using something call... Read more

Answer:Clean Installation of Windows OS help required

Didn't you upgrade to Win 10 when it was free?
ISOs downloaded directly from MS may be more up-to-date than any on Dell's support page.
You can find a Win 8.1 reinstallation guide written by one of the Dell Rockstars here.

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Hi there I have bougt used a U410 ultrabook, which has been previously formatted.I have created bootable USB drive with windows 7 and downloaded rapid storage technology drivers from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/55005/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST- In bios settings i have chosen RAID, disabled uefi-boot and then disabled intel rapid start.Afterwards i have inserted usb drive and started installing WIndows 7. I reached the point where i had to choose a hard drive to install windows to, i clicked browse and marked correct driver but i received a message saying that this driver is unsigned etc, so i have downloaded nearly 10 different versions of rapid storage driver but it didnt help at all. Could you help me please get this working ?

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Before passing my old PC to a local charity, I want to erase all data from the HD. Having amended the BIOS to boot up from the Recovery CD and then having pressed 'Enter' to the request: '1. To set up Windows XP press Enter', it then proceeds to load a number of files and then brings up the 'End-User License Agreement'. Pressing F8 to 'Accept' freezes the computer. Has anyone encountered this? I've spent a long time on Mesh's 1 a minute help line but even they couldn't offer a solution. Any ideas will be welcomed and appreciated.

Answer:Windows XP clean installation using recovery CD

Are you sure it was not the System Driver disc you used or is it a proper Xp Disc,My sons computer is only 4 years old but his recovery was from a Floppy.Sorry if I am insulting your intelligence,Just some folk have been known to try and use the wrong Disc.

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