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Boot windows 7 after Win10 install

Question: Boot windows 7 after Win10 install

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

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Preferred Solution: Boot windows 7 after Win10 install

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

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

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

Answer: Boot windows 7 after Win10 install

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

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Hi all,

Hoping somebody can help. I think my PC was trying to install Windows 10 when I did some Windows Updates recently. I use the word "think" because I never signed up for the free upgrade and I never agreed for Windows 10 to be installed on my PC and I don't recall seeing anything about Windows 10 in the Windows Updates that were being installed... but, from some Googling, I've learned that Microsoft is apparently getting more persistent and sneakier about this. Great. =/

So, I install these updates and when my PC restarts, I see what looks like the log-in screen for a second, along with some text that's not usually there that I think says "System Event Manager" or something like that before the screen goes black. I can still see my mouse, though, but it doesn't look like it normally does - instead appearing in the bigger version that suggests my graphics have been disabled or reset. Doing some more Googling after the fact, I've learned that this is a common problem with Windows 10. Unfortunately, when it happened, I had no idea that I was potentially installing Windows 10, so after I few minutes, I force shut my computer off. When I tried to restart after, I get the following error message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key". If I go into my Bios, everything's still in the proper boot sequence, but manually choosing my SSD (that should have my OS on it) to boot from leads to... Read more

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Hi all,

Hoping somebody can help. I think my PC was trying to install Windows 10 when I did some Windows Updates recently. I use the word "think" because I never signed up for the free upgrade and I never agreed for Windows 10 to be installed on my PC and I don't recall seeing anything about Windows 10 in the Windows Updates that were being installed... but, from some Googling, I've learned that Microsoft is apparently getting more persistent and sneakier about this. Great. =/

So, I install these updates and when my PC restarts, I see what looks like the log-in screen for a second, along with some text that's not usually there that I think says "System Event Manager" or something like that before the screen goes black. I can still see my mouse, though, but it doesn't look like it normally does - instead appearing in the bigger version that suggests my graphics have been disabled or reset. Doing some more Googling after the fact, I've learned that this is a common problem with Windows 10. Unfortunately, when it happened, I had no idea that I was potentially installing Windows 10, so after I few minutes, I force shut my computer off. When I tried to restart after, I get the following error message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key". If I go into my Bios, everything's still in the proper boot sequence, but manually choosing my SSD (that should have my OS on it) to boot from leads to... Read more

Answer:PC reset during possible Win10 install, and now PC won't boot

Hi Sara82 and welcome to Tenforums.

You can download the W10 ISO from MSTechBench.
Booting from that, you may be able to attempt a repair.

Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Startup Repair - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Hope this helps!

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

Answer:install ssd for dual boot win10

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

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Hi all, Ive got a user with good tech skills who needs to boot from USB for a Win10 install. Simple enough except the USB option isnt showing on boot menu.    Hitting F12 at splash screen only shows PCI LAN and the HDD0 with the USB plugged in. Ive been through BIOS with him and it looks good:- Secure Boot = Disabled- Startup > Boot = No items excluded from boot priority order Tried the USB on all USB ports - no goodUSB works on other laptops - he tried it So I throw it out to the brains trust which is this forum - any suggestions? Thanks,Riv.





X1 20A7, X1 3443 and a Tab 8. Oh, plus some various T61's, T410s, T420s and a an old R40.

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I'm planning to install Windows 7 and Windows 10 dual-boot on my laptop. I have deleted all partition and now my HDD is all unallocated. Now I wonder which OS should I install first. As you know, System reserved of Windows 10 is about 300MB and Windows 7 is just 100 MB, so I don't know how Win 10 uses that partition if I install Win 7 first. I also see on tenforums the thread about Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7, with Win 7 first. So which is better, Win 10 first or Win 7 first?I also post this thread on sevenforums Which OS should I install first dual boot Win10/Win7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
sorry if it's duplicated, just want to get more advice.

Answer:Which OS should I install first dual boot Win10/Win7

ntd252 said:

I'm planning to install Windows 7 and Windows 10 dual-boot on my laptop. I have deleted all partition and now my HDD is all unallocated. Now I wonder which OS should I install first. As you know, System reserved of Windows 10 is about 300MB and Windows 7 is just 100 MB, so I don't know how Win 10 uses that partition if I install Win 7 first. I also see on tenforums the thread about Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7, with Win 7 first. So which is better, Win 10 first or Win 7 first?I also post this thread on sevenforums Which OS should I install first dual boot Win10/Win7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
sorry if it's duplicated, just want to get more advice.



Hi there. I started dual booting when on 7 then loaded 8 previews, which went well. Then onto 8.1 duel booting with 10 Insider previews that also went well.

I think the first thing to consider and ask is it a UEFI system?

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Another thread on stuck at boot, but my exact issue is slightly different..... i get stuck as per attached file, just as the Dell logo pops up and the progress bar sits at 15%, but....

if I hit F2 or F12 and go into and straight out of these setup/boot options menus, by EXIT WITHOUT SAVING CHANGES the boot recovers and off we go as normal....

Wheres my gremlin - any ideas welcomed ?

Thanks, Simon.

OS: WIN10 Pro 64 - Build 1511
Hardware: Dell VOSTRO 3650
BIOS: {"DELL -1", "InsydeH20 Version 03.72.24A13", "InsydeH20 Version 03.72.24A13" }
 

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Hello;

The resolution for me was to 'Disable Secure Boot'!

I thank everyone for the assistance.

Here is my original question:
I'm unable to install the windows 10 tech preview. Any assistance is appreciated.
I downloaded the iso file from the windows page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso The english 64 bit version.Then used Rufus to create a bootable USB drive.Then set bios to use USB firstThen when pc restarts the I get a bios looking error screen that states 'Boot Failed'

I'm using a 2 in 1 tablet HP Pavilion x2 K3N13UA#ABA with a keyboard. ( I've tried with and without the keyboard not sure if that matters )

When I restart the pc the usb shows the red light flickering as if it was reading but then it just boots as normal just boots into Win8.1. I also when the pc is on going to control panel then recovery options then chose the 3rd option which is to restart and boot from usb and then when I restart I get the Boot Failed message as shown below:
Rufus: I've tried a few different combinations with rufus I've tried the MBR for Bios or UEFI comp combined with NTFS & Fat32. I've also tried the GFT for UEFI with FAT32.
Any suggestions on how to install windows 10 on a tablet using a USB

Thanks in advance;
Catto

Answer:Unable to Install Win10 on tablet using USB - Boot Fail?

Have you opened the usb drive while your device is booted up and had a look at it? If this is not a main production pc maybe you could start the install while booted. Mount the usb and click on set up? Sounds to me like something wrong with your iso.
Good luck to you and welcome to 10Forums

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Preface- this is a laptop of a computer illiterate friend. Knowing win10 had a built in tool to do a clean install, I offered to run it for her. Alas, I am apparently not as literate as I'd like to think.

The computer in question is an Acer Cloudbook AO1-431-C8G8. It came with Windows 10 installed on it. 2GB DDR3 L memory, and eMMC 32GB hard drive space. (I am prepared to use it as a frisbee at this point.)

She had been locked out(someone else had put a password on it and did God knows what else to this thing), so I shift+restarted and opted to do a fresh install, delete all extraneous data, etc etc(as per her request- she didn't want to deal with whatever might have happened to it). The computer began jumping through the process, the display reads "Installing Windows, Your PC will restart several times. Sit back and relax." then it reads a percentage and below that is the configuration percentage.

It has gotten to 64-66%, hangs out there for awhile, then jumps to 86%, then 89%, then abruptly restarts, and goes right back to somewhere between 64 and 66%, and the cycle repeated. I'm not sure how to break the loop. Attempting to restart by holding down the power button turns off the display(it seems to actually turn off), then upon turning back on, continues this cycle.

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Answer:Clean install of Win10, stuck in boot loop

Hi, it can be tricky sorting out someone else's PC.





Knowing win10 had a built in tool to do a clean install



- I guess you mean a refresh or a reset. That's not the same thing as a clean install, which from the simplest point of view means taking a Win 10 bootable medium (DVD, flash drive), booting the PC from that, wiping system disk or partition, and installing Windows fresh from the external disk.

Now, I suggest you have two basic possible ways to proceed.

1. As this laptop came with Win 10, I assume it has a manufacturer's recovery partition on it. You can check with Acer's site as to how to use that. If you do, the laptop will be set up exactly as bought.

2. Download Win 10 and create a bootable USB drive or DVD.
Boot the PC from it, make sure you delete any existing Win 10 partitions, and install Windows anew.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
Clean Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

Now, before all that, you might like to check the disk on the laptop - if it's faulty in any way, the above would be a waste of time. To do that you can download Kyhi's boot DVD/flash drive from the top of the Software and Apps section, and download and run Crystal Diskinfo (free) to check the disk. It gives a simple good/caution/bad indication.

Turning to data issues:
- at this point it would still be possible to retrieve data from the disk if necessary. If not, carry on.
- hopefull... Read more

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Just recently dusted off an old w510 from a friend.  Went ahead and slapped a new SSD in it and bumped it up to 16gb ram.  Also bought a fresh install of windows... and thats where my problem begins.  No matter how I do the boot order, it always shows the logo for a minute then just reboots and repeats.  Any luck on your end?  I would like to do a clean install using this SSD, don't exactly want to use the old HD it came with.
 
 
Moderator comment: New post, with replies, created. Subject edited. Was: Re: W510 not compatible with Win10 pro 1703 ???!!!????

Answer:W510 - Boot loop with fresh Win10 install

56Kbps:
I cannot even begin to address the problems that are being experienced at your machine level, however - let me address the basics. First, restore the W510 with a factory image, if a Win10 image is not available - use the Win 7 that the machine shipped with - it is available from the recovery archive center. Once you have a stable factory image, consider that the window for a free Win10 upgrade has past..

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I was running Win7 off of a 64gig SSD. It was full and I knew I should upgrade it before I went to Win10 so I used a cloning tool to clone the C drive and hidden partition to a new 240gig SSD. I removed the old drive and restarted. Everything seemed fine and the system booted (at first) from the new ssd correctly and allowed me to login. At this point I tried to run the Windows 10 upgrade from a DVD I had burned using the tool.

This is where things started going wrong...

Everything was fine until the point in the installation where it rebooted the first time. When I came back a bit later I was back at my Windows 7 login screen and the system had rolled back. When I rebooted again I was faced with this screen:

I hit enter and was treated to an identical screen saying the same thing only full width (the first one was smaller and did not fill up the whole monitor). After hitting enter a second time I was greeted with a screen asking me to Reboot and select proper Boot Device and would go no further.

I finally took a video of the process and it is below:
http://www.straightarrowhosting.net/...p/IMG_0587.MOV

If I plug the old 64gig drive back into the chain then I can boot but I still have to go through those screens. If I unplug the old 64gig drive then I can't do anything.

When I got in after reconnecting the old drive I went to the disk management window and took this screenshot
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Answer:Upgraded HD Prior to Win10 Install now getting upgrade and boot errors

It also looks like you have the OS on one drive and all the programs on the other! That plus two more drives present are equaling the same problematic situation I ran into on the 29th! The two NON OS drives first need to be unplugged and the removal of the first 64gb drive saved the day as far as having an OS to work with.

The reason for the dual MBRs and temp install folders which you will find on the wrong drives is how the 10 installer works a little differently then with previous versions. The installer tends get confused as to where to put things and ends up failing with a return to the previous version's desktop after first hanging up upon the first restart and just getting past that new logo screen and all of a sudden... Nothing but a blank screen where then you have to hard boot in order to get back to the old version's desktop.

Been there done that several times! Once I read through the clean install guide the caution of "unplugging" and non OS drives hit home fast since I had a matching pair of drives in an array where I found the missing $Windows~BT and $Windows~WS folders on one of the two and the other saw the boot files placed there! "Goober Alert"!

One thing you could use there is an OS drive with a single primary even if it sees the tiny System Reserved partition not the 3.73gb seen on the 64gb SSD unavailable. What was done here with four drives involved was 1) putting a temp install of 7 on a second OS drive and allowed that to be upgr... Read more

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Bought a new computer with windows 10 installed, but my work from home job requires windows 7. I don't want to get rid of windows 10, as I will need it for other things, so I'm trying to install windows 7 onto a separate partition so that I can dual boot between the two. I downloaded a legit copy of windows 7 ISO and used Rufus 2.8 to make a boot disk out of a 16gig flash drive and I changed the boot order in my bios to read from removable drives first, but when I reboot, nothing happens, it just boots up windows 10. If I try to run the setup from the flash drive in windows 10, it starts but then says I need 692 MB of memory on the boot disk, even though the flash drive has 12 gigs free after putting the ISO file on it, and gives error 0x80070490. Is there any way I can get this to work?

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Bought a new computer with windows 10 installed, but my work from home job requires windows 7. I don't want to get rid of windows 10, as I will need it for other things, so I'm trying to install windows 7 onto a separate partition so that I can dual boot between the two. I downloaded a legit copy of windows 7 ISO and used Rufus 2.8 to make a boot disk out of a 16gig flash drive and I changed the boot order in my bios to read from removable drives first, but when I reboot, nothing happens, it just boots up windows 10. If I try to run the setup from the flash drive in windows 10, it starts but then says I need 692 MB of memory on the boot disk, even though the flash drive has 12 gigs free after putting the ISO file on it, and gives error 0x80070490. Is there any way I can get this to work?

Answer:Running Win10 want to install 7 on seperate partition for Dual boot

Probably need to disable secure boot in bios.

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Hello, i currently run Windows 7 from a C: primary partition.
I would like to install Windows 10 on my D: drive (defined in a logical/extended partition).

But i would like the drive letters to remain the same under both OS's (so under Win10, %windir% would be D:\Windows). Is this possible, specially given that the existing windows7 installation is 32 bits but i want to install windows10 64 bits.

Long ago i had such a dual-boot between XP and Win7 and running setup.exe from XP (rather than booting from DVD) achieved exactly what I described. The extra complication this time is the move from 32 to 64 bits so I suppose i will not be able to launch the 64-bits setup.exe from a system running win7 32 bits ?
 

Answer:Install Win10 64bits to dual boot withWin7 32bits

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OK, maybe this was really stupid. I had a 32GB flash drive formatted with the Win10 media upgrade image on it (bootable). I was going to use it to upgrade another system but in the meantime I wanted to copy some programs between two systems. I inserted the flash drive into my previously installed Windows 10 laptop which was running flawlessly for 5 weeks and setup using the D: user profile setup (autorun move of profiles to D post install step).

So now after I inserted the flash drive it appeared like my current windows 10 system was trying to reinstall windows 10 again, I didn't realize anything would happen simply by plugging in the flash drive. So I aborted the "getting windows ready" but now I can login to the system but have an error dialog:

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and them try again. If the location still can't be found, it might be moved or deleted.

So when I open explorer and look in C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile I do not see a Desktop folder. I am guessing the install got to a certain point before I halted it and now some system files are gone. Damn I am so fuming over this, I assumed the flash drive insert would prompt before any action and I was just going to copy a couple of files to do an instal... Read more

Answer:Inserted win10 boot USB flash drive to working Win10 system - problems

Hi Scott and welcome to Tenforums.

Are you able to do a System Restore? Or, was that not turned on?

If not, perhaps a repair install might do the trick:
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi everyone,

 - Start with Vista 64-bit SP2 on PC with two drives - OS on Disk0 - working fine for years
 - Downloaded Win10 64-bit English-International ISO image from MS on 23 March
 - Installed on Disk1 as Home edition on 24 March
All works fine with dual boot Vista/Win10

 - Win10 Update arrived on 25 March (I think Win10 Cumulative Upate, but can't be sure)
 - Update installed with Shut Down on 25 March
Now fails at dual-boot time:
  PC/Device needs to be repaired
  Required device isn't connected or can't be accessed
  Error code:  0xc000000e

Fortunately F9 boots Vista correctly.  I conclude that either the dual-boot is messed up OR it recognises that the Win10 OS is messed up.
I'm a hesitant to go further without expert advice as I'd hate to mess up the Vista possibilty ! ! !


Many thanks for any help - David

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

Answer:Clean install Win10 on HP laptop preinstalled with Win10

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

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Hi everyone,

 - Start with Vista 64-bit SP2 on PC with two drives - OS on Disk0 - working fine for years
 - Downloaded Win10 64-bit English-International ISO image from MS on 23 March
 - Installed on Disk1 as Home edition on 24 March
All works fine with dual boot Vista/Win10

 - Win10 Update arrived on 25 March (I think Win10 Cumulative Upate, but can't be sure)
 - Update installed with Shut Down on 25 March
Now fails at dual-boot time:
  PC/Device needs to be repaired
  Required device isn't connected or can't be accessed
  Error code:  0xc000000e

Fortunately F9 boots Vista correctly.  I conclude that either the dual-boot is messed up OR it recognises that the Win10 OS is messed up.
I'm a hesitant to go further without expert advice as I'd hate to mess up the Vista possibilty ! ! !


Many thanks for any help - David

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How to get bootable DVD with working Windows 10 OS ?

Windows 8.1 Pro paid to Microsoft and used for a while.

Miscrosoft updated it to Windows 10.

Windows 10 automatic updates "worked" reasoble until 17th of January 2017.

The latest automatic Windows 10 updates failed as follows:
- yes, I can move mouse and see cursor on both two screen
- no, I can not see anything helping, just the famous circle telling nothing
- no, I can not get it restart, reboot, power off/on does not help

I would not want to install Window 8.1 Pro because Windows 10 worked until 17 January 2017! Ub
Can't utilize no restore points!unti)
Thanks in advance for any tips (I write this with Linux)

Answer:Boot DVD for Win10 - how to get - paid Win8.1Pro-updated to Win10

See this Tutorial
Windows 10 ISO Download

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

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

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

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

Answer:Install Windows 7 with a Win10 PE

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

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

Answer:install win10 from $Windows.~BT

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

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When I turned on the computer it went to a screen that said the PC didn't start correctly.
I followed every link in every option and I even went the the command screen and ran this command:
chkdsk c:/r/x
It took hours, but didn't help at all.
I'm not new to using computers and this one is a couple of years old. It came with Win 7 and I upgraded during the free upgrade offer.
For the first time in decades Im completely blocked.
Help, anyone?

Answer:Windows 10 PC does not boot up into win10

I would create a bootable USB flash drive or DVD of Kyhi's Recovery Tools:
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - - Windows 10 Forums

Boot from that, there is a program called Macrium Reflect. Under the restore menu is a utility to Fix Windows startup problems. Run that utility.

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I have some old instructions on how to do this (I currently have Win 7 and Win 10 and want to add Win 10 insider version) but they do not work with Win 10.
The instructions I have involve a command prompt to rebuildbcd. But with Win 10, when I get to Troubleshoot/Advanced Options there is no command prompt option.

Answer:How to triple boot, Win 7/Win10/Win10 Insider

The rebuildbcd worked by booting from a USB drive that has Win 10 Insider. Going to Repair and advanced then to command promp, entering bootrec /rebuildbcd I was able to add the Win 10 insider to the boot list.

Jack

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I had a triple boot with Win 7/Win 8.1/Win 10 Preview. Each OS on a separate hard drive. I've upgraded my Win 8.1 to Win 10. As it stands, the only way I can boot to the Win 10 Preview is to physically disconnect the Win 10 hard drive. If I point the system to boot from the Win 10 preview drive, with the Win 10 drive connected it boots to Win 10 and not the preview version.

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Answer:How to triple boot, Win 7/Win10/Win10 Insider

fireberd said:

I had a triple boot with Win 7/Win 8.1/Win 10 Preview. Each OS on a separate hard drive. I've upgraded my Win 8.1 to Win 10. As it stands, the only way I can boot to the Win 10 Preview is to physically disconnect the Win 10 hard drive. If I point the system to boot from the Win 10 preview drive, with the Win 10 drive connected it boots to Win 10 and not the preview version.

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With both drives installed start command prompt and type msconfig and press enter. Go to the Boot tab and tell me how many entries do you see. In mine I have five entries.
In order to triple boot like you want you will need to see three entries.

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Hello - I have a 2006 bespoke video editing system - 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, Core 2 DUO, XP Pro, with a 6 mth old replacement 1TB SATA 111 Video HDD plus GV EDIUS, Photodex Producer, and TMPG Authoring s'ware ALL only compatible with XP.
I believe that I have three options: 1. purchase replacement s'ware for Windows 10 and upgrade PC to Windows 10 or use the PC for the old XP programs 2. Run in DUAL BOOT on C: partitioned, with XP on first partition (perhaps replace main HDD with a SSD just for programs) 3. Check if the old programs will run under Windows 10 compatibility mode?
I cannot find how I might check if the programs will run as 3.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:DUAL BOOT XP / WIN10 or WILL WIN10 BE ABLE TO RUN XP APPS?

In the process of upgrading to Windows 10, i.e. from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, the user will be prompted when certain programs are not compatible with Windows 10. However, two things:
1) In my experience, very specialized software will not be flagged as incompatible even if they are (such as my computational chemistry and physics software, which I luckily was able to update to a compatible version officially from the software publisher);
2) It seems that you can NOT directly upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 10. You need to either jump to Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 first before going to Windows 10, or go to Windows 10 directly (if you can find a valid ISO AND purchase a license key).
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread... Please see this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I have some old instructions on how to do this (I currently have Win 7 and Win 10 and want to add Win 10 insider version) but they do not work with Win 10.
The instructions I have involve a command prompt to rebuildbcd. But with Win 10, when I get to Troubleshoot/Advanced Options there is no command prompt option.

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Hello everyone,

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

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


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

I unplugged the HDD and swapped it with the SSD.

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

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

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

So you want to install windows 7.

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

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

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

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Hello everyone,

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

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


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

I unplugged the HDD and swapped it with the SSD.

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

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

With now ev... Read more

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I bought an HP laptop last week, came up windows 10 installed. Then I installed Fedora 24 on it and messed up boot configuration, now i cannot boot into windows 10 anymore so I plan to reinstall it using window 10 image. Do you know where can I find my production key of windows 10? 

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If this question has been addressed elsewhere, please direct me there.

I have a duel hard drive, dual boot system. Before upgrading to Win10, I purchased a Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive. I cloned my Win7 HHD drive to the SSD. I then deleted different items on each of the drives based on what I was going to use the drive for. (Games and General Purpose computing) Next, I updated the general purpose HHD to Win10, intending to dual boot Win7 SSD for games.

After upgrading the HHD drive to Win10, I discovered that the Windows 7 OS installed on my SSD was declared invalid by Microsoft and would not boot. I called Microsoft and was told I needed my win7 install key. I recently moved and cannot find my win7 installation disk.

I have Belarc installed on both drives. Is there any way to recover the CD key from the windows 7 drive even though it will not boot?

Answer:recover win7 drive use after install Win10 on 2 drive dual boot sys?

Showkey plus from this forum:
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

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If this question has been addressed elsewhere, please direct me there.

I have a duel hard drive, dual boot system. Before upgrading to Win10, I purchased a Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive. I cloned my Win7 HHD drive to the SSD. I then deleted different items on each of the drives based on what I was going to use the drive for. (Games and General Purpose computing) Next, I updated the general purpose HHD to Win10, intending to dual boot Win7 SSD for games.

After upgrading the HHD drive to Win10, I discovered that the Windows 7 OS installed on my SSD was declared invalid by Microsoft and would not boot. I called Microsoft and was told I needed my win7 install key. I recently moved and cannot find my win7 installation disk.

I have Belarc installed on both drives. Is there any way to recover the CD key from the windows 7 drive even though it will not boot?

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I have a Dell desktop Core i5 PC about 3-4 years old with 2 SATA drives and 2 DVD RW drives. I had the boot drive (a Samsung EVO850 250Gb SSD) partitioned into two drives, C 150Gb and D about 85Gb. The other HD is a Seagate 2TB which is partitioned into 4 drives, E, 700Gb, F, 600Gb, G, 500Gb, H, 100Gb (sizes approx.). This configuration has been working well for about 2 years, since the time I installed the original SSD.

Recently, the SSD failed and had to be replaced by Samsung. (Their SSDs have a lifetime warranty.) While waiting for the replacement SSD to arrive, I put in a mechanical 320Gb SATA HD, installed Windows 10 Pro (the same OS I had on the failed SSD). Install went fine, but on the first reboot to the desktop, I discovered that the system did NOT detect the 2nd HD, the 2Tb Seagate.

I removed the 2Tb and used a dock to connect it to by wife?s desktop, and her PC detected the drive.

However, after putting it back into my PC and restarting, the system DID detect the 2nd HD, and I was able to access the files on all the partitions. On every restart since, I had no problem accessing the drive and all files.

Fast forward about a week. Replacement SSD arrived. Rather than start all over again, I tried to clone the C and D drives from the 320Gb temporary drive, and had the new SSD connected to a USB port via a dock. The cloning operation needed to reboot to actually begin copying to the new SSD, but I was unsuccessful because the system did not detect the SSD in... Read more

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

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

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

Why do you want to install 7 ????

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

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How do I do this? I tried following a tutorial in the tutorial section, but the option to delete volume in grayed out.

Answer:Remove Windows 10 from dual boot with Windows 7, Win10 installed first

It`s grayed out because it`s the Active partition and has the system files on it, if you were to delete it then Windows 7 would not boot anymore.

The Windows 7 partition must be made Active and the System files have to be written there before you can delete Windows 10.

The proper thing to do is backup your files, wipe out the entire drive and reinstall windows 7

Partition - Mark as Active

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer me.

Paul.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer me.

Paul.

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

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

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

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


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

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So I have gone through all the usual hoops I can find on the upgrade issues, mostly based off the one error I have managed to get spit back: 0xC1900101 - 0x20017

This is usually found to be a driver error, but after removing everything possible to no avail I said screw it and went for the clean install.

The install media would get stuck at the spinning dots even after booting directly to it, that is until I removed the older hard drives, namely the one with my win7 install. I now have a clean win10 sitting pretty (on an SSD), but here goes my issue, if I plug the win7 drive back in (with computer off) I get stuck on spinning dots again! After restart I can get a repair screen which only leads to a black screen with a mouse. Take out the one drive again and I can get in. Fun stuff so far.

What is most curious: I dropped in the drive when win10 was up (yay sata hotswap), and it read the other two partitions great! But the win7 partition isn't read, leading me to believe something is corrupted there.

Ultimately and ideally I would like to do an upgrade to keep my files around and not deal with restoring everything. less ideally would be getting the win10 install to see the win7 install partition, but I would bet these issues are one in the same.
I have run chkdsk and /sfc scannow, no errors on either.

For record is what I have in win7, and when I hotswap this drive in on 10 C: will not show up.

TIA

Answer:Something on my windows 7 partition prevents win10 upgrade or boot

Will the computer boot into Windows 7 with only that HDD connected?

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I've been planning on installing Linux on my old Gateway laptop for some time now. It's a Gateway NE56R49U, with an I3, 4gb ram and processor integrated graphics. I'd like to install Ubuntu, Kali Linux, OSX, and keep the Windows 10 install that is already on there. What is the best way to go about doing this? Where should I install the boot loader? I would like to use GRUB, but I'm not quite sure which partition to put it in. Do I need a Linux swap partition for both Kali and Ubuntu? How should I go about installing OSX for this multi-boot system?

Here is my current drive layout, with only a partition for Kali.
http://imgur.com/B7gAo3v

Thanks for all the help.

Answer:Win10, Hackintosh & Linux boot on windows machine

Be aware that installing any Apple OS on non Apple hardware is a violation of Apple's EULA.

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So I have gone through all the usual hoops I can find on the upgrade issues, mostly based off the one error I have managed to get spit back: 0xC1900101 - 0x20017

This is usually found to be a driver error, but after removing everything possible to no avail I said screw it and went for the clean install.

The install media would get stuck at the spinning dots even after booting directly to it, that is until I removed the older hard drives, namely the one with my win7 install. I now have a clean win10 sitting pretty (on an SSD), but here goes my issue, if I plug the win7 drive back in (with computer off) I get stuck on spinning dots again! After restart I can get a repair screen which only leads to a black screen with a mouse. Take out the one drive again and I can get in. Fun stuff so far.

What is most curious: I dropped in the drive when win10 was up (yay sata hotswap), and it read the other two partitions great! But the win7 partition isn't read, leading me to believe something is corrupted there.

Ultimately and ideally I would like to do an upgrade to keep my files around and not deal with restoring everything. less ideally would be getting the win10 install to see the win7 install partition, but I would bet these issues are one in the same.
I have run chkdsk and /sfc scannow, no errors on either.

For record is what I have in win7, and when I hotswap this drive in on 10 C: will not show up.

TIA

Answer:Something on my windows 7 partition prevents win10 upgrade or boot

Will the computer boot into Windows 7 with only that HDD connected?

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I've been planning on installing Linux on my old Gateway laptop for some time now. It's a Gateway NE56R49U, with an I3, 4gb ram and processor integrated graphics. I'd like to install Ubuntu, Kali Linux, OSX, and keep the Windows 10 install that is already on there. What is the best way to go about doing this? Where should I install the boot loader? I would like to use GRUB, but I'm not quite sure which partition to put it in. Do I need a Linux swap partition for both Kali and Ubuntu? How should I go about installing OSX for this multi-boot system?

Here is my current drive layout, with only a partition for Kali.
http://imgur.com/B7gAo3v

Thanks for all the help.

Answer:Win10, Hackintosh & Linux boot on windows machine

Be aware that installing any Apple OS on non Apple hardware is a violation of Apple's EULA.

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Hi,
I havnt had much luck with this. My daughter had a wrecked laptop but the HDD is good. My wife has a laptop so I purchased a hdd caddy which replaced the dvd drive with the hdd from my daughters laptop. The idea is that the laptop could dual boot to separate drives one for my daughter, and one for my wife. My wifes laptop has Windows 10 installed, but my daughter wants Windows 8.1, but may update to win 10.
Is it possible to use the 2nd HDD and install win 8.1 on a win 10 laptop. i.e. dual boot both win 10 (original) and an added win 8.1 from the second hdd?
I tried and have removed secure boot from the bios option but it refuses to boot from the usb win 8.1 installer I have.
I also tried to change to legacy which allows me to boot from the usb but wont let me install to the 2nd hdd. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Dual boot Windows 10 & Windows 8.1 on a Win10 laptop with 2 HDD

Since your daughter's HDD is already having Windows 8.1, I guess you can do an OS repair using the Windows 8.1 USB. There's no need to install all over again. Repair will simply change the 8.1's database/registry to match the new configuration. That done, you should be able to see dual boot. Make sure the 8.1 disk is slave in this case.

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hi,

I was prompted a while ago to update to Windows 10, but haven't had a reason to until recently, there's a game (Killer Instinct) which is Windows 10 only so I decided now's the time.

When I was prompted for the update originally, I followed a guide on this forum for turning the update file into a bootable iSO, I though this would let me install windows 10 on another partition so I could dual boot, but when I tried it asked me for my product key and didn't accept my original Windows 7 key.

I'm currently running windows 7 from a 120gb SSD, now partitioned in 2 equal half's. I was wondering if its possible for me to clone my existing Windows 7 drive to the 2nd partition, then do the Windows 10 update on either the clone or original drive for a dual boot setup. Is this possible ?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Can I clone my Windows 7 drive, update to Win10, dual boot & use both?

Not within the terms of your windows 7 or Windows 10 licenses - one or the other, not both.
Check that your PC can upgrade to Windows 10 by trying this:

Upgrade Assistant: FAQ - Windows Help

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Hello all,

Real quick, I'm having an issue where I try to update from Build 15031.rs2_release.170204-1546 to the next rs2_release available via Windows Update. The update downloads, does the pre-install, boots me into the traditional blue screen of updating, finishes, then reboots me to get back into the OS. At this juncture, I am at a blue flag and white dot circle, which has stopped spinning (it spins for approx .75 seconds) and halts, machine stays in this state ad infinitum. I can reboot it, at which point it goes back to the same state. If i shut down, then power back up instead (cold boot), the machine reverts the upgrade and goes back to the previous build and everything is honkey dorey.

Thing 1) I do not have a wireless USB mouse/dongle. Please don't recommend I remove it as one does not exist.
Thing 2) I have removed two possible culprits (Creative SoundBlaster Z card, Asus Wireless-N card). No change.
Thing 3) I have unplugged all video (except 1 Display Port), all USB connections, and the Ethernet cable. No change.
Thing 4) I even went so far as to disconnect my NZXT water cooler USB connector from the motherboard header and reboot. No change.

Most posts I see, it's a "Oh, your wireless usb mouse is causing issues" or, "the PC is having issues discovering USB devices during it's boot process, disconnect them". Well, I've done it, and it's still busted. This has happened with /every/ developer preview update since Win 10 was release. The first... Read more

Answer:Lock-up on Boot after/during Windows Update (Win10 Insider Preview)

I read through this and don't see anything I can help with except for what could be called a stupid question: Could it be your computer is too good for the IP versions? I pose that only because I have IP on a Dell 530 SFF computer and a Dell Optiplex 755 computer from back in Vista and Win7 days and working fine. I did have to use an Add-in Video card in both as the onboard graphics adapter had no drivers for Win10.

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hi,

I was prompted a while ago to update to Windows 10, but haven't had a reason to until recently, there's a game (Killer Instinct) which is Windows 10 only so I decided now's the time.

When I was prompted for the update originally, I followed a guide on this forum for turning the update file into a bootable iSO, I though this would let me install windows 10 on another partition so I could dual boot, but when I tried it asked me for my product key and didn't accept my original Windows 7 key.

I'm currently running windows 7 from a 120gb SSD, now partitioned in 2 equal half's. I was wondering if its possible for me to clone my existing Windows 7 drive to the 2nd partition, then do the Windows 10 update on either the clone or original drive for a dual boot setup. Is this possible ?

Thanks in advance

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This system was running Windows 8.1 before it was upgraded to Windows 10 last year. It's my boyfriends computer and last night he kept getting the dreaded blue screen with errors regarding his hard disk. He kept ignoring them. Then, his computer battery died and when he booted back up, it would get to a blue screen and act like it was going to repair itself and would just start all over again. It was going in a loop. He had no idea what he was doing, but searched the Internet and ended up messing everything up even more. His setup was 850 GB HD in 3 partitions, It was set up as a Raid one was the main  C drive, one was the restore drive and the other was cache. He changed them to non-raid drives. He changed some other things in the bios too, but I am not sure exactly what. The problelm I have at this moment is that when I boot up without the USB Bootable media I created, I get stuck at a screen that says there is no boot disk and no operating system installed, and to press F2 to run Diagnostics. When I run teh diagnostics, everything is fine, no errors. When I try to recover, repair, reimage, or anything other than reinstall, it goes back to the screen I mentioned above that will not allow me to do anything, with the exception of going to the command prompt, which is  X and not C. I did a dir/w and saw that the windows files are there, but under the users directory, all the documents and pictures are empty,so not sure if it is even looking at what I t... Read more

Answer:Envy 15-j059nr wouldn't boot to windows after win10 update n...

Hi: See if there is a BIOS setting to change the USB 3 ports to auto (to emulate USB 2 ports).  Windows may be looking for a USB3 driver. To save any previous files, do not format the drive.  Just let Windows install over the current windows directory on C:\ and it will create a Windows.old folder. After W10 has completed installing, you can explore the Windows.old folder and retrieve any files from the Windows.old user directory that you need. You can delete the Windows.old folder after you are sure you got everthing from it that you need. Use the disk cleanup utility to delete the Windows.old folder. You run the utility.  It opens to the window, then click on the cleanup system files button on the lower left side of the window.  The disk cleanup utility will run again and then when you get to the window, you can check all of the boxes to delete the unnecessary files, including the Windows.old folder.

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Hi there, I am not really new to all this but rather stuck on a knowledge level 10 years past ;-))I bought an ideapad 700 17ISK (used) that came with Windows 10 preinstalled.Since for the last decade and more I've been using Ubuntu, I wanted to stick with that and deceided to check wether it runs ok on the new notebook.I ran a Live-system and was quite pleased and decided to install it alongside the Windows installtion since I was curious and wanted to test that as well.I saw that the main partition sda5 was empty and used that one for installation and split it for data and swap.After installation I could not boot into my fresh ubuntu installation, neither acces the Windows 10 installation.Beforehand it always started with a message that some things had to be configured, now I get an error page saying my PC needs repair and that \Windows\system32\winload.efi was not foundAnd error code 0xc0000225 I tried several things like downloading Windows 10 images, running them from USB drive and running automated repair, trying different things from command prompt etc... Nothing helped, I think I'll need to reinstall Windows to get this going again But before buying the hilariously overpriced System Recovery media (Why doesn't Lenovo offer a .iso download for a reasonable price, that would save some money and get instant recovery!!) I'd like to know if I can not just install the .iso version of Windows 10 I downloaded from Microsoft?Will that give me a functioning Window... Read more

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Hello, I have a dual boot Win 10 Pro/Win 10 Pro system. However, everytime I switch OS, I have to re-pair my Bluetooth mouse with that OS again. I have tried many methods online specifically for Win 7,8 /Linux dual boot, however it doesn't work with Windows 10.

Does anyone know any trick to make both OS recognize my Bluetooth mouse without re-pairing every single time? My bluetooth card is internal (Intel Wireless AC-3165 with BT).

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Hello, I have a dual boot Win 10 Pro/Win 10 Pro system. However, everytime I switch OS, I have to re-pair my Bluetooth mouse with that OS again. I have tried many methods online specifically for Win 7,8 /Linux dual boot, however it doesn't work with Windows 10.

Does anyone know any trick to make both OS recognize my Bluetooth mouse without re-pairing every single time? My bluetooth card is internal (Intel Wireless AC-3165 with BT).

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Hello guys,

I need help for my new build.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

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

Who makes your 550W power supply?

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

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Hello guys,

I need help for my new build.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

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

Who makes your 550W power supply?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a Satellite L645 I put together 4-5 months ago from the wreckage of it and a Satellite P745  Next, will be learning if swapping the CPU from P745 to the MOBO of the L645, but that will be another day
 

 
I recently did a number of repairs on several PC's/Laptops that I restore/refurbish/rebuild to provide inexpensive units to those less financially fortunate.  After 30+ years in the IT industry, and now retired, I can return to computers as the hobby it began as.
 
While doing this latest bunch it appears I picked up a virus either from one of the harddrives in the wreckage, or from the online hunting & scrounging for parts, drivers, apps, etc.
 
WIN10 began, during booting up, telling me I needed to allow the Automated Repair to run, then changed its' mind and said to use the Recovery Media to repair the system.  I tried to force numerous incomplete boots to cause the options menu to appear, but to no avail.

 
The errors progressed to the "a required device is missing or not accessible" when trying to boot from proven USB Recovery AND USB Win10 Install media.  The system tries to boot from the WIN10 DVD boot disk, but after a long wait, that too, fails.
 
These are the various BSOD screens:
 
"KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE."
 

 
"PAGE FAULT IN NON-PAGED AREA", and
 

 
"SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED",
 

 
 
In so many words, "LOOK ONLINE LATER FOR MEMORY MANAGEMENT.... Read more

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I have a dual-boot setup on a Dell XPS 8900 that I've had since Feb/March. The dual boot setup has been working fine, with zero issues since then, then this week I just booted into Win7 a couple days ago and it ran chkdsk automatically, erased some files, restarted, and booted into Win7 fine. I used my OS with no issues and shutdown. But this morning I tried to boot into Win7 and my system can't find the operating system.

I bought the computer from Dell with Win10 installed on their standard 1TB HDD and added a WDC 2TB HDD and installed Win7 in Legacy. I can still boot into Win10 with no problem in UEFI, and while using the OS I can see my other Win7 HDD, all the files are still there and I can access them. My system can even detect Win7 in UEFI mode and will begin to boot to that OS (but of course, freezes at the logo screen because Win7 won't run on UEFI). The BIOS detects both HDD's and diagnostics says that everything's fine with both, but when I try to boot into Win7 in Legacy mode I get a no boot device error.

I've run the Windows7 install CD to try to run diagnostics and repair startup files, but all the diagnostics, including chkdsk, come back with zero issues, except 0x01f and 0x495 which only says that something was changed, but nothing specific...

I can't tell if the problem is with my startup files, MBR, or BIOS...

I've already backed up my Win7 HDD, but I'd rather not have to reinstall Windows cuz all my gaming stuff is on that HDD...

Can anyone help?

Answer:Dual-Boot Win7/Win10 on seprt HDD's - Both HDD's detected, 7 wont boot

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Dual booting with all hdd's connected can be problematic
I personally use one of these to simplify the task after many mishaps dual booting on the same disk.... I never found a better/ more reliable way other than this,
Amazon.com: Vantec 2.5-Inch Dual Bay Trayless SATA III - 6G Mobile Rack (MRK-225S6-BK): Computers & Accessories

Installing each os you'd want to remove the other disk completely so each os would have it's own boot loader.
Even though 10 can access win-7 I would not do it this will often trigger check disk to run in win-7.
Not to mention Fast start in win-10 will trigger it too
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

So yes disable fast start in win-10 is a must do.
Also for good measure disable fast or quick start in your bios too.
I would not share data disks either.

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Hello everyone, I have a Dell Optiplex 760 SFF that has both win 7 and win 10 installed on a 1TB hard drive in the following partition order:
500 mb system reserve, 100gb win 7, 750gb data, 80gb win 10
I've also disabled the metro bootloader, as it wastes times when booting to win 7.

Whenever I reboot to Win 7 after booting into Win 10 before, the system requires a chkdsk of the Win 10 and data partition. I looked around the forums here and the win 10 forums, and have disabled fast boot in Win 10 as mentioned throughout, but it still results in chkdsk being required.

I've tried to do this on other computers such as an MSI laptops with Win7, with similar results.

Is there something else I need to do so that Win 7 doesn't do disk check?

Thanks for all the help in advance.

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Hi! I had Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on an old hard drive (250GB). I installed a new hard drive (500GB) and did a clean install of Windows 10 on the new hard drive (using my Win8 CD key).

It worked fine for two weeks. I never booted into Win8 again, but every time I booted, it gave me the option of Windows 10 vs Windows 8. Always picked Windows 10.

Then, last night, I wanted to use that old hard drive with Win8 for storage. I formatted it via Windows and secure erased it (via gparted on a live USB--this did require disabling secure boot, but I re-enabled it after secure erasing). After rebooting, Windows 10 won't boot: "no bootable devices detected".

The hard drive with Win10 is still recognized in the BIOS, no problem. But, even in the BIOS, it's not seen as a UEFI bootable device.

What I've tried so far:

1. Startup Repair (using the Win10 USB live installer tool thing) -- "Startup repair couldn't repair your PC." Log file is blank, sadly.
2. bootsect /nt60 C: /mbr -> it works successfully, saying "successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode" and "bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes", but I still can't boot.
3. bootrec /fixmbr -> completes successfully, still can't boot.
4. bootrec /rebuild bcd -> finds the Win10 install, I select it, and then it says, "the requested system device cannot be found."

I ran diskpart and here's what I'm looking at:


Code:
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EDIT

What actually went wrong and how to prevent this from happening to you:







NavyLCDR said:

What happened was that when you installed Windows 10, the setup program saw the system partition and boot files on the old hard drive and, by default, updates the old system partition/boot files to add Windows 10 as a second option rather than creating a new system partition and boot files. When you formatted the old hard drive, you erased the system partition and boot files too.

If you want a 100% independent clean install on a new drive, you need to install Windows onto the new drive with no other drives connected. After that is done, then you connect your old drives and just add boot entries for the previous OS to the new system partition/boot files.



Solution #1 (slightly longer & requires two drives, but worked perfectly): Image your C:/ partition using Macrium, format & reinstall Windows (without any other drives connected) which allows Windows to create all the correct partitions, and restore your image back onto just the new C:/ partition. Instructions.

Solution #2: manually add the EFI partition that was missing. A normal clean install creates 4 partitions, but I only had two: I was missing the crucial EFI and the non-essential recovery partitions. Instructions.

-- original post below --

Hi! I had Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on an old hard drive (250GB). I installed a new hard drive (500GB) and did a clean install ... Read more

Answer:Previous dual-boot: deleted old Win8, now Win10 won't boot

How did you get from the 250GB to the 500GB? Did you clone? Because if you did, the drives will have the same ID and you can't boot with them connected at the same time.

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone, I have an x220t (4296-2WU) running Windows 7 on the stock 320gb HDD from Lenovo, bios v 1.33. I?ve just ordered a Crucial m4 128gb mSATA drive. I?d like to going from my current setup of: HDD = boot drive & data drive, with Windows 7 Pro 64 To: mSATA = boot drive, with clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64 from a MSDN .iso (with a legit MSDN key)HDD = wiped, then used as data drive I?d prefer to nuke all the content on my HDD from orbit during this process. I?m planning to do the following ? but I?m a bit unclear on a) whether the MSDN .iso + license key will allow a clean installation onto the bare mSATA drive, and b) whether the process below will allow me to make the SSD the boot drive while re-formatting the previous boot drive, the HDD: -Burn .iso from MSDN to bootable DVD-physically install the SSD-Boot to the installer DVD, format the HDD, install Windows 8 onto the SSD-Boot into clean Win8 install on the SSD, apply Windows updates, apply Lenovo System Updates Thanks for any thoughts or advice!

Answer:x220t: Install mSATA for boot drive & clean install of Windows 8?

I had a simliar desire but slightly diffferent solution. Been running Win8 betas since they were released last Winter on a 64gb mSata in a dual boot config. I wanted to start  fresh when Win8 Pro was officially released but with a larger mSata in my x220t. The weekend prior to release I backed everything up, installed a 256gb mSata and did a clean Windows 8 RP install on the mSata. Once the update was made available I booted from Win8, made the purchase and installed Win 8 Pro on the mSata.. Worked very well. No worries about trying a clean install from an upgrade OS purchase. Quick, clean and very functional. Plus I stll have a dual boot config until I am confident enough to wipe the Win7 OS from my HD. You should still be able to install Win8 RP through January.

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The USB is detected and selected in the boot priority, but the monitor merely shows a flashing dash, with no progress to the display of the windows icon. UNlike a USB boot stick I made months ago with version 1607, the unbootable boot stick was made only yesterday - the whole 7 hour process seemed to go without a hitch. But alas it appears to be useless. Both boot sticks were made on this same PC, and have been tried in quick succession, the latest failing and the earlier succeeding. What could have gone wrong yesterday ?

Answer:latest Win10 boot medium wont boot

Sebastian42 said:

The USB is detected and selected in the boot priority, but the monitor merely shows a flashing dash, with no progress to the display of the windows icon. UNlike a USB boot stick I made months ago with version 1607, the unbootable boot stick was made only yesterday - the whole 7 hour process seemed to go without a hitch. But alas it appears to be useless. Both boot sticks were made on this same PC, and have been tried in quick succession, the latest failing and the earlier succeeding. What could have gone wrong yesterday ?



The failing one must have some sort of corruption. How did you create it (details please)?

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The USB is detected and selected in the boot priority, but nothing happens, UNlike a USB boot stick I made months ago and it has version 1607. The unbootable boot stick was made only yesterday - the whole 7 hour process seemed to go without a hitch. But alas it appears to be useless. Both boot sticks were made on this same PC, and have been tried in quick succession, the latest failing and the earlier succeeding. What could have gone wrong yesterday ?

Answer:latest Win10 boot medium wont boot

Originally Posted by Sebastian42 The USB is detected and selected in the boot priority, but nothing happens, UNlike a USB boot stick I made months ago and it has version 1607. The unbootable boot stick was made only yesterday - the whole 7 hour process seemed to go without a hitch. But alas it appears to be useless. Both boot sticks were made on this same PC, and have been tried in quick succession, the latest failing and the earlier succeeding. What could have gone wrong yesterday ? Check to make sure if the USB stick is defective or not :
Plug in the "unbootable" USB > click This PC > right side, under the USB drive, how many disk space are available in the USB stick ?
By April 11th, the new Creator Update will be available.
Perhaps you would wait for the new Windows 10 version 1703 (OS Build 15063) ?

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Hello everyone,
this is my first time here. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this problem, as it has made everything grind to a halt.
 
My main computer just died, so I figured I'd take my old computer, which was never hooked up to the internet (in order to always keep it clean as a baby's rear end), and use it to run either diagnostics and/or data recovery software on my malfunctioning C drive from my dead computer.
 
The old computer had XP pro sp2 on it, with a P4 3.4 processor, and an Intel board. The first obstacle, was getting it online. Simply plugging in the networking cable did nothing. After endless amounts of reading, it seems that because they computer was never meant to be online, the networking (or "LAN"?) drivers were never installed. After many tries and much confusion, I finally had someone find them online for me, put the drivers on a thumbdrive, and after a few attempts I was able to get this old girl connected. But I must say, for those who don't really know what they are doing very well, the procedure for setting up the network connections was anything but easy. The automated system for doing it failed every time. No reason way. So I finally managed to do it manually, somehow. To be honest, I don't even remember now. When you attempt to do something for 12 hours in a row, trying every possible solution, it's easy to forget specifics.
 
Anyway, I got hooked into the internet. The next step was upgrading to SP 3, which I had already p... Read more

Answer:Hi! Windows XP boot-up problem after sp3 install and network drivers install

After tapping F8 is there a selection called Disable Autorestart on System Failure? Select it and the next time you boot the BSOD will stay on the screen.

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Hello everyone,
this is my first time here. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this problem, as it has made everything grind to a halt.
 
My main computer just died, so I figured I'd take my old computer, which was never hooked up to the internet (in order to always keep it clean as a baby's rear end), and use it to run either diagnostics and/or data recovery software on my malfunctioning C drive from my dead computer.
 
The old computer had XP pro sp2 on it, with a P4 3.4 processor, and an Intel board. The first obstacle, was getting it online. Simply plugging in the networking cable did nothing. After endless amounts of reading, it seems that because they computer was never meant to be online, the networking (or "LAN"?) drivers were never installed. After many tries and much confusion, I finally had someone find them online for me, put the drivers on a thumbdrive, and after a few attempts I was able to get this old girl connected. But I must say, for those who don't really know what they are doing very well, the procedure for setting up the network connections was anything but easy. The automated system for doing it failed every time. No reason way. So I finally managed to do it manually, somehow. To be honest, I don't even remember now. When you attempt to do something for 12 hours in a row, trying every possible solution, it's easy to forget specifics.
 
Anyway, I got hooked into the internet. The next step was upgrading to SP 3, which I had already p... Read more

Answer:Hi! Windows XP boot-up problem after sp3 install and network drivers install

After tapping F8 is there a selection called Disable Autorestart on System Failure? Select it and the next time you boot the BSOD will stay on the screen.

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My spouses pc all of a sudden wouldn't boot, not into safe mode or anything (vista), and so we were going to upgrade anyways to windows 7, so i bought the upgrade windows 7 and attempted to do a clean install and reformatted the c: drive which has 250gb, and each time i start the install it bogs down and gets stuck on the install files and cycles over and over and never goes anywhere. I also performed a start up repair and it cycles over and over for hours on end, please help!

Answer:Boot config not working, tried clean install, can't install windows 7

Welcome freakyfrowe

I assume from your specs this is an acer laptop. Check this thread for a lot of ideas.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Disconnect all not necesssary USB devices, printers, ext monitors, TVs, etc.

Also this Tutorial on Clean Install with upgrade disc



Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Edit: Optimize Hard Drive for Install

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I?ve got a strange one on my hands here. I can not boot into windows 7 without having my windows 7 install disk in the drive at boot up and wait past the hit any botton to boot off of cd. If I try to boot without the disk in the drive I get the boot manager is missing error.
Also I can get windows 7 to recognize one of my SATA drives.
I have a pair of drives in raid 0
A 160 gig drive windows can see
A 250 gig drive that windows can?t see
My mobo is a Abit   ix38 quadgt
 
Thanks,

Answer:Boot manager is missing, will not boot without the windows 7 install disk in the drive

sprogis, If Windows isn't able to repair the problem on its own, you might try EasyBCD .-Alex

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Here goes my (sorry if it's too) detailed description:I was watching a video on-line and suddenly a bunch of windows started popping up for some kind of (most likely) fake registry/anti-virus software.  I tried to close all of the pop-ups and stupidly must have clicked the wrong thing on one because a program began to download.I shut the computer down, and when I tried to normally boot up, the computer shut down.  I was able to boot up in safe mode, but it (some kinda virus) kept shutting the windows firewall off so that I had to constantly re-enable it.  An alert also popped up every time I booted up in safe mode saying something like "explorer cannot find ***, please run chkdsk".  (I'm sorry I can't remember exactly what it said!)  When I ran chkdsk it said that were errors found but it did not fix them.  Arg!The day after doing all of this, I tried to boot up in safe mode again, and I got the BSoD.  I get the same message whether I try to boot normally, in safe mode, or any of the other safe options.  This is it:-----------------------------a problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.CONFIG_LIST_FAILED   If this is the first time you have seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer.  If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.  If this is a new installation, ... Read more

Answer:config_list_failed BSoD, unable to boot to windows or boot from install disk!

CONFIG_LIST_FAILED usually means lack of RAM, or disk space is extremely low.You have a lot of RAM. Do you think, it's possible, you're running out of space on HD?320GB is a lot.

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Can anyone help me repair my installation of Windows 10 Professional on my Workstation Desktop because it won't load completely even after using the Windows 10 Home/Pro Installation USB flash drive to do a boot repair, which has always worked before. I did manage to correct the boot order with grub customizer though and fix the grub menu name after I accidentally reinstalled grub when using my boot repair Linux disc though, so now it says Windows 10 instead of Windows Recovery Environment and it boots to Windows 10 first instead of Ubuntu to prevent me from having to use boot repair for Windows from the Windows 10 Home/Pro Installation USB Flash drive.

However, I still need to disable fast boot in Windows 10 too to prevent having boot issues with dual or multi-boot systems and having to use boot repair to fix it, but I can't get into Windows 10 now to do that and I've done everything I can think of to resolve it or that has worked before along with the new solutions mentioned. Therefore, what haven't I tried so I can find another way as to how to fix this issue?
 

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

Answer:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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System froze the other day. Upon reboot, the system reports Hard Disk - 3F0 error (Boot device not found). DiagnosticsMemory - PassDisk Short - PassDisk Long - Pass I downloaded Windows 10 installation media from Microsoft as both USB stick and DVD.When connecting USB Stick or DVD drive to USB, the system starts booting from the USB device, shows HP logo, then Microsoft's "spinning circle of dots" then just "fades to black" and does nothing further. 100% repeatable. Tried restoring BIOS to defaults, enable Legacy boot mode, disable secure boot, etc. (all permutations) no help. I have a Clonezilla DVD which boots completely, shows the original partitions appear to still be on the SSD. I imagine something about the UEFI boot loader on the SSD is corrupted, and was going to try to repair it from the install media. But, why won't the install media boot? Do I need some special "HP" version of Windows 10 install media? 

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

Thoughts?

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

SATA operation should be AHCI - not RAID.  

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I'm having trouble installing windows on a new rig I just built. I'm not sure if its a driver error or maybe some other hardware error I'm overlooking. Here's the problem I'm encountering. I've tried to install 3 different windows. Windows 7 64bit(burned), Windows 7 32bit (burned), Windows Vista OEM. Upon the fresh install my computer goes to the "Loading files from disk" than will try to boot up to the install. When the boot up screen comes on with the horizontal bar it freezes after about 10-15 seconds, then nothing. Thusly being unable to install on a fresh HDD.

I have 3 hard drivesI've tried to install every copy on (2 SATA HDDs, and a SSD). Same symptom. My old HDD with windows still on it, I tried to boot it up and it still freezes(shouldn't boot up anyway right?). When I try to load safemode on the HDD with the old copy of windows already on it, I am able to. I tried installing the Vista copy through this safemode method and it is successful until the PC reboots during the install and freezes back up bootup. This made me think it was a driver error.

I also mistakenly tried installing windows with no HDD's attached to the motherboard.. That also made it to the bootup screen, but froze(duh) at the bootup screen too. So from that mistaken test, could this be a hardware issue if its freezing at the same spot with and without the HDD?

So in short, I'm unable to install windows on a HDD with a previous windows on it, or a new HDD with a new in... Read more

Answer:New Windows install, freeze on install boot

So multiple DVD's (vista, win7 x64, win7 x86) all fail.
You tried multiple harddisks... same problem (I hope only one attached[??])
Try to boot from usb Microsoft Store Online
same problem?

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Question: win10 install

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

Answer:win10 install

Hello Robert,

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

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

Answer:Install.ESD Win10 ISO

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

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

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

Regards
AZotwe
 

Answer:How to install Win10?

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

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

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Question: win10 install

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

Answer:win10 install

Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help


First note:





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



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






Warning

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

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



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

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

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

Answer:win10 install to SSD

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

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

Answer:Can you install Win10 without a key?

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

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

Answer:dual boot win7/win10 wont boot to win7 anymore +BSOD "memory managemen

Hi @vinvanda.

As far as I can understand from your post that you had W7 and W10 as dual boot in two different disks.

From the uploaded data we could not find a hint of the BSOD that you said (it is not recorded anywhere, probably because it happened during boot); but some other statements are supported by the data.





Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC00000D4.



Now, it is STATUS_NOT_SAME_DEVICE; reads as .... "The destination file of a rename request is located on a different device than the source of the rename request".

Now I am making a guess. It it is wrong, please rectify and state the proper situation.
You name the Windows 7 Disk as "system" and the Windows 10 disk as "Win 10". You also said that windows 7 is the default boot. So I am guessing that the boot files are in the the windows 7 disk.

The board is set as Legacy BIOS. So Fast Boot is not possible here; and if Fast Startup is enabled, windows7 needs to disk check in every startup. It is desirable to keep fast startup disabled on a computer with W7.

Now Coming to the "Secure Boot Violation". Windows 7 does not support it at all. And, it is the Firmware Validation Process of UEFI; whereas your system is set to Legacy. I think here lies the issue.





BIOS Mode Legacy



Disable UEFI and Secure boot> Hopefully Windows 7 will boot back.

If it does not, remove the windows 10 disk... Read more

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck, werty

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

Answer:New install of Win10 - cannot Add New User

Hello Hannele,

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

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

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

Answer:New install of Win10 - cannot Add New User

Hello Hannele,

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

User Account - Add in Windows 10

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Answer:How to install RSAT on win10 pro

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

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

Answer:Install Win10 ISO onto new SSD drive?

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

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

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

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