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SSD, HDD caddy, reinstalling Windows 8.

Question: SSD, HDD caddy, reinstalling Windows 8.

Hello. Seeing it doesn't seem like Lenovo will dish out a GT755M ultrabay anytime soon ( ... ), and I don't really feel like getting a M.2 SSD even though I have the connector soldered onto my mainboard ( availability of those in Europe is barely zilch, and I'm not fond of ordering across the pond ), I've decided to grab a normal SSD and grab a HDD caddy with which I'll replace DVD/RW ( I use optical drive once per 2 months ), keep Windows on SSD and connected to mainboard at all times, while keeping files on HDD, allowing me to swap it out with a DVD/RW ( or a GT755M to play a graphically intensive game, if they ever get around of making those available for purchase, yet alone in Europe, hilarious.. ). Anyhow. I'm probably purchasing following SSD : http://www.links.hr/?naziv=ssd-120-0-kingston-v-200-sata3-2-5-svp200s37a120g-maks-do-535-460-mb-s&op... And I'm probably purchasing following HDD caddy : http://www.links.hr/artikl-016.024.006 - I'm wondering whether y510p meets the industry standard so this caddy is applicable on it, and whether I can or can not mount the Lenovo outer casing on it ( same one which is mounted on the DVDRW drive ). - How will I get around installing Win8 ? I heard that all Lenovos that come shipped with Win8 have a Windows CD key built inside BIOS, meaning I just need to grab a .ISO from Microsoft's site and go ahead and install it. Also, I'm running Windows 7 currently, will there be any things I'll need to change from within the BIOS ? Thanks in advance for help.













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Answer: SSD, HDD caddy, reinstalling Windows 8.

hi Knbai,

With the upgrade you have in mind, this is definitely doable. You may also want to take a look at the product below as it looks promising in using the stock HDD in the ODD bay.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p HDD Caddy

In transferring the stock OS to another drive , the ideal way is to clone/migrate it (i.e. via Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home free trial). If the destination drive is not big enough, you can also try to clean install using a Windows 8 ISO (activate windows by phone if necessary).

In addition, If you have installed Windows 7 in legacy mode, you don't need to change anything in the BIOS if you intend to install Windows 8 in legacy mode.


Regards

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How to obtain the four screws that secure the caddy to the laptop body?  
(Not the screws that keep the HDD inside the caddy.)
Does anyone know the specification for these screws, and where I can buy them?
Thanks in advance.

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Hello to everybody!I have a HP Pavilion g6-1212sqand I would like to replace the optical drive with a HDD installed inside a caddy/or something similar. My difficulty is to find the right part on the market. I'm confusing because I saw that there is 12,7 mm size and 9,5 mm size. Is there someone that can help me indicating which of this two is good? Will be appreciated any suggestion also where I can buy it, I live in Romania. Thanks in advance to who will answer! Adrian S.













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Answer:HDD Adapter Caddy / Similar to Caddy

Hi, Firstly your machine uses       12.7 mm (0.50-in) fixed SATA tray load Secondary: I don't know they will ship to Romania or not, please try:     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SATA-2nd-HDD-SSD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-12-7mm-Universal-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-Bay-/280820379708 Regards.

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hi there,i'm not sure how to just install - Microsoft Outlook? (i have windows7 o/s disk) do i have to uninstall the whole windows prog or can i just re-install that one thing?it got uninstalled ..after a previous issue went pear shaped ..transferring my email files, folders and contacts from my old comp. i got the folders, but they were duplicated as i stuffed up by not copying the pst files properly (or something?) ..couldn't fix it so uninstalled the program. i don't care about the contacts anymore.. but i do need to have access to a working mail program ie: microsoft outlook. my new ISP (tpg) doesn't really provide you with a working email facility.. emails are only stored temporarily and you don't get any sent folders etc.. they advise you used yr own mail program for your tpg account mail they mentioned Outlook. so here i am. !any clues? muchly appreciate you help.cheersSam

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i had to format my lap top and reinstalled windows XP after and it works fine but i cant get the drivers to work. ive downloaded them all and installed them but none of the applications are showing up when im logged on. it says that i have to refrer to something after installation to complete it but i dont know what it is. does anybody know what else i have to do to get the programs running

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I recently cloned my hdd to ssd using Samsung Data Migration Software. Everything was working well. But he the old hdd which I have now installed using a HDD caddy in the optical drive slot is not being recognized in the device manager or disk management tool. The BIOS is detecting the second drive though.

PS: The drive is working perfect over a SATA to USB adapter.

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12180 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M, -2048 Mb
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Hey,

I have Windows 7 on a new laptop I bought but I need to reinstall Vista on my last laptop.

I have a disk for each but the DVD player/recorder is broke on the Vista laptop, I was hoping I can install it through the new laptop.

I have a USB caddy that I connected to the new laptop to get my files from it and hoped I could do a fresh install of Vista through it.

I know it can be done through USB stick but I don't have 1 with 4gb which is needed.

Hopefully someone can help :)

Thanks!

Answer:Install windows on another HD through a caddy / USB

Hi possibly this may help How to Install Windows Vista from a USB Hard Drive | eHow.com

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I have a work laptop, compaq 8430, which is locked to network, so only option is to log on to network after boot up.So when away i cannot use wireless in hotels / maccas etc. I have a usb caddy drive and own hard drive.can i load my personal windows copy onto my usb hdd, and have it boot a seperate version completely ignoring the work hdd.The biggest issue here is my only boot options are cdrom or main hdd, so can i somehow programme a usb boot option so i can then load my windows on n go from there?

Answer:booting Windows from USB caddy in hotels

You ought to use live cd's. They are about the only safe way to log on to hotel systems.If you insist you will have to fool with xp to even get it to boot to a usb device then you would have to use a cd that "teaches" your computer enough to boot to usb. I assume the laptop does not have usb boot but it may be that you can enable it in bios and I assume you have access to bios.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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Hi, i have E50. Decided to upgrade to SSD(240GB) and use HDD(1TB) as a second drive that is mounted using caddy(some cheap chinese model with a lot of good reviews). Unfortunately i have faced a problem. If i have only SSD pluged in windows work just fine, but if i mount caddy BIOS can see that there is second drive but Windows doesn't load, it's stuck in the loading screen and stays like that forever(at least 15min TBH)  What i have tried:- mounting caddy when windows is already loaded(yeah, not very smart), but it doesn't show up in device manager even though green light on caddy is on.- pluging in HDD as external storage with SATA-USB adaptor. This way it works fine. I've formated it and mounted using caddy. Nothing changed.- searching for different SATA drivers, but there are none.- messing with BIOS setting, but there are no setting related with this issue.- deleting Intel rapid storage technology drivers(it helped for someone with B series), but there were no IRST on my system. can it be that motherboard can't deal with SATA-type torage that exceeds 1TB? 

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 I have a T60 with a 2nd Hard Drive in the Drive Bay Caddy.  The computer recognises the HDD when inserted, and i can see it is functioning in Device Manager.  However, windows does not recognize it  I dont see the drive in "My Computer". Anyone with ideas on how to get Windows to register this drive experience in this problem of not being able to copy compressed backup images of the hard drive onto a peripheral hard drive? Thanks for any advice. MarkMessage Edited by scheidelerm on 01-02-2009 06:12 PM

Answer:Problem with Windows Recognizing 2nd HDD in Drive Bay Caddy

right click on my computer icon, then click manage, then click on disk management, you should be able to find your missing harddrive there, but remember to format it. 

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I wish to move my ssd with Win 7 installed to an internal caddy fitted in an optical drive space.
I am using the same data cable, and the bay is powered.
On bootup Windows is not recognising the drive.
I tried using my installation disc to reinstall in the new location, but again the drive is not recognised.
Take it out of the caddy and it works fine.
Partition Magic recognises the drive when in the caddy.
ssd is Samsung evo 850
Any suggestions appreciated
My Win7 is an upgrade version from XP so I beleive I can't use Sysprep.

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Hi everyone I have another problem A couple of months back I bought a External IDE hard drive caddy which is called Hi Point smart mobile storage. This afternoon it started giving me a problem, I went to switch it on and the computer would not recognize it but it will find it and display the hard drive as unallocated when I know the hard drive is in perfect condition and I have a lot of songs on it. But about 4-6 hours later I tried again and then it says it cannot load the driver software. IF this is any help as well there is a blue and red light on the caddy blue for power and red for hard disk activity the red light is always on it will not go off. I have tried lots of hard drives seagate, Maxtor, western digital and it still does the same. Please can you help. I hope it is not a hard drive problem.Also my punctuation is not very good I am sorry about that.David.

Answer:Windows vista can't recognize external hard drive caddy

I'd say, you need a new enclosure.Similar thing happened to me and it was just dead/malfunctioning enclosure.

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I have Lenovo G510. I am using WD 1TB hard drive since 2 years.
I bought new SSD and replace HDD with SSD and then replace the DVD Drive with that 1TB Hard inside Universal Caddy.

Initially I was getting problem the drive doesn't show in Windows 10. I reseated the Caddy once again after that it started showing up.

Now it shows the secondary HDD but after start up it stops working like I get 100% active time, and 0 read and write.
There is flip in universal Caddy in which there are 3 states and I have set in the middle, but the problem is still
there HDD that I was using from years stops working inside caddy after 10 minutes startup every time in Windows 10
What can be the issue?

Answer:Lenovo G510 : Windows 10 Hangs in Startup after adding HDD Caddy

Welcome to the TenForums @shanalikhan







shanalikhan said:

There is flip in universal Caddy in which there are 3 states and I have set in the middle, but the problem is still
there HDD that I was using from years stops working inside caddy after 10 minutes startup every time in Windows 10



Can you share make model type of HDD Caddy. Not sure what the 3 states are.
Ken

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Hi all,

I just reinstalled windows. After going thru a-lot of problems (tried to install windows on SATA drive without having a floppy) i succeed. I thought that was the end for my problems (for now at-least) and started installing my drivers. also formatted all the other partitions and restarted the computer. Before restarting everything worked properly.
When the computer booted and the windows loading screen went on I thought it'll take it a few seconds, but it went for like 10 minutes and didn't stop loading. I decided to grab something to eat and went for about 10 more minutes. when I came back it was still loading so i decided to restart.
When windows got to the safe mode screen i decided to choose try the last best setting and it helped. windows loaded properly but didn't have the drivers i installed before, so I installed them. restart again and windows not working again.
back to take the last best setting and back to windows working. I did it step by step (installing a driver and rebooting...) but didn't installed RAID controller and USB driver.
Since i don't need them i decided to not installed them. but my problem occurs when i try to update windows. Internet Explorer stops working as soon as i go inside "windows update" or "microsoft update", but i know it worked before i did the first restart.
Also going to the Automatic Update tab in System Settings gives me an error.

What should i do?
Thanks a-lot
Chaim

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Answer:Windows update not loading and more problems occuring after reinstalling windows

I have found that installing drivers it is best to do one at a time and make sure the system boots before installing another. That way you can figure out which one is giving you a problem.
 

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After several system restores, my Windows Media Center now has a "scratching"sound at audio when opening the program. WMC is not on the (programs & features) list to uninstall the program, to reinstall at (add features to Windows 8.1). I have
a screenshot of the (error) message with (search everywhere) on the PC. Since this is a audio problem, I figure its time to update the driver. But I also figure after (3) system restores, some files are "missing" from the WMC program. 
Question: Is there a way to uninstall/reinstall the WMC program to reset (add features to Windows 8.1), to reuse the product key?
I can't refresh the WMC, it will stay on since its from the Windows Store of APP's. That just leaves a total OS reset to rebuild "all" programs for time consuming tasks. I guess its just my day.

Lee Payne

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Well I am running Windows 7 on a laptop that is not even a year old yet. About amonth ago I had finished up a paper, went to class and when I came back my virus scanner said it had detected and deleted a virus. The only problem was neither IE or FireFox would work, luckily though IE 64bit did work. After amonth of trying to fix my computer I feel I have only made it worse and just want to reinstall windows 7 which I thought would be an easy task from what I have read.

When I go to make a backup disk my computer takes about 10 hours and only get about 33% of the way done so I decided to say forget that. Now when I go to reinstall windows 7 I get to the point where it says insert windows 7 reinstall disk. After I put it in I get an error, (error 0x3e7)and it says that im missing something I need. Also sometimes my computer will give me this message right away and sometimes it takes any from 1/2 hour to 1 1/2hours to give me this error but I have never been able to get to the setup screen.

If anyone can help your help will greatly by welcomed, Thank You

Answer:Help Reinstalling Windows 7 Please

Did you try to reinstall from the recovery partition? What is the make of the PC.

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When reinstalling Windows, do you

Format the drive using NTFS (Quick) or
Format the drive using NTFS, or
Leave the file system as is.
I don't know which one to choose, so I do a full format and I'm just wondering if I'm wasting time doing that.
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows

Format the drive using NTFS has always worked ok for me
 

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okay, now I have done it. I my computer keeps hanging on boot up. It will try to load xp but then just hangs for a minute and then resets itself. If you try safe mode, vga boot logging ( what is this anyway?), last known good configuration that works...ARGGGGH!! When you try these options it goes to a black screen asking which OS to load and then freezes (my OS is the only one in the list).
My big problem is that I don't have the master disc any more, so I bought a new Windows disc from Best Buy (which I think now is only an upgrade disc from say WIN 98 to Win XP), and I had to replace my cd-r a few months ago. When I try to go into the BIOS to change the boot up order I have a little exclamation mark beside my cd-r. When I put the cd in, it will try to read it, but then the screen goes black and it resets itself again.
i have tried using the boot up disks from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...familyid=e8fe6868-6e4f-471c-b455-bd5afee126d8

but when I try to use them and get to the fifth disk (out of six) it says the file is corrupted and every time I have to insert a disk ( while creating them on a different computer) it says the file is in use by another process?? Not sure if I even need this though. Maybe someone could show me how to delete/create a new partition, perhaps? I have already lost all of my files so a new OS is the only way I know to go...
Someone PLEASE HELP and thanks in advance for everyone's help!!
 

Answer:reinstalling windows xp

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I've recently purchased an SSD and would like to utilize it as a boot drive. I am happy with my configuration and would like just to install Win7 on the SSD and use it to boot -- with all other hardware and drives remaining without change. Is that possible? If so, would you please provide some guidance. Thanks

Answer:Reinstalling Windows on a New HD

Hello.


If you just add the SSD and install an OS to it and don't remove the old OS Windows will configure a dual boot between the 2 separate Operating Systems and that will have to be dealt with.

The best way to go is to disconnect the Hard Disk Drive with the "older" OS on it and then add the SSD and connect it to the #1 SATA port on the mobo and set it as the second boot device after the CD/DVD drive in the BIOS and do a clean install to the SSD as usual.

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7


Then when the "new" OS is booting and all is well, power down and reconnect the other HDD to deal with the older OS at will; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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I m trying to reinstall windows XP because im having problems with. However I have both Windows XP and Windows Me installed on my hard drive and when trying to reintall XP i get the error message saying i can't install XP because i already have more than one operating system. I can't delete Windows ME because that is what i am using to ru setup from, i can delete XXP however. But i don't want to lose the content of folders such as Doccuments and Settings and My Downloads. Someone please point me in the right direction. Thanks

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

If you get stuck I will try to help but I rely on my tools (Partition Magic, Bootmagic & Norton Ghost) for my solutions. I am sure that there are more knowledgable posters who can help you with native solutions. If not - I will keep an eye out for this and do my best.

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I would like to reinstall windows XP on a computer, what steps should I take inorder for the reinstall to work correctly.

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The following link will help:-click here

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I know how to reformat my old windows 98 computer. I want to clean my Xp computer to new. Can i just reinstall XP from the disk and it will erase everything or do i need to reformat the hard drive and reinstall XP from there? Also is there a step by step instructions out there on how to do it?
 

Answer:Reinstalling windows XP

See how much this helps: . .

Prior to installing, enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up. The prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

If you do not get that message, and you have another optical drive, try the XP CD in the other drive.

If you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm

This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:
http://www.echoproject.net/en/software/catalog.html

These are good guides to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print one for reference during the install.

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
http://www.socrtwo.info/cleanxpinstall.htm
h... Read more

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Well I want to Reinstall Windows.
Will this make me loose any of my saved information on my computer like my Mp3's Games's Etc....
If So can some1 give me step by step directions so I cant do this correctly please. Its the first time I do it and I dont want to mess anything up.

Thank You

Answer:ReInstalling Windows XP

is your HD partitioned ? if not you should first partioned it into two drives as C and D. you could do that with partition magic 7 so you will not loose your files. then save your files (MP3'sq games etc...) onto the D drive, format C drive and reinstall your windows on it. after this you can back up your information on your C drive.

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I am not that knowledgeable but I follow instructions well. I am trying to reinstall Windows XP. I also have too much junk which I want to eliminate. When I put my windows disc in to reinstall I receive the following error message that doesn't let me continue, "Unable to reinstall you have a newer version on your PC" How can I get past this, I would like to start fresh again. Thank you for your help.

Wadda
 

Answer:reinstalling windows xp

Are you able to boot with the CD in the drive? If you do so, you should be able to use setup to add/modify/delete partitions on your system, and format your current system partition.

Of course, you would have to configure BIOS to boot from CD rom.
 

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When i bought my pc it came with something called RAID TOOL i have no idea what this is but, if i was to reinstall windows would it be crucial that this was reinstalled with it? or could i just reinstall windows xp from the disc and not worry about it?
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows

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Firstly, apologies if this thread is not in the correct sector(not entirely sure where to put this).

Hallo, I'm planning on re-installing Windows on my Asus K46CA running Windows 8.1
Now, the problem is that I'm not entirely sure which to use.

"Remove everything and reinstall Windows" says that it'll remove EVERYTHING which means it'll take away all the programs and media after the process.

"Refresh your PC without affecting your files" says that it'll keep the files. However it says that *if your PC isn't running well*.

Now obviously, I wouldn't want to lose media content and the likes in the process, so Refreshing will be the option.
Question is, will it be effective? Say for example if it would do the same job as option 1 minus the file removal? Also what would happen after since this came pre-installed with W8 and I just upgraded to 8.1; and I also have themes installed(3rd party).

Thanks in advanced,
Xian

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 8.1?

I have done a refresh.
I lost programs & stuff.

Better to backup programs & files on USB to reinstall after refreshing or returning to factory specs.

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Hi, i'm trying to reinstall windows xp on a dell Optiplex GX280 when i try it crashes i will give a screen shot
 

Answer:Reinstalling windows

Did the computer have windows xp on it originally? the reason im asking is usually when i see that blue screen and im trying to install xp its because it had either vista or windows 7 in it and i forgot to change the settings in the BIOS to allow it to install xp.If the Bios does need changed to install xp you will see settings of AHCI, ATA,SATA, compatability, or legacy.AHCI is usually used to install vista and windows 7. the others are used for xp.
 

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So after having problems on boot up, I have decided to reinstall Windows.
Now I have been poking around the net to find out a solution to my problem, and it seems to be installing a second Windows.
Now Im not really sure how to do this. I am looking for a step by step guide to installing a second Windows, taking over my first Windows, then editing the boot.ini to completely solve my problem.
I am also worried I do not have enough space on my HD to fit another windows, and was wondering how big it is.
I have tried entering in safe mode, and all the other ways to bypass the error that is not allowing me access to Windows.
Thanks for your help.




(dear mod who closed my last spinoff thread, this is a different question than my original thread, and will get more attention than simply bumping my old thread, I am only trying to solve my problem, please understand.)
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

A clean install is alwasy a good thing! Ive become extraordinary good at it over time.

If your drive is FAT32 you can use a boot disk to rename the windows directory to winold, then iinstall using the windows disk. With NTFS i have suceeded with just putting hte disk in, and selecting the c: partition and specifying leave filesystem as is. This just seems to overwrite the old install. May leave a bit of junk, but shouldnt hurt.

Failing that you could try the systemresue cd to rename the old windows folder, always a tad risky with ntfs.

Another alternative would be to put the drive into another PC to rename ( or delete the orig windows folder).

For future reference this is how i solve this problem permanently

1. create at least one other partition like so:
c: system
d: data (backed up)
e: bulk data

Using tweakui you can put both your my docs and desktop on the d drive. Then you can reinstall windows in a snap, leaving your data in tact.

HTH
 

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 I replaced the hard drive for my laptop and trying to install Windows 7 Pro, but it keeps saying "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing, please insert now." I deleted the RAID configuration that was suggested somewhere else (I can't find that url now).   Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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I made a terrible mistake. Rather than go into details sufice to say I used my original disk and reloaded windows. I want to go back to my original windows. I have a folder called "windows.old" that contains all my old files. How do I replace my installed windows with the old folder?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows.old

Hello Bill,

You might see if this may be able to help.

Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation

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I want to give my old dell to my brother but its really messed up. I have a hard time even turning it on.

How do i re-install windows xp so its like how it was when i first got it?

I have the recovery disk, i tried putting it in but it didnt work.

Answer:reinstalling windows

Change the boot order in the BIOS so that it allows the CD to be booted from before the hard drive.

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After let's say a year of using a computer you notice that it becomes slower. You do the disk cleanups, defragmentations and other stuff but it still not the same as it was before. Then you reinstall windows and you computer runs as new. Is there something else you can do about that rather than having all the hustle reinstalling windows and then all the programs... ?

Answer:Reinstalling windows

Now that you have it all nice and clean and tidy, reinstall all your peripherals and programs, then do a disk image using Acronis True Image. You can reload that image at any time to bring your computer back to it's clean state again. You just need to backup any files you create to an external drive or CD/DVD and reinstall them later.

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My computer has a fake windows and when i go to start and i select system restore a windows pop out and say that i dont have the privilege to make this decision and i found all the system recovery cds,drivers recovery and application recovery cds and i dont know where to start,

Answer:NEED HELP REINSTALLING WINDOWS

we offer no help with pirated systems

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I have a not so old computer. does reinstalling windows make it go fast again?
Question number two is if it true what should i do? a friend told to to take all the files (not programs) that i want to keep put them on my external, reinstall windows and (this is where i'm confused) run a scan that will find any corrupted areas my my hard drive so that windows will not copy over there. is that true? if so what program would i use and when should i use because if i'm reinstalling windows how can i run a scan like that?

thank ou for ur help in advance.

Answer:Reinstalling Windows

does reinstalling windows make it go fast again?Generally speaking, yes. Obviously, any improvement is limited by your computer specs.if so what program would i use and when should i use because if i'm reinstalling windows how can i run a scan like that?Do it now...1. Click Start, click Run, type chkdsk /f /r, and then click OK.2. At the command prompt, type Y to let the disk scanner run when you restart the computer.3. Restart the computer.4. Chkdsk will run.

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I have a Gateway Desktop That I bought from my wifes work. It had all files deleted because she works for an insurance company. I installed the operating system from the operating system disk, then installed applications and drivers from the disk, and finally installed power DVD 2-channel from a disk. After a restart It has the screensaver of a green hillside with blue sky with clouds, but the curser will not move. I even tried a different mouse and no change. I plug in the receiver for the wireless mouse and the green light doesn't light up

Answer:Need help reinstalling Windows XP Pro

What happens if you boot to safe mode?

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cannot log onto windows forgot password. is there a way i can reinstall a new operating system to bypass this and start over new.
 

Answer:reinstalling windows xp

You can just take your windows CD and boot off it to start an install. The fact that you forgot the password would have no impact on this.

If you check MS's site they do offer a couple diffrent ways to recover lost administrative passwords. They take a little time but they are doable.
 

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I'd like to reinstall win95 on my old pc to clear out a lot of junk on it and freshen it up a bit. I last did this a couple of years ago with a bit of technical assistance and although I took some notes I didn't get every detail down and to be honest there seemed to be a few things I know I'd never remember about come this day. For instance, I seem to remember having to unplug the CDRW drive after formatting c:, then plugging it in again. Why might this have been?Also, I can recall doing format c:\q because I wrote zeros or something.Does anyone know of a site that might help me out or know themselves what I'm banging on about? I'm not sure I do. :(

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 95

click here

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Hi,

I'm thinking about reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition on Dell Vostro, but I can't find the Windows XP CD that came with the laptop (I don't even remember if it came with one). I do however have a Windows XP Home Edition Reinstallation CD that came with my Dell Inspiron. Can I use this CD to reinstall Windows on my Vostro?

Thank you.

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

Yes. do you still have the product key? it should be still stuck to the bottom of the laptop.

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(Lenovo U410 - 32 GB SSD, 750 GB HDD)

-A little bit of background information: I pretty much screwed around with my laptop trying to solve a problem. This eventually lead me to breaking a "RAID" setup in the laptop which uses a 32 GB SSD as cache with Intel Rapid Start/Storage Technology and reinstalling Windows 7 on just the HDD. I'm trying to figure out if I should just try to re-setup what I "broke" - not too sure how lol - or use the 32 GB SSD as a boot drive - which I'm also not sure on how to do.

I have read some guides on installing the OS on a small SSD and then moving things to the HDD manually/junction points/symbolic links.

I'm not sure exactly on how to do these things or if they're worth doing. I've also stumbled upon other people having problems with these methods as the OS just writes things back onto the boot drive; SSD.

I'd appreciate it if someone could give significant insight on this and share their knowledge.

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 on 32 GB SSD

A Windows 7 installation with updates is typically under 20 GB, probably over 15 GB.

I have an 80 GB SSD with 55 applications and have never used more than 30 GB of that 80.

You can save space by turning off hibernation, reducing the space devoted to System Restore, and either reducing the page file or putting it on another drive.

I don't think you'll get much encouragement about fiddling with junction points or symbolic links.

And probably not much encouragement for using RAID with a Windows 7/SSD laptop.

I'd install apps to the SSD up to the level of maybe 27 or 28 GB and then go to the 750 GB HDD.

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I have a dell laptop with OEM windows 10. I'm planning on upgrade it witha an SSD. I have created a recovery drive. Can I use that recovery drive to reinstall windows to the SSD. Thank you for your support.

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Hello everyone,

I'm an idiot, I've done a dirty installation of windows vista and now I have two options for Windows Vista at start up. I tried to get technical support but they asked for 198 which I cannot afford.
How can I fix this. Thank you so much
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows Help

what exactly do you mean by a dirty install? Do you have a valid Windows Vista disk and license w/ key?
 

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How I can reinstall my windows on C: drive where is my old files. I dont have enought free space on my HDD's to move away. I wanna remove my old windows and install new windows on same drive but I do not want to lose my old files on C: drive.

Answer:reinstalling windows

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

Look at this current thread to see how a similar situation is being resolved as it can very likely work for you too: Moving Windows 7 to another partition

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Hi - am trying to "fix" a laptop. I presume it has some sort of virus on it. Yesterday it would boot up as far as the wallpaper, but no icons, no start bar would come up. I have backed up all the files I want to keep by getting into explorer.exe via the ctl/atl/dlt & getting up the taskmanager box. My plan being to then do a complete re-install of Windows XP and just start afresh. Here is the problem now...
If I try and run the windows XP disc accessed via explorer.exe it is telling me that it can not run as the disc is not as up to date as the current installation. If I try and boot up and install clean from the disc with a view to formatting that way it just gets to a blue screen of death every time before giving me any option to format. I can not find a way to format XP in dos as the only dos prompt I can get is via booting up in safe mode with a command prompt and then windows is (kind of) running and denies me the option when I ask for a format. Despite the blue screen appearing with the disc boot up, I can still get to the wallpaper stage as before if I boot from the hard drive.

Any ideas please?

Answer:Help reinstalling windows XP

and welcome to the Forum

What Brand and Model is the laptop? Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

or

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

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My computer has been very sluggish over the last year or so. I've now bought a new one so it doesnt matter so much but I'm wondering if reinstalling Windows will work to make it fast again / return it to original speed?

Either way would reinstalling erase my stuff? I dont mind the programs getting erased but all the downloads / work I did I want to keep.

I browsed another thread here on a similar subject and it seemed to be saying there's 2 diff types of reinstalls, one was to install on top of the existing OS and the other is to repair. I dont know anything about that. Would both make the computer faster, and would both or either keep my files?

Thanks!
Dan

Answer:reinstalling windows

If you want to keep your files, you should back them up regardless. Get an External USB HDD and drag your Pictures, Music, Documents etc (not Programs) to the USB drive. You can then plug it into to the new computer and transfer them there if you like. Anything you can't live without, you should have in 2 different places (ex) C: and external USB.
As for Reinstall, it depends on if your computer has a Recovery partition. Some computer manufacturers offer a non-destructive reinstall. Basically, it keeps your files and just reinstalls Windows. To find out, First Backup. Then to see if you have a recovery partition, when you restart your computer on the Computer logo screen you should see a short message to press (key) to enter Recovery or PC Angel or some such. Usually, this restores your computer to Factory Defaults. So, any programs you installed, or personal files will be wiped out.
If you don't have a recovery partition or a recovery disc, then you will have to reinstall Windows using an XP CD.

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My xp pro is not authenticated, I have purchased a new version and want to install it. Can I install and save all my info. If not, I have two hard drives and one is a back up by acronis, will I be able to retrieve the info to my new os. This is my first post of any kind, hope I did it right.

Answer:reinstalling windows xp pro

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Hi guys, I just bought a new laptop (Asus G53JW-A1) and it is already screwed up. The video card driver became corrupted after installing a new driver off of the asus support website. After a few attempts at reinstalling the driver from the website and the cd the laptop came with nothing seemed to work. The computer continuously blue-screened and after a while I used the recovery tool to try and restore my computer. That failed about 18% in and the computer would no longer boot. A few more tries and it seemed to get worse. It would have a variety of error messages and after trying some things I gave in and bought a new Windows 7 Home Premium disc. But even this is not able to install. It gets to 16% and then the error:

Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing.Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570.

After browsing the web I formatted the hard drive and think I may have completely done it now. The same error message comes up, the disc is brand new and has no scratches or anything. I'm seriously bummed about this especially because the computer is brand new. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7

Did your computer come with a Factory Restore DVD? Have you looked in the manual for instructions on restoring the computer back to the way it came when you bought it? If it's a brand new computer, you should have a warranty. Maybe the manufacturer can walk you through the steps to restore your computer back to its original state.

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Hey I got windows 7 and I want to know if I can somehow delet all the data on my computer accept from the windows itself and the drivers.
I once read the tutorial on how to use windows to look for something I couldn't find and I saw there that there is an option like that just it wasn't relevant at that moment so I didn't really checked it out.
BTW I have the divers disc if it matters.
Thnx

Answer:Reinstalling windows

Follow the same steps in the Reinstall tutorial in my signature pic below, to get a perfect install.

Back up your files first then delete all partitions during install as discussed in tutorial.

Drivers are supplied by the installer and updated when you run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates. So put your network driver in the backup so you can install it if you need it to get online.

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On switching on a PC running WIndows 98 it keeps asking for a systems disk. I can certainly put the Windows 98 floppy in, and then the Windows 98 CD and run Setup to re-install Windows, but what I'd like to know is that will this delete my data off the hard disk?I can't afford to have it delete anything. If I re-install Windows 98 am I right in thinking it will just over write the Operating System and leave everything else intact, or could I lose some data, etc?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 98

never take the chance - backup before you do anything else. In theory it should just reinstall the op sys but you never know.

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Hello , i am trying to reinstall windows 7 on my table pc , using bootable flash drive, my problem is that when i get into window where i can format , delete , make new or extend partitions , i cant get to next step because it tells me : setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information.
just in addition , this guide on the first page didnt help me as well http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/260850-setup-unable-create-new-system-partition-5.html if can anybody help me i would really apreciate it , im trying to fix it for alredy 8 hours :/
 

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Hi all,

I need to reinstall my daughters computer that has Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on it. However i looked on the bottom of the computer and on the product key it has 'Windows 7 Home Premium OA' followed by the product key. If i reinstall windows using a different iso disc, will the product key still work or is the fact that its got the 'OA' at the end not allow that product key to work in a new install from a new Windows 7 Home Premium disc?

Any help would be great as she needs it for her homework?

Thank you so much in advance

Andy
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows

just as long as it is the same type OS"Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit"the OEM product key on the bottom of the computer will activate it http://windows7homepremium.windowsreinstall.com/windows7installguides/indexfullpage.htm
 

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I need to reinstall my windows because a keyboard problem(the little "a" dosnt Work) And I need to reinstall it without loosing Any data in my system Partition...

Its any Method to do that

ps.(im Writing the "a" key with Copy-Paste

Answer:Reinstalling My Windows

Don`t re install windows because your A doesn`t work, just buy another keyboard.

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I have a five year old Dell XPS, its been great unfortunately after removing a virus its just not running well. I don't really want to get to the bottom of the virus, I'd rather just start fresh.

I have a Dell "Reinstallation CD" Microsoft Window XP Professional, including Service Pack 2. How do I reinstall the operating system? Is this Disk all I need?
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP Pro

Depends which Dell;
http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

Enter BIOS, change boot sequence to CD/DVD first, boot from it, choose either repair or install. The latter will wipe your data. If and when you get to formatting, don't choose the quick one.:wave
 

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Ok their is a way just to reinstall the os right? and not mess with the other files? And if so could someone explain to me how to do it? if ya could tha would help alot thanks!

Ryan
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

If you have a retail version of windows Xp, you could reinstall windows XP over itself. But you will have to reinstall the windows updates. I would suggest to uninstall firewall, antivirus and burning software before performing the steps just to be safe with the install.

See:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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How do I re install Windows 10 PRO, It, the flash drive installs HOME edition...

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 10 PRO

Hi, What is the version of Windows 10 on your machine now ? Home or Pro ? If Home, you have to buy a key for Windows 10 Pro first before you can install. For a fresh install (I tested on few machines): 1. Download Windows 10 ISO from the following link (I actually burned to a DVD):       https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 2. Run installation from DVD,    Note: you have to enter the newly bought key for Windows 10 Pro, otherwise you can skip this.   3. Go online, Windows 10 will activate automatically with VALID key. Regards.

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If I reinstall XP will it overwrite any files (Letters, spreadsheets, mp3's etc) that I've created since the laptop was bought?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

If you do a complete install, then the answer is yes!However, I think if you do a "repair" they will be OK? Best bet is to copy all that you want to keep on to a CD or DVD then do a complete fresh install.

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Hello, I've had this computer for 3+ years, and haven't reinstalled Windows on it once. I've had a lot of problems with it, mainly malware and adware, but seem to have solved them all.At this time, I want to completely reinstall OS, but I don't have an installation disc, since my PC came with preinstalled Windows 7. I will need to sort things with backing up personal files and finding drivers, but my main worry at this point is reinstalling and validating my OS. But if you have any additional tips with reinstalling I'd greatly appreciate those as well. Thank you for any help! I am using Windows 7 Ultimate

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7

First of all, this is not a recommendation re-install windows 7.Rather, I recommand you   first try doing a "clone" of your system or a new or used HDD of about the same size or larger. This gives yu a option to get back to where you had been.Did you Google for this?How do I reinstall Windows 7 without a disk?Part 1 Creating an Installation USB Drive or DVD    Find your Windows 7 product key so that you can download Windows 7. ...    Download the Windows 7 ISO from Microsoft. ...    Download the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT). ...    Insert a USB drive (at least 4 GB) or blank DVD. ...    Run WUDT to create your installation disc or drive.http://www.wikihow.com/Reinstall-Windows-7-Without-CDAt your own risk. 

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I have XP home installed on my machine;it is the upgrade version, and was installed over W98 se; however, W98 se was preinstalled on my machine.I have the product key number, but not the actual cd rom. If I ever needed to do a reformat, and reinstall XP, would I be able to do so, given the above facts?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

You could only install XP over the top of your existing installation. To do a complete format and reinstallation you would need a full version of windows not upgrade fron 95 onwards.

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I currently have two pc?s, a newish one which for various reasons is no longer working and I don?t intend to use now and an old pc which I havn?t used for six months.The old PC was last used in September until last week when I started using it again. I hit immediate problems because it was asking me to activate windows but when I tried to do this using the windows key on the pc case it said my activation period had expired.In the end I reinstalled windows from scratch but when I then tried to activate it said that the windows key I had used had been used too many times and won?t let me activate. Therefore I am currently on the 30-day countdown to windows activation when I will presumably have to reinstall to get another 30 days!Now I also have the reinstall disc for the newer pc and of course have the windows key on that pc case as well. If I reinstall on the old machine but using the new machines disc and windows key will I get away with it? I have all the drivers etc for the old machine on a separate cd so that?s not a problem. Just want to know if I can fool the old machine into accepting the new machines windows key.Thanks guys.

Answer:Reinstalling windows

Have you followed the information in the windows help file.To activate Windows on the Internet The Windows Product Activation Wizard is located in System Tools. To open a system tools item, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click the appropriate icon., then click Activate Windows. Follow the activation instructions that appear on your screen. Alternatively, you can open the Windows Product Activation Wizard by clicking Start, then Run, and then typing "oobe/msoobe /a". You can use your Internet connection to activate, or activate and register, your copy of Windows. Activation is required within 30 days of installation. If you choose not to activate Windows now, reminders will appear periodically during the next 30 days. After that time has expired, you will be required to activate in order to continue to use Windows. If you have not yet activated Windows XP, you can do so at any time by clicking the Windows Activation icon in the system tray to initiate activation. Once you have activated Windows XP,

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Hi guys... Everybody in our company has a T61. We wanted to make our OWN installation of the laptop... meaning reinstalling from scratch using a Microsoft Windows CD... then roll it back a bit using sysprep, and clone them out to mass produce an identical machine. What I'd like to know is if we can use the Windows XP Corporate Edition CD to install and expect the license key under the laptop to work with it? I guess my concern there is the licensing issue. Let me ask one more thing please  I can get the laptop running with everything shine and bright... using the drivers downloaded from the support site... but I can't seem to find the Sonic DVD burning software on the Lenovo support site... Can someone point me to a link? Thanks!

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

sentiblue wrote:
 
What I'd like to know is if we can use the Windows XP Corporate Edition CD to install and expect the license key under the laptop to work with it?
The short answer is yes.  The long answer is that you will need to understanding Microsoft's licencing conditions and how the play out in the XP space, which is not a topic for this forum.
 

sentiblue wrote:
 
I can't seem to find the Sonic DVD burning software on the Lenovo support site... Can someone point me to a link?
Look for Multimedia Center for XP on the Lenovo web site.  However, it will only install on the specific models listed on the web page.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill

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My computer was getting old, freezing a lot, and just being annoying so I thought I would just give it a clean sweep. I don't have a CD so I did it by using winnt32.exe. I reinstalled and everything was complete and then when my computer rebooted I get the same BSOD error over and over again. This error happens at the Windows XP loading screen.

Is there anything I can try doing? I have already tried running in Safe Mode.
 

Answer:Tried reinstalling windows and now nothing

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Whenever I boot the CD to reinstall windows, I get an error saying that the windows on my computer is a better version than on the CD, and that I'l have to download the updates later. However, the continue button is grayed out, so I cannot continue the reinstall. Someone please help.
 

Answer:Reinstalling windows

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Hello, I've had this computer for 3+ years, and haven't reinstalled Windows on it once. I've had a lot of problems with it, mainly malware and adware, but seem to have solved them all.At this time, I want to completely reinstall OS, but I don't have an installation disc, since my PC came with preinstalled Windows 7. I will need to sort things with backing up personal files and finding drivers, but my main worry at this point is reinstalling and validating my OS. But if you have any additional tips with reinstalling I'd greatly appreciate those as well. Thank you for any help! I am using Windows 7 Ultimate

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I got a HP G60-530US notebook a year or two ago and it came with Windows 7 Premium (64 bit) already loaded on it. Sadly this was after they stopped sending OS cd's with the computers. Anyways one day I got the smart idea to install Ubuntu and actually kept with it until version 11.04 ("Natty Narwhal"). Now I would like to go back to Windows...very badly.

I would like to know how to go about reinstalling Windows 7 after having another system clear out and make it's own partitions and whatnot (Ubuntu). But the installation of Windows 7 should have options to deal with that during the installation itself. If this is just not legally possible is there a way that I can get my product key and contact microsoft? If not, are disks for the OS free (since I paid for the system and consequently the OS that was loaded on the system) if I were to contact Microsoft? And if worst comes to worst, anyone know how much Windows 7 costs :'/?
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7

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I have a computer that has windows xp pro that is not genuine. The original sticker on computer is windows xp home edition with the product key. I looked for the winnt32.exe file, but it was no where to be found.Is it still possible to reinstall the original windows xp home?

Answer:reinstalling windows xp without cd

What is the make and model of the PC?
If the system still has a working Recovery Partition you can restore it to Factory Defaults. The install of XP Pro may have disabled that feature though.

Otherwise, you would need to borrow an OEM copy of XP Home so you can re-install using the key on the COA sticker

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OK, so I'm going to go out and buy a 40GB hdd to replace my current one that I'm running Windows XP off of which is about 1.3 gigs. I need to know what will happen when I replace my old hdd with my new one when I try to reistall windows on there. Will I run into any problems since I already registered my copy of windows on my old hard drive. And theres no way I can keep running my current hdd as my main drive and using my new one for the mass of my file storage since a lot of programs I install need to put stuff onto the drive windows is on, and also I need 500mb free on the drive windows is on so I can burn CD's with the XP interface.
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows

The new hdd should come with some sort of utility that you can use to copy the files from the old hdd to the new. You shouldn't have any problems with XP activation, but if you do, the people at Microsoft should understand.
 

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Ok. I'm having a problem.

I had a 40GB HDD with windows XP installed on it. Got a 80GB HDD put in and had windows XP installed on that instead of the 40GB HDD.

The problem is, I can't run anything off the 40GB unless I reinstall it onto the 80GB. For example, I tried running Live 2003 from the 40 GB via a CD but it won't run. I copied all files from the 40GB to the 80GB but still didn't work.

I then installed it again but not on the 80GB, over the old files and it worked so all the files were still on the 40GB but it ran.

I know it probably has something to do with the registry or something like that.

The thing now is I want windows back on the 40GB so I can just use the 80GB for storage and installing programs on.

All the files from when windows ran from the 40GB are still on there as well as all the windows updates which I don't have on the 80GB.

So, is there any way I can configure windows to start up like the old way and have the 40GB the master HDD with the 80GB just storage.

In the bios, the 80GB is the master and the 40GB the slave. Is there a way to switch them around. I looked in the casing but I wasn't sure if just switching the connections is right.

Sorry it's long but any help is appreaciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Reinstalling windows to another HDD

if you never Uninstalled windows from the 40gig then yes you could just switch the cables or change the boot order or just change the jumpers on the drives and everything on the 40 should run again minus anything you installed on it using the 80gig version of windows

your correct about the registry and why programs installed on the 40gig version of windows didnt just run on the 80gig version of windows.
 

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Alright, so this morning I went to my computer only to discover it was running incredibly slow, so I did a restart and now Windows won't even load on my computer. Awesome, huh? So I've decided that I'm going to install Windows again, but I've run into a problem. During the partition selection, there are two hard drives (because I have two HDs). One of them has all of my stuff on it; i.e. music, important files, games, the like. This is drive C. The other has nothing on it; drive D. I chose to install Windows on drive D but it says it has to format drive C. Is there anyway to avoid this or is Windows prematurely labeling my drive D as drive C?

Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows (yay...)

The current C drive is also where Windows is located right now.
 

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Hi,

I currently have Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3, and have been having trouble with my new computer. Currently I've only had it for a few hours and I'm pretty sure I've already got a virus on it So as I don't have much data on it anyway I thought I'd just reinstall Windows XP on it anyway with the installation disk I got on it. When the computer boots up (with the disk in) I press F11 to access the Boot Menu, then press Boot from CD. The setup then freezes halfway through produces a black screen then comes up with an error ( I can specify the error if I have to) Could anybody help me with this please?
 

Answer:Help Reinstalling Windows XP

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How much faster will Windows go if i move it to my 111 gig drive instead of my 40, the 40 has 38 gigs on it and the 11 has 34. Is it worth it to switch?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows

i doubt you will notice a difference. if you were down to 700 or 500 mb of free space, you'd prolly want to consider moving.

run disk cleanup in start menu | accessories | system tools

you can also disable system restore to free space via control panel | system properties.

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hey imn new to forums but thats not the POINT

the point is that i cant reinstall my windows xp. dont know y

ALSO my comp was a ME and was upgraded to xp

i have both discs
 

Answer:Help with reinstalling windows xp

Boot from your XP cdrom, choose the drive, choose format, it will warn you an operating system is installed, ignore , then follow the prompts. Upgrading from one operating system to another is usually not a great idea for future reference.

Read this for more:
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=25831
 

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I bought a new Dell computer a little over a year ago it came with Windows 7 64 bit installed. Now I want to install Windows 7 sp1 but I keep getting an error (0x80004005). Last week I spent nearly 5 hours on the phone with Microsoft Support and the only thing they could say is that I have files that are corrupted and I need to reinstall my original Dell disk. Of course I only have an OEM Windows 7 Factory disk which can only be used for a clean install. My problem is I don?t have the time or the desire to go thru the process of reinstalling all my programs for which some probably have been installed to their limits set by Microsoft such as Visual Studio, Microsoft Streets & Trips and Microsoft Office. I know that if I beg loud enough I may be blest with one more install.

What I am asking if I purchase a new Windows 7 Home Premium software package will it install as an update over my factory installed software and leave all my programs intact. And what about the original Key being different from the new Key? And what about Windows legitimacy (Genuine Windows) test?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7

Hi,

That error code usually indicates a problems in communicating with the Microsoft server/s. Can you tell us about your ISP and firewall? What sort of anti-malware software do you have resident?

Can you fill out your system specs too please, and tell us what sort of Windows 7 you have at the moment (Pro, Starter etc.)

Regards,
Golden

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Hi all,

I am reinstalling windows xp on a notebook as i am selling it.. as notebooks dont have cd drives i have found the copy of xp on the C drive under the folder 1386 and used WININ32.. is started installing windows but stopped halfway because it said Nokia installer was suspended and couldnt continue.. i have now managed to remove nokia but when i go to install windows again the installer opens and saying "gathering required information" the geen progress bars come up.. but after that the box goes and nothing happens.. any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:Reinstalling windows

Hi and welcome to TSF first do you mean netbook ? does it boot from usb

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I have a lot of programs and games installed on an external drive, if i reinstall Windows on the SSD drive would everything work OK with the external drive, or would it just point to empty shortcuts etc

Answer:Reinstalling Windows

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ag123


I have a lot of programs and games installed on an external drive, if i reinstall Windows on the SSD drive would everything work OK with the external drive, or would it just point to empty shortcuts etc


If you reinstall windows you must reinstall all your applications.

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Hi guys i'm going to reinstall windows onto my pc as i feel it's starting to slow down. I have windows 10 home right now but it gives me 3 options of windows to install when putting it onto my USB stick. I'm not 100% sure on what to pick, anyone have an idea. this is what it says when installing .



or should i just click recommended settings ?
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 10 onto same pc.

If you want to install a higher version of Windows 10 than you already had, Microsloth will want you to pay for the privilege, so you can only install the equivalent of the existing for free.
 

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Recently my copy of Windows XP as been acting up so I decided to reinstall it only to realize that the company that provided my PC never gave me a copy of the disk or anything regarding Windows installation. I looked around and found out that the i386 directory on my hard drive is a copy of the installation disk. Also my computer provider never gave me the activation code. So my questions are,
1. Is there anyway I could burn the i386 onto a disk and use it reinstall XP?
2. And I could would I need my activation code to make my system genuine?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

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Hi, I have a situation here. I originally had a windows 8.1 installed in my laptop. However, my laptop was continuously hanging and giving me troubles. So, I had uninstalled it and got windows 7. Now is there any way to re-install windows 8.1?

Thank you in advance for all the help you guys can provide.
 

Answer:Windows 8.1 reinstalling

The free upgrade to Windows 10 is getting close so you don't need to do anything.
 

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HEllo... Is it true that reinstalling windows is as simple as booting from the cd .. then format the hard drive before reinstalling windows? What about the drivers for those hardwares in the computer..?? Anyone who help me in details to format and reinstall windows xp will get a GMAIL(1000mb) invite!! - I've got nothing else.. Thank YOu.
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

It's true . .

Prior to installing, enter BIOS ( Setup ) and make sure the CD/ROM the first boot device. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from cd" . . do that and you will be able to delete partitions and recreate the ones you want and proceed to formating and installing XP

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up.

This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp

You will have to reload drivers and applications, After the installation, you will need to download and install the MicroSoft Critical Updates. Alternately, this would be a good time to install SP-2, while windows is clean. Prior to connecting to the internet be sure you enable the XP firewall.

If you want to save your files and settings, you can use the XP Files and Settings Transfer (FAST) wizard to create an image of them and save to cd or other removable media. This is a good guide to using the FAST wizard.
Just be sure you have an up-to-date antivirus before you re-instate them!

http://www.winsupersite.com/showc... Read more

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I seem to have lost some vital links in my system of Windows' Help files (XP Pro). Is it possible to reinstall just the Help files (rather than starting all over again)?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Reinstalling Help in Windows XP

See if This thread can help you
 

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I am trying to reinstall Windoes 10 64 on my sons Pavilion Laptop, the drive had faild so I chose to clone the existing drive over to a new one I setup the cloning software and after the process installed the new drive into the Laptop  unfortunately the new drive was blank as was the drive I was cloning so I have lost the operating system and no backup, I am now trying to reinstall Windows 10, I have downloaded from Microsoft onto a 64 gig USB stick and when this stick and tried to install the program after sorting the bios out it starts to install but stops asking to locate the drivers which I cannot find any ideas

Answer:reinstalling Windows 10

@GwhibHello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about reinstalling Win10 and wanted to help -- but need more information.First of all, we need the detailed product number of your PC: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001Second, did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?This is important as the recovery/reset method is different for the two situations.We can proceed when you provide the answers.Thanks

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Have a Compaq Presario Model 302TU running Windows XP Pro SP2.

I want to re-install Windows due to recent virus & spyware attack. When I reboot the laptop woth the installation disc in, it goes thru the normal checking etc but when I get to the part to reformat the drive, it come up with a message that the harddrive cannot be located and with a message to check to see that there is power to the harddrive. There is harddrive there and it is working as I am still using the computer.

Further, the computer came with Windows XP Home already installed and a recovery partition. I recall that after I got the computer, I tried to make a recovery disc, but was unsuccessful. Anyway, did install Windows XP Pro over the home version. Well, have tried to use the PC Recovery program, but cannot locate the partition. It is there in the D drive.

Any clues as to how to reinstall Windows XP Pro or to access the recovery file to load XP Home version. I have tried restoring to the earliest restore point, but it did not help.

HELP?????

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Ok I Need Some Help

My problem is that i wanted to reinstall windows xp pro on my pc. I start the reinstallation of it, didnt have a problem, loaded pushed F6, loaded the proper drivers and such, however after that is when i get lost, because i get this screen: http://www.dennisneuhaeuser.de/howtos/stop0x7b.gif

i dont know what to do from here, i have already ran chkdsk /f, ran countless virus scanners, uninstalled almost every program i have, i have run out of ideas

Does anybody know what i can do?, Can anybody help me?

Thanks,

Kronoss88

Answer:Need Help With Reinstalling Windows

This may help you http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307099&sd=RMVP

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Hey everyone, I have recently tried to install Windows XP. But, when it gets about halfway through installing it tells me that there is something that they recommend I do not install. I click ok and it continues installing. Another window then pops up telling me to click ok to proceed to find something but, my mouse and my keyboard will not work and I cannot click or do anything. It seems as though it shuts the power off to the usb ports of something. Anyone know how I can fix this? I also have a Dell XPS 400.
 

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

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Hi,

I wiped my HDD using Darik's Boot and Nuke, and I'm trying to boot the Windows 7 CD, however, it's not booting. It's giving me the following error:

No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

This is my second re-install. I ran into the problem before, but I don't remember how I fixed it.

Please help.

Answer:Reinstalling Windows

In BIOS setup the order of boot devices - CD/DVD before hard disk.
There is a special key you have to press during boot to enter BIOS parameter setup - computer and make specific.
For example - Acer <F2>.
There should be a hint in the beginning of the boot sequence for entering BIOS. (on CTRL-ALT-DEL or power-up)

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So I got the Windows 7 Disc and I tried to follow the clean Isntall but it is saying I need an administrative password and I dont have it is there a way to run it so I dont need it?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7. How Do I Do it?

You need to boot the disk to install following these illustrated steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

It would not ask for a password if you were correctly booting the DVD: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

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Tried to reinstall windows XP following step by step instructions provdied at Lifehacker.com site. Got to the point where I was supposed to delete current partition where Windows was installed. In the boxed area where partition information is displayed, there are no partitions indicated at all. I endered "d" for delete and was greeted with a error page saying system shup down to prevent damage..... The computer originally had Windows 98and I upgraded to XP. Also has a new hard drive. I assume that something needs to be tweaked to be able to find the hard drive to display the partitioning info, but what??

Answer:Reinstalling Windows XP

If the hard drive is brand new, it wouldn't have any partitions on it. You need to go and select the "Unallocated Space" and then press the key that creates a new partition. If I remember correctly it's the C key. Format the partition with NTFS and then continue with the install of XP.

Also, if the new drive is a SATA drive it is possible that Windows cannot see the drive. When you start XP setup you should see on the bottom a message that says "Press any key to install a 3rd party SATA or RAID driver". You may need to do this. Use a floppy or USB drive to install your SATA driver and continue with the install.

Also, did you get a specific error code or just the generic message you mentioned? Try the above steps and let me know if they work.

BMR777

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I was prompted to start a new thread; I trust that this is the correct area.
I have Windows 7 installed on a SSD, Data on hard drive.
I am experiencing severe instabality problems, considering formatting drives and starting over, this wil be a huge task considering the amount of data involved, I have two questions;
How important is it to disconnect the HD when reinstalling Windows on the SSD?
If I were to reinstall Windows over the top of the existing setup, would I still have to disconnect the HD?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 on SSD

It should not be a huge task at all, if the data is on the hard drive, which is where it should be.

Disconnect the hard drive and re install windows on the ssd, make sure the ssd is setup properly.

Align it.

A windows install takes 15 minutes from start to finish, it`s no big deal. Get it right now

SSD Alignment

Clean Install Windows 7

You DO NOT FORMAT a data drive.

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I NEED SOME HELP CUZ I DONT HAVE THE DISK TO DO IT

Answer:I AM REINSTALLING WINDOWS XP

please read the forum rules

http://www.techsupportforum.com/misc...ork&page=rules

don't post the same problem more than once

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My floppy drive is broken and i want to reformat and reinstall windows 98.Can anyone tell me if it is possible to do this without a floppy drive, just using the CD drive (I have a CD rewriter)If it is possible, can you tell me where i can get instructions on how to do it.Thanks very much in anticipationshuggee

Answer:reinstalling windows 98

I am 99% sure Win98SE CD's are bootable providing you have the option to make CD drive first boot device in BIOS.

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hi i am in real need of some advice. I have recently had various infections on my computer including a trojan. i thought i had got rid of them through various antivirus checkers. however my computer is still playing up on and offline. it opens various programs randomly and closes pages im viewing i can no longer send emails as my provider detects a virus. but now all the antivirus checkers ive used are coming up clean.i have set my computer back to its factory state through its own destructive recovery program but that hasnt worked either. so i have been advised to totally reinstall windows xp. So another problem when i bought my computer xp was already installed and i have no recovery cd either so is there any way i can reinstall this without any cd's. Ive been quoted 100 for someone to come and take my computer away and carryout a full reinstallation i don't know if this is alot or if i could do it myself. Any suggestions would be really appreciated, thanks.
 

Answer:reinstalling windows xp

Hi there
So you would like us to try to get ure computer spyware/virus/trojan free huh?
I am not that capable and you will be talked to by a mod soon who can help you most but to get started, can i ask what anti-virus programs you have run, and have you run any other spyware removal programs etc
David
 

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