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Win 7 fresh install - need a guide for updating without telemetry

Question: Win 7 fresh install - need a guide for updating without telemetry

I'm going to have to do a couple of fresh Win 7 installs. Is there a checked and validated guide on bringing a fresh Win 7 SP1 install up to date while avoiding all the telemetry, Win 10 upgrade prompts and any other crap Microsoft kept shoving down on Win 7 users?

I know there are integrated 3rd party ISOs out there but I'm a bit wary of such builds as one can never really know if there is something malicious inserted, so a guide using official sources would be preferred, but as a last resort a popular and checked by many all-in-one solution could be an option.

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Preferred Solution: Win 7 fresh install - need a guide for updating without telemetry

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.)

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Hello I shall be doing a fresh install of my x120e to windows ultimate. Does anyone know or have a link to a fresh install guide for the x120e. I recall seeing one on some forum about the Lenovo x120e but I can't for the life in me remember where I had seen it. Thanks again and I love you all. 

Answer:x120e - Fresh install guide?

hey red455,i believe that this link might help you :http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/How-to-do-clean-install-of-Windows-7-64bit-fro...





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Working with several windows 7 installations a day I have done some research on how to make this a painless as possible for myself and keep a system fast to update.
Side benefits of this is there is currently less than 40 important updates to download once you followed this guide

Please note that all updates used here are considered "for the mass public" by Microsoft, So there should be no system specific updates or other weird updates that could cause issues... if you trust good ol' MS.

Its a good idea to download the updates ahead of time and disable Windows automatic updates or disconnect from the internet while following the guide.
Disabling windows defender while doing this might speed up the process slightly.

Commands to easily disable these services are:
net stop "windows updates"
net stop "windows defender"

THE GUIDE:

Step 0: Getting the media
You might have lost it scratched it or it wasn't supplied for you.
If you have a Retail license key you can download it directly from Microsoft at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
If you have an OEM license key, Microsoft don't offer this service for you, and you need to contact you OEM supplier, or download it from http://mirror.corenoc.de/digitalrivercontent.net. This place also has direct links to Microsoft MD5 and SHA1 checksums of the ISO files so you can easily verify that these are indeed untouched since they left Microsoft, and thereby safe to ... Read more

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Brand new HDD and fresh install of win7.  I have windows update set to "never", and have IE11 installed since I heard that was a prerequisite to some of this. 
 
I have seen several threads with different instructions saying "you must follow this exactly" and others that said they followed it, and still no updates. 
 
This is the second attempt on installing win7, the first on a HDD that "may" have been bad.  But the first attempt was this instructions here,
 
>Go to this page http://wu.krelay.de/en/2016-09.htm and Install manually the updates listed there in order, that apply to your Windows
- If any of the updates says it's already installed simply Cancel and move on to the next Update;Notes: from poster
- After installing each update if you get a prompt to restart the computer choose No until you install the last update on the list
 
I got through the first 3 of these and on the third, the computer would just hang up.  Yes, updates were set to "never".  Then changed the HDD. 
 
After HDD install, I followed the instructions on this page below but got stuck on no5. 
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/steps-for-installing-updating-windows-7-sp1.1176121/
 
When I downloaded and tried to install the IE11 update I got "searching THIS computer for updates".  Windows updater was set to "never". 
 
I also see some references to simply installing an April and July rollup update manually, then go... Read more

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Currently got windows 7 installed, got the drivers for my wifi adapter put in but the windows updates wont start. When I go to the control panel and manually check for updates it just spins non stop. I can surf the internet so thats not a problem. I have also changed my dns to the google to see if that helps

Answer:Windows not updating after fresh install

like brand new install. The only thing I have downloaded are my chipset drivers,mobo drivers, graphics drivers.

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Is it necessary to install the original drivers (including system software and chipset software) that came with a PC or laptop after a fresh install of Windows XP before installing updated ones?

Answer:Updating Drivers After A Fresh Xp Install

No, the updated drivers should be full driver packages.

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Was corrupted HDD

Answer:BSOD on fresh install when updating windows 7

Was corrupted HDD

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So after running a fresh install of 7 because I was fed up with 10, I am having even more problems.

Brand new install, literally the only thing I have done was install the drivers, try to run Windows Update, try to update a driver, and then followed the steps in this thread:

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-upgrade-just-keeps-searching-for-upgrades.1167434/

Both Windows and Driver updates just hang up on searching. They search, nonstop, and I don't get any results. I also had an issue with .NET Framework 4 not installing, but I think that was because I didn't have SP3? (That was a previous fresh Win 7 install)...

So I need help. I am pretty proficient with computers, but I am at a loss of what to do. Google has been no help.
 

Answer:Fresh Install Win 7 - Windows & Driver Updating Hung up

What version and bit number of Windows 7 did you do a clean install of, and did it include Service Pack 1(SP1)?

Is your computer a factory-brand one or a custom/home-made one?

By the way, Windows 7 has never had a SP2 or SP3 upgrade, so I don't know why you're referring to SP3.

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Re: Scores of updates FAILED updating after fresh install of W7 Pro 32 bit??

I just had a local PC guy, who built, installed, several W7 Pro PC's, over the years with very few problems. Early Aug, he installed a 500 MB SSD in my desktop, did a fresh install from one of my 2 legit copies of W7 32 Pro bit. He installed most updates, and later in the month, a bunch of new updates popped up & I installed them. Some installed, some failed. This morn, got Win pop-up suggesting I chk some things on my PC; that's when I saw all the updates that failed installation. Don't know whether they were the orig updates or the updates that landed when I just got the PC back?

My question: Is there anyway I can get those failed updates downloaded so I can try installing them again as many were important? See long image (double click) of failed updates list below. I could not locate an action that would let me download failed updates in a number sequenced txt file. Not good information management. Shame on you MS.

Answer:Scores of updates FAILED updating after fresh install of W7 Pro 32 bit

Hi,
Personally I'd start over,
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

To manually install them you will need to ensure the build in windows update service is stopped and disabled first.

If you don't want to start over just make sure KB3020369 & KB3172605 are installed and reset the update system
Use Option 2 on the list after right clicking it and select run as administrator
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.co...Agent-d824badc

Download it to your downloads folder
Right click it and select Extract all to the downloads folder.
Then right click ResetWUEng and select run as administrator
Follow the rest of the prompts
Press any key to continue
Type 2 for that Option on the list and the Enter key to reset update services..
Press y for Yes and then the Enter key I believe twice
After it has completed
Type 15 for that option and the Enter key to restart the machine.
Should say will restart in 60 seconds save your work.... press any key to continue.
After restart go to windows updates and manually check for updates shouldn't take a few minutes.

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Hi all

I have reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate on my granddaughters' HP Pavilion Slimline. That was the original OS on it, but, somehow Win 10 got updated on it by accident. MS is constantly putting up free Win 10 upgrade notices across the top of the browsers with an X to select which normally is ignored. However, I think that somehow at one point the X got clicked and installed the dang Win 10 and the computer has not worked properly since, and then finally would not load up at all.

I did a clean install of the original Win7 Ultimate which managed to put things back to normal. However, when I tried to do the updates it started out normally, but, then I keep getting the error 8007000E just after it starts.

I have read the threads here regarding the error and they don't give me much clue about my problem. I also checked on-line about the error and there are some supposedly fixes for the error, however, I am not anxious to try them as I may get more problems than the one I have.

I am a a long time MS Tech Beta Tester and was on the Win7 beta, but, never incurred the 8007000E error to remember any of the other BT's getting it. I am in hopes someone can give me a clue as to why I am getting this error and how to fix it so I can do the necessary updating on the new install.

I would truly appreciate any suggestions or assistance on this matter.

Thank you in advance,

Tink :-)

Answer:Error 8007000e when updating on Win7 Ultimate fresh install

Hi Tink,
Can you copy/paste 1 day's worth of entries from the WindowsUpdate log please.

Roy

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Hi All,
Like Office telemetry, I want to implement Windows Telemetry in my organization where I want to collect all the windows telemetry data into our local database.
Please let us know the steps which need to be performed to implement this.

Many Thanks,
Chandan

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Hey, I'm installing windows XP onto a 500 g SATA hard disk that I just installed into a Dell Dimension 9100.

I have an .iso file that I need to place onto a DVD to serve as the OS boot disc. My DVD-R is in my Mac. So i need to burn this .iso file on the mac but have it boot the PC..

What is the proper file extension for the dvd file? is there anything I need to do that I'm missing?
 

Answer:Fresh Windows XP Install on a Fresh Hard Drive using a Burned DVD OS install - PLZ HL

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060619181010389
 

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I'm pulling my hair out!

I installed a fresh copy of WinXP Home on an IBM T22 laptop. As soon as I plug in my ethernet cable, I get an error saying NT Authority Shutdown. I know it's the Sasser/Blaster worm, but still... WTF?!?!?!?

It's a brand new install... I didn't go anywhere on the web with it yet. As soon as I go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com, it comes up w/ that message. What... the... fuck?!?!?!?

I tried the Symantec tool... it said it couldn't find the worm; that my PC is NOT infected. I tried the MS patch, but it says it needs other patches prior to that. It's SP1 damn it! And if I try to download 19.1MB of patches from windowsupdate.microsoft.com, then I get that error message within 2 minutes. I can't even freakin' download them.

Any ideas?!?!?!?

I've reformatted the HD 3 times already. I even tried reinstalling WinXP w/o having my ethernet cable plugged in. It worked, but as soon as I plug in the cable, it comes up w/ that message. I only have 1 other PC on my network, it's my main rig, and it's NOT infected.

Any ideas???

ALSO... when I tried to get patches from there, it gave me an error saying that my system time/date is incorrect. But, it IS correct. What's up with that? And, it won't let me download any more patches from windowsupdate.microsoft.com

Damn it!!! Why is it so hard installing a fresh copy of WinXP Home w/ SP1 on the IBM T22?!?!?!?!?!?!? This s... Read more

Answer:Fresh install of WinXP Home; NT Authority/Shutdown; it's a fresh install! Why? Plz!

It can get the worm within minutes of attaching to the internet. This is why you need a firewall of some sort. This is actually a pretty common occurence. Download the standalone blaster and sasser hotfixes to CD, for later use, or get a firewall.
 

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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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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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We have a cheap Freeview box on a TV in the bedroom. In the past it has very occasionally needed the programme guide to be updated - maybe once every few months. It's a process that takes six or seven minutes, during which you can't watch TV - you just see an on-screen message and small revolving thingy.This also happens on the rare occasions that the Freeview box is switched off at the mains.But over the past week this process has happened almost every time I've switched it on from standby - I reckon five nights out of seven. We haven't had power cuts, and I know the unit has been switched on (on standby) the whole time.Any ideas what might be going on, please?

Answer:Freeview programme guide keeps updating

I had a Sagem which did that and I couldn't fix so I chucked it. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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Hi hopeing someone here can help out.
 
built a new PC and installed Win 8.1 and updated it all.
had the BSOD clock watchdog time out since system 1st built
 
here is speccy link
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/s4AK5C6zNUVqlIYOPjkGncw
 
minidump file zip
 
https://www.mediafire.com/?5jtz00ulfjo5170
 
could only get access to 1/2 of the files ?
 
also attached is output of last 10 errors from mini tool box.
 
I am going to run 10 Pass memory test overnight to see if there are any errors with the memory.
 
Did speak to guy where i bought the components and his idea was to do full wipe and reinstall of windows.
I do try and leave this to last ditch attempt.
 
Thanks for all and any help or advice.
 
 
Ross.

Answer:Clock watchdog timeout win 8.1 fresh build pc and fresh windows install

A wee update.
 
ran mem test over night. did 10 passes and no errors with the memory.
 
Cheers

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This is on an old eMachines M6805 laptop that originally came with XP 32-bit. I put a fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit on it which ran fine. I then upgraded that to Windows 10 32-bit. The first time it booted up I was able to log in but got a BSOD shortly thereafter. Ever since it BSODs without even getting to the desktop. The only way I have been able to even get into it is via Safe Mode so I assume it is a driver that it doesn't like but I don't know how to figure out which driver is causing a problem (odd that it all worked fine in Win 7, though).

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:BSOD loop on boot from fresh Win 10 upgrade over fresh Win 7 install

Hi huhqwerty,

Welcome to the 10forums.

The crashes are caused by extremely old audio drivers.
Updating them could solve it.

Creative

Code:
kd> lmvm ALCXSENSstart end module name
8ab60000 8abbfa00 ALCXSENS T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: ALCXSENS.SYS
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ALCXSENS.SYS
Image name: ALCXSENS.SYS
Timestamp: Wed Nov 05 15:44:52 2003 (3FA90CE4)
CheckSum: 00062474
ImageSize: 0005FA00
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Realtek

Code:
kd> lmvm RTKVACstart end module name
a0300000 a06f9200 RTKVAC T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: RTKVAC.SYS
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\RTKVAC.SYS
Image name: RTKVAC.SYS
Timestamp: Thu Jun 18 21:36:37 2009 (4A3A9745)
CheckSum: 00400CA0
ImageSize: 003F9200
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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My music computer started having problems with Windows 98 locking up at irregular intervals, and after a while the thing simply wouldn't boot up all the time. The lockups had been getting worse, so naturally I thought I had been vicitimized by some spyware/adware/virus infection and took measures. After countless hours, I finally gave up and bought a new hard drive, installed it, and put on a fresh copy of Windows 98 SE from my recovery CD.

It worked fine - for a while.

Now the computer is exhibiting the same symptoms with the new drive as it did with the old drive. I tried running the Seagate SeaTools to see if I could find any abmormalities and it checked out fine. What is odd is that the computer locks up at no particular place, with no particular interval of time. Quite often I can't even get it past the Windows splash screen.

My uneducated opinion is that this has to be a hardware issue, and I'm feeling frustrated by my inability to isolate the problem. If anyone can make suggestions as how I should proceed, I would be very grateful, indeed.

The computer has an AMD Athlon processor with 512 MB of RAM installed on an Azza 366X AS motherboard by the manufacturer, CyberPower Inc... It clocks around 1.4 ghz... The computer has a CD-R/RW, a Toshiba DVD-ROM, a 1.44 floppy drive, a Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 5.1, GeForce 64 meg video adaptor, a 56k modem, a Turbolink switching power supply (375atx) and extra cooling fans. The original drive is an IBM Des... Read more

Answer:Fresh drive, fresh Windows 98 install, same old lockups!

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Hi. I have installed a whole new windows 7 pro x64. My new mobo an ASus p5e3 pro along with new ram pc12800 gskill 2x2 ddr3 (running in 1066mhz due to my q6600)

Everythingi s running perfectly...except some random BSOD. 4 total this week.

I have posted a pack of dump file in here, the last 4 ones are the ones that represent the 4 BSOD I had and that I cannot explain.

the others ones are for various reasons, crashes who happenned during installation but that I was able to resolve.

What is weird is that my BSOD only happenned when I was surfing explorer on when the CPU was idle at night, with utorrent running.
today mc pc got BSOD at 11:54 AM after 1 night or running perfectly. it is open since then and running perfectly again.

All the afternoon for 4 hours it loaded utorrent, I cam back from the university and started to play empire total war and lot of MW2 multiplayer.

Everything is working perfectly, no BSOD !! But I'm afraid to leave my pc open this night...when the BSOD happen I usually have to reboot manually because if it reboot by itself it lead to a DOS screen saying to select a boot device.
Help me someone... I cannot believe me G-skill memory are faulty, otherwise they would have failed in-game.

I suspect nvidia drivers 195.62 can be responsible for thoses bluescreen. The power management tool is not working properly and whatever the option I choose in the nvidia panel it will sometimes lower my frequencies and sometimes it will keep the stock one.

A st... Read more

Answer:Random BSOD - Fresh install, fresh system

I think I must also mention that BSOD didnt always give the same message, wich lead me to confusion in my troubleshooting research.

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Security Updates released on 18th July 2016 following major risk to both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.

iOS 9.3.3 - 18th July 2016

About the security content of iOS 9.3.3 - Apple Support
Download iOS 9.0 - 9.3.3 Information

File Size: 1.4GB​
How to Update on iOS (Step-by-Step)

Update the iOS software on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 - 18th July 2016

About the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11.6 and Security Update 2016-004 - Apple Support
Download OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Update

File Size: 759.1 MB
Requirements: OS X El Capitan 10.11.5
Direct Download: http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1884/en_US/osxupd10.11.6.dmg​
How to Update on OS X (Step-by-Step)

Update the software on your Mac - Apple Support
 

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I'm sorry but I'm new at this but I'm at a loss at what I'm suppose to do. Just got in the mail 2 ssd's and the HD7870 video card along with a copy of windows 8.1 complete (retail). My boot ssd (one I'm trying to install on) is a 60gb Mushkin and the other is the one I was going to put games on the 240gb Mushkin.

So I hooked the 60gb one up and put in my install disk for the 64bit of windows 8.1. It went through the install fine, then it said it needed to restart to complete and when it restarted it gave me the black screen of death. It sat there for over 30 minutes then the screen turned to a yellowish orange.

So I formatted the ssd, reinstalled fresh again. Same thing.

I then tried the 240gb thinking maybe I had a bad ssd. Same thing.

Then I tried an old 500gb Seagate that I knew worked but I formatted it and installed. Same thing.

So back to the 60gb I went, formatted, reinstalled 8.1 then it did the black screen again. So I tried booting over a couple times till it gave me the option to start in safe mode with networking. It started in a black screen with the blue windows logo... and stayed there for an hour.

I then tried the command prompt methods of BOOTREC/FIXMBR, BOOTREC/FIXBOOT, BOOTREC/REBUILDBCD and restarted with same black screen. *after the rebuildbcd, it said copies of windows = 0???*

So I tried to start using the install CD as a recovery drive, it brought up the option to install windows....

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Answer:Fresh install on Fresh SSD of 8.1, restarts into BSOD

Hi MitchellTyner,

First, I looked up your motherboard and it does not formally support any OS beyond Windows 7 so that could be an issue right off the bat; however, if you are running the latest BIOS, you could try and set your BIOS to default values and try that clean install without the 7870 first. Then, if it works, you could try installing the 7870 thereafter. BTW, good luck in finding all the correct drivers for your older hardware as well.

Clean Install - Windows 8

my2cents

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Hi All
I have a laptop which I have installed OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bits home Premium. Installation was fine.
After installing, I tried to get all patches and updates using woindows update. It started fine but after several minutes I realised it kept searching for new updates without ending.

I have look for information about this issue in the internet and found several webs with information about this.
I have reinstalled Windows update and .NET framework to the latest versions. I have verified everything was OK with this tool:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262 .According to this tool everithing is OK, but I keep in the same situation.
What else can I check? Do you recommend to reinstall Windows again?
Thank you very much.
Best regards.
David.

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So I work in IT at a community college and we are getting ready for moving our staff over to Windows 10. We use Norton Ghost imaging to image all the computers on campus which is a process- but hey it free!
We have a wide variety of computers across campus which require us to generalize all of our images beforehand to make sure the drivers always work. We have run into problem after problem but have made lots of head-way. The problem we are stuck at the moment is Darrin DeYoung.

After imaging, the computer will boot into windows 10 just fine with our admin account working properly; but after installing the anniversary update the computer boots into retail mode seemingly out of nowhere with no reason as to why it is activated. There is no RetailAdmin account, just Darrin Deyoung.

It shouldn't be coming up since the only way to turn it on is either manually during the specialized pass in the generalization process or by clicking Windows 5 times in the activation settings; both of which were never done.

I know how to disable/delete it manually by following guides, but with the amount of computers we are dealing with we simply don't have the time to go through that process on every computer. If anyone has any insight as to why this is happening and how to fix our imaging process, please let me know!

Answer:Windows 10 Retail Mode randomly shows up updating fresh images

Welcome to the forum. Why are you putting an old version of win10 on not the latest update? If its pre anniversey then your going to get 2 massive updates disrupting the job and giving problems and you could find some wont work so it better to use the lates version. What version of ghost are you using as it wasnt compatable with 10 at one stage in version 15

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Trying to get as much input as I can before I do this.Installing a Crucial M4 128gig in the main HDD bay, and OS on it.So what have people here done and had results with ?I have the option of doing a clean/fresh install with a Win 7 disc orinstalling with the Lenovo Recovery discs I created.I have read many places many things. Concerns about recovery discs notaligning the SSD right. Or problems due to the Airbag proggy. Etc.Btw, I am NOT concerned with spending the time to install the drivers etc.with option A if it will work right.This SSD tech is so 'new' and evolving, I am tempted to stick with WD 7200rpm, butc'mon, I need the speed and performance. So help a brother out.....Thanks





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Answer:W520 New SSD Install - Fresh Install of Win 7 from Disc vs. Lenovo Recovery Discs

Good question. I like to know this as well....





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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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My system info is in my profile, installing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail. Attached is all of the report info.

I have no idea what is going on. Whenever I try to install all of the Windows updates it blue screens. Then it will reboot, try to apply the updates, and blue screen again. I've run Linux Server 12.04 on this machine just fine, so I'm fairly certain it's not a hardware issue. Also, this build is brand new (built it a few weeks ago)

Thanks for your time!

Things I've Tried:
- Reinstalling Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
- GPU, CPU, and RAM stress tests (all showed no signs of error)
- Unplugging extraneous HD's
- sfc.exe /scannow (no errors)

EDIT:
The main error code seems to be 0x101
Just got a new one that is 0xFC

SOLUTION EDIT:
I disabled core unlocking and everything is magically working. I suspect I had a faulty core unlocked. Still doesn't explain the stress tests passing, but whatever.

Answer:BSOD on fresh install when install updates, misc error codes

This one DMP was related to the following.

STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg

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HI, I just installed windows 2000 professional onto my computer. Everything works fine except that the resolution is really grainy. On some web sites I cannot even make out what the words are. I found out that when I go into my monitor settings in display properties I am unable to install the drivers for my monitor. Does anybody know a way in which I can get around this.
 

Answer:monitor drivers unable to install on fresh windows 2000 install

Are you really referring to the monitor drivers or the Dispay Adapter drivers?The symptoms you describe sound like the latter issue.

Monitor drivers are no big deal to install, and even if you don't, Windows should use compatible plug and play drivers. Still it's a good idea to install them -- but you get them from the Monitor vendor site. You get the Display Adapter drivers from the Display Adaptor vendor's site.

What Display Adapter model do you have? And are they properly installed?

To install a Monitor driver, you download and unzip the .inf file from the Vendor. Then you select "update driver" and browse to the location of the file you unzipped. Once installed your Monitor should be recognized by model number.
 

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I had a run-in with MS Office 2007 that ended up (my bad I'm sure) necessitating a repair install of Windows 7 (64 bit) after a complete uninstall of Office. The Windows repair went well with the exception of a couple of drivers; easily adjusted.

Then I did a clean install of Office 2007. It sort of went well. Except that every time I try to do something with it (like accessing Visual Basic to put my macros back in), it's telling me - incessantly - that files don't have sufficient permission blah, blah. Well, I'm setting the permissions but it's over and over and feels like every file in "Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/..." needs permission attention.

Is there ANY way to avoid doing this over and over and over and...? And could I have avoided this by setting something different in one of the installs?

Sigh.

Thanks as always for the help.

-G.

Answer:After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!

Do you get asked for the same file or do they change? Try setting the permission at the folder level?

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I've been extremely frustrated with both the screen flickering and crashing during sleep issues.  I figured before I buy a laptop from another company that I would at least try a reformat. I was expecting devices to not be fully installed after the reformat but Device Manager does not show any issues.  PC is also running fine besides the fact that the trackpad doesn't right click properly and the resolution is off which probably can be addressed by installing the proper drivers.  What else should I install, though?

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro - fresh install of Windows 10 - what should we install from Lenovo's download page?

Download/install Lenovo System Interface Foundation for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)...IdeaPad.... That should install, among other things, Lenovo Vantage (ex-Companion.) Use its System Update function to find drivers/updates, download and install them on your system. You don't have to install everything but if you have "screen flickering and crashing during sleep issues" then I'd make sure to at least get the latest chipset, display, video, power management, etc. drivers.
 
P.S. If you suspect that particular driver(s) may be causing issues, then install them one at a time to identify which one(s) are bad.

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I just added a new SSD drive and installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Enterprise. I have had a previous driver issue with this system in the past. The amazing people on this site helped me work it out. Now for the life I just can't seem to sort it out again myself this time.

I ran and uploaded the SF_Diagnostic info in zip file format.

Thank you for any help that can be given.

Answer:BSOD playing Guild Wars 2, recent SSD install and fresh install of W7

Hello and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD ANALYSE


Code:
1: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`02f1ffc8 fffff800`02d5c83b nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02f1ffd0 fffff800`02d271e4 nt!KipFatalFilter+0x1b
fffff880`02f20010 fffff800`02cff3ac nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x83d
fffff880`02f20050 fffff800`02cfee2d nt!_C_specific_handler+0x8c
fffff880`02f200c0 fffff800`02cfdc05 nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd
fffff880`02f200f0 fffff800`02d0eb81 nt!RtlDispatchException+0x415
fffff880`02f207d0 fffff800`02cd3842 nt!KiDispatchException+0x135
fffff880`02f20e70 00000000`00000000 nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
Realtek wanted to do a task but it was executed for some reason. Do you have Realtek installed?

Best Regards,
Frederik.

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I have a Latitude E6420 running Windows 7. I installed a larger hard drive today and put the original (working) drive in an external USB enclosure. I wanted a clean install of Windows 7 on the new drive so rather than use a drive migration utility I used the Dell Operating System Reinstallation DVD. When it was done I discovered that it didn't install any drivers. The network drivers aren't installed, so I can't download the drivers from the internet, and I don't have the Dell Driver Reinstallation CD.
1) Is there a way to use the Recovery Partition on the old drive (now in the external enclosure) to do a factory fresh install on the new drive?
or (maybe even better)
2) Is there somewhere I can download an .iso file for the second E6420 recovery disk (containing Drivers/Factory-installed Apps?)
or (least desirable)
3) What drivers would I need to download (on another computer) and manually transfer/install to the E6420 via an external USB drive so I can connect over Wifi to download the rest of the drivers directly onto the E6420?
Thanks for your help!

Answer:Latitude E6420 easiest driver install method after fresh Win 7 install on new hard drive?

Dear jedijunk, Recovery option works only when old hdd it is in laptop. You do not have readily available .iso file with factory installed drivers. Drivers for Latitude E6420 available in dell support site, download them in another computer, then copy to new hdd, then perform installation.
But the easiest & simple method is to fix the old hdd in laptop, use Hiren Boot CD or any other Disk Image Utility, copy the C:\ drive (of old hdd) disk image in another partition of old hdd, then remove old hdd & fix new hdd in laptop, use restore the disk image to new hdd. Hope this info helps you.  

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Thank you in advance for any help, here is the situation, so bear with me. I have two computers, one I use for gaming, the other for school. Both computers had 60gb Maxtor (school with lots of room, gaming with about 10 gb free). My school HD took a powder (the evil clicky noise of doom), but I was able to back up my files prior to that. Me being a quick thinker, I decide to upgrade my gamer puter to a 120gb (don't wanna go too nutso, as I am considering building a much superior computer), and put the good 60 gb in my old Athlon 700. Problem? I cannot get Windows XP Home to complete install on my gamer computer. (Athlon 700 installed just fine with 'good' 60gb).
Gamer Computer: Athlon 1800+, 512MB DDR Ram 2100, KR7A Raid MOBO, GeForce3 Ti 200 (128MB DDR RAM), SB Audigy 2(AGP).

It is a RAID mobo, but i do not use the raid functionality, I did not have a problem before(I have my HD and my 2 roms on ide now). I go through the install steps, and I get to the very very end, where it states you are about to start Windows XP, and then it hangs, and thats it.

I have tried to ensure there are no conflicts, I pulled out my sound card as well as my network card, and 're-seated' my video card and RAM. I have tried looking at using a winxp bootup floppy, booted into safe mode (the only error it detects is the missing RAID, no conflicts detected there). Heck, I even swapped out mouse and keyboard. I tried putting back the good 60gb back in the pc, and reformattin... Read more

Answer:Solved: Fresh Install WinXP Home, locking up at end of install

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So I got these two 2tb HDDs awhile back, and installed them in my secondary machine for network backup. I recently decided to sell that machine, so I took those HDDs out, put my old 500gb HDD in, and installed them in my main machine.

I have a MSI z97 PC Mate paired with a 4690k and a r9 290. Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. 124gb SSD primary drive, 240gb SSD Steam drive, and the two 2tbs I'm trying to setup. This isn't a brand new build, I've been building and upgrading my PC for a long time and this specific build has been 100% stable for half a year. Haven't even overclocked anything yet, and everything is custom water cooled.

Now, I've been dealing with this issue since yesterday, when I first put them in my system. They weren't working so after many hours of trying every possible solution I could find, I did a clean install of Windows and its still not working.

I set my SATA controller to RAID before installing Windows 7 HP, and after it was installed I made sure I had downloaded and installed all the latest drivers, including the Intel RAID drivers. Before even restoring my backups I had made, I plugged in the two HDDs, set them up in a RAID 1 (which I was able to do before), and Windows will not boot like before. I have run many tests and fixes and nothing will work. I know the HDDs and SSDs themselves work just fine, as they all did in their previous environments. If I take out the 2 HDDs, I can launch Windows just fine after a Startup Repair. Its only w... Read more

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SOLVED: USB ports not working after mobo driver install (fresh xp install)

Hello all, long time browser first poster...

Anyways, I had to do a fresh install of XP after some nasty spyware/keloggers found their way onto my system.

Everything works fine until after i install the motherboard drivers.
motherboard: EVGA nforce 680i SLI

after the PC reboots I am still able to access the BIOS screen wth the keyboard, and my mouse lights are on. As soon as windows XP (home) loads, the lights on my mouse turn off, and both the keyboard and mouse become unresponsive.

I have tried several things. First, i verified that USB support was enabled in the BIOS. I then tried another fresh install (easy beacuse i partitioned 12g just for the install, so i could just re-format if anything like this ever happened) and installed the current drivers for the mouse and keyboard first (logitech g5 laser mouse and g15 keyboard). Then i installed the mobo drivers..... same results.

I tried the other way around as well, but to no avail. I am completely stumped as to why the darn drivers that came with the mobo won't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Steve

EDIT: the old-school (ps/2, ps/3?) keyboard/mouse ports aren't working either

**LookinArounds link to the fix:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122125.html#post751005 ***
 

Answer:USB ports not working after mobo driver install (fresh xp install)

Is the reason the keyboard and mouse are not working is because they are USB?

Were the chipset drivers installed from a disk that came with the motherboard, or from downloads...
When you to to Device Drivers withing Hardware in System on the Control panel, do you see yellow or red flags by the long USB set or any other drivers on the list?
We assume your system worked OK until this re-install of Windows?
Are you sure you have the partitions configured properly so that the drives are being installed to the main partition rather than the other partition... and how do you know?
We suspect the problem has to do with those partitions and they way you have set them up.
 

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-Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1

Hello there, I've just built a new computer and am having trouble installing Windows updates on my fresh install.

When I go to Windows Update, I get the following message:

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Install new Windows Update software

To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update. Your automatic updating settings will not change

To install the update, Windows update will automatically close and re-open.
--

When I click 'Install now', the window disappears and I am then confronted with the following message:

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Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 800F081F Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
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Does anyone know how I can get updates to work? Is there some way that I can manually download and install this update for Windows Update?

Thank you.

Answer:Unable to install updates on fresh Windows 7 SP1 install

I'm guessing that your installation media already contained SP1, is that correct? Since this is a clean install my first thought is something happened during the installation process to damage or corrupt some system files. I'd try the Microsoft troubleshooter first.

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

If that doesn't work I'd try running the System Update Readiness Tool.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

If still no joy, and only because this is a very recent clean install, I'd just reinstall Windows 7 again. If the problem persists I'd start looking into the possibility of a bad installation disk, hardware issues, etc. Please post back if any of this helps or not.

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Hi!

I plan on reformatting Windows 7 x64 due to some hardware issues. Basically, I would like to be able to have things like Windows 7 settings, themes, ect imported. Any tips on how to do this?

edit: I do have separate partitions/harddrives to backup files, program data, ect.

Answer:Tips for importing my Windows 7 install to a fresh install?

Windows Easy Transfer
Ill get the link
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-easy-transfer

When I went from Vista to 7, I used it. Tranfer everything to a finger drive and then transfer to the new OS.

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I am having a very similar problem to this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/591853/windows-10-browsing-and-apps-not-all-working-like-it-should/?p=3828789 In summary after updates have installed and everything looks good random drivers start installing - Intel Grapics / Network / wifi / device manager has all these new hardware installs when I look back in device manager, a rouge Skype.exe and one drive.exe install by themselves and hyper v modules appear to be added.
However it is occurring on all my hardware and Mac. IPv6 installs by itself and also creates a IPv6 tunnel on my router which I have tried to disable however it keeps reactivating. My ADSL service also looks compromised but my isp insists that I'm not even though I'm on router number 4 - this has been occurring for 3 months- I'm rebuilding every couple of days and it's driving me crazy!!! Plese help!

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I was experiencing a BSOD during Windows 10 Pro x64 installation on a freshly built computer, the installation would get to 80% ? 100% and BSOD with a variety of errors, mostly IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

After about 10 attempts with different UEFI settings disabled (Intel NIC, XMP Disabled, Updated UEFI, etc) the install stuck and I was able to load into windows thought this was pure chance.
In its current state the OS boots up fine and I can log in but I have about 1 ? 2 minutes before I get a BSOD, the dump files for all BSODs after installing windows are attached.


I have tried:

Checking CPU temperature (32 Degrees C)Updating MB UEFIDisabling and disconnecting NICs as I found several threads on google identifying Intel NIC drivers as a possible causeReseating all hardware and power cablesRemoving each stick of RAM in turnInstalling from UEFI and LegacyDifferent media (VL image, Media Creation Tool Image)Installing from USB3 & USB2 PortsWith and without XMPInstalling Chipset drivers in the ~1 minute I have in the OSUninstalling video drivers in the ~1 minute I have in the OS as I remember hearing about significant issues with Windows 10 and nVidia DriversInstalling latest nVidia Drivers in the ~1 minute I have in the OSUninstalling the Intel NIC Drivers in the ~1 minute I have in the OSRemoving DISK2 (WD Red 2TB)

And I have now reached the point where I am running out of troubleshooting options, I do not have any spare compone... Read more

Answer:Fresh Install, All New Hardware, Persistant BSOD on install

Hi Cedmo8,

Welcome to the 10forums

Please try to run the DM Log Collector again, certain files are corrupted (empty) which are necessary for analysis.

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely including PSU, cooling and other used stuff like mouse, keyboard, monitor, case, etc.
The PSU, cooling and other stuff are NOT mentioned in the tool.How to fill in your system specs:

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Fresh install, installed Tuneup 2014, AVG Internet Security 2014, Firefox, Creative SoundCard Drivers, Updated Windows to current, Motioninjoy, Winrar, Bitcomet, and Installed and updated GeForce GTX 780 drivers. Crash occurred during test of DS3 Tool. Checked reliability history. Information is as follows;

Critical Event (1)

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
022614-37487-01.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 10d
BCP1: 0000000000000005
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000001202
BCP4: FFFFFA8006A6E530
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Critical Event (2)

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000010d (0x0000000000000005, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000001202, 0xfffffa8006a6e530). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 022614-37487-01.

Thank you any help you can offer.

Answer:Fresh Install, crash during DS3 Tool driver install.

Hi,

Uninstall AVG, use the removal tool for it after, then set Windows Defender and Windows Firewall to Automatic and start them too.

Uninstall MotionJoy.

To make the system a lot better, uninstall TuneUp Utilities and update nvm62x64 nvm62x64.sys Fri Oct 17 17:01:06 2008 (48F8FD12).

Enjoy.

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So say you put together a brand spanking new computer and install x64 Vista on it. What do you do? What is your process of customizing/optimizing your PC to your liking. It could involve everything from installing drivers, service packs, antivirus, etc. to changing minor view settings that help your Windows/PC experience.

1) I'm just curious to know what steps (in what order) does everyone take to get their system going.

2) Also, What applications do you guys use and install?

For example, the first thing I do is 1) Adjust my resolution, view settings, icons, mouse settings, etc. 2) Then I install all the necessary drivers, 3) I install antivirus, 4) I overclock the **** out of it.... etc. etc.

Here's something I am looking for from you guys: What to do After a Fresh Install of Windows XP ? Mark Sanborn . net

Answer:What are some things you do/change/install/apply after a fresh install?

1. update windows
2. update drivers
3. install office
4. install logmein
5. install any other apps i need (malwarebytes, MSE)
6. adjust res to liking

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Note: I will get an export with DM Log Collector this evening when I get home from work but I wanted to start collecting some opinions on the subject and I do have a BlueScreenView export to hand.


I was experiencing a BSOD during Windows 10 Pro x64 installation on a freshly built computer, the installation would get to 80% ? 100% and BSOD with a variety of errors, mostly IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

After about 10 attempts with different UEFI settings disabled (Intel NIC, XMP Disabled, Updated UEFI, etc) the install stuck and I was able to load into windows thought this was pure chance.
In its current state the OS boots up fine and I can log in but I have about 1 ? 2 minutes before I get a BSOD, the like of which are attached in a TXT file from BlueScreenView (I will get the proper DM Log Collector files this evening)


I have tried:

Checking CPU temperature (32 Degrees C)Updating MB UEFIDisabling and disconnecting NICs as I found several threads on google identifying Intel NIC drivers as a possible causeReseating all hardware and power cablesRemoving each stick of RAM in turnInstalling from UEFI and LegacyDifferent media (VL image, Media Creation Tool Image)Installing from USB3 & USB2 PortsWith and without XMPInstalling Chipset drivers in the ~1 minute I have in the OSUninstalling video drivers in the ~1 minute I have in the OS as I remember hearing about significant issues with Windows 10 and nVidia DriversInstalling latest nVidi... Read more

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My laptop's hard disk died. I got a new hard disk and did a fresh install. But I can't see the Ethernet and Wireless icons on the tray. I am assuming that I have to install those drivers. How do I go about that? Terry

Answer:How to install Ethernet and Wireless adapters after fresh install

The easiest way is to download1, Go to Lenovo's support site, find the driver matrix for your model of ThinkPad, download the Ethernet driver, and install it.2. Then download and install ThinkVantage System Update.3. Run TVSU and let it find and install all the drivers, utilities, etc. that you need. You'll also want to do a Microsoft Update at the Microsoft site.

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I'm unable to get windows to install properly properly and have spent the around 20 hours in total trying to troubleshoot it the last 2 days.

It started with a failed overclock attempt, and reseting uefi to default settings.
When I booted up again the start menu didn't work. I attempted to arc /scannow among some other fixes to no avail and therefore opted to reset windows 10.
This resulted in an error message (unable to configure windows 10 for this hardware or something along that line.

I Then I made a usb with windows media creation tool on another computer, and attempted a clean format and fresh install of the drive, with no success. This time it left me stuck in a reboot loop at the oobe phase (use express settings.. blue screen, please wait. ) with no error.

After another format, I tried to install windows 7 and upgrade from there. I had some success, but the windows 10 would log in with a black screen and working mouse and keyboard shortcuts. After 5-10 minutes the Rest of the interface loaded, the start menu however did not work, nor did windows update or the search bar.
I've tried various fixes, but nothing seems to help, or introduces another issue.

I'm running out of ideas, and cant seem to track down the root issue. Could a component be broken?

I have gone through several attempts to reinstall, but every method results in one issue or the other.

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Hello there!
Okay I have a problem that I can't seem to solve.
I bought a new computer that did not come with a operating system.
So I set up windows 7 64bit. All that went smoothly.
Then when it came to driver installation the problems came.
The computer has no CD drive, so I cant install it from the cds I got with it.
Tried with wired internet connection, nothing. Missing driver
Tried putting the driver for the Ethernet thingy on an usb. Computer did not find the USB drive. Tried all ports on the machine.
Sooo, I basically need to get internet into the computer so I can setup the rest of the drivers.
Tried a wireless WiFi USB stick, but again, the computer does not find the USB's.
BUT it did find my wireless keyboard and mouse assembly? Weird.
Cannot seem to get the computer to recognize a usb memory stick.
Any ideas guys and girls?
Thanks in advance!
 

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I'm unable to get windows to install properly properly and have spent the around 20 hours in total trying to troubleshoot it the last 2 days.

It started with a failed overclock attempt, and reseting uefi to default settings.
When I booted up again the start menu didn't work. I attempted to sfc /scannow among some other fixes to no avail and therefore opted to reset windows 10.
This resulted in an error message (unable to configure windows 10 for this hardware or something along that line.

I then I made a usb with windows media creation tool on another computer, and attempted a clean format and fresh install of the drive, with no success. This time it left me stuck in a reboot loop at the oobe phase (use express settings.. blue screen, please wait. ) with no error code being thrown.

After another format, I tried to install windows 7 and upgrade from there. I had some success, but the windows 10 would log in with a black screen and working mouse and keyboard shortcuts. After 5-10 minutes the Rest of the interface loaded, the start menu however did not work, nor did windows update or the search bar.
I've tried various fixes, but nothing seems to help, or introduces another issue.

I'm running out of ideas, and cant seem to track down the root issue. Could a component be broken?
I have gone through several attempts to reinstall, but every method I've tried results in one issue or the other.
The strange part about that would be how windows 7 installed and r... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 install oobe loop after fresh install

Hi Seaweed and welcome to Tenforums.
I'm sorry to hear you're having such difficulties. What point are you at now? Is W7 on the machine or W10? If W10, and you can eventually get to the desktop, you could try a repair install using an in-place upgrade.

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Hello all, Hi all, I need some help from the techies please!!I have had a very nasty virus (Ramnit-G) rip through my T500 which has rendered it unusable and needing a full re-install.Now I have a legit copy of XP SP1 which is tried and tested many times on my 6 other machines so all is good.I downloaded the ThinkVantage system update thingy as mentioned in the 4th post on this thread and also my wireless interweb driver 6mcw24ww.exe from here.XP install all done so first job to do is get some interweb, but alas, the driver stubbornly refuses to do anything because it would like a windows installer first . So off I toddle to microsoft site and download the win installer 3.1 and install that and the interweb driver starts to install..... only to get to the final hurdle and then fail with an error box which says nothing more than "2: 0 1:" in it with an exclamation mark icon.Can anyone help with a way round this please? Thanks!!

Answer:T500 XP fresh install, wireless driver won't install, help!

Can anyone help?

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Hello from a first timer here.

I'm using HP pavilion DV7-1195nr, 4gig, 9600m gt 1gig. I had Vista 64bit Prem. that ran just fine, and I did the Win 7 Prem. upgrade. It seems to run smooth until I started getting bsod. I decided to do a full install of Win 7 Prem from my upgrade disc. I booted to the cd, formatted my drive partitions, it created a 100mb partition.
I did the double install way to make the activation work.
Ok, the first install I did not update the firmware. and got all kind of bsod etc problems. Main culprit then was the wifi card driver.
I flashed my bios, got all my updated drivers for everything and did another fresh install which is where I'm today. I might not have installed my chip set driver first is only one point I want to point out.
So, I only have MS Security Essentials installed simply because I thought I had this thing whiped. Went to shut down and it will not shut down and will hit a BSOD and reboot. It continues to do this for some reason. It will reboot in safe mode. I also noticed if I remove a driver and try to update it, the system seems to just hang now?
One other note. I realized last night weather or not this is a issue, that I have my NAS running WD Myworldbook that I continuously connect to via WiFi.

I'm attaching my mini dumps and the other two errors that I saw in hopes for some kind of help, cause I'm at a loss now. I have seen what they have to say to a point, but I can not for the life of me fix this issue. I really... Read more

Answer:BSOD crashes after fresh install of 7 64bit install

Maybe I should also mention, that I either pulled the drivers from there Hardware sites and if I did not, then I used Hp site. So, I have the latest intel chipset from intel, latest intel wifi from intel and latest nvidia drivers from nvidia website.

There are only like 4 or 5 things starting up. Few of them are nvida driver stuff, MS essientials, touchpad software & can't remember the other two.

This may be another issue, but I have noticed every since I have put Win7 on, while it boots, I get a pop in my speakers??

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I just freshly formatted and reinstalled windows and was wondering if there is a guide to showing the BEST way, or order, to install drivers for the OS.

I'm curious as to whether it matters if I install SP2 first, my ATI drivers, DX9, etc etc.

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Fresh Install / Format. Driver Install Order?

I tend to install the OS with the latest SP slipstreamed.

Drivers in this order: mobo, video, sound, misc.
DX.
windows update.
3rd party software.

There is no "correct" order for the whole mess. There are lots of things you could swap places, and it wouldn't matter one bit.
 

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This may be a bit of a challenge, but if the task is possible, I'm sure someone here will know how to do it.

I have a 120GB Maxtor SATA HD from my girlfriend's brother's PC that I formatted and installed WINXP Pro onto. Basically I just took his harddrive back to my place, popped it into my PC and did it all that way. Stupid me. When I brought the HD back to his tower at his house, I couldn't boot windows because there were no SATA drivers on the drive!

Now, I know I can find the drivers and reinstall windows and press F6 to install the SATA drivers that way, but I want to know if I can do it easier and without a fresh install. Can I, with this Maxtor HD in my tower right now, somehow install the SATA drivers onto that drive?
 

Answer:SATA Driver install -- no fresh WinXP install

Well give this a shoot.
Take the instalaltions file but the sik on your pc and then whne you boot at windows either right click at the inf file and select install or go to control panel at add new hardware and give the inf file to add.
well ti worth a shoot.
 

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Just did a clean install of windows pro on new hdd. Told setup to only install important updates and auto updates in turned off. Searching this forum i found a few folks say "definitely let windows install all the drivers for MOB, devices, etc. they are the experts" while another post said "always use MOB site drivers, since they are often tweaked for exact MOB specs, no matter how old they are". So I'm at a crossroads wondering which to do. Asus software was a nightmare before. Granted, I did install almost all of it, and probably made it a mess (qfan, asusupdater, Volt something something allowing in OS O.C. tweaks, etc). Drivers from them didn't seem to be a problem though. I want to avoid any bloatware which comes along with driver packages sometimes.

I have 1 yellow exclamation in PC properties (USB controller), but that's because everything is running on minimal drivers or no drivers. I did install windows update version of Realtek network card, and ATI display driver, but thats all. I have 3 hdds in the machine, new hdd (ST2000) with win, another new hdd unformatted, and original C: drive (to allow for file transfering, then I will yank it and convert into external for backup). Also have 2 dvd burners. Everything is visible to BIOS and Windows except unformatted ST2000 (will use for applications and data/media). I'm hoping once I do install drivers, however, that this drive will become visible.

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Answer:Fresh win7 install need driver and HDD install advice

Quote:
"always use MOB site drivers,


Best to use the manufacturer's drivers.






Quote:
Windows except unformatted ST2000


Check in Disk management & format.

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My HDD on my Toshiba Dynabook satellite laptop got bad,i bought a new 40GB Toshiba HDD(MK4032GAX). i've removed the old one,inserted the new one in place.I put the laptop on but nothing displays on the screen.But the HDD led remains on indicating that it is being accessed.But the screen seems dead.But on removing the HDD the Screen comes back.But reports #HDD0 error!I dont know whether there is any special way to installing the newly bought HDD.Please i will be sincerely grateful if anynoe could offer me a help.!

Answer:Guide on how to install new HDD!

You do have an other HDD for Windows do you?Jonas

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I think I recall reading an XP install guide that linked off of HardOcp. The guide talked about putting the swap file on it's own partion amongst other things. Anyone know of something like this?
 

Answer:Looking for XP install guide

If you have a question about virtual memory and swap file locations, do a simple search for it on this subforum. It's been discussed to death, resurrected, and discussed to death again, several times over.
 

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OK, I'm going to be getting an Opty here soon and I know I'm probably going to have to re-install Windoze in order for it to deal with having two brains rather than one correctly.

Anybody know of a good re-install guide? I've got XP on it's own partition with all of my applications and games on other partitions, so that should make it easier, but I don't want to miss anything...
 

Answer:XP Re-install Guide

willie92 said:

I've got XP on it's own partition with all of my applications and games on other partitions, so that should make it easier, but I don't want to miss anything...Click to expand...

I hope this gets stickied and made flashing as well. When you separate your applications from the OS, you still will have to re-install everything anyway, so it saves you nothing. I sincerely hope this myth dies quickly. Applications and games should be installed in C:\Program Files. That's the default, and there's no benefit in moving them elsewhere. Your data files, on the other hand should be moved to another drive or partition. Documents, installer files, mp3s, etc are better off separate.

Anyway, to answer your question, if this is one single drive, I would back up your data off the computer, wipe the drive clean and do a fresh install. No instructions are needed, because you simply boot from the CD and follow the instructions. Once you get a nice clean XP install up and running, restore your data files to the secondary partition, and you are good to go.
 

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i am using w8.1 embedded using dreamspark account,, the key is not detecting in w10,, any help will be appreciated

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This isn't so much a "things aren't working" post, as it is a survey of people's recommendations on this topic. I got a P50 for work, removed the HDD it came with, installed a different one, and installed my company's corporate Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit image on it. Things are generally working fine.  Obviously I'm aware of the P50 drivers download page, and so far, in the process I have installed: BIOS 1.19Intel Wireless LAN DriverIntel PRO/1000 LAN DriverIntel Rapid Storage Technology Driver No other devices are currently appearing "unrecognized" in Device Manager.  So I guess my question is, does anyone have any suggestions or feedback regarding what other drivers I should (or shouldn't) install?  Any useful functionaliy I'm missing out on (fingerprint reader, perhaps) without another driver?  Any drivers that will likely make things work a lot better?  Any that are pretty unnecessary or bloatware?

Answer:Which drivers should I install on a P50 with a fresh Windows 10 64-bit install?

If your system is running fine, and all the devices listed in Device Manager are clear (no Unknown devices), then you do not need to install any other drivers for they will be installed as needed when new devices are detected.,   If your Fingerprint reader is not working, and you want to enable its functionality, you can find the driver for it, and other devices at the link below.    Some of the itesms listed on the Lenovo site below help keep your sustem up to date ,or check for hardware issues, so look at the read-me files for and decide if you want that functionality or not I let personally them run and find that they do not have any noticable impact on performance...   http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-p50...

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I have been trying to get the hp mediasmart software installed so the quicklaunch button will work.

It starts to install but closes during the process. I downloaded the latest version from hp. I tried running it as admin. tried safe mode. Removed temp files and then tried as admi and in safe mode but nothing is working. I am currently downloading the older version of the software to see if that will work even though I don't think it will.

Any other suggestions.
 

Answer:Can't install hp mediasmart software after fresh install

Once you get it installed you can send it to the quick launch with "send to toys"
(pimp up your Right Click menu)
http://download.cnet.com/Send-To-Toys/3000-2072_4-10072522.html
 

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Hello My mum has a Packard Bell M3871. Recently she had a problem that she would turn on the computer and the date would go to 1/1/2011 and not all startup applications wanted to boot up like the antivirus etc. I decided to restore the system to factory settings. Worked fine. The next day the date went back to 2011 and i wasn't able to use the internet as it said the connection is not private and it was recommended to install updates. So i waited a few hours while it was searching for updates and no sucess. Keeps on searching and cannot find anything. I even tried upgrading to windows 10 but the installation get's stuck at 99% and after a manual restart windows 7 loads as normal. Any help is highly appriciated!

Answer:Fresh install will not let my upgrade or install updates

Hi: See if installing these two W7 updates resolves the problem. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 You can also read this article for more info... http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain/

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Just wondering what everyone rushes to install on a fresh install of Windows. If this type of thread has been done already, sorry feel free to merge.

I tend to format and reinstall so often that I keep all my apps on a USB stick install them all then use File Hippo's update checker to update anything that's been updated since I put the installers on my stick, I also copy the new installers over to my stick for the next time I reinstall.

My first install is Anti-virus, which used to be Avast but i'm now using MS security essentials. I let it update and scan then reboot install any available Windows updates.

Second install is Firefox which is my favorite browser and I use to surf around while windows update is running.

After closing Firefox my third set of installs are plugins: Java, Flash Plugins (IE & non-IE), Shockwave, Adobe Air, and Python.

The rest are:

7-zip: Great utility for handling all kinds of archives (doesn't integrate into the shell well on Windows 7 yet)

Abiword: Light weight word processor. For the most I use this to compose longer blog posts and replies to private messages. It beats launching Open Office.

Audacity: Program for manipulating audio files. Mostly use this to cleanup intro and outro gaps on rips.

Any Video Converter: Pretty simple and easy to use video converter so I can play them on my Zen.

Ccleaner: An awesome temp/internet files cleaner.

Google Chrome: I use this as my secondary browser.

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Answer:Fresh Install of Windows -- What apps do you install?

Don't forget to install Malwarebytes:

http://www.www.malwarebytes.org

-Bill

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Using the DISM, restorehealth, etc.. all do not seems to work. Advise. Spend 3 days doing it... even reformatting and reinstall OS.

Answer:Net 3.5 unable to install even after fresh install Windows 10

Hi.
You've tried installing it using "Turn Windows features on or off" in Control Panel>Programs and Features?

You could download it from MS and try installing that way.
Download Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (Full Package) from Official Microsoft Download Center

Or, you could try using Powershell OneGet. The Chocolatey repository command is






C:\> choco install dotnet3.5



Other than these options, I'm not sure how else you could do it.

Hope that helps.

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I've been searching for a while most links lead to here. Although I am getting the same error 80070020 I do not have any anti virus installed yet. I literally just finished installing an hour ago and the .net service pack update is the only that keeps failing.

I don't have any .Net framework* in my add/remove programs and like I said I don't have any anti virus programs running yet. I am using a genuine copy of vista (Home Premium 64bit btw) and I am at a loss.

Also, when I select to install it says the progress is at 99%, then it rides, then it fails.

Any help would be appreciated greatly!

Answer:Fresh install, can't install .Net 3.5 sp1 and .Net Family Update

Try downloading and installing THIS then click on the link in my sig

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OK...here's a good one. I know I'm missing one setting, one trick.

Installed my new SSD yesterday, clean install 7 pro x64.

I have two printers at home, both of which I used flawlessly before this new SSD and fresh install.

I am the administrator of the machine and turn off UAC.
I originally moved the temp and tmp directories to a second hdd, and since moved them back to the ssd. (Read that it that fixed it somewhere)

Both printers are networked.
One is an old trusty HP 4050N connected via LPT to a DLink DP300U print server.
Add it as a local TCP/IP printer, change the queue settings to match the printer settings, and add the HP 4050 driver. I get an error message (That I've researched over and over) I'm attaching it later.

Second is an HP Photosmart Plus (209a) that I have the latest drivers for, and is attached wirelessly. The HP bloatware/software sees it, detects it...but right before it adds it, it stops...with the same error message.

I edited the local security policy to enable the local administrator account status (I was an administrator before this).

Both printers give me the same error message. As said...they worked just fine on the install prior.

Here's the error message:

Answer:Fresh 7 install (x64) network printer won't install

can you connect the printers directly to the machine and see if they install??

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Using the DISM, restorehealth, etc.. all do not seems to work. Advise. Spend 3 days doing it... even reformatting and reinstall OS.

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Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install windows 7 it says hard disk in gpt style.

The hard drive in this HP p2-1343w Desktop PC
HITACHI HDS721010CLA632 JPT41A SATA 6.0 1TB hard drive
Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA632
P/N 0F15013 MLC JPT41A
I am trying to help a lady friend from Church.
She has a HP p2-1343w Desktop PC with Windows 8, "Which I hate".
Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install windows 7 it says hard disk is in gpt style. I tried some steps to covert gpt to mbr so I can install fresh full Windows 7 but don't know what to do from here.
Please help thank you.
N4TUX Boyd

Answer:Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install because...

Hi N4TUX is there currently an operating system on the pc?

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OK Windows 7 Ultimate reinstall, have done this numerous times, but this time, a new wrinkle:

Happened with these 3:
WinPatrol
OpenOffice
and a disk imaging tool:

Once install completed, the desktop icon gives access denied, I am on the only acct that I created and it's obviously an admin acct.

I know how to fix it, but why has basically NO PERMISSIONS been setup? [installed these apps before]

I look at the drive in explorer, and three directories are showing LOCKS with the folder symbol.

Is there some services to adjust or disable that is doing this to me?
It's a totally new issue, I have not encountered before, and I have wipe and dropped 7 at least 7 times and set it up from scratch each time same as now.

Only thing of note, maybe, apps being installed to reformatted old SSD.
Using NTFS on all partitions.
Ran chkdsk /f and drive has no issues.

Answer:Fresh 7 install, go to install applications, 3 out of many, fouled.

No ideas?

Stumped as well still, misbehaving installers, perhaps?

I have UAC, Windows Firewall, and Defender all disabled and did during the installs that fouled up, these are things I don't use.

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I just bought a 500 GB SSD, and I installed Windows 7 Pro on it. I was going to clone my drive, but the SSD to USB cable I ordered was from China and won't arrive for more than a month (I did not see that when I ordered it). The install took, but it didn't pick the USB ports, wireless, or ethernet up. Normally, I would go to the HP site, download the drivers, and call it a day. This time, however, I simultaneously cannot access the internet, my USB drive, or my micro SD (i.e., I have no way short of buying and burning a DVD to transfer the drivers to the drive).

I tried the generic USB drivers provided with windows, but it still wouldn't read the drive. Is there a generic driver for WIFI, SD, or USB bundled with windows that will work in cases like this? I am a programmer and consider myself to be a modestly advanced user (i.e., registry solutions and system hacks are fine). Thanks in advance.

Answer:Install drivers on fresh 7 install without USB, SD, wireless, or LAN

Are those USB 3 ports (blue ones)?

Try Linux Mint MATE (if asked for choose TRY and not INSTALL!) or Windows 7 Repair Disk (command prompt) to copy paste to SSD.

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Hey all,

I'm just curious to find out about everyone's routines when doing a fresh install. What software do you immediately install? What later? I feel like I still don't have a set routine, and I've done MANY fresh installs over the past few years.
 

Answer:Fresh Install of Windows 7 - What Programs Do You Install?

anti virus and then apps i use as needed.
 

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Hey all,

Long story short im reinstalling XP on a machine for a client,

Did a fresh install, was about to install all the drivers and updates from my USB but windows will not even attempt to install the flash drivers, ive tried 2 usb flash drives and nothing is working.

I know its not the USB ports failing, as i unplugged the keyboard and mouse ports which i know are working, but it still fails (the light on my flash drive doesnt even flash)

Also went into device manager and unchecked all the USB root hub power saving options to off (turn this device off to save power)

Any suggestions? cheers
 

Answer:Fresh XP install, USB drivers wont install

Hello,
I am not sure if this will solve the problem since this is a new installation but you might want to try this fixit.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925196
 

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Hi all,
I just got a new Lenovo G560 laptop. To enable use of Truecrypt, I cleaned the drive and converted to MBR then reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit. Now, I cannot install any of the Lenovo drivers. They either fail saying that the computer does not meet the minimum requirements for the software or the drivers are not compatible with current hardware. I'm certain the system is 64 bit and so are all the drivers. I have tried reformatting back to GPT, no help. I have now been searching online for two days to find a solution and I am running out of time. I've tried so many things now - resetting BIOS defaults, removing RAM/battery for long periods of time, uninstalling an reinstalling devices. This applies to literally all drivers - USB ports, network controllers, ethernet and wireless cards, chipset drivers, all of them. I'm desperate, can anyone please help?

Answer:Can't install any drivers after fresh Win7 install

the drivers are not compatible with current hardware
i.e. machine is too new and there are no drivers for windows 7
WHy use Truecrypt makers shu it down as no longer secure?
click here

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I absolutely killed Windows 7 today. I don't know what I did, but nobody else uses the computer so.....

I installed Windows 7 (dvd) and everything went smoothly.

But there are no device drivers installed and I don't know where to get them or how to install them. I mean I am totally blank here. I need all the help anyone is willing to put forth.

Dell Inspiron 17 5721, System Type - x64, Intel core i7 @ 1.9 Ghz, MS Windows 7 Home Premium,
1 TB hard disk; 8 GB memory.

I am connected at this time using Ubuntu.

Thank you

Answer:After fresh install, trying to install device drivers

Hi there ... You should run Windows Updates it should supply most of the Drivers you need .. You can find any that is missing in the Link below including the Network Controller ..

Product Support | Dell US

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Software you first (always) install on fresh Windows 7 (or any) install:

Hmm, I don't see the pie chart button, but as a reference for myself and others since you guys are so helpful, what free programs for A/V, or anti-virus, or for checking system vitals to see if new OEM EQ needs to be RMA'd do you more experienced builders do immediately after installing Windows 7-- then chipset drivers, windows updates and expansion card drivers?. I'm gonna try to (remember to) D/L Memtest for my RAM once I build my PC. If one is not over-clocking off the bat, are there any other free programs to install off the bat primarily to check hardware fuctionality?
 

Answer:Software you first (always) install on fresh Windows 7 (or any) install

Drivers
MSE
Spybot/Spyware Stuff
Stuff I use
 

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Our Acer came with & home pro 64. we did a AU to ultimate64. The laptop is slowing way down and needs a fresh install. Not sure how to do this. Do i use my original BU disks then use my same AU code and redownload or will i need to call microsoft? the Acer also has a 0 partition. so i'm just lost any help would be great.

Thanks!

Answer:OEM install win7HP64 AU to Ultimate. Need to do fresh install.

I would use the original BU disks. If you have a problem just call MS, it is a very fast and quite simple thing to call them.

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Are you looking for a way to increase downloads of your mobile application? Does your mobile application is not performing well? If you facing such challenges with your mobile apps, this Facebook app install ads guide is for you.
 
Kindly follow below steps for a successful facebook app install ads.
 
 
#1 Setting up a Facebook account
 
#2 Creating a Facebook App
 
#3 Creating Facebook App Install Ads
 
#4 Setting up the ad
 
#5 Measuring the performance
 
#6 Optimizing the ad
 
#7 Analyzing your app install ad campaign
 
 
This guide will help you to Facebook app install ads.

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I have a two year old computer that has been operating erraticaly - a program take 4 minutes to load, computer crashes when inserting a CD, a program won't load because of a runtime error. While I've been able to remedy these issues (with the exception of 4 minute load time for a particular program), I believe that the time has come to do a clean install of my Windows XP Home operating system. I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the information available on the net. What's the best guide for doing the clean install?

Please note that one of the issues that I had was a few bad sectors on my C drive. These were fixed with Scan Disk. Would it be advisable to replace my C Drive with a new one? And if I do, what would be the best way to install the new drive and operating system in my computer? My computer specs are provided below.

Thanks for the guidance!

Processor
Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Speed : 3.00GHz
L2 On-board Cache : 512kB ECC Synchronous ATC

Mainboard
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI USB FireWire/1394
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
System BIOS : American Megatrends Inc. 1016.001
Mainboard : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4C800-E
Chipset : ASUSTeK Computer Inc Unknown (2578)
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 1023MB

Video System
Monitor/Panel : NEC MultiSync 70
Monitor/Panel : NEC MultiSync 70
Adapter : RADEON 9600 SERIES
Adapter : RADEON 9600 SERIES - Secondary

Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Har... Read more

Answer:Doing a clean install - What is the best guide

what i always do is put in my windows xp cd to install but select "do not format" to install over top of the old windows system and this way you can save all your files and delete stuff you don't want after, like program files.

i don't know if a format brings the bad sectors back, but a lot of people prefer to format because it is totally fresh. you don't have to buy a new hard drive but it is a good idea. if your hd has bad sectors then there may be more on the way.

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WhatsApp Messenger has been the talk in recent days with many news, which of course, we brought in KAG as closing WhatsApp +, rumored to include advertising within the app and Facebook Messenger, the renovation for the future appearance Material Design in addition to filtering a day ago exactly on WhatsApp website, which is now a reality.
use whatsapp from pc browser
So, after waiting such a long time already we have WhatsApp Web between us, and it is best that we can use at this moment because the site is operational and has been leaked the .apk file that allows the process needed to enjoy of that service. Without further ado, we told you step by step how to use and configure.
The only requirements to proceed will have the latest version of WhatsApp Messenger, which you can then the download- and take your personal computer installed the Google Chrome browser.
Method 1: Update via Google Play
If you are a lucky today, I should have gotten a new update to Google Play, which once installed we would have everything ready.
Workaround: Force the update via .apk installation

From our terminal once the new version is installed we go to “Menu” and click on the “WhatsApp Web” section.
We ask you to access WhatsApp Web from your computer, particularly with Google Chrome and scan the QR code displayed on the screen to synchronize all our data.
If all went well, you should see your browser, all your chats, contacts and everything in sync, so that you can immedia... Read more

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I'm having trouble with some of the drivers and stuff while trying to install Windows on my new PC. In the "Guide to building your own PC" post it mentions at the bottom that there is an install guide in the Windows forum. I can only find a guide for a Windows reinstallation, not a first-time installation. Is there such a thing there? Could someone please direct it to me.

I realize this isn't a hardware question, but it has to do with a thread in this forum, so I apologize for technically not posting this in the correct forum.
 

Answer:where is the windows install guide?

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After purchasing a M5-481T as well as setting up a M5-581T, I wanted to be able to reproduce the factory SSD caching for these models. They both come with 20GB SSD's that are used for both Intel's Rapid Start technology as well as Diskeepers ExpressCache. After quite a bit of research, I became underwhelemed with Acer's support and provided downloads. While setting up these laptops, I did create the Drivers and Applications DVD's before blowing away the default build. These did not contain the ExpressCache software, nor did the download website. I even called Acer asking for support and I was told that with these models, the SSD drives are not used for caching only for the Rapid Start. The technican I spoke with was adamant about this. To make a long journey short, I was able to figure out how to replicate the default SSD caching in addition to the Rapid Start that comes on the default build of these devices. This should be handy for people that are trying to do clean installs for various reasons. The key to this is to have the ExpressCache software from the default build. The software is licensed to the OEM system builders and without it the software doesn't work. Fortunately for us, if you have the files then your golden. This proves quite difficult when Acer doesn't provide the software to download. Two key items are needed for the ExpressCache install. The software from a different Vendor, and the files from the default system build. I have provided th... Read more

Answer:GUIDE Install ExpressCache for SSD Caching

Thanks for your instructios. I was able to mount the SSD in express cache.But I don't see good cache statistics. 0 read and 0 write. Any ideas?

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These are the steps that I have been using and does not imply it's the ONLY way to do it.

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Note: These instructions apply to using a bootable Windows XP disc and NOT a system recovery/restore disc that reverts a computer back to its original factory condition with all the outdated and useless bloatware that came in it.

1. Boot from the Windows XP disc and then do a clean install of Windows XP.

http://www.blackviper.com/os-install-guides/windows-xp-professional-install-guide/

http://www.blackviper.com/os-install-guides/windows-xp-home-install-guide/

2. Download and save and then install the full 316 MB Service Pack 3(SP3) upgrade.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24

Note: This step is needed only if your Windows XP disc does NOT contain SP3.

3. Download and save and then install Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/microsoft_internet_explorer_8_for_xp.html

4. Download and save and then install the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41404

5. Install the needed drivers for your computer's primary devices(chipset, graphics, audio, ethernet, wireless, etc.).
Install the chipset driver first before installing the other drivers.

Note: You can save a lot of time and frustration if you complete steps #2 - #5 before you start step #1.
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Answer:Guide For Doing A Clean Install Of Windows XP

Additional information.

If you choose to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 from the list of optional software updates, make sure to retain that version.

If you install the subsequent 4.5.216.0 update to it, the taskbar icon will turn red and your computer will receive a "no longer supported" message every time you start it.

BOTH versions will download and install definition updates and remain functional, but the older version will retain a green taskbar icon and will not have that annoying message.

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After purchasing a M5-481T as well as setting up a M5-581T, I wanted to be able to reproduce the factory SSD caching for these models. They both come with 20GB SSD's that are used for both Intel's Rapid Start technology as well as Diskeepers ExpressCache. After quite a bit of research, I became underwhelemed with Acer's support and provided downloads. While setting up these laptops, I did create the Drivers and Applications DVD's before blowing away the default build. These did not contain the ExpressCache software, nor did the download website. I even called Acer asking for support and I was told that with these models, the SSD drives are not used for caching only for the Rapid Start. The technican I spoke with was adamant about this. To make a long journey short, I was able to figure out how to replicate the default SSD caching in addition to the Rapid Start that comes on the default build of these devices. This should be handy for people that are trying to do clean installs for various reasons. The key to this is to have the ExpressCache software from the default build. The software is licensed to the OEM system builders and without it the software doesn't work. Fortunately for us, if you have the files then your golden. This proves quite difficult when Acer doesn't provide the software to download. Two key items are needed for the ExpressCache install. The software from a different Vendor, and the files from the default system build. I have provided th... Read more

Answer:GUIDE Install ExpressCache for SSD Caching

Thanks for your instructios. I was able to mount the SSD in express cache.But I don't see good cache statistics. 0 read and 0 write. Any ideas?

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Hi all, I just finish purchasing my hp pavillion dv9000 a LCD screen & Housing.
If you want more information on the screen I can link you to it,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140593436908?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Is that all I need? I already have hinges but this comes with them.

So could you link me to a video or guide please thanks so much. I searched but can not find any.

Also is this a good price that I got it for?
 

Answer:Need a Guide on how to install a LCD screen on dv9000 please help.

Take a look here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI6KYE4KKh0
 

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I am helping a friend out and she needs to know How to do a New Install of XP home sp1 from windows 98. I know how to do it but i don't remember the steps on how to do it. this version restarts the PC and on start up it give the option to format the drive and install over it. (i guess there all the same but i don't know) Can anyone link me to a guide on how to do it?
 

Answer:Windows XP Home SP1 new install guide.

This might help, http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp

Steve
 

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Hi all, I just finish purchasing my hp pavillion dv9000 a LCD screen & Housing.
If you want more information on the screen I can link you to it,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140593436908?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Is that all I need? I already have hinges but this comes with them.

So could you link me to a video or guide please thanks so much. I searched but can not find any.

Also is this a good price that I got it for?
 

Answer:Need a guide on how to install a LCD screen on dv9000

I found this, and it looks like the info you want starts on 5.14
 

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friend has bought daughters machine to ask if I can install there newly purchased XP Home on it. I thought fine till I looked in my computer and saw x2 HDD's ! Oh what a Shock.Never installed a windows on 2 HDD's think it whats called RAID Array. Anyway, it originally had WinMe on but they got to get XP to run a new gadget they got.Is there any idiot guide to instruct how to install XP Home onto a set of HDD's.I have worked out one is set as CS & other is set as the Master acording to the jumpers.The are two HDD the one underneath is first on the Cable and this is set to CS on jumper and is a 40GB Western Digital then second being ontop is on the slave to master tink its called and this is set as a master on the jumper and is a 20GB Seagate. Confused, yep I am totally.Ok, thats as far as I have got and with know help I would just install the disk booting from the CD and hope for the best but would this work or do I need something else pleaseAny Raid Array knowledge or what is needed to install xp on a IDE ATA x2 HDD pair would be insteresting to learn from the best if help can be given.

Answer:Idiots guide to install winXP on 2 HDD

Two hard drives needn't mean a RAID array - it may just be two drives. If you can tell us what the motherboard is, we can probably tell you if it's set up as RAID. I would think it very very unlikely (maybe impossible) with two drives of such low capacity, and different capacities. - this probably means an older computer. I would think the second drive has been added simply for more storage space.The drive with the Master jumper will be the Master (surprisingly) - and the one set to Cable Select will be the Slave. Cable Select drives become Slaves when fitted to the connector in the middle of the cable. Although these jumper settings are odd, they are quite acceptable and will work OK.Windows will automatically install on the Master drive. Put in the CD - set the system to boot from the CD and follow the instructions on the screen. You should repartition the drives (set only the one partition on the Master - the Slave you can do later), and Format it to make sure it's clean and in good condition.

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After purchasing a M5-481T as well as setting up a M5-581T, I wanted to be able to reproduce the factory SSD caching for these models. They both come with 20GB SSD's that are used for both Intel's Rapid Start technology as well as Diskeepers ExpressCache. After quite a bit of research, I became underwhelemed with Acer's support and provided downloads. While setting up these laptops, I did create the Drivers and Applications DVD's before blowing away the default build. These did not contain the ExpressCache software, nor did the download website. I even called Acer asking for support and I was told that with these models, the SSD drives are not used for caching only for the Rapid Start. The technican I spoke with was adamant about this. To make a long journey short, I was able to figure out how to replicate the default SSD caching in addition to the Rapid Start that comes on the default build of these devices. This should be handy for people that are trying to do clean installs for various reasons. The key to this is to have the ExpressCache software from the default build. The software is licensed to the OEM system builders and without it the software doesn't work. Fortunately for us, if you have the files then your golden. This proves quite difficult when Acer doesn't provide the software to download. Two key items are needed for the ExpressCache install. The software from a different Vendor, and the files from the default system build. I have provided th... Read more

Answer:GUIDE Install ExpressCache for SSD Caching

Thanks for your instructios. I was able to mount the SSD in express cache.But I don't see good cache statistics. 0 read and 0 write. Any ideas?

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All Win Xp users should print this out and keep it for future use / sooner or later you WILL need to use it / spyware will see to that !!

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...l.htm#Warning1

When web page loads scroll to top

regards

joe

Answer:Windows XP Repair Install Guide

Hi Joe,

Real nice link. Thanks for posting it.

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Id there a set of instructions or a guide online that will help me take an iSO and put it on a USB drive for installation now and for the future?

I just got a 32gig USB card and want to make an XP, Vista, and Win7 Install disk (or USB)

Answer:Is there a guide to making a USB windows 7 Install?

Hi Dorfdad,

This might be what you're after

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope it helps




Jeff

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G'day Guys,
After trying to reinstate a set of recovery dvd's to my ASUS laptop, after installing a new SSD I've drawn a Blank.

I posted a thread in this Forum "Can't recover Windows 7 from ASUS recovery CD's" and got several replies with things to try regarding the recovery, but none have worked. I've also posted a request to ASUS Tech Support but no reply as yet. So I'm now looking at the Clean Windows 7 setup, that has the obvious advantages of no Bloat ware.

However, the people who advised that I go this way have over estimated my ability to do this with the links and info provided. Sorry guys for being not so techno savvy

So if I list what I think is what must be done, to recover a Clean version of Windows 7, could you check this for me and: a) fill in the blanks, and b) put in any missing steps?

Also, is the windows install file generic for all versions of Windows 7? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. So I'm guessing when it comes time to put in the Product Key, if I have used the incorrect installer, the install will collapse, when the product key is entered. Is this correct?

Also I don't know anyone how has a Windows 7 install disk. All the people I know with windows 7 are in the same boat as me. The have the Product key and maybe their set of recovery disks, (which to me are about as helpful as an ashtray on a motorbike!!) and that's it.

I can't download the install file from Microsoft as they have removed the links, and I won't download f... Read more

Answer:A novice's guide to a clean install of Windows 7

Have you read this tutorial by gregrocker.
Take you time because their is a lot of information.
You can do it because 10's of thousands have done it. Plus you have greg and other members to help you. All you really need to have is the ability to follow instruction.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219487-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a.html

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Everyone says its so easy. Well for my old mac I could find visual install guides and for this I can't. So can someone please point me at a nice video or picture intensive guide? All I want to do is swap out crummy intel card for new card (which I already have.)I've already gotten myself all frustrated and angry over it. I don't want to risk lugging it somewhere and I know I COULD do it if I had a guide.

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I have compiled a Clean Install Guide that will enable you to burn a Legal and genuine Windows 7 Edition + All the latest drivers / utilities that you need for your IdeaPad /Y570 to function properly at the max performance! All the Intel Drivers are the latest ones and also downloading the latest nVIDIA Drivers v296.10 gave me an additional 150 3DMarks in 3DMark11 The guide is here: http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/62-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y570-Clean-Install-Guide  My Benchmarks (I have installed Windows on my Kingston KC100 SATA-III SSD which is why ou see a 7.9 score for the Primary Hard Disk Score)   





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Answer:IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide v2

Hi
 
 
Thanks for the information it is very usefull .
 
 Cheers!!!

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Proceed with caution, but this is how I got Windows XP to recognize AHCI after installing in Compatibility Mode. Power on the computer, hit F2 to access BIOS, switch to Compatibility Mode and install XP as you would with any IDE machine. Install all the drivers & windows updates, make sure you are up to SP3, download Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver for XP from Lenovo Support site, open IN1SRM25WW1.exe in 7-zip as an archive, and find IaStor.sys within IN1SRM30WW5.exe\\F6 Floppy Utility\f6flpy32.zip\. Note this applies to 32 bit version of XP.  I have no experience with Win XP 64. You can also find these files on the Intel site under the name of "Intel® Rapid Storage Technology F6 Driver Diskettes"But I have not personally tried this. Manually copy the respective IaStor.sys into "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers" Copy the following into notepad, save as a .reg file, and double click to merge.  **The following was written for "Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller", DO NOT USE on another controller**Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_3B29&cc_0106]
"Service"="iaStor"
"ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor]
"Type"=dword:00000001
"Start"=dword:00000000
"Group"="SCSI miniport"
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"ImagePath"="system32\\drivers\\i... Read more

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