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Question: move xp install to new hardware

currently running retail winxp pro sp2 on msi k8n diamond plus with amd athlon 64 3400+ and nvidia gforce 6600gt. want to build new system with msi p7n diamond with intel core 2 quad and geforce 8800gt. of course i want to keep my sata drives with xp without having to reinstall, etc. is this possible? have googled and read alot about it but can't decide if this is doable. tia for input. of course i have backups. fred langa's article looks like it might do the trick.
http://www.
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Preferred Solution: move xp install to new hardware

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.

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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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currently running retail winxp pro sp2 on msi k8n diamond plus with amd athlon 64 3400+ and nvidia gforce 6600gt. want to build new system with msi p7n diamond with intel core 2 quad and geforce 8800gt. of course i want to keep my sata drives with xp without having to reinstall, etc. is this possible? have googled and read alot about it but can't decide if this is doable. tia for input. of course i have backups. fred langa's article looks like it might do the trick.
http://www.
informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400897
obxeye
 

Answer:move xp install to new hardware

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I recently purchased a name brand PC to replace one I built myself a couple years ago.   I upgraded the video card and PSU, but was comfortable with everything else. Problem is that when playing graphically intensive games the machine will lock up which I attribute the video card over heating since the only has one fan.  My old case has 7.  Does anyone foresee any problems with stripping the old tower and replacing the parts with the ones from my new machine?

Answer:Ok to move hardware from one case to another?

placing your components in a different case will not cause any problems, barring that you do not damage the components in the process and that you do not hook everything up incorrectly of course.i would suggest labelling all your connections before disconnecting them, to make it easy to put it all back together.

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Hello ... I would like to move my Hard drive from my Dell system that is unstable due to hardware problems into a newer HP/Compaq system without having to rebuild the system which is highly custom configured. This system is a system at a Garage that I support and the Dell got jam packed with greasy dust, brake dust, etc...Nasty and amazing that it still works but crashes randomly, and keeps blowing power supplies about once every few weeks, even ones with higher wattage rating. The Cooling fans sucked all the foreign particles into the system and even after blowing it all out with canned air, there is a problem that is on the motherboard that causes it to lock up and go to a black screen. Then after turning it on and off about 4 or 5 times it might decide to boot and run for a few hours.I tried to place the 40GB Hard Drive from the Dell Optiplex GX270 with a 2.8Ghz P4 w/HT into my available healthy HP DC5000 SFF also running the same 2.8Ghz P4 w/HT CPU, but it wont work. I get the Blue Screen of Death with a Hex Error message about a Kernel Error. When placing the Hard drive back into the Dell it boots up fine, and the hard drive is healthy after scans for problems, but the Dell has some main board issues that are random causing it to lock up, so I would like to migrate to another system if possible.I am hoping that someone knows of a easy way to drop the Hard Drive into a system, maybe with a software application which aids in the hardware transition and reactivation of MS W... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Pro.. Move to new Hardware

If you have a REAL Windows CD (not a restore disk) Then boot with that and do a repair install. As it is totally different hardware you will definitely be instructed to call Microsoft. They may or may not be helpful as the licensing on Windows fom an OEM supplier (like Dell) is different than on a retail version that you get at, say Best Buy. One interpretation of the EULA is that the operating system is ties to the machine, not to the purchaser. (Good one, Microsoft!)http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/oemeula.htmSo you may get lucky and be able to proceed. If not, and you have already done the repair install and loaded the Compaq stuff and Microsoft says no, then you may be doubly hosed.I would contact Microsoft first if it were me.Here is the repair install if you are feeling lucky.http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspxAs that is an Optiplex, chances are good that you got a real Windows CD.  

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From what I read a person can make a image/ghost file with all they have to do is restore the image/ghost file to the system and it will work. Now my question is I would have to to to each system and get all the drivers so that the one image that I will be using as the master image to ghost from should have all the drivers and such from the systems I wish to use for that image. How do I move hardware and software drivers from Windows 7 system to the master image one and install the drivers fro that image to the master system?

Answer:Hardware Drivers Move?

Making masters and multi systems ! can you be more detailed, it's a bit sketchy to say the least at the moment.

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

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Answer:I have no idea where this should go... Edit: This should go to hardware but I dunno how to move it.

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my Situation is, a domain controller running windows 2003 server, ms sql 2000, and a few other misc databases is on a PC with RAID 5, the RAID is fine, but the motherboard is failing.. the motherboard is a gigabyte s939 with a x2 3800 AMD cpu

i have a new rig almost ready to go for another less important task, and i would love to switch the server over, but its a Q6600 Core 2 quad, running on a ASUS board with DDR2 Ram.

thats a big change, now the OS was installed was 32 bit, but im wondering if there is a sysprep, or redetect hardware on next boot option so i could simply move the raid over and redetect hardware, install drivers and im laughing. or if im better off just cutting my losses and rebuilding the array from backups (i would still have to recreate the entire active directory)

its a pretty important server, so downtime is not my friend

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

thanks
 

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Intel P4 3.4ghz HT 800fsb 1mb cache
Gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo Pro Motherboard
1gb Crucial DDRII 5300 Dual Channel Ram (2x512mb)
XFX 256mb 6800 Ultra PCI-X Graphics Card
Qtec 650watt Triple Fan PSU

Connected to the above system are 2 x pioneer 109 DVD Writers on IDE1
2x 200gb Maxtor Drives 1 on IDE2 and 1 on IDE3 these 2 channels are normally for Raid array which I dont want which is why there is 1 drive on each channel
2x 250gb maxtor SATA150 drives 1 on SATA0 and 1 on SATA1 these drives show up as Master on the boot sequence

My problem is the sata drives are so slow I copied a 20gig folder and it took 57 minutes and Inew something was wrong so I copied the same 20gb folder to one of my IDE drives and it took 12 minutes so it seems I have something setup wrong

Its starting to drive me nuts now
so Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Solved: Please move to hardware forum Slow sata drives

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Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?
 

Answer:Power light is orange and won't boot (can someone move to hardware forum, sorry)

scottybo14 said:

Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?Click to expand...

Have you checked the Hard Drive?
 

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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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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)

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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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I'm trying install Vista 64 on my rig that I've just upgraded with new hardware.

I continue to get this BSOD message during the install process.

"a clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the
allocated time interval"

Hardware is as follows.
M3A32-MVP Deluxe Wi/fi
AMD Phenom 9600+ BE
4gig (2x2gig A-data DDR 2 800)
two HD3870 512's
two 500gig SATA II harddrives (Drives set in IDE mode. no raid)
750watt PSU
SONY DVD-RW cd drive.

Mobo BIOS is updated to current version 801.
No overclocks on anything. All BIOS options set at default.

Windows XP 32bit installs and runs fine. Vista 32-bit installs and runs fine. Only getting the errors/BSOD during install or during windows startup after the install.

I have removed 1 vid card, 1 stick of ram, and one of my 500gig harddrives for the install process.

currently machine is running vista 32 bit.
 

Answer:Unable to Install Vista 64 on new hardware. BSOD during install.

are you running at factory speeds during install?
 

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Second PC with Win 7 Pro 32 bit was a struggle...but succeeded in Brinks clean install and activation of 10...but was a real struggle.

Now...how can I transfer the new 10 install on an HDD to a new Sata SSD in the same box ? So far haven't figured out how to make the SSD with an installed image of the new 10 install from HDD to boot from the Sata at PC startup ?

What am I doing wrong...and how do I get the SSD image of my new 10 clean install to boot from the SSD ?

I think it has to do with partitions and active Windows partition but don't remember what/how to change the boot disk to the new SSD ?

snipping toolThanks....TiminAz

Answer:Got PC to clean install - now how do I move to new SSD

The way I did it when I moved from an HDD to SSD, was perform a backup/image of the drive to an internal HDD I use specifically for backups. I then removed the drive I had taken a backup/image from, installed the SSD, booted from install media, chose repair computer, restore from backup and imaged the new SSD from the backup/image on my backup HDD.

That worked great, all my files, bookmarks, everything was restored onto the new SSD. I did have to boot from install media and do a startup repair to get it to boot from the SSD.

Important, remove all drives except the one with the backup/image, and the new SSD until you're booting from the SSD. You may have to run startup repair more than once to get bootmgr set correctly on the SSD.

P.S. When you install the new SSD put it on the first SATA port, usually 0.

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I have a OEM Product Key sticker for my old PC & my HDD died on that PC.
I plan to reinstall Windows 7 on that older PC with a new HDD I bought recently.

Thing is, I also have a newer PC I built.
Can I take out the HDD with the new instal of Windows 7 from my older PC & place it in my new built PC?

Will my new PC automatically then have Windows 7 on it or can that not work?

Answer:Can I install Windows 7 on a HDD & then move that HDD to another PC?

If you plan to re install windows on the older pc and use that key, you can`t use that key anywhere else. ( it`s OEM ) So you would have to buy a new windows license for the new pc.

Therefor it doesn`t make any sense to install windows on the new hard drive on the old pc, then move it. Just install windows 7 on the new hard drive in the new machine.

http://www.newegg.com/Operating-Syst...ategory/ID-368

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Second PC with Win 7 Pro 32 bit was a struggle...but succeeded in Brinks clean install and activation of 10...but was a real struggle.

Now...how can I transfer the new 10 install on an HDD to a new Sata SSD in the same box ? So far haven't figured out how to make the SSD with an installed image of the new 10 install from HDD to boot from the Sata at PC startup ?

What am I doing wrong...and how do I get the SSD image of my new 10 clean install to boot from the SSD ?

I think it has to do with partitions and active Windows partition but don't remember what/how to change the boot disk to the new SSD ?

snipping toolThanks....TiminAz

Answer:Got PC to clean install - now how do I move to new SSD

The way I did it when I moved from an HDD to SSD, was perform a backup/image of the drive to an internal HDD I use specifically for backups. I then removed the drive I had taken a backup/image from, installed the SSD, booted from install media, chose repair computer, restore from backup and imaged the new SSD from the backup/image on my backup HDD.

That worked great, all my files, bookmarks, everything was restored onto the new SSD. I did have to boot from install media and do a startup repair to get it to boot from the SSD.

Important, remove all drives except the one with the backup/image, and the new SSD until you're booting from the SSD. You may have to run startup repair more than once to get bootmgr set correctly on the SSD.

P.S. When you install the new SSD put it on the first SATA port, usually 0.

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Hi,
My VISTA Basic desktop is getting to the stage of needing a fresh install(out of the box as it were)but as I can get Win 7 for 40 (student) am I better off installing Win 7 or is it not really worth the extra money?
I appreciate that Win 8 is out 'soon' but I'm not that much of an "early adopter" to need/wait for it.

Answer:Re-install Vista or move on to Win 7?

I would go for Win7, although I am still with XP Home. Vista IMHO was about the worst OS ever!

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Hi

My Dell N5050 laptop died and I tried moving the Harddisk into a old HP Deskpro. The disk boots fine but Windows 7 DELL OEM reboots as the windows picture comes up. It then allows me to do a repair but that doesn't help. The repair report doesn't give any clue to the problem.

I am guessing it is some fundamental driver that is Dell specific. Any idea how to sort it ?

The repair will allow me to get to a dos prompt.

Nigel

Answer:Move Dell Windows 7 Hard disk into non-dell hardware

Welcome to our forum auror1968.

Their is a excellent chance that the OEM/SLP key, drivers and a lot more are tied to the Laptop and will not work on the Desktop.
Does you Desktop or Laptop have a Windows 7 sticker on it that looks something like this?

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I have 3 partitions one was supposed to be just for the OS another for program files. I forgot to change the destination folder for the AVG AV program and it landed in Program Files with the OS. I'd like to move it without uninstalling it but can I just cut the Grisoft folder and replace it where I want? I'm thinking I can't, but just maybe theres a way?
 

Answer:Accidental Install of AV on OS partition. Can I move?

Not that simple. There are drivers, system files, and registry entries. Why not just uninstall/reinstall?
 

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Is it possible to take a harddrive out of a laptop and hook it up to a pc format the drive and then install win2000pro on it. Then take it out of the PC and put it back in the laptop and it boot. The reason I ask is because I have a laptop with no cd-rom, floppy, usb boot device, or anything.

Thanks
 

Answer:win200pro install and move harddrive

Don't know for a fact but I suspect that you'd have decent luck with it.

Remember - on the first boot, the installer copies everything to the HDD and then reboots. I think that, if you put the drive in the lappy after the system shuts down & before it first boots off the HDD you'd have the best luck getting hardware properly recognized.
 

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Hi,
My computer is giving me problems and I think im going to reinstall windows 7 with a clean install. I would like to know if there is a way I could move my games and some of my programs without downloading them.
Thanks,
Jhost

Answer:How can I move games and programs to new OS install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jhost


Hi,
My computer is giving me problems and I think im going to reinstall windows 7 with a clean install. I would like to know if there is a way I could move my games and some of my programs without downloading them.
Thanks,
Jhost


If you reinstall Windows, you will need to reinstall your programs also. There is no way around that. Windows has registry writes from the programs and have to be installed after Windows is. It you need assistance with your reinstall, this is a good tutorial.
Clean Install Windows 7

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I recently acquired an SSD - its a cheap one, and now that its formatted and ready to use, I would like to reinstall my windows 7 on it. There is context, of course.
1) I don't have a DVD read drive and may possibly have the win7 upgrade disc somewhere in storage, I've moved about 4 times since I last used it
2) I'm not sure of my key, though last I was aware, there are ways to get your serial back out of the windows OS?
3) I'm not partial to the content on this install, but I am to win 7, getting win10 is not an option for me I am wholly uninterested in versions 8-10 as anything but a last option, and only if comparatively very much easier
How to best go about this? Regards - G

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My Acer Aspire R3 laptop has Windows 10 running. When I go to settings it won't allow me the choice to move or intall apps to a SD Card. From what I gather I am supposed to have this option which it currently only gives me for Photos etc. I have tried logging in via the hidden Administrator but that didn't work either. Any help would be appreciated.

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My Acer Aspire R3 laptop has Windows 10 running. When I go to settings it won't allow me the choice to move or intall apps to a SD Card. From what I gather I am supposed to have this option which it currently only gives me for Photos etc. I have tried logging in via the hidden Administrator but that didn't work either. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Can't move or install apps on SD card

OK here is what seems to work on my R3 (and I suspect any windows device. The problem is that Windows sees a SDCard as removable and to install on it it must be fixed. First follow the instructions here:" * Insert your microSD card in the slot. Must be formatted NTFS.* Go to Disk Management* You will see that your microSD card has been assigned a drive letter. Right-click your ?Removable? drive and select ?Change Drive Letter and Paths for <drive letter>??* Once the card has already been inserted and assigned a drive letter, you cannot simply click ?Change?? here (the option you need will be grayed out). So you have to click ?Remove?.* Now the only option you have is ?Add??. Click it and you will see ?Mount in the following empty NTFS folder:?* Create a folder right in my Users directory or right in C:. For instance, C: microSD or C: (whatever you want to call it)* Select that folder and you are now able to treat your microSD like any other folder in Windows 8, including skydriveBTW the microsd doesn't need to be empty as long as its formatted in NTFS, your data will not be deleted or modified (I suppose its always better to back it up first though)." Reboot and the SDCard should now be a folder on C: (e.g. C:\E). The rest assumes the directory is "E" Apps can be mounted into and run from this folder. Now if you also want the SDCard to show up as a drive then you can either use SUBST (e.g. SUBST E: C:\E ) or diddle ... Read more

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I am building a new computer. I will install Windows 7 Professional. I have been using Windows 2000 since 1999 to avoid DRM. I am a little bit calmer than I would be before a first parrachute jump.

My first big scary question is: Can I tell Windows 7 to put my data, application data, application preferences on the D: drive? And my application executables on the E: drive? And the swap file and temp directories on the F: drive?

I want to be able to restore my C: drive from a clone without losing recent changes to my data or application preferences.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Move Windows 7 directories during new install?

1. 64 bit I presume - as the build has 16GB ram
2. The motherboard is UEFI firmware so 64 bit windows will partition the disc GPT - globally unique identifier partition table, unless of course you choose to install not in uefi and gpt but in legacy mode in the traditional BIOS with MBR partition table
3. I presume you will be installing the OS on the 128GB SSD drive
Here is the way to go about this
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

see please the UEFI and GPT automatic partitioning using the 7 installation dvd and diskpart
also see please the importance of ONLY having the SSD connected when installing the OS
ALSO see optimization AFTER installation.

The guide is long, but it is very comprehensive and IMHO one of the best I have read.

I DO NOT think apart from the suggestions in the guide that moving anything to another disc (drive) will be of any benefit and certainly the page file should stay on the SSD - with 16GB ram you will not be using it very much
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2009/05/05/support-and-q-a-for-solid-state-drives-and.aspx

Obviously programs, and your personal data will be on one of your Seagate 3TB discs, on separate partitions - sized as you wish

AND in answer to your actual question
Can I tell Windows 7 to put my data, application data, application preferences on the D: drive? And my application executables on the E: drive? And the swap file and temp directories on the F: drive?
Click ... Read more

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I have a laptop that has a pretty expensive auto repair program installed on it but the install for the software itself is on the external drive.
So instead of putting the software on the C drive they installed it to an external drive. Most likely for room, this things takes up about 200+gbs.

So my friend has asked me if I can remove all the junk from his C drive and then put information on the external drive onto the C drive. This way he doesn't have to drag around an external drive with him when he is working.

What is the best way to do this?

Can I partition the C drive, make an image of the external and then put that image on the newly made partition?
 

Answer:How can I move a program without install disks?

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Hi guys I'm BACK!

Thanks again for your attempts with my first problem!

Now to the NEW question, I just installed xp pro x64 edition.
On bootup I see the option for the first <corrupt> install AND the new one, can I move files & settings on the SAME pc from one os to another and then how do I remove the old problem os ????
 

Answer:How do I move files & settings from one os install to a new one?

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Hello, I just got an Acer Aspire E5-573G-56RG laptop and I'd like to put an SSD in the empty ODD slot. Then I'd like to have Windows 10 boot from the SSD and reformat the current HDD to use as bulk storage. I understand that this will probably void the warranty. I'm pretty sure I'll need a bracket to hold the SSD in the empty ODD slot. So apart from the SSD and bracket, do I need any other hardware? Can I use the existing bezel? Once the new drive is in place, I'm not really sure of the best way to move the OS onto the SSD. Any advice about this would be great. This is a brand new machine, so I don't have any files to back up from the HDD. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Install SSD in ODD slot and Move Win10 OS to SSD

It should not void the warranty.If there is already something in there (existing bezel?) that will hold the 2nd hdd in, use it.Here is Acer part # for  HDD HOLDER ASSY, I don't know if the 2nd drive uses the same bracket. What brand SSD are you  buying?Samsung comes with Acronis, which I have used to clone SSDs half a dozen times.If you buy a 250GB, you will have about 232GB usable space. I add up the total space used for all partitions and shrink my C: to about 10GB under that. That's why people have problems cloning, they try to clone a 500GB to a 250 GB drive. Plug in your USB drive and tell the laptop to boot from USB. When the software starts, plug in the SSD to another USB port.

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Have windows 7 installed on a computer that is several years old and lacking in many areas. I want to take the hard drive out of it and put it into a small form factor PC that I have so that I can keep the activation, programs, etc. Is their any way to do this?

Answer:Move Windows 7 install by moving HD

and welcome to the Forum

Unless the two pc's are identical, it will not work . . it might start, but would not have the right drivers and would fail activation.

You can use something like the Belarc Advisor to capture your installation keys if you reinstall windows opn the new sysem

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I have an old computer that has a hard drive with a few bad sectors in it and I need to move the XP install to a new hard drive. (I can't reinstall the programs on the XP install!)
I already have tried to image the drive with DriveImage XML but the first few sectors on the disk are bad so it can't get the image started.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: move XP install on failing HDD to new HDD

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My Acer Aspire R3 laptop has Windows 10 running. When I go to settings it won't allow me the choice to move or intall apps to a SD Card. From what I gather I am supposed to have this option which it currently only gives me for Photos etc. I have tried logging in via the hidden Administrator but that didn't work either. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Can't move or install apps on SD card

OK here is what seems to work on my R3 (and I suspect any windows device. The problem is that Windows sees a SDCard as removable and to install on it it must be fixed. First follow the instructions here:" * Insert your microSD card in the slot. Must be formatted NTFS.* Go to Disk Management* You will see that your microSD card has been assigned a drive letter. Right-click your ?Removable? drive and select ?Change Drive Letter and Paths for <drive letter>??* Once the card has already been inserted and assigned a drive letter, you cannot simply click ?Change?? here (the option you need will be grayed out). So you have to click ?Remove?.* Now the only option you have is ?Add??. Click it and you will see ?Mount in the following empty NTFS folder:?* Create a folder right in my Users directory or right in C:. For instance, C: microSD or C: (whatever you want to call it)* Select that folder and you are now able to treat your microSD like any other folder in Windows 8, including skydriveBTW the microsd doesn't need to be empty as long as its formatted in NTFS, your data will not be deleted or modified (I suppose its always better to back it up first though)." Reboot and the SDCard should now be a folder on C: (e.g. C:\E). The rest assumes the directory is "E" Apps can be mounted into and run from this folder. Now if you also want the SDCard to show up as a drive then you can either use SUBST (e.g. SUBST E: C:\E ) or diddle ... Read more

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Hello all-

My friend has an old laptop laying around that was broken so I told him hey what the heck bring it over and I'll fool around with it. He brings it over and I get my good old external HD that I use YUMI to install windows with. This thing is going nuts beeps & boops the whole time; I figured out the built in keyboard is fried due to liquid damage at some point I yank it out, I connect my dell wired keyboard that I use for all my "projects" and start again. I wipe the laptops HD and start my install. It completes the install portion that is booted from my external then restarts into in windows to finish the install on its own HD. Makes it all the way to the end where the screen flickers like its adjust the resolution. Moments after that "Windows could not be installed on this computers hardware- please restart"

I check everywhere online and I find a tutorial on this site that explains how to enter device manager in safe mode while installing win 7 (which I didn't bookmark like a fool!) I find that it has a LIST of drivers not recognized (graphic card is one). I down loaded the drivers from Acers website but while restarting the Win 7 install I click i the load with drivers button and it says they aren't in driver format.

I'm lost- about the call this laptop broke, done, cooked. I pulled the laptop HD out and ran disk check from my Dell desktop it was fine. The liquid damage doesn't appear to have damaged the internals of the laptop, the d... Read more

Answer:Win 7 Install Fails Home Pre (Can not install on this hardware)

Try the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Install only the wireless or ethernet drive when you get online to pull in all other drivers from Windows Updates, after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)

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I want to move the Vista (system) partition so that Seven can be installed in HD0:partition 1 while keeping Vista but moving it to HD0:partition 2. Why? Because I want the Seven partition to be the first partition for performance reasons, I do not intend to use the Vista 64 much if I use it at all but I do not want to delete it altogether.

Currently:
Vista 64 on HD0:partition 1
Seven 64 RC on HD0: partition 2 (to be deleted - replaced with a clone of the Vista partition)
XP SP3 (32) on HD1: partition 1

I am currently triple booting the three OSes.

The Problem:
I have read that there may a problem with removing a partition if it is the system partition.

Planned:
With EasyBCD remove the bootable Seven entry, remove the Seven partition, clone the Vista partition to partition 2. Install Seven 64 onto partition 1 from the booted DVD and format (and replace) the existing Vista 64 partition. Afterwards using EasyBCD restore the triple boot. So the result is:
Seven 64 on HD0: partition 1
Vista 64 on HD0:partition 2
XP SP3 (32) on HD1: partition 1

The Questions:
How is a partition marked as a system partition? When I clone the Vista partition am I going to run into trouble because it is a system partition?

Is this even possible? Is it possible to boot into a clone of the Vista partition? Once I've installed Seven I assume there will be a new set of system files (or a new system partition) which I can modify (with EasyBCD) to restore a bootable Vista. Is this likely?

The altern... Read more

Answer:Move Vista System Partition for 7 Install

Yes, you will be fine.

Make sure to mark the partition you want to install 7 on Active - before you do.

Easiest is to copy Vista partition to new unallocated space ( at least as big as the original partition ).

Use bootable partition manager to delete old Vista partition - create new ntfs partition from that - mark Active.

Install 7 onto that Active partition .

Add entries to 7 bcd after installation.

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Hi there

New member here and sadly not as 'tech savvy' as I'd like to be, so this may be a dumb question or one that's been asked before - apologies if either is the case and more than happy to be directed elsewhere if appropriate.

My PC runing Win 7 has two physical hard drives - C: and D:. For some reason the manufacturers decided that 55GB was sufficient for the default drive and as a result it keeps filling up, despite me trying my hardest to keep stuff from downloading / installing on C: whenever possible. Meanwhile my D: is a 1.36TB drive that's largely untroubled by anything other than what I've been able to re-direct there. From a little online detective work, I worked out how to point certain files and folders away from C: to another drive but I still keep getting warning messages that my C: drive is completely full.

So I have three questions:

1. Is it possible to move anything installed on C: across to D: without uninstalling and reinstalling and all the hassle that would entail? I'm guessing not, but don't really have a clue so decided to ask.

2. Is it possible to actually change the default download / install location, particularly to stop those programs that don't give me the option of choosing the destination folder from automatically installing to my always nearly full C: drive?

3. Is there anything in particular I should look for in terms of files that might be taking up space on my C: drive that I don't actually need (other than the obvious 'Add/... Read more

Answer:Can I move applications from C: to D: & change default install to D:?

Welcome!

First of all, sounds like you have only 1 actual hard drive split into 2 partitions.

Do this for me, Start button then in the run box type (at least part of) Computer Management then select it from the search results, once it appears under the Storage subheading on the left column, select Disk Management, there it will show you how many hard drives you have and how they are divided + any other storage drives.

Question #1 YES! You can point Windows to D: for temp files and browser cache also, I would make a D:\TEMP for this purpose.
Plus lots of games and applications can be copied over to say D:\Games and D:\Apps directories and tried, for the ones that work make new icons and delete the old ones on C:
*Note, before testing on D: move the original ones to another directory also (on C, to avoid having false positives of it working on D: [Registry related...]
Question #2. Yes

Question #3. Yes, besides temp files and browser cache, Virtual Memory (pagefile.sys) and a Hibernation mode file can eat a lot of space.

More details will be forthcoming, wanted to get your quick answer out first. 8)

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1) I want to move Win 7 Home Premium from my desktop to my netbook.
2) I want to put Win 7 Professional on my desktop, hopefully without having to start from scratch.

I know if I buy Win 7 Pro, I can do an in-place upgrade on my desktop, but then my CD key for Home Premium may not work when I go to put it on my netbook??? What do you think?

Answer:move Premium, upgrade to Pro, w/o clean install?

What I have done which works is to save a Win7 Backup Image of the installation which you wish to copy, then reimage it onto the target machine.

When it starts up, it will change out all of the drivers in quite a show punctuated by requests for restart.

Then go to the Computer>Activation link and Change Product Key, reinstall your Product key. It will likely require you to make a robo call to MS to trade numbers which deactivate the key on the old hardware installation and activate it on the new one.

In the rare event you need to speak with an agent, tell them that you reinstalled it to your netbook, with no mention of copying or cloning because I've found MS is allergic to these terms.

Now run a repair install (upgrade over itself) to remove the key from your original Premium which will give you 30 days to Upgrade to Pro. Upgrade only needs to see any OS to accept key,

Or use the popular workaround to install Pro Upgrade to deleted Premium's formatted HD: http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...he-answer.aspx

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To me, and I suspect to others with limited free storage this is a game-changing advance, yet I have seen little information or discussion about it. Why? At last in updated Windows 10 you can now not only choose where to install apps (ie. which drive), you can move most apps from one drive to another, and in some cases modify the installation (I have not yet learned what that means --- can someone advise?).

For me these features alone would have made the considerable cost (I paid a technician) and time-consuming, frustrating hassle of the upgrade and (muddled) November update. Now I can start the long process of transferring many apps from my 2-in-1 Tablet's small over-stretched SSD, to any number of GB rich Memory Cards and USB Drives.

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Hi Guys,

I am running Windows XP SP3. Recently my PC got attacked by (Live Antivirus), I managed to remove it after scanning it with Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware.

After rebooting the PC, the windows XP theme went back to classic theme. The taskbar disappeared, I could not install or uninstall anthing. I can not move or copy any files, however I can perfectly open them and read them. I can not connect to internet or my home network. I can not copy any files off my USB, however I can still run them.

The copy button is geyed out and I cannot drag any files. The send to command doesnt do anything either.

When i try to install or uninstall any program, it says "Windows Installer Cannot be accessed".

My most important concern are my files. I have a huge catalog of images and files that have not been backed up. I did try system restore, but it doesnt seem to be working.

I tried safe mode, but same problem.

Please guys I would really appreciate if someone knows whats wrong or how to fix it. If not atleast someway I can back up my Data in USB or DVD.

Regards,
Ehet

PS: burning dvd/cd doesnt work either.

Answer:Cannot Copy/Move/Install/Uninstall/Network anything!

Oh man, no replies? Please I seriously need some help!

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For a rather complicated reason I have Windows (Home Premium 64bit) installed on the secondary HDD in my desktop, but I still have all the files from a previous installation of the same version of Windows installed on my primary HDD (My computer was stalling at the BIOS splash screen, and after a power off I reinstalled windows on the secondary HDD because the previous install wasn't working. After getting Windows installed on the secondary HDD I looked at the primary HDD and it looked fine. I did a disk check that turned up nothing too). So basically I'm wondering if there is either an easy way I can move all of the stuff I had installed on the previous copy of windows to the new copy, or if there is a way to move Windows back to the old copy? Ive tried booting from the primary HDD and it just boots from the secondary HDD instead.

Desktop Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
CPU: AMD FX-8120
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Memory: 16GB G. Skill Ares DDR3 1333
Graphics Card: AMD FirePro V3900
Hard Drives: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM <----Secondary
WD 2TB (unknown part #)<--------Primary
PSU: RAIDMAX RX-500AF(500 Watt)Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

Answer:After install on secondary HDD can I move Windows back to primary HDD?

There are ways to do this. But in order to give you best advice, it would help to see a picture of your Disk Management. But make sure the status field in the upper tier of Disk Management is fully opened - like in my picture.

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Good evening,
my Intel SSD 520 is where I installed my OS. I've had the SSD as my OS drive since August 2012. I changed my motherboard, CPU, RAM and graphic card in March of 2014, kept the SSD and reinstalled w7 64 on it. It had been running fine since.

Yesterday, for the first time ever on w7, I got a BSOD while playing a game (Dvinity Original Sin). I did not get time to read the error before my PC rebooted. Following the reboot, the OS does not start any longer. Instead, I end up going back to BIOS every time (as in it opens the BIOS screen).
I removed all the other drives, sound card and rebooted- back into BIOS every time.
I dismantled my PC, removed every part, including the CPU, put everything back together and made sure the cables were connected properly and securely.
I then cleared the CMOS, removed the battery on the Motherboard, rebooted, reset the settings in the BIOS and still the same issue.
I checked that the AHCI was enabled, CSM enabled, UEFI enabled. Rebooted to the same end.
I switched off the UEFI and rebooted to the same result.
One thing I have not been able to do is to get to the windows start advanced menu by pressing F8. Asus, in their infinite wisdom, use the F8 key so you can quickly check which drive you want to boot from... So I have not been able to boot in safe mode or anything.

So I started thinking that since I could not start windows, I might as well re-install it. I made sure my DVD drive (I have two) was set up as the boot dri... Read more

Answer:Re-install w7: cannot move past Starting Windows screen

Since Asus uses F8 as its one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, you must first select the hard drive, then quickly tap F8 again to access System Recovery Options.

But its best to run the Repairs from disk anyway.

If you're committed to reinstall you can rescue your files from Step 5 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps also assure you'll get and keep a perfect install, compiling everything that's worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here.

Your SSD firmware may need an Upgrade.

WOrk through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi, I was wondering if it was even possible to simply migrate from a simple SATA boot to a RAID 0 array without having to reinstall the OS. If so, is there a guide I can follow on how to do so? Sorry if this is the wrong place, just tell me where and I'll repost if so. The RAID topic seemed old and this is a bit different so I decided to post another topic.

Specs:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe
Processor: Intel Core2Quad Q9650 @ 3.0 GHz
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 9800 GT
 

Answer:Move a Windows install from plain SATA to RAID 0?

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Hi all, any help on this would be appreciated, I am not the best with instructions but would benefit from a easy to follow guide for doing this.

I have my Windows currently on the drive that came with my PC, a WDC green 1TB.

I have since obtained a faster Seagate 500GB hard drive.

What i wanted to do was create a 50GB partition on the new HDD and some how get my current windows install and data on to the new drive without having to reinstall all software, etc.

I believe this is achievable but i dont fully understand the process.

I should mention however that my windows back up will not work, it never has, it says that their is some issue, I do have some software that will create a Back Up but i believe i need a system image???

I have 732GB free on the WDC and 465GB free on the Seagate. would all my other files like program files remain on the old hard drive?

Is it just the windows bit that i would be moving over and how would i get the new hdd to recognise that the program files are still elsewhere?

Also how would i get the PC to boot from the new drive?

Is there any benefit in doing this, i believe it can help to have windows on a faster disk?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

PS - hope this is in the right place?

Answer:I want to move my Windows Install and data to a faster drive on my sys

There is a definite advantage to having your OS on a speedy drive.

Try this:

Imaging with free Macrium

I don't think you want to leave your Program Files where they are - why not have your programs on the faster drive, too?

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So I want to create a partition and install windows xp on it fresh. Then move a folder from the other windows xp partition to the fresh one. Then I want to delete the old partition. Is this feasible? Or am I better off moving that folder a different way (it's a large folder).
 

Answer:Dual booting XP to move a folder to the fresh install

It sounds like this data is important, so you should get a cheap external drive and back the contents up to that. Messing with multiple installs and moving around of data and partitions on the same physical drive is only going to be a mess.
 

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Hello all- This is my first post to TechSpot. I've searched on the topic and found nothing recent or definite on my question, so thought I'd start a new thread.

I have an 8.5 gb iso which I need to install on another machine. The problem is transporting it. I am in the process of splitting it to dvd-r size with winrar, then plan to burn it to two dvds, but am not sure it will install properly after undergoing this process. Will the installer react oddly when it doesn't find all the files it needs on a single dvd?, etc. Maybe I need to transfer the contents of the two dvds onto the installation machine and then reformulate the iso--but I am not quite sure how to go about this.

Anyone with experience doing this? I would appreciate any help I can get.
xoxo Rama (aka lirruping).
 

Answer:Help to split, burn, move, install 8.5 gb program file iso of cs4

This is pretty borderline talk for what is allowed to be discussed here. So I've edited your post to better conform with what is allowed. I'm doing this because I think the general information should be out there, but we don't need to discuss the specifics of the contents of the ISO because that doesn't matter.

What I would do is rar it up into 4.37 gig chunks, or whatever will fit on a SL dvd. In fact, if I anticipated this issue a lot I would buy a 16 gig flash drive... In any case, get them to the machine you want and then unrar to one iso file again. Then I would mount that ISO with Daemon Tools and install from there. Daemon tools is free, just pay attention to what boxes you leave checked during the install, otherwise you end up with a toolbar in IE..
 

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Okies, working with a Compaq Presario V5000 here.
Did a fresh install of windows XP home edition and proceeded to install the chip-set drivers, successfully. Following this I attempted to install the Video Controller driver. It gets halfway through the installation, at which point it blackscreens and I have to hardboot the PC.

The driver in question Intel 945GM Express Family Chipset, and so far I''ve used the 6.14.10.4436 Rev.A , 6.14.10.4670, and the 6.14.10.4764 Rev.A versions unsuccessfully.
I've downloaded the drivers through the manufacturer, the intel website, and driveragent.com; So its not an issue with 1 of the driver installers being corrupt. I have also tried different resolutions while installing the drivers in case the PC was incapable of handling the higher resolution it was set on during the install, after the install.

So my question is, whats causing this, and does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can successfully install the driver?

Notebook: Presario V5000 p/n: EZ429UA#ABA with windows XP home.
 

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This is an interesting surprise from Mozilla.
Just recently I switched from 32-bit ESR to 64-bit ESR and so far I like it. Haven't had any problems.
I have used Cyberfox and Pale Moon 64-bit versions which have been available for some time, but the official stable 64-bit Firefox is less than a year from its initial release.

Mozilla Reveals its Firefox 64-bit for Windows plan
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/23/mozilla-reveals-its-firefox-64-bit-for-windows-plan/

Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit is very easy and downgrading from 64 to 32 follows the same process.
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/23/how-to-upgrade-firefox-32-bit-to-64-bit/

The download page for the Extended Support Release (ESR) is here:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

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Hello All:

I installed an Archer C2600 router and connected to one of its USB3 slots an external USB3 hard drive and thought I gave all users permission to read/write all files on the external HDD.

Recently, I had to do a clean install of Windows 10 and since then, I have not been able to do the following:

(1) start portable apps that are saved on the external HDD;

(2) when downloading anything with a browser (usually Firefox, but also Edge and IE), I cannot save the downloaded file/executable/etc. straight to the external HDD; and

(3) I cannot cut and paste files/folders from an internal HDD to the external HDD.

Regarding No. 3, Explorer just continues to show 0% complete and when I go to cancel the transfer, the already open dialogue box indicates it is canceling, but never stops "Canceling[.]"

Q: Can anyone help me trouble shoot what the problem might be?

Thank you,
edsager

Answer:After Clean Win 10 install, no longer move/save files to external HDD

Update: I found and updated the firmware and until I restarted my computer (with Microsoft updates updating during the restart), all was working just fine. Sheesh.

I have also tried to use TeraCopy but I keep getting the same error found in one of the above images: "The request is not supported."

Thank you for your time,
edsager

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ello, I currently have Win10 32bit. I made a bootable USB and DVD to upgrade to the 64bit version, both yield the same results. Each time I try to perform a clean install, it just hangs at the blue windows logo, no spinning circle just the logo. I let it sit for about 4 hours and nothing changes. I've tried many methods but none seem to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Core2Duo 3ghz
4069 RAM 560ti video card
1 terabyte HD.
Intel P35 BIOS for P35-DS4 F12
I also have my hard drives partitioned
Legacy mode BIOS

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Hi I am currently using an asus laptop and running windows 10 build 10074. I keep trying to upgrade to the new 10122 build but every time I get to the installing windows circle. It gets stuck at 19% overall and 64% copying files. I have tried the solution for the surface pro 3 that gets stuck at 18%. I have also contact Microsoft 5 times and they couldn't fix it. Please help me thanks <3

Answer:Windows 10 10074 stuck during install to build 10122, how can I move past this?

Hi here is a possible fix let me know if it works. http://m.windowscentral.com/heres-po...10-build-10122

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This is my first post and I figured I'd start in this forum, and apologize if I've chosen incorrectly.

Here is my issue: Recently my Windows 7 Ultimate machine upgraded itself to Windows 10 with no input from me. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how that happened since my Users Folder was already on a different drive and everything I read indicated that I should have the user drive on the 'C:' drive before upgrading. Post upgrade I found that I now have two User Folders, one on the C: drive and the original one on the D: drive but have two 'Public' folders, one on C: and one on D:.

This seems to be Okay, as the machine is still working satisfactorily, but this is going to become confusing and I would like to rectify it before it does. My reason for needing to correct this is, when the machine was a Windows 7 Ultimate, I installed an SSD which is rather small (180 GB) and moved the 'SYSTEM' to that drive and moved all the other data to the regular HDD (2 TB), which is partitioned as two slaved drives 'D and E', one for User Data (D) and the other for Programs (E) and I want to continue that setup which up to this point has worked perfectly for my current needs.

So that end, I would like to do the following, but am unsure as how to proceed.

I would like to do a 'Clean Install of Windows 10' and move the 'Users Folder' to Drive D in the process.

I have read both tutorials on doing a Clean Install and Moving the Users Folder but have encountered some issues and ... Read more

Answer:Post Win10 Upgrade - need to Clean Install and Move User Folders

MichaelG7355 said:

In the 'Moving the Users Folder the tutorial mentions using the 'Install.wim' file to create an answerfile for sysprep. However, after using the Microsoft Media Tool to create an 'ISO' image I find that there is no 'install.wim' file but instead only an 'install.esd' file.



Hi MichaelG7355 and welcome to Tenforums.

I can answer the above question by pointing you to a very good tutorial on how to create the install.wim from the install.esd here:

ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums

If you have any questions about that procedure, you can post directly in that thread, and @Kari, the author will have an answer for you, I'm sure.

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I know it's not possible to move/install metro apps on sd card in win 8.1 but i want to know if it possible in win 10 insider preview. If yes, do i have to move them manually or can i assign the sd card as default install location. Sorry if this question has already been asked, i searched the forum a lot but could not find an answer relating to win 10. Thank You

Answer:Can i install/move metro apps to SD card on windows 10 insider preview?

At least there's an option for it but I haven't tried it yet.

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I'm gettin' for Christmas either a DVD write/re-write drive, or some ramsticks; possibly both.

I'm cleanin' house too (re-format HD), and am wonderin' if it's best done before new hardware addition, or after new hardware addition...
 

Answer:re-install OS pre, or post new hardware install?

Probably before, but is should not matter much either way
 

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I started up my computer up a week ago and when i got on my profile it said i had new hardware to install. After a while of X-ing out of it i just hit continue to see what happenes. it said it was trying to install an infared device. After i closed that another one poped up and tried to install a WDP (i think that's what's it's called). Both didn't install it successfully, but everytime i start up the computer they both begin. How can i get rid of these screens? I didn't install any new device either.

thnx

Answer:Saying i have new hardware to install, but i don't

but i never put any new hardware in. I got my computer fixed from this one guy and he didn't put any thing in it at all. How can i get rid of these messages or at elast make them stop!?!?

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The USB ports on my pc don't work (off motherboard). I also bought a 4 slot card, but that doesn't work either. I install it, it gets detected, but I get a message that says 'cannot install this hardware, there was a problem this hardware, access is denied'. I've deleted the drivers and tried to reinstall them and reinstalled the driver.cab file from the windows cd, but no luck. I think it might be registry related, but don't know much about this. Anybody got any pointers ?
 

Answer:New hardware will not install

Which OS are you using?
Do you have admin privledges on this machine?
Can you try it in another machine?
 

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Since I have installed SP3 I cannot install any new hardware via my usb ports. Any advice?

Answer:Since SP3 cannot install usb hardware

Refresh your USB Ports. In Devices uninstall ALL your USB items, then re-start you computer. On re-start USB Ports will be refreshed.

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בס''ד
Hi
Does anybody know if i get future problems by installing windows 7 home premium 64 bit on 32 bit computer hardware?
thankes for help
amir

Answer:Install 64 bit on 32 bit hardware

I would Check your PC with the Upgrade Advisor:

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

With only 2gb of ram, I would stay with 32 bit.

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Running XP service pack 3. Have completed most recent updates.

Had no issues until recently but cannot add any new hardware - mp3 player, phone, camera for example - all items that I've connected before without problems. These items will install on another pc though, with same cable, so I know it's my pc that's causing the problem.

Install wizard either gives no error code other than "cannot install" or Code 10. Tried MS help for code 10, didn't work.

USBs: I've checked device manager, no warning symbols but ran a driver update on them all just in case.

Tried installing new drivers for camera/ phone/ mp3 player just in case, but that doesn't work either. So I am now at a loss, and wondering if I should do a system restore if that will help.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
 

Answer:xp won't install new hardware

What type of computer is it? pre-built or did you built it. Laptop or desktop? If pre-built what brand and model.
 

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Windows XP
512 Ram
64meg geforce

Everytime I give the computer a piece of new hardware it instantly reboots it self the second I get to the windows sign in, or on a rare occasion that it lets me pass it simply locks up a moment after getting into windows.

I'm speciffically trying to put a new modem in it right now. And I can't make it happen. I have no other modems installed, and no un necissary drivers or missing hardware in device manager.

Anyone have any ideas? Let me know if I need to explain this clearer.
 

Answer:Can not install hardware

Can you be more specific on the 'modem'?

Details details details about the product, your system, etc.
 

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morning every body, just built my self a new pc, p4 on an intel d865gvhz motherboard, it never came with any driver disk so i have downloaded them from intels web site, but the on board sound and lan has not installed, there is the usual yellow ! next to them in the device manager, i right click to update driver it searches for a while then says can not install this hardware because it couldnt find the necessary software, the sound and the lan are enabled in the bios i would be grateful for any advice, thanks

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But it has. My Epson R300 for reason unknown managed to uniinstall itself the other day, having been working perfectly for over a year.Ok so I dig out the software and reinstall.and it works as before - no problemexcept that having completed a print run and the inkmonitor and progress window go away there I am left with the following message Cannot install this hardwareError has occured because printer driver is unknown. Now come on Windoze make up yer mind can you or cant you.What do you think it is trying to tell me?

Answer:Cannot install hardware it says

Sounds like a conflict to me, try uninstalling in Control Panel/Add and Remove Programmes then re-start and see if it sorts it out. The other thing to check is Device Manager, Control Panel/ Administrative Tools/ Computer Management, in the left hand pane select Device Manager and check the right hand pane for yellow exclamation marks.

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I have a Dell Dimension 8200 (1.6 processor 512Mb RD Ram) purchased from Outlet in 02. In 04 the parallel port ceased to function, but everything else worked fine until this April.I tried to install a PCI USB2 card (the PC came with 1.1). The installation failed with the message: "Error, cannot install this hardware, data invalid". I assumed this was a component fault and was chasing it up with the maker, when I had need to re-install a Floppy Drive and got the same message. I have subsequently found I get the same result whatever hardware I try to install.Anyone got a clue/cure?

Answer:PC won't install hardware!

click here

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All of a sudden when I start pc a box appears saying cannot install new hardware - the rpc server is not available. Its for my printer and the disc is in the drive with all drivers on it.

Answer:Cannot install hardware

can you use the printer?

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I am having problems installing hardware on my pc, it won't recognise anything even if the installation cd is in.example: I have an freecom External HD, this give me the error message important installation file missing probably because designed for windows 95 or higher, i am running XP!!! I don;t appear to have any driver on my pc, someone has had a look and told me that there is files missing of my internal hard drive

Answer:can't install hardware

TRy a repir of XP first Repair XP by replacing corrupt filesTypesfc /scannowin the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive. sfc /scannow problemsclick here

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I keep getting a message for new hardware (USB 305) but I can't figure out which hardware device this is reffering to. How do I tell which device my pc needs the installation CD for?

Answer:New Hardware won't install (USB 305)

Try each USB device 1 by 1 til you find the one that is not working...You could also try re-installing your MBoard chipset drivers...

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Asus M4A89GTD PRO Motherboard
AMD Phenom II x2 b55 3.2ghz CPU
8gb Ripjaw ram 4x2gb modules 1600mhz
WD 640 Green Drive
OCZ Vertex 2E 60gb SSD
ATI Radeon 5870

New hardware that I installed recently, the SSD and an extra 4gb ripjaw ram (identical kits).

Error I am getting, ''Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key'' when I try to boot from Windows 7 DVD.

The boot priority is as it should be, I have taken out the WD HDD, the 4gb installed ram and all other hardware, usb devices etc to see if they were causing any issues (all long shots) I've reset the BIOS, I've replaced the DVD drive with a brand new one it's a SATA one by the way. I have no clue, really need help on this one, been trying to solve it for the last 4 hours.

My next move is to try and install Windows 7 from a USB memory stick and update the BIOS with the latest version.

I haven't yet wiped the 640gb drive (my previous O/S drive) and I can still boot windows 7 on that. I just can't seem to run the Windows 7 install at all without getting that error message.

I've also checked the IDE/SATA/RAID configs and everything is as it should be, and I put the optical drive in SATA ports 5/6 as that is where ASUS recommends them be.

I'm at a loose end

All I've been trying to do is run Windows 7 on the disk to install it on my new SSD.
 

Answer:New Hardware, O/S Install on SSD. Help.

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guys help me, some programs are blocking installation of any hardware to my pc. how can get rid of those programs? they are not located where they are supposed to be in.
 

Answer:can't install hardware

What are you trying to install and do you have anti-virus software installed on your PC?
 

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i am trying to install a usb to ethernet adapter and get a windows "cannot find the driver" message. i have the cd w/ the driver and direct it to it but it wont access the driver.
thanx in advance for any help,
wally
 

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i try to install windows xp on the computer listed below, i have windows 7 installed on a terabyte SATA3 drive, i create a new partition for windows xp of 200 gigs on that drive, but whenever i select that partition it freezes in the middle of installing the drivers, it's a windows xp cd from way back. so i figured it might have been new hardware so i grabbed an old sata 1 and removed the sata 3 from the picture by disconnecting it. then i was able to get it working, but it's so slow, and i beleive that hard drive is going out because of it's age it is clicking a lot and it is very loud whenever accessing. any suggestions of any questions please help. thanks so much.
 

Answer:New hardware XP won't install

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When I try to connect/add a new device via fire wire or USB, I am told that I do not need a driver as my Windows XP supposedly already has the driver. I continue to get the message that the driver is not available.
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver

I then click Reinstall and get this message
Cannot Install this Hardware
The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software
Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Cannot Install this Hardware

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Question: Hardware Install

I have put a new motherboard in, no problem, however I want to use my existing soundcard, instead of the built in one.The problem is everytime I start the system, it tries to auto-install, and knocks out my sound card. I have to go to Add /Remove software to remove it to allow my sound card to work. How can I turn off the Auto Install from Windows (XP Pro).Many ThanksTerry

Answer:Hardware Install

Should be an option in the bios to disable the on board sound and the graphics if there is one.

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I tried to install a network card (belkin, notebook network card) and when I booted my laptop (dell latitude, windows 95), it DID detect a new hardware...however, it wouldn't let me install it. It said "this wizrd searches for new driver for belkinF5D5020-PCMCIA-network card, and when I went to click next, it said windows could not detect new hardware. I was like "huh"????
So now I have a NEW network card that I still need to install...so any ideas?????
 

Answer:Trying to install new hardware but......

Does it show up in device manager as a nonworking device? If it made it that far you should just be able to reinstall the driver and go from there.
 

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Trying to get my system up and running after replacing a dead Harddrive
Getting the message

Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG NEtwork connection #4

An error occurred while trying to install this device

The name is already in use as either a service name or a service display name
I've tried uninstalling the hardware from the device manager and rebooting. Windows will find it, it renames it with a new # (e.g. I've tried 4 times now, hence the #4 after the name).
CAn't seem to figure this one out.

Any thoughts?


BTW ...Dell Latitude C610 running winXP

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Cannot install this hardware

With a little diligence, I found the answer.
See this article:

Network adapter install problems

A slight change from the recommended, the card tried to install once I rebooted so I did the regedit part First , THEN I deleted the network adapters in the device manager.

In the registry editor, the key related to THIS card is W22n50 which I deleted.

On the next boot everything installed correctly.
 

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Hi Forum MembersI have experienced this problem since last yearwhen my CMOS battery died.I installed a new CMOS battery but everytime I go to connect my MP3 player, or Minidisc Player,I keep receiving the Windows Hardware Wizard.I have Win XP (SP2), and therefore should not receive this error message.By the way my older USB devices such as Flash Drives still work and are recognised by my PC.I have tried everything.Any help would be very much appreciatedKind regardsRogmur

Answer:Cannot Install This Hardware

The BIOS setting are running in Default state if you did not save or write down the settings, Before you replaced the Battery

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I have a problem installing hardware such at DVD writer. After following Wizard install instructions using device CD Rom, I get a message that hardware wasn't installed because the software couldn't be found. I also had the same issue trying to use MP3 player and digital camera. My system is Windows XP and the computor is a Dell Dimension 2400. Can anyone help?
 

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I am trying to move files from one external hard drive to another but it has been stuck on 'Preparing to move' 'Time remaining: Calculating. Items remaining: Calculating Speed: Calculating' for 20 minutes now. It has not moved on from that.

Google shows only results pertaining to Mac OS on this problem, when searching the message in quotes, it still doesn't give that exact match (come on Google, we search in quotes for a reason), instead what Google provided was results for 'Preparing to delete'

There seems to be no info let alone anybody having this message when moving files.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?

Answer:Windows 7 stuck 'preparing to move' when trying to move files

I have Windows 7 pro over here on three computers, and yes I too sometimes but not always get that long long long wait time for either copying or moving folders/files from source to target. For now, I recommend you only copy folders/files from source to target. And after you looked at the target, making sure the copies made it over safely, then delete from the source. I'm trying to recall what and where I saw some good answers, will post back if/when I find those URLs.

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I'm trying to move the Public folder to a different volume. Help is
clear, and I was able to move the user folder with no issues. However,
the Public folder (under Locations) doesn't give me the 'move' option.
It lists the current location, but I can't edit it or change it.
Workaround?
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klaissgl

Answer:Move Public Folder- 'Move' option not listed

Move button missing from the Location tab for Public folders in Windows
Vista: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/mo...ders-in-vista/
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"klaissgl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I'm trying to move the Public folder to a different volume. Help is
> clear, and I was able to move the user folder with no issues. However,
> the Public folder (under Locations) doesn't give me the 'move' option.
> It lists the current location, but I can't edit it or change it.
> Workaround?
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Employee claims that while using the Move function to place folders in a different directory tree the folders were moved but the files were lost. I have tried to duplicate the action but have not been able to replicate losing the files. Talked to experts said no way it will happen. One in a million chance it will occur. However, employee claims replicated Move operation multiple times (10-15 folders) and lost files multiple times (7-10 times), but not every time.

Is this possible? I must fire employee for extensive data loss. However, if truly unintentional, and I can replicate as proof-- Employee keeps job.

Answer:Using Move Function: Move Folders & Lose Files

As the experts you spoke with indicated, there is virtually no way this could happen. Even if there was a copy error that Windows didn't detect and abort the move operation, you'd still likely end up with some sort of file even if it was corrupted and unreadable.

One in a hundred trillion chance of happening.

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I have installed a new motherboard, works well, however I have a problem (There's always one). I want to use my existing soundcard, instead of the one built into the motherboard, however every time I boot up, it 'Finds' new hardware and installs it, knocking out my soundcard. I then have to go into add/remove software to delete the software for this 'pest'. How can I stop it Auto Instaling. System in Use Windows XP Pro.Many ThanksTery

Answer:Unwanted Hardware Install

You have to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS, if you just delete it in add/remove it will reinstall itself on startup.

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Hi,
I have Win7 Professional so I can run some XP programs. I just attempted to install my ADS Tech Instant DVD+DV so I can convert VHS to DVD. Finally found an upgrade to the Capture program that will open but the hardware driver won't install - I keep getting
'Windows could not find driver software for your device. If you know the mfg ..you can visit its website and check the support section for driver software.'
I have tried every driver they have that might work and I get the same response. At times I am able to access "Let me Pick from a list of Device Drivers - hit Have Disk - Browse - navigate to various extracted drivers I have downloaded - none worked. One driver did start to install but then - 'Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device.' and 'Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. This device cannot start (Code 10).'
One driver installed it was an x64 but it wouldn't operate the device - it was a Video USB Driver.
I think that is what I need - a USB driver - that's how the unit plugs in.

As a note, earlier this week I did a bunch of Windows Updates which updated and showed the various Devices with Removable Storage as (5) E,F,G,H,and I. After today's attempts they have all disappeared. ?? How can I get them back?? Maybe that is affecting my attempts. The machine does recognize when I plug in the ADS device. I've been doing it 'hot'. Not looking for permission ... Read more

Answer:Hardware Driver Won't Install

Do you have SATA in AHCI mode so hot-plugging is enabled? That''s your permission.

Try SysRestoring to before the updates then study them more closely to see what they do and watch what results from installing them in smaller groups. Keep the device plugged in as Windows Updates should detect it and cue up a driver in optional.

You don't say if there are Win7 drivers for the device. If so, try running their installer as Admin, and also browsing to their unzipped files from Device manager. Does it list in Dev Mgr even after unhiding all devices on View tab? Vista drivers may need to be installed in Compatibility Mode, as likely would XP: Compatibility Mode

Google the name of the device + Windows 7 or Vista and see how others have resolved the issue.

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I have an 850mhz AMD T-bird with a MSI motherboard and a 40 gig maxtor hard drive. Running the maxtor diagnostics, everything appears to be fine. If I try to run the maxtor formatting/install utility, the computer locks so I can only cut power to get it back. I tried using fdisk, which appeared to work, until the first reboot during the Windows install... the computer stops responding at "Verifying DMI Pool Data." I have tried installing win 98se and win 2k pro. Both do the same thing. Maxtor is no help, blaming it on everything else they can think of. Help? Thanks in advance.

Brian
 

Answer:OS won't install... hardware problem

Just finished having the same problem, when you reboot are using a "boot disk"?
 

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I want to install a external hard drive to my desktop computer. I am running WinXp with service pack 3. The first time I tried to install this hard drive I got this Microsoft message saying basically that this device has not been thoroughly tested and they don't recommend installing. So I canceled the install. When I found out that it is a common message and that I should just go ahead with the install, I could no longer get the computer to recognize that I have new hardware to install. This is a Western Digital External Hard drive 1 TB.
What is interesting with this new install, is that when I disconnect the USB cable from the back of the PC I get one ding. When I reconnect it I get two dings. I don't know what this means, but I know that whenever I have tried to install new hardware in the past, I usually get one ding and a message on the monitor, that new hardware has been detected.
Since I cannot proceed with the install I will get another WD drive and go ahead and install and ignore the warning from MS, so I can complete the install.
 

Answer:New hardware install problem

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i am trying to install a usb to ethernet adapter. when the new hardware wizard comes up it says "cannot find driver file" cannot install hardware code 28.
any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.
wally
 

Answer:Solved: cannot install hardware-USB xp

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Is there a policy on xp or maybe 3rd party software that will not allow the installation of additional hardware?

Thanks guys.
 

Answer:Hardware Install block?

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- x64
- Original installation
- Retail version
- All new hardware, 2 weeks old
- OS is 3 days old, thats when I reinstalled it to get rid of driver BSOD's

The crashes seem quite random, this is one of the first I had on this fresh OS install. I had 2 others, but I got cleaned by ccleaner.
The memory has been tested 16 hours/16passes by memtest, no errors. My first set of ram was corrupted, so I had those changed. I had memory_management BSOD's because of those faulty modules. Haven't seen that specific one yet with the new modules, so that should be O.K! All temperatures are OK.
Gigabyte X58A UD3R FB bios
Intel i7 930
OCZ Platinum 6GB 1333Mhz 7-7-7-20 specs/voltages set as recommended (screenshots first post, last bit of settings in the first reply) by guys from OCZ forum
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ, two in RAID0 on which the OS is installed as well
X-Fi Titanium
Radeon 5870

All at default speeds, no overclocking. The only thing I changed were the memory timings and voltages. The BSOD that is attached happened when I was playing Medal of Honor. Yesterday I had a BSOD when the PC was idle in Windows. But as I said, the previous two errors were cleaned.

Thanks in advance, will post any other BSOD I get in the meanwhile as well!

Answer:New Hardware, Clean install

Welcome to the forum. Sorry you are having troubles.





Quote:
Error code 3B, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory.



Code:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c04000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e41e50
Debug session time: Wed Oct 20 07:44:29.392 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:09:28.391
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.....
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002da890d, fffff88002d73750, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExAllocatePoolWithTag+53d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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7: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis ... Read more

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My existing ipod stopped synching to my itunes.The found new hardware wizard window opened and I tried to install it. During installation another window appeared stating USB mass storage device has not passed windows logo testing. I have windows xp service pack 2, don't know what I should do now.
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite that I successfully installed Win XP Home.

I am unable to connect to the internet or use any other drivers for the video.

I looked at the Device Manager screen and it shows both the Ethernet and Video Controller as Other devices.

I have tried reinstalling the device drivers from the Win XP CD but nothing is found for either of these devices.

I don't have access to the orginal disk. So why can't these drivers be found on the Win XP disk? Any suggestions?

Thanks! Fred

Answer:Hardware not workig after OS install

HI Fred,

I don't know which satellite notebook you have, but it is normal that a Win XP CD from MS doesn't contain all drivers!

It is impossible to collect all drivers for Desktops and Notebooks on a CD with 700MB!

Otherwise XP is also a few years old and newer drivers for newer devices weren't designed yet!

The best way to get these 2 drivers is to ask somebody of your friends if you can use their internet or go to a interet cafe!

At https://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com you will find all drivers for every Toshiba notebook!

Bye Hans

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Is there any program/trick that lets you know what piece hardware device manager is giving you an exclamation point about? When device manager gives you warning, it's usually not very specific about what. It usually says PCI bus or something. How can I find out what exclamation point refers to?
 

Answer:Install new hardware notifications

I'm not sure of any tricks. Usually, if it's a system you built, you can figure it out by process of elimination.
 

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I checked the threads that my title found, but none of them have a solution.

I have been installing XP on peoples PCs/Laptops for many years, and I haven't experienced a problem like this in 7 years.
A friend has 2 laptops. Both with legitimate versions of XP. One has a broken monitor, and the other recently developed a hard disk problem. Basically the disk is toast, but that's not the problem.

We replaced the disk with the one that had been working fine on the laptop with the broken monitor. I assumed that it would simply accept it, boot and start. We got the black screen message, and safe mode starts ok, but when we tried to start normal mode, it got into windows and rebooted.

I thought maybe there could be some file corruption, or incompatibilities, so I tried to reinstall XP. I downloaded a version with SP3, as we already have valid licences for both machines.
It installed ok, but the first odd thing was we were offered a dual boot. I can live with that, and remove as necessary.

The next thing was, a lot of the hardware was not being recognised, particularly the ethernet adapter, and built in wireless. I tried an internet connection first via modem, with ethernet, and then usb, nothing. And then via modem, router, ethernet again nothing. (to be expected). I couldn't configure a LAN/fast internet connection at all.

Another odd thing was that the DVD was randomly disappearing.

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Answer:new install xp - hardware not recognised

quote
A friend has 2 laptops. Both with legitimate versions of XP. One has a broken monitor, and the other recently developed a hard disk problem. Basically the disk is toast, but that's not the problem.

We replaced the disk with the one that had been working fine on the laptop with the broken monitor. I assumed that it would simply accept it, boot and start.......

First of all from what you say, you are using the hard drive from the second latop, in the first laptop- Rarely will this work, unless chipsets etc: are identical-
 

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I was having problems with my i7 system freezing during installation. After reading through these forums I removed 2 sticks of RAM, my sound card, and my wireless PCI adapter and both of my WD hard drives. Everything's working now!

My question is at what point should I start reinstalling my hardware? Should I install my mobo drivers first?

Can I also add everything back in at once now?

By the way, these forums seem really helpful! I'm looking forward to browsing through the different forums here!

Answer:At what point can I re-install my hardware?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by patric


I was having problems with my i7 system freezing during installation. After reading through these forums I removed 2 sticks of RAM, my sound card, and my wireless PCI adapter and both of my WD hard drives. Everything's working now!

My question is at what point should I start reinstalling my hardware? Should I install my mobo drivers first?

Can I also add everything back in at once now?

By the way, these forums seem really helpful! I'm looking forward to browsing through the different forums here!


Go ahead and attempt to add everything back and see how the system responds...

If nothing bad happens than start installing specific drivers for the devices and enjoy your computer...if issues arrise post back and lets work them out together...

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Every time I try to install a program or hardware on my computer, I am getting a mesage from my Norton Anti-Virus Program that this or that is trying to write to another file. I have NO idea what that means, but the message header says "WARNING: Virus Like Activity". I have recently had several virus' that were in files removed. Now I am wondering if it could be that there is something that is wrong with the way my files are being written that looks like I have a virus. I am trying to reinstall my scanner from an installation disk. That is when I am getting the message. (This time.) Any suggestions.

P.S. I am a computer novice!
 

Answer:install hardware problem

gigijoy63
You may have your security set very high in norton antivirus. Take a look in your option settings under bloodhound and make sure it is set to default. Also in the advanced section allow for programs loads.
Sorry I forgot to say under auto protect.
Let us know Dave

[Edited by davey7549 on 06-09-2001 at 03:41 PM]
 

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Each time I try to install new hardware (So far a memory stick, a barcode reader, a new mouse) I end up with the hardware wizard saying it cannot install it. "The data is invalid". Two of the above items are plug and play and the other had a driver which installed ok.

What can be causing this please?
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot install hardware

Did you get this resolved and can you post your findings?
 

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Toshiba u845w-

originally comes with win8; so naturally I changed Bios to legacy and installed windows 7... the laptop comes with a 32gb pci ssd and after win7 is loaded there is no room to even download updates, decided to order up a larger pci ssd to load windows 7 on and I have checked bios settting a ton of times and I now get 90% of install of win 7 and I get a "windows will not install on this hardware"....any clues?

I had windows installed with a 32bit win7 home and ive tried 64bit now but I cannot figure out what im missing...

Answer:WINDOWS 7 will not install on this hardware.

The 32gb SSD is a caching drive meant to speed up the hard drive, but they are installed in a RAID that needs a driver which apparently is not in the 64 bit Win7 installer. Since 32 bit performs better for >4gb RAM installs I would boot it's installer to reinstall your licensed version.

More found on this model missing RAID drivers during reinstall here: http://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/...ws_7_64bit_on/

A tutorial which explains reinstall where MSATA or Intel Smart Response (caching) technology is used: Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT - Windows 7 Help Forums

If you have further questions I'd ask in the tutorial comments section as Sandeep is expert on these types of installs, even for other makes than Dell. We also have others who can help you if needed.

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