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Question: windows 7 installation went wrong

Hey, guys,

I was tryin' to install Windows 7 on my laptop when it came up with a Windows Error Recovery. It told me that windows had failed to start maybe because of a recent hardware or software change, and it also suggested me to fix the problem by inserting the installation disc. Unfortunately, the disc drive of my laptop could not work any more. I tried entering the safe mode but it told me that windows could not be installe at the mode. the Last known good configuration wouldn't work, either. Would anyone please let me know what the rpoblem is and what I can do? Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: windows 7 installation went wrong

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Answer: windows 7 installation went wrong

What kind of laptop do you have, and did you verify that it met the requirements for Windows 7?

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Hi all, i have reinstalled the windows XP.
When i try to update the SP2 for the system, mircrosoft told me i am not using a right product key.

Then i follow the instructoin to download a KeyUpdate Tool and i put in the product key which under my notebook, it saids it is not the correct key for the windows that i am using.
At the compare product key site, it shows:

OS Version: Windows XP Professional
Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
Model: Satellite M60
Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-P6R2Y

It shows correctly the manufacture and the model.
However, i am using a Windows Xp Home Edition and the key from that CD is end with *****-*****-*****-*****-Q6JWG.
And the product key from my notebook is end up with *****-*****-*****-*****-GCFKM.

Then I download the Windows Product Key Update Tool and put in both the product key from the CD and notebook.
Both of them dosen't work. I want to know how can I update the Service Pack for my windows. Can anyone help? Thx!

What can i do for that? Thx!!!!!

Answer:Wrong Windows product key during SP2 installation

Hi

I have read some threads about similar problems with the OS key and the key changing has always helped?
Sometimes Microsoft rates the image keys as incorrect or invalid. Why? I don't know... it's Microsoft you know ;)

Fact is that the key on the CD cover can be used only to activate the installed Microsoft Works or OneNote software on the notebook. The key is not responsible for the Windows OS!
The key which could be used with Win OS is placed at the bottom of the unit.

Well, according to your message you used this key and now I?m a little bit confused?
I think you should make a call to the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country for clearing this problem?

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Hello all, after three years of owning a Y530 with wndows vista I decided to change the windows from vista to windows xp. All went fine. When I want to get on the internet the wireless adapter is not even showing up in XP. How do I set it up? Please help.RegardsTilikum

Answer:Ideapad windows XP installation gone wrong

Do you have any unknown devices in Device Manager? If all you have is an SM Bus Device or something, you need to install that first. For any unknown devices found, post their Device IDs below, and we can help identify the devices. This KB article should be able to assist you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314464

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I had all my files saved on the secondary Western Digital 160GB Sata HDD, it was listed first at the time... But I accidentally deleted the volume on it.. Is there a way to get those files back? I had photos, movies, music, some other important files. The whole reason for having them on that secondary drive was to save them (kicking myself), until I installed Windows 7 on the new 500GB Sata HDD... I got a copy of Paragon Partition Manager 11 Personal ... and going through the Undelete Partition wizard now... Any help? Suggestions? Thanks in advance!

PS. I just did the "delete" option in the Windows 7 installation section for "advanced options", the HDDs were there.. but I accidentally hit delete on the 160GB instead... That's all I did with the drive though.

Answer:Went through to Windows 7 installation, deleted wrong HDD volume..

To try and answer your question; yes and no. You can take the drive and try to have it professionally recovered. There are some companies out there that specifically recover data from these types of situations. This can be very expensive and no guarantee. I know this not what you wanted to here.

I have 3 hdd in my system and have made notations as to the location of each drive and how the OS see's each of them...ie 0 is hard drive 1, 1 is hard drive 2 and 2 is hard drive 3, which is the way I have mine installed in the hdd cage...I know that hdd 0 is the 1TB drive and hdd 1 and 2 are 320 GB for backups and data storage. Keeping in mind each drive letter that the OS assigns to each of them. So when a re-install of the OS comes along I know what hdd is what and where.

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Windows 7 installation hangs on blue wallpaper. What's wrong with my windows 7 OS. please help me pcreview.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs on blue wallpaper. What's wrong?

Follow these steps to fix a Blue Screen in Safe Mode

* Once booting start, select "Safe Mode" from the boot menu.

* Scan your hard drive by running your antivirus software. If the program locates an infection, move it to your vault or follow the on-screen instructions. After program completation, if a virus was removed, attempt to reboot your computer and see if this clears up the problem. If not, restart your computer in safe mode.

* Restore your computer to a previous point. Click on the "Start" button. Select "All Programs", "Accessories", "System Tools" and finally "System Restore". Choose a restore point on or before the last day your computer worked without error. Finally Reboot your computer to see if it loads correctly.



 

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Hey guys.
 
So I live in Ireland and when installing Windows 8, I set some language choices to Irish (keyboard and date/time), but language to English UK. In previous installations of Windows, such as Windows 7, this did not make apps show up with Irish language titles.
 
After removing Ireland from the Language options > Control Panel - Language, some apps went back to displaying in English. But other Modern UI apps, like the news still show up in Irish titles.
 
Have I missed a setting of some sort? I have attached a screenshot of my language options, just in-case i'm missing something.
PS: I have already rebooted a few times since changing these options.
 
Thanks!
 
EDIT: Fixed. The latest batch of Windows updates seems to have kicked it back into English. Thanks anyway!
 
 

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Answer:Changing language after installation - Windows Modern UI Apps have wrong title

Hi,
Glad to hear / read that all is well
Stay well and surf  safe

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Hello, I followed the steps in the page 5 of this document: http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5443866&docId=emr_na-c03995716&docLocal... The install_id it gives me is supposed to be like : 1249679, but I've got a number with 10 digits. When I try to input it in the site to have my license keys, it doesn't work. I used my local ip for the curl command (I have no internet connexion on my HP VM, maybe the problem is here?) Maybe I need a global ip for the registration, I don't know.  

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Some background: I recently installed a new SSD on my Dell Studio PC and cloned my hard drive to the SSD so that Windows 7 would boot from the SSD. However, to do this, I needed to delete (after backup) a lot of files before cloning so that the drive would fit.
After having a lot of issues, including my back up software suddenly not recognizing backups etc, I finally managed to restore most of my files. Part of the process I followed was changing locations of some user files (such as My Pictures) to the old hard drive.
Anyway, I have had lots of issues with Windows since, with losses of icons etc and programs not working, some of which I have now seemed to have corrected by restoring some of my files in appdata folder. However, I've never been able to bring all these files back as I get messages saying some cannot be moved due to security settings.
Now, I am unable to open files such as explorer.exe and control panel! One message said that the username I was logged in as had prevented me from access.
This all seems bizarre and confusing to me and any help would be appreciated.
Nb: I'm detailing this all from memory whilst on a train so specifics could be a bit fuzy. I can check error messages etc when I get home if that helps.

Answer:Everything's gone wrong after SSD installation! Help!

What cloning software was used?
 
Louis

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I'm re-installing Win 7 64bit from the Microsoft disc supplied with my computer, and have been following the clean install tut no.1649. All seemed well, but at point 16, when I had confirmed the timezone the next screen wasn't as shown, but the desktop (pic 18 of 19), and nothing else.
The screen resolution was was 800 x 600 and the best I can set it to via display is 1400 x 1050 when it should be 1920 x 1080. Also I am connected to the internet via an ethernet cable, but my screen is showing that there are no connections available.

I was obviously in trouble to re-install, and now feel I am deeper in the mire. Can someone please advise?

Answer:Installation gone wrong? - Help please

You followed the tutorial for Clean Install, ok?

Do you have the Graphics Card's Driver CD? Install the driver.

If you dont have, Go to AMD Graphics Drivers & Software, download the required display driver, and install it.

Everything will be OK, dont worry

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I installed Windows 7 Pro and by lameness checked Ultimate. Now windows pops up as counterfeit.

I really don't want to remove all my files and programs to reinstall Pro so they don't get wiped. IF I purchase Ultimate and install over what Microsoft says is the counterfeit windows 7 Ultimate version, will Windows still recognize the proper 7 Ultimate install and/or will everything get wiped anyway.

Thank you.

Answer:Wrong 7 version installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Pauljay


I installed Windows 7 Pro and by lameness checked Ultimate. Now windows pops up as counterfeit.

I really don't want to remove all my files and programs to reinstall Pro so they don't get wiped. IF I purchase Ultimate and install over what Microsoft says is the counterfeit windows 7 Ultimate version, will Windows still recognize the proper 7 Ultimate install and/or will everything get wiped anyway.

Thank you.



Welcome Pauljay to the windows forums.

If you have installed the ultimate version and you then go to MS and pay for the ultimate version, all you should have to do is to enter the code into your registration and it should then validate and you should be ok. Otherwise, I believe that you better copy all the data and anything else you want to save to an external device and then do a boot of the dvd and delete the existing partitions and then reformat and install the correct version.
Calling microsoft might help as they will be glad to sell you the ultimate version but I think that the PRO version is probably more than most people would need.

FWIW:
Rich

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Afternoone allim just upgrading from vista basic to ultimate today & i was under the impression that all i had too do was reboot the pc with the opperating disc in the drive, however ive tried this & i get the blue screen of death everytime?is there anyone with any idea where i am going wrong please

Answer:Vista installation, where im i going wrong.?

This link may help: click here

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I have an old install of XP left on an additional harddrive after I got a bigger drive and reinstalled... but now all of a sudden that's the only one it'll boot to! I had some other issues (caused, believe it or not by AVG).. and in the process of that I ran a repair installation over my new and proper XP.. with all the other drives disconnected.. and it was working fine, but as soon as I hook up the other drives... BLAM it's booting into the old install again. Now in disk management it's listed as the Boot Drive and the one that SHOULD be System is listed as active... i read something about making it active to make it boot from that drive... but it's not working.. what is the easiest way to modify where it boots from? I have been trying through the recovery console with fixmbr but that didn't work... i feel like there should be something more straightforward though!

note: the drive with windows that i want to boot off of IS listed first in the hdisk boot priority in the bios...
 

Answer:wrong installation of XP is booting

This may help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
Be sure your "Proper" boot drive is the one listed first in The BIOS boot order. The nomenclature can be confusing. For that matter, just switch the boot order and see what happens.
 

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I have a Dell Latitude D810 with Windows XP Pro SP3. A while ago I got a 60 day trial for Microsoft Office Professional 2007 from microsoft.com and it has expired. As a Christmas gift my family got me the Academic version of Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 with Accounting (for my parents).
I uninstalled the trial version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and installed the first disk of Microsoft Office Ultimate which installs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Groove, Publisher, Access, and InfoPath.
After I installed the first disk everything was running fine, but when I tried to install the second disk I recieved a message saying that the setup failed and it told me it had something to do with SQL Server. What is this? What does it do?
I thought that maybe I had to reboot my computer before I could do anything because I had installed the first disk. After rebooting, my computer said: "SQLDUMPER failed initialization your installation is either corrupt or it has been tampered with. Please contact the package vendor or uninstall then reinstall."
I can't uninstall Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 and so under the impression that I screwed the installation up somewhere I tried to use System Restore to go back before I uninstalled the trial version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007.
The restore was successful and I no longer recieved the message reading: "SQLDUMPER failed initialization your installation is either corru... Read more

Answer:New Software Installation goes Wrong!

Sorry for any confusion, but I did NOT undo the restore I made; my bad.
Can someone still help with my computer? If I have to install Ultimate again will it use up another of the three "computers" I am allowed to install it on allowed in the licence?
 

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Hello, this may be one of the most common sense mistake ever. I am using 8.1 64 bit system , and i stupidly installed windows 8 drivers on my mother board, what will i do? the system 32 seems to be corrupted or not functioning properly, whenever i will install the 8.1 drivers this shows up
also bios is not working properly you please read this thread i posted yesterday system32 and Bios problems

Help! thankyou in advance

Answer:HELP wrong installation of drivers

The bios loads way before windows loads..

restart your pc and keep tapping F2 or DEL key to enter bios setting..

or you can keep tapping F12 to enter the boot options menu to select, boot from setup media, then re-install OS and correct drivers

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I wish I could attribute this to someone other than me...
We have a new Dell XPS that came with XP installed. One our techs messed up the installed version of XP (long story). She asked me to reinstall XP with the disk that came with the computer. While doing the install, I accepted the default installation location, which was evidently the "D" drive. Of course, Office and everything else is having fits b/c its looks for default paths on "C".

Is there anyway to move XP to the C Drive without doing a full reinstallation? (please tell me there is)

If I do have to do a full installation to get XP on C, how do I get it off of D?

Can I change the drive letters using the Disk Mgt Option (i.e. change D to C), and is this a good option?

Thanks in Advance!!
~Ashley

Answer:XP Installation on Wrong Drive

Eh, with that much going wrong, might as well wipe the drive and put it all back on the right way, you'll probably just run into little nitpicky things down the road if you don't.

If there's any data on there you need, back it up and wipe it.

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago. I noticed in Control Panel / Programs & Features that about 30 programs have an "Installed On" date of yesterday when they were actually installed ages ago and another 20 or so programs have an "Installed On" date of 10 June when I upgraded to Windows 10. The rest on the dates appear to be correct. this also happens on my laptop I did a clean install on a few months ago so it looks like a bug in Windows. It's actually quite irritating since I like to sort my programs by date just to see if anything has been installed recently without my knowledge.

What's going on and why isn't Windows showing the actual installation dates?

Answer:Wrong Program Installation Dates!

You will probably find that yesterday you had a significant W10 update which has reset the dates on a number of your programs.

Look in Reliability History to see what has been going on. (Type reliability in the search box to access this.)

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago. I noticed in Control Panel / Programs & Features that about 30 programs have an "Installed On" date of yesterday when they were actually installed ages ago and another 20 or so programs have an "Installed On" date of 10 June when I upgraded to Windows 10. The rest on the dates appear to be correct. this also happens on my laptop I did a clean install on a few months ago so it looks like a bug in Windows. It's actually quite irritating since I like to sort my programs by date just to see if anything has been installed recently without my knowledge.

What's going on and why isn't Windows showing the actual installation dates?

Answer:Wrong Program Installation Dates!

You will probably find that yesterday you had a significant W10 update which has reset the dates on a number of your programs.

Look in Reliability History to see what has been going on. (Type reliability in the search box to access this.)

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I have 256MB-PC 100/133 module, can i use this to upgrade my IBM net vista 6792? Windows XP please help....

Answer:wrong memory module installation

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/IBM-...

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I just performed a clean install of win 8.1 (I couldn't take win 10 fonts anymore). All went fine but because I hadn't loaded Dell drivers yet, my wired internet wasn't working. So in order to connect with Dell and download drivers, I connected to my wireless.

No problem -- internet access worked fine and I was able to update all my Dell drivers. This caused my wired internet access to start working. It appears that the system made the wired connection my network (which I wanted) but it is still keeping my wireless router as the network name.

For example, if I display network connections, it shows Wi-Fi none; Wired Ethernet <name of my wireless router>

Is there anyway I can change that name??

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Hi everyone,

My computer used to have an HDD running XP. Recently, I got a new HDD and installed Vista 64-bit Home Premium on it. Since it happened a little while ago, I'm not sure quite what happened during the installation. Right now, though the Windows folder and all the program files are on the new drive, I have to have the old drive first in the boot priority, else Vista won't start up. I may have had the old drive first in the boot queue when I installed Vista, but I don't remember.

If I go to the disk manager, the new HDD has (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) next to it. The old HDD has (System, Active, Primary Partition). So it seems that some basic system files got on the old drive, but everything else is on the new drive.

I would like to eventually format the old drive, but I'm pretty sure that I won't be able to run Vista anymore. Any ideas what happened and how to fix without everyone's favorite cure-all: reformat and reinstall? Is there someway to move whatever system files are on the old drive to the new drive without all sorts of pathing errors?

In case you need it, here are some basic specs:
Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium, SP1
Old HDD: Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0, 500 GB
New HDD: WD VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS, 300 GB
MB: Asus M3A32-MVP

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Installation to wrong hard drive?

and welcome to the Forum

Do you get the option to choose Vista or XP when you start up?

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This is my first post, and I did a quick search and didn't see my problem, so I hope I didn't look over something that was already in here.Okay, I have a Toshiba Satellite S-...something or other, that, up until yesterday, was running Windows XP. I bought a usb 2.0 pc mcia card, but it wouldn't install correctly because I apparently didn't have SP-1 installed. I tried to install sp-1, and then restarted. XP loaded, and I made it to the login page, and I got an error. I forget the exact message, but it was something to the effect that it couldn't verify windows or a license I think. I clicked okay, and tried to logon, but I just got the message again.Figuring I messed up the installation, I restarted in safe mode, and did a system restore.Upon rebooting, I found that this didn't help.>.> Then I tried to tell the system to use the last known good configuration. (I think that was kinda dumb now, but I was flailing. ;_;)I restarted, and I saw the os loader screen, then a really quick blue flash, and then the screen went black, and it shut down. It stated to restart on its own, and just went in a loop. Os screen for a bit, blue flash, black, restart.It does this when I try to start in safe mode as well.Obviously, I can get into the bios and such, I just can't get windows to start.I started in one mode (I don't know which one, sorry) and it said that I had Windows XP SP-1, so I guess the installation was at least partially successful.I have the system restore discs that came ... Read more

Answer:SP-1 installation gone wrong, now XP wont start

Alicia:Yeah, when i installed service pack 2 for the first time, Windows XP would not let me log on till i activated Windows again, because it was 40 days past the date i originally installed Windows XP.  You can try starting the computer with the system restoration CD and doing a repair installation (that is, if this option is available on the restoration CD).  Then, you can reinstall the service pack and activate Windows if you are connected to the Internet (or call the Microsoft phone number indicated if you are not).http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspxIf the option to do a repair installation is not available, the only way to get to your files is to connect the hard drive to another laptop (or to a desktop computer with a laptop-to-desktop adapter) as a slave drive and copying the files you want to the other computer, so you can then copy them to a CD-R or DVD-R or other removable storage media.Doc

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago. I noticed in Control Panel / Programs & Features that about 30 programs have an "Installed On" date of yesterday when they were actually installed ages ago and another 20 or so programs have an "Installed On" date of 10 June when I upgraded to Windows 10. The rest on the dates appear to be correct. this also happens on my laptop I did a clean install on a few months ago so it looks like a bug in Windows. It's actually quite irritating since I like to sort my programs by date just to see if anything has been installed recently without my knowledge.

What's going on and why isn't Windows showing the actual installation dates?

Answer:Wrong Program Installation Dates!

You will probably find that yesterday you had a significant W10 update which has reset the dates on a number of your programs.

Look in Reliability History to see what has been going on. (Type reliability in the search box to access this.)

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I bought a Toshiba Satellite A200. During the starting I made a fault.
First screen I choosed French. Second screen I would choose french again, but as it is my first notebook I am not used to the touchpad, I made an error and the starting was made in german.Actually on the screen :
Land/Region Deutschland
Zeit und Wahrung Deutsch
Tastaturlayout Deutsch

Is there a possibility to stop the starting and begin all again in french ?
I don't understand german and everything must be in french.
Thank you for help

Answer:Set wrong language during installation on Satellite A200

Hi there,

you can do the following things:

1. Recover the machine and repeat the procedure, but this time do it RIGHT and choose french.

2. You can go to start -> systemsteuerung -> (something with "Regions- und Sprachoptionen") -> there you should be able to exchange the languages but I am not sure how to do it, because I have just Vista on english.

Good luck

bye

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I would be so grateful if someone could help with this basically I was trying to install drivers in win7 different to the ones windows wanted to install and to do so I read a thread on changing something in a policy I had to run a command which I now can't remember and need to change it back.
it was in gpedit.msc and the command read something like enable blocking windows automatic driver installation.
I have since found I could have done this simply in system... Bit late now huh

If anyone understands this vague description of what I've done.. Please let me know.
or if there is a way to set defaults back
cheers.
 

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Hi, i use a home made pc and running win xp pro with sp2. I recently upgraded my hard drive with a 200gb one as the previous one i had was to small. After installation the bios see the drive as 200gb but windows sees it as only 127gb. The drive has only one partition and was formatted using the ntfs. Is there any way i could get windows to see the drive at its correct size so i could utilize the unused space?

Answer:Hard drive wrong size installation

Visit the hard drive manufacturer's website.  Most, if not all, of them have info on their sites about hard drive size limitation issues and how to overcome that.

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Hello, wasn't really sure where to post this but...man.

Side note:this laptop was dropped or stepped on. ill explain in post.

So my buddy asked me to fix his toshiba and i have been having a great time. but sadly cannot get any operating system to load. Here follows the system specs, what ive done so far, and my main errors im receiving.
OS: windows 7 home premium bios version/date tosinv - insydeh20 version 1.50 12/15/09 system type x86 family 6 model 23 stepping 10 Proc: intel(r) core(tm)2 duo cpu t6500 @2.10 ghz MAIN PROBLEM HD: toshiba mk25555gsx

So i started off by using f8 to access windows boot command, would not run command prompt or repair.

So....I pulled out my personal windows 7 home premium disk to see if it would respond better to that repair menu or access the command prompt with the repair tools but everytime right before the installation menu it would hang up, similiar with the f8 command.

shortly after I received an error stating no valid devices are found and it would no longer read my windows 7 installation disk....system retry failed or something..

so I pulled out a box of old crap moved aside a yearbook and found an old windows 98 cd and precided to try cd booting with that which was a success.

so then i was messing with dos and deleted my partitions and fdisk exited right after...woops thought i would be able to recreate those parts....anyways it closed down and was no longer able to read the drive. prompting a> on start haha and a si... Read more

Answer:installation or hardware, you decide...lol sorry if in wrong thread

so i go to the toshiba website and they say there is a hidden partition on the drive...maybe im in the wrong forum now....darn lol so i just tried to check this x drive for errors and it says its write protected. usb ports on the laptop are failing...

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I currently have Java 8, update 25 (64bit). If I go to the Java website and want to verify java, nothing happens. When I want to print a coupon the coupon website (SmartSource) tells me "Java not installed" even though I meet the criteria for their "supported version" of the browser (IE10) and the operating system : Windows 7. I checked the Java control panel and it is enabled in the browser and the "allow scripting" is also on. This all happened fairly recently and I don't know why. I have uninstalled Java 8 update 25 (64 bit) and downloaded the offline version for a fresh start. It installed properly and it shows in my programs and features of windows. Still problematic. Any ideas?Thank you!message edited by geekiamnot

Answer:What is wrong with Java 8 update 25 (64bit) installation?

Looks like they've changed their minds recently, only a short while back it said that 8.25 was for developers and my 7.71 still says it is up to date. I suspect it makes little difference then - they are both dated Oct 2014. When it was working do you remember what version you had?If there are still old versions around they might cause issues but the Java uninstall Tool still requires you to verify so I doubt this will work either:https://www.java.com/en/download/un...I assume the IE10 you are using is the 64 bit version. Any reason why you prefer not to go for IE11 - just wondering if that might fix it?There are some general tips here:http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10...Interesting that they say the 32 bit version gives fewer issues - maybe it is worth a shot.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hi,

I have a new pc and I installed windows 10 64 bit, it went well but there were a few thing I wasn't sure about, one being that the time was wrong and would not correct itself

In the end I decided to reinstall windows as it was very quick the first time, when I got to the part about which drive /partition to install to there was drive 0 and drive 1, I have 2 drives: an m.2 ssd and a sata HDD, the m.2 ssd is the system drive. It was cut up into about 4 partitions I think so I just deleted them all and then tried to proceed, windows wouldn't let me install and after searching online for solutions I unplugged the other HDD and windows let me install on to the ssd (I don't understand this because there was no problem having the other drive installed before).

there are 2 things I would appreciate some advice with:

1: The time is still wrong and I don't know why

2: I now have a clean installation of windows 10 64bit again, in disk management it shows 1 partition for my system drive, I expected there to be multiple partitions like before, is this right that there is only one?

Thank you

Answer:installation partition question and wrong time after install

If you post a screen shot of disk management then we'll tell you why.
Screenshot - Take in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello,

I have a Satellite Pro P300-1BD

On the first start, when we install Vista (OEM Business), we do an error, and we choose the bad language (nederlands, and we would french)
How is it possible to correct that ?

I tried to make a recovery dvd, but this dvd only propose Nederland language to restore.

I tried to boot on the HDD recovery, but when I press F8 on start, the recovery process don't start

Thx

Answer:Satellite Pro P300-1BD - Chosen wrong installation language

Hi

> On the first start, when we install Vista (OEM Business), we do an error, and we choose the bad language (Nederland???s, and we would French) How is it possible to correct that?

I assume this is not possible anymore.
As far as I know the other languages are locked or deleted and you will be able to chose only the Dutch as language.

If you need the recovery disk in French then you will have to order it from this page:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Bye

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dears , i have Toshiba Satellite C50-a394 and when i installed windows 7 64 bit it shows me that the manufactrer is Panasonic not TOSHIBA so why ?

thanks and best regards

Answer:Satellite C50-A394 - wrong manufacturer label after Win 7 installation

Sorry but we don't know what have you done exactly and on which place you see other manufacturer name.
Where you can see this with Panasonic?
Have you installed Win7 using original Microsoft installation disc?
Do you use drivers from Toshiba support page?

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The operatin system is in English. Yet. all installation of Lenovo drivers is done in German with offering an option to select the proper language. How do I install the Lenovo software in English (or in another language for that matter)?

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I bought Satellite A-205- S4577 with Vista, but it's not working properly, so I installed XP SP2 and now in "graphic properties" "information" is written that video memory is from 8MB up to 32MB!!! If the memory should me shared from 8 to 244. What's wrong? I installed all drivers which I need, there is no problem in device manager.. I tried different types of XP, different kind of drivers - every time is the same...
Please help!

The system is:
Intel Core Duo T-5300
1024 DDR, Intel Chipset 945 GM

Answer:Wrong video memory is shown after WXP installation on Satellite A205

this is the report from properties:
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report

Report Date: 07/16/2007
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 15:10:26
Driver Version: 6.14.10.4814
Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 1013 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 32 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 8 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Speed: 1729 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 27A2
Device Revision: 03


* Accelerator Information *
Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1413
Current Graphics Mode: 1280 by 800 True Color (60 Hz)

* Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator *
Active Notebook Displays: 1
Non Active Televisions: 1

* Notebook *
Monitor Name:
Display Type: Digital
Gamma Value: 2.20
DDC2 Protocol: Supported
Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: Not Available
Vertical: Not Available
Monitor Supported Modes:
1280 by 800 (60 Hz)
Display Power Management Support:
Standby Mode: Not Supported
Suspend Mode: Not Supported
Active Off Mode: Not Supported

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Hi;

I need to do a repair of Windows but I do not have the original Windows installation cd. I lost it in a fire a years ago..Is there a workaround for this?

Help

Answer:Perform a Windows repair installation without the original Windows installation cd

Not without having a Windows installation cd.

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MBR issue was came in lenovo laptop. DVD writer are read some CD's not all CD's. but DVD are not reading. so i install the Windows Vista (Home Basic) from a bootable pen drive.
firstly i deleted all the drives and create the three partitions.
during installation process when it reach to option of installing updates before complete installation option, it restart. after restarted it again start the installation of windows if i have not removed the pen drive when it is restart.
so when it is going to restart after installing updates option, i have removed the pen drive then it come to complete installation option.
i have query why it again start the windows installation during installation process.
Is there any problem in hard disk. please suggest.

Answer:laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

I don't know which version of vista you have so you can see both options here.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
Repair Install For Vista
Both thanks to Brink.

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The problem occurs after Windows 10 installs the latest Windows 10 updates.  The first occurrence of difficulty produced deletion of all the Office applications from their respective directories.  The second occurrence produced a transition from
"activated" to "not activated' in Office.  Many, many numbers had to be read over the phone to Microsoft to regain "activated" status.  This won't do.

MARK D ROCKMAN

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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic but I think it is.

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. Recently I made the decision to restore my system to "out-of-the-factory" settings using the Toshiba program that came with the computer to do this. This went well.

when this was done, the computer restarted, and after the normal start-up screen, it began installing windows.

About halfway through this process, my brother decided it would be funny to turn off the computer in the middle of the installation.

when I turned the computer back on, it went to the windows installation again, but very soon an error message came up saying

"the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

However, after pressing OK, the computer restarts, but the same error message comes up, leaving me in a loop.

So is there anything I can do to fix this? Or does my brother owe me a new computer?

Btw I don't care about losing data, I have everythign backed-up on an external hard drive.

Answer:"Computer restarted unexpectedly....windows installation cannot proceed" installation loop.

I think you need to reformat C: (delete the partition) and (redo partition) using ntfs drive and restart the installation. Do you have a OS Windows Disk?

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem installing Windows Vista. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation". It completely freezes at that point and after 1 hour or so goes to a black screen where i can see nothing but my mouse pointer.

I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it's brand new Vista compatible. In fact it came with Vista installed and it was working perfectly fine until I decided to reformat it so that I could check if my new hd i tried installing was the main reason for this installation failure.

I saw a post with similar problems explaining that the BIOS was in need to be updated, but my BIOS is up to date and vista compatible.

My laptop specs are as follows:

Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600
17.0 inch Wide Screen UXGA+ TLLCD
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem,
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card
Can someone please help me out! Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista installation freezes at &amp;amp;quot;completing installation&amp;amp;q

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Hello,
I was trying to install windows XP home edition in my custom build desktop. Every time I tried to format my hard drive and install windows its coming back with not copying so many files from windows setup. Sometimes its copying the files when I pressed enter but sometimes I had to press esc to skip the file. I tried reformatting and every time it ended up in not copying some different files. These are the steps I have done so far
1) I replaced my optical drive with a brand new cd drive to make sure its reading the disc properly
2) I checked hard disk in BIOS hard drive test and its came back with no errors in it
3) I tried with 3 different windows installation disc to eliminate errors due to scratches on cd surface.

Could anybody please tell me what else I can do to complete my installation properly. Thanks in advance

Answer:unable to copy installation files during windows xp home edition installation. help ?

try 1 stick of ram until windows is installed.

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windows 10 was installed two days ago. Ever since my laptop has been extremely slow to wake up.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try to restart the computer, it takes me to a black screen with a bunch of computer gibberish on it and says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". In other words, I am getting a message from windows 7 telling me to reboot my computer without the windows 7 disc, but the computer WILL NOT reboot without the disc. When I click on "custom (advanced)" instead of "upgrade", it takes me to a page that says "where do you want to install windows?" with a blank box and a message at the bottom that says "no drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
I have tried everything in my capacity as someone who sucks with computers and need help from someone who doesn't. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc

What is the BIOS set to boot 1st from? (Hard drive, CD/rom, USB)

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

Answer:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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Comp Spec

CPU ? E6600
GPU-ATI 4780
MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0)
Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz

What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare.

First of all I attached the hardrive and installed windows 7 without a hitch. Then for some reason the installation got corrupted (I think in my haste I restarted the comp while it was installing a million updates). No problem I thought, I?ll format the hdd and install it again. This is where things started to go wrong.
First of all I got the bootmgr missing error when trying to install from the disk so I created a bootable usb pen and everything seemed to be going fine, however when the system reboots it hangs on completing Installation and after 5 mins or so I get the BSoD (restarts too quick of me to read) and the comp restarts. I?ve spent hours/days trawling the forums and trying various fixes but none seem to work for me


What I?ve tried

- AHCI is enabled
- Swapped an usb keyboard for an old one (whatever they?re called)
- Disconnected everything when window reinstall during installation that I can (keyboard, mouse
- Disconected everything I Can from the MB ? wireless adapter, 3 sticks of ram (Left with 1 stick of 1GB), optical drive
- Swapped gfx cards
- Booted in safe mode as far as I could and tried to disable the VGA display adapters.
- Run RAM tests ? passed al... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing InstallationĒ - Iím at my

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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Hi, all. I've loaded a driver into my Windows 7 Pro x64 installation, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation".

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

How do I force unsigned driver installation (without rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite)?

Answer:Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try booting into Safe Mode (F8 on startup) where you can choose to force unsigned driver installs in Windows 64-bit.

I think you can also do it by changing Group Policy parameters: Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7

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I just bought a new hard drive and a brand new Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disc and I am doing a clean install on the new hard drive. it seems that everything is going normal, but at a random time during the installation, the computer just shuts off. sometimes it doesn't even get to the installation when it shuts off. sometimes it shuts off in the middle of the "windows is loading files..." black screen. there are no beeps when it shuts off or when I turn it back on. there are also no error codes. whenever i turn it back on it simply acts as if it never tried to install windows and starts the boot all over from the disc. i have no idea what the problem is. Please help ASAP

Answer:Windows 7 Installation - Computer Shuts Off During Installation

Take a look at these posts:

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Can you post your specs
Filling out System Specs

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I keep hearing that Linux is very hard to install and it is hard to use
Well the hard to use is just reletive: If you are use to Nokia phones then a Motorola is hard to use

But as to the installation process it seems that Windows is actually harder (and extreamly dumb) when it comes to Linux

Be it to a BASE installation or a full-fledge desktop Linux winds hands-down on ease and on speed

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-387405-highlight-.html
 

Answer:Windows installation vs Linux installation

maybe as far as installing a fedora core 4, ubuntu, suse, or mandrake....but if you asked someone that has just installed windows before to go and install gentoo from scratch they'd have an anyeurism with all the stuff they have to do from the command line. Cause if it didnt pick up all the hardware right away things get tricky if you have no clue where to start to look to get things up and running.

Half the fun of installing gentoo or another linux distribution from scratch is the sense of accomplishment from setting up the OS *exactly* how you want it.
 

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Hello,Can you please help to get  Windows XP installation image,I've a Microsoft initialization key label on my T61 notebook, but unfortunately I don't have installation media. Regards,Modest Sokolov

Answer:Installation of Windows XP. Help to get installation image

I think you can buy a set of restore discs from lenovo, or if you want a winXP setup disc I have one that I've added SATA drivers and all the critical updates and the latest service pack. I might be able to send you a copy. You can send me a PM if you want to discuss it.





ThinkPad W-510 i7-820QM(1.73-3.06GHz) Quad Core... ThinkPad T500, T9900, 8gb SSD...FrankNpad T-60p/61p (X9000 2.8ghz) 8gb SSD ips FlexView...ThinkPad T-61p (T9300 2.5ghz) 8gb ram...Thinkpad X-61 Tablet 8gb ram.

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With Windows 8.1, I am now having problems displaying and importing jpegs.   They show in odd colors, with a lot of black in them.    This wasn't the case early on, but now jpegs are impossible to work with for me.   I
only use -- Windows Photo Viewer, and place them in WORD documents.  Nothing fancy.   I cannot find a resolution here or anywhere.  Can you help?
.....
This is crazy.  When I try to save the BAD image, it looks horrible (blue, purple, heavy black frame) on my screen in PHoto Viewer, but I import it here and it looks fine.  Please, help.

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To all -

My first post in this forum, but I've been around the block a few times building my own machines (and for others), but a month ago i ended up springing for a dell xps 8300 desktop b.c i got a great deal on a scratch and dent system with an i7-2600 processor, 1.5tb drive, and an ATI 5770 1gb graphics card.
So long story short I've added one component and upgraded one existing component. The first was adding an SSD drive to the mix, which worked out wonderfully (i boot from power off to desktop in 13 seconds). Very pleased.
The second seemed to be just as successful...I replaced the stock PSU (460watts) with an Antec 650watt continuous power PSU (certified and all). Reconnected all the cables, crossed my fingers, turned on the power supply...got the green light on the motherboard so turned on the computer and all was fantastic!!!
The catch is..........I didn't notice until hours later i'd not heard a sound from the computer in quite some time. Tested by playing a few songs and nothing.

Here's where i got lost. In the "playback devices" (right clicking on the audio icon in the task manager tray) it shows the music playing (as in the levels are bouncing up and down). First thought - i'm an idiot and plugged my speakers into the wrong hole.....not the case. Second thought - speakers could be toast - not the case. Tested speakers on mp3 player and tested the audio cable by plugging headphones in the front audio ports (th... Read more

Answer:Dell XPS 8300 desktop PSU upgrade gone wrong, horrible wrong....no audio!!

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So I have a T400.  P9400, Radeon HD3xxx (forget specifically), 4gb ram, other what nots. I recently installed win7 over vista, and when I ran thinkvantage to automatically grab all my drivers for me it installed drivers for the intel chipset graphics, rather than the better ati graphics. When I go totry and install any ati graphics it constantly tells me its not there, and under device manager it says only the intel chipset is present.  There is nothing under the install/uninstall menu for me to get rid of the drivers, so I can't uninstall those and install the ati ones over it. What makes this ridiculous is that when I first checked thinkvantage it told me that I had an ati card without drivers, and that I should get them. However it never installed them, now it cant find it, it says everything is great, and this is REALLY starting to piss me off.  What do?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Thinkvantage detected wrong GPU, installed wrong drivers, can't undo?

did you have the intel gpu activated rather than the ati graphics card activated?

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Hello all!
for 3 days now iv been trying to install w7 32bit.
i have read a lot of messages here about fixing my problem and non of them was a success.
When installing w7, after the first reset, the installation returns to the screen where it shows the progress of the installation.
the only thing left is "completing installation". it hangs on that screen for hours and wouldnt contoniue. i can move my mouse but it dosent give much help.
things i tried untill now:
1, disconnecting all drives beside the one i want to install w7 on it.
2. disconnecting a pci card of USB2 slots.
3. disable all usb controls from bios (my mouse and keyboard are connected with "blue" and "purple" connections)
4. disable floppy ( which does not exist)- which didnt solve the problem but made the installation much faster)
5. Change in the bios from PCI to PEG
Additional Notes: I have only one monitor which is a LCD TV which connected to the nvidia graphic card with DVI to HD cable. in the installation it shows that i have 3 partitions in this hardisk and i have only 2 as far as i know. the third one has a 8MB capacity, mybe its related some how...
I have seen that people gave suggestions about a utility which fixes the hardrive and maybe solve the problem, but i have no operating system to do so.
I dont know much about my computer and i dont have any operating system to check it. i only know that i have intel core 1.8 ghz, 2gb ram, some gigabyte motherboard,... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 32bit installation freezes at "completing installation" (AGA

Is it the stage where it freezes ?
Which process of installation are you trying ? Are you upgrading your XP installation with windows 7 ; or you installing 7 with formatting the C drive ? Sometimes upgrading takes enormous time to be completed compared with clean install .

You follow this tutorial : Clean Install Windows 7 ... follow steps 6, 7 and 8 carefully , I hope there would not be a further problem . All the best

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Last night, My MS Paint GUI went screwy.

It looks like it is out of Aero mode or something, but Aero troubleshooter found no problem & everything else is fine. I was having an issue with a video game for PC (full screen) which normally fiddles with the Windows theme, but I honestly dont know.

I dont like the adjusted look, and fear this is one of those simple problems with a insanely complex solution.

Thanks in advance, back later

:3

This image shows what it should look like (Top) and what mine now looks like (Bottom).

Answer:MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown

I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but I have to ask because it's not mentioned: have you rebooted?

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Hi
I have been trying to install windows 10 since launch day. However i have been somewhat unsuccessful.
Win 10 installs successfully but when the computer does the setting up of Apps at its first run it crashes to BSOD - KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
I am computer competent and have tried a multitude of things to try and diagnose the problem. Minidump files point to ntoskrnl.exe error which may be being caused by a driver compatibility issue.
Comodo Internet security is a driver also shown in the minidump files which i have also disabled in safe mode . issue still occurs.

I have installed 3 times and rolled back to previous rebuild the same times.

FYI - All my drivers are up to date

Computer -
Dell Vostro 430
Intel Core i7 CPU
4gb RAM

i have attached dxdiag info and the mini dump files.

If anyone can help me figure out what is causing the BSOD after installation that would be great.

Thanks
Stephen

Answer:Windows 10 installation from Windows 7 Pro - BSOD after installation

Anyone?

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Whilst performing a Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 update on my ASUS Vivobook S200E, an option popped up asking me whether I wanted to reboot my computer.
 
I chose "Reboot later", and then manually restarted the machine. (Apparently this might be the cause of the error since there are graphic drivers that get deleted during the update that get replaced when being restarted)
 
After doing this, every time I booted, I would see the ASUS splash screen as if the computer were booting normally, and then the screen would go black.
 
At this point, I turned the machine off, and tried using Shift+F8 to open the Advanced Startup Options. Here, I tried using command prompt and running "bootrec.exe /fixmbr", which seemingly had no impact on fixing the issue.
 
After this, I rebooted, and tried entering Safe Mode.
 
Whilst doing this, on the first driver that loaded, there was an error and the BIOS menu was brought up.
 
I quit the BIOS, not feeling at all qualified to handle whatever it was and the computer restarted, saying that the a driver was either corrupted or missing (I do apologise, the computer did this too quickly for me to take notes of the exact driver)
 
Ever since then, the ASUS logo flashes up for two seconds tops, and there appears to be no way of entering Advanced advanced startup settings - pressing ALT-F9 still gives a blank screen, as do Esc and F2. Have tried the ASUS diagnostic link (http://support.asus.com/diagnosis/Step1.aspx?SLan... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 Update gone badly wrong (Boot issues/Black Screen of De

I am experiencing the exact same thing. Am in the process of resetting my Samsung notebook to factory settings. Any luck or responses in your end?

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i was wondering if there is any software i can go from my pc from windows xp to windows vista, is there any software where u can switch windows, like for example on windows xp and vista u can switch user accounts, but i wanna switch windows, if u know what i mean
 

Answer:windows xp and windows vista softwares request, sorry if i post in the wrong place

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Hello,

my computer has been dead for the last few days so to speak. For two days ago I turned on my computer - it started up just like any other day. I saw the Desktop and bang, blue screen of death. This has not happened since I installed Windows on my new SSD Harddisk (I'm running with two disks, one SSD for Windows and a HDD for everything else), so I simply started my computer again. (My computer worked just fine last weekend, no problems at all. I had a Windows Update and then this happened..).

During the set-up it stopped after the Motherboard-image - I had to chose between starting Windows Normal or repair it. Starting Windows normally does not help - it just give me BSOD right before or right after hitting the desktop. (Sometimes even before the Welcome-screen). So choosing to repair Windows during the setup is the only thing I can do.

By doing so, Windows searches for errors. I get the following error codes:
0x0
0x490
..and some with 6 f's.

(Today and yesterday I only got 0x0, which apparently stands for 'unknown').

Hitting F8 during setup and loading Windows in safe-mode (/secure mode?) does not help either, I get BSOD here as well.

I have tried to change the boot location (different disks and from CD). As a standard, its booting from my harddisk - all though it's booting from the wrong disk (the HDD). When I'm choosing the SSD I can't get any further and I get the message: "Missing Bootmgr..".

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Answer:Windows Error and BSOD - Windows Update installed on wrong drive (?)

Update: By booting from the disk I managed to see the desktop and I have now opened my computer in fail-secured with CMD.. oops, BSOD . Dangit.

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Have been facing very weird issues with microsoft websites since today morning. None of the microsoft websites open on my tablet Windows 8.1 and laptop windows 8.1 since today morning. Even my Windows Update and store have stopped working. Surprisingly all those websites open on my other Windows 7 laptop.
Tried to Refresh Windows 8.1 on my tablet from the settings. Still getting the same Windows update error. Now when i try to activate my Office 365 subscription on my tablet, the website does not open.
I am using the same net connection on all my devices through my home wifi router.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Update Error 8024402c / None of the Microsoft websites open on Windows 8.1 devices. What could be wrong?

Please check below link maybe it can help you. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...1-f1a2d8c308ba

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I push the button to turn on the computer, get the 'Starting windows' graphic than screen goes blank. Sometimes it starts, sometimes it don't . When it don't go to the login screen, I get the black screen, than a blue screen saying its checking the disk for errors, it restarts once or twice and goes to the screen that says it was shut down incorrectly and give options to start Windows Normally or 'safe mode'.
If it does go to the login screen I have to wait 25-30 minutes for that to appear. I login and wait another 20 minutes. Finally I get the desktop, The task bar and themes from windows 98 come up instead the clear ones for windows 7. The Antivirus says i need to update it every time I do get the desktop, and I get 2 error messages...
1. "Failed to connect to a windows service
Winodws could not connect to the Group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond."
2. Location is not available - Config/systemprofile/Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the internet or network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located the information might be moved to a different location.
I have tried to look for solutions on here and scanned the computer with Comodo Av, Hi... Read more

Answer:What's Wrong with this Computer? Windows 7 With Slow Start up,Windows 98 theme.

What happened prior to this issue happening?

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Hi to the group. I am having a problem figuring out why I no longer can run regedit from the run bar in search. The search gives an error message that regedit can't be found in C:\windows\system32 which I can understand because its actual location on my computer is in C:\windows and opens properly when I do so from that location. has this application been moved in some way so that it can no longer be found where search expects it to be?

Answer:Regedit--windows searches in wrong directory (windows\system32)

Have you tried clearing (deleting) the things from the run command? Maybe someone typed it in wrong & now it wants to open that all the time.

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Hi everybody,
since friday we have a strange problem with some clients and ARP answers. We notice that our switch recognize wrong MAC addresses on some ports.
We use wireshark to see what happens and we get the following:
5 clients:

172.30.71.6 (XX:XX:XX:F7:52:75)172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8)172.30.63.1 (XX:XX:XX:c2:b0:b9)172.30.14.1 (XX:XX:XX:88:c7:4f)172.30.59.1 (XX:XX:XX:7b:67:4d)
Wireshark runs on client 1 (172.30.71.6, promiscuous mod off)
Client 5 (172.30.59.1) send a broadcast arp question (who has 172.30.41.1 - tell 172.30.59.1) and client 1 (172.30.71.6) is sending ARP replies with src = XX:XX:XX: 38:d1:a8.

172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) is offline (network cable removed) and 172.30.71.6 has no entry of 172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) in his arp cache.
The clients run Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Why we get these phenomenon and how can we solve it? Is there maybe a problem with some updates of the last patchday? 

Thanks for the reply and kind regards

Bernd

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So i am installing Windows 7 Home Premium x32-bit to my laptop, which right now has Ultimate installed. I am trying to do a clean install. Every time i go trough the options, i never receive the window asking for type of installation (upgrade or clean install). image related.

I don't know if it's because i am have no way to upgrade. I tried this on another laptop that had windows vista, and it did not give me the option either. After installing Windows 7, i had some previous files show up on my newly install windows 7 laptop. I am planning on selling my laptop, and i don't want any of my files on the PC.

Thank you.

Answer:Installation of Windows 7 "no option for custom installation"

Download Darrick's Boot and Nuke (DBAN). Use it as input to a program like ImgBurn to create a bootable CD.

Boot it. When you get to the prompt, type autonuke and press Enter. Let it run for a few minutes. That will wipe out the MBR (Master Boot Record) and the Partition Table so the drive will be unallocated, unformatted (RAW).

Now start your install by booting the Win 7 install DVD. It will take care of everything for you and there will be nothing left of your data.

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I can't seem to install Windows 7 on my PC after I installed my new ASUS EAH5450 Series
graphics card,but before I installed the card Windows 7 works perfectly fine on my PC,here's what i've tried to do

1.Restore BIOS Settings to default
2.Wipe the WHOLE hard disk
3.Remove the graphics card and try to install Windows 7

none have worked so I tried to check my PC with "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor" and the results came out,everything is compatible except my software which i will CLEAN install not upgrade.

My Spec is
Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU E6300 2.80GHz
RAM 2GB DDR2
Graphics card is (OnBoard) nVidia GeForce 7050
and like I said I installed ASUS EAH5450 Series (1GB DDR3)

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs on "Completing Installation"

you might want to go back and make sure your bios settings are configured correctly, default is not necessarily optimal or correct.

formatting the drive in the window's installer is a good thing.

try it again from the top after confirming the bios settings. if you have all sata drives you might want to make sure ahci is enabled.

also you might try disabling the onboard video. if you can see the install process on the new video card it should be fine. also i am thinking that having both enabled should not be an issue, but it might be a driver conflict. having only one enabled simplifies things.

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-background-
i run windows 2k pro sp4
i was away for the weekend and when i got back my computer started switching itself off... just turning off. no warning/no beeping.

i thought it could be over heating - its running hot when doing (edit) CPU intensive things but im sorting the fans out at the weekend - its running ok without turning off now that the side is off.

anyway...
since this started happening when i turn on, or restart the computer the date is wrong. it is always 2 years wrong.

the date(day/month) is correct so is the time but the year is 2005 not 2007

i have already
-replaced the battery on the motherboard
- problems still happen, date is wrong at startup.
ive checked the cmos date and set it correct when i replaced the battery,

cmos date time is correct at start up just wrong when i get in to windows.

anyone have any ideas what could cause that? as i haven't got a clue. im not useless with computers so any other details that might be needed could be given.
thanks for any help...
 

Answer:Windows date wrong every time i start windows

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I would like to report that my system time is constantly being reset to 2005 every time the system boots up (Windows 2000 machine). However, I seriously doubt that it is a CMOS / battery issue. If I change the year to 2007 and then reboot into safe mode the year is correct (2007).
 

Answer:Windows date wrong every time I start Windows II

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ok i bought a pos dell for christmas and everytime it boots up it has the system 32 folder pop up. there are also certain windows in the startup tab of system config that put tehmselves back in even when u uncheck them that relate to the system 32 folder.... should i run a scan with hijack this and see paste the log?

or is it just something in the registry i can take out... im attaching a screenshot of what wont go away in system config

the highlighted items are what wont go away...

thanks alot...

no rush for a response its no emergency just a neusance

Answer:What The [email protected]#& Is Wrong With Windows Now??

See whats there.Should be empty.
Unless you want it to be there.

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I've been doing it for while different passwords to make pin nothing has worked I've on and on but nothing so please help me.IT MEANS A LOT THANKS

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Hi all,
i have discovered something about my Windows 7 OS.
I am using x64 on a toshiba satelliteLd305 model with 3GB ram. It came originally with Vista though. Im having a problem with the machine in that every sooo often it freezes up and i have to select the option to restart WINDOWS EXPLORER (NOT THE MACHINE, JUST EXPLORER). I have been forced to try several versions of this OS, which works perfect on other machines but does not on mine.

now i feel i need to reinstall the OS again. i need some help. what could be the cause of this?

in addition i get the blue screen error quite often, mostly after coming out of hibernation.

Answer:Windows 7 X64. Right or Wrong?

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the instructions here and attach to your next post
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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Hi Everyone... Just about an hour ago my pinned taskbar and start menu items have dissapeared; when i right click desktop>new> i got nothing displayed =(Empty). Some people told me i might be missing couple files about the taskbar thingy, They asked me to find Appdata. Later i found out that i also can't see hidden files. The thing is that i can right click taskbar and say ]] click pin this to task bar; and than it doesn't do it. Same thing with >show hidden files. And then when i check back again, its on don'T show hidden files.

This thing happened during the process of fixing another issue about Nvidia giving random crashes. I seem to have fixed that. The process of fixing it though(in case you may need to know) took me through a series of restarts, uninstallation and reinstallation of all drivers.

When i open an existing text file and go file>new and then save that file to desktop. It seems to work, but for some reason ex: i cant go right click on explorer new->>::

I was wondering if there is any way of fixing this without like, system recovery since i think it may trigger Nvidia issue back again, which i really don't want.

Extra Info: I read about something on some site. It told me to check the Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer on Regedit. I think im missing some files. I only seem to have a file named SessionInfo under Explorer Tab.

Help me fix this thing please...

Answer:Something Wrong With Windows 7

I have a question.
Does this happen in safe mode?
Have you tried running SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker ?
Does the machine seem to stutter, lag?
Does it seem like one minute its fast and the next its slow?

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every time that i use more than a couple of windows\programs, the explorer(not the internet explorer) malfunctions and it says that it needs to be terminated.
what to do?
 

Answer:[B]what's wrong with my windows???[/B]

Hi

Try these

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822797
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319124
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320563
 

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Ok, So I have a dual boot XP/7 setup going. They both worked wonderfully together until I managed to screw it up. This has me completely stumped

So I needed to reclaim my 2tb raid 5 array from 7 and give it all back to XP. I used acronis disk manager to move the 7 partition to another drive(about 127gigs) and XP continued to work fine. However, 7 tweaked balls because all the drive letters were wacked. So I decided to move it back(here's where the fail starts). Using acronis again, I moved the partition back exactly like it was before in XP. Rebooted. Bootmgr is missing, CTRL.....

#(%#$_*#_$*)%)*$
So I pop in the 7 install disc, repair and 7 is good to go again, but I can't boot XP up now, at all. Tried to add a boot option with Vistabootpro for XP and it just restarts the computer.
I uninstalled the "vista" bootmgr and told it to go back to xp, then it says that NTLDR is missing.....

How do I get rid of 7 and get XP working again?
EDIT:Might I add
With the XP disc in, The XP install that's normally "C" is now "F" and the 7 install which was "D" is now "C"
 

Answer:Windows 7 gone wrong

Implied swearing is not allowed in the title, ur gonna get canned.
 

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Hello, yesterday i turned my PC on and when i tried to open 'My Computer' it took forever to find it (the torch moving left and right appears). That's not all, when i started Internet Explorer nothing happened, not even error messages. When I try to start a game nothing happens either. Also, when i try to turn the PC off, the icons and everything else but the desktop wallpaper disappear and it won't turn off. When i go i safe mode, however, everything works fine. I tried system restore a few times, but no result. Oh, i forgot to say that i can access Disk 'D' and Disk 'C' separately (via task manager), and all the files and stuff are there. Help, please!

Answer:What is wrong with my Windows XP PC?

Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model, or at least the model, of your mboard. The model of a brand name system is usually on a label on the outside of the case, or if it's a Dell system, go here to find your Service tag number, tell us what it is:http://support.dell.com/support/top...or if it's a HP or Compaq system, Go here:http://partsurfer.hp.com/Scroll down a bit.Find the similar label on the outside of the case.Quote the- specific model number - at the end of the first line- the Product Number - p/n - on the third lineThe model of a mboard in a a generic desktop system is usually printed in obvious larger characters on the surface of the mboard, often between the slots, or near the center of the mboard.Some computers show a screen with the model number on it while booting the computer....Also, if that's not obvious when you supply the above info...- how much ram is installed- which cpu (processor) do you have, and what speed does it run at ?......What is the size of your C partition, and how much free space is left on it ?........There are often many startup programs that are loaded or that are going to be running in the background when you boot normally that do not get loaded or run in the background when you load Windows in Safe mode.Those programs tend to use the most cpu % when you have started up the computer for the first time on a particular day.The cpu % used by those programs diminis... Read more

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Hello, I just did a new pc build from scratch. Here are the specs -
GPU: saphire r9 390
CPU: 8 core amd 3850
MOBO: asus m5a99x evo 2.0
Samsung 250g ssd
So i installed windows 10 on it and man is this gawd awfully slow. I think there may be an issue, hardware is running fine, nice and quiet, only thing is the OS is running on windows 10. First off, my OS was installed on my 250g ssd (should be super fast) but not only did the install take 3 hours but it takes forever to boot up (like 5-10 minutes). Everything i do or click on stops responding, takes 2 minutes to bring up the internet, its taking forever for everything. This is the slowest thing i have ever worked on. I looked at my drivers cause i was thinking it might be my drivers (which idk why it would make it THIS slow) but i checked anyway. The only thing listed in display drivers is the windows basic driver. i managed to get to the driver website and took about 20 minutes. downloaded the drivers and cant seem to install it (cause it doesnt even recognize the amd gpu). Any help? I have no idea why this is so slow. It was an expensive computer.

Answer:What is wrong with Windows 10?

Try running memtest to check your ram is ok first.

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Hey guys I was on my pc and i turned it off ,but now when i turned it on all i get is No siganl on my monitor and the pc keeps beeping the whole time like 3 seconds between each beep. Can you tell me wut is rong????? pleez?
 

Answer:I need help on what is wrong with my windows xp pc!

If you post in the right forum you will get more help. Also a more descriptive thread title might help. I have moved this to the correct forum for you.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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So my computer was working fine until I turned it on around 12 today. Loaded up the computer and the Windows Classic theme appeared not the default XP theme. I open up appearance and the Windows XP theme has mysteriously dissipated! I load up ventrillo and no sound! So I checked my sound settings and my computer can no longer detect my sound card. I tried to open AIM to get help from a friend and AIM closes automatically. So I open up even viewer and there are no errors until around the time I turned on the computer. The error reads .... :

"The COM+ Event System attempted to fire the EventObjectChange::ChangedSubscription event but received a bad return code. HRESULT was 80040201."

& "The COM+ Event System failed to create an instance of the subscriber partition:{41E90F3E-56C1-4633-81C3-6E8BAC8BDD70}!new:{D3938AB0-5B9D-11D1-8DD2-00AA004ABD5E}. CoGetObject returned HRESULT 80070422."

I've had my fair experiences with computers and am used to fixing them on a daily basis but I have never seen this and would like to avoid a format if possible.

Also I went to system restore and ironically the last and ONLY system checkpoint was today 5 minutes after I turned on the computer and I know I have created restore points before this.

Answer:Windows XP gone wrong! Need help!

I got the same problem but there's more for me not only does the windows log in the "clasic theme" and most of my applications don't work, the first thing I tried is restarting (this resulted in multiple restarts at the windows loading screen), after this I tried f8 (every tipe of boot and mostly it worked with "last known good configuration that worked"), when I finally booted normally I tried to unrar something or use an application, most of these things resulted in restarts (after I turned off the sistem failure restart setting they resulted in blue screen errors).I've tried a full format and install a fresh copy of windows sp 2 but it just won't install right and sometimes I get error in bios(after it formats the hard drive selected and starts to copy the windows files an error ocurs either skip abord or retry,normally I abord and try again but sometimes it does the same things for more than 3. I really need some help on this....

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Hello guys!
I found error in my windows 7 !
when I joined windows 7 to the windows server 2003's domain I got this error and I can't resolved it!

Answer:What's wrong with my windows??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by it2009yashar


Hello guys!
I found error in my windows 7 !
when I joined windows 7 to the windows server 2003's domain I got this error and I can't resolved it!


You need to point your computer to that DNS server, not the one it is now pointing to.

I assume it works at home, or on another network but not that one?

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those black buttons/icons are not supposed to be black i think it is something to do with the video drivers. restarting the computer will temporarily fix it.
 

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Since my update to the final Windows 10 version the previously installed Windows 10 ADK is now showing all the files as 0 bytes in size. I deleted them as they are worthless now. Re-Downloaded the Windows 10 ADK setup.exe but will not install. Immediately comes back with "Cannot verify integrity of downloaded files" error. Tried downloading and installing multiple times but always the same. Getting a similar error on the Windows 10 SDK also related to x86 Software Dev application file as it "cannot find file" but also cannot seem to download the file. Manually directing it to the correct file does not work either. Anyone else with any of the above happen to them, or similar. The 0 bytes only affected the ADK files only. Tried installing the 8.1 ADK and it will install but gives "Cannot run on this Operating System" error when attempt to use any of the files. It's a long shot but does anyone think the Win7AIK may work. Just need to temp use the deployment cmd prompt as dism will not mount a wim file for the running system from normal cmd and gets error 5 access denied. Was able to run all of the above just fine until the update. Is this something MSFT is doing on purpose?+

Answer:What's wrong with the Windows 10 ADK?

Where are you downloading the ADK from?
I think the latest link is here:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=526740

which is on this page:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/win.../dn913721.aspx

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On all my computers, I downloaded the updater from microsoft website. It showed me that I am not using the latest version of Windows 10, so I used this updater tool, but it will just Download Windows, then Verify and then Download again, and then show me an Error code.
The same thing (Downloading>Verifying>Downloading>ERROR) also happened to me when I try to use the Media creation tool for clean installation . . .

Its really annoying that they give you this software that you can do nothing in case that something goes wrong.
I cant get a clean ISO now to clean install Windows and I have problems with this software . . . what the hell?

Can't they simply provide a freaking link to an ISO download instead of their SH!##Y not working tools?

Answer:Is something wrong with Windows 10?

mibaup said:

Can't they simply provide a freaking link to an ISO download instead of their SH!##Y not working tools?



Using your words: Can't users simply download an ISO image instead of their SH!##Y "not working" posts?

Method One in following tutorial is to download latest official release ISO (version 1607), Method Three to download latest Insider Preview ISO: Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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Hello, I just used ProduKey to get a Windows 7 Home Premium Key off of a hard drive with a corrupt OS. However, when I try to activate Windows with this key, it tells me that it is a key for the wrong version of Windows. I installed W7 Home Premium, 64x, and updated to SP1. The ProduKey key says that it is for W7 Home Premium, SP1. I don't know why the key is not working. Could the bit version matter? ProduKey doesn't tell me the bit version. Thanks in advance.

Answer:ProduKey Windows Key, Wrong Version of Windows?

The produKey software shows the OEM SLP key that is the key OEMs use to image the pcs . You would need to use the COA key which is found under the battery or on the bottom of the laptop .

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..I have to right-click and select "open" to be able to, well, open(or explore) a folder! It's kind of a hassle. The only "tweak" I remember doing before this happened was changing the default folder icon(which didn't work!) in Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File types -> File folder -> advanced -> Change icon. Help, please!

Answer:Something's Wrong With Windows Explorer

Perhaps returning the system to a date before you attempted the change will cure it.System Restore is a feature of Windows XP that allows you to restore your computer to a previous known working state in the event of a problem. This is done without loss of personal files or data such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, music, images, etc. This feature is enabled by default and runs in the background making backups after certain events happen on your computer. System restore functions are only available to an administrator of the computer, therefore if you are not an administrator, you will not be able to follow this tutorial.Windows XP System Restore Guidehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-xp-system-restore-guide/

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I currently install new hard drive of 500 gb and I reinstall windows Xp on it but this windows Xp is older version without any service packs. So I did massive updates after it was install but my main drive only shows 127 gb as the space but it should show up to 500 gb. Like I said all the updates and service packs So how do I get my main drive c:\ to show 500 gb?
 

Answer:Windows XP, wrong HDD capacity?

Why don't you go to My Computer & right click your Crive & on the resulting menu click Properties & show us a screen shot.
 

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I returned from holiday to find my computer stuck in startup mode - it is a Windows 7 Dell Pc with 6gb RAM.Even in safe mode it was slow,but I ran Checkdisk and then Malwarebytes. It found a Trojan. I can now get into Windows but it is still very slow, and locks up very quickly. It is better in safe mode. Sometimes I can't even do Control Alt-Delete. I tried to do a clean boot using msconfig.exe but msconfig.exe is blank when I go to open it. Sometimes programmes such as word take 10 minutes to open. Any ideas what is wrong? I thought hard disk failure but in safe mode, for half an hour say, it works fine. Then all gums up.

Answer:Windows very slow, often goes wrong

do a disk check.if thats ok, considering you had at least 1 trojan, i might just save my files and run a reimage from one i made earlier, or a factory restore. a reimage or factory restore will wipe the C; drive and install your system to the day you bought it, or made the image.that would certainly counter any software/virus/trojan issues.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I just reinstalled windows on my computer and honestly it got to a part that I didn't really know what I was doing. It was talking about "partioning" which I dont think I want. Does that mean it put windows on half of my computer? Im not really sure what was going on. when i would go into computer it would have something extra next to the C: drive, and it had a red bar. Well anyway I re-installed in again and somehow I got rid of that, but now it says I have 72.4 GB. That can't be right, is it? I thought I had a lot more space before I re-installed. Now I feel stupid for doing that. Is there something I can do?I have a dell inspiron e1405, w/vista home basicThanks to anyone who can help me!

Answer:Just reinstalled windows, think I did something wrong.

>GParted< can non-destructively resolve your disk partition issues.

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I don't know if I do right or wrong.That is my first time participating to a forum so please help me.Thank you.
My operating system is windows XP home. I tried to download a movie from my camcorder Sony DCR-TRV460 on my PC (compaq 5410CA) I COULD NOT.
Looking through Visually windows XP from marangraphics,I followed the instructions given under "Start windows movie maker" (pages 157,158 and 159) and noticed the following on my PC:
when I pushed record I got Record: Audio
Video: (none)
even if I tried to change device,pushing on change device.
Normally according to the book I should read:
Record: video and audio

My question is: WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY XP HOME VERSION?

[email protected]
 

Answer:What's wrong with my windows XP home

this may be a thread you should move[via edit post] to a more specialised forum like the Digital Imaging forum at this site.
 

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Have just been in the chill out room where a problem came up that someone might have come across already.
I was in an old machine with XP and tried to open some files but was referred to the Windows File Association site http://shell.windows.com/fileassoc/*****/***** which lead me to a site that was supposedly a Microsoft certified partner or suchlike.

Now it offered a scan but after it ran it then prompted me for money to do the clean up.

A couple of members have advised me that the scanner - SpeedyPCPro is a fake one.
So anyone else come across this little app?

Answer:Something wrong in Windows site

Have a look here:

speedypc.com | WOT Reputation Scorecard | WOT (Web of Trust)

A Guy

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I have Windows Media Center Edition w/2005 Rollup 2. When I go to system in the control panel, the window shows Window Media Center Edition Service Pack 2. Why does it do this?
 

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Hey
I have a Laptop and it was Windows 10 32bit then i updated it but when i started it said i need to put in the Product Key.
I wrote the Product Key in from the back of my latop but it says its wrong pls help

Answer:Windows Product Key is wrong

Did you buy it with Windows 10 32bit or was it a free upgrade?
You say you 'updated it', please say to what and how you did the update.
The product key on the case is the OEM 'spare' it will not be the one that was used for the factory install. The product key will have been the factory OEM and pre-activated. (Royalty key if a big brand name like Dell, HP etc)
Please say what version of Windows is on the COA sticker on the case.

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I thought I understood how to burn a disc, but evidently, i don't.


I tried burning some files onto a DVD and windows 7 won't finalize it. I chose the regular burning method (mastered) so it would act like a normal disk.

HOWEVER, when i put the disc in, it's listed, and says there's data on it, and there's free space, but when you open it, nothing is there. AND I CAN STILL ADD TO IT!

same if i finalize a disk done in the USB type mode too.


no matter what i do, it doesn't actually close the session and i can keep adding to the disk.

does this even make sense?

Answer:WTF is wrong with CD/DVD/BD burningin Windows 7?

Here, this is a FINALIZED disk, Shouldn't it say 0 bytes of 32MB free? and this is what it shows up as:

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I had to use the repair option on the XP disk because some of my .dlls had been corrupted/edited by some stupid program I installed recently. Unfortunately, after it was done repairing, and it got to the Windows XP install menu, I rebooted my computer because I thought I choose the wrong option; later I found out that menu shows up after the repair has taken place. Now, after I boot my computer I get to that same install screen, except nothing loads, it's just a blue screen (not blue screen of death), just the blue background that the install menu should be over. I also tried repairing it again, and I still can't get into that install menu. I also can't boot in safe mode, and I can't boot normally because it goes right to that install menu (and then doesn't load).

The screen I am referring to is shown on this website: http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm (THE LAST IMAGE).

Answer:Windows Repair Gone Wrong

Sounds like you might have a SATA drive but no SATA driver installed ... you'll need to check your Install CD that came with your motherboard or use an SP1 / SP2 version of the XP CD.
as you boot you'll note that there's a prompt at the bottom of the screen that says to press F6 to install any drivers ( sorry don't remember the exact expression .. but it's just after all the files start to load from the CD and way before you get to the point where they ask you what you want to do. Have the driver ready on the Motherboard installation CD or a Floppy Diskette for the install package to find, when asked

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i just bought this computer in January 2011 and had a lot of problems w/ it.

1) At first it wouldn't go on certain webpages. (for example I could get on gmail not yahoo). The help screen said it was the router or there were no issues. i had to look online (on a different computer) and find out i had to turn off all my plug in to get it to work.

NOW
i keep getting an RUNDLL error message every time I turn it on. Can someone tell me what that is?
it says specified module could not be found: C:\user\[my name]\appdata\local\upifitizoyiziyem.dll

The internet and all offline programs are running really slow and they keeps freezing or shutting down on their own or won't come up at all.

Every time I try to shut down my computer, I have to force close Toshiba bulletin board (which I never used) and a program that is running in the background and I have no idea what it is or why canít I find it

Windows media player is completely messed up. my downloaded music won't go into the library. i have to make a playlist and put my songs in that. but yesterday i got some error message and half of my songs disappeared. i can't export the songs from the windows player either. i looked online and it all says the player is corrupted due to installation error when upgrading to windows 7. but i never upgraded to windows 7. It came with the computer. I tried some of the solutions anyway but I canít delete wmdb file because windows said the media center was open, even though ... Read more

Answer:i don't know what's wrong? windows 7 or virus

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Can anyone help me please im using Firefox and its the latest version, when i click on various screens the text that should be visable is almost transparent? here is a screenshot..ThankxUBclick here

Answer:Windows 7 fonts gone wrong.?

Looks like you have installed the add on "All Glass Firefox" - click here Have a look in your add-ons and disable if you don't like it.

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