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Using OEM key from a preinstalled windows copy

I have a lenovo laptop running linux. I have the OEM key for win7 (looks like numbers-OEM-numbers-numbers) that came with the laptop. Can I reinstall Windows 7 from my USB drive and use the OEM key to ...
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2answers
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Install / uninstall GPU drivers in Win7 via file explorer?

Situation: (See also for context: a previous question) Cannot access Win7 (bootcamp) system via screen, as AMD GPU is bust Win7 Safe Mode does not help Can run OSX partition as managed to manually ...
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1answer
60 views

Installing .Net 4.5.2 on Windows 7 (without any SP installed)

Is it possible to install .Net 4.5.2 on a clean Windows 7 without any service packs installed? I am asking since the relaase notes for 4.0 state Windows 7 Windows 7 SP1 while the 4.5.2 only ...
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0answers
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How to install Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 with IE11 installed?

I'm developing a website and it's experiencing issues on IE9 (so I've been told). To debug the site, I need to uninstall IE11 and install IE9 (Windows does not allow one to have two versions installed ...
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1answer
22 views

Difference between an install EXE and the EXEs found within the install folder [closed]

What is the difference between an installation EXE and the EXE files that are found within the installation folder? For example: The VLC media player install is called "vlc-2.1.3-win64.exe" and is ...
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0answers
39 views

Making program installations on Win7 completely removable

So I'm pretty meticulous when it comes to Windows installations and I really like to know what exactly is installed on my computer and why it's there. However, over time, it seems that my every ...
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0answers
9 views

Specified Logon Session Does Not Exit Setting Up XP Mode

I'm trying to set up XP Mode on a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 PC and I can get far as to launch XP Mode and go through the setup wizard. However, once I reach the Setup will share the drives on this ...
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1answer
538 views

Update to Chrome 36, black screen, no address bar, can't uninstall

I just updated to the latest (as of 7/18/14) Chrome, version 36 and when I relaunched the browser, it's just the window frame and a black screen. It seems like a page (google.com) is loaded but it's ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Asus Netbook restarts while loading windows files for installation

I recently bought an Asus X200MA-KX141H X Series Netbook with DOS pre-installed. I made a bootable USB stick with windows 7 in it and after booting into the windows installation screen, loading ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Install Windows 7 on SSD (from a windows machine)

I have connected my SSD from my new computer, to my allready working computer. I would now like to install Windoes 7 on it, so that I can just plug it into the new computer and have windows working ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Windows 7 “No partition found” for my SSD drive

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
2
votes
4answers
63 views

What's the difference between these two ways of installing a driver?

For installing drivers there are two common ways: Inserting the driver disk to cd/dvd reader and following the autorun steps to installing it. Going to Device Manager and updating that driver, and ...
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votes
2answers
127 views

OEM Windows 7 key with downloaded ISO?

So i'm going to reinstall my Windows 7 but when i bought this PC it came with Windows 7 preinstalled and the product key is on a sticker on the PC's case. I have downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium ...
0
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0answers
84 views

Windows Update (windows 7 64-bit): “failed” installation is a duplicate

Duplicate update installation attempt by Windows Update Windows Update (windows 7 64-bit) failed on 6/20/2014 to install the following update because this update was already successfully installed on ...
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0answers
46 views

Windows 8-7 downgrade, reinstallation and gpt partitions

I recently purchased 2 Acer Travelmate B113 11" laptops for use by our SMT guys when going abroad but have run into some problems. They came with Windows 8 pro downgraded to Windows 7, preinstalled ...
0
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1answer
69 views

Why Adobe Acrobat is asking for Proxy server username password

I have installed trial version of Adobe acrobat on my machine. Before launching it asks to sign in with Adobe Id. After successfully signing in it asks to enter proxy server username and password like ...
0
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0answers
51 views

how to install the software which name can't be read on win7 english version?

There is a software which can only be installed on A Windows 7 chinese installation. The following error happened when I attempted install it in on a Windows 7 English installation. How do I ...
0
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1answer
50 views

How do I know if a program installed correctly on Windows 7?

Sometimes when installing software on my Windows 7 Home Premium machine, I am prompted by the "Program Compatibility Assistant" with the following dialog: How am I to decide if a program has ...
0
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2answers
48 views

Is it possible to automatically install software when a user logs in through Group Policy?

I am trying to distribute software through group policy, I am able to get this working so that the users can go into Add/Remove Programs and select Install from network and then install the software. ...
1
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0answers
77 views

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation

My desktop machine is built on Gigabyte GA-Z87-UD3H and Gigabyte provides the latest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST), which I installed after installing the OS. Same goes for my ...
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votes
1answer
39 views

Chocolatey install of Cygwin keeps looping through sites?

So I have been trying to install Cygwin via chocolatey here, using: cinst Cygwin However, I get this screen which just goes through different sites, and keeps 'failing'. Now I am concerned... ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Getting .net error while installing Github

Github Installation failed with the below error. Component Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64) has failed to install with the following error message: "A failure occurred attempting to install ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Chocolatey commands are inconsistent

I have recently installed chocolately, and I am making my way through some of their commands from a help page here. The problem is that for a variety of commands, the same command is inconsistent in ...
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1answer
71 views

Why dont the chocolatey install instructions work?

So I am trying really hard to follow the instructions given for chocolatey install, but they don't work. From their site, they say "Its so easy to install!", and to "just open a power shell" and ...
1
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1answer
55 views

windows 7 install on a 1tb sata 3 hd comes up with error on completing install. error says windows could not configure hardware

My specs are: Gigabyte 78lmt-usb3 Motherboard AMD FX 6300 six core processor Alpine 750W power supply 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance ram 1TB TOSHIBA SATA 3 6GB 7200rpm hard drive My problem after the ...
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1answer
58 views

how to install debian7.5 from hard disk in win7?

I have installed win7 in my disk c:,and the file system format is ntfs. there is another disk e: (fat32 format). I have download grub4dos,and initrd.gz, vmlinuz,and debian7.5.iso in c:. edit the ...
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0answers
51 views

Stuck part-way through installation of windows 7, upgrade product key, cannot cancel or finish installation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 (to get rid of Windows 8). I started the installation, cleared the minefield Microsoft has put in to stop me uninstalling 8, but forgot that my Windows 7 disk is an ...
0
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0answers
31 views

No vga signal from A88XM-E35

Hi hope someone can help. I have built a machine: SI A88XM-E35 AMD A88X,FM2+,2xDDR3,1xPCI-e,SATA3,USB3,AUDIO,GB LAN,VGA,HDMI,DVI,PS/2,mATX motherboard AMD A8-5600K Quad Core APU BLACK EDITION, ...
0
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1answer
59 views

I'd like to have a clean installation of Windows 7 to clone for future 'fresh starts' - will this cause activation issues with current installation?

FYI, I bought Windows 7 in the box with an official license key back in 2009. Every so often I like to do a full reinstall just to get a fresh start on my computer. I was thinking that it would be a ...
0
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3answers
53 views

How to find out the date the OS was installed? [duplicate]

Is there a way that I can get the date that the current OS (for example, Windows 7) was installed?
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4answers
539 views

Cannot Run .exe from Network Drive

I am trying to run an executable file from a network drive on Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) in order to install a program, but, each time I try, it doesn't run and the following message appears: ...
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0answers
15 views

Mathematica 9, CDF Player on Windows 7

I have installed Mathematica 9 on my computer a year ago and recently I installed some older versions of it, like 5,6,7, after that I can't open any notebook on Mathematica 9, it says that I could ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Cannot install application after certain minutes

After 15 minutes* have passed, my laptop won't run any .exe to install applications. This is what shows up: If I restart my laptop, it works fine (it gets installed)... until another 15 minutes* ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Installing XP Office 2002 on Windows 7 in virtual XP mode

I'm running Windows 7 64bit and have successfully installed the virtual machine and XP mode. I'm currently running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. I want to install Windows XP Office 2002 to get access ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Confusion on the Windows 7 activation process

I purchased a laptop couple of years back with Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit pre-installed on it (OEM). Few days back I had to format my entire hard drive and reinstall windows. I followed this ...
1
vote
2answers
116 views

Windows 7 USB install error

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 from a bootable USB stick. I have used the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to create the media and used a copy of the W7 ISO from this website: ...
0
votes
2answers
69 views

Can I create a Chocolatey installer automatically based on my currently installed applications? How?

I intend to reinstall Windows on my computer soon and I'd like to make the process of reinstalling all of my applications as seamless as possible. I know you can create a Chocolatey script that can be ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Windows 7 and New Motherboard

I may be replacing the motherboard in my HP desktop computer with an identical motherboard from HP. If I am reading correctly, I probably will not have to re-install Win 7 but will have to ...
0
votes
2answers
75 views

How can I install hotfixes silently to speed up a fresh Windows 7 installation?

When installing Windows 7 there are close to or more than 200 hotfixes required for it to be up to date, even when installing Windows 7 SP1. How can I speed up the process of installing all these ...
1
vote
2answers
85 views

Which partition can I delete so that I can install Ubuntu?

I have a desktop computer on which I first installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 13.10 (in dual-boot). Since everything went fine, I wanted to do the same on my laptop, which currently has only Windows 7 ...
2
votes
4answers
103 views

I want to install Windows 7 on a blank hdd on a partition called X:(instead of C:) Is it possible?

I have a brand new PC with a blank HDD, and I want to install Windows on a partition called X: instead of C:. How can I perform this?
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vote
1answer
28 views

iTunes installation failure

I 'm trying to install iTunes setup (Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit) but installation fails with error (picture below). Any ideas how can I fix it? ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

I cannot install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 SDK

No matter what I do, it will not install. I tried changing the SP thing and it had absolutely no effect. SP1 is installed. Visual Studio 2010 is installed. I'm running a 64 bit machine with Windows 7. ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Windows 7 Installation asks for AHCI drivers when installed a HDD into the DVD Bay

I'm facing a problem I never faced before: I replaced the DVD Optical Drive of my laptop with a HDD. The HDD is correctly seen into the BIOS but when I'm trying to install Windows 7 the Installation ...
0
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0answers
214 views

Cannot install IE11 “did not finish” … out of ideas

I'm just finishing cleaning up a laptop with a pretty bad malware infection. I ended running a repair install of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and everything seems to be working well, except for one ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Evoluent vertical mouse manager won't install on Windows-7

Just bought left-hand, wired, regular size Evoluent mouse 4 from Amazon. When I try to install evoluent_mouse_manager_v5.0.msi And I get this error 1001. Could not load 'sorttbls.nlp
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0answers
249 views

The Windows 7 Home Premium ISO file is corrupt

Just purchased and downloaded a brand new copy of Windows7 (from a third party vendor, of course, as the MS Store no longer sells Win7). I also downloaded the "USB/DVD Download Tool" which is ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

How can i install and launch calibre portable on Windows 7?

I tried downloading and installing calibre portable in a new folder, in the "documents" library on Windows 7. however the program doesn't launch (open) when i double click calibre-portable.ext. ...
0
votes
3answers
216 views

My SSD cant be selected from Windows 7 install menu

Can anyone help me? I cant choose my SSD when I try to install Windows. Only my secondary HDD allowed. SATA mode selection in UEFI BIOS is set to AHCI. Can I check somewhere check if my SSD is working ...
0
votes
1answer
212 views

Unattended (Sysprep) Windows Installation “cannot complete” error

I made an image in audit mode, sysprepped it, got the .WIM image, and inserted it into a bootable windows 7 DVD (install.wim). When run, setup completes but I get a "Windows cannot complete ...