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Installing Windows 7 to replace Windows 8: What to keep in mind?

I plan to buy an HP Pavilion (500-252eg) with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and already have a Windows 7 DVD with a working key. What I want to do is get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 instead, ...
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windowsupdate troubles on windowsxp after april 2014, plus an explorer error message

I've spent the last couple of days trying to install windows xp from a cd onto my desktop. The installtion is successful, and I can activate windows, but cannot run windows update. The error I receive ...
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1answer
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Is my recipe for installing a new Windows system drive reasonable?

I have had my PC since 2010 and am still running on the same Windows install. But now it's time to replace the old SSD with a bigger and faster one. In the process, I will get a fresh Windows install, ...
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1answer
97 views

How to install RTM Windows 8 on a laptop with OEM Windows 8?

I would like to install a clean RTM version of Windows 8 on a HP laptop that came with OEM version of Windows 8 with all kinds of bloatware and trialware. However I would like to keep all the current ...
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2answers
2k views

Partitions on GPT disk are not in the recommended order?

I want to install a clean RTM Windows 8.0 on a laptop that came with OEM Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I have a working ISO image on DVD. The problem is that the setup program complains about ...
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0answers
68 views

Pre requisites for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

I am trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2. Currently, I have Service Pack 1 . Before installation, I disable to Antivirus program as suggested by Windows Vista Site. I have tried several ...
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Installing Windows on an external hard drive without interfering with bootloader

I want to install Windows on an external hard drive (connected via USB). Then I want to connect this drive to another computer via SATA. The problem is that when I did the same thing with Ubuntu I was ...
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0answers
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I purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and I want to install it again after deleting it

I purchased a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8. I wiped the HDD and installed Linux on it. I have since got a job where I'm programming in C# so it would nice to be able to develop on my laptop at ...
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1answer
645 views

How to use a msi installer property in condition message in wix installer?

I want to use a MSI installer property in condition message in WiX installer. This MSI property set by a C++ custom action. I can set and get the same MSI property and value before calling the ...
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1answer
144 views

Windows 7 install: “No drives were found”

I noticed this question is already on here but it does not address the specific circumstances I am in and thus the solutions there are not really helpful here. I have several hard drives connected to ...
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1answer
920 views

Windows 8.1 installation - partitions

I downloaded and burnt windows 8.1 from MSDN, but during installation I noticed that when I formatted and deleted particular partitions they won't merge into one as in windows 7 installation (as far ...
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0answers
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PC won't start Windows 7 Setup

We have a PC, which doesn't like Windows 7 installation media. Ever since the PC arrived 2 years ago, I get this error when booting from a Windows 7 installation disk or usb drive: The only ...
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1answer
1k views

Blank Blue Screen During Windows 8.1 Install?

I'm trying to do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 on a home-built PC. Specs are here: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/t823x/build_complete_hush_1450_silent_gamingphotography/ The video card ...
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1answer
416 views

What to do if Windows XP install complains about not finding file XXX.dl_

I've ran into a problem recently trying to do a repair install of a Windows XP SP3. By the time it was copying the files, it complained about not being able to find file cmprops.dl_ on the Windows CD. ...
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2answers
6k views

How do I clean install Windows 8 without an Installation Disk?

Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition, which had Windows 8 pre-installed requiring me just to select the settings to use, such as language and time-zone, etc. The only disk that I ...
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4answers
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\Boot\ BCD Status: 0xc000000f error

I am getting the following message whenever I start my laptop: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem 1. Insert your Windows ...
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2answers
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Windows 8 - Do I need any installation CD(s) to reset my PC?

I want to format a used computer I just picked up at a yard sale. It has Windows 8 Pro with Media Center installed on it. When I was going through the options and setting it up, I noticed a screen ...
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1answer
93 views

Windows 8 Installation couldn't find drives

I am trying to install Windows on Ubuntu using a bootable Windows USB stick. Basically I want to multi boot with Ubuntu and Windows 8. However, on the "Where do you want to install Windows?" ...
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1answer
491 views

Install Win 7 Pro in a different language

I just bought a new laptop that came with Windows 7 Pro 64bit in Italian. I'd like to have it in English, but language packs are an option available only with the Ultimate version. Can I install the ...
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2answers
146 views

Installing Windows 7 After Replacing HDD in a laptop

I have a Toshiba laptop which has a dead hard drive. The user has also lost their recovery CDs. I was wondering then if it is possible to download the official Win7 ISO's from here ...
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4answers
2k views

Installing Windows 8 to HDD while Windows 7 is running?

Basically, I want to still use my PC while I install Windows 8. The drive I want to install to is physically different from the one I am running Windows 7 on, and so, if I wanted to boot to Windows ...
1
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1answer
277 views

BSOD on Windows 7 install - Linux works fine

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64-bit on my machine: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 3GB RAM (although only 2884608K reported in BIOS) GeForce 210 1GB Abit IB9 motherboard memtest86+ reports no errors in ...
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0answers
357 views

Getting error message oxc0000034 after booting up PC

I'm getting error message oxc0000034 after booting up PC. I tried to install Win 7 and after installation got the above error code. I tried to repair installation but still same the same error ...
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1answer
872 views

Windows 7 installation stuck on expanding Windows files (0%) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Expanding Files 0%, error 0x80070017 Windows 7 x64 RTM Windows 7 installation stuck on expanding Windows files (0%) What are the causes? Is it common? BTW, this is ...
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2answers
3k views

Installing Windows 8 from one partition to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 8 on my HDD without the use of a USB or DVD? Is it possible to install Windows 8 from one partition where i have the ISO to another partition ...
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2answers
79 views

How to re-image a store-bought Windows Vista 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a product key finder for a PC? How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing? OK, so I have a Windows Vista... more ...
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1answer
3k views

Can't boot up computer windows 8 installation

I wanted to install Windows 8 with a volume partition and when the Windows 8 was installing it rebooted and it gave me an error: The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified. File ...
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1answer
2k views

Error 0x8007045D can't install OS (windows 7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 formatting HD I'm trying to install Windows 7 x86 or x64 but i get an error when it sticks to a certain percentage. The error code is 0x8007045D on other blogs ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 7 Installation Fails at 7% Extraction on Dell

Alright, before I begin I want to clarify some points so no one wastes their time giving solutions that have already been addressed and haven't worked: I am aware that this is a common error ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I install Windows on a virtual hard disk (VHD) from within a running Windows system?

If you just try to attach a VHD and then install Windows to a partition inside it, it will tell you that it's a "surfaced virtual disk" and that Windows cannot be installed to that partition. But ...
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2answers
208 views

Is installing Windows 7 in-situ (on a machine running Windows already) less clean that installing at boot time?

Is installing Windows 7 in-situ (on a machine running Windows already) less clean that installing at boot time? For example - you can autorun a Windows 7 disk on a machine that is already booted up ...
2
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3answers
474 views

Installing Windows 7 hangs after initial loading phase

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on a machine with a X7DAL-E motherboard, but it stops after the initial loading phase, as soon as the mouse pointer appears on a colored background. The ...
9
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3answers
517 views

How can I identify files installed by an installer on Windows?

How do I identify the files installed by a specific installer on windows?
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2answers
1k views

Can't re-install OS on Asus Eee PC 1018P

My friend has an Asus Eee PC 1018P. It has no CD/DVD drive (neither does he have a USB CD/DVD drive). The OS wasn't working fine, so we decided to restore the system using the provided OS backup from ...
4
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3answers
476 views

What method computer manufacturers use to install Windows?

They automate Windows installation using scripts or do they simply restore different disk images for each hardware model? I've heard the second approach is not possible since some software that the ...
2
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2answers
125 views

How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing?

Often when trying to fix someone else's computer - especially consumer machines - the operating system will need to be reinstalled, but the owner will have lost or never created the installation or ...
4
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6answers
232 views

New system with old harddisks?

HI, I have a "old" system with Windows 7 installed. Now I have a new mainboard and a processor. Is there a way I can use my "old" hdd instead of reinstalling windows 7 again?
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2answers
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Upgrade Windows XP Professional (32-bit) to Windows 7 Professional (32-bit): Do I have to re-install all my applications?

If I'm upgrading, do I have to re-install all of my applications? I hope not. I don't see how re-installing the apps would help (except if the OS upgrade wipes/resets the registry)--the app files on ...