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12 views

Can you use/install windows 8 32-bit from a disk onto a laptop without an operating system already installed

I am buying a new laptop and its more expensive to have it with an operating system already installed. But i have a windows 8 installation disc at home, so it would be better for me if i could install ...
0
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2answers
39 views

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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1answer
44 views

What is a “slim” internal laptop hard drive?

I am looking to purchase a second internal 1TB hard drive for my Alienware 17 laptop. There is an empty bay for a secondary drive but I am uncertain whether I can buy a regular internal drive or a ...
2
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2answers
99 views

Cannot install windows 7 or ubuntu

I'm having a strange issue. My laptop was running on windows 7 previously and sometimes it was restarting and getting stucked. So I tried to reinstall windows 7. When I try to install windows it goes ...
0
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0answers
214 views

Asus k43s Laptop windows 7 installation

I somehow formatted the OS drive so now when I try to install windows 7 on my Asus k43s laptop (boot via DVD) I get the " I/O unexpected error, error code: 0xc00000e9 " I tried win XP and 8, same ...
2
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2answers
5k views

Install Windows 8 OEM on a new HDD with BIOS key on a Toshiba Laptop

My company bought a new machine for me, it's a Toshiba Satellite L855-149 i7-3630QM 12GB/750/DVD-RW/Win8. They also bough a SSD drive and I'm suppose to replace the HDD with it. After searching the ...
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1answer
430 views

How can I install CentOS without a keyboard, mouse, or monitor?

I will be buying a new computer which will be used as a CentOS server. I will put it on my home LAN, and once it is set up, will access it only through SSH. I don't want to spend a lot of money ...
1
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0answers
325 views

How do I perform a clean install with an SSD cache

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio T series Ultrabook that has a 24GB SSD cache that uses the ExpressCache software from DiskKeeper. It looks like this is an OEM only solution and I don't see any ...
0
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0answers
818 views

Fail to install any OS on laptop

I have this weird problem I never seen before. I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop Acer Aspire 6920 (I have two of them). One of them is in working condition (Windows 7 installed), the other ...
0
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1answer
526 views

Problems with AMD/ATI driver updates

I have a Windows 7 64 bit laptop. I own an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, when I attempted to update from V12.6 to V12.10 it only installs the HDMI/DP Audio Driver V7.12.0.7708. I have cleared my system ...
1
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1answer
764 views

Can I replace laptop screen with a lower resolution one?

Recently I purchased an HP EliteBook 8570w workstation, which has a native resolution of 1920×1080, but unfortunately due to this high resolution everything is too small, especially the toolbars ...
2
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2answers
733 views

Using laptop as monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I would like to set up a dual screen display on my pc. Before buying another monitor, I'd like to try doing ...
1
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3answers
357 views

Laptop with dead gfx chip, setup to be headless?

I have a laptop with a fried graphics processor. The computer will boot up, but nothing shows up on the screen. After investigating, this model of laptop has had issues with its graphics processor ...
0
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1answer
62 views

HDD/OS install issues

My laptop's HDD recently died. I replaced it with a new SATA HDD. My CD drive doesn't work, so my only choice is to install things from USB. I tried installing WinXP, but apparently it doesn't have ...
0
votes
2answers
771 views

Windows 7 Home Premium reinstallation with another language

I bought a laptop with preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium. After the problem with installation of the Ubuntu, I reinstalled Windows from the disk that was in the box with laptop. The problem is the ...
1
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1answer
781 views

How could I install Linux to the hard drive of a different computer (one that won't boot from cd)

I have a really old Dell laptop that is beyond slow with its current WinXP installation. I want to make it usable again by installing a Linux distro (such as Xubuntu) but there is one big problem: It ...
0
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3answers
910 views

Install Linux in a Windows 7 installed partition

Can I install Linux OS on a Windows 7 installed laptop. My laptop has only a single partition, where Windows 7 is installed. Can this be done without resulting in any data-loss or other issues? Or any ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Bios detects hard drive but it is not seen during installation of Windows XP

I have an IBM T60 and installed a new hard disk. This is seen by the operating system, but is not detected during the installation of the Windows XP. Why is that?
4
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3answers
2k views

How to install an OS on a laptop with its DVD drive not working?

I have a very old Acer Laptop and it's not reading CDs anymore. Therefore, I am not able to boot from CD. I bought an external DVD writer, but there is no option in the BIOS to boot from it. Is ...
1
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0answers
289 views

Asus A52JC won't start after BIOS upgrade

I have an Asus A52JC laptop. I downloaded the BIOS from Asus' website, went into BIOS Flash Utility and ran the BIOS flash update. After that, the computer should have restarted, but now I can't ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Windows 7 doesn't boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor? I am doing a clean install, having tried from both USB and DVD with two different ...
2
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2answers
131 views

Lenovo RAM switching

I have a Lenovo T500 laptop. For a few days I keep getting a blue screen of death. I've asked about the problem and I've been told that it's a RAM crash, and that I need to change the RAM. How can I ...
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3answers
104 views

Laptops with Windows DVD media, not recovery system

Can you please tell me if you know off hand which brands come with the Windows install media. For instance I know Dell usually do. Where as I believe, HP use a recovery system. Brands are: Lenovo ...
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1answer
822 views

Gparted can't see partitions on an Acer Extensa 5420 laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Acer Extensa 5420 laptop. At the point where Gparted should allow me to select partitions I could not see my Windows partitions with Vista and XP installed on them. It ...
0
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1answer
826 views

Can not install Windows XP, Vista or 7 on laptop with new hard drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. It would not start Windows XP or Vista. I did a diagnostic and it indicated that the hard drive had a problem. I replaced the hard drive with a Hitachi SATA 320 ...
3
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2answers
291 views

How to get a clean Windows 7 install

So I got a new Asus laptop from BestBuy and you know how they customize it and put extra stuff on it and they don't give you the original OS disks anymore? Well... There's gotta be a way to get a ...
2
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1answer
45 views

Upgrade windows on a broken laptop

I have a broken laptop, the screen does not work. I have an external monitor attached. Will it be problem to upgrade to windows 7? Does the laptop screen absolutely need to work for upgrade?
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2answers
4k views

Re-installing Windows 7 on Asus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start recovery from recovery partition on a Asus A6000 ? My laptop came with Windows 7 installed already. I need to re-install it however there were no disks and ...
2
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1answer
272 views

Installing Ubuntu on a machine with no screen

I currently have Windows XP on a laptop, but the screen has died so I use a monitor connected to it to use the laptop. I want to replace the install of Windows XP with the latest Ubuntu but when I ...
0
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4answers
498 views

Computer overheats while installing Windows XP

I've been trying for several months now to install Windows XP on a laptop that over heats. I've tried things like putting a fan under it and putting it in a freezer but it only got ~5 min farther. ...
0
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1answer
159 views

Installing window problem with new laptop having old Window in it

I bought a new Sony vaio VPCEB15PA laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium installed in it. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate and also want to make multiple partitions. But when I put Windows 7 ultimate ...
2
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2answers
531 views

Reinstall ubuntu from a usb stick

I'd like to reinstall ubuntu on my laptop using a usb stick. I'd like to keep my windows and recovery partitions intact. I'm already booting from the usb stick; but very nervous when it comes to ...
0
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3answers
2k views

Installing a 64-bit on a 32-bit dell inspiron 1720, ramifications?

I have a dell inspiron 1720, which isn't a 32-bit system. I already have a 64-bit cd burned from MSDN. I just want to know what the ramifications are of installing a 64-bit on this laptop? Will it ...
0
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1answer
4k views

How do you install Windows XP on an HP G60-535DX?

The HP G60-535DX is a nice and cheap notebook that ships with Windows 7 Home Premium. Unfortunately, the hardware for which I bought this notebook is not yet Windows 7 compatible, so an XP downgrade ...
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9answers
2k views

What version of Linux to install on a laptop? [closed]

I have an ancient Toshiba 4600 Satellite Pro laptop. It has WinXP, and it's no longer responding. (See http://superuser.com/questions/70312/winxp-apps-wont-end) So, I figured it's time to try ...
3
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4answers
11k views

Should I use an antistatic wrist strap when changing the RAM on my laptop?

I am about to upgrade my laptop's RAM and I'm concerned about using an antistatic wrist strap. Is it smart to use one or not very necessary? What are the chances I could damage my laptop?
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10answers
232 views

What manufaturers still supply “real” windows install discs [closed]

I am looking to buy a laptop, which presumably will come with Windows. I would like to be able to run Windows in a VM if needed. The last few laptops I've set up for friends and family all came with ...