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Can a motherboard detect a WinToUSB installation?

I want to install Windows 8 in a computer that doesn't have USB ports and wont detect CD Drives. I detached the IDE hard drive so I can install Windows with WinToUSB using a IDE/SATA USB adapter. ...
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0answers
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Windows Server 2003 Installation. Error “not enough space for temporary files” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003, but I keep on getting an error: This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 455 megabytes (MB) of ...
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1answer
53 views

USB booting not working

I want to install windows 8 using pen drive but it does not detect pen drive which i have make it bootable. I have sony vaio VPCEB34EN laptop. It boots from DVD writer but not from USB pen drive at ...
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1answer
909 views

what is the use of bootnxt file in windows 8 installation disc

while exploring the installation media of windows operating system i could see the following list of files : Boot mgr - the boot sector loads the Windows Boot Manager (hidden system file BOOTMGR in ...
3
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2answers
502 views

Where do operating system file reside during installation?

Whenever I install a operating system through dvd/usb drive the operating system loads the installer, extracts the files & makes the required installation. Where does the operating system files ...
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0answers
24 views

Windows 7 will start from the first installation settings in every startup

I will install windows 7 with all programs and updates and profile settings. But later in every restart I want to make windows start with the first clean installation. Because my mom and dad will use ...
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1answer
349 views

Install Mac OS on Macbook Air running only Windows 7

My girlfriends Late 2010 Macbook Air, only has Windows 7 installed on it. I am now taking it over and want to get rid of Windows and only have Mac OS. Problem is all the stuff I can find online, ...
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1answer
61 views

Bootable hard drive to install Windows XP?

What to write onto hard drive, so that it will be bootable and it will be possible to install operating system (like Windwos XP) from it onto itself? I have old notebook with broken CD-ROM and which ...
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2answers
43 views

Installing OS on VIDEO hard disks

This is a dumb question since they name these in a confusing way. I am trying to build an surveillance application in Debian platform. Since HDD are categorized in Seagate site like this: Laptop ...
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3answers
83 views

Is the operating system installed on the ROM of the ARM device? [closed]

Is the operating system installed on the ROM of the ARM device (when changing OS in the smartphone, I find the term “changing the ROM” being used)?
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2answers
50 views

Is specific OS build needed for specific ARM based device?

In a ARM based system is it necessary for the OS build to be specifically tailored for the system it is intended to be installed to?
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1answer
36 views

Restoring mac to pre OS install attempt

I recently tried to install the new OS X maverick, but about 4 min into the process it told me my disk needed to be repaired. That I should back up my stuff and restore the drive. I will do that, but ...
0
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0answers
178 views

how to install matlab 2011b in windows8 enterprise?

i want to use matlab2011b for my project work.... But windows 7 ultimate driver issues came so, i installed windows 8 operating system , now when i tried to install matlab 2011b error screen came: ...
0
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1answer
76 views

Using an EFI partition to install an OS instead of bootable USB stick, is it possible?

I found myself with no spare DVDs and no USB stick when I wanted to install a new OS on my laptop, so I started thinking about the UEFI boot process that I recently had done some tinkering with. ...
0
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2answers
386 views

Installing drivers after the OS reinstallation?

First of all, does clean install of an OS delete the drivers installed on the hard disk? If so, will the new OS that is being installed contain drivers necessary for the hardware to perform properly? ...
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2answers
539 views

I have Ubuntu .iso file downloaded in my Linux Mint - how to install Ubuntu OS? [closed]

From my Linux Mint operating system, how do I install/dual-boot this Ubuntu OS which is downloaded as a .iso file? So that it comes up as an option to boot into when I first turn on my computer. ...
0
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2answers
528 views

Re-installing Windows 7 without original recovery disk

I need to reinstall Windows 7 but I don't have the original disk that goes with the machine I do however have a different Windows 7 disk. My question is would I be able to install Windows 7 using this ...
1
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3answers
2k views

Linux OS micro-SD image file - what do I do with this?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on the Odroid U2 SoC (http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php) From this site I downloaded the "Micro-SD image file" ...
2
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2answers
3k views

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
61 views

Installing OSs from a hard drive

I work in QA and we test on 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. We are always getting in new hardware or having to rebuild systems. We have old outdated discs and have recently made ...
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279 views

Installing Red Hat 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) cannot find installation media

I am trying to install RHEL 6.4 on a Dell PowerEdge R720. I am using a DVD and every time the Red Hat prompt comes up and asks for my language and keyboard preference. After that, an error message ...
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0answers
94 views

Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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1answer
205 views

Install Windows 8 from USB but keep Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I wish to install Windows 8 on my laptop. Currently, I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) available when I boot my computer up. Is there a way for me to install Windows 8 using a USB ...
0
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1answer
145 views

which OS requires minimum disk space to install? [closed]

which OS requires minimum disk space (it should have a basic desktop) ? The latest ubuntu requires 5gb https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/installation-guide/powerpc/memory-disk-requirements.html while ...
0
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0answers
726 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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3answers
742 views

C drive should only contain OS. Myth or fact? [closed]

So, I have a 500GB HDD @7200RPM. It is split as: C: 97GB D: 179GB E: 188GB My belief is to keep OS ONLY in C:\ and any adamant programs that won't go anywhere apart from C:\ [because this speeds ...
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4answers
503 views

How to install Win7 over top of WinXP partition?

I have a 2TB hard drive with 2 partitions on it, one a C drive (500GB) for WinXP and another for extra space (1.5TB). I have a Win7 Pro install DVD and I have formatted that C drive via the DVD; it ...
3
votes
2answers
782 views

unable to install windows 7 in my laptop with no os

I have a the following message when i try to install windows 7 through an bootable USB.. setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition I will explain ...
3
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2answers
9k views

How to install Windows 8 in a system which has Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed already?

I have a system in which I have installed Windows 7 first. I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) to the system. Now, the boot manager is GRUB and everything works fine as Ubuntu ...
4
votes
4answers
326 views

What are the risks (if any) of installing an older version of Linux

My machine has limited RAM capacity. Newer Linux distributions seem to require more memory (often 1 GB or more) and seem to consume more than 500 MB on itself. Is it safe to use an older version of ...
0
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3answers
596 views

Is Windows defragmentation recommended before installing Linux?

I want to have both Windows and Linux installed on one HDD. I always install Windows first because GRUB recognizes Windows and auto-configure its config files. So I installed Windows, installed some ...
2
votes
0answers
702 views

Can't Install Linux Mint

As the title says, I am having trouble installing the Linux Mint 13 Operating System in my computer and I am looking for advise on how to solve the problem. I hope you can help me. I downloaded Linux ...
0
votes
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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2answers
872 views

How to remove partial installation of windows xp?

I have a computer with 2 installations of Windows XP. One is fully installed and in use, but the other one is only partially installed. How can I remove the partial installation of Windows XP, ...
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2answers
848 views

how to prepare a harddisk for another computer

My old laptop died lately and I want to have it fixed by a repair-shop. Now first I want to clean the hard disk (via an external 2,5 inch casing). I managed to connect the drive via USB in order to ...
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1answer
3k views

Multiple Windows 7 installations on single laptop (dual boot)

Good day, I have a new laptop onto which I want to install 2 separately licensed copies of Windows 7. One is for work (active directory group policies are enforced), and the other is for personal ...
0
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2answers
162 views

How to reinstall window 7 home on one partition?

I have two partitions; in one I have Windows 7 Professional, and in the other, I have Windows 7 Home Premium which came with my laptop. I want to re-install Windows 7 Home Premium again. But when I ...
0
votes
1answer
328 views

How to install Mac OS X from Windows without a CD

I have two partitions, one for windows the other for Mac OS X. Recently, my Mac OS X crashed and my partition rendered unbootable. When I insert Mac OS X's installation CD everything seems normal from ...
2
votes
2answers
450 views

Installing OS on hard drive, then moving hard drive to another machine

I have an old desktop which doesn't have a working CD/DVD. I want to install Linux on it in the simplest way possible. I'm thinking I could solve this problem by removing the hard drive temporarily ...
1
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1answer
706 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
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows 8 Developer Preview doesn't like my partitioning skills

I installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on my laptop. That was not the brightest idea I've had. Yesterday morning: It had Windows 7 using ~197 GB, Ubuntu using ~70 GB, Fedora using ~29 GB, a funky ...
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1answer
88 views

“Installation is finished and computer must be restarted”

It's a general question -- not related to a particular situation. When a setup program has finished to copy files one the system, sometimes it asks the user to reboot his computer. Now, instead of ...
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2answers
90 views

How do I easily set up a virtual machine on Windows?

I'm looking for literature for how to setup a Virtual Machine (VM) and install an OS on it. My current OS is Windows 7, however I may want to put both Windows 7 and Windows XP on the VM. Is this ...
2
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3answers
5k views

New laptop with just DOS in it

I will be recieving a new laptop with just DOS in it and I have to install the OS myself, so iw as wondering is installing a new OS in this laptop is same as formatting any old laptop/pc? Edit: just ...
2
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3answers
3k views

OS X Lion Install DVD - Upgrade Install?

So, I've seen the many tutorials on how to extract the 'ESD' .dmg install DVD image from the App Store Lion installer, and burn to DVD or a USB stick etc, e.g. ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Installing Windows XP Pro on a Raid 1 array without the driver floppy

I'm looking to install a Raid 1 array on my WinXP Pro file server/dvr to improve data redundancy at home. Since I would really hate to look for a floppy drive and cram it into my small computer case, ...
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4answers
69 views

Is it safe to install OS on a machine that is still connected to the internet?

I am worried when I re-install OS on my machine while it is still connected to the internet. Is it possible for malicious users on the internet to gain access to my machine while I am installing OS ...
6
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1answer
284 views

Possible to Boot install OS (Ubuntu/Windows 7) from hard drive folders/partition?

So I've been installing OSes from USB for sometime. Now when I am using Ubuntu mainly with Windows sometimes, I wanted to have a way to have multiple OS installers in 1 USB or even internal hard ...
2
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1answer
172 views

Simple way for installing multiple operational systems and boot between it?

I need to install Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and CentOS on a single computer. I am aware of virtualization but it would be better for my situation to install each OS and just switch between ...
0
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2answers
698 views

How long should it take to install Ubuntu on a netbook?

I am installing Ubuntu version 10.10 for the netbook and it is taking forever. I am not sure if the installation has crashed or if it actually just takes this long. It has been about 45 minutes now. ...