The process of installing the Windows operating system software onto a physical or virtual machine.

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Windows 10 install on Windows 7 Ultimate fails after 'Checking requirements' with error code 80070005

There are many people with this problem on a MS website. In my case and in many other cases it is not solvable by the normal techniques for resolving windows update and setup issues. I'll post the ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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Pink windows 10 loading screen when loading audit mode in VMWare

When just having installed Windows 10 as a virtual machine in VMWare, and pressing CTRL+SHIFT+F3 to enter the Audit mode. The background of the loading screen is blue at first, but then becomes pink. ...
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WIndows 10 Upgrade Installation Reboots And Does Nothing Further

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit (hoping to "upgrade" to Windows 10 Pro). In my Windows 10 Installation attempt, I am presented with this window: I select the "Start the upgrade now" ...
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How to install Windows on a SSHD with 8GB SSD?

I've recently bought a new notebook which comes with an sshd - now I've read that the 8 GB just function as a cache for more frequently used programs. Is there anything I need to consider when setting ...
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How do I install pySerial for python3, when the installer can't detect python3?

I have python 2.7 and python3.4 installed on my computer. I am trying to install pySerial on my computer through its py 3K installer. Problem is that when I run the installer, it can ONLY find python ...
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Are PCI-E based SSDs recognized by Windows install?

I am interested in recommending these for my customers. I am an experienced computer janitor in a shop in SF. I have always recommended Sandisk/Mushkin/Samsung 3.5" SSDs for people who wish to add ...
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How to fix unresponsive Windows 7 installer booted from USB

I created a Win7 installation USB device with Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro. When the computer is booted from the USB, the installer is stuck on the first stage, unresponsive to mouse, keyboard or ...
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New laptop with windows 7 via 8 downgrade, format and install windows 10, not activating [duplicate]

Just got a new laptop with Windows 7 (via 8 downgrade rights) installed on it. I reserved a Windows 10 upgrade then installed Windows 10 via the media creation tool. So I skipped doing an upgrade to ...
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Windows 10 Media Creation Tool “We can't find a USB flash drive”

I am running Windows 8.1 and am trying to download Windows 10 for installation on another machine. I have a brand new 4GB SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB drive that has been formatted. In the Media Creation ...
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Windows 10 clean install

Using a computer with a brand new empty hard drive, it is possible to do a clean install of Windows 10 full edition? In this case assume I have no other versions of Windows, am not interested in ...
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cant run windows 8.1 setup

i have had windows 10 installed on m,y pc since july 30ish....and ever since i upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 the pc has been locking up every time i try to do anything...something as simple as ...
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New motherboard, hard drive and SSD, Windows 8.1 won't install and is boot looping

First let me start by thanking those who take their time to help me on this one, it's not going to be easy to solve this. I've been trying to fix this for 4 months on a daily basis, and I'm at my wits ...
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Windows 10 install went to a black screen

I had a Windows 8.1 laptop PC and wanted to install Windows 10 on it. I used the tool from Windows to do so, and it was all going fine, left home when it was about 30% complete with the install. When ...
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No bootable device when using EUFI boot mode

I've had an eventful weekend whilst 'upgrading' to Windows 10. The initial upgrade from Windows 8 to 10 went fine, however once finished my machine seemed a lot slower and 'clunkier' than usual, so I ...
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Is it possible to create installation media (iso) of Windows from existing installation

I have ISO of registered Windows 8 Professional. It is an old one. So when I install Windows from scratch I have to update it. Updates are quite large (at least for me with slow internet connection). ...
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How can I choose where windows makes the “System Reserved Partition” during a clean install?

I have two disks, a HDD and a SSD - I want to do a clean install of windows onto the SSD, including the system reserved partition - but the installer doesn't let me specify that partition, and when I ...
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Windows 10 64 bit stuck at getting ready

I was trying to do a clean install on my laptop, which I just installed a new SSD. The installation media is a USB drive I created from the official media creation tool. The USB started the system ...
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Windows 7 installation - setup was unable to create a system partition or locate an existing partition

I am trying to install Windows 7 from a bootable USB drive. I encountered the following error after selecting the partition to install Windows on: Setup was unable to create a system partition or ...
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Can't install Windows 8.1 due to driver error during Windows setup

I just built my first PC, and I'm having trouble installing Windows. I wanted to install Windows 8.1, but I ended up installing Ubuntu because I could not manage to install Windows 8.1 due to an ...
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“Unlink” Windows 8.1 key before fresh install of Windows 10?

I purchased a Windows 8.1 software key after the release of the OS and have been using it on my installation of 8.1. I'd like to do a fresh install of Windows 10, and am using the Windows Media ...
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How to get windows 10 installation

I bough laptop with windows 8.1 pre-installed, and got OEM flash drive with windows 8.1 installation. Now I successfully upgraded to windows 10. But how could I install windows 10 on my laptop even ...
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Preserving partitions on clean Windows 10 installation

I am going to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I want to keep my hard drive partition and some files as it is now. Is this possible to preserve my current partitions on hard drive and files ...
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Can you make a Windows 10 ISO with both Pro/Home and 32/64-bit flavors?

The Microsoft Download Windows 10 page hosts a tool which lets you download an ISO for Windows 10. This tool lets you select a version of Windows (Home, Pro, or N-versions) and then burn an ISO that ...
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Windows 10 Media installers fails to start

I was really excited for Windows 10, but my system was factory reset, so I had to go back to Windows 8.1. By the time I got back to Windows 8.1, I installed all 100-something updates, hoping Win10 or ...
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$Windows.~WS folder in C:\ drive after Windows 10 Installation, Upgrade or Media Creation?

I have a hidden folder on my C:\ drive called $Windows.~WS that's 3 GB large after my Windows 10 upgrade. Disk clean and CCleaner even with system files removal didn't remove it, so I'm wondering if ...
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Black Screen while installing Windows 10 [closed]

In the middle of installing Windows 10, my computer has a black screen with only the cursor. I've been trying to fix this for hours with no luck.
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on new hard disk

I've been using Windows 10 for a couple of month now (joined the Insider Preview). Now my hard drive started ticking so I've bought a new SSD and I want to move the windows installation to the new ...
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How to install Windows 10

I tried installing Windows 10 from an .exe file but it deleted all of the files in the folder. Now there is only source folder left. I am trying to download it all again. Can somebody tell how to ...
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Windows USB EFI boot files

I've been trying to boot up my Win7 USB stick into EFI mode as the disk I want to install it on, is GPT. I have tried to modify the installation media (including copy bootmgr.efi, bootx64.efi and ...
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Can I install the free Windows 7/8 -> 10 upgrade on a new empty drive?

With the new Windows 10 coming out soon as a free upgrade, I'd like to know if and how I can install the upgrade on a new HDD. I assume the files needed for Windows 10 are only for upgrading an ...
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Windows installation: Couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one

I was trying to get a clean Windows installation on my hard drive, but am running into some issues. I get to the part where I need to select which hard drive I want to install Windows on. I have 2 ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 from external hdd - enters to loop

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 from external hdd using this: http://www.intowindows.com/install-windows-8-from-external-hard-drive/ but after that step: it does restart and then go again to the ...
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What's a good rule-of-thumb for choosing between Windows 32 bit and 64 bit?

I'm installing Windows on an old(ish) machine again - and am again faced with the question of whether to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Instead of asking this question specifically for some ...
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What is the difference between primary and system partition

I was trying to update my system to windows 8, now at partition selection window it shows, partition 0 as system partition and my three other partitions as primary partitions when I select one of my ...
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How do I perform an OEM Windows installation?

I'm building a computer for one of my friends, and have purchased a Windows System Builder License. After running Windows Update and installing missing drivers and a few other necessary applications, ...
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Install windows7 and ubuntu 14.04 on a computer which already has windows and ubuntu 12.04 installed

I have installed windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 in 2 separate partitions in my machine and I can access both using the GRUB. Now I want to re-install windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 to my machine. What is the ...
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Would the aggressive use of an uninstaller tool be equivalent to a fresh install of the OS?

I would like to speed up a slow Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7. It is something like 5 years old with the original OS installation on it. I know that reinstalling the OS would do the trick but ...
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Laptop reboots short after starting Windows 10 setup

I am trying to install the Windows 10 insider preview (Windows10_InsiderPreview_x64_DE-DE_10130) on following machine. Acer Aspire 5720 Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5250 358MB Intel Graphics X3100 2GB ...
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Can't install windows after linux

I've got an uefi based system with linux on it I deleted the win 7 partition to install win 8 because the installation failed when it was running on windows when i try to install windows 8 from usb i ...
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Will I be able to burn Win10 install media for a clean install? [duplicate]

I received my Win10 upgrade notification. I am using a questionable (as in I torrented the software) Win8.1Pro license in VirtualBox on my Dell running Ubuntu 14.04. I'd like to be able to burn an ...
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How to stop unauthorized installation of programs on Windows 8.1?

On my windows 8.1, everyday or other some programs are automatically installed. Eg. Deals100, CouponDunia etc. I want to enforce a password to install anything on my machine. Dont tell to create a ...
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Installing Windows XP from the Hard Drive

I have an old pc that does not support Windows XP installation using flash drive, the only way to get it done is to boot it from its hard drive(since I dont have a CD/DVD Drive). Can you give a step ...
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How to “set up as new” in Windows 8.1 installation?

I am re-installing windows 8.1 on my laptop. I had logged in using my Microsoft account in the previous installation. After re-installing the OS, while setting up the user, I logged in using the same ...
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Trouble installing windows (USB, DVD & Windows Upgrade)

strong texti've been having lots of trouble installing Windows 8.1 on my ideapad z710 laptop, so here's what i did.. i downloaded a Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO from ...
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SSD connected to ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard not detected by Windows setup

Just built a new PC today and used the AsRock Z77 Motherboard. I haven't built a new PC in a long time, probably XP days. Went to install Windows 8.1 from a USB disk and Windows is telling me it ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 installation without PrefetchW Support?

I'm having Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz Processor with 2GB RAM. While trying to install Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit i gave me an error saying that the processor is not compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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Identifying the basic information of Windows installation .iso images

I've 6 different Windows 8.1 64-bit / 32-bit installation .iso images. All of the 6 images are untouched and officially released by Microsoft. How could I identify the basic information of each .iso ...
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Is there a way to install Windows from separate partition that boot with GRUB?

There are some ways to install Linux. It can be installed from LiveCD, USB, bootstrap or separate partition that contains Linux installer. For Windows, I found (when googling) a way to install it ...
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Windows Server 2012 upgrade stuck at “Getting Ready”

The entire installation process seemed successful without any errors, and yet upon first boot, after completing the "getting devices ready" stage, it goes into a "Getting ready" stage and hangs with ...