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

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How to install different video driver from Windows PE?

I did the Windows 10 upgrade and it installed a new video driver on my Dell Precision M2400 laptop with Nvidia Quadro Fx 370m. This resulted in an endless BSOD. Windows 10 boots and asks for my ...
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Unable to install OS on ProBook 430 G3 driver required

I'm getting a message 'Load Driver' 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.' I've read that it's due to ...
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windows installation [ Expanding windows files ] Error

I have a windows xp installed , when I put the windows 7 dvd into dvd reader and restart computer to begin install the windows 7 , in the step which prompt me to choose drive to install windows 7 on ...
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How to take advantage of free upgrade to Windows 10

We have 3 laptops that came with pre-Installed Windows 8 Single Language OEM. We don't want to use Windows 10 right now but maybe later someone need to use it so I want take advantage of free upgrade ...
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How much of the Windows Users directory should I copy to a new installation?

I am going to set up a fresh install of Windows 10 (I'm getting a new CPU and using the opportunity to install Windows onto an SSD). How much of my current Users/[username] directory will I be able to ...
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Can I use windows 10 installation media that I made by Media Creation Tool to install in another computer

I have made bootable flash drive using Media Creation Tool (Windows 10 Single Language) from laptop that have activated Windows 8 to use it for upgrade or clean install later. my question is: can I ...
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Can I install windows 10 in windows 8 laptop using the same product key

I have laptop that come with windows 8 installed and I install windows 10 on the same hard drive (in new partition) using same product key. I want to keep windows 8 and don't want to use windows 10 ...
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How to create MBR bootable Windows USB installer from Linux?

In a Windows machine I have used Rufus for creating a USB installer for Windows. How can I do the same from Linux? I want to create a Windows USB installer (for Linux UNetbootin and many more tools ...
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Windows 10 showing error on installation

I was going to install Windows 10 version 1511 using the iso which i downloaded directly from the windows's website. But after the windows installer completed copying files and started the install it ...
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How to create another partition without losing data for installing Windows 7 along with Windows 10?

I like Windows 7, but I also want to keep Windows 10 along with it which I have already installed after upgrading from Windows 8.1. Question is that can I install Windows 7 after installing Windows ...
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Installing a OS on a IMB Think Pad with access to network, or HHD only? How/Options

I have 2 brand new IBM T520's, and a newish x220. These came via my brother, and are laptops form where he used to work, which has closed down, and sold them to him (50 quid each with a dock, nice!!)....
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Need some help installing Windows on SSD for the first time

I bought a 7-pin SATA cable will it work for a normal SSD (SanDisk Ultra II 240GB) Do I perform a clean installation of Windows (I have win8 on my HDD and want to get 10 for SSD) or I clone it (and ...
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i7 6700 + ASRock Fatal1ty ITX/ac = can't install any operating system

My configuration is: mobo: Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac cpu: i7 6700 (SN: M592301Y01849, Batch: L543B896, product code: BX80662176700) ram: G.Skill F4-3000C15D-32GTZ ssd: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB,SATA ...
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Fresh install of Windows 10, keeping intact partition with data

I have to install Windows 10 Pro in a bootable hard drive of about 1Tb (model WD10EARS), formatted like this: first an 850Gb NTFS partition with data, and then 150Gb of unallocated space. My aim is to ...
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Media Creation Tool and Windows 10 Education Edition

I'm currently using Windows 10 Educational Edition. I would like to do a fresh install of this version. Although I'm worried that if I use the MCT to install windows 10 it will not accept my ...
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Stupid CD/DVD driver error trying to install windows 7

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (Win7_Ult_SP1_English_x32.iso) on a newly wiped laptop using a bootable USB key I made with Rufus. However it's going straight from "Setup is starting.....
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How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB from installed Windows (not ISO)? [duplicate]

I have a laptop without CD/DVD came with Windows 10 installed. Windows can be re-installed from within the Windows, but what if I want to change my HDD or hardware failure or temporarily installing ...
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Configuring the Hidden Settings in Windows ICD

There are quite a few Hidden Settings in Windows 10 ICD that I want to configure. I know that I can insert them manually into the customizations.xml file, but it's difficult to find any information on ...
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Windows 10 boot loop during setup of new Notebook (HP Pavillon 15)

I recently bought a new notebook, a HP Pavilion15-ab216ng (i7-5500U + 450GB SSHD). It came without Windows (only Free DOS), so today I tried to install it. Setup went fine, I removed all partitions ...
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Adding 3rd-party programs to c:\Program Files with Windows 10 ICD

I need to add some programs to the c:\Program Files directory for an installation I'm creating using Windows 10 ICD. I did the same thing to a Windows 7 Embedded image using ICE by simply adding the ...
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Cannot clean install Windows 10 or access BIOS

I'm pulling my hair out with this one. I've got a HP TouchSmart 320 PC that I upgraded to Windows 10 mid last year from Windows 7. Bought the PC with W7 installed. Have had it in a box for months ...
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“Computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk” when trying to install Windows 10

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 10; the hard drive is now completely empty, and using Gparted, it's been formatted as a single, empty NTFS partition with an msdos partition table. ...
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How do I activate windows 8.1? (clean install on a pre-installed laptop) [duplicate]

I used the media creation tool kit to create a windows 8.1 pro boot dvd from Microsoft's website. I booted off of it, wiped my drive and partitions, recreated the partitions, and proceeded with the ...
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I've installed windows 10 with bios set to legacy, windows hangs on shut down?

I've installed Windows 10 on my new Lenovo G50-70 with Bios set to legacy boot, At first i didn't know how to enter to the bios so i pressed alt+f12 to choose which device to boot from so i found 4 ...
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Windows 10 clean install - Error 0x80300024

If you get Error 0x80300024 , then see my answer below. Otherwise, you ought probably to ignore this question. A friend has a laptop the like of which I can only dream of - brand new Core i7, 16GB ...
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I need to fix my windows boot loader with a 2 GB USB drive

Here's an interesting problem for you guys. I've installed Linux in a partition on the same hard drive with Windows 10, intending to dual boot. But now I can't boot into Windows because the boot-...
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Can not find format drive C option when installing windows

When inserting my Windows installing CD to my new Pc to install windows, I did not see the "format C " option which I used to see on my old Pc. Why that happened ? and how to fix it ? Thank you
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Cannot download the Windows 10 ISO (x64) file

I'm trying to download the Windows 10 ISO (x64) file. It is 4 GBs, but it only lets me download 17.4 MBs, regardless of the browser! However, if I copy the download link to clipboard and paste it into ...
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Windows 8 install on MBR

I have a Notebook that dual-boots Arch Linux and Windows 8 via GRUB. After swapping hard drives, Windows couldn't boot anymore, and I've spent hours on fixing this to no avail. (I've cloned everything ...
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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

My unit is toshiba Tecra R940 installed with windows 7. It became so slow and I think it could be with some virus. So I do reinstall of the OS. I load the installer on DVD, delete the partition with ...
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Skip upgrading W8 Pro to W10 and install W10 and use key from W8 Pro?

I am sorry to have to ask this question, but I do not have the points to just comment on some of the similar questions: Windows 10 Clean Install and Windows 8.1 Product Key [duplicate] Can I install ...
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ZoneAlarm Free offline installation, how to?

I read here that offline installation of ZoneAlarm Free are not available anymore since September 2015. Is there a way to trick the ZoneAlarm Free installer and save a copy of the full offline ...
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Cannot format new hard drive while installing

I just got my new hard drive (500GB) and I was about to install Windows 7, but received an error while formatting the partition (0x80070057—damaged disk). The disk is new and I've never used it before....
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Microsoft Bot Framework Emulator not installing - Error with dfsvc.exe

Trying to install the Microsoft Bot Framework Emulator on Windows 10 x64, ClickOnce is crashing and Event Log is showing the following error: Faulting application name: dfsvc.exe, version: 4.6.1038.0,...
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Error 0xc000035a when installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox [duplicate]

While installing Windows 8 on VirtualBox I got a strange error Error code 0xc000035a File:windows/system32/winload.exe How to proceed further ?
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Flash player installation issue

I just downloaded the latest version of adobe flash player from the site https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/! but,now when I double click on the installed file named "flashplayer21_ga_install.exe" ...
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How to change Windows 10 installation language

I recently download Windows 10 32 bit Now when I run the setup, then the setup language is different. How to change language in English This language is shown, how do I change it to English?
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Is an R install portable?

I can't seem to find R available to download as a portable package, however the installer does offer the option to install without certain registry keys (although it does still show up in Add/Remove ...
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How do I install Windows on an encrypted drive when I've forgotten the password?

About a year ago I installed ubuntu on my notebook and made it encrypt my hard drive. Problem is, I don't know what password I used back then, 'cause I haven't touched the notebook in a while. Now I ...
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How to Upgrade Windows 10 64 bit from Windows 8.1 32 bit?

I have Window 8.1 32 bit installed in my lap. I want to Upgrade to Windows 10 64 bit version. How to do it? ( clean installation is OK)
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Can I activate windows 10 with Windows 8.1 Product Key? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8.1 product key. I have plan to clean install windows 10. After I download the Windows 10 ISO and Can I install it using windows 8.1 product key?
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Installing Windows, Going back from “Copying Files”

I wanted to completely reinstall my windows 10, and in my haste I messed up somewhere, and I couldn't figure it out. The problem is I am able to boot from my USB and go till select partition to ...
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How to install all Windows 8 partitions on single drive on multidrive system?

Yesterday I wiped Windows and Linux systems and reinstalled them. My disk setup is: sda - ext4 - 2TB HDD - data sdb - ext4 - 2TB HDD - data sdc - NTFS - 3TB HDD - backup sdd - NTFS - 120GB SSD - ...
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Windows 10 planned re-installation without losing activation

I recently upgraded from windows 7 Ultimate to windows 10 Pro. My question is- How to re-install windows 10 pro after wiping the HDD without losing my license? Where are the activation files to take ...
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Does a Windows 8.1 product key work on Windows 7?

I currently have a system that is shipped preinstalled with genuine Windows 8.1. I would like a fresh install of Windows 7 instead. Would it be possible to use the key that is contained in this OS to ...
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What windows version should I purchase? [closed]

I have no clue about Windows, but I have heard that bought copies can only be installed a limited number of times - but it is not clear to me how many, and for which versions. I need a Windows ...
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Use install.wim larger than FAT32 filesize limit to boot on UEFI?

UEFI has a limitation that it must boot from FAT32. Obviously, this cannot hold a custom Windows install.wim with updates and software installed. My question is then, without using a PXE server, is ...
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How can I create Windows install media that boots & installs UEFI ONLY?

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode on my Mac Pro 4,1 flashed to 5,1 with 3.46GHz Intel W3690. As far as I can tell, Windows will only create media that boots the way the box that creates ...
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Installing Windows 10 on SSD - asking about options

Recently my hard drive, with a dual-boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10, crashed on me. I could boot into Ubuntu, not Windows, and I saw in GParted that Windows 10 was practically gone. I managed to ...
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error 87: wmfile option is not recognized in this context

I'm trying to reinstall windows 7 via USB 3.0 as my laptop has no USB 2.0 slots. I'm trying to follow the steps here. See where I hit my error below: Stumped as to why it isn't working. Here is my ...