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

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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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Can't boot installation CD

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to try Windows 10 so I made an installation CD. When I try to boot from the CD it still loads Ubuntu rather than the installation process. I have tried enabling ...
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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 ...
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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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Windows 10 installer don't offer the ability to sign in during the installation

I have installed a Windows 10 today, and it didn't offer me to login into my Microsoft account instead of creating a local one. Is it possible only in the insider installer or did I miss something? (I ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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Unable to install Visual Studio 2012 error displays

Every time I try to install visual studio 2012, this error always occurs. And I do not know why. Can someone please help me?
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We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files

Last time I had installed chromium os. Now I wanted to install windows again. During installation I get the following error: I searched a lot and lots of people fixed this issue by removing extra ...
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How can I create a valid partition to install Windows 10 on it?

I have a problem with installing Windows 10 on my computer. I have only an empty HDD (I want to install windows on it) and bootable USB with windows plugged into my PC. When I get to the window where ...
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Windows key from previous installation

I have a desktop that was purchased with Vista pre-installed, but currently runs Windows 7. The Windows 7 install was a clean install that also removed any recovery partitions on the desktop. However, ...
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Setting LVDS as default during system installation

We have ITX based motherboards for our application needs. We have performed all test with below listed configuration: LVDS Display 1 GB DDR2 320GB HDD WIN 7 KEMX 2030 We used imagex for cloning ...
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Windows 10 unattended install: how to set input locale, system language and currency/date format?

I've successfully created an Autounattend.xml using this online tool, which I'm using to install Windows 10 64-bit without prompting for any questions during installation. However, it seems it ...
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“Error: Your PC needs to be repaired”, during installation of Windows 8 on Mac

Im Trying to install windows 8.1 on an external hard drive on my macbook pro without going through the bootcamp process, since it asks for the internal hard drive to be partitioned which is not ...
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How to install win XP on external hard disk that connected to windows 7 OS

Have one external Hard disk and need to install win XP. The hard disk is connected through SATA to USB connector in Windows 7
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Modify Windows Installation by custom bat file

How can I with no usage of 3rd party tool modify Windows Installation by packing custom bat file into Windows 10 installer? I expect that installer start it after installation with privileges that bat ...
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How to rename the User folder to default Microsoft-account folder-name in Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 on one of my PCs when the machine was offline. So Windows created a local account. Later when that device went online, I linked it with my Microsoft account, but now that ...
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Can't install Java\JDK on Windows 10

I've installed Windows 10 x64 from official page and now can't install Java or JDK. When I try to execute a file nothing happen. I tried 8u66 x64\x32 and 8u65 x64\x32. Need it for work so it's very ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Kali Linux

When I recently installed Kali Linux on my Windows 7 computer, I completely installed Kali Linux to my computer which deleted all my Windows 7 because I didn't need it. Now Kali Linux is installed on ...
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Clean Windows 10 install fails on SSD fails with error code 0x8007025D

Yesterday I tried installing windows 10 on my SSD with a bootable USB stick for windows 10, created with Rufus. However, no matter what I try, i always get thrown out at ~32-40% of the second ...
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Reinstall Window 8 single language on a Dell preinstalled laptop

My Dell laptop came with Windows 8 Single Language 64bit, the below sticker having product key got erased. Contacted dell and they told product will be embeded inside Motherboard, I just need to run ...