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

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Genuine Windows 10 reinstall from long upgrade path

I have an old laptop (this one) that came with Windows Vista and a free update to Windows 7 Home Premium. I then got an anytime update to Windows 7 Ultimate. (Which, in hindsight, was not a very smart ...
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Install Windows 7 64bit over network

I am trying to get our computers and network setup to where i can re-install (or fresh install) windows over our network. All our computers get set up the same way with the same software. I would like ...
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Install program to single RDS user

I'm looking to install an application to a single user in a RDS environment without installing it to the other users. The user is an Admin. I have very little experience with GPO but imagine it's ...
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problems with windows 10 technical preview [on hold]

I installed windows 10 technical preview ( 9926 build) on my samsung ativ book 2 which came with preinstalled windows 8 and I later updated it to 8.1. Since it was a bit buggy and slow I used cc ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air Mid-2012, I have OSX Yosemite Beta and Windows 8.1 (via BootCamp) installed. I have rEFInd installed too. I would like to install Windows 10 Tech Preview on my MacBook along side ...
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Reinstall Windows from another PC

I've decided I want to format my hdd and reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop. The laptop doesn't have a CD/DVD drive and I guess I've lost my USB drive when I moved a few weeks ago. And I don't really ...
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How I Install Windows 10 If Error Comes [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu. I want to install Windows 10 over the copy of Windows 8 Pro. I have formated the Windows 8 Pro system drive but when installing Windows 10 an error comes up: We ...
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How to upgrade to Windows 8.1 but keep the files [duplicate]

I am upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. I have a lot of data stored in my PC, It would be very tedious to back up all of the data. I have stored the data in local disks other than the system ...
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Unable to install fresh Windows 7 OS in laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 7 in my Lenovo z560 laptop. I inserted a DVD, deleted all disks and then formatted it. Now I selected primary drive(150GB) and after that an error msg popped up while ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on a tablet with only a touchscreen, no keyboard or mouse

Trying to re-install Windows 8.1 on Acer Iconia W4-820 Tablet. When I boot from a USB and get to the setup screen I notice that I can't use the touchscreen. I'm guessing it's probably because ...
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Install Windows 7, keeping pre-installed Windows 8 (dual boot)?

I have a Samsung notebook with pre-installed Windows 8: how can I install Windows 7 in dual boot? I have read there might be some problems, since Windows 8 runs on GPT partitions, and Windows 7 might ...
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Windows installation interrupted

I am trying to install Windows 8 setup using bootable pendrive into my Dell Inspiron Laptop and getting the error: "Windows could not set the offline locale information. Error Code: 0x80FF0000". ...
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How to install only win 8.1, no need osX on macbook pro mid 2010? [duplicate]

I just have a mackbook pro mid 2010 which I have to install windows 8.1. I do not want dual boot. I do not have mac os recovery or media dvd. I tried to boot (when booting pressing "C") it from usb ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview Install is Freezing

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Acer 751h laptop. I've downloaded the iso and used rufus to create a bootable USB. When I choose "Install," and then "Custom," the install ...
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Booting from USB with UEFI bios to install Windows 8.1

I have a Lenovo 11e Yoga laptop. I have installed a new, blank SSD in the system and now I want to reinstall Windows 8.1 (which is what the laptop came with). I created a bootable USB stick using ...
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How to clean reinstall Win 7 without Install disc

I want to reinstall one really old Windows 7 Home Prem. It was installed in laptop yet by seller. I searched and found just option Choosing an advanced recovery method->Return your computer to the ...
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Windows 10 technical preview: Windows can't be installed because this pc uses a compressed operating system

I am trying to upgrade to the Windows 10 technical preview, however when I do, it says that I can't because I am using a compressed OS. What does this mean? My build: Intel i7 Windows 8.1 Pro for ...
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Save Windows 8 recovery SD-card as image

I have a windows tablet from Asus (the Vivotab 8 Note) and I got a microSD card with the tablet, that contains a install.wim to reinstall Windows in case of errors. I want to use this card normally so ...
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Install windows 98 on my PC [closed]

I want to install windows 98 on my PC. But it says that windows 98 is supported by the system. Here are the specifications of the PC Processor - Core 2 Quad 6600 Mother Board Chip set - G 41 Ram - 4 ...
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M.2 SSD not recognized by Windows 7 Ult installation

I've installed a Crucial M500 480GB SSD in the M.2 slot on an ASRock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard. When i to install Windows 7 Ult on it the drive doesn't show. With diskpart it shows as drive 0. I can ...
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Installing windows 2000 pro from hard disk

I'm wishing to install Windows 2000 Pro on my computer from a hard disk: Source of hard drive is from a discarded Dell computer, I have product code #. Computer to be installed on: I MAC, Snow ...
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Win8 downgrade - Windows 7 installation “Driver not found”

I have an Asus R500VD laptop which came with the preinstalled Windows 8. As actually this computer will be used by my grandmother (and she's only using win 7) I'd like to downgrade it. Thanks to ...
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Installing windows 7 on another harddrive

Currently I have installed Windows 8 on my HDD and my friends broke one so he purchased a new one and asked if I can install Windows 7 on it for him so I've got it plugged in. How can i install the ...
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How to Install Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed [duplicate]

I have purchased a dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. That is, to install the Windows OS in the ...
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How to correctly reinstall Windows 7? [closed]

Recently I performed a new installation of Windows 7 64-bit but now Windows sometimes freezes. What would be the best way to reinstall Windows? Do I need to delete all drives and create and format a ...
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What kind of problems will I have re-installing Windows 8.1 64bit OEM when I upgrade my computer? [closed]

I received a copy of Windows 8.1 64bit OEM for Christmas. Notice it's the OEM version. Anyway, I am currently building a new PC that I want to use my new Windows on. The only thing I need to get a ...
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How to bootstrap Windows 8 install to a USB drive? (or reset BIOS password for a Gateway ne56r41u)

I have to reinstall Windows 8 onto a drive for a laptop, however the user has set a BIOS password and cannot remember the password, neither can I find a way to reset this UEFI password. Consequently ...
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How to install Windows 7 onto cFast USB flash disk

I have a cFast USB 3.0 (eSATAp) flash disk and I am trying to install Windows 7 to it. When the installer displays partition list, my cFast drive does not appear. It is formatted as a normal NTFS disk ...
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XP blue screens on installer on my pc [duplicate]

I currently have my laptop running on windows 7. I plan on adding XP and keeping permanently disconnected from the internet to run some old games/programs (My pc doesn't have much ram so vm's are not ...
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Trying to create windows 8.1 bootable usb using windows tool

I purchased a student copy of windows 8.1 pro, I downloaded the installer, ran it. It took forever to 'set stuff up' (over 9hours) so I quit it. I then launched it again, this time it went straight to ...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ...
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Not able to install Microsoft Build Tools 2013 on Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1

I am kind of stuck on this. I have installed .NET 4.5.2 and Winver tool shows this information: Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service pack 1) I have ran a Windows update also. ...
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How do I install a clean WIN 7 ULT on my DELL VOSTRO 1014?

I've an old Dell Vostro 1014 (mid 2009). As I tried installing OS WIN 7 64 bit ULTIMATE through CD/DVD RW, I pressed and checked all the function keys one at a time but all in vain. The system would ...
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How do I clean previous windows files?

I just upgraded from Windows 7 to 10, thinking it would make a clean install I backed up everything. Now that it's installed, old files are still there in C:/, there is hardly any disk space left. ...
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Problems installing Windows 7 OEM

I recently 'built' a computer by scrambling together parts from various PCs. Up until now, I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but now I decided to get Windows 7 aswell. The computer has three ...
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Unable to reinstall MSE or Forefront Protection on Windows 7 x86_64

One of the administrators in our company has recently had a trojan (Upatre.A), they managed to detect this with Microsoft Security Essentials and it told us it was removed. She continued to report her ...
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Rebuild laptop and specify Windows 8.1 should use small SSD

My question is whether it's possible to rebuild a laptop with a 32GB SSD and 500GB HDD with Windows 8.1 making use of the 32GB SSD in some way to improve performance. For example: I've read about ...
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Ideas on how to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro (2010) with broken display

The display of my MacBook Pro 13" (2010 model) is broken and I would like to install Windows 7 Pro on the device. I also have a Cinema Display which connects to the MBP. However, I cannot get the MBP ...
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Unable to install SQL Server Express 2014 Management Studio

Unable to install SQL Server Express 2014 Management Studio on Windows 7/8.1 SQL Server 2012 is already installed on PC. Error is Same architecture installation - Failed No results in google search. ...
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How can I tell which version of Windows was installed before update?

How can I tell if a user's Windows operating system was updated from previous version of Windows, or his current Windows version is the originally installed version? E.g., how can I tell if his ...
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Attempting to clean install Windows 7 on brand new SSD failing with “The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible” error

I switched out the HDD in my laptop for a brand new Kingston M500 240gb SSD. I expected to be able to just stick in my Windows 7 pen drive and install to the SSD. When booting from the pen drive I'm ...
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Why do I get 0x0000005D (UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR) in recent Windows versions?

So, I tried too install Windows Technical Preview, yes this referes too PAE/NX/SSE2 not working but I have these features. Anyidea what's going on here? Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz ...
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Windows installation disk MBR error

I need to install windows on a laptop which has no OS. When selecting the partition of Hard disk to install... Gives me such an error:"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. the selected disk has ...
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Running untrusted software requiring installation (Windows)?

Is there some good way to install and run untrusted software, except in a full VM? Assume running the software does not require admin privileges. Can I use a separate partition, for example (How ...
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Installing Windows 7 using Serva fails with error 3

I have an old Toshiba laptop which does not have CD Rom and also it does not support boot from USB. I want to install Windows 7 in it. After some searching, i came to know that i can install it using ...
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Automate new computer set up?

I set up new computers for customers with Windows 7, Office 2013, other programs, update everything, etc. The process is long and tedious. Is there any way to automate all of this into as little ...
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Invalid Product Key Windows 8 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install windows 8 64-bit on my notebook using a genuine windows DVD but right after I select language and click on "install" it says the key is invalid even if it didn't asked me to type ...
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Use Windows 8 installer (EXE) on a OS free (only DOS) laptop

Good morning, I just found a sweet deal for a Lenovo Y510P (Intel Core i7 4700MQ, 16GB di RAM, SSD da 256GB, NVIDIA GeForce GT 755m / 2 GB, DOS), that is shipped with only DOS installed. Since I'm ...
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Attempting to install Windows 8.1 as secondary OS, misdetects EFI partition

Currently I have Arch Linux installed as my primary OS, and wish to install Windows 8.1 as a secondary so I may utilize certain special hardware (a capture card which has no Linux drivers at the ...
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Windows apps open and then automatically get closed in Windows 8.1

I have recently installed windows 8.1 professional on my pc. When I open windows store or windows store apps only the splash screen comes and then automatically the app gets closed. Sometimes a ...