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

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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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Black Screen while installing Windows 10 [on hold]

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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Window 8 clean re-install [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which came with Windows 8 64-bit pre-installed. For some reasons I installed a pro version and activated it with an activation tool. I am wondering, can I re-install ...
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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 ...
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Install windows on unallocated space (without formatting rest of partitions)

Situation: I had 2hdd, one was used for OS, the other was just storage divided in several partition. OS hdd was removed, so now I have pc without OS and data that I do not want to loose. ...
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How can I install a windows iso from ubuntu without a flash drive

So my windows 8.1 broke today with the error of winload.exe going corrupt. I'm at a loss. I don't know where to start. I had to do this once already a few months ago when I infected myself with a RAT ...
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Install Windows 8.1 from Harddrive

I want to install Windows 8.1 from Harddrive. I don't have a CD-ROM, nor do I have a USB Capable of containing the Windows 8.1 ISO. ATM, I'm running Linux on a USB Drive. I've already set the ...
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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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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 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 ...