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

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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 8.1 upgrade SSD

I have a genuine windows 8.1 that came with my PC. This PC has a 32GB SSD and that's barely enough for my programs. I want to upgrade my SSD to a 64GB to have more storage that I need. Now, I don't ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 installation doesn't get past “Setup is starting services” screen

Clean Windows 7 64bit install. 1x empty 250 GB Samsung SSD drive, AHCI. 16gb RAM tested with memtest86+. BIOS/Legacy mode (no UEFI) Everything goes well during the first phase - reboot - OK. After ...
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What happens with existing data drives after reinstalling WHS 2011?

It should be possible to exchange the motherboard (incl. CPU, RAM, GPU) of a WHS 2011 machine without reinstalling. You only need to install the new driver and deinstall the old ones. Is this a good ...
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How do I install windows 7 as a dual boot alongside windows 10?

I have windows 10 installed on a UEFI system. I'm looking to install Windows 7 Pro 64 bit to have the option when I boot between Windows 7 and Windows 10. The problem I think is that it's a UEFI ...
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Windows 10 Install on low disk space tablet

I have a tablet PC that has come preinstalled with Windows 8.1. The tablet has a 16GB HDD but when formatted with NTFS it has 9.66 GB of usable space. It also has a SD card slot up to 32GB. I have ...
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Replace Mac OS 10.11 with Windows 7?

My most used-computer is a mid-2012 MacBook Pro and I would like to completely replace Mac OS with Windows 7 (which I will most likely later update to Windows 10.) Could somebody please give detailed ...
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windows installer missing drivers after bcd edit

sorry if my English is not so good. I have been making a bootable usb stick with both windows 10 and windows seven installation inside it. I prepared the stick and copied the windows installation ...
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My Windows 7 Product Key does not match with my current windows version

let me explain Since I'd heard that Windows 10 was coming for free, I been crazy waiting for the notification to appear on my task bar, but nothing would happen. Two months ago I was surprised ...
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Can't install Windows 95 on an old hard drive

I have some trouble trying to install Windows 95 on an old Seagate ST3120A drive (106 MB size). The computer of this installation is an old Am386DX old school PC. Before this I installed Windows 95 on ...
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What does Windows 10 Setup do when installing “both” x86 and x64 architectures?

On a Running 64 bit programs on a 32 bit system answer there's this screenshot: What does the installer do if you select Both as architecture? I don' think there's any way of having a both x86 and ...
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W7 Home Premium x64 fresh install - won't detect usb flash drive for drivers

just installed W7 on a new build and can't get the drivers installed. I was having issues during the installation - it was hanging on finalizing settings - and did a new install without the ethernet ...
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Windows 10 ISO won't install from a flash drive

My laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad T440. I downloaded the ISO for Windows 10 from Microsoft's website and wrote it on to a flash drive using dd. (I'm currently running Fedora 23, so I can't use the media ...
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Windows 10 install hangs with blue logo

I'm trying to do a clean install from a Microsoft Windows 10 DVD. The blue windows logo appears on black background, and it remains there. Nothing else happens. What can I do to fix this? ...
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My PC hangs during Windows installation

My ASUS ROG G30AB desktop has been used for one and a half years, mostly running World Of Tanks and Armored Warfare. Recently, it started hanging frequently while playing a game, causing Windows 8.1 ...
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How to automate Windows installation process? [duplicate]

If I want to install OpenSuse/SUSE on more laptops/workstations and let them all have the same configuration, or even just save the current configuration for one workstation just so that I may ...
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Windows 10 install don't recognize SSD

I have a problem with a SSD (Crucial BX100) bought last week and Windows 10 install. When I try to install Windows 10, the installation software don't recognize my SSD, I have a same windows as this ...
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An Operating System Wasn't Found during installation

I have an laptop with Windows Vista on it. My mom forcibly shut it down when it was installing a new Operating System. So now I tried to install Windows on it again but it showed "Missing OS" and ...
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Windows 10 Installation power off loop

I'm trying to install Windows 10 from scratch on an old Dell machine for testing purposes. The machine meets the minimum Windows 10 specs. I've tried creating a grub boot USB from Ubuntu Linux. The ...
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Windows 7 installation stuck at drivers

I am installing Windows 7 on my computer, but it always gets stuck at the point where it asks for the drivers. I have changed the BIOS settings to default, but it's not working. I also tried with a ...
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Windows 8 OEM clean install error - Media driver is missing

I'm trying to make a clean install of windows 8 on my new ASUS S46CB laptop. It uses an OEM key. So, in order to make it, I created an bootable USB, using the microsoft media tools program (link) I ...
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How to get most recent build of Windows 10 with integrated updates in an installer package / media?

I've been having a terrible time with some users who want to upgrade to Windows 10. 95% of the time the upgrade goes fine and all is well... Then about 20% of those upgrades have an earth-shattering ...
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Install Windows after Linux [duplicate]

At first i installed Linux mint on my hard drive. This disk is splitted up into two partitions. After i installed linux i formatted the 2nd partition and deleted and created it new. It's the ...
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BX100 not showing up during windows installation

I have a Acer E5-511 with N2940 and I upgraded it to 4gb of RAM. It came with a hdd so I wanted to change it to a BX100. So I did, and I ran my windows 10 installation. It didn't see my ssd at all. In ...
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When is WinRE Partition created on Windows 10 upgrade?

When we upgrade Windows 8.1 systems (UEFI) to Windows 10, we see a 450 MB Recovery Partition is created from the OS partition. On searching further, we figured this is the new WinRE partition created ...
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CD rom is missing when I try to reinstall

I tried to reinstall my friend's laptop by using Windows 8. After I formatted the disk, It's said something about GPT or similar which meant I couldn't do the next step. Then, I tried to refresh it ...
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Blue screen during Windows 10 installation (Asus N76VB)

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my ASUS N76VB notebook. I'm getting very weird and unstable results starting from file copy/read erros ending with random blue screens of death. I'm installing it ...
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Windows 10 reinstall - what about secondary harddrives?

My current OS installation is a Win 7 which has been updated to 8.0 then to 8.1 and now updated to 10. Time has come to make a clean Win 10 install. I've just downloaded ...
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How to run Windows 10 from an external hard drive? [duplicate]

I am currently able to boot from an external drive or multiboot USB. Taking this concept one step further, I have 3 questions: 1) Is it possible to install and run Windows 10 on a portable external ...
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Installing Ubuntu for future install windows 8.1

I want to install ubuntu on my asus zenbook ux32vd and then to install windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu I have 500GB HDD and 24GB SSD How I need to spread these disks for ubuntu/windows I mean what I ...
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Configure Windows 7 settings during/before installation

Is there a program that can be used to configure the settings within a Windows 7 ISO before installation? By settings I mean things like: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization Control ...
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Simple Windows deployment to multiple PCs [duplicate]

I purchased 3 PCs with identical hardware that have Windows 8.1 installed. I purchased 3 licenses for Windows 8.1 Pro retail/full version. I want them to be configured identically initially, ...
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Custom Windows installation and recovery partition with sysprep?

So I do know about the audit mode of Windows, sysprep.exe, and the Windows System Image Manager to create unattended answer files. I already used these tools to setup my new Windows 10 installation, ...
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Windows 7 install hangs at “Setup is Starting”

I am trying to reinstall Windows 7 from an install DVD but it hangs at "Setup is Starting" ad infinitum… I have tried using the repair option instead but it hangs with a blank screen (just the Windows ...
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Selective updates with newly-created installation ISO

I purchased retail boxed/full-version licenses of Windows 8.1 Pro for several new PCs that shipped with Windows 8.1 (non-Pro), but the DVDs included are 1.5 years old. I am considering using option 1 ...
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Put personal files/folders on Windows 10 USB boot media

I made a Windows 10 USB boot/install media using the Windows 10 media creation tool. There are still 10 GB free on the USB and my question is - can I put personal files/folder on the USB without it ...
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Name PC during Windows 10 installation?

I recently formatted my hard disk and did a clean installation of Windows 10. One thing I noticed was that the installer doesn't ask for PC name anymore as it did in previous version. It automatically ...