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

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“No drives were found” during windows 7 Installation [duplicate]

I have XPS-15 L502 with 1TB HD I have ONLY ubuntu 12.04 installed. It runs just fine. No other OS is installed. While trying to re-install Windows 7 using the Recovery Disk Dell provides, it asks me ...
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Windows 8 Installation couldn't find drives

I am trying to install Windows on Ubuntu using a bootable Windows USB stick. Basically I want to multi boot with Ubuntu and Windows 8. However, on the "Where do you want to install Windows?" ...
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AutoUnattend.xml Windows 8 setup

I need a example of how to make an Autounattend.xml for the Windows 8 x64 Core ISO setup. I saw a example from MSDN but don't helped me in nothing, my unattended always fails (is not recognized by ...
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Installing windows to a new hard drive [duplicate]

Go easy on me - my first post here! I want to install windows on my new hard drive. I have the install files on my old hard drive, I purchased windows 7 online and have downloaded those files. I can ...
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Install Windows 7 Manually

My Windows 7 is in a black screen with cursor before login in all boot modes state. It says I have no restore points (when I actually do) and I have tried all recovery options. It happened after I ran ...
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Blue screen of death while installing Windows XP SP2

I am receiving an error while starting Windows XP on my ten year old computer (D845PEBT2) that says Windows cannot start because the following file is missing or corrupt: ...
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all partitions became dynamic due to startup repair utility

All my disk partitions including system reserved and c: have become dynamic, due to which I am unable to boot linux. I wish to make some primary partitions. Ubuntu cant help since pc wont boot it even ...
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distinguish between hard drives in Windows 7 installation

Usually I distinguish between two hard-drives in Windows installations by their size, however this time I have two equal-sized hard drives, how can I know exactly which one is which during Windows 7 ...
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How do I clean-install a new SSD with Windows 7 upgrade DVD

I'm adding some new fancy pieces to my computer from HP. I now have a legitimate copy of Windows 7 home premium that comes from an upgrade DVD from Windows Vista that was given me with the computer ...
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Setup custom recovery partition? [duplicate]

So My 12 year old brother is becoming an "I-know-everything" PC gamer. Hence he often jacks his computer up. Share-ware, Mal-ware, 8 million start up programs, you know the norm. I'm going to do a ...
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Want to uninstall Windows 8 and install Windows 7 Ultimate on a new Toshiba laptop. How? [duplicate]

I just purchased a Toshiba Laptop S855-068; I7-3630QM system with Windows 8. I would like to uninstall Windows 8 and install my licensed copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I am going to be running CATIA ...
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Windows XP installation fails because of bad key

My computer was wiped clean before I installed XP, but my key was bad. I bought Windows 7 (downloadable) but the computer keeps trying to run XP. But since the install failed, I'm stuck. I just ...
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Install Win 7 Pro in a different language

I just bought a new laptop that came with Windows 7 Pro 64bit in Italian. I'd like to have it in English, but language packs are an option available only with the Ultimate version. Can I install the ...
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Installing Windows 7 and Windows 8 in same partition

I have Windows 7 installed on my pc. In c:\ I want to install Wwindows 8 on the same drive as I have created the partition size as 350 Gb. I want to keep both Windows installations on the same ...
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How Do I Move Program Files From One Drive To Another?

I'm have a lot of programs already installed on my Windows XP machine, but now am facing lack of free space in my C:\ drive. I know normal copy wont work anymore. From searching Google, I saw ...
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Windows 7 OEM 64 bit installation [closed]

I am a new user to SU. Sorry if this has already been asked before. I did ask a user in a comment a while back. Anyway here goes : I assembled my own PC. I purchased the OEM version from the market ...
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Can I do a clean installation of Windows 8 without burning any DVD?

Now I have the ISO file but I don't want to burn it into DVD so I wonder if there is a way to install Windows 8 right from hard disk ? (do a clean installation from DOS not from any Windows system)
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Windows 7 installation needs device drivers

I'm doing a clean install of Windows 7 on a friend's computer (an ASUS A53SV). I am installing Home Premium 64-bit with integrated SP1 from a USB flash drive. The installation gets to a screen that ...
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Windows 7 fails to finalise installation, black screen but mouse works

I had Vista installed and have now tried to put Windows 7 on the machine. Setup completes but Windows fails to initialise. It goes to a black screen and then stays like that. Safe mode loads but then ...
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Installation stops with cmd.exe window on Laptop

I am installing W7 Ent on an LG R580. I am working with a valid ISO (installs perfect on other systems). During the installation, before the installation window, the process hangs, and I get a ...
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“No operating system” after installing new hard drive

I bought a laptop from eBay. The previous owner took the hard drive out, so I replaced it with a new hard drive. I installed the new hard drive, did a hard drive self test – it passed. I downloaded ...
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Can't boot windows 8 install from usb, thinks it's a hard drive. Now stuck on win8 logo

I have a usb flash drive I used to install windows 8 on this laptop. Now I wanna try it on my pc. In boot order there is no clear USB, there were only 3 options (tried them all) Hard, CD, Removable. I ...
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“hard-disk not found” windows XP installation

Installing windows XP Professional 64 bit on a virtual machine using VMware Workstation V9 When installing Windows XP by using the IMG file I have of the XP Installation disk mounted as a CD disk. ...
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Unallocated space isn't seen by Windows XP setup

I'm trying to install Windows XP on a TravelMate 7530 laptop. I used WinSetupFromUSB to make an bootable USB installation disk. The problem occurs when the installation is started. The step where ...
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Windows 7/8 installation fails on a SSD

Short story: I have recently purchased a SSD (Samsung 840 PRO, 512 Go) on which I wish to install Windows 8. However the installation fails to complete. It starts just fine (regional options, serial ...
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How to install Windows 7 using an external display?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF115FM. Through a lot of research online, I've come to find out that this laptop has external video ports (VGA & HDMI) that only work once the operating system loads the ...
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Can I use an upgrade DVD to downgrade to Windows 7?

I have a DVD for upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 7 Pro; Can I use it to downgrade from Windows 8 (normal version)? EDIT: If it is not possible, is there any way to downgrade without having to pay ...
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Downgrading to windows 7 on a computer with no optical drive

I just got a brand new computer, which comes with windows 8 (not pro), but I use an application that can only run on Windows 7 pro; thus, the need to downgrade. I have a Windows 7 Pro DVD (designed ...
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Specify system and root partitions for Windows 7 during install

I want to install Windows 7 on a PC that currently has linux installed. My HDD is using the MBR partitioning scheme and its layout is like this: 130MB free space; swap partition(primary); 1.9TB ext4 ...
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“Windows failed to start” error while installing from USB

I want to install Windows 7 from a USB drive. I used Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to move the files from the ISO file to the USB and after I insert the USB to the computer I get this message. ...
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Microsoft account setup issue

I just purchased a new lap top (Windows 8) to hedge on the upcoming demise of the old laptop (Vista). When I tried to set up the new computer it said I needed to set up a Microsoft account for that ...
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Installing Windows 7 After Replacing HDD in a laptop

I have a Toshiba laptop which has a dead hard drive. The user has also lost their recovery CDs. I was wondering then if it is possible to download the official Win7 ISO's from here ...
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Making pendrive bootable for Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive I have to make pen-drive bootable for my Windows XP ISO file. I'm Using Windows 7 ultimate. I saw many links on net whose ...
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Installing windows xp keeps repeating setup from USB

I'm trying to install windows XP from USB but after setup copies the files. It says it has to restart. And when it restarts, it comes back again on the setup. It is repeating the same process again ...
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Windows 8 recovery partition on main hard drive

I've recently been having a lot of trouble with my current laptop which has caused me to reinstall my operating system several times, and I'm getting sick of always burning installation disks or ...
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How can I install Windows Vista from one computer onto a HDD that will be used on a different computer?

How can I install Windows Vista from Computer A onto a HDD that is connected to Computer A through a SATA-to-USB connector? My intention is not have this HDD to function as an alternative OS to boot ...
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Windows 8 upgrade offer: will I be able to format or forced to upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough? Windows 8 Pro Upgrade but no previous ...
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No discs found when trying to install Windows 8 with UEFI

I have a Vizio Notebook (CN15-A5). It came pre-installed with Windows 8 x64 and is taking advantage of UEFI out of the box. The BIOS (APTOS AMI) is in Secure Boot mode with the OS selected as "Windows ...
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how to edit registry of xp installation disc

I want to add some of my application to xp installation and lunch them after xp startup.I can add program using regedit manually to startup after install but,i dont know how to edit registry of xp ...
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Installing Win7 over PXE through Serva fails on Loading Network Resources [closed]

I'm trying to install Win7 OS on a Lenovo E335 with no DVD/CD. I'm doing it over PXE/Network using Serva. Although I am able to get passed Serva's installation menu, ServaPENet fails at the booting ...
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Installing Windows 8 to HDD while Windows 7 is running?

Basically, I want to still use my PC while I install Windows 8. The drive I want to install to is physically different from the one I am running Windows 7 on, and so, if I wanted to boot to Windows ...
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Windows 8: Clean Install Fails BEFORE country Screen

G'day, I've been trying to (clean) install Windows 8 on my PC now for over two weeks now, and it's really getting old. You can see here that I've outlined my issue to the Windows Technical ...
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Reinstalling a fresh Windows 8 on my new laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing a different edition of Windows 8 on an OEM system OK I have a new Dell (Inspiron 15R 5520) laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I'm really not a ...
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Windows Installer and Custom Images

If I understand correctly, the Windows 7 installer engine's Windows Imaging Format is partially designed to make it easy to do deployment to multiple computers using an image. I have a scenario where ...
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How to restore files that allow a PC to boot into Windows 7?

Past: I had a problem with a few hard drives from my RAID10 (4 drives mirrored and striped) - they failed simultaneously which prevented me from booting into Windows 7 from the RAID array. Present: I ...
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BSOD on Windows 7 install - Linux works fine

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64-bit on my machine: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 3GB RAM (although only 2884608K reported in BIOS) GeForce 210 1GB Abit IB9 motherboard memtest86+ reports no errors in ...
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Windows 8 Installation doesn't detect my SATA Maxtor 6V250F0 HDD

I've been using Ubuntu on a desktop computer I have in my house and I'd like to try to install Windows 8 and replace the Ubuntu system. In the installation wizard of Windows 8 I get stuck in the ...
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Getting error message oxc0000034 after booting up PC

I'm getting error message oxc0000034 after booting up PC. I tried to install Win 7 and after installation got the above error code. I tried to repair installation but still same the same error ...
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How to install Windows7 on Hitachi HTS545050a7e380 harddrive?

I have a Samsung NP530U3B with a Hitachi HTS545050a7e380 Harddrive. In the Bios it shows as one drive Hitachi hts545050a7e380 When I try to install Windows 7 it show 2 drives in the setup Drive 0 ...
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Installing XP through USB-flash disc

I don't know whether this could be asked here... So, Pardon me for this. Probably, this is based on My laptop and a contradiction to this question asked already here... I tried to format my ...