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

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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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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” [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 ssd)...
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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 HDDs:...
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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 ...
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How to install Windows 95 from CD-ROM on laptop with no CD drive

I have a old Toshiba T4700CT laptop which I'd like to install Windows 95 on. However I own't Windows 95 on CD-ROM and this laptop only has floppy. I'd prefer not to have to hunt down and pay for a ...
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Installation of Windows with Unetbootin won't finish

Loaded an ISO with Win Server 2008 R2 onto a flash drive using Unetbootin. Booted just fine, went through most of the install process, server reboots just before "completing installation" then after ...
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In windows XP SP3, repair console is not showing

When I insert the CD and I want to repair my PC, there is no option for repairing:
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How to Install Windows8 with Ubuntu on laptop?

In my laptop, I have installed Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Now I need to replace Windows 7 with Windows 8 without formatting Ubuntu. Is it possible to do?
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0x000000C4 error on windows server 2012 r2 installation

I want to install windows server 2012r2 on my Dell CS 24-sc over USB. It boots successfully from the USBb disk and show loading files. The windows logo appears and the following error shows up. Need ...
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download windows 7 and windows 8 free and create a dvd with autorun [duplicate]

I want to download windows 7 and windows 8 properly and like to make a dvd which will help me to format windows 7 and windows 8 and also install window 7 and windows 8. I really very eager to know. I ...
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Can't install Win 8.1 to my new Dell I5 computer

i just got a new dell I5 computer with on Operating system inside, i tried to install win 8.1 as the manual said but when i got to the Hard drive i got the message "windows cannot be installed on this ...
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How do I attach a physical DVD to a Hyper-V machine?

I have Hyper-V running on Windows 8.1 host and now I need to install an operating system on the virtual machine. My operating system is on a physical DVD in a USB DVD drive attached to the physical ...
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Create Windows USB Stick from DVD

I have a Win7 PC with a Windows 8.1 DVD in the drive and an ISO I made from that DVD on the hd. an empty pen drive of 8G an Ultrabook, on which to install Win 8.1 a 56k Modem connection no USB DVD ...
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Installing Windows 7 to replace Windows 8: What to keep in mind?

I plan to buy an HP Pavilion (500-252eg) with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and already have a Windows 7 DVD with a working key. What I want to do is get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 instead, ...
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Laptop keeps restarting after start installation windows 7

Yesterday I bought 8 GB RAM and SSD (Samsung 840 PRO) for my eMachines E732G. I installed RAM instead of my old RAM. Also I installed SSD instead of HDD, and I installed HDD instead of DVD-RW with ...
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Installing and Activating Windows after accidentally deleting it while Installing Ubuntu

A week ago, I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1. Recently, I tried to install Ubuntu and while doing so I accidentally installed Ubuntu by replacing Windows. That is, ...
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Windows 8.1 mark an account as a Trusted UAC Account

From what I understand in windows 8 if you want to use/enable UAC you get a prompt unless you hack an icon or use the local SYSTEM account. I am fine with this, however is there a way to make a ...
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Can i install windows XP after installing windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1 on my system. I want to install windows xp on another partition but i searched and found that previous version of windows should be installed first otherwise it might not work. Is ...
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Windows 8.1 installation failure

I have an issue with installing Windows 8.1 on my laptop. The files for windows are on a bootable usb stick and when I try to install Windows from there, it seems to work fine at first in that I can ...
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An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

I have the Windows 7 installation media on a USB drive. I get the error "An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" when I boot to it on an older computer. The drive ...
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My personal laptop crashed due to change in config file

My Personal Laptop crashed yesterday with the message "windows is not booting because of previous hardware or software change", change is system config file "C:/../windows/system/config value = ...
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Aptio Setup Utility - Cannot change boot

I am so sorry to ask this. I feel like a total idiot - Aptio Setup Utility has me licked. I just bought an ASUS X75V with Freedos, Version 2.15.1226. The boot configuration has "Launch PXE OpROM ...
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Windows 7 going to reinstall starting first itself after the restart process

I tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate in my Acer laptop. After completing the installation process Windows automatically restarts and boots to the Windows 7 installation again. Same issue repeats when ...
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Windows 8: Can I create a spanned volume for the system drive at installation?

I would like to increase the Windows 8 system disk space using a spanned volume. It seems I can't create a spanned volume for the system drive after I have installed the system. Can I create a ...