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

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Windows 7 installation stuck on expanding Windows files (0%) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Expanding Files 0%, error 0x80070017 Windows 7 x64 RTM Windows 7 installation stuck on expanding Windows files (0%) What are the causes? Is it common? BTW, this is ...
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Using OEM disks to install Windows 7 partition on Windows 8 laptop

I own a Toshiba Satellite laptop that originally came with Windows 7 on it. I currently have Windows 8 installed only (no other OSs on other partitions). I am a software developer and would like to ...
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Can't dualboot Windows 8 with Linux on separate drive

I have two hard drives, one has Linux on it, the other one is empty(the MBR was also cleared with dd). When I try to install Windows 8 on the empty hard drive I get this: note: not my actual ...
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Why does booting from a 64 bit Win 8 USB install work on a 32 bit laptop?

I upgraded a 64 bit Windows 7 laptop to Windows 8 through the Upgrade Assistant, creating a bootable USB without any problems. I installed it successfully. Before I purchased an upgrade for my 32 bit ...
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Transferring a Windows 8 license and proper un- and reinstallation

Long story short I have two computers: a laptop and a desktop computer. Both have Windows 7 on them. I buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade. To see if it screws up anything, I install it on my laptop as a ...
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How to install Windows 7 on Samsung NP530U3B?

I purchased a new notebook and I'm trying to reinstall Windows. I could start the installation once via external USB DVD Drive. I deleted the old partitions and had to reboot. After that the computer ...
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What does a base Windows 7 root file system look like?

What directories and files should I see in the root (C:) of a fresh Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installation (including hidden files and directories)?
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Installing Windows 8 from one partition to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 8 on my HDD without the use of a USB or DVD? Is it possible to install Windows 8 from one partition where i have the ISO to another partition ...
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Windows 8: Choose What To Keep

I have downloaded "Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant" from Microsoft Windows 8 Website. I am currently using Windows 7 right now. When I run an application, I have to select one of the following option ...
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Install Windows 8 Upgrade to a new SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade but no previous version of Windows installed I have a legit Windows 7 installed on my C:\ SSD drive. I have about 10 gigs left of 80 gigs total. So ...
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Cannot format Lenovo Notebook to Windows XP

I have a Lenovo B430 notebook, which I'm trying to format to Windows XP SP3 Professional, 'cause of some driver problems in Windows 7. The notebook boot the CD fine, but when try to show the screen ...
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If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8, can I reuse my Windows 7 “full” license key on another partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens to the Windows 7 key when upgrading to Windows 8? I would like to upgrade my Windows 7 PC to Windows 8. I currently have an academic license key for Windows ...
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Making a bootable windows 7 installation flashdrive from Fedora

My main rig had Windows go down and all I have is a blank flashdrive and a netbok with fedora running on it. I have the windows 7 iso ready to go. I tried unetbootin, but all I got was a blank boot ...
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Dual booting windows 7/8 with a view to upgrade 7 later

I currently have Windows 7 (64 bit), and I'd like to try out Windows 8, but not commit just yet. Can I install windows 8 in a dual boot configuration so that I can dual boot 7 and 8? Assuming ...
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Install Windows 8 on SSD and Program & Users on HDD

I have been dealing with a few problems while installing Windows 8 on my computer. On my old configuration, I had Windows 7 installed on my 60 GB SSD, and my programs and user data on my 1TB HDD, ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a hybrid hard disk

I purchased a new notebook and I'm trying to reinstall Windows. However, I missed that the hard disk used is a hybrid one – a Seagate Momentus ST1000lM024. The disk is shown as: Disk 0 with 8 GB ...
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How to re-image a store-bought Windows Vista 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a product key finder for a PC? How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing? OK, so I have a Windows Vista... more ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 on an existing bootcamp installation

I already have a functioning bootcamp installation of Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. I'd like to re-install Windows 8 (newer version) to the same bootcamp partition-- can I simply boot from the Win 8 ...
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Can I install Windows 8 from MSDN now and switch to my own license when they are available for purchase? [closed]

I have a computer at home with valid a Windows 7 license and I have MSDN access at work. Can I install Windows 8 on this home machine now from MSDN and then when they are available switch that ...
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Not able to install Windows 8 on desktop PC

I can't install Windows 8 on my Asus 945G motherboard, dual core 2.0, 2GB DDR2 RAM system. I think it is 64-bit. I have Windows 7 32-bit installed. While installing from CD it says some CD/DVD ...
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I can't install anything in my new Windows 7 laptop

I tried to install the Java JRE and other programs (e.g. Notepad ++) and it displayed that I don't have admin rights (I'm the only user). I tried the Run as Administrator option during installation, ...
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Can I install Windows 8 onto a Storage Spaces Pool

I am going to perform a clean installation of Windows 8 Pro onto my computer. Due to upgrades over time I currently have 2 x 120 GB SSD drives. Is it possible to create a Storage Space Pool using ...
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Windows 8 installation - cannot create new partition or locate existing one

I am trying to install Windows 8. I have just bought 2 new corsair 120GB Force 3 SSDs. I set them up in a raid 0 (stripped) configuration. When it came to choosing where to install windows I got the ...
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Change the Windows 8 product key after installation?

I just completed a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro as it was released to MSDN. Installation went without a hitch however I can't find out where to enter the correct product key for the copy I have. ...
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Windows 7 Very Slow Installation and Running

I had a hard drive crash on my desktop earlier in the year and I decided to get a 1TB Hard Drive to restore my computer. However, when I started to install Windows7 on it not only did the installation ...
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How can I update Windows 8 RP?

At the Win8 logon screen, it says there are essential updates to install; login and install them. How, though? I googled "Microsoft Update" which led me to the "beta.update.Microsoft" site, which ...
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Can't boot up computer windows 8 installation

I wanted to install Windows 8 with a volume partition and when the Windows 8 was installing it rebooted and it gave me an error: The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified. File ...
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How can I Install a fresh copy of Windows XP or windows 7 into USB flash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive Persistent install of Windows 7 (or XP) on a USB stick Can I run Windows XP from a USB flash drive? How can I Install a ...
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My computer is totally messed up, how can I reset it?

Ever since I formatted a partition (which was separate from all my files) to allow OS X to install on it (which never even worked) it has created nothing but problems. I have like 3 windows.old ...
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A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing when installing from pendrive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Required CD/DVD device driver missing while installing WIndows 7 I have a Thinkpad x120 with no OS preinstalled. When trying to install Windows 7 it shows the error "a ...
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How do I install Windows 7 on an Apple laptop?

I received an Apple MacBook with model number A1181. Didn't like OS X, so I inserted a Windows 7 DVD during booting to install Windows 7. At one point I was supposed to select the drive on which I ...
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windows 8 release preview stop working during installation progress at 50 - 60

i m currently installing (i am currently upgrading from windows 7) windows 8 release preview on my dell n411z laptop pc. But when it reach at progress of 50 -60, it stop working gives error message ...
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Windows External Harddisk drive letter after cloning boot partition to it [Installing Windows in External drive]

I cloned my windows 7 installation on c: to external hard drive. I applied usb patch using pwboot and i could successfully boot into windows. But My problem is even though i am booting in to external ...
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Error 0x8007045D can't install OS (windows 7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 formatting HD I'm trying to install Windows 7 x86 or x64 but i get an error when it sticks to a certain percentage. The error code is 0x8007045D on other blogs ...
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Installing Windows from Ubuntu while booting only from hard drive

My problem is unrelated to this workaround (the question) here, but the end result is that I cannot change boot order (or use a boot menu) on my laptop. It is currently running Ubuntu 12.04 with a ...
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Windows 7 Installation Fails at 7% Extraction on Dell

Alright, before I begin I want to clarify some points so no one wastes their time giving solutions that have already been addressed and haven't worked: I am aware that this is a common error ...
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How do I install Windows on a virtual hard disk (VHD) from within a running Windows system?

If you just try to attach a VHD and then install Windows to a partition inside it, it will tell you that it's a "surfaced virtual disk" and that Windows cannot be installed to that partition. But ...
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How can I install Windows 7 Upgrade 64 bit when I only have full 32 bit installs of Vista and XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit upgrade? I have discs for the following versions of Windows: 32 bit Windows XP (full) 32 bit Windows Vista (full) 64 bit ...
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Create Windows 7 Intallation DVD from Existing installation

Is it possible to create a windows installation DVD from an existing Windows Installation? I just wanted a software like Remastersys On Ubuntu. Even if the other softwares are not saved, its OK. Is ...
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Can you edit partitions on a disk image?

I partitioned my hard drive into three partitions of various sizes. Then I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and went through the standard series software installations and updates. I used the Windows 7 ...
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Installation Error 0x80070570 while installing Windows 7

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my computer and am continuously getting the error code 0x80070570 when installation gets to around 77%. I have tried using around 7 DVDs of the 64-bit version, all ...
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Installing Windows from a partition [duplicate]

Ok so I have left my USB pen in work and I want to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview onto my netbook. Can I setup a partition on my netbook, put the Windows installer files onto that and boot ...
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How to reinstall XP without wiping hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reinstalling Windows XP - Reinstall Everything? I am experiencing frequent freezes in XP on a machine where the only solution is to do a manual hard power off and on. I ...
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Why might my Win7 install not work on Thinkpad with new SSD?

I have a Thinkpad T500, it was running Windows 7 Pro. The hard drive (normal 160GB SATA drive, 5400rpm) started making a clicking / chirping sound and things started becoming unstable so I bought a ...
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Windows Installation and user profile path

I am just about to format my computer as I'm a frequent "clean type of person". The problems while installing Windows is that I always have to manually change location for my user files to d:/user ...
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Recover data from deleted hard drive

I deleted one of the hard drives when I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7. I want to recover the data from that drive – can I do that?
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I want to install another Windows on my PC, what should I be careful about? [closed]

I have Windows 7 on one parition of my disk. I have two or more other empty partitions. Is there anything specific I need to pay more attention to, in order not to ruin my current system?
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External Hard Drive prevents windows from starting

I have an external hard drive that I was using for installing windows on my computer, and now it won't let Windows start up. The drivers load (in safe mode) but the blue bar never comes up (in normal ...
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Windows 7 Sub-Folders hidden in “Program Files” directory

I have Google searched for an hour now and I am confounded. I am using InnoSetup to install a .NET Winforms application that creates directories and folders on the fly. (I have set the folder options ...
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Re-install Windows 7 to a smaller hard drive on a laptop that I just bought

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 pre-intsalled. It has a 500GB hard drive. I would like to remove this hard drive and then re-install Windows 7 to smaller 256GB SSD that I have. My issue ...