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

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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 ...
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Why does Windows 7 ask for additional drivers when installing from a USB 3.0 drive?

I just bought a new config ( ASUS p8z68-v lx, i5-2500k + ram and new graphic card ). Coming back and installing it in my old computer, I just saw that my DVD player was on IDE (yup…). So, I needed to ...
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Upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I'm a Windows newbie. ...
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I want to take my windows 8 .vdi image and write it to a computer

I've looked through all the related questions and done some searches and couldn't find a duplicate, so I'm pretty sure this isn't one. I have a machine that has 512MB of RAM, and can boot from a CD ...
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Error installing Windows 7 on Lenovo laptop

I bought a new laptop (Lenovo with Core i5 2nd gen processor), which came with DOS. Now I tried to install Windows 7 with a DVD on start up. I got the message 'Press any key to boot from CD/DVD'. I ...
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Where to get Windows Retail CDs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? So I am starting a position as a contractor for an ...
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Can't install Windows 7 on my laptop due to drivers not being found

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron-14R and, previously, had Fedora installed. Now I am trying to install Windows 7 and it shows a message saying Driver not found
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Cannot boot from HDD after XP installation

I am not expecting an exact answer here but a just a list of things to troubleshoot would be good. I am trying to fix a friend's computer and thought I almost had it. Here's what has been done up to ...
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Police found & returned my stolen laptop reformatted by thief. Can installation logs help locate the thief?

Three weeks ago my laptop was stolen from campus. I immediately reported it to police and on manufacturer's website. A couple of days ago a man called the manufacturer and said he bought a second-hand ...
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Does backup by full disk image even make sense wrt Windows activation?

Tools like Acronis promise to enable you to restore the PC to a running state in no time, because when your hardware is defect, you just replace it and restore the backup and everything's fine. ...
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Possible to slipstream Visual Studio 2010 into a Windows 7 install?

Is there a way to merge VS2010 into a Windows install DVD so that it is ready for use the first time Windows boots?
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Install windows 7 from internal HDD

I have 2 partitions on my hdd With WORKING windows XP. Empty, simple data storage. Morver I have Win7 iso image. Is there any option to install windows 7 from internal hdd, just by copying files ...
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Is possible to install Windows to non-standard directories?

I would like to install Windows using non-standard directory names, e.g C:\Foo for Windows folder, or C:\Foo\Bar for the System folder. In theory, it should work as applications should ask the actual ...
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Why is the Windows XP COA product key found by winkeyfinder different from the genuine sticker product key?

Why is the Windows XP COA product license serial number key (XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) found by winkeyfinder different from the genuine sticker product key? I re-installed Windows XP on my Dell ...
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Is installing Windows 7 in-situ (on a machine running Windows already) less clean that installing at boot time?

Is installing Windows 7 in-situ (on a machine running Windows already) less clean that installing at boot time? For example - you can autorun a Windows 7 disk on a machine that is already booted up ...
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How to Install Windows 7/ XP from the network

I have 2 computers, but no Windows DVD 1st Computer is a new one - totally Blank. (Saw an option in BIOS to boot from network.) 2nd Computer is working and has ISO images of Windows XP and Windows7. ...
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Installing Windows 7 hangs after initial loading phase

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on a machine with a X7DAL-E motherboard, but it stops after the initial loading phase, as soon as the mouse pointer appears on a colored background. The ...
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Half-installed Windows 7, how to restore Windows XP bootloader

I was going to install Windows 7 on my old pc, however I decided against it half way through the installation (just after first reboot) and I cancelled it. Then I worked out that I can press F8 then ...
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How to Install Windows 7 on ASUS P5B SE without a hang or stall

This question is similar to super slow WINDOWS 7 installation on asus p5q se plus, but was not solved by that one. The problem is that during installation of Windows 7 (Professional, x64, English) on ...
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Quick windows install on several pc's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is sysprep? how is it useful? I often have to format/install Windows 7 on several pc's (laptops mainly) what's the quickest way to install? DVD / USB install is ...
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New partition table for Windows 7

I had Linux installed on my laptop, I decided to install Windows 7. There were several linux partitions, I resized one and formatted it to NTFS, couple left untouched, I decided to merge them during ...
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Can't complete Windows XP installation on Samsung Series 9

I just bought a Samsung Series 9 laptop, and I want to install Windows XP on it. It's supposed to support Windows XP and there are Windows XP drivers on its product page. I've installed Windows XP on ...
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Installshield custom command line

I have inherited an Installshield Developer 8.0 project that is configured to install a shortcut of the application to the Desktop. A user of this software would like a command line option added to ...
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Move Windows 7 to New Computer without original CDs

I have a used computer with Windows 7 installed on it. The product key is on a sticker on the bottom. The computer is dead, but the hard drive works. How can I transfer Windows 7 onto a new computer ...
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USB mouse/keyboard not working in Windows 7 Setup DVD?

I've just updated my ASUS Sabertooth P67 BIOS from version 1305 to 1850 and I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 (x64) but when I boot to the DVD, my USB keyboard and mouse don't work. They work fine in ...
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Parents Migrating From XP to Vista - Need Both For a While

My parents are getting a new (actually, secondhand) PC, with a freshly installed copy of Windows Vista Business, with 500GB. They currently have a Windows XP PC - I think that Windows XP is OEM. I ...
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Windows 7 installation fails on Samsung RV509 laptop

I have a Samsung Intel Pentium RV509 laptop. When I try to install Windows 7 it can't start the installation after copying system files. I know that in some laptops I have to change a hard setting to ...
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Windows 7 setup doesn't see hard drive

I have a blank hard drive which I am trying to install Windows 7 on. The BIOS can see the drive is connected but when I go through the Windows setup it doesn't detect the drive. If I load my other ...
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Can't install Windows 7 on SSD drive

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on an OCZ SSD Agility 3 60GB, and the drive isn't recognized in the disk management utility of Windows instalation. I just bought an Intel Motherboard ...
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Is It Possible to Install Windows 7 on a GUID Partition Table Disk?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on GUID partition table on my MAC BOOK PRO machine, before I start I have few questions: is it possible to do this? any issues that I might encounter while doing it ...
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Set “Users” to be on drive D: instead of drive C: during installation of Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I am planning on doing a re-installation of my Windows 7 (Home Premium) computer and I would like to set ...
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After installing another version of Windows 7, what should I do to refresh my computer?

I had Windows 7 installed on my Laptop's C-Drive, but lately it wasn't working well, so I re-installed it on the D-drive. It now seems to be working better, but none of the old programs work anymore. ...
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Can I reinstall Windows 7 using a pirated cd, but real cd key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I need to reformat my computer, but I don't have my OS discs with me (I do have the cd keys, though). Can I ...
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How can I identify files installed by an installer on Windows?

How do I identify the files installed by a specific installer on windows?
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Dual-Booting Win7 and OS X - Bare Minumum Hard Drive Requirement?

I'm thinking of swapping out the stock hard drive in my MBP 13" for an SSD. The problem of course related to the still-shocking prices of the 256GB SSDs so I was looking at a 64GB one, possibly as a ...
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Can't re-install OS on Asus Eee PC 1018P

My friend has an Asus Eee PC 1018P. It has no CD/DVD drive (neither does he have a USB CD/DVD drive). The OS wasn't working fine, so we decided to restore the system using the provided OS backup from ...
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What method computer manufacturers use to install Windows?

They automate Windows installation using scripts or do they simply restore different disk images for each hardware model? I've heard the second approach is not possible since some software that the ...
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Retreive Old Firefox Bookmarks After Formatting

I have recently formatted my Laptop. However I forgot to export my bookmarks before formatting .What I have now is a folder named as Windows.old ..... but I don't know how to recover my lost ...
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How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing?

Often when trying to fix someone else's computer - especially consumer machines - the operating system will need to be reinstalled, but the owner will have lost or never created the installation or ...
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New system with old harddisks?

HI, I have a "old" system with Windows 7 installed. Now I have a new mainboard and a processor. Is there a way I can use my "old" hdd instead of reinstalling windows 7 again?
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Upgrade Windows XP Professional (32-bit) to Windows 7 Professional (32-bit): Do I have to re-install all my applications?

If I'm upgrading, do I have to re-install all of my applications? I hope not. I don't see how re-installing the apps would help (except if the OS upgrade wipes/resets the registry)--the app files on ...
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How to setup Windows XP on Dell Latitude E6400?

I'm going to install Windows XP SP2 on my Latitude E6400 Dell Laptop. However, after I boot from cdrom the message appears: Windows is inspecting your hardware configuration Then the black ...