Questions tagged [windows-installation]

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

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how to edit windows 10 iso to exclude other versions

I have been going through the process of slimming down my windows 10 ISO file, but have been unable to get it below the 3.5 gb mark; Removing the windows components is not something I am hoping to do. ...
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macbook pro with windows 10 partition-unable to start windows because too little disk space

macbook pro with windows 10 partition-unable to start windows because too little disk space--just hangs.. When I plug in the windows boot thumb drive, do a restart from the mac side, I see the ...
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Can't install windows 10 on GPT in UEFI mode. What am I missing?

It says We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one What am I missing really? I create a bootable usb with rufus with GPT/UEFI target. I boot my system in UEFI after selecting booting ...
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Windows Installation Media does not create all four partitions?

Installing Windows-10 system to new 500G SDD. Windows Installation Media does not create the four basic partitions, nor does it recognize manually created partition layout. For example, my Lenovo came ...
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After hard drive updated to SSD and memory upgrade Windows freezes and throw BSoD en less than 30 minutes, it works fine under Linux

I have an Asus Vivobook X505ZA that had 8G on board and a 1TB standard hard drive. I decided to upgrade the hard drive to a 420 GB SSD and add 16GB (1 slot) for a total of 24GB of RAM That memory is a ...
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Windows 10 USB installer: screen glitching

The HP TPN-C130 laptop of a friend of mine refuses to boot to Windows. He had already encountered some issues with the Windows 10 install on the laptop itself (mainly it being slow and crashing) and ...
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Can I install windows 10 having bios serialnumber

I bought HP prodesk 400 g7. It comes with preinstalled windows 10 and recovery partition. Preinstalled version of windows has lot of bloatware installed. I would like to install fresh windows 10. I ...
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Windows 10 black screen during the installation

I have a HP Probook 6570b laptop running Ubuntu and I am trying to install Windows 10 on it now. I have downloaded the ISO from Microsoft's website and created a bootable usb flashdrive to install it. ...
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Migrate Windows10 Setup from old Notebook to new Notebook - best way?

In our business we have a notebook with Windows 10 and a quite complicated software setup running on it. Its about 7 years old, but the OS runs fine - things seem quite clean and the whole setup is ...
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Windows 10 Bootable ISO Install Keeps Failing (0x8007025D)

Update: The problem turned out to actually be the Kexin USB drive. Windows Install worked fine through a newly purchased SanDisk drive. What made this so hard to debug was that the Kexin drive worked ...
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SSD not recognized in Windows 10 setup

I bought a new Dell Vostro 5402, which came with a bloated and buggy Windows installation, so I want to perform a clean setup. Problem is, after creating a bootable installation media with Microsoft's ...
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Windows 10 install error: “Windows cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file”

I've been trying to install Windows 10 for quite some time now, but every time I do I get error: Windows cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file. Contact the vendor of your Windows ...
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windows no EFI partition

I installed windows 10 using USB in UEFI mode USB (MBR) installation target (GPT) the USB installation media (created on Ubuntu) dual boots Ubuntu and Windows 10 using grub. menuentry "Windows 10&...
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Windows 10 installation cannot go to next phase

I'm trying to install windows 10 on MSI gf63, but refuses to install with dialog box dialog Box I have 2 storage device 1TB HDD and 512GB SSD both complete blank HDD & SSD Also im confused while ...
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how to install Windows 10 with Hiren's Boot CD by mounting an ISO file

I have started my laptop via Hiren's boot CD. There are two partitions in my HDD and one of them has my backup and other stuffs and a Win10 ISO file. I have mounted it and tried to install Win10 but ...
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Converting MBR disk to GPT using cmd

I've converted my drive to GPT but when I partitioned the drive, at the point when I type in active it is giving me an error message saying The selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk. The active ...
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Bitlocker encrypted hard drive/ cleared TPM key/ no recovery key, now I can't get past Bitlocker recovery key screen to boot up normally :(

I have a laptop that used to be an old work laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad, older model), that I continued to use personally after it was replaced. Fast forward more than a few years, I am trying to install ...
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Cant install windows 10 used ubuntu made it worse

I just assembled a new pc with no ssd but I used the hard drive from previous system as it had my precious data Originally this hard drive had windows 7 32 bit Whenever I booted it got stuck on the ...
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Windows 10 Installation from External Hard Drive

Problem with Installing Windows 10 on fresh hard drive, For some reason I had a 32 gb ssd , which of course was way too small so I just bought a new one (I think it's about 440 gb) and I've whipped ...
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Is there a Windows 7 completed patched and updates single installer?

I use Windows 7 for a several machines for which I don't want them to change the OS, and own all the licenses. When i do an install, it takes many, many downloads, patches, services packs, etc. to get ...
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Windows 10 installer doesn't create all additional partitions

I installed Windows 10 on a new 500GB SSD (Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus), and the installation process finished successfully, but now a problem came up. Windows Update fails installing updates with error ...
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Installing Win 10 thru a USB 2.0 Pendrive on a USB 3.0 port

I have a 2 year old USB 2.0 SanDisk 32 GB pendrive. My laptop (HP 15s GR0007au) has only 2 USB ports and they're both USB 3.0 Laptop has currently Windows 10 and I will clean install a different ...
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What should I do first? Add more ram or upgrade windows?

So hi, I have a Windows 7 Home premium 32-bit with 2GB ram and Core i5,(I've had this since 2015) and I want to add a 4GB ram to it because it started getting slower. I know that 32-bit OS won't fully ...
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Windows 10 on AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (AXDA2600DKV4D

Hi I am running AMD Athlon XP 2600+ on 1.97Ghz on Asus A7V600 with 1 GB RAM (will upgrade to 3) and 120GB 7200 HDD. Currently it runs XP, but it used to run Windows 7 as well. XP feels quite sluggish ...
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“Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed.” - Error

I'm currently using Ubuntu 16.04, and I recently wanted to install Windows 10 on my computer. To do this, I downloaded the Windows ISO and booted it to an USB stick. I formated the partition that I ...
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How can I install a bootable Windows 10 to an external drive?

This should be simple, but I have been at it for over 12 hours and am no further forward. The SSD on my laptop just died. It contains my Windows 10 partitions. I have: a 10 year old laptop, also with ...
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Install XP on SATA drive

So I’ve been trying to install Windows XP on my HP Pavilion dv6-6c48us laptop, which uses a SATA drive, and so far I have not been successful. I’ve tried slipstreaming uniata drivers http://alter.org....
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How can I install Windows 10 on my spare hard drive

I want to install Windows 10 on a hard drive, I already have Ubuntu 20 installed on my first hard drive and want to install Windows 10 on the second one. I did get Windows 10 on a USB though when I ...
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Windows OS partition formatted and unable to proceed with the installation

My Sony Vaio laptop was giving lot issues so I decided to re-install the OS. I saw few videos on the YouTube on how to re-install the OS on Sony Vaio laptop and proceeded for re-installation. I ...
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Error 0x8007025D while making usb windows 10 install

When I try to install windows 10 from a pen drive I get an error with this code: 0x8007025D. I downloaded the iso with windows 10 media creation tool and tried downloading it multiple times. Thank you ...
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How to create a bootable usb pen to install windows, now that you cant use FAT32?

My old method was simple. Get a large USB stick. If necessary: use gparted in Linux to create a partition table. Either msdos or gpt. Create a FAT32 partition and use a Windows machine and Universal ...
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Why does my bootable OS get stuck at the welcome screen sometimes?

This is extremely frustrating. I have several live USBs... Ubuntu 20.04 Xubuntu 20.04 LTS Xubuntu 18.04 LTS Hiren's boot CD (usb) Windows 7 installation media They all freeze at the logo screen ...
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Serva boot 0x56 wrong username or password error [closed]

maybe its not question but I was wondering how to fix it. If you can not log in to last step of installation, you need to create new local account on your PC which provides server and then use ...
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Are Windows 10 editions (Home/Pro) key-based or installation-based?

I'd built a new PC and purchased a Windows 10 Home edition activation key. During the Windows 10 ISO file creation, I didn't see any options to create installation files for Home or Pro edition, just ...
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VM keeps restarting and losing progress when installing windows

whenever I'm trying to install windows on my virtual machine, it says a restart is necessary to continue, however when it restarts it brings me back to the initial language page and all of my install ...
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Windows 10 installation stuck

I have an an715-51, with 2 SSDs. I had to format them and I can't install windows 10 again. It gets stuck on the 2nd step, "getting ready for windows installation". I tried 3 different usb ...
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Can't boot from USB stick on Dell Vostro 15 3000 (series 3591)

I have new LapTop Dell Vostro 15 3000 (series 3591) with factory installed Ubutnu 18.04. I would like to Install Windows 10 and I can't do that because I can't boot from USB stick, I can't boot from ...
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Blinking cursor/underscore on older computer when booting off Windows Installation USB Key prepared with the Windows Media Creation Tool

In attempting to install Windows 10 on a newly-installed SSD in an HP Pavilion DV9000 laptop, I created a Windows Installation USB Key using Ventoy and the Media Creation Tool. While I'm able to boot ...
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Trying to boot from a windows installation USB and I get a multi-coloured screen

I have been trying to replace my ubuntu OS with windows. I have created a bootable windows installation usb. At first, I created the disk using windows creation media tool on a windows system and I ...
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How to let users create their accounts AFTER installing windows?

So I would like to install windows 10 pro to a machine and have 3 accounts (1 administrator and two normal accounts) for my brother and his two children. I want to setup some software on the machine ...
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Windows cannnot be installed after using Diskpart to convert to MBR

ok so long story short simply trying to reinstall Windows 10 on a disk in a dual boot setup (Linux is on a physically separate drive and launches without issue). First issue was when using Rufus USB ...
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How are .exe files so much smaller than the programs they install?

I have been programming for a few years, and I still don't understand how an EXE installer can sometimes be so much smaller than the program that it installs. I can understand that using high-level ...
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Failed Windows installation - “Windows could prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation”

I followed this guide to create a USB stick to install windows. I've got to the point where I'm able to run the installation, several of the steps complete, but on the last step I get this error. ...
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Windows 10 setup showing blank/white screen during new installation

I wiped and reinstalled a thinkpad T480 to sell. All good until doing the new setup and I get to this: Screen just before Account page Account page - showing a install modal, but a white box where the ...
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Trying to install windows from pen drive, stuck in reboot loop

So I recently tried to reset my PC from windows, I had ubuntu windows dual boot. During the reset it got stuck at 11 % , so I shut it down and turned it on again. Windows was still installed so I ...
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A fetal error occurred processing the restoration data

Today when I tried to start my computer from hibernation, it stucked on windows log, so I shouted down the computer by pressing the power button and then when I tried to start it again the recovery ...
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Not able to install Operating System

I had a problem day before yesterday that I accidentally formatted my hard disk and lost all my data. Now during re-installation of windows it shows that windows can't be installed and my hard disk is ...
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“Invalid drive specification” when trying to install Windows 95 on VM

I am trying to follow this guide on how to install Windows 95 on a virtual machine: https://www.howtogeek.com/329301/how-to-install-windows-95-in-a-virtual-machine/ And when I try the command xcopy R:\...
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Will my movies folder be deleted with custom install win 10

My C drive has a folder named 'stuff' with movies and shows in it. The operating system is now corrupted and a custom install is my only choice to recover as it is Windows 7. Will I lose that folder ...
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Windows: What are the general install methods? Together with one “example install” to be named correctly

This is a confusion from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/63163178/installed-cuda-without-conda-can-pytorch-use-a-non-conda-cuda-toolkit. Here is the example question at first, just one correct ...

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