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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 do a true factory reset on surface pro 5?

I have a surface pro 5 that I bought for work and then they installed some software on it that allows me to VPN, restricts sign on options (no windows hello), prevents access to unknown local networks,...
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How to call dismapi.dll on Windows 7

How do I install the DISMAPI on Windows 7? There is the function DismGetDrivers that I want to use on Windows 7. According to the documentation it is supported on Windows 7. However a program I have ...
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Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation (Win10 x64 1809)

Sysprep from Win10 x64 ver 1809 fails with an error message, and after checking 16 suggestions, I ask for assistance. Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation https://drive....
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Windows 10 crashes after install, Ubuntu works OK [closed]

I recently built a PC which works well with Ubuntu. However when I install Windows 10 it runs until I install a program or driver, then crashes. After that, Windows is almost unusable as it will ...
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How to make a bootable Windows 10 install DVD from an Install.wim file?

I have a GPD Pocket, and I downloaded the firmware for the device from GPD's official website. The firmware was in a RAR file, which I extracted. In one of the folders, there is an Install.wim file, ...
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How can I install Windows 10 (including System Reserve) to Disk 1 instead of Disk 0?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 to Disk 1, which is sort of working. I get C: and the main file system on Disk 1. However, a "System Reserve" partition is created on Disk 0. Also, it seems that ...
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Windows Failed to Start - 0xc0000098 (on Install Win 10 Pro from USB 3.0)

My old laptop hard drive crashed, I put in a new one and bought Windows 10 Pro on USB stick. It boots, and after I pick 64-bit, it says it's loading files, then it ends with the error 0xc0000098 - ...
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No Keyboard or Mouse During Windows 10 ReInstall [Solved]

I am trying to reinstall Windows 10 onto my computer after resetting it since it was full of junk. I reset the computer via settings and am now trying to re-install it but my keyboard nor mouse will ...
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How to set up partitions for OS reinstallation from a hard drive itself?

I have a Lenovo G40 laptop, operating (unfortunately) on Windows 8.1, with a HDD which is slowly dying and doesn't read any usb drives nor CDs/DVDs. What I managed to do was copying everything, buying ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 10 from a USB flash drive to a USB hard drive from inside Windows 7, without affecting the Windows 7

I am trying to get a hard drive ready for a new computer. I was wondering if I can run setup.exe (within Windows 7) from a Windows 10 USB install flash stick I got ready using an official Windows 10 ...
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How to modify a Windows 7 bootable USB stick to always install as 64-bit?

I have a bootable USB stick for Windows 7 Professional x64 that contains an EFI boatloader (I think). It's always installed 64-bit just fine but I tried using it on an older HP machine and it would ...
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Computer with Kali Linux, trying to wipe and install Windows, can't boot to Windows install media

I have installed Kali Linux because i want to learn some of the cyber security related things but now i wanted to go back to my Windows. As i had not much more knowledge about dual boot of system so i ...
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windows 10 installation creates partitions in wrong order and fails because it thinks EFI system partition formatted as NTFS

I'm clean installing windows 10 on a dell laptop (this is my third time installing windows on this machine; previously I had windows and ubuntu dual booting in EFI mode) using a USB installation drive,...
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Windows 10: Controlling Where the Reserved Partition is Created

I have 2 drives: 2 TB OS 2 TB Data To my understanding what I need to do, is to create a 2 TB partition for the entire Data drive, create a 1 TB partition for the OS drive, and then Windows ...
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Missing drivers while installing windows 10 on USB driver created on MAC

While installing Windows 10 form a USB flash drive, I got this error: A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB or Hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD or USB ...
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Add hotfixes (*.msu and *.exe) into Windows 7 install iso

I want to add hotfixes into my windows 7 install iso image. I have already found a solution: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/b9beedf4-337b-4ba3-90ab-7b8910404575/windows-...
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Can't install windows 10 on VMWare Player

I tried 3 different versions of windows, and 2 different versions of vm, booting from iso and dvd and every one of them stuck at some phase of the installation. Every time when it tries to reboot ...
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Windows 10 installer stuck after finishing preparing files and rebooting (VMware Worksation)?

It succesfully finished the preparing files phase then tried to reboot and after 6 hours it is still loading. Only the windows 10 logo and the loading circle (moving). Task manager shows ram usage. ...
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How to get Windows 10 Ent to prompt for Enterprise login by default during setup?

Before marking as a duplicate, I understand that I can set up Windows using a local/Microsoft account, then link up to a domain, but I'd like to avoid a local/MS account if possible. Microsoft ...
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System recovery failed due to interruption, no recovery disc available

On a HP Pavillion running Windows 10, system recovery was interrupted and just hanging there with the error message "restoration incomplete". I tried it again a month later and got a little further, ...
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USB Installaton of win 10 on vaio laptop

I am trying to install win 10 from USB stick on a VAIO VGN FZ160E. The current OS is Windows 7 x64 which I installed from a USB stick about 7 years ago. I have the following situation: Booting from ...
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Does setting RAID disks require all disks to be in RAID?

I am interested in running a PC this way, 1 C: main OS drive and 2 2TB +2TB in RAID 0 Windows is already installed and I wanted to add the disks later. Do I have to reformat C: to RAID to be able to ...
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Samsung np530u3c booting issue after installing Windows 7 Pro

I've read everything that works for everyone else, but none of it worked for me because my situation is a little different. I get that many people have problems installing Windows 7 (after erasing ...
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Error 0x80070570 while installing Windows 10

I'm following this answer to install Windows 10 on a new drive. I created a bootable USB drive using the Win10_1803_English_x64.iso image, once with WoeUSB, and once manually, but the installation ...
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Install Windows 10 on MacBook Air, SDXC, SD Card, Using One Partition of GUID Partition Map

Hi I have a MacBook Air and I want to know if is possible to install Windows 10 in a SD Card, formatted like GUID Partition Map, using one of multiple spaces... I Installed CentOS 7, in one partition ...
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Windows 10 setup ignoring autounattend.xml

I used Windows System Image Manager to create an answer file for an embedded Windows 10. Windows 10 setup seems to ignore the answer file completely and asks me to set up the machine instead of being ...
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Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation…Windows 7 [duplicate]

While installing Windows 7, installation failed after Installing updates. I tried installation process three times and same error message occurs after Installing updates. I gone through the link &#...
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What do I do if there are multiple partitions when installing Windows?

My computer has been acting a bit weird lately. So I decided to do a repair install of Windows 10. Unfortunately after it installed and restarted, the computer wouldn't boot up anymore. Luckily I ...
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Adding more OSes to my dual boot MacBook

I have a MacBook with 4 partitions. I wish to use it with several operating systems. Currently I have OSX 6.8 and OSX 10.10 installed. I would like to put Win7 and Ubuntu on the remaining partitions. ...
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How to install windows 7 when laptop only has USB 3.0 ports

I am trying to dual boot my laptop (HP envy) which is currently running windows 10 with windows 7. I continuously got errors during the windows 7 install due to my USB being in a USB 3.0 port. My ...
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Go from FreeNAS to Windows 10

When looking to create a home server from an old Windows 10 computer, I took the advice from a few websites to go over to FreeNAS. I now have the computer set as a home server, but I have found I don'...
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Windows refuses to set user- and computername during unattended installation

I try to set the names of the computer and the user during an unattend.xml based installation. We're talking the last boot, before the user accounts get activated and the login screen appears. This is ...
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Removing Kubuntu and Installing Windows instead

A friend gave me his Asus netbook to use for school and has Kubuntu 14.10 installed on it. I would like to remove Kubuntu and install Windows instead. I have the Windows .iso file but have not been ...
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Windows 10 Updates: Win 10 updates its version in increasing order (going through each update)?

I had installed window 10 (genuine and it was some oldest version of win 10)on my laptop in drive with 50 GB storage, since win 10 has been upgraded every twice (approximately) a year, so every update ...
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Changing laptop OS from Liinux Mint 18.2 to Windows 10

My current laptop is running Linux Mint 18.2. I want to change it to Windows 10, but I'm unable to do so. I created a bootable USB drive with a Windows 10 ISO image from here. I followed the steps ...
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Windows refusing to install due to ESP formatted as NTFS

After converting my MBR disk to GPT when the only partition left is an NTFS partition, I can't install Windows because the partition is marked as EFI System Partition. The guides I found recommend to ...
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Unable to boot into cloned drive after formatting old drive

I have an HP Omen laptop with a standard SATA hard drive and a recently purchased M.2 PCIe SSD. I cloned the SATA drive onto the M2, but had trouble cloning all partitions. I have the System ...
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Get Windows Vista ISO from Product Key [duplicate]

I have recently found a Packard Bell PC with an OEM key for Windows Vista Home Premium. Is there a way to get the installation files legally by using the key? (aka the ISO)
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Error 0x800701e3 when trying to install Windows Server 2019

I always get the same error code, even when I enter the product key. I downloaded 2 different builds of Windows Server - Build 17046 and Build 17666; both didn't work. I'm assuming that this isn't ...
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Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows on a different drive

In Windows 10, there is an option to "remove everything and reinstall Windows." However, in my experience, whenever I use this option, Windows gets re-installed to the same drive that it was ...
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Does Windows 10 Pro N not include Microsoft bloatware like Candy Crush?

I installed a both Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 N Pro. According to Microsoft The "N" editions of Windows 10 include the same functionality as other editions of Windows 10 except for media-...
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Cannot boot Windows 10 installer on HP EliteBook 8560w

I have a HP EliteBook 8560w on which I want to install Windows 10. I tried to create an installer USB disk on a SD card and an external HDD. For this I used two methods: Media Creation Tool Rufus ...
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Why does “Windows fail to start” when attempting to install Windows 10 x64 on a new SSD using a bootable USB?

I am trying to upgrade my Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD with a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. I created a bootable USB of Windows 10 x64 on a 16GB NTSF bootable USB stick. When I plug my new SSD in and enter ...
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Windows 10 clean install using Windows 7 retail key

I'm thinking about migrating from Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. I believe I have 2 options available to me. Do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with retail key,...
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Windows 8.1 install failed with partion reference (dual OS)

I am using Linux currently, and I have two HDDs. I have made a 70GB NTFS partition for the purpose of installing Windows 8. I downloaded the Windows 8(.1) from their website, burned the ISO content to ...
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Windows 7 installation failed [duplicate]

I have an ASUS X401A laptop. I attempt to install Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and all went fine, but i couldn't change the language, so i decided to reinstall it again. But this time i used Windows ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a laptop without USB2.0 or DVD drive?

I want to replace windows 10 with 7 on the laptop I just bought which does not have USB 2.0 or optical drive. Windows 7 does not come with USB 3.0 driver so flash drive or external DVD is out of ...
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Error message while installing Windows 10 - ASUS X540SA

I have been trying to solve a problem for about a week on my ASUS X540SA which originally had Windows 10 installed. I installed Kali Linux, but then wanted to install Windows 7 as detailed in my other ...
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During installation: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. status: 0xc0000001

I have got a problem that I have been trying to solve for about a week. On my ASUS X540SA which originally had Windows 10 installed, I had Kali Linux installed. After some time I wanted Windows 7, so ...
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Installing fresh copy of Windows 10, should system reserved partition be deleted?

I am installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 on a PC which currently has Windows 7. My question is, do we need to delete both primary and the system reserved partitions? Some people say delete both but ...