Questions tagged [windows-installation]

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

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Install Windows 10 on a Linux Machine

I haven't use Windows since about 10 years ago, now because of work I need to install it. The problem is I don't know where to install it to in LEGACY BIOS mode. Here's my drives: /dev/sda: a 2TB HDD ...
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What are some windows features, tasks, software etc. that might remain from Windows 8.1 and are found in Windows 10 after an upgrade?

I was hoping to know the names of some windows features, tasks, software etc. that might remain from Windows 8.1 and are found in Windows 10 after an upgrade.
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Clean installation of windows 10 on ssd with EFI, recovery partition

My system have two hard-drive one is SSD for OS and other is HDD for DATA. Currently I am using Windows 10 and Ubuntu on SSD. While creating partition for Ubuntu installation I might have deleted a 10 ...
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can't install Windows from USB - stuck on the purple/blue screen on installation

I have previously double-partioned system with Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7 in parallel (and GRUB of course) and everything works fine, but after I change my motherboard to new one X79 - Windows stops ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 on hard disk

I have an old laptop that I installed Linux on, overwriting Windows. I am currently trying to reinstall Windows 10, but I'm running into some issues. My installation media is a bootable USB created ...
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Windows 10 x86 on uefix64 system (via network) error at the end of the installtion

I created a TFTP boot server (Tiny PXE Server on Windows Server 2019). I create 3 different boot situation: Legacy mode, EFI 32, EFI 64 When using Legacy mode, I'm able to boot WinPEx32 or WinPEx64 ...
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InsydeH20 BIOS does not recognize my bootable Windows 10 USB device

I created a Windows 10 bootable USB device for my laptop, but the UEFI/BIOS doesn't recognize it in the Boot menu (while pressing F12). I'm booting with the UEFI boot mode, and my boot menu has only ...
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What does Windows Setup (the CD) run off of?

I was installing windows 10 the other day, and noticed that the installer contains most of the administrative tools (registry editor, cmd.exe) and is perfectly capable of running .exe files. It ...
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Windows 10 installation stuck at Just a moment

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my old HP Envy laptop, but it is stuck at the "Just a moment" screen; I waited for a long time for it to proceed, but it didn't, so I restarted my machine and even ...
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Get enterprise account login option on Windows 10 start up process

I made a USB Windows 10 installer. With this installer, I clean installed a MS Surface Pro 4 and a couple VMs. Every time on the setup process, I got asked to choose to login via a Microsoft Account (...
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Installing codonW

I want to install codonW application (http://codonw.sourceforge.net/) in my Windows 10 system. The zip file for installation has 2 files with no extension and 7 C files. I tried compiling the C files ...
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Windows 10 won't install - issues with disk

First of all forgive me if the title or anything bellow is vague. I'm a professional programmer far from being a sysadmin and anything Windows-related is a great mystery for me. Also sorry for ...
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Windows 10 USB not installing on HP laptop

Laptop is a Pavillion 15 au063cl if that helps. I had a hard drive crash so I got a new SSD, but I can't install windows or create partitions. Drive and USB stick are gpt. When I try to install ...
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Installing windows on a new m.2 ssd, error about creating the partition and now it's gone

I created a USB drive installer. I ran the installer on a new computer with an Intel 660 m.2 nvme ssd, which is what I selected when I got to "Where do you want to install Windows?". I got an error ...
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trying to create WinXP iso, error= txtsetup.sif missing or corrupt, status 14

I am trying to put together a custom WinXP install CD. I only edit a few files, and when I boot from it, error says txtsetup.sif missing or corrupt, status 14. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCESS A: I have an ...
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Windows 10 pro official installation media

I have a DELL laptop with windows home on it. (sticker license). I want to download windows 10 pro and install it on this laptop. So I downloaded from here the media creation tool: https://www....
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“No Device Drivers Found” when trying to install Windows 7 onto a Samsung 860 Evo SSD

I am trying to install Windows 7 onto a Samsung 860 Evo SSD, but I have been getting "No Device Drivers Found" after I click "Install Windows." I have been using this guide for many years and have ...
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Windows installer do not detect SSD connected to HBA controller

I have SuperMicro CSE-846 SuperChassis X9DRi-F 4U 24x 3.5" server I use this HBA controller: HP (779134-001) H240 Smart HBA I put two SSD's that i want to work in RAID1 and install windows server ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 - error codes 0xc0000098 and 0xc00002c4

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on an old Thinkpad R60. Since I don't have any other installation media, I created a bootable Windows 10 USB stick following this tutorial. The tutorial works and I ...
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Installing Windows 98 using a USB CD-ROM drive

I'm trying to install Windows 98 on an old Dell Optiplex FX160 thinclient that does not have an optical drive. Because it doesn't have one, I'm using a cheap Lite-On DS8ACSH optical drive in a USB ...
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Windows installer doesn't recognize SSD on Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro 4.1. I'm trying to install Windows on an SSD via DVD and I'm running into the same problem as described here: Windows 10 install don't recognize SSD. Which driver should I get?
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How to clone Windows 10 installation to multiple computers

I have tried finding topics about this on here but none of them answered my question: Is it possible to install Windows 10 on a PC (let's call it PC-01), customize it (add users, wallpaper, installed ...
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Windows 10 1803 Unattended Install Fails

I've been doing Windows unattended installs successfully with Windows 7 and earlier versions of 10. Currently, I'm attempting the same with version 1803 (USB installation media) on a new motherboard. ...
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Alternative ways to install Windows 10 from USB drive

It's been 4 hours now and I'm absolutely astonished by how hard it is, so I decided to seek help here. I have a new PC on which I installed Ubuntu. I now need Windows for some work related stuff that ...
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An exe file has installed but not opening

I have installed LabVIEW 7.1 software on windows 10 platform .The installation window showed that the installation has completed successfully.But when I tried to open its exe it is not opening and ...
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Installing wireless network drivers during Windows 10 clean installation

I'm currently upgrading my computer with new hardware and as part of this I am re-installing Windows 10 from a DVD media that I've created with the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft. The installer ...
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Windows 10 install: 'Something went wrong'

I'm trying to install Windows 10 Home using VirtualBox on my Mac (although I shouldn't think the issue will be Mac related). I think I've installed it anyway, but whenever I start up the machine it ...
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Cant install Windows 10 via bootcamp on early 2011

I am not able to install Windows 10 on my early-2011 MacBook Pro. I was able to get to a stage where I can create a bootable disk and a partition. When the windows installation begins, no matter how ...
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ACPI_BIOS_ERROR with Windows 10 Installation Media

I have been experiencing some issues on Arch such as the WiFi part of RTL8723BS not working, and the power button not working. I have narrowed it down to the BIOS, so I am trying to flash it. ...
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Run .Net Runtime Optimization Service

I want to make the .Net Runtime Optimization Service run after a fresh install of Windows. How do I do that?
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Why do you need to remove the HDD to clean install the OS on the SSD?

It seems that most sources advise to only have one drive (in general the SSD) plugged into the motherboard when clean installing an OS (in particular Windows). Why is it so? What could go wrong when ...
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Cleaning drive and installing Windows

Today, while trying to install windows on my machine i used rufus on mac instead of the windows media creation tool on windows and that somehow nessed up my installation. Windows booted only after ...
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what is the use of enabling HTTP Activation?

I have a developer friend of mine who just posted this on our group: what does it do and what are the risks of enabling the HTTP Activation?
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Using OEM key when reinstalling windows [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS 13 that originally had Windows, but I removed it because I wanted to use Ubuntu. Unfortunately after some time I started having issues with the Wifi (which are a common problem with ...
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Win10 1909 can't install on NVMe drive

Laptop is a HP 15-bc018ca (i7) that came with a spinning 2TB drive. This drive is SLOW - it takes almost 10 minutes for all of the background programs to load. These include Reslio Sync, Dropbox, ...
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Cannot install windows to brand new HDD

I started a new installation of windows 7 starter and an error (attached image) showed up. Edit: the issue still remains, the edit before was just bad config of cmos Also I receive some kind of I/O ...
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Windows 10 installer says there's WIndows already installed

Equipment: Windows Live USB Xubuntu USB HP Laptop with Xubuntu (see Broken (probably erased) Windows 10 boot for more info) Problem: Inserting Windows Live USB Proceeding to the "Simple installation" ...
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Will changing boot mode from BIOS to UEFI cause data loss ?How to boot in UEFI?

I want to install Win 10 on a laptop that supports both BIOS and UEFI boot mode' Disk partitioning is GPT and laptop is booting in Legacy BIOS mode. Whenever I choose a drive to install Win10 , it ...
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What is the most convenient way to copy a vanilla Windows 10 setting to multiple new users and machines?

We are setting up a number of new machines with new user names, all running a brand new Windows Home installation that came pre-installed. However, as we all know, at first start of windows there are ...
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How to avoid “Windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\Install.wim” when installing Windows 10 from USB drive?

I downloaded the Windows 10 version 1909 ISO and created USB installation media on MacOS using UNetbootin. On the Windows target machine, the installation program started properly. It asked about my ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 installer in Legacy Mode

I've looked at countless questions and forums posts to no avail. I recently rebuilt my PC (new case and cooling), and in the process I formatted both SSDs in it through GParted Live to "msdos" (which ...
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Create Windows 10 Install USB on macOS Catalina

I am not sure why this is such a crazy hard problem to find a solution for, but I have two machines: a pc and a MacBook Pro running Catalina. I have recently had to rebuild my PC and lost my old ...
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Athlon 200GE on Asrock A320M-HD - Driver is missing in Windows install

When trying to install Windows 10 using a USB pen drive, I get the following message: A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB or Hard Disk driver. If you have a CD,...
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How to Retrieve Windows 10 key? [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 copy that I upgraded for free Windows 10 a few years back. My SSD is getting too small to I want to swap it with a new SSD. I want to do a complete wipe and install everything fresh ...
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Cannot redownload miktex

I tried installing miktex but my hard disk ran out of space. After deleting some files I tried reinstalling again and the error message "the specified installation directory is not empty" keep coming ...
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installation of Windows x64

I have started to install windows7 x64 on my system through DVD and it is still in process after 2 days. In past it took only only half an hour to install. What to do still wait for complete ...
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Re-Installing Windows 10 fails on Surface Book 2

I have recently been given a used Surface Book 2 (15", maxed out). However, it seems like the previous owner had some Windows Insider Preview version installed on it (Slow Ring). And all of the ...
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OBE errors when installing windows 10 on a new pc?

I have brought a new pc that had it hard drive completely wiped so I downloaded windows 10 on to it then I run through setup but it keeps coming up with OBE errors like OOBEREGION, OOBKEYBOARD,...
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Error Code 0x80070022 when installing Windows 10

I encountered this error multiple times now: I downloaded the Media Creation Tool from here I used the tool to download Windows 10 (happened to me with 1803, 1809 and 19H1) Plug it in the new PC and ...
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Clean install of Windows 10. Do I also format or merge the system reserved partition?

It's time for a clean install of my Windows 10 pro. I intend to format the SSD drive that is used for the OS and then install Win 10 again (I use a seperate HDD for storage) When choosing a location I ...

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