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

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Am I able to choose which drive I can reinstall windows on?

I have a m.2 drive from a laptop, this drive is still recognized but is no longer bootable, so I am trying to reinstall windows on it without losing its data. I have put it in a working windows 10 ...
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Window installation error with linux boot drive

I can't install Windows 11 on my SSD with a GPT partition. I've tried using both Ventoy and Rufus, with and without secure boot, but nothing seems to work. It keeps showing the error: Windows could ...
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How to install windows 11 without recovery partition blocking the way

I wanna fresh install windows 11 and then dualboot it with linux, but when i install windows 11 there's recovery partition automaticaly created and blocking the way of extending volume for linux. How ...
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How to reinstall OEM copy of Windows 11?

I have a laptop with Windows 11. It was installed when purchased. I would like to install another OS, without dual booting—wiping Win11 from the hard drive—but still be able to reinstall Windows 11 ...
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Installing Windows 11 with UEFI Firmware and ISO flashed with `dd`

I have a machine with UEFI firmware [Asus UEFI firmware version 3202] that previously ran Windows, later Ubuntu, that I now plan to install Windows 11 on, but the Windows 11 install media will not ...
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How do I fix the drivers not working on my HP Stream 7?

A HP Stream 7 needed reinstalling Windows 10. After the successful install, I noticed that several drivers are missing: Audio Wi-Fi Bluetooth Touchscreen Battery G-Sensors (Device Orientation) Micro-...
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SSD available in diskpart, not available in Windows 11 installation

I am building a dual boot setup on an NVMe SSD. The SSD shows up in diskpart and can be accessed and formatted from there, but is not available as an installation target. I'm using diskpart from the ...
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Create Bootable windows 7 ISO from Windows 7 Installation for use in Windows 11 Virtual Machine

My windows 7 laptop had a motherboard issue but the removed HDD is still good. I want to create a bootable ISO-image of the windows-7 installation on this now external HDD that I can connect via USB ...
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Non-bootable windows install

I have recently tried to install windows 11 by flashing a .iso file to a 10 gigabyte system partition. The mounting of the disk and extraction goes perfectly, and I have marked the partition as ...
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Windows 11 Installer got deleted

for some reason I'm accidentally delete C:/Windows/Installer folder on Windows 11 and don't have a system restore point, I've already tried reset this PC with keep data enabled and it doesn't seems to ...
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Windows 10 install media not creating Recovery partition?

Four years later an I'm installing Windows 10 on a computer and having trouble with partitions, again. (and successfully forgetting what I did the last time) Last time I was bugging that Windows ...
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Error during Windows install [duplicate]

Dear Superusers, I need some help with Windows installation. I have been trying to install the Windows 10 operation system from a USB stick (installer downloaded from Microsoft.com), but I keep ...
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run batch file during Windows Setup from autounattend.xml

I want to run a batch file during the windowsPE phase of an unattended Windows setup, and the autounattend.xml works fine as long as I launch the batch file from its path like this: <...
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Microsoft Surface Book1 - Reset Failed

My Surface Book 1 (Windows 10 / i7 / 256GB) recently stopped charging, both batteries discharged down to zero percent and will only run by being plugged in directly to power. In my attempts to ...
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Security risks in using ‘no @thankyou.com’ to bypass Microsoft account login during Windows 11 installation [duplicate]

One of the recommended methods for bypassing Microsoft account login during the Windows 11 OOBE is to attempt to log in using a locked account (no @thankyou.com being the most commonly recommended ...
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Using the Windows 7 installer environment to add missing USB drivers to the OOBE

I'm installing Windows 7 on my computer. It's fairly modern (2020), uses UEFI (with legacy support), and has no PS/2 ports or disk drive and uses a modern chipset. I used NTLite on a separate ...
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How to bypass DRIVER_PNP_WATCHDOG during Windows installation?

I have a DELL Vostro laptop at home. For some reason, it has windows boot loader but there are no files on the disk. So I made a bootable usb using rufus (I set everything correctly, GPT and UEFI ...
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Is it possible to install windows 10 on old BIOS PC with GPT drive?

I have a GPT formatted SSD Drive that I have moved from a rather new laptop to an older one that has an old BIOS. The drive has multiple partitions including Linux that I don't want to remove and a ...
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Windows 11 unable to format partition

My laptop won’t boot due to a registry error BSoD, I’m now trying to reinstall windows 11. I’m using install media on an external drive, and trying to format the internal SSD. From the command prompt: ...
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Windows 11 installation media not detecting any drive

I wiped out the all ssd drive. Then I created, on each of two different USB drives, a Windows installation media. Both don't find any drive during installation. Help is much appreciated. Thanks, Luca
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UEFI in asus H110 motherboard not work

I have created a bootable GPT and UEFI flash drive. but when I connect it to the system a screen appear that the BIOS configuration is not UEFI, it is legacy, but I set the motherboard configuration ...
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Windows 10 install from USB stuck on blank blue screen

I was having winload.efi error 0xc0000225, so I tried to install Windows 10 (again) to my computer but during the boot, it is stuck like this video, where it does not show anything, just the Windows ...
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Windows ISO Customizations (TPM Bypass, Automatic Local Account / Disable Data Collection)

Upon flashing a Windows 10/11 ISO, Rufus allows you to bypass TPM, automatically create a local user account, and disable data collection automatically right out of the box. What does it use to do ...
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Installing Windows 7 on an OLD Toshiba Laptop

I have a very old Laptop. It was running Windows 8 but got corrupted. I have been trying to do a clean Windows 7 install. Toshiba x870-f746.  (InsydeH2O - UEFI-Bios) I've tried multiple combinations ...
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Windows installation issues on new PC

I’ve just built a new PC and I’m trying to install windows. The only other working machine I have to hand is a Macbook running OSX so I used this method to create the installation USB: https://www....
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Trying to install Windows 10 on separate partition using a windowsToGo type method

does anyone know of a way to install windows 10 on a separate partition , im running windows 11 but i have an extra partition and want to install windows 10 on it, the issue is that im running win11 ...
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Windows 10 Installation stuck at Manufacturer Boot Logo

Preface Laptop started to BSOD (with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) after installing a VM Hypervisor (Virtualbox/VMware Workstation) then the laptop started to load Windows Startup Repair and never ...
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Changing Windows' default system directory on installation

Long story short: I'm writing a shim for running custom privileged scripts with Windows' native shell. To test that, I'd like to have a set of custom-forged installations, one of which would involve ...
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Windows 10 laptop > Reset this PC > now stuck in boot loop

TLDR: This laptop is a Dell Latitude 5420 with an NVMe SSD drive -- and apparently Windows has lost the driver for that drive? It can't boot, and I can't (re)install Windows on it without that driver....
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Do Windows 11 Recovery Drives contain the currently installed drivers?

I tried to reinstall Windows 11 using the installation media by following the steps on the Create installation media for Windows page. When I booted the USB, I found that it did not contain drivers ...
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Can't boot from USB UEFI

So, I just got this mobo (biostar h61mvg3) and trying to install Windows 10 on it. It was fine installing with legacy boot I got no problem. I decided to change my drive partition to GPT, and I need ...
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PowerShell script do not run from autounattend.xml file

Good day! I've created an autounattend.xml file with settings to skip OOBE, create user profile and running PowerShell script during first logon. First two worked fine except running the script. I've ...
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Bypassing TPM/SecureBoot checks when installing Win11 without Rufus

I need to install Windows 11 on an older PC that doesn't support TPM and SecureBoot. According to this article, it's possible by creating DWORDs with the names BypassTPMCheck and BypassSecureBoot (...
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Windows 11 installation does not find NVMe drive

I have a desktop computer with an AMD Ryzen 4650 PRO CPU on an ASUS Prime B550-A mainboard with an Samsung Evo 980 NVMe SSD. The system works flawlessly with Linux, but now I need to install Windows ...
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Can I deactivate the Windows 11 Pro account requirement after installation?

During setup you can skip this requirement. Can I disable this afterwards? I'm using Windows Pro.
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Windows XP installation failure, blue screen white text, stop error screen

512GB hard drive is functional and formatted NTFS. 8GB of RAM tested ok too. Used genuine Microsoft installation CD. BIOS version: F.12 BIOS vendor: Insyde 2012 HP Pavilion dv6 CPU: Intel Core i7-...
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Disabling Windows Update and Defender as Installation Options

enter image description here In rufus the following options are able to be used to streamline the installation. I am wondering if it is possible to disable Update and Defender within the installation ...
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How do I know which edition install disc I need to repair a non-booting Windows 7?

When a Windows 7 install doesn't start I need an installation disc in order to repair it. If I use a disc of an edition of Windows 7 that doesn't match the installed edition it will refuse to do a ...
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Proper RunSynchronousCommand exit code to fail autounattend installation?

I'm using an autounattend.xml file to perform an unattended installation of Windows Server 2022. In the specialize phase, I have a few Powershell scripts I want to run (defined in ...
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How can I install Windows on two separate disks separately?

I want to have two separate Windows installations on two separate disks on my PC (with Secure Boot enabled). The first installation succeeds and works fine, but when I try to install another Windows ...
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How can I install Windows 11 offline? [duplicate]

While on previous Windows versions I just could unplug the network cable during installation to do an offline installation with a local account, Windows 11 does not let me proceed without an internet ...
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How to write windows installation iso to usb hard drive

There seem to be many tools to write an ISO to a USB stick, but I am trying to write a windows installation ISO to an external hard drive, many tools don't even list it as an option to write to, what ...
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Swapping the install.wim in Windows 11 installation media would not let me get past first boot

Whenever I swap the install.wim of any Windows 11 installation media I got with a WIM file I captured of my Windows install, it would not get past the first boot, right after copying the files: I don'...
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Can't boot from a USB stick to install Windows 7 Pro on Asus K55N

I have been at this since the 19th when all I wanted to do was downgrade from Win 7 Ultimate to Win 7 Pro. I hired someone who said his software could do it and it couldn't. Then he wanted to reformat ...
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New windows 10 installation stuck on "trying to connect to microsoft" & then"Looks like something happened."?

ASUS VivoBook 15 i3 I have no internet on the laptop in question - it is an offline machine. I do not want to link this laptop to a Microsoft account and all telemitry will be disabled once I get ...
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How to have one partition, instead of 3 (or more) when installing Windows 11

I downloaded Windows 11 version 22H2 from Microsoft here. When I run Setup & get to the part of selecting the partition (NOT MY screen capture): I can't simply select a single large enough, just-...
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Standard re-installation of Windows 11 - not selectable "keep personal files and apps" - What's the Reg Edit fix?

What's the Reg Edit navigation to change these options? Bit embarrassed I need to ask, I'm a computer enthusiast and just have a 15 year habit of installing clean windows on separate partition and re-...
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Faulty Windows 11 ISO

I downloaded a Windows multi-edition ISO from here. I then flashed it to a USB drive using Rufus 20.0. Later, I booted it to Setup, with just having converted my SSD to GPT & formatting a ...
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Installing Windows 11 on Gigabyte Aorus Elite B550M

For the 1st time in decades; I'm struggling to install Windows on my Computer. I've recently moved to a new Motherboard (Gigabyte Aorus Elite B550M). I need to perform a Windows 11 Clean Install from ...
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ProductKey setting in autounattend.xml at Windows Setup not being read

I've been trying to use DataImage component of Windows Setup to unpack an extra WIM (aside from insall.wim) to another partition (D:) during windows installation. I needed an answer file, so I went to ...
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