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How to install Windows XP Professional on Toshiba notebook?

Q: How to install Windows XP Professional on Toshiba notebook?

Hello All,

I am asking on behalf of a friend who is a computer phobic and owns the same make and model Toshiba laptop as me. He would like to go back to Windows XP Professional instead of Windows Vista business.

His hard drive is Western Digital WD 1200BEVS Hard drive. He told me that when he went to install Windows XP it came with no HDD. I am not sure if I can mention the chipset here but here it is anyway. The chipset is a Intel (r) ICH8M ultra ata storage controllers-2850. Any advice in a simple format would be gratefull. He has downloaded the bios upate and nlite at work on a computer with some help with from a I.T technician on to a thumb (flash) drive)

I am thanking anyone who can help on behalf of my friend who is a computer phobic and does not have a interweb connection.

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Preferred Solution: How to install Windows XP Professional on Toshiba notebook?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: How to install Windows XP Professional on Toshiba notebook?

Usually if you write about such issues you should also inform us which notebook model do you have or which model hast your friend.

Please don?t understand me wrong but on this forum you can find hundreds of threads with the same theme and very good answers and solutions. Have you maybe searched this forum if you can find some similar thread?
Problem is missing SATA driver and this driver must be loaded before WXP installation starts.

But before we start discussion is friend?s notebook supported for WXP?
Have you checked Toshiba download page if WXP drivers are available?

Out of curiosity: has your friend created recovery disc?

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I INSTALL ON MY WINDOWS notebook HP SPECTER 10 PROFESSIONAL. ALTHOUGH THE ORIGINAL CD NOT ALLOW THE VERSION AND LEAVING HOME

A:I INSTALL ON MY WINDOWS notebook HP SPECTER 10 PROFESSIONAL....

Hi,You can install any version you want on your notebook. However only the originally installed version will be automatically activated by Microsoft. If you want to activate a different version you will need to purchase a product key. Hope it helps,David

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Hi 
 
I had recently ordered  a HP Notebook  model  15-AC167TU 15.6-inch Laptop (Celeron N3050/2GB/500GB/Windows 10/Integrated Graphics)  online from Amazon.in website.
 
The OS type is mentioned as Windows 10.
 
Is it "Windows 10 Home" or "Windows 10 Professional".
 
Please clarify the OS type for this model  HP 15-AC167TU 15.6-inch Laptop .
 
If its "Windows 10 Home" , then can I upgrade it to "Windows 10 Professional" for free ? Otherwise how much I need to pay in   USD or Indian rupees, as the Notebook is purchased from India.
 
thanks in advance!
 
Best Regards
VETRI
 
Mobile: [Personal Information Removed]
India.
 
 

A:Is it Windows 10 Home or Professional ? in HP Notebook mod...

From the official specs for that model: Operating System:Windows 10 Home (64-bit) No, Windows 10 Pro would be a paid upgrade. On the settings/update and security/activation page will be a link to contact Microsoft about upgrading to Pro. I don't know what that costs in India, but its $99 US here in the States: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-upgrade-windows-10-pro Before you do that I would be sure you really need the Pro version. Many people do not; some do. You are just not going to find vendors including Windows 10 Pro in laptops selling for about $325 US.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A45-S1202 laptop which I purchased in year 2004. This laptop came with the original recovery disk which included windows XP home premium edition. My computer started acting unstable. I wanted to reinstall the recovery disk but I misplaced it and I then purchased a windows XP Professional edition. I tried to obtain the original Toshiba disk but Toshiba informed me that the original recovery disk is no longer available. That's when I decided to purchase a Windows XP Professional edition disk. I then did a successful new installation on my laptop.

I then went to the Toshiba support download website and downloaded all the necessary toshiba files that I needed for the Windows XP Professional Edition Service Pack 3. Now, this laptop has a built-in modem so if I we're to download the proper file I would be able to use it. When I downloaded a number of the files related to the built-in modem, I cannot get the modem to work properly. Toshiba tells me that their modem driver or LAN or WIFI file may not be compatible with the Windows XP professional edition but it is compatible with the home edition.

I am now in a dilemma of having a Windows XP program that will not allow my built-in modem on my laptop to work properly. I either need to obtain the Toshiba discovery disk if it is available or find a generic toshiba file to download that will allow my built-in modem to work properly. Of course, my other option would be to purchase a syslink dis... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Toshiba compatability with Windows XP Professional

I think Toshiba is pulling your leg. Download this driver for your modem and run the install

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I got an HP 250 G5 notebook with Windows 7 Professional 64 installed and activated by the manufacturer (as it is possible through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro 64). No Producy Key is available, though, being placed only in firmware, I presume, for the Windows 10 derivation. So, the question is if it is in theory possible to re-install Windows 10 Pro 64, with only the original rights and virtual product key, and in which of these ways: Clean install of the OS, with loss of pre-installed programs;Upgrade of the OS;Dual boot system, in case. Thanks in advance!

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Hi,
 
Model No- HP Pavilion dv6330ea Notebook PC. Refer to the link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3411896&
 
I am planning to upgrade my system from Vista Home Premium 32-bit to Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.
 
As soon I install windows 7 professional,
q1]  can i connect to the internet and download all the updates laid by windows update 
 
OR
 
do  need to install first all the hp drivers and software and then download updates from windows update?
 
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q2] Please let me know step by step which one to install first. like 1] quick launch button, 2] nvidia, etc
 
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Forget to mention last month i had the problem in power cable in my laptop so i have removed it But my quickplay button "power cable" were working fine so i had replaced this cable with laptop power cable. At present i dont have power cable for my quick play buttons. i will buy power cable for quick play button later because it is very difficult to get in India for hp notebook and little bit expensive.
 
q3] Will there will be any problem if i install windows 7 because of this?
 
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Here's my computer Specs

Model: Asus F6VE

Processor : P8800 @2.66GHz
Installed Ram: 4 GB (3GB Usable)
Graphics: ATI HD4570

System Type: Windows 7 Professional 32bit

The Random Freezing occurs since July/August 2011, it occurs when I used Skype/Gaming/Browing videos streaming, since thats the major things I do.

I had formatted my laptop and installed a new copy but Doesnt help. The probelm had already occurred 2 months.

So I bought down to ASUS since it was under warranty.

Ram: Tested ok
HDD : Tested ok

Firstly, the system was running fine, so they did a format but when I bought it home, the freeze occured,

Then they changed the hard disk even though it was tested ok, but the freeze occurred.

Followed by the whole motherboard was changed, and yet the freeze occur

So I was told not to install and drivers, using the generic drivers that were already installed in my system + the latest ATI driver, it was working fine, for 2 days,

However I noticed after the windows update where SP1 was installed, my system starts to freeze again. I downloaded the hotfix but doesnt help, anyone have any idea what to do next or could it be other hardware failure?

A:Random Freezing for Notebook ASUS F6VE Windows 7 Professional 32bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by devower


Here's my computer Specs

Model: Asus F6VE

Processor : P8800 @2.66GHz
Installed Ram: 4 GB (3GB Usable)
Graphics: ATI HD4570

System Type: Windows 7 Professional 32bit

The Random Freezing occurs since July/August 2011, it occurs when I used Skype/Gaming/Browing videos streaming, since thats the major things I do.

I had formatted my laptop and installed a new copy but Doesnt help. The probelm had already occurred 2 months.

So I bought down to ASUS since it was under warranty.

Ram: Tested ok
HDD : Tested ok

Firstly, the system was running fine, so they did a format but when I bought it home, the freeze occured,

Then they changed the hard disk even though it was tested ok, but the freeze occurred.

Followed by the whole motherboard was changed, and yet the freeze occur

So I was told not to install and drivers, using the generic drivers that were already installed in my system + the latest ATI driver, it was working fine, for 2 days,

However I noticed after the windows update where SP1 was installed, my system starts to freeze again. I downloaded the hotfix but doesnt help, anyone have any idea what to do next or could it be other hardware failure?


Doesnt sound like hardware since it worked fine for two days after re-install.. Sounds more like a driver

Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.
1-Memtest.

*Download a copy... Read more

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Please Help!!!!!
I have been trying to fix my mums laptop for weeks. Everytime i turn the computer on a message comes up saying " The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click ok to restart the computer and then restart the installation."
I have tried everything,pressed f2 and f10 but not got a clue what to do. Even tried windows memory diagnostic tool and there seems to be no problem with the memory. The laptop was working great then all of a sudden it has started to do this. The computer software was all set up in store with Windows Vista, therefore i have no recovery disks.
 

A:Toshiba notebook with Windows Vista

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Hey all

I changed from Microsoft to Macintosh but installed on a virtual mashine (oracle vm virtual box) my Windows Vista which i got with my previous Toshiba Satellite A350D Notebook. I installed Vista with the recovery disk. Now it asks me of the Windows Vista product key. The sticker on the back of my Notebook is not readable anymore. I runned the Belarc Advisor to get the product key this way. But there it says: "This is the manufacturer's factory installed product key rather than yours. You can change it to your product key here http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=45668 for Windows"

My question: Am I not allowed to use the windows vista I legally got with my toshiba notebook on another devices? I don't want to use the Thoshiba Notebook anymore. Do I have to delete the registration of the Thoshiba Notebook? Or can I get a new Product Key?


Maybe someone can help me here. Thanks in advance for taking your time to read this.

betty

A:Can I use the Windows Vista I got with my Toshiba notebook on virtual box?

Recovery disc or recovery image is designed for certain notebook only and is not a kind of universal image that can be used on other devices. It is bundled with notebook.

You can use Microsoft Windows disc with valid licence on each device. Recovery image is not OS only. It is package that contains drivers and specific Toshiba tools and utilities.
As you also know recovery image when you install it on your notebook must not be activated so licence code at the bottom is just evidence that you have bought valid licence with your notebook.
> Do I have to delete the registration of the Toshiba Notebook?
No why to do this?
> Or can I get a new Product Key?
You cannot get it because you don?t need it when you use recovery image on your Satellite A300D. I think the same you will hear from Toshiba.

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I recently downloaded Windows8 Pro on my Toshiba notebook. A Satellite C665D. It lloks like my cd/dvd drive is now inoperable and I cant seem to download an updated driver from Toshiba. I get this error message:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration
information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

Can anybody help?
Thanks

A:Windows 8 Pro lost my cd/dvd drive on my Toshiba notebook

Try this:
How to show up DVD/CD ROM in windows 8 if not detected ~ Full Windows 8 Tutorials

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Notebook information: Toshiba Satellite L505-S5990, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

About a month ago I was on my notebook browsing clipart on Office.Microsoft.com when a window popped up in the lower right corner (taskbar). The only anti-virus I was using was Windows Defender and running IOBit360.

I will tell you what I remember. The window borders in the pop up were red, it presented itself as a Microsoft Windows product and it stated I was infected with a virus. There were 2 or 3 buttons to click and I clicked one of them which prompted me to buy the product, I did not do this. I closed the window, again and again, and downloaded several anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware free programs in addition to system optimization software. Several threats were found and removed (unfortunately I do not have the logs for these events) but the startup was getting slower and slower and I believe my settings were being hijacked. Over the last several weeks, I did a little amateur investigation to see what was running in the task manager. I came across a process that I was not familiar with and that I had not seen previously, taisregistpinger.exe. I performed about a half dozen factory restores which only seemed to make things worse until on 3/12/2011 after the last factory restore on the original factory hard drive, the desktop was now a blue screen with big bold red font that read: WARNING, your computer is now infected with malware/spyware (I can't remember). It had a coupl... Read more

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I upgraded windows Vista on my Toshiba satellite L300 (intel 45 express chipset,core 2 Duo 2GHz processor) with Windows 7. All drivers taken automatically. But when I started Webcam (chicony webcam) a message appeared: "Webcam driver open fail.Please restart Camera or Computer." Message persists after restaring repeatedly. Same with Modem, When I tried to connect internet on Dial up modem, message appeared "Dial tone not present." Actually Dial tone was present. Device manager is showing both devices as "Working Properly". Can any one suggest solution?

A:Toshiba Satellite L300 notebook,s camera and modem problem in Windows 7

Hi iqbalhuma and welcome to the forum!

Please go to Toshiba support web and download your drivers from them as there are vista drivers for your model.

Cheers

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Hello everyone!

I'm trying to find a way to install Windows XP Professional on my home computer. When ever I put the Windows CD everything looks find. A blue screen appear with Windows an loading files. And then a couple of minute pass. Another blue screen appear and I suppose it is a blue screen of death.

Here is some information about my computer:
Motherboard: Asus P5KPL-VM (Vista Driver)
Processor: Intel (R) Pentium (R) Dual CPU [email protected]
System Memory: 2039 MB
Hard drive: 500GB SATA/32MB Cache
 

A:Help Can't install Windows XP Professional

JonahXu said:


Hello everyone!

I'm trying to find a way to install Windows XP Professional on my home computer. When ever I put the Windows CD everything looks find. A blue screen appear with Windows an loading files. And then a couple of minute pass. Another blue screen appear and I suppose it is a blue screen of death.

Here is some information about my computer:
Motherboard: Asus P5KPL-VM (Vista Driver)
Processor: Intel (R) Pentium (R) Dual CPU [email protected]
System Memory: 2039 MB
Hard drive: 500GB SATA/32MB CacheClick to expand...

Having a SATA hard drive is what the problem is. The XP CD doesn't have native support for a SATA hard drive. That's why you're not getting very far in the setup process.

Unless there's a setting in the BIOS setup screen that allows you to change the hard drive from SATA to IDE, you've got a bit of a roadblock ahead of you.

You'll need to locate the SATA drivers for the hard drive and then use a program, such as nLite, to slip-stream them into the XP CD.

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When I enter the product key supplied by HP the following message appears ErrorThe product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options.So where to from here?

A:I need to re-install windows 7 professional

It appears that the OS that you are trying to install on the PC is a non standard Windows 7 OS.You may need to install the OS from a HP Recovery Disc.If you did not make a recovery disc at the time of the first few days of use, then you may need to call HP tech support and Buy a new one. 

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tried to install and than it restarted the comp and went to install page but than it says a file was corrupt and now my disk drive wont work?

A:I Tried To Install Windows Xp Professional

If a file is currupt, then its just the file, not your disk; are there no scratches on the disk?

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I have MMC installed on a desktop computer running Windows XP but when I click on an option in my start menu to MMC it says "Not Responding"  If I wait a version of Microsoft Management Console stored locally finally appears.  I would like to create a shortcut that provides quick access.  What should I do 

A:How to install MMC on Windows XP Professional

Sounds to me as if it would be good to use Microsoft References on it.
 
Louis

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I have 2 CD's,one is the XP-installation,the other one is called SP-2 Utility.
What is to be done with this SP-2 utility and what is the purpose of it ?
I assume I first install the WindowxXP and after that the SP-2 utility.
Thanks for any information.

AntonABC
 

A:How to install Windows XP Professional

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I'm planning to buy windows 7 professional. Just want to know If I can install games like NBA 2k16?

A:Can I install games on windows 7 professional?

Of course.

NBA 2K16 on Steam

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I hope someone can help, I have had on going problems installing windows 7 64 bit professional and yes I do have a 64 bit processor so it is compatible , its a full version straight from a retail store. When I try to do a custom install with a brand new hard drive I get error codes after 5% or 10% of downloading it comes up the error is "windows cannot install required files are missing please make sure all files required for installation are available error ox80070037 " This is driving me crazy I have tried sooo many things I have changed the hard drive, I have changed the disc its self, I have changed the ram, I have even installed a windows 7 ultimate version but its not a registered version but it installed fine, does anyone have any suggestions at all I am very very frustrated at this point.... Please help......I am not sure but I was told that it only has to be your processor that is compatible not the motherboard is that correct ??? I did run that compatibility test thing and my computer passed with flying colours.

A:windows 7 professional install problems

Hi,

Welcome to 7 forums

Need not panic. We will assist you with the issue.

* I see that you have changed the installation disk. I need to know, if you have a purchased copy of the Windows ?

* Did you make a new copy from the same source?

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I have custom built my pc and at the last stage of installing the operating system. As I have a lack of a disc drive I am loading the operating system from a USB stick. At first Windows 7 install is successful but after several restarts/hour of use the operating system either blue screens / won't load / hangs / freezes on load up. After a fresh reinstall problems disappear then return. I have used several iso files on the USB with no success. I believe this may be hard drive related but I'm not sure and so would appreciate any advice / suggestions. Thank you

A:Windows 7 Professional 64 bit issue with USB install

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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Can I install a used copy of windows 7 professional?
I have uninstalled windows 7 professional off of the previous computer I was using, if that may help.

A:Can I install a used copy of windows 7 professional?

Only if it is retail copy an OEM copy if used the activation code will be tied to the original motherboard.

The other rule is that the retail copy can only be used on one machine at a time and if I am not badly mistaken the number of times that retail copy can be used is limited.

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Hi all!

Over the next 2-3 days I will be upgrading my PC that I built back in 2007. I will be upgrading my CPU, adding 4Gig more RAM and a second 500G HDD that I will be installing Win 7 Professional 64-bit on.

Well, I decided to brick-n-mortar my Win7 install purchase at the local Best Buy yesterday, but today I have been made aware that certain Windows 7 Install packages will not allow a Motherboard change later on(which is on my to-do list), and not knowing what "versions" this limitation deals with, I thought I would come here and ask. The version I bought from Best Buy is a boxed edition of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Service Pack 1.

How do I know if I got a version that will allow a Motherboard upgrade later on?

Second issue:

I am currently using WinXP Professional 32-bit on a single 500GB HDD. I will be installing Windows 7 64-bit -after- I perform all of the hardware upgrades mentioned above. I am not worried about the WinXP install as it pertains to being able to boot into it, and I have already backed up/saved all of my important music/video/picture files, but I have some questions about a couple of things:

1). Since I am installing Win7 64-bit on a second HDD - If I don't format the HDD with the XP install, will I still be able to access and use the 32-bit games and programs located on that drive from inside Windows 7 once it's installed? I am just really uncertain about backward compatibility issues with using 32-bit programs inside ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Professional 64-bit pre-install questions.

All OEM versions of Windows are tied to the computer on which they were first installed and cannot be transferred to another. A new motherboard (except for an exact replacement) is considered a new computer. If you call Microsoft they may activate the new installation but no guarantees. At the present time obtaining non-OEM versions is difficult Best to upgrade the motherboard first.

All applications, except for the so called portable applications, must be installed on the new OS. Some others may work. No way around that. This has always been the case and is not related to 32-64 bit issues, although that complicates things.

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Hello-

I have a new machine that I bought from HP last April. I want to upgrade to an SSD and have a question

regarding the installation media. I downloaded the Windows 7 file from Digital River before Microsoft pulled

it. The file has been unlocked with the 'ei.cfg' utility so that I can see all 4 Windows 7 program file versions.

Windows 7 Pro SP1 is #3 on the table. My question is, can I install using the disc I created and activate the

installation with the license key on the side of the machine's case?

I have had some File System and Registry issues, but am fairly certain we have them ironed out. There are

certain Windows Updates we have uninstalled as they have been proven to be detrimental to the system.

I have contemplated migrating from the HDD to the SSD, but if I can do a clean install from the disc I made,

we rather do that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated- Thank you!

Regards-

tim

A:Clean Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 Install

Yes, you can

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Hi Guys,

I really need some help. I only installed Windows 7 Professional which was previously Vista Business and now my audio output device is gone. No sound drivers. I installed RealTek drivers but didn't work. I went ahead to install the original C-Media PCI Audio Device for vista. The sound started working but then all other programs (internet explorer, windows media player, adobe 9 professional, windows media center, etc) stopped. Once I uninstalled the PCI driver then they work again.
Please, any suggestions to help me get my sound back without affecting other programs? Thanks

A:No sound with Windows 7 Professional Install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Whasky


Hi Guys,

I really need some help. I only installed Windows 7 Professional which was previously Vista Business and now my audio output device is gone. No sound drivers. I installed RealTek drivers but didn't work. I went ahead to install the original C-Media PCI Audio Device for vista. The sound started working but then all other programs (internet explorer, windows media player, adobe 9 professional, windows media center, etc) stopped. Once I uninstalled the PCI driver then they work again.
Please, any suggestions to help me get my sound back without affecting other programs? Thanks



Hi and welcome

We could be alot more useful if we knew what your sound card was.

clink top page is here C-Media Company Information

Hope this helps

Ken J+

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I have just received an alienware m17x, and for my school network we need windows 7 pro installed. I used my action pack dvd and tried upgrading. It failed. I then wiped my main drive my booting into the dvd, and fresh re installing windows. I've done this multiple times, and everytime it comes up saying it needs to restart, then upon restart says 'completing installation' - but then it comes up saying 'windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware' then restarts and says 'windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation' - then restarts, shows me a boot option of four windows 7's and a windows setup rewind or mething, then shows the windows could not complete message again. I need this computer! Any help or ideas much appreciated...

A:windows 7 professional install failure

What OS and version came with the Alienware PC on the day you got it?

What is an "action pack dvd"?

Do you have an ordinary Windows 7 Pro installation disc?

I assume you are trying upgrade installs rather than clean installs?

You say you "wiped my main drive". Do you have non-main drives? How did you do this "wiping"?

A screen shot of Windows Disk Management would help.

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What is the minimum required RAM to install Windows Professional accordig to Microsoft? What is the recommended minimum RAM?
 

A:Solved: RAM to install on Windows XP Professional?

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I have a new Hp Elitebook 8540p which has had a clean SSD. I am going to install windows 7 Professional and had a few questions about partitions and drivers etc.

The first is whether I should partition the SSD for the Win 7 install and then use a second partition for data. Is there any benefit with this on an SSD?

I reckon that Win 7 will probably get itself sorted with all the drivers that it needs and HP Update will clear up the ones that it doesnt. If anyone knows different can you let me know also!

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Professional Clean Install on SDD

Do you have a Win7 installation DVD to use for this install, or are you running the HP Recovery Disks? The Win7 installer is driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Using a Win7 Installer leaves out all of the HP bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better version built into Win7.

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall of factory Win7: Reinstalling Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

For an SSD, if you have room to keep the User folders on the same drive then having a separate partition is up to you. One reason to do so is to keep the Win7 backup image small so that if it becomes irreparable, you can reimage the OS/Programs and the data will be waiting and current in its own partition. But the data must be backed up separately.

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I have a small home network of only two computers. I want to buy XP, but someone told me that it can only be installed on one machine. Does this mean I have to buy 2 copies. I hope not!!
 

A:Can I install Windows XP Professional on 2 computers?

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I'm planning to buy windows 7 professional. Just want to know If I can install games like NBA 2k16?

A:Can I install games on windows 7 professional?

Of course.

NBA 2K16 on Steam

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I have a question that I cannot find to be clear.

I used to have a Gateway P6831fx, and I installed Windows 7 Professional on it, a couple months later the motherboard died, so I am buying a new computer.

The new computer is a Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7052, it currently has Windows 7 Home Premium

When I spoke to a computer tech, he said that I would be able to use my existing Windows 7 Professional key from the Gateway on the Toshiba, to upgrade it from Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional, since simply putting my Gateway harddrive in the Toshiba wouldn't work, and when I upgrade using my Gateway Windows 7 Professional key I should wipe the drive.

Is this true? Can I do this? All information would be greatly healpful. If you need more information it can be provided.

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Update (If I was unclear):

I already have windows 7 professional on my gateway, I was wondering if I could use the product key from my gateway on my toshiba (to upgrade), since the motherboard died on my gateway.

The computer guy I spoke to said I can, but I read otherwise on other websites.

Toshiba = Home Premium (able to upgrade using key I was provided when I bought Windows 7 Professional?)

I don't have an installation disc, I bought Windows 7 Professional as a download (when I installed it on my Gateway), and was provided a key to activate Windows.

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A:Install Used Windows 7 Professional Key on Another Computer

If it`s a retail edition ( store bought ) then yes you can. But why bother ? Do you absolutely need something that`s in the Pro version ?

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Hi everybody,
I've been struggling with this update problem since about April or May of this year. Various updates fail with the error code 8E5E03FA, 80070490 and C80003FA (including the SP1 beta and release candidate). I've tried all of the solutions and troubleshooting steps I've been able to find. I've tried the Update Component Reset fix-it (in both standard and aggressive modes), an in-place upgrade, a full re-install, disabling services and restarting in safe mode, starting without other services running, installing the latest version of the System Readiness tool, and other things I can't think of. Both running Windows Update and installing the updates manually give the same results. Even trying to Check For Updates often gives the error codes above.
I've also run the sfc scan and looked through the event log. I've attached both results. The event log has some errors that correspond with failed updates. The event errors read (something like) "Catalog Database (1184) Catalog Database: The database page read from
the file "C:\Windows\system32\CatRoot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb"
at offset 200704 (0x0000000000031000) (database page 48 (0x30)) for
4096 (0x00001000) bytes failed verification due to a page checksum
mismatch. The expected checksum was [4d4f32b08f6f8c61] and the actual
checksum was [35613561ea19d57c]. The read operation will fail with
error -1018 (0xfffffc06). If this condition persists then please
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A:Can't install about 40 updates...windows 7 professional x64

remove the updates reboot and re-download them.

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Hiwhile trying to install windows 7 professional on HP elite book 840 g3 I getting whe following message: "windows could not configure one or more system component .to install windows restart the computer..."the installation recognize the hdd and completed the first part. After the restart on the "finish up" part the above message is appear.i've tried few things:To Integrate to the installation(install.wim file by dism and nlite) the drivers: usb3, network,chipset.integrate Microsoft hot fix : kernel-mode driver framework.and few more things but nothing works...i'm pretty much stuck now...the same installation work perfectly on other platforms, it failed only on hp...also hp 800 if it will help I can attach the panther logs   please advise

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Hello, my toshiba c650 laptop recently aquired a virus and now it will not boot . I was running windows 7 home premium 64bit at the time with ubuntu 11.10( I think) my computer crashed while I was running a mcafee scan and has not booted since ubuntu also does not boot due to the windows 7 system failure. Any way I was wondering if I bought a windows professional 64bit upgrade, could i Install it from boot? I also need to know if it would wipe all virus's from the hard drive. thanks


update: also think it would be best to mention that i have tried safe mode, safe mode with networking, my recovery discs and a blue screen repair discs all that happens when running these is a black screen with white cursor I left them all for an hour to see if anything happens but sadly nothing does .

A:Can I install a windows 7 professional upgrade from boot?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by edamthegrate


Hello, my toshiba c650 laptop recently aquired a virus and now it will not boot . I was running windows 7 home premium 64bit at the time with ubuntu 11.10( I think) my computer crashed while I was running a mcafee scan and has not booted since ubuntu also does not boot due to the windows 7 system failure. Any way I was wondering if I bought a windows professional 64bit upgrade, could i Install it from boot? I also need to know if it would wipe all virus's from the hard drive. thanks


Hello edamthegrate,

Yes, you can install it from boot. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version Are you going to do a clean install?
It would wipe all your viruses, if you format your hard drive prior to installation (clean install). Also, since a format will remove all your files, do a backup of all important files (ie. documents, pictures) if needed, you can do it in any way (ie. USB external drive, Internet Upload, etc).

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I have read similliar threads on this forum but have found no solution to my problem.

I recently installed Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 on a computer I had previously running 32bit version of windows 7. I deleted the existing partitions and create new one, but after instalation completes i get 100% usage of CPU. It isnt always the same process that hogs the computer, it is usually currently active application.
Since the computer worked fine under 32bit system and i primarily installed the 64bit version only to utilise the full capacity of 4GB ram that is installed, my first thought was that the processor doesn't support 64bit technology. So i checked the Intel's site where it says CPU supports 64bits.

I would really appreciate all the help i get.

The computer specs:
Intel Core2 Duo E7500
4GB Kingston Ram
ATI Radeon Graphics

A:Windows 7 Professional SP1 clean install CPU 100% spike

Have your performed a full virus scan?

Even though you have done a clean install, im assuming you have installed programs/updates.

Also update all your drivers.

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Just today received my upgrade Version Windows 7 Professional from Microsoft.
Would like to do a clean install of Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) replacing the present Vista Home Premium (32bit).
System as presently configured: two Western Digital WD5001AALS 500GB drives with Intel Raid 0 Volume (931 GB).
Please advise as to the best way to proceed.

A:Clean Install Windows 7 Professional (Raid 0)

I have the same question. I cannot get Windows installer to "see" the raid array. did you ever get a reply to your question?

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Hello forum members,

Here is a new problem I am having regarding installing Movie Maker 2.1 in Windows XP Pro with service pack 3 installed;I know that Windows XP Professional with service pack 2 has Movie Maker 2.1 as the default multi media editor,but since I have service pack 3 installed I need to know how to install Movie Maker 2.1???

I do not know if I have service pack 2 installed since the "program upgrades" in add/remove program app does not indicate that service pack 2 is installed;is there a way to download service pack 2 for Windows Xp,and extract the Microsoft Movie Maker 2.1,or will I have to install service pack 2 as an upgrade manually???

Thanks in advance for replying to this Windows XP Newbies questions!!
 

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Unable to install Windows 2000 Professional. Always freezes up during the final phase of install. Have tried several times with the same result. This is a dual boot with Win 98 SE & Win 2000 Pro on a brand new hard drive with separate partitions. Please help. Not sure what I am doing wrong.
 

A:Windows 2000 Professional freezes up during Install....please help!

Welcome to TechSpot

Try to copy the whole CD onto the harddisk, somewhere on the W98-partition, boot into W98 and install W2K from HD, in the new partition. Perhaps do a quick format of the new W2K partition with FAT32 before you start.

The install-CD might also be dirty or have a scratch, gently clean the shiny surface with a mild detergent and some water, making circular movements while cleaning. Dry with a lintfree cloth.
 

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I need a windows xp professional iso image to install it on vmvare in my laptop having windows vista.
 

A:windows xp professional iso image to install on vmware

You will probably have to buy a legal XP CD. They can be found on EBAY.
 

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The first thing I want to do is congratulate Dell on having the worst support staff and technical support on the planet. I resell a lot of Optiplex 3020 and the question I posed was simple: How to you do a clean install of Windows 10 Professional? During two days worth of chats and several technicians this is what some of then told me:1) You can do it but you need the correct media. The "Already Installed Windows 10 Pro 64-bit" media that came with the computer isn't the one you want. I'll send you what you need on a flash drive. Of course the flash drive showed up and it was the exact same thing I had on the media.2) You have the right media but you need to enable UEFI. At that point the DVD you have will display the option  to install ground ground zero.3) You have the right media but you need to disable UEFI. At that point the DVD you have will display the option  to install ground ground zero.4) They sent me links to hundreds and hundreds of third party pages explaining how to do it. None of which worked.I even went so far as to suggest that it was obvious that the techs I was chatting with have never done this and don't know the answer. Their reply was that they have all done and Dell makes them take classes on the subject. Right.....So after two to three days of beating on Dell and trying everything in the book I have found that there are only two ways to install WIndows 10 Professional on a Dell Optiplex 3020:1) Install Windows 7 Pro. Do... Read more

A:Yet more questions about a Windows 10 Professional Clean Install

Ziggy32So I am going to pause here and ask if anyone has come up with a way to Install Windows 10 (clean install) other then one of the two ways I mentioned above?
I don't understand the problem. You have the Windows 10 media ... just install it.
Ziggy32Is it true that there no longer seems to be a Dell Windows 10 OEM SLP DVD which looks in the BIOS to determine if the computer is a Dell and, if it is, installs and bypasses the activation.
ALL Windows 10 media checks the BIOS for valid product keys. There is no longer a need to verify the manufacturer.
Users will likely have a discounted upgrade path to Windows 10 after the free upgrade period expires.
Ziggy32The just released Optiplex 3040 comes with Windows 7 Pro and is advertised as being Windows 10 up/downgradable. Is that via the free Windows 10 upgrade which is soon to be discontinued or is Dell going to actually start putting Windows 10 COAs on the Optiplex 3040?
Dell has already started putting Windows 10 COA's on systems and all systems shipping with Windows 7 are downgrades.
Ziggy32Not much has changed with either Microsoft or Dell. The "Free" Windows 10 upgrade isn't really free and Dell still doesn't have a clue how to supply upgrade/downgrade media nor are their technicians very good at helping with the issue.
The "free" upgrade is free. I'm not sure I understand your reasoning for it not being free. A clean install of Windows 10 is not difficult - very easy, in fact. Why D... Read more

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The Computer:
Acer Aspire M3800 Desktop
Vista Home Media Center
4GB of RAM
640GB 7200RPM Hitachi Hard Drive 3.0 Gb/s

The background:
Hard Drive crashed. I spent $795 for a data recovery company to recover the defective hard drive. I gave them a Western Digital Caviar Black 32MB Cache 7200 RPM 1TB 3.0Gb/s SATAII hard drive to transfer all the recovered data to (included the original Vista system recovery files). The files were recovered 100%. I transferred the recovered files to a Seagate external usb 500GB hard drive. I used a ATA/IDE to USB adapter to and connected to my laptop to wipe the WD Caviar HD clean using Ubuntu and then partitioned (20GB / 980GB) and then formated (NTFS). Installed the WD Caviar HD into the Acer and attempted to do a clean install of Windows 7 Professional with no success.

The problem(s):
#1: The computer kept shutting down while Win7 is Expanding Windows files (0%). I discovered that the SATA Controllers were set to RAID. I changed them to IDE and noticed improvement. However, Win7 would keep shutting down during Expanding Windows Files (21%, 33%, 55%, 56%, 63%....10 freakin' times until finally, it installed).

#2: I noticed the BIOS needed an updating. I couldn't figure out how to use a USB thumb drive to flash the BIOS in DOS at startup. Tried several times and several ways to no avail. I gave up and proceeded with installation attempts #4, 5 and 6. Any assistance with this problem would be greatly appreciated. I tri... Read more

A:Windows 7 Professional Will Not Install on Acer 3800 Desktop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I think your Windows 7 partition is too small at 20 GB.

With a 1 TB hard drive you can afford to allocate more space for Windows - I'd suggest 100 GB should be more than enough for Windows 7 and any applications you install.

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I cannot set up my Yamaha DGX203 keyboard to work with my XP Professional computer. This driver works fine on my older XP laptop. The driver from Yamaha is not digitally signed, and I get the following error message... "an error accurred during the installation of the device. The class installer has denied the request to install or upgrade this device." Help.
 

A:cannot install yamaha DGX205_3 usb driver in Windows XP Professional.

In Control Panel>System>Hardware click the Driver Signing tab and mark the radio button for Ignore, then tick to "Make this action the system default" and OK your way out. Restart the system and try installing that driver again.

 

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I have a brand new computer (Dell Inspiron Laptop) with a pristine version of Windows 10 on it. This is not an upgrade! My copy of Office Professional 2010 Plus fails to install on this computer.

At first, the installation progress bar goes all the way to the end, but doesn't say it is done, and there is no button, so all you can do is cancel by closing the window. Then I tried rebooting my computer because that was pending after Windows updated itself, and I started to get a 1935 Error. I tried running it in Windows 7 compatibility mode (I have used it on my old Laptop which is Windows 7), but even that fails. After a couple of tries, now I get different error messages, for example PowerMUI.msi (I think, some name like that) is missing and the installation stops.

Any ideas on how to fix this? Will really appreciate it. Losing productive work time because of this.

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Please help!

For quite a while now my windows update has failed at installing Windows updates and the service pack 1. I tried a while ago and gave up, I need some help. Here are the updates:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2454826)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2484033)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2522422)
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932)

and here is the error I get:

800B0100

I have installed Hotfix for Windows (KB947821) and that didn't solve the problem.

Any advice?

A:Windows updates/service pack 1 won't install (Win 7 Professional x64)

Oh, and here is the CheckSUR log if that is helpful:
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Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 12.0
2011-06-10 05:39

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_1_for_KB2522422~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_1_for_KB2522422~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.cat
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_2_for_KB2522422~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_2_for_KB2522422~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.cat
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_4_for_KB2522422~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_4_for_KB2522422~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.cat
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_5_for_KB2522422~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_5_for_KB2522422~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.cat
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2522422_RTM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2522422_RTM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.cat
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I currently have vista 32 and ordered a full version of windows 7 professional sp1 64-bit. The disk that came in the mail says "Reinstallation dvd windows 7 professional sp1 64 bit". Will this Reinstallation DVD allow me to do a clean install of windows 7 64-bit on my computer?

A:Clean install of windows 7 professional 64 bit from Vista machine

Hello Tn4Bama, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, that DVD will allow you to do a clean install with it.Clean Install Windows 7
Of course, to be able to install a 64-bit Windows 7, your computer will also need to meet at least the minimum requirements below:1 GHz 64-bit processor
2 GB RAM for 64-bit Windows 7 (recommend at least 4 GB)
20 GB available hard disk space (recommend at least 60 GB)
It would also be a good idea to make sure that you have 64-bit Windows 7 drivers available for all of your devices, and to have them downloaded and ready to install after Windows is finished installing.


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I have an old laptop running Win7 professional x64 SP1. I downloaded X17-59186.iso and made sure the MD5 and SHA-1 checksums matched which they do.

Properly formatted my USB drive etc. When I boot from USB and choose `install now` however I get the load driver window error:



Also if I try and choose "repair your computer" (at the previous step, rather than trying to install windows) I get an error message saying "This version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows."

This makes it sound like I have the wrong ISO even though in system information it is definitely running win7 Pro x64.

What is most confusing is that if I use this same bootable USB on my other laptop (running win7 home x64) it works fine, neither of these errors occur.

Also I read something about trying USB2.0/3.0 ports, neither will work.

Any help is very much appreciated, thanks!

A:Windows 7 Professional Install - no device drivers were found

What is the make and model of the laptop ?

You might need drivers, ( though that message often indicates setup.exe can't find install.wim )

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Hi,
We ordered and received 4 new OptiPlex 7440 AIO All-in-One computers without Windows installed - only Ubantu is installed.  The desktops do not have a built-in optical drive.  I get the following error message when I try to install Windows 7: "A required CD\DVD drive device driver is missing.”  I tried using an external optical drive and USB boot device to install.  I am also plugged into the USB 2.0 ports and not the USB 3.0.  I tried many of the suggestions Google has provided me, but none of them are working.  I'd appreciate any help.
FYI, I called Dell Support twice about this issue.  The first technician hung up on me when he realized he didn't know what to do to help and the second technician said I had to pay $89 for help.  When I asked to speak to her supervisor, she hung up on me. Since Dell likes to rudely hang up on their loyal customers, I'm hoping the community will be more helpful.

A:Dell OptiPlex 7440 AIO - Will not install Windows 7 Professional

I figured this out.  I added the necessary drivers to the boot file and I was able to install windows.

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