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Take Windows 7 from Computer 1 and install to Computer 2

Q: Take Windows 7 from Computer 1 and install to Computer 2

I don't know if I've posted this in the correct section, sorry.
I was wondering if it's possible to take windows 7 from my first computer and install it to my new one that has windows 8 on it (windows 8 has problems with its wifi where windows 7 worked perfectly).
If this is possible could somebody teach me how to do it.

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Preferred Solution: Take Windows 7 from Computer 1 and install to Computer 2

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A: Take Windows 7 from Computer 1 and install to Computer 2

Do you have Windows 7 installation disks ?

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I got a new HP today and as soon as I got it home, it boots up and then the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." and it wont go beyond that, I click OK and it boots up again with the same message. Please Respond!

A:Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Do you have any usb devices connected to it or any media inserted such as CDs? If so, disconnect them and try again.

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Hello to everyone on bleepingcomputers.com,

First off, I would like to apologize in advance if I've posted in the wrong forum..I would also like to mention that my computer skills/knowledge are average at best..So, I apologize for making things more complicated for everyone.

I will try to describe my situation as brief and accurate as possible..I recently had my computer infected by a terrible Trojan Virus (Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic)..I had help from someone, to remove the Trojan from my computer..They guided me through certain steps like MBR Check, DDS, Rootkit Unhooker, ComboFix, OTL, etc..After guiding me through all the necessary steps, my computer was declared clean..Unfortunately after the clean, my computer wasn't performing properly..It was extremely slow/sluggish, when opening apps and connecting to the internet..I also had Windows Firewall shutting OFF, from time to time..I was then told at this point, to do a fresh install of Windows XP..Which brings me to my current problem..I've performed a fresh install twice, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why my computer feels like it's still infected..After the first fresh install of Windows XP I ran a scan with Malewarebytes Anti-Malware and it found:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.0.1200
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 7032

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

06/07/2011 8:23:28 AM
mbam-log-2011-07-06 (08-23-28).txt

Scan type: Full scan ... Read more

A:Removed Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic from my computer and had to do a fresh install of Windows XP..However, I think my computer is...

Couple of questions to start with...

1. When you reinstalled Windows, was it clean installation, including formatting hard drive?
2. Was your computer physically connected to the net during reinstallation?
3. Did you put any backed up files back on freshly installed Windows?

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I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I followed other web sites and repaired my MBR but it still will not boot up. I tried System Repair, Check point, Image, and Dell system restore and all failed. I have tried to use the Windows install CD and all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor and then after 3 minutes the compute attempts to boot again and fails. I tried everything to try and wipe the drive from C prompt and it will not let me. I have very weak computer skills but I can follow directions and I have wiped a previous computer I owned. (I confirmed that my CD drive is working) I also should mention I have a second hard drive on my computer that I backed everything up to.

A:Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware


Clear the CMOS:Use your system manual to find instructions for accessing the BIOS...
In the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen...
Choose load setup/optimized defaults... Read more

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i cannot do anything with my laptop it restarted unexpectedly during install and i tried a windows 8 install but no hdd found what can i do?

A:Windows 7 install computer shutdown during install

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the disk yourself? How is it being activated?

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk: remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

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

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DIS 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 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.

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Hello, New to the forums I had search and been trying everything to get rid of this problem. I found the sight through one of my searches. I am some what new to this so please bare with me. Of course I ran my scans, spybot, ad aware, norton 360. Ran hijack this and will post the log, in the process of running pandasecurity.

Windows xp pro
service pack 2

Right now my desktop back ground is blue with the box in the middle that says " warning! spyware detected on your computer! install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer"

I have tried the right click desktop/ properties/ but I do not have the desktop tab!
I have themes/ appearance/ settings thats it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:19:00, on 8/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
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A:Warning! Spywre Detected On Your Computer! Install An Antivirus Or Spyware Remover To Clean Your Computer

Hello bamflee84,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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Hi there
My laptop is a acer aspire 1640z. I re-installed the xp because I was having problems. I found something, everytime I install a program/application from a disc, after restarting the system the mouse and the keyword don't respond properly and the cpu usge is very high, more than 90%
 

A:why when I install a program in my computer from a disc the computer start to slow do

What program ? What disc ?
 

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I hope this is the right forum, I appologise if it's not and would welcome any suggestions about where else I might look for help.

I'll start by quoting my OP from another forum:

So I just picked up a new SATA hard drive and installed it in my computer. To do so I shut down my machine, unplugged everything, plugged the 2nd HDD into the power supply and motherboard leaving the original HDD as is, replugged everything, and switched on my machine. Then at startup it became unresponsive. The screen just has the big Dell logo, "Dell DXP051 Series", and down the bottom a status bar paused at 'BIOS Revision A07'. I can't enter BIOS settings or anything like that.

So after nothing happened for a few minutes I switched the computer off, opened it up, and unplugged the new HDD from the motherboard, power up again, and the machine just goes straight to the same page. Repeat the process plugging the new HDD in place of the old one and the exact same thing happens.

FWIW, I'm 90% sure the startup process usually has a screen or two before the one I'm stuck at, but when I switch on my machine it just goes straight to it, so there's no option to enter BIOS settings or anything like that. Also, on the front panel of my computer there are two backlit lights on '1' and '4'. I have no idea what they are, I'd never noticed them before. '2' and '3' light up and alternate when I first power on, but ... Read more

A:Install new HDD --> break computer (computer stuck on startup screen)

Perhaps you could post your system info ?
 

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Hey People...

Im new here just looking for some information about vista x64.

I bought and built this computer a few days ago and also i got
windows vista gamer nvidia edition 2009 R1 x64. It wont install at all it gets to about 5% and gives me an error any one know if its a hardware error.

Heres my computer.
Intel core I7 920 D0 2.66GHz
Asus P6T IX58
Corsair 6GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9(9-9-9-24)
BFG GTS250
Sata Seagate 1TB HDD
Sata Lite on DVD-RW

Thanks.

A:Cant install vista x64 on my computer. All computer details on thread.

Originally Posted by Docktag


Hey People...

Im new here just looking for some information about vista x64.

I bought and built this computer a few days ago and also i got
windows vista gamer nvidia edition 2009 R1 x64. It wont install at all it gets to about 5% and gives me an error any one know if its a hardware error.

Heres my computer.
Intel core I7 920 D0 2.66GHz
Asus P6T IX58
Corsair 6GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9(9-9-9-24)
BFG GTS250
Sata Seagate 1TB HDD
Sata Lite on DVD-RW

Thanks.



Hi. It would be very helpful if you could list the error verbatim.

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I just bought a new PC from NewEgg . Windows 7 installed fine and booted up great the first time but when I go to reboot, it hangs on the windows logo and than reboots itself.

I have tried reinstalling about 10+ times. I have tried 64bit and 32 bit versions and I have tried 2 different HDDs. The problem isn't the disc because it installs great onto one of my HDDs on my other computer but when I switch that HDD to my new one, it freezes.

A weird problem I noticed was it booted Ubuntu perfectly fine.
Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated.

A:New Computer Cant Install Windows 7

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Than install Windows 7.

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Hello everyone I think I know the answer to this but just asking to make sure. So I was going to sale my Custom PC that I got Windows 7 a year go on it. I was wanting to know if I sale my computer without installing windows or anything on it if I then can turn around and install it on my iMac using the same key.

A:Install Windows on a New Computer Using same key

This should clarify it for you.

Differences Between Retail, OEM, System Builder, Volume Licensing, Full or Upgrade License for Windows ? My Digital Life

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Hi guys,

i would like to take advantage of miracast, so ill have to buy windows 8.1. The only thing is I have a 4 year old laptop, core i5 with WIDI. It is an HP DM4 laptop. Will miracast still work?

I bought some new samsung F series TVs which support all share (essentially miracast).

MY goal is to mirror my laptop screen to my TV, and with my eye-fi card/DSLR shoot images directly to my Laptop/TV.

I just want to make sure my computer is compatible before I buy windows 8.1

Thanks

A:Will windows 8.1 install on this computer?

The easiest way to check compatibility is to use Windows Upgrade Assistant.

Link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=261871
Link: Update to Windows 8.1: FAQ - Microsoft Windows Help

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hello chaps

I bought win7 64bit upgrade version back in January and eventually managed to install it on my pc that previously had XP on it

I've got a new PC now and won't be using the old one, do you think I will be able to install win7 on the new PC?

sorry if that is a stupid question!

A:2nd computer windows install

No, it's not a stupid question.

A retail upgrade version can be transferred as long as it is removed from the old PC. The only issue is whether you would have a qualifying OS for the new system that would make the use of an upgrade license legitimate.

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

It's possible to install an upgrade version on a blank drive. You can break the license agreement if you don't have a qualifying old OS on hand. That would be wrong.

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I am running Windows 7 on my computer. When I check on updates I see that there has been a failed attempt to upgrade to Windows 10.  I have not initiated this attempt.  It seems to mess up the computer and I have to re-start the computer to get
it back to normal.  How do I stop these attempts in install Windows 10

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I have a Acer Aspire 5733Z-4851 laptop. It did a Automatic Windows update and now it will not load windows. I am trying to do a complete install of Windows from at CD. However when I put the CD in the drive and restart the computer it does not load at all. Your help would be greatful.
 

A:Computer will not install Windows from CD

Forgot: I called windows people and they said it sounds like something in the Bios. and they could not help me with that.
 

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Recently i tried installing windows 7 on my computer and it freezes at the 'setup is starting' screen. Currently i'm running windows XP 32-bit on that machine but i am very eager to upgrade to windows 7. My computer specs are:

3gig DDR2 ram @800
AMD64 x2 athlon 3800+ CPU
Asus M2V-MX Mobo
80gig IDE HD
ATI x550 graphics card

I've tried using a SATA HD but i still get the same results. The computer itself is 3 years old but i am quite sure that it can easily run windows 7 looking at the specifications of the OS.

Thanks guys.
 

A:Cannot install Windows 7 on my computer

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Hi,

I've just recently purchased a new computer, specs as follows.

Gigabyte mobo p55a-ud3r for intel i5 socket
Radeon 5850hd 1gb
4gb corsair xms dual channel ddr3 1600mhz
1tb western digital hdd
Core i5 intel 2.8ghz
600watt PSU zalman

The problem:
I install windows 7 ultimate with factory default bios settings. it installs, restarts several times as indicated then loads upto start first time in which it then instantly turns off and 3 seconds later turns back on again.... Brand new system and it doesn't work in the windows 7 environment as of yet. Only thing that isn't *brand new* is the PSU which mind u has only been used for a month or two. I've built my own systems for years so I'm not a total newb hehe.

I'm installing xp sp3 at the moment and waiting on the outcome; will update asap.

Thanks in advance for any ppl who help.

Paul

A:New computer - windows 7 won't install

Do you have access to another PSU you can swap in at least temporarily??

Did that PSU work perfectly until the Win 7 install?

Do you mean that the Win 7 install has not completed?

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I want to install a copy of Windows XP Professional on my HP DV7. My computer originally came with the windows 7 OS, i want to dual boot these OS'. When i try to install windows xp i get a blue screen error that says something along the lines of this: "In order to prevent damage to your computer windows has closed, please check that your computer has no viruses and all hardware is working correctly and try again".
So i tried to install it through windows 7, then i got this error:

"Description:
Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.



Warning: If you decide to delete the newer version of Windows that is currently installed on your computer, the files and settings cannot be recovered.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: ApphelpHardBlock
Problem Signature 01: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111}
Problem Signature 02: {29971a54-0501-40ed-b688-d444a8e74d92}
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt "

"
This appeared in a window that was titled, "Windows compatibility".
I already have my drive partitioned, so i wouldnt have to delete windows 7.
I tried to continue though, but there was no way to continue.
Anyone h... Read more

A:Cannot install windows xp to my computer.

Check this tutorial.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I just setup my new gaming pc, and windows won't install if my life depended on it. I've tried USB and disk installation and neither work. I always get error 0x80070570 as it is installing, I swear if it happens again I'm gonna go crazy. So yea any help would be fine I'm sort of new to this.

A:Can't install windows 8 on new computer

You can download windows 8.1 setup media, using the link in my sig below..

You will have to input your retail product key and when you get to the partition screen, remove every partition
And allow windows setup to use the unallocated space

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I bought a hp 2 yrs ago or so came with vista 64 bit. always had problems when windows 7 came out i put that on still problems did a clean install still problems finally bought a full version of 7 and a new wd hard drive. when i try to install 7 i get the big red x and the message" windows will not install on this computer" during final configuation

A:windows 7 will not install on this computer

Have you checked this site to see if your hardware will work with Windows 7.
Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads

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Just wondering what the licensing restrictions and all are. My girlfriend has a laptop that's still running on XP and I'd like to help her by upgrading it to my Win7 Ultimate x64. Just wondering if jusy using my installation disc for Win7 will cause any issues in the long term.

Also, would installing English Windows 7 on what was originally a Chinese system cause any issues? She's basically using a Chinese netbook (that's riddled with viruses and crap I'm going to clean out and advise her against downloading so much junk before knowing what exactly it is she's downloading). My system (which the Win7 came with) is an American gaming laptop.

I basically just want to redo her system. It's full of garbage. Would like to do a total restore to Win7 defaults and update all of her drivers.

Edit: Actually, I'll just make three different topics.

A:Can I install Windows 7 on more than one computer?

Hi Alexander Moore

You would need to purchase a new Windows 7 DvD .

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How do i install Windows 7 on my computer on my computer which has a Linux Ubuntu as an OS?
I downloaded the ISO image and mounted it using mount.sh
And then i press the setup.exe and then it tells me " Windows setup cannot find a location to store temporary installation files. To install windows, make sure that a partiotion on your boot disk has at least 727 megabytes (MB) of free space. Error code : 0x80070490"
Please somebody help me !!

A:How do i install Windows 7 on my computer ?

Have you created a partition to install Windows 7? If so,...go in the Sources folder and run setup.exe from there, it should allow you to choose custom install and select the created partition.

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I am helping a friend install an OS on his new computer.(AMD phenom 2 1090t processor and m4a89gtd pro mb.)
He wants windows xp and I have a legal copy of xp media edition which I`m trying to put in. For some reason it installs
windows 7 perfectly but I get a blue screen error when I try to install any windows xp .
The screen tells me "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to the computer" and to check for viruses, and hard disk problems
Tech info stop: 0x0000007b (0xf78d2524,0xc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)
I have tried both xp pro and xp media edition.
Any Insight would be greatly appreciated, thanks
 

A:can`t install windows xp on new computer

It's the SATA drivers. You will either need to load them from a floppy disk via the F6 prompt or slipstream them into the Windows install disc.
 

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I have a notebook computer and I wanted to install windows 95 on it. I have a USB cdrom drive but the computer will not recognize itat all so I have decided to install windows 95 full version on floppies. The computer will not let me format my harddrive using the windows 95 floppy. I get the error message Invalid device parameters from device manager. That happens when i use the format C: command from dos. I was able to format my computer using windows 98 floppy though. Yes I have the setup boot disk that came from microsoft. If anyone can help me out it would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:computer will not let me install windows 95

Also when windows 95 setup comes up it says error Setup can not install windows 95 on your computer
An error was dectected while formatting your primary disk partition. Press enter to quit setup.

Do not know if this is any help but i figured i would post it.
 

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How do i do that without virtual machines?im not bragging

A:Help\Install Windows 7 same computer

What do you want to do? Dual-boot Vista and 7?

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hey everyone.
I just bought a new computer and I have a very strange problem.
I installed windows xp pro sp3, it all went fine.
I downloaded firefox and it went fine, installed it.
almost anything else that I download doesn't work. every time it says something like:
1. file is corrupted.
2. can't find the file "whatever" in c:\whatever\...etc, check if you have access permission....
3. it start loading the exe (setup file) and nothing happens.

it happens to most of the files I got. some are downloaded (like free antivirus softwares) and some are not.
I do have permission (logged as an admin), the computer and hard disk are new (formatted hard disk)...
Am doing new windows install maybe it'll help.

I thought maybe it has something to do with the hard disk connected with sata 2, but configured in bios as IDE channel.
the only other choice I've got is ACHI/Raid. when I tried ACHI windows won't load.

please help!

thank you very much.
btw if it matters. spec are intel core 2 duo, 2 gb memory. 80gb free space on hard disk.

A:new computer/windows. can't install anything!

With the problems you mentioned, I must ask...is this a legal version of XP, with valid license/key?If so, I would run a manufacturer's diagnostic on that hard drive...new or not.Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ Since you indicate that you just bought it...it might be time to contact whomever sold it to you.If it were me, I would also run a diagnostic on the RAM installed.MemTest Manual - http://hcidesign.com/memtest/manual.html Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic - http://www.memtest86.com/ Louis

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ok so i have inherited an ANCIENT computer and im trying to instal windows 10. Currently it has Windows XP Profesional. Now normally this would be an easy fix rihgt, wrong. i have literally scoured the internet for HOURS trying to get this to work but it just will not. now the last updat this thing saw was like 10 years ago or something (version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 build 2600) and it will not update. internet works (i can go to google hompage) but anytime i try to go to a different page like the Microsoft update page or the Asus driver update pages or anything i get an erroe page. im at the end of my rope here. is this computer just too old? if not can i fix it myself so i dont have to shell out a truckload of money for Data Doctors?
 

A:Trying to Install Windows 10 on Very Old Computer

You didn't provide a description of that "ancient" computer, but based on what you said, it appears to be well over 10 years old.
It's very likely too old and too slow to install and run Windows 10.

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Hi

First I'm new at this forum.

I have a desktop PC Pentium 4 with 512 MB RAM and 400 GB HD
I want to install Windows XP on my computer so I have inserted windows xp bottable CD and then the message has shown inspecting your computer's hardware configuration and then after a few second my PC will turn off suddenly, I don't know why this happen it never happen this before.
I've tried to installed several Windows OS like Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP different edition including SP2 and SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
The only OS I can used now is Ubuntu.
Therefore inside Ubuntu OS I have installed a Virtualbox to run Windows XP as I had in mind that I might be able to clone the hard and restore onto another HDD.
So, I had clone Windows XP which was installed inside VirtualBox by using a software called "Macrium Reflect Free".
Now I've boot the CD which I've clone and restore Windows XP to the new HDD 400 GB with no error. But when turn on my PC the Windows XP loading screen shown only 2 second and the Blue Screen Of Death appears and it will restart over and over again.

All I want to do is install Windows XP on my PC.
Please help me.

Sorry for poor English I am not a good writer nor a good speaker.

Thanks

A:can't install windows xp on my computer? please help

Hi:

Just a questions is all, but where are you getting all these different copies of
operating systems ?

BG

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hi guys
for 3 days i try to instal a new os on my computer but for some reason after i boot from DVD is loading up to a stage where is asking me for a device driver and is telling me to insert the cd or the dvd or the usb drive for loadind the driver what driver?
this problem i got it after i bought my new 128 gb ssd.
now i cant even start even my old windows
so if anyone have any idea pls HELP
this is the message whats coming up
"a required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing. if you have a driver floppy disc, cd,dvd,or usb flash drive, please insert now.
note: if the windows installation media is in the cd/dvd drive, you can safely remove it for this step."
and i have 3 possibility browse, ok, cancel.
i cant even got there where i can choose the partition
HELP PLEASE

A:i cant install a new windows 7 on my computer

Most of the time this is due to bad install disc/media. Try making sure the disc isn't scratched. If its not scratched, you may need to make a new dvd to install from.

If that isn't the case, you may need to download the missing Sata drivers, save them to a flash drive, and then browse and install them from the screen that you posted in your original post?

Here is a link to help you out with the installation process
Clean Install Windows 7

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I have a computer on which i cant install any windows. they all freeze at a certain point. I just got a new western digital 500gb hard drive for it too. The motherboard is Asus p5pe-vm its pentium d with 512 mb ram. windows 7 installation freezes when the starting windows screen shows up. windows xp freezes after i press enter to make a fresh install. i dont know what to do anymore. any ideas on how to fix this?
 

A:Can't install any windows on computer

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My parts should be arriving early next week. System specs are in my profile.

So, this begs the question: Should I install Windows 7? If so, which build, and does it have any bootable ISOs?

I would preferably like to install something that I won't have to replace with a newer build later, but I see that probably won't be possible unless we get an official update on the RTM soon.

A:Getting a new computer. Should I install Windows 7?

definitely the RTM so far the newest is 7600 so install that for time being

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Hello

I've already posted this on another forum but not had any reply. Hoping someone here might be able to help. Not sure if this would be the correct place to post, so sorry in advance if it isn't.
I've been pulling my hair out for a couple of weeks over a stupid computer. I'm almost at the point of having a little cry!
It's a Packard Bell iMedia x2415. A few months back, it kept getting a BSOD after my fella installed something dodgy onto it, but I managed to back everything up and re-install Vista.

Recently, it started on the BSOD again, but this time, the computer would not even get going in safe mode or anything. Not sure if there was some sort of virus?
I took the hard drive out and plugged it into my laptop and managed to back up all the data. I formatted the hard drive and put it back into the computer but still unable to load anything.
I have bought a new hard drive and I still have the same problems,

I've tried installing Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, on both hard drives, with no luck. Also unable to install Ubuntu - I just keep getting Kernel errors.
When installing Vista, it goes to BSOD straight after the 'Loading Windows Files' page. Windows 7 gets stuck after 'loading windows files', right when it says 'starting windows'. Windows 8 gets to the same page and then gets blue screen.
I used a program to install Windows 8 onto the hard drive and boot from that, but that still doesn't work. Have ... Read more

A:Can't install Windows onto computer!

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I want to restore my computer and I want to make sure that I can reinstall windows on this same computer. I have the install cd and product code. Do I have to deactivate the windows or can I just go and directly reinstall the windows?

A:Can I re-install windows 7 OEM on the same computer?

You can reinstall on the same PC, you don't need to deactivate first.
Here's a reinstall tutorial by gregrocker that is really good, lots of good info here:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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My brothers CISNET is 3 years old. Given to him by his oldest son new 3 years back. Now brother wants to install Windows xp and the install begins, the disk makes sound for a few seconds, then the process aborts automatically. Is the problem with the CISNET computer or the program disk? Thanks.

William Nichols [email protected]

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Just put together a new computer and it keeps locking up at different parts of the windows 7 os install. I've gotten it all the way to completing install or about 70% on the progress bar, other times it only gets to some percentage of expanding files. I've even gotten a bsod saying driver_irql_not_less_or_equal. Any help would keep from having anymore hair fall out.

Oh yeah getting to the actual installation part takes forever too

A:windows 7 keeps freezing during install on new computer

and welcome to the Forum

Probably worth testing your memory . . click on the link to Memetest in my signature . . let it run on one stick at a time overnite or until it starts reporting errors

How to burn an ISO file: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f149...le-341778.html

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Earlier today I finished putting together a custom built computer. Everything seems to work and the BIOS detects all of the hardware, but when I try to boot Windows 7 Professional Install from the CD it restarts as soon as I choose boot from CD/DVD DRIVE. I have tried disconnecting my hard drive and booting off the CD again to see if the hard drive is corrupt but it still rebooted the PC. Both the HDD and the CD/DVD Drive are SATA. I tried putting the CD/DVD Drive into the first boot sequence in BIOS and it didn't help. Disc is clean, copy is legit from Microsoft and was used recently to install Win7 on a different computer (Different CD Key).

Anyone have any advice to what I could do to keep it from rebooting?

A:Computer restarts when trying to install Windows.

Post the specs of the system.

MB
CPU
RAM
GPU
PSU brand/wattage

Post the temp and voltage readings from the BIOS.

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so, I'm picking up a pile of parts tomorrow from a friend that just finished a high end gaming PC,
he's giving me:

thermal take ATX case
Athlon x4 processor
gigabyte MOBO
6 gigs RAM
ATI 8000 graphics card

so my question is, if i put my existing PSU, HDD. ect together with the new CPU & MOBO will my windows xp OS still work, or will i have to reinstall it because of the new hardware??

any help is appreciated
 

A:Will Windows XP still work if I install my HDD in a new computer?

ATI 8000 ?
It can survive a CPU change, RAM change or graphic card replacements etc. But you will need re-install windows as OS probably won't work smoothly with such a drastic change in hardware (i.e. because of new motherboard).
 

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I'm writing this from personal experience from installing Windows 10 in several older computers.

Before you install Windows 10 in one, make sure its primary devices(graphics, audio, ethernet, wireless, etc.) are correctly identified, and that Windows 10 supports and has drivers for them.

If yours has very weak integrated graphics(even if it's supported by Windows 10), consider installing a Windows 10-supported low-power graphics card for better graphics quality.

If yours has any other primary device that doesn't support and have drivers for Windows 10, consider replacing that device if it's possible.

Windows 10 is good about installing generic drivers for many older devices, but that doesn't mean they will work correctly or work at all.

If yours has one of the faster legacy Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad processor or has a 2nd/3rd/4th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor, it may be a good candidate for Windows 10.

Good luck.

Note: I'm strictly an Intel user and avoid AMD devices, so this thread is directed towards Intel users.

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I am going to install 64 bit Windows 7 on one of my older computers but I have not
figured out which one I want to put it on. Some of these computers have had XP and
Vista on them. I want to choose a computer that is a best choice for Win 7 & and I can get Windows 7 drivers for it. I guess it needs to be at leaat a dual core computer. Is a internet site I could find Windows 7 requirements for a piticular machine?

Unlike XP, Windows 7 is more piticular with actvation so is there a way to backup and protect
my inital installation in case Windows 7 & crashes or slows down.
Thank you,
 

A:Choosing a computer for Windows & install

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Hey, im using a Barracuda 7200.8 Seagate 250 GB HD, but when i go to install the fresh copy there are no listed Harddrives. My Motherboard has the SATA RAID plug so im not using an adapter. Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Cannot install windows on my computer.

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My current computer is too slow for me and I want to upgrade it.
My current computer specs.

socket: 478
CPU: Intel Pentium Prescott 4, 3.00GHz, L2 Cache 1024 KBytes
Motherboard: ASRock P4i65G
Memory: 2GB DDR 400Mhz
Chipset: i865G
Graphic: Nvidia Geforce FX5200 128MB
Audio: C-Media CMI9739A/9761 AC'97 Audio
LAN: Realtek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

My cousin brought me two HP computers And I want to install windows 7 64-bit in one of them,
the first computer is HP DX2000, spec.

Socket: 478
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 (SL7PM), 3.00Ghz, Bus speed 800Mhz, L2 Cache 1024 KBytes
Motherboard: OEM (NR146)
Memory: 4GB DDR 400Mhz
Chipset: 865G
Graphic: Intel 865G/GV Graphics
Audio: ADI888 AC97 Audio
LAN: Intel Gigabit Network Connection

The second computer is HP DX5150 and his spec.

Socket: 939
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 2.2Ghz, Bus Speed 1600, L2 Cache 512 KB
Motherboard: OEM (MS-7050 ver2.0)
Memory: 4GB DDR 400Mhz
Chipset: ATI IPX 400 (sb 400)
Graphic: ATI RADEON XPRESS X200
Audio: Realtek ALC6555 AC'97 Audio
LAN: Broadcom BCM5751 NetXtreme Gigabit

I'm considering to install windows 7 64-bit, because of memory size, I know 32-bit version can not work with this memory size,
Therefore I want to know what your recommendation on this subject, in which PC I can install the windows 7 64-bit that will work smoothly with no problems?

Thanks.

A:windows 7 ultimate 64-bit in which computer should I install?

You should run this application on both PCs:

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

You appear to be misinformed. Windows 32-bit will work fine with 4 GB of memory. It just won't be able to use all of that 4 GB--only about 3.3 GB.

I think those 2 CPUs are quite close to each other in an overall benchmark.

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Well I think something on my motherboard is fried, but I am curious as to what. A few months ago my computer was on while there was a storm. I went to use my computer after the storm, and it was frozen. So I restarted and it would just seem to crash when it got into Windows. But actually, if I left for a hell of a long time and came back, I would see that the logon dialog eventually came up.

I use the Windows XP disc to reformat the drive, and it installs all the drivers. Then when it gets to the Windows install program, it just hangs. Anyone have any ideas as to what exactly happened?
 

A:Computer hangs when trying to install Windows

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Hi everyone!

I am trying to figure out how computer fixit shops deal with the issue of having to re-install Windows many times over and over. Especially in cases where the customer only has the Key and no install CD. Do people put together a set of CD's covering all versions of XP, Vista and 7? What is the best solution to this?

Thanx!

- Computersaurus
 

A:How do computer shops re-install Windows?

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Hello everyone !!

Yesterday i bought a new computer but when i tried to install windows xp i got a problem:"disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter".

what need i to do order to solve the problem?
 

A:Problem with windows XP install in my new computer.

You need to go into the BIOS {usually by pressing DEL at the 1st screen}, look for BOOT menu, {probably has it's own TAB, or is in Advanced Chipset Features} and set it to boot from CD, then HDD. That way it will boot from your Windows CD and begin setup.
 

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Hello,

I?m having trouble with my Windows 10 clean install. Once it installs it says it is resetting tocomplete installation, after it resets it will not load to the windows screen.It just loads BIOS and hangs with a prompt flashing on a black screen. I thenused DISKPART to clean the disks and tried a new install in MBR and again inGPT formats, still the same result. What am I doing wrong? Are the RAID drivescausing the problem? The machine was running fine before. I had a free upgradefrom 7 and did the process of upgrading to 10 first before the clean install toactivate the product. That went fine. I ran the hardware diagnostics from theBIOS and it failed the boot test with error code BIOHD3. Warning: No activepartitions.

The machine is a HP with a

?HP: Cleveland-GL8 Motherboard

?Intel H67 Chipset

? Intel i7-2600

? 9GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs]

? 1TB RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA HDDs)

? 1GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6570

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I'm using XP. Can I format my hard drive and install an OEM version of Windows 7 and register it? Is the only caveat that I won't be able to uninstall the WIn 7 OS and reinstall it on a new computer in the future? Thanks 

A:Install Windows 7 OEM on existing computer

 
install an OEM version of Windows 7 and register it?

You can as long as you are the owner of the key number from Microsoft. M/Soft doesn't give a rat's posterior about the kind of OS, just who owns the license.
 
Note: I strongly suggest you run the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor before formatting:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20
 

 
I won't be able to uninstall the WIn 7 OS and reinstall it on a new computer in the future?

Not sure. I think it can be done, if I remember right I have done it for clients (since they are registered to the license) but I can't remember exactly.

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