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Q: Help needed to install windows 7 or windows 10

HelloI purchased lennovo laptop with windows 7 home version. After some years i upgraded it to windows 10 during the free upgrade offer. From last days i was facing some problem nad tried to reset the pc . During the reset process the reset stucked and i cannot do anything now. It seems the system files are deleted. I dont have any backup cd to reinstall windows.Now could you please support me to install either windows 7 or windows 10.i only have the product key with me. RegardsTushar

Preferred Solution: Help needed to install windows 7 or windows 10

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A: Help needed to install windows 7 or windows 10

Go to Microsofts site and locate the MediaCreationTool.exe file (Tool) for Windows 10.You can created a DVD or USB to boot and run an in place install which does not delete data or applications either along with all updates. It takes a while but is the best solution. Just make certain you are selecting the correct build to match your system and version you had previously. EG Home 64 or 32bit, or Pro etc.

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I tried to install windows xp professional. When it is installing the os in the blue screen. A pop up says. I tried to reinstall my windows xp because it couldnt boot up because it say that my drv.sbd got corrupted or missing file so i try to reinstall the os but problem popped up.

The file AFw.Sys (unknown) is needed

and they ask me to browse it for the path file but i cant find it nowhere.

And then it says

The exception unknown software exception (0XC0000409) occurred in the application at location 0X6976Ea96

Then i cant install my windows xp..

I cant finish installing my os because the problem keep occuring.

Is there any possible for me to fix this problem so i can proceed to install my os?

A help would be really appreciate it.

I have Windows XP Professional legit cd of it.

A:AFW.sys needed to install the windows xp

After i put the product key.

A pop ups shows and says

The software you are installing for this hardware

Agnitium Firewall Miniport

Has not passed windows logo testing to verify its compability with windows xp

Do you want to continue installing the software for this hardware?
I keep pressing no or yes. The pop up still shows up and i cant continue installing my windows xp. What can i do?

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hello when i run the windows xp installation it tell me that there is no harddisks on the system please help me

A:windows install help needed

You need to go into the BIOS & change the hard drive from SATA to IDE

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Hi I have just replaced Windows Vista with Windows XP Pro on the following computer:-Acer Aspire M1100Now I am stuck at the 'drivers' stage, and would greatly appreciate some help. Note that I am fairly novice in the field of computer hardware, drivers, BIOS and the like.Here is where I am at: XP is now successfully installed on the computer. First thing I notice is the desktop screen is stretched even on what looks like the 'correct' resolution [1280 x 1024 on 19" wide monitor] - but of course no graphics drivers are yet installed on the new OS.The graphics hardware inside the computer is: ATI Radeon X1250 - I understand this is 'integrated graphics'?. After hours of searching [including ATI website drivers page], it seems there is no specific driver for this graphics card and Windows XP. However I did find this 'ATI Catalyst 8.2 Display Driver for Windows Vista (32 bit)' which mentions XP in its spec:-http://www.softwaredriverdownload.com/ati_...sta_driver.htmlAfter attempting to install however, there were installation failure messages [I forget exactly, something about 'install manager' failing I think]. After going past the few error messages and allowing 'installation' to continue, it seemed at the end that nothing had been installed at all.But before I deal with the graphics card/drivers, I learned from some Googling that the first drivers I should be concerned with is for Motherboard. I've had a look in Device M... Read more

A:Windows XP new install - drivers help needed

OK, I've had to go ahead and try to get this computer working.

From the drivers mentioned above I obtained from the Acer website, I have done the following:-

- Attempted install of the Acer VGA driver. This is also described as a 'catalyst display driver'. Installation successful. However, on rebooting machine, nothing has changed graphically - looking in Device Manager, there is no entry for 'Display Adapters', and running DXDIAG says in Display/Device that there is none available. BUT... I don't quite understand if my ATI Radeon X1250 would register as an 'external device/graphics adapter', since I believe it is an 'integrated graphics card'?

- Attempted install of the Acer Realtek HD sound driver. Success - the computer now has sound, so that is at least one thing out of the way

What I am still in the dark about, is the state of the computer's graphics - I do not know if they are running 'correctly' or if another driver needs to be installed to unlock the X1250 [or is it now running, but it doesn't show up in Device Manager because of its 'integrated' status'?].

Tomorrow I will be able to hook it up to the web, providing there are no problems installing the modem driver! Once on the web I guess I can surf and see how the graphics fare compared with when it used to run on Vista.

Would still like some clarification on the motherboard and BIOS. Is it likely I need to install a driver for my motherbo... Read more

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Hi everyone,
I am SO SO confused by how windows 8 works now without the sticker key on new laptops. I've searched all over the internet and all I can find are dumb articles telling users to use the manufacturers recovery image. I DON'T WANT THAT. I was hoping that someone could please give me detailed and explained instructions on how to do a CLEAN install of Windows 8.
My new windows 8 has NO sticker key on the bottom so my understanding is that it's stored on the bios? Is this correct? So my question is, is if I get an ISO of windows 8 and install it, will it automatically recognize the key or is the key only set up to be recognized by the PC manufacturers crapware filled image? ALSO, if thats the case, can I use a 3rd party product to pull my key and then use that with the clean ISO? Lastly, where can I download a clean ISO of windows 8? I know you can download official windows 7 ISO's, but i cannot seem to find an official windows 8 iso. I have no desire to download a torrent or from some shady website, I just want an official ISO.
Thank you soo soo much for your help in advance.

A:Help needed to do a CLEAN OEM windows 8 install?

Welcome to EightForums

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

Originally Posted by Derkuda

where can I download a clean ISO of windows 8? I know you can download official windows 7 ISO's, but i cannot seem to find an official windows 8 iso.

There are NO official downloads for windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 ISO's for OEM manufacturer's installs.

Take a look at those posts for more info.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

The only legal download:
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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Hello there,Since i bought a new HP prodesk 400 g3 MT Business, im trying to boot with a windows 7 cd and its not booting Here's a printscreen of my booting menu where none of them boots from the CD Rom, how can this happen?   Printscreen here http://prntscr.com/ecpyl9Printscreen          http://prntscr.com/ecq005   Printscreen          http://prntscr.com/ecq036 Printscreen         http://prntscr.com/ecq07x  See here also other printscreens that might help you identify the problem The other issue i tried is booting with USB, i craeted a Win7 through RUFUS a software that alowed me to create a bootable windows 7 through USB but its asking for some drivers. Isnt this crazy?How can i solve the Cdrom issue ? And how the USB Booting isssue? thanks a lot

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I'm having some issue with my computer, and to solve that I'm trying to install Windows 7 again. I've yet NOT managed to do that ever on this computer, which is about 1 year old. There's no multiboot or whatever, BUT, there is a RAID controller active, and RAID is actually enabled. Actually, now that I threw away all content, I can easily switch RAID to non-RAID, but that doesn't seem to help THIS problem:

I have a LEGAL copy of Windows7, which SHOULD be the Windows I had running. I never installed Windows initially since the shop did that for me.

OK, when I try to install Windows, at some point it says the device drivers are not present, and thus Windows cannot install. It keeps looping into the same error, if I boot from DVD.

I DID use my DVD drive on Windows when I was able to use my computer, I never had any issue with that. I don't understand what driver I need, when I am installing from DVD.

Either he totally cannot read the DVD, but how do I end up in Windows screen then ? Obviously, Windows want to start installation, but then fails over something. Maybe the disk is not valid (it is new though).

Any advice here ?

I disabled RAID for the moment, but that does not help anything. Before the re-installation, this setup (BIOS Intel Raid storage) did report an issue with 1 of both disks, but that error is gone now.

It's not clear if Windows is an issue here, but a clean system reacting this way, obviously something is wrong.

A:Windows install : device drivers needed

SATA setting have been changed from RAID to ...?

Boot from win7 install DVD and do shift+f10 . See Command Prompt at Startup

In command prompt do:

list disk
Do you see both disks (that were RAID)? Look at the disk size , so you know what is what. Assume it's disk 7 and 8 (replace with actual disk numbers!)

select disk 7
select disk 8
What happens?

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Hi guys,

I recently bought a new motherboard for my Dads PC. I got the ABIT NF7, but now after installing it, I can't install Windows. I havn't got a bootable CD so I've been using the Windows XP startup disks. I've used two different sets but the PC freezes in exactly the same place with both sets, and that's right at the end (when I put in disk 6, its reads it for a second, then freezes) when the installation is about to start. I know it's not a prblem with the startup disks as I have used them before. I've also tried installing Windows 2000, but again, the PC freezes just before the installation starts.

I don't know what is wrong, so if you guys think you know or have any suggestions, could you please tell me as I'm getting a little ****ed off here. . .

I'm using a Athlon XP 1800+ with 512MB DDR400 PC3200 RAM just incase you need to know.



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Hello there, I recently did a clean install of Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo G50-45 and I'm wondering which drivers I need to install and how I can access them? When viewing my Device Manager, the 4 yellow exclamation errors I'm seeing are for the following:1. Network Controller2. PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller3. Unknown device4. USB2.0-CRW Since it was a clean install, I'm wondering if there are drivers I may need in addition to the ones shown in the Device Manager. For example, when I push the brightening/dimming function on the keyboard, nothing happens. The volume function works, but I have no tried playing music or listening to anything to test it.  I tried searching for the drivers on the Lenovo site, but may have the incorrect Serial number, as no results come up. I purchased the laptop from a previous user, so they may have attached the incorrect Serial number.  Any help would be appreciated so I can set up my laptop.  Thank you!Keith

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My HP Pavilion Elite 110F had so many issues that I decided to do a clean install of Windows 7 so I could move forward and only download programs that I need currently.

The clean install went fabulously, however, now I have 135 Important Updates and 57 Optional updates. There are 20+ Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 R2 SP1 for X64 systems updates, 50+ security updates, and 15 or so various other updates Windows 7 updates. These don't include all the other "important" updates.

It seems that I would be back in the same boat with all these various updates for each category as previously my Programs list was full of all kinds of different Microsoft versions of updates that were never removed with the Cleanup Utility. Isn't there a current not-bloating list of updates that I install? How can I locate the cleanest list of most recent updates that will keep my system running?

A:Clean install of Windows 7 - what updates are needed?

I'm not aware of a "non-bloating list of updates" and would be suspicious of any such list I might find.

Your HP had many issues.

Do you have any particular reason to think that Windows Update was the source of any of those issues?

Windows Update isn't perfect, but in my experience it's not a leading suspect on a PC with "issues".

I'd think about doing them in batches, first concentrating on those rated critical and most likely taking all of that class, in batches.

Then move on to those rated important, again in batches. Probably taking them all, in batches.

The optional ones I'd evaluate one by one, accepting any that appeared to apply and possibly rejecting the others. I wouldn't necessarily accept an optional update for something that was working well or that applied to some functionality I never used.

I'd guess your prior issues have other causes unless you have specific reason to believe to the contrary. I don't know what your habits are regarding PC maintenance and don't know if you have any hardware issues.

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Got a new SSD shown below. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and doing so system reboots normally. Now in Windows first time to actually install updates and software, but I installed the motherboard chipset and rebooted. All is still okay. Now I go into IExplorer to do the first group of MS updates. So they load okay and system then wants to reboot. Now I have the problem where the system cannot get to the monitor.

This system has had Windows 7 re-installed in the past at least twice with no problems.
But now the only difference is the below SSD. So I am wondering if the SSD is causing the problem.
Also in the mb bios I am using the selection ACHI as I believe that I should be using for an SSD.


Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Help needed - Cannot re-install Windows 7 Home Premium on an SSD.

Hello, yes ACHI should be selected in BIOS before Win 7 is loaded, not after.
If you have installed Chipset and then MS Updates then the Updates are more than likely your problem.
Updates may have installed a Video driver not compatible.
Start the PC in Safe Mode and go to Device Manager and roll back the Graphics driver then re-boot normal.
If this is not helpful then start in Safe Mode and use your System Restore to a date before the problem started.

Let us Know.


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Hi! When I try to install Windows 7 it gives me an error that says A required CD/DVD driver is needed after clicking install now. I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo Flex 3-1130. I am trying to dual boot windows 10 and windows 7 together. It has a UEFI bios and the windows 7 iso is formatted on a flash drive. I have a legit key for it and the iso says it is untouched.

A:Windows won't install, a required CD/DVD driver is needed

Did you follow this tutorial?
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I have tried to install directx on my older dell demension computer and during installation it says it can not install due to not passed windows logo test. If you can help please do so.

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Hi All,
I've run out of space on an old small SSD, and have decided a clean start is probably the best way to go in setting up Windows 7 64 bit on my shiny new bigger SSD.

I plugged in the new drive, successfully installed Windows 7, and can boot to it. Great start!

Thing is though, it's installed with a bunch of generic drivers for things like the display, (which came up in 800x600! No option for the HD I know it is capable of...), and in the case of the network card, nothing at all. Which is making it rather difficult to get the right drivers, as I can't get online from the new install!

I'm sure there are other drivers too, for things like the sound card for example.

Is there a relatively easy way to get drivers for all my hardware in? I can still get at the drives with the old install on, if that helps. And I must admit I'm a bit surprised the network connection is not working as there's nothing fancy about the network card I am aware of.

At the most basic, advice on the best way to get online fast would be a big help, but if there is a good way to get the other drivers fast, that would be seriously useful!

Thanks in advance,

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Dear Friends,
I have downloaded realone player from their website, but if I try to install, its showing not compatable with window vista, but their website is showing for vista, plz help me.
I have installed beta version too, but stil same problem, have a look pic

A:RealOne Player is not able to install in windows vista, Plz help needed!!!!!!

Hello and welcome to TSF

When I look in the system requirements, i cant see Vista Listed? These are the requirements:


RealPlayer Recommended System Requirements
- 500 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or greater (supports simultaneous record/playback features)(supports simultaneous record/playback features)
- 128MB of RAM
- High-speed Internet connection (audio/video)
- Full Duplex sound card and speakers
- 65,000-color video display card set to display at 800x600 or higher (video)
- CD writer (for CD burning features)
- 700+ MB available disk space for writing Media and MP3 CDs (not required for audio CDs)
- DVD player and DVD playback software (for DVD playback)
- Analog recording requires an inline audio cable or microphone.
- Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows XP
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
- Windows Media Player 9.0 or later
- QuickTime 6.4 or later
- If using Screen-Reader software: JAWS (v4.02 or greater recommended) or WindowEyes (v4.21 or greater)

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I've had severe problems with the icons and taskbar on my Win 7 desktop since I replaced the hard drive a few weeks ago. I've tried various troubleshooting methods (restore points ... sfc scan ... malwarebytes), but nothing has brought things back to full working order. The PC is a couple of years old and had been fine before this.

The problems are so various that I haven't been able to determine if my user accounts are corrupt or the Win7 files are corrupt. As examples, my main account is the only one that ever shows desktop icons. Even the PC's built-in Administrator account never shows any icons on the desktop or taskbar. And the Control Panel never shows any icons, regardless of which user is logged on. All my 8 or 9 installed applications run OK, but none of them show icons or graphics in their help files, only text.

Anyway, I'd like to entirely replace the Win7 on C:, but keep the contents of the D: and E: drives that I set up. When I read about repairs and reinstalls, I'm unsure how much of the hard drive will be erased. I'm also a bit strapped by the fact that the Win7 "copy" that I have was written from the PC back when it was new (pre-SP1 and pre-new-drive). I seem to recall it claims to overwrite everything.

So, what is my best course of action? ... one that leads to a reliable O/S in the fewest steps.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Windows 7 Repair Install ... expert advice needed

Hello Contours,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing the full layout of your drives in Disk Management to see what options you may have first.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

I'd say you would be better off doing a clean install on C, but let's see what options you have.

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OK not sure where to post this so if this is the wrong place can someone move it.

Ok let me explain my problems..

I purchased some new hardward to build a new PC. here are some links to it

Also i bought an ATX case / windows XP / and another hard drive,

I installed all the hardware into the new case and it all works. I wanted to keep my old hard drive as the main one as it all all my files and content on it so we where trying to setup all the new hardware on it. We got it all working apart from the 1st new hard drive i purchased. We could see it in Device manager but not in My computer and i couldnt add any content to it.

So some told me I Should do a fresh install on a new hard drive so i went out and bought a new hard drive. Disconnected the other 2 and tried to install windows on it. But it wont install. I set the BIOS to Default. The screen says "Windows Setup" and along the bottom is says "Setup is loading file (Hardware abstruction layer)... " it never gets past this point and hangs there till i reset the PC and just keeps on hanging there....

Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

Any help would be great.


A:Windows wont install on new Hard Drive. -- Help Needed --


have the bare essentials installed while you are trying to get windows installed

1 piece of ram only

1 rom plugged in

1 hard drive

does your bios recognize the drive?

post back

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I've searched HP's support site, but I don't see any drivers for any OS available for my model, the Pavilion g6-1d21dx. I did a clean install of Windows 10, but the Wi-Fi button doesn't work. Apparently there is a driver called HP Wireless Button Driver that I need to install. When I do a Google search for it, there is a link to an HP download page, but the link appears to be dead. Is HP not allowing us to download drivers anymore? This is frustrating, because getting drivers should be simple and easy. Can someone please tell me where I can get this and any other drivers I might need after doing a clean install of Windows 10? Thank you.

A:Drivers needed after Windows 10 clean install on Pavilion g6...

Hi, No, it is still alive:          http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_123643_1 Regards.

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I have been having these errors right after the upgrade. Once I did a clean install still having these same errors!
I did sfc scan and says there is no problem at all.

Can you guys kindly take a look and see if you have a solution or any idea what the problem could be?


The User Data Access_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The User Data Storage_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The Contact Data_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The Sync Host_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device USB\VID_138A&PID_003D\0020dc4dd58c.

A:Errors persisting in windows 10 even after clean install. Help needed!

Does it have a fingerprint sensor?

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I've put Legacy boot in BIOS, AHCI for SATA and tried installing Windows 10 Enterprise (x64) from DVD, it starts but gives this message before being able to partition the SSD (Liteon CV3-DE256).
Did I messed up BIOS settings, or it really needs drivers? Where to get them? Thanks!

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A:Ideapad 100-15IBD SSD drivers needed to install Windows 10 x64

Hello and welcome,
That message usually means missing USB 3.0 drivers, but I wouldn't expect that from Win 10.
Have you tried running the install in UEFI mode - if that's possibe?

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I have tried a lot to install hp deskjet 845C printer on windows 7, but not succeeded. Any one can help me plz. Is there my hp deskjet 845C printer is useless after installation of windows 7?

A:Help needed to install hp deskjet 845C printer on windows 7

Hi there ... Read the Link below .. If you follow the Instructions you should be able to get your Printer Installed ...

Installing the Printer Software in Windows 7 for a USB Cable Connection HP Deskjet 845c Printer | HP? Support

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I am trying to install Windows 32 bit xp onto a T7400 with sas. I have downloaded the lsisas1068e windows xp 32 bit driver for the sas controller, during the windows xp install I press f6 to read the drivers off a floppy, they are picked up, and the install begins.The installs proceeds with out any issues, and does the final reboot, which results in a blue screen.

I have tried SATA operation mode in the BIOS to ATA. Still a blue screen.

The pc has 4 gigs of ram, 2 quad core cpus and 1 80 sata hard drive and 1 1 tb hard drive.

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any ways, i did a self build, and everything is running smoothley up until i get to copying files to hard drive, it's doin its thing then it just turns the screen black. the computer itself is still running though. its not the memory, because i had it exchanged for another, and its not the hdd because ive tried 2 brand new ones, one seagate 320 gig and the other a 160 WD. i have an AMD X2 3800+, a gigabyte MB(dont know specs) a PQI Turbo 1GB memory single stick. and a XfX 7600 GC...I NEED HELP. not even the folks at the geek squad could tell me what was wrong

A:windows XP install problems... major help needed, about to throw down with my comp

i did't understand exactly what you are talkin' about but i'll give a try.
after copying files your pc goes at stand-by mode?chech out the power options ata control panel.increase the time that pc waits before go at stand-by mode (or hibernation)
also increase the time for HDD shut-down etc

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 531 at a garage sale. It came with a version of Vista that was cluttered up, full of viruses and in general full of problems. I don't like Vista anyway (I generally run Kubuntu or Mint for most of my computing), and I have a generic MS Windows XP sp2 install pack laying around. After installing XP, I loaded my linux OS's as usual, with no problems. The problem is with the XP install. It appears that Dell, in it's wisdom, made the Inspiron 531 specifically for Vista and the standard drivers available on Dell's site don't function well with XP (can't connect with the Web, graphics "roll-over" with the bottom showing at the top of the screen, and generally don't work well with the onboard graphics card 'Nvidia GeForce 6150'). Does anyone know a scource for drivers that will 'work-around' this issue? I know that the order the drivers are installed is important, so I wiped the drive and made a fresh install of Windows with no changes. The system setup is: Dell Inspiron 531 with AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ running at 2.0 Ghz with 4Gbs memory. I am set up for triple boot on two HDDs running Kubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint Maya on one 260gb Hd and Windows XP Home edition Sp2 on a 40Gb Hd. I've searched this site and seen mention of a couple of users with XP running on this model, but no mention of the preferred drivers. Dell has been no help, as this is a discontinued model. Thanks ... Read more

A:Drivers Needed for Dell Inspiron 531 running Windows XP new install

Hello and There seems to be drivers available for an Inspiron 531 desktop for XP HERE Just choose the operating system by hitting the down arrow.

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Hello friends,

I'm having problems trying to install Windows 7, hopefully you guys can help.

I own an HP Stream 13 like this one here: Amazon.com: HP Stream 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD, Cobalt Blue) with Office 365 Personal for One Year: Computers & Accessories

It came with Windows 10 pre-installed. I get free access to Windows products via dreamspark through my school. I decided I wanted to download Windows 7. I got through the setup and ended up at the partition part where it says:
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Windows needs the driver for device [Intel SD Host Controller]. Click 'Load Driver' and load the required device driver."
I have tried downloading Intel's automatic driver detection utility thing, but that did not work.

I have also tried Shift+F10, diskpart, list disk, sel disk 0, clean. But it came with an error in the command prompt that says:
"Virtual Disk Service error:
Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot,
system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume."

I'm at a stump. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to install Windows 7 [Intel SD Host Controller] driver needed?

Hi Uni,
W7 likes to be installed as No1, even on a virtual Drive.
Your best bet is to install 7 and make 10 the virtual,
if you only have 2gb Ram, then you'll have to use 32bit versions, or buy more Ram

The drivers should available via the HP website for that model


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Just did a fresh install of Window XP. Went to Windows Update to get current and scan came back clean- nothing needed, not even sp2- NO WAY! I must need a ton of updates, patches, etc- how do I determine what I need in order to get current when MS's own scan says I don't need anything?

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Solved: Windows Update shows no updates needed on a fresh install of XP- no way!

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Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.
Is there a link here or elsewhere for a Windows 7 Professional [I own the MS blue 64 & 32-bit set] "dirty install?"
Reason for asking: Both of my OS image files are corrupt; Since I cannot do a full-image restore with either image -- an error eventually crops up & everything comes to a screetching halt -- even after doing Folder by Folder by Folder restoration, using both images," computer posts, but never boots into Windows Safe or UnSafe modes. Can boot USB sticks or CD-DVDs all day long

A:Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.

Hmmm........what's a "dirty install"?

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i went back to windows 7 from windows 10. I have not been able to install windows updates since then. I would like to return to windows 10

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Let me start out by saying a clean install is the better way to go; however there may be some instances where a motherboard swap without having to reinstall is preferred. If you are like me and want to avoid all of the custom settings, shared drives, etc; then this option can save a LOT of time.
Recently I did this task on my own network storage system or home server. Some more modern parts became available to me for doing a build. Not only was the motherboard swapped, the system drive was cloned from an ide drive to a more modern sata drive. Here is how you go about swapping boards without a clean install.
This will work on both sata and ide type drives however if you have sata and the sata controller mode is set to AHCI or Raid, you may have problems. If your sata controller mode is set to ahci, you can attempt to swap to native ide in the system bios before beginning this task. If it boots using native ide, then you should be able to do the swap. If it does not boot when changing the controller mode, then you are out of luck.
The old motherboard was a NForce4 with a single core AMD FX-55. The new board was an Epox 945 intel chipset with a Pentium D 940. It does not get much more different than those two chipsets/cpus.

With the old board still installed, do the following. During this procedure, DO NOT reboot. Tell the system later for the reboot.
1 Uninstall any software that is dependent on the old board. This would be things like onboard sound driver, onboard nic driver,... Read more

A:Moving a windows install or swapping motherboards without a clean install of windows.

Very informative thanks for posting

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Does Microsoft publish a detailed set of recommended firewall adjustments that can be made to Win 7 and Win 10 clients so that the administrator is not rejected when attempting to use the computer management tool to make adjustments on the remote machine?
Thanks in Advance

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Did Microsoft come up with the solution of this issue on Windows 8.1

re-build the index helps compacting the edb file but it will grow again
are there a Windows 8.1 patch available to address this issue?
the patch KB2836988 doesn't apply to Windows 8.1

Thank you

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The computer will load normally yet will use redirects when trying to use a seach engine. Ex: Google.com even said "your network has a highlevel of outbound activity, enter the catchpa so we know you're human" and I'm paraphrasing here.Thanks in advance!-----DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Max at 15:17:33.22 on Sat 07/17/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18928Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.894.159 [GMT -5:00]AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Norton 360 *enabled* (Updated) {CBB7EE13-8244-4DAB-8B55-D5C7AA91E59A}FW: Norton 360 *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\... Read more

A:Help with "Fraud.Windows.ProtectionSuite" and "Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts" needed for Vista PC

Hello, zipxam.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksShould you still require assistance, please take note of the points below:Please track this topic by either adding it to your favourites or clicking the Options button at the top of this thread and then Track this topic.Please disable word-wrap before posting logs. This can be done by clicking Format and un-ticking the word-wrap feature in notepad. The logs that you post should be copied and pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.If you do not reply within 5 days, I will have to close your topic. Should you not be able to meet this, please notify me so that I will leave the topic open.Please do not install, update, or run any programs for the duration of the fix.If you do not understand the instructions I provide, please don't hesitate to ask. That's what I'm here for Please continue to reply to this topic until I give you the all clean. Just because there are no symptoms of infection doesn't mean that the computer is clean.If you are running Vista, please run all the fixes as an administrator. This is done by righ... Read more

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

A:(Redirected) Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (include Windows 10 Pro license) - How to install Windows 10?

Best to post this in the Windows 10 forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997Bev.

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Hi folks

I know a load of you have things line NAS servers etc on Linux boxes -- and running them headless is the usual way.

It's simple though to control them from your Windows computers --works fine in W10 too.

1) On the Linux side install XRDP (usually comes in your package manager) and start the XDRP service. You need the X-Server on your Linux box and chkconfig --levels 5 xrdp on.

2) Now on your Windows box simply use RDP as you would to any other windows box -- just enter the IP address or the Host name.

3) you've now got your Linux server desktop on your Windows box and can control it from there.


A:RDP to Linux servers from Windows no Windows estra software needed

From Part Six of RDC - Connect Remotely to your Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums

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I'm posting this on my laptop at the moment.

Earlier today my computer froze, so I reset it. My hand twitched and I pressed the switch twice in the same second, which is bad. I think it might have cause my computer to short out, but I sure hope not. So I turn it on and I get to the usual "Choose how you want to reboot Windows" screen after your computer gets turned off automatically. I chose every option and each one lead to the same result: they all went to the Windows loading screen and my computer reset from there.

Has anyone experienced this before and/or knows how to fix it? I really don't want to have to wipe my hard drive since at the moment I had just finished downloading King Crimson and Porcupine Tree ><

A:Windows Restarts At Windows Loading Screen, Help Needed ASAP

Hi TheYardstick!!

Try to enter the BIOS, and reset the BIOS, and then restart into normal mode once again. See whether that resolves your issue

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Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter -from windows update Install  failed - Where can I find this so I can retry to re-install - mobile device does not connect  WINDOWS VISTA- verizon treo running windows mobile 6 professional CE OS 5.2.1620 (BUILD 18125.0.4.2) Here is the error message: Microsoft Corporation - Networking - Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter Installation date: ‎10/‎4/‎2009 12:02 PM Installation status: Failed Error details: Code 800F020B Update type: Recommended Microsoft Corporation Networking software update released in May, 2007 More information: http://winqual.microsoft.com/support/?driverid=20060042 Help and Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub I could not find anything to help me with this.. I did download & install the new Windows mobile device center v 6.1.6965  but the device will still not connect.. i'm thinking the failure of the Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter is the problem (i think)  so I want to re-install the update.. but don't know where to get it. Windows update in VISTA does not let you go out and pick an update from a list Any and all help appreciated

A:Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter -from windows update Install failed - Where can I find this so I can retry to re-install - mobile device does not connect

Your best option may be to open device manager (with device connected) and uninstall any related device, making sure the 'Delete driver software for this device' is checked.Once you have done this, unplug your device, uninstall WMDC 6.1 and reboot your machine. Then follow the instruction on my first reply, this should sort it for you.If anyone is helpfull, please click the 'Vote as helpfull' icon.
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I have a Lenovo Y410P, I want to downgrade from Windows 8 and I whipped my hard drive. I also set all of the correct setting such as:Converting HDD from GBT to MBR
Deleting Volumes
Formatting HDD
Setting Legacy Boot
Changing Boot Priorites
Removing Secure Boot
Making OS setting for other OS
I have looked up my issue and followed various guides

Link to my laptop: Amazon.com : Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59399853 Laptop Computer (2.40GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor, 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB 5400 RPM 24GB SSD, Windows 8.1 64-bit) : Computers & Accessories

Link to guides I have followed:https://social.technet.microsoft.com...g-installation
Windows 7 stalls at

I am using a disc of Windows 7 x64 Bit.

Anything else I should add let me know? This is my first post.

A:Windows 8 Downgrade to Windows 7 Lenovo Y410p. Windows install stuck.

What does "whipped hard drive" mean ?

Why are you following guides about an installation error - have you had that happen?

Not sure what the question is.

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled (includes Windows 10 Pro) ?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 and reading "to be used on a system with an OS installed and to be used only to reinstall the operating system".

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I swapped out the HDD on my wife's laptop with a new SSD, and did a fresh install of Windows 7.

My wife liked the live mail, and the photo viewer, and had the 2009 version on the old system, I think.

Anyway......you can only install the new Windows Essentials 2012, or it's individual components....or so I thought.

I tried doing that, and first it hung on the "install", until I got fed up and cancelled. A couple more attempts, and it said it couldn't install mail, movie maker and photo viewer. I tried the offline installer, tried finding an older version....with no luck.

It would keep installing OneDrive though, if I tried to install the entire suite.

One thing I found out is, that if there are any components/program files from previous versions, it won't install, or so I read. If I go to C:\Program files, and/or C:\Program files(x86), there are folders for Live essentials components. Obviously it came with the fresh Windows 7. I'm pretty sure that is the reason, but if I simply try to right click and delete those folders, it tells me I need permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to the folders.

It's ridiculous.

Any help/feedback GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi Dell
My PC Dell Aurora R4 won't update properly due to it not being on the list of windows 10  creator supported drivers PC from dell. Does anyone one know if dell is going to correct this matter.
This is urgent as this leaves me as a customer vulnerable, due to the W10 System of queuing downloads and there is a security one that is waiting.
I have checked directly with Microsoft Technicians and they confirm this is the issue "No Driver support for Aurora R4 Listed, W10  Creators edition. Can dell Update an then inform us a the machines cost a pretty penny and are meant to be future proofed with drivers even without a warranty. Thank you. The link to the support statement on dell site is below.

A:DRIVER SUPPORT NEEDED: Alienware Aurora R4 Support for the Windows 10 creator Drivers Needed but Missing


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Windows Update Shows Windows 7 Sp1 is needed,
but Sp1 has already been installed a while ago.

OS: Windows 7 64 bit with Sp 1 installed
HP laptop

Any advice or reactions?

A:Windows Update: Shows Windows 7 Sp1 is needed

Are you sure it is installed? Windows Update wouldn't find it as an update if you already have it. Go to the start menu and search "Computer". Then right click on "Computer" and select "Properties". Tell me what it states under Windows version and/or take a screenshot.

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so, have a crazy question
I know in Windows 2008, there is a way to receive a file and have the filename come out basically in the format of the timestamp of when the actual fax was received.

is there anyway to change this in Windows 7 version and if so, where ?
i can't seem to find filenaming options anywhere

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Hi Friends of the internet
I have been reading several forums regarding the issue of installing windows 7 (64 bit) to a computer that have had windows 8 installed previously or just a GPT formatted disk. I found some kind of solution, hope it can help you.

My Case:
Windows version installed: Windows 7 Professional N with Service Pack 1 (x64) or Windows 7 Professional (x64)
Computer to install windows 7 on: Samsung laptop
Model Code: NP53U4C-A02SE
See the specks here:

Create a USB install disk that not freezes at ?starting windows? screen:

First I followed this great guide (Thanks Daniel), See copy below:
Creating a UEFI/BIOS Windows 7 USB and installing to GPT partitions ? Hodgin.ca
STOP Daniels Guide after step 13!

1. Open a command line in administrator mode
3. type LIST DISK
4. Look for the disk number that represents your USB drive
5. type SELECT DISK # where # represents the number of your USB drive. Get this right or you will wipe a different drive out.
6. type CLEAN
9. type ACTIVE
10. type FORMAT fs=fat32 quick
11. type assign
11a. type EXIT
11b. type EXIT
12. The drive should now be formatted and marked as active and fat32. Do not format the drive as NTFS or you will only be able to boot into the installer in BIOS mode.
13. Now you will need to copy the contents of the windows 7 ... Read more

A:Install guide to avoid Windows 7 install freezes at "starting windows"

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

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So after I have prepared the notebook for a user, I normally take a 'windows' image, (backup) before I SOPHOS encrypt. (as I have had this happen before). Since Windows did not load up on this notebook, I have applied the image twice after the notebook fails
to load windows, the third time,  I completely reformatted the drive (erased) and applied the image again. The notebook was working just fine before I applied SOPHOS and run fine before I apply SOPHOS.

Any ideas??

Christopher Espinoza MCDST(XP), MCITP(Win7)

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