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Fresh Installation of Window 10 pro with Windows 8.1 Product...

Q: Fresh Installation of Window 10 pro with Windows 8.1 Product...

I have HP Pro 610 tablet with windows 10 pro upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro. Now i want to install neet windows 10 pro and want to use windows 8.1 product key to activate the windows. Is it possible....

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Preferred Solution: Fresh Installation of Window 10 pro with Windows 8.1 Product...

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i have emachines e730 notebook. with windows 7
its intel core i3-330 m processor, 2gb ddr3 memory
320 gb hdd.

the problem i am facing is that my machine does not boots up.
i tried putting recovery disc, but it hangs at window showing please wait!!!!
Next, i tried for fresh installation of windows 7 but it also hangs at a window displaying "SETUP IS STARTING".

any suggestions??
am struggling with it for the past 3 days
i tried reading many threads in the forum but am not confident and sure what steps to take.
i have taken back up of my data using ubuntu live, so if i have to format the hard disk there will be no issue
also one more question, can i delete all of my files using ubuntu live and then try to install windows 7 ???

A:windows 7 fresh installation: hangs at setup is starting window

Is there still an installation to attempt repairs? If so boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

If this is only a failed install at this point, try wiping the HD: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Has it worked before to install successfully? If not confirm the ISO and burn another DVD using IMgBurn at 4x speed, or write ISO (extracted using ImgBurn) to flash stick using Universal USB Installer, boot under USB, Removable or HD's.

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Good day everyone!

My friend installed a Fresh Copy Of Windows 7 and everything was very successful but something bad happened. When he attempted to connect to his internet/wifi, this came up "No Internet Connection Is Available". After that he open up the device manager, and found

|- Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
|- Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)

|- Ethernet Controller
|- Network Controller
|- SM Bus Controller
|- Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
|- USB 2.0 CRW

Note: All of the devices under "OTHER DEVICES" have a yellow exclamation mark

Here are some important information about my friend's computer
- Model Number: Notebook NP355E4X
- Previous Windows Installed: Window 8 consumer preview
- Hard Drive: 320GB S-ATAII Hard Drive (5,400RPM)
- Graphics: AMD Radeon? HD 7310 Graphics
- ISP: Belkin

Can anyone please help! I am really helpless....

A:Fresh Window 7 Ultimate Installation but no available connections

He will need to download all the drivers from the laptop manufacturers website on another pc, then put them on a usb or CD and install them onto the laptop.


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Has Microsoft changed something in the latest April Windows Updates?
I create a default Windows 8 Enterprise VL image on my laptop in audit mode as I have always done previously.  Nothing has changed from my side.
When I install the image via WDS, everything installs fine.
When I use my WIM file to install via USB, it now comes up with:
The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key.
right after selecting the install language.
I have checked EI.cfg and it is normal:
I then tried adding PID.TXT with my Enterprise KMS key and, rather than error it then prompts me for a product key.
Surely using the VL install media it should never ask for a product key.  It never has before. (And I've never had to before)
I prepped the image as normal using:
C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:C:\Windows\win8unattend.xml
Any ideas?  I can't but help thinking something has changed in the latest batch of Windows Updates.  It's quite frustrating as not all my machines are capable of PXE, so I have to use USB.
The reason I think it is a recent change, is if I do a default install and DO NOT do any Windows Updates, it all works fine.  Only when I install the latest WU does it start doing this.

A:[NEW] The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key.

OK, So I've fixed it now, but I will still like to know WHY this has changed.

If i do this to my WIM, it then installs from USB:

imagex /flags "Enterprise" /info c:\temp\WIM\ME\install.wim "Win8Office2013Enterprise-x86" "Win8Office2013Enterprise-x86"

I wonder because I use the WDS capture image if this has somehow changed recently.
Very annoying, but now at least I can install my custom image :)

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Hi, I'm going to be putting a freshly formatted SSD in my laptop and installing a fresh copy of windows from bootable media. How do i find out my product key before i do this, so that I can activate the freshly installed OS? 

A:How do i find my windows product key for installing a fresh ...

Hi, Does it have same with pre-installed Windows on your machine ? If yes, you don't need the key. You can skip this step anc continue and Windows will be activated. Actually the key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/Regards,

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It is not letting me reload my product key on my laptop after a fresh install. After calling in it did not allow.

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Hi there, I've just bought a SSD and had planned to do a fresh install of windows on it rather than transferring straight from my current hard drive. The problem is that I can no longer find my windows 7 product key. I orginally got the key through MSDNAA while at university but as I have now graduated I can no longer log into their website and retrieve my key. I did have a written copy of the key but I've lost it, although I did find the installation disc.

I've tried using several pieces of software to retrieve the key but the most I've been able to get is the last 5 digits (this seems to a common issue with MSDN keys?).

I'm not terribly familiar with these things but given I currently have an activated windows installation on my old hard drive, is there any work around that will allow to do a clean install on my new SSD?

A:Windows 7 fresh install - lost MSDN product key

Welcome to the forum,

I know what you mean, I have a 7 Pro install on my laptop from an MSDNAA and the key finders don't work.

Without that key, I don't see you doing a clean install. I have mine written down in a few places just in case.

We do have an excellent tutorial for transferring your OS to a SSD,

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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this device came originaly with windows 8 i upgraded as soon as i could to 10. now the sticker under this device is a unreadable. i dont either have a disc.

my plan was to download iso image make a bootable usb, and make a fresh installation. butt ill guess ill need the prouct key somewhere in this process.

where can i obtain my product key?

A:my product key is unreadable, how kan i make a windows fresh install_

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I need to do a fresh Windows 7 install. I have deactivated the original Lenovo Windows 7 installation and have extracted the Windows 7 Product Key. When I go to MS to download the Windows 7 installation file (ISO), it flags my W7 product key as blocked my OEM. I called MS and they said I need to first have Lenovo unblock my W7 product key, so I can then proceed with the installation.  How do I achieve this? Thanks in advanceBB  

A:X260: How to Unblock W7 Product Key for Fresh Windows 7 Install?

This is the page I tried downloading Windows 7 from and that flagged my product code, extracted from my running Lenovo X260 with W7: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7  

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I have just finished my PC build with the PSU coming in the post today and windows 7 coming shortly after. I have a Revodrive 3 ssd 120gb which needed drivers installed first to work. Wasn't a problem I just inserted a memory stick with them on.

I get through expanding files etc fine just when I get to the product key part it says key not valid.
Two things I think are causing the problem, it is a upgrade package for 3 PC's, I am not doing a upgrade as it is a bran new PC with no OS. Also it says for US distribution only but I am in the UK.

This is what I bought

I have contacted the seller and I am waiting for a response.

If I can not use this windows 7 do I have to wipe the ssd to install a different windows 7 product key? If it is a windows 7 home premium key?
How do I wipe it?

A:Solved: Fresh install with windows 7 upgrade - product key not valid.

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Please could one of you give me a valid PosReady 2009 product key as the one Microsoft provided me with was invalid according to the installer.

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Hi all
I have a computer that has gone threw three upgrades motherboards,cpu's,ram,video cards
and powersupply.It's working Ok.But I figured it's time to reinstall windows xp pro,it's
been running the same OS since 2001 so I need to clean it up.What I want to do is wipe out
everthing,I got another computer networked to it so I can save all the files I need.
I did some research how to go about doing a complete fresh reinstall but am getting different
ways of doing it.I have two hard drives on this computer that I want to wipe clean and
install a fresh version of windows xp pro.What would be the best way to do this? I was
thinking of using free wipe clean software to wipe hard drives and then installing windows,
would that work? Thanks Raner

A:Fresh installation of windows xp pro

My technique is always the same...simply use the MS XP install CD to delete any partition...then continue with the clean install, taking care that all secondary/tertiary, etc. drives (including flash drives) have been temporarily disconnected from both the motherboard and the power supply.Upon completion of the install, I reconnect all other drives, after visiting WinUpdate for all critical updates.My procedures assume that I will retain and use the drives and the system, not pass such on to strangers.Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm XP Clean Install, Stevens - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html Louis

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Hi there,

I have build several systems but am currently stumped with installing a legitimate copy of XP on a machine I have put together for my brother. The parts are old but I can see no reason why they shouldn't be functional. The stage I am stuck at is at the very start of XP installation after the computer boots from the CDROM and displays the message 'Setup is inspecting you computers hardware configuration...'. I am then presented with a blank screen and can proceed no further. Hardware is all detected successfully in the BIOS and CPU temp is at a stable 40.

Mobo: Asrock k7VM4
Graphics: Geforce 5200 128MB AGP
RAM: MemoryExpert 1x512MB
Processor: AMD Athlon 2000+ 1667MHz
HDD: IBM Deskstar IDE 60.2GB

As I said all are detected without error in BIOS. Any ideas much appreciated!

A:Fresh installation of Windows XP

did the copy of xp come from another computer thats no longer in service?

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I bought my gaming laptop with Windows 8, SSD and HDD. I want to make a custom installation where I delete all partitions from the SSD and HDD disks and create them all over again (as in delete even any Backup/Recovery partitions, factory settings, etc.). I mean, what should I burn to DVD, should I take some new ISO file and burn setup files from there to DVD with the same Windows 8 version?

Or can I burn to DVD setup files I already have but without any factory settings to do what I want? Also would it recognize the built-in Windows 8 license if I used another ISO? How do I proceed? I am not sure what the backup partition has but I dont think I should be burning it if it is recovery and I want a fresh installation and building of all partitions.

A:Make a fresh installation of Windows 8

Which Brand of Laptop are you using? Please Tell Us.

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Good evening everybody,
I'm new and I've landed here due to a recurrent BSOD on a new machine I've bought for my wife's family abroad, occurring approximatively once a day.
The machine is new, unfortunately bought in a mall but with good components.
With Bluescreenview I hadn't too much luck, so I'm attachiong the latest minidump and going on with the research.
Note that: Not in the latest minidump bsview told me that the problem was the driver i8042.sys (apparently mouse-related) but in all the other minidump the failing driver was always ntoskrnl.exe
I would appreciate any help given by this community!

 082613-14742-01.zip   23.25KB

A:Windows 7 Fresh installation BSOD

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  Upload all the crash dumps for analysis
Open C:\Windows\Minidump folder. Copy and  zip the entire contents of that folder and either attach it with your next reply or upload to any free file hosting site of your choice. You may have to disable UAC to copy them.
      Example file hosting sites :
     Post the download link to the dumps in next reply.
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  Download Minitoolbox from the below link.
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Hello guys, I have recently reinstalled Windows 7 and to be honest I'm not content with the way it moves around.

So to be short, I haven't installed Windows for over 3 years and it was good. Recently I just got to notice that it took a bit longer to start(for me) and I had nearly all my HDD full (600 GB). So I decided to reinstall Windows.

Now to be honest I'm not happy at all with the way it starts, also nearly half of my memory ram is beeing used at start even though I have no big programs installed. Even when on idle it uses like half of it. Not sure if it's just me but last time I installed Windows 7 it was way better and didn't use that much ram at start.

I have an obsession with PC perfomance since I reckon I installed windows 4 times in the last 48 hours. lol I know, that's just stupid. Another problem I have is that I don't have my drivers disk which is pretty bad. I've been told that once all the windows updates/drivers are installed it will run faster, and I did so the last time I installed Windows (back in 2011) and it ran smooth. Here's my specs guys, the PC is pretty old but it had a good run.

System Information
Time of this report: 4/17/2014, 21:36:01
Machine name: xxxx-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
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A:Fresh Windows 7 installation, slower though?

Bumping this. Am I beeing too hazy in writting? Just to clear it out guys. Right now I have no programs on and 1.14 GB out of 2 are beeing used on nothing, except 6 chrome processes opened(even tho I only have 2 tabs on right now). Also I'm doubtful regarding how my games will run on this(I'm not planning on running the newest ones).

My computer rating is 4.9, I think last time it was better with all the things I had(before reinstalling).

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I had some issues on my computer. a few viruses as well as I somehow screwed up some system files... I figured it was time to reinstall windows again. so I deleted my only HDD partition, created a new partition, formatted that partition, and reinstalled windows. without touching any settings or options, windows were acting weired. they would pop up active, I'd click them, and they would de-activate. then I'd have to wait like 20 seconds and then I could click them and they acted normal. same happens with task bar and start menu. however task manager and any other process that has above normal CPU priority has this delay for under a second. and also, I can't drag icons around desktop. I can drag onto my desktop, drag off of my desktop, rearange via the right click menu, and delete things. no options in the right click menu will help. both these errors started before I reinstalled windows and were mostly the reason for the reinstall. although before, no click and drag would work anywhere for anything, but now its just desktop rearrange. I really hope that I can get an answer to these problems. since a format didn't get rid of it and the hardware is the same as before, I really don't know what's going on... thanks in advance

A:Issues on fresh Windows Installation

nvm I figured it out. my mouse was messed up so the middle button was always clicked. I just got a new mouse and it all works now.

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Hi All
I have a laptop which I have installed OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bits home Premium. Installation was fine.
After installing, I tried to get all patches and updates using woindows update. It started fine but after several minutes I realised it kept searching for new updates without ending.

I have look for information about this issue in the internet and found several webs with information about this.
I have reinstalled Windows update and .NET framework to the latest versions. I have verified everything was OK with this tool:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262 .According to this tool everithing is OK, but I keep in the same situation.
What else can I check? Do you recommend to reinstall Windows again?
Thank you very much.
Best regards.

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Let me start off by saying that I have seen several similar posts in these and other forums, but none have exactly the same symptoms as I have with this problem.

Backstory :
I previously had windows 7 dualbooting with Ubuntu on my barebones computer kit (with a Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT video card upgrade)
The specifications of this machine were as follows:

Motherboard - Evga 7050/610i
Processor - Intel core 2 Quad Q6600 (at about 2.4ghz)
Memory - (2x2gb) 4gb DDR2
Power - 450W
HDD - 500gb Sata

details beyond this, I either don't know or can't find.

I decided to upgrade my computer in the hopes of expanding it further later this year, so the changes I made were :

Motherboard -> Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3
Processor -> Intel Core i5 655k (at 3.2ghz NOT OVERCLOCKED)
Memory -> (2x4gb) 8gb DDR3 (at 1333)
Power -> 600W

I planned on keeping the HDD the same and doing a system repair to recover the Windows7 and Ubuntu installations on this hardware. Basically....I was putting the old harddrive in a completely new computer.

I tried to run the computer with the video card, but quickly found out that the mobo wasnt set up for it yet. I started off only using 1 stick of ram as well. The bios and post run exactly as they should, I made ... Read more

A:Windows 7 fresh installation on new hardware

My suggestion is with Win 7 dvd start the install, go to the point where it shows the hdd to install too, you will see at the bottom right of that screen you'll see drive options click that and do delete volumn then do the same to the second partition and leave the whole drive unallocated and x your way all the way out of the install. Shut down with the dvd in the drive and start back up and it should start the install. Have any other hdd's unplugged and sound card removed, also make sure in bios the other hdd's are turned off and if you have onboard sound it's turned off

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my windows freeze after a fresh installation
My MB is DP45SG
2G of ram
graphic card is a xfx nvidia 8800 gts
the freeze is a random freeze fo i don t know what happen
But what i guess is may cause by a driver
but i don t know witch one

A:my windows 7 freeze after a fresh installation

Hope you really did a "clean install" and not an "upgrade".

So you haven't installed any specific drivers, such as for that card? Is this your only computer? If so try booting in safe mode with networking (usually press F8 at startup) and download Nvidia's xfx nvidia 8800 gts driver for Windows 7 Ultimate.


DP45SG drivers are here....

That would be a good start.

Check under device manager to check for other driver issues.
Hopefully you error checked the drive before installation. Run an error check on that hard drive too.

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Kindly any one please help. I am getting error while installing operating system. I tried every thing. BIOS set up partcommand prompt partFollowed every thing that told in microsoft forum. That helped 50%.Now i am stuck in copying windows file. I mean to say every thing  is going ok but at the time of last stage of installation, checking windows file 100%copying windows file some time 20%, 15%. I left that as it is for 2 hr but same. no progress. Two times it showed error that you  can not install windows with some no xxxxxxxxx. I beg you please any one help. I have not slept for last two days due to this problem.  

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Had various issues with my computer yesterday after removing AVG, so many that my friend (who upgraded my computer - originally packard bell 2390) advised I reinstall windows fresh, which I have done.

After trying to load windows updates onto the fresh install I had a BSOD CDD.DLL, I have attached the dump files etc from the seven forums application.

Hope you can help,

A:BSOD after fresh Windows 7 Installation - CDD.DLL

Welcome aboard.

At first, you uninstall the display driver using Driver Fusion, and install an earlier on which was stable there. The October version is a bit problematic in some cases, as you are facing.

80e0e774 934651c8Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
You need to check for your storage, too.

80e0eaf0 8c0a87df Ntfs!NtfsCommonCleanup+0x3c1a
80e0eaf4 90f5ddb4
80e0eaf8 8c02995a Ntfs!_SEH_epilog4_GS+0xa
80e0eafc 8c0a89cf Ntfs!NtfsCommonCleanup+0x3e05
80e0eb00 0ce55673
80e0eb04 80e0ed28
80e0eb08 90f5dd64
80e0eb0c 8796a450
80e0eb10 80e0eba0
80e0eb14 8c0aeab0 Ntfs!NtfsOpenExistingPrefixFcb+0x5d3
80e0eb18 8c0aea18 Ntfs!NtfsOpenExistingPrefixFcb+0x540
Reseat the sata and power.
Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Let us know the results.

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I use genuine Windows 8. My friend gave me Windows 10 iso. I mounted it and started the installation and soon it asked me for product key. I knew that it shouldnt ask as I have genuine windows but I entered the key anyway which wasnt accepted. The windows store also wasnt working for a while so I thought a refresh would clear things up. I refreshed my laptop only to get the problem again. The store is working though.help

A:Windows 10 installation keeps asking for product key!

The problem is to get the free upgrade you have to upgrade via windows once done you can then do a clean install OK. If you have booted and done a clean install you will need a win 10 key if by chance it didn't wipe everything goto setting recovery is there an option to go back to 8

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Anyone know whether the product ID on --Computer>properties>windows activation-- should be changed to the product key during activation or just as it is ( with OEM in between numbers)?

the reason is that I did clean install to my laptop and managed to get a copy of installations CD which is OEM. during installation and when finished, I entered product key that found at the bottom of my laptop (with COA , etc. it is genuine).

Strange enough is that after I finish the activation process, the product ID still as it is and not the numbers I entered.

I did some checking with microsoft and asked me to input product ID, which identified as a chargeable product ID since it is OEM and I should contact the computer manufacturer.

can someone please explain if happened to know the situation between Microsoft , Computer manufacturer, and customer who in need to clean install their computer so that we , as customer, know at which step of the process we are actually in, and what other actions needed.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 product key with OEM installation

Quote: Originally Posted by solid945

Anyone know whether the product ID on --Computer>properties>windows activation-- should be changed to the product key during activation or just as it is ( with OEM in between numbers)?

the reason is that I did clean install to my laptop and managed to get a copy of installations CD which is OEM. during installation and when finished, I entered product key that found at the bottom of my laptop (with COA , etc. it is genuine).

Strange enough is that after I finish the activation process, the product ID still as it is and not the numbers I entered.

I did some checking with microsoft and asked me to input product ID, which identified as a chargeable product ID since it is OEM and I should contact the computer manufacturer.

can someone please explain if happened to know the situation between Microsoft , Computer manufacturer, and customer who in need to clean install their computer so that we , as customer, know at which step of the process we are actually in, and what other actions needed.

Thanks in advance

The code with -OEM- in it is the Product ID - not the Key.
If you used the manufacturer's Recovery media to reinstall, you should not have needed to enter the Key at all - it seems that you used some other media.

I'm not sure what your problem actually is - since you say that you successfully used the COA Key for the install.

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Hello to everyone reading this.
I just installed Windows 8 Enterprise N x64 on a machine thats has been running on Windows 7 Pro x64
without the slightest problem for about a year or so and I ve been getting these BSODs these past 2 days.
The machine crashed two times while surfing the net.Both times watching a youtube video.
Maybe this was random,maybe not.I m just saying...
I never had the slightest problem with Windows 7,so I guess its a software problem.
The latest bugcheck is in the attachment.I vew had 2 BSODs in the last 36 hours.
I m running no A/V program except from Microsoft Defender (part of the OS)
and Malware s Antimalware (latest edition PRO).
Please help me solve this.PC Specs in my profile details if needed.

A:Windows 8 Enterprise N x64 BSOD after fresh installation.

I m sorry I didnt follow the correct posting instructions in the first place.
I did run the SF Diagnostic Tool and posted the new correct zip this time.
Any info/help on my BSOD problem will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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I recently bought this Mini PC and installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on it. The installation went through without problems, I did all the Windows Updates necessary and even though it was a fresh installation it started to freeze periodically. Sometimes the cursor would spin as if the system is working on something, sometimes nothing would happen at all. These freezes can last between half a minute to a few minutes.

I think the Mini PC itself should be strong enough to run Windows 7, so I'm excluding this from my list of possible reasons. The problem now is that I don't know where to start looking. Are there any logs maybe where I could see what is causing those freezes? I know this is very general for a start but maybe I can get there step by step.

A:Fresh Windows 7 installation freezing randomly

Hi and welcome onboard.

Didn't your ZOTAC ZBOX CA320 nano Plus come with Windows 8.1 installed?

Well, I am not going to put my finger into this thread - I am just kickstarting it - but if you perhaps give a full history on how you uninstalled Windows 8.1 and then installed Windows 7, someone else may perhaps pick up scent and help you.

Also give full specifications. My search says it has a 64GB SSD.

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I have an older computer I rebuilt recently that won't stay online. It boots fine, I can log in and use it for a while, then it randomly reboots (no BSOD). When it comes back up there's a 1003 system error in event viewer, here's the event description:

Error code 1000000a, parameter1 cc55c9a4, parameter2 0000001c, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 80502367.

I've tried flashing the BIOS, running a chkdsk, did several passes with memtest, tried running without AV, upgraded all the drivers I can find; there's obviously something I'm missing, but I don't know how to read minidump's, was hoping somebody could help?

Norton 7.1 Corporate Edition, MalwareBytes for AV/Malware protection

It's an old rig:

Windows XP Pro, 5.1.2600 SP3 Build 2600
ASUS A8N5X BIOS Revision 0902, 3/20/2006 (nForce4 Chipset)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 DC 4400+
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital 160gb SAS (one, no RAID)
1gb PC3200 memory (can't remember the brand off the top of my head)

A:Fresh Windows XP SP3 installation randomly reboots

Remove Norton, and install Microsoft Security Essentials for test purposes. I have told several Techspot users to do this... and all the Norton stuff has been causing many, many issues of late, this includes McAfee and Kaspersky. Maybe some recent upgrades to Windows Firewall, make Windows unstable using 3rd party antivirus software that tries to "take over" Windows firewall

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Hi guys,

I was wondering if someone could help me out. I just recently installed a new copy of windows on my OCZ Vertex 3 90GB SSD. When the computer restarted to finish the setup, it gave me a BSOD for .5 second and then restarted my computer.

I have it in my Bios that it's configured where it uses AHCI because for some reason IDE no longer identifies all of my SATA ports and what's plugged in them.

I do not have a factory built PC. I have a Gaming Rig I've built myself. I'm simply at loss of ideas on how to fix this problem I'm having with this SSD.

My stats are as follows:

900 w Rocketfish Gaming PSU
Windows 7 x64
OCZ Vertex 3 SSD

If any more information is needed please let me know. Thanks in advance.


A:BSOD Immediately After Fresh Installation of Windows 7 x64 bit

Unplug all other HD's except target SSD and wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command.

Follow these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If it crashes again test the RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Edit: Forgot to change subject line before submitting... sorry everyone.
Recently I started building a computer for a friend and upon installing windows 7 I came across a new error. During the "Completing installation..." phase after the system restarts I get a popup that says, "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware."
After the computer restarts I get this...
System is setting up...
"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." 
I opened up the cmd prompt in the repair option and located the setuperr.txt in the panther folder only to find 3 entries.
TOOL    Sysprep_Specialize_Bcd: There was an error opening the system store. Status=[0xC0000098] [gle=0x000003e5]
SYSPRP LaunchDll: Failure occurred while executing 'C:\windows\System32\spbcd.dll,Sysprep_Specialize_Bcd', returned error code 1006[gle=0x000003e5]
IBS Callback_Specialize: An error occurred while either deciding if we need to specialize or while specializing; dwRet = 0x3ee
After searching high and low nothing I found seemed to help very much.
Things I've tried so far
-Different Hard Drive (this time an 80 gig remembering windows sometimes hate 3tb+ drives)
-Less than 12 gigs ram (it was a forum suggestion not sure it has weight to it)
-Reimaging a CD with win 7 iso, Reimaging a USB with win 7 iso (never know worth a shot right?)
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A:Windows 7 fresh install cannot complete the installation

I fixed the topic title for you. If you want it to something different please let me know and I will change it.

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I received a new X1 Extreme Gen 2 a few days ago and yesterday I installed a second SSD that I planned to move my Windows installation to. First, I cloned the old drive, but then read online that a fresh Windows installation is more advisable, so I did a fresh Windows installation on the new SSD. However, even after updating all the drivers and installing things like Lenovo Vantage on the new installation, I am still missing some factory features. For example, the default Lenovo power plan and intelligent cooling options. Is there a way to completely return to a factory experience with downloads, or should I just reclone the old drive and live with that?

A:Fresh windows installation - How do I get all the factoryfeatures back?

I just now finished this myself. Download Lenovo Vantage from the Store App. Microsoft Update doesnt pull the Lenovo Specific Drivers or Features.

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Windows 7.0 was preinstalled on my Gateway desktop and did not come with any backup disks. I purchased and successfully downloaded/activated Windows 7.0 Ultimate. A year later my system became unstable and was advised to reinstall the Windows. In so doing, Windows was over-written and wiped out the desktop and other installed programs.

At this point I have re-installed all of these programs and was then alerted by Microsoft that I needed to activate Windows. The activation failed - "The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not a clean installation".

I have checked the tower, as well the original shipping box for a label containing the product key for the initial Windows 7.0 without success.

Is there any way around now purchasing Windows 7.0 OS?
Assuming that this is what I must do . . . is there any way to download & install the 7.0 OS without having to rebuild/reinstall all of my additional programs?

Microsoft has informed me that I must successfully activate the OS within the next 8 days . . . HELP.

A:Activation of Windows 7 Ultimate following a fresh installation

See the workarounds here...
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media | Windows 7 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- or simply try Operator activation.....

telephone activation (operator calls)
Click on the Start button
in the Search box, type
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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Hi I bought a Toshiba with Windows 7 on it five years ago - I want to install an SSD now. Can I use the Belarc website to get the OEM Windows Key which came installed on the Toshiba, download the Windows USB download device, get the ISO from digital river, use to the OEM Windows key when booting up, then install Windows fresh on the SSD?

A:Fresh Installation of Windows 7 using ISO and OEM Key on Toshiba L450

You should have a sticker on bottom of laptop for the key

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I have purchased a new ideapad 100s and am undertaking the fresh install of Windows 10, the installation gets to the point where it says Hi There and options to change your region, keyboard etc. but there is no cursor to change the settings and you can't continue. I have tried fn with all shortcut keys and everything such as another install but no cursor to do anything. Any ideas? 

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I performed a fresh clean installation of Windows 10 on my Stream 11 laptop and it worked well. I posted the procedures I used below. One warning is that you have to first upgrade the original Windows 8.1 with Bing installation "in place", letting Windows 10 activate before wiping the disk clean and installing Windows 10 fresh. If you do not do this, Windows 10 will not activate when it is installed fresh. If Windows 10 tells you that you do not have enough room to upgrade, you may have to restore the laptop back to the factory configuration using the recovery media. Other reports indicate you can complete the upgrade by pointing to an external drive for additional space. If you recover, you do not need to apply any Windows 8.1 updates after the recovery, you can upgrade using the Windows 10 USB drive immediately after the laptop is restored to the factory configuration. First make a recovery USB drive of your existing Windows 8.1 with Bing installation.  If you read the posts here, many have regretted skipping this step. Download the Windows 10 64-bit ISO file and burn it to a USB drive. Updating Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on the HP Stream Laptop- With Windows 8.1 running, start the setup program from the Windows 10 USB drive.- I declined getting updates.- Accept the license agreement.- When it prompted: "Change What To Keep", I selected "Nothing".- Click the Install button, the upgrade took around 30 minutes on my Stream 11.- When the ... Read more

A:Windows 10 fresh installation on the HP Stream Laptop

Nice tutorial Kyle!

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Been having problems with this new ITX system. Changed motherboard 4 times, changed CPU once. In order to keep it short, I won't elaborate on the problems happened in the last 3 times.

This time around, I get 3 BSODs within a day after installing new motherboard and freshly installed Windows 7 64-bit. The third BSOD happened while running the dump & system collection app.

The necessary files are attached. Additional info below:

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64
- Reinstalled OS on the system
- OEM version of Windows 7 (disc given)
- Age of hardware: Less than a month (motherboard is only one-day old)
- Age of OS: Less than one-day old

Please help to shed some light on what's wrong.

Thank you very much.


A:BSOD - Fresh Hardware & Windows 7 Installation


What Model PSU are you using?

The dump files do not point to a 3rd party driver as a probable cause, meaning that it is either a "hidden" driver or hardware. As your drivers look ok, and you have re-installed several times I suspect hardware on this one.

Run a memtest yet?

Memtest - Instructions:

Download the ISO (or the .exe for USB drives) from here Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Then (if you have chosen the ISO) burn the ISO using IsoRecorder: ISO Recorder v3 Download (How to use IsoRecorder)

Boot from the CD/USB and run the test (at least 7 passes per test) with only one stick of RAM in place at a time.

It is a time consuming process but it is the only way to be sure it isn't a RAM fault.

For your final test, run the test with all the RAM in place.



Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Jul 28 22:40:50.601 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:07:18.835
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffffa8004e784d1, fffff880071fece0, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceHandler+7c )
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Jul 28 19:45:36.793 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:24:04.981
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002bea42e, fffff88006d195d0, 0}
Prob... Read more

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I just got a whole new system, piece by piece. I also ordered Windows 7 32-bit OEM.

The hard drive is fresh, a Seagate 500GB SATA internal, that has never been used before. I booted from the LG DVD/CD drive, and the installation seems to go fine, but when it reboots a few times and it appears to be finished, it gets to a screen where it says STARTING SERVICES and then it crashes...

No BSOD, just a window that appears on the screen that reads:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered and unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and the restart installation."

It has done this every time. My computer hardware stats are on my profile, but I have an ASUS M3A78-EM motherboard with AMD Athlon II X2 240 CPU and 4GB Corsair (2x2GB sticks) DDR2 1066MHz RAM, LG DVD-writer/multi drive, and the 500GB hard drive. The graphics and audio come onboard the motherboard.

I am using an HDMI cable to connect it to my HDTV which has an HDMI port. I have a HANNspree HDMI computer monitor that supports VGA and HDMI. But would that cause a problem?

I don't understand... it's supposed to be supereasy to install. The instructions that came with Windows 7 just show a quick page that just basically says "insert disc, follow instructions, install, and you're done." But it's not happening!! Very confused... I can't install motherboard... Read more

A:Windows 7 Fresh Installation = Unexpected Error ?

Look in bios for Plug and Play OS setting. Set it to yes.

See page 28 in the manual that you can download.

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A:some infection were found in my fresh windows installation

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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Dear All,I have Thinkpad T530 laptop where i faced issue after installing windows 10 update 1607.So i decided to reinstall OS, but after  boot BIOS does  not detect DVD drive.Says some issue of UEFI BIOS.Please advise how to properly install Windows 10 OS from USB DVD drive in thinkpad T530 with UEFI BIOS.

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This computer has been suffering of sporadic blue screens, so I decided to change the HDD, install windows 7 again. However the problem persists. Here is a minidump file. It seems to be some kind of driver issue but I'm baffled to what it could be. Below is a minidump for those who can decrypher it. The error was a DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE

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I am putting together my own computer and am putting in a 1TB HDD and 120GB SSD. Seems as I cannot get a definitive understanding of whether or not I need to format and partition each of these drives. I want to install Windows 7 on the SSD and use the HDD for other programs and data. So do I format and not format each of these drives?

Fred B

A:Format needed for new SSD and HDD in Windows 7 fresh installation?

Hello fredly and welcome take a look at this tutorial mate.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

Just in case you miss this Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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Hi, before I signed up I scouted this site and others for answers as this is a question which has came up often, I've gone through the steps to the same position.

I bought a Windows 7 ISO/Product Key from this site https://softwaregeeks.co.uk. They have good ratings so I thought "This isn't some rip off like the last Windows I got from Ebay". I did the installation with their ISO Windows 7 Professional OEM. They sent me a code which doesn't work, I've tried emailing them to no avail.

I know that the letter N doesn't work when typing an activation code yet I got one in my key they sent. The 2nd line of the key is NB8H3 the rest do work.

It's so exasperating after the counterfeit ebay Windows 7 I got the last time.

here's the code, the end product key here is completely different to the one I bought:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DFP6M-7YGBB-BG7Q7
Windows Product Key Hash: /hMAnH/u5tLu0vbIe9745lf8tNk=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00541
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {F6B1BEDA-77EC-45E6-8879-041C98D3DE07}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.w... Read more

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Hi all,

I need to reinstall windows XP, but do not have the install CD. I do however, have the activation key.

How would I format(delete) the harddrive and reinstall windows XP on the computer? Thank you so much!

A:Reinstall Windows XP without Installation CD, but WITH product key

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Hello everyone,
i have just bought my new windows 8.1 original dvd
i formatted my laptop (toshiba P70) and installed all the necessary add-ons and software... so i can say i have a perfectly new laptop :D
my question is the following: is there any free or low-price software i can download or buy online that allows me to make a complete recovery fresh and pure copy of my current windows so in case i got a tough virus or i needed one day to format again my pc, i only have to boot my recovery from a DVD or from a a small partition i reserved on my HDD?
Thank you  

A:Complete recovery software after a fresh windows installation

There is a built in Windows System Image feature, available from File History in the Control Panel.
The option will be at the bottom left, titled "System Image Backup".

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Hey guys so the problem has been persisting for awhile. It used to just be one BSOD per fresh startup.

Now I'm just getting them on startup all the time other than some versions of safe mode.

Attached are the minidumps.

Also can someone explain to me why a USB drive refuses to be bootable? I'm trying to use the memtest installer to make it a bootable USB and I can't. This would help answer memory RAM stick suspicions.
I had done a MEMTEST previously for a whole cycle (all 8 tests) and nothing. I figured if anythign was this severe it would show up on the first cycle.

A:BSOD moments after startup (fresh windows installation twice)

Don't forget the MSCONFIG tool to manage boot environment - - it allows partial loading to startups and services to that it's not just all or nothing as is Safe Mode.

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This is a brand new computer and so does not have any OS installed currently, when i try install windows vista, it will stop randomly either while the black and white "windows is loading files" screen is up, or the green windows loading bar imediatly after, or this green windows bar will disapear and then a blank screen will appear. i have tried leaving it for several hours on each part mentioned above but nothign changes.
the hardware is:
-Asus p5q3 delux Mobo
-Intel quad core cpe
-4gb DDR3 Ram
-XFX Geforce 9800 GTX 512MB
-Seagate 320GB HDD

A:Windows Vista fresh installation hangs indefinitly

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How long should a "Windows Checking For Updates" after reinstalling Win 7? Due to functional/performance issues (likely due in part to resizing partitions), I have reinstalled Win 7 Pro with SP1. Once installing all of the mother board hardware
drivers and verifying that there were no unknown hardware devices (i.e. no black exclamation points in Device Manager), I initiated a Windows Update check. After 6 hours of the "Checking For Updates" just moving the green bar I broke down and did
another fresh installation, but I used my Windows 7 Ultimate w/ SP1. I again installed all hardware drivers and started the Windows Update process. As of 1800 08/17/2016, the "Checking For Updates" has been running for nearly 18 hours. How long should
this take?
I have installed the current version of WUAPP (7.6.7600.320). I have also gone in circles trying to find a way to download the updates for offline installation, but the farthest I have gotten is directed to the Microsoft Update Catalog, but the add-on always
fails to install (even after reboots). I have verified that the update service (WUAUSERV) is running, but I do not see/cannot track the service to a process (e.g. WUAAPP).

Is there somewhere to download the post-SP1 updates for Win 7 Ult? Thank you in advance.

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