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Loopy Windows 10 Preview installation (bare metal)

Q: Loopy Windows 10 Preview installation (bare metal)

In another thread about why Windows 10 is free, I started journalling my installation, largely to answer Drew's claim that Win10 installation was easy.  It is not, and it is not even done yet.  But to say more than I did there, would hijack that thread's theme, so am starting a new one here, where other installation horror reports are located.  In this case, the problem is different from the others, so if I interpret the rules rightly, I should start a new thread, not post to a dissimilar one.
Problem:  Windows keeps reinstalling itself over and over.  Each time more files were copied, so it wasn't actually doing the same install over and over, but might have been interactive, reboot, interactive again.  But there is NOTHING in the screens you see, to let you know this.  They all read the same, they all begin with 'Install Windows 10', each time you must select the language then agree to the EULA, and everything afterwards is exactly the same in the progress screen, and when it finishes, it says it has to reboot 'to continue'.  Continue what?  Well, the first seven times I left the installer stick in, and at the 8th time I decided to take it out at the next 'Install Windows' purple screen (after reboot).  And, I hit the Red X to close the installation.
Next I booted it without the stick, and all went as recorded in that top link of this post.  Since it wouldn't allow me to input my name and the other data, I thought okay, I'll shut down and re-insert the stick, but call it 'Repair', see what happens.  So now I am doing a reset keeping my files (of which I have none, this was bare metal installation on a brand new internal hard drive with no files ever on it).
So now I'll journal what happens next, in subsequent posts.  Anyone want to help me troubleshoot this, chime in!  Or, did you have the same experience?
Again, this is the saga for the Win10, 64-bit installer, to a Dell Latitude 6510 with 4 GB RAM (Legacy not UEFI enabled). I have other machines I can use, but this one had familiar drivers. 'Also have the 32-bit, and might run that one too, some other time.

Preferred Solution: Loopy Windows 10 Preview installation (bare metal)

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

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

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

A: Loopy Windows 10 Preview installation (bare metal)

Post-reset, it goes into a loop again for me to either Install or repair windows, just like the other 8 time.  So this time I went to advanced options, and selected the one which repairs why Windows won't boot.  For I never actually got into Windows, it wouldn't let me create the first user account (wouldn't let me type in the data).  I suspect this is because I turned off all the data-sharing options listed in the 1st post's top link.  But of course, nothing in the prompts or 'reactions' say that's why.
Aha, now it says 'Startup Repair couldn't repair' the PC.  Going down the rabbit hole again...

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I'm having problem with My Hp-15, system disabled 70766952m please Help!

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I am running Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I migrated my laptop's Windows 7 OS to VM and was able to boot to it in Hyper-V. I cloned my laptop first then sysprepped it with an unattend script and a batch file. The unattend install works
and the batch file runs during Windows setup on my bare metal laptop. When I do the same in Hyper-V, the batch file never runs.

Here's the process I took to migrate my laptop to VM and what I did to get it to run in Hyper-V to see if something along the way I messed something up:
-Used dism to capture the image.
-Applied the image to a vhdx.
-Attach the vhdx in Disk Management.
-Copied my unattend.bat, unattend.xml, and setup.bat scripts to the C: drive of the vhdx.
-Loaded the SYSTEM HIVE from the vhdx in Regedit.
-Changed the "Start" DWORD from 3 to 0 in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/atapi", "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/intelide", and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/msahci"
-Unloaded the SYSTEM HIVE and detached the vhdx.
-Used Hyper-V to create a Generation 1 VM. Used the vhdx as the disk.
-Booted the machine up with error, but got rid of it by running a repair on Windows.

Here are the scripts that I am running during sysprep:
echo. >> "C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\SetupComplete.cmd"
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I have been using WHS for the past week or so, and I really love its potential. The problem I'm having with it at the moment is that certain computers' backups seem to fail inexplicably, and so far I haven't been able to figure out why. If I can, I'd love to stay with WHS.

If I can't get WHS to work reliably, then I'm looking for a good alternative backup solution for my ~10 Windows computers. Here's what I would like:

* Management from one central location. I love how I can install the Windows Home Server Console on each client computer, and then I can manage all of the backups from one place. It's much easier than running around to each computer to configure the backups.

* Single-instance storage or deduplication. A huge potential HDD space saver, when you have a lot of wasted space with two computers backing up the exact same file.

* Bare-metal restore. Again, I love how WHS makes it easy to restore using a boot CD and a network connection. That way, in the event of a client hard drive dying, I just pop a new drive into the computer, reload the image, and we're back to normal without having to worry about reinstalling Windows, software, drivers, et cetera.

* Price! WHS is a steal at roughly $100 with support for up to 10 computers. Seems many client-server backup programs can easily cost $400 or $500, and that's a little steep for me at the moment.

I would prefer to run Windows on the server, but if the best solution ... Read more

A:Looking for Windows Home Server-like network backup solution with bare-metal restore.

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Push-Button Reset Overview

This article talks about Refresh, Reset, and Bare-metal recovery... What exactly is this bare-metal recovery? How do I access it?

A:What is bare-metal recovery

Bare Metal means a clean hard drive, like it comes out of the box. The entire installation is redone, just as it is if you recover a System Image Backup.

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Im looking for some advise. I work for a small company that runs SBS2008 as a server for user authentication and file shares and that is it.

I preformed a backup of the entire system to allow for a bare metal recovery in the case the server crash and burned. I was trying to test the recovery by restoring to a VirtualBox VM. Obviously the hardware is different, and after the restore, the VM continued to Blue Screen and reboot. So Im asking for advice on how I can test the backup, or ways to test recovery so I know if our server does die I can be back up in a short about of time.

Purchasing third party software is out of the question here. I know all about explaining to the powers that be, that the cost of being down for a length of time is far greater than the cost of a third party software to allow backup and recovery to different hardware. Still being approved to purchase software is denied.

So I am left with the tools at hand, The SBS2008 Disk, The Backup Made from inside SBS2008, and any free tools on the net. Can someone help me work through this so I can be sure I can recover my data? Putting files back where they were is easy enough for me, but Im talking about restoring all the users profiles, Active Directory, Group Policy, etc. If I cannot restore this to different hardware ( and this might be the case if the server hardware dies and wee need a new server) than I need to be able to reload all our settings. Help with this would be greatly appreciated. Th... Read more

A:SBS2008 Bare Metal Recovery


I would suggest have a spare set of identical replacement hard disk/ disks to hand & try the recovery to them.

That will at least prove the recovery system you have will work when needed. That is provided the recovery/ backup does not die with the system disk &/ or partition you are saving to! OK?

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A:TeraByte Unlimited's BootIt Bare Metal

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I have been trying for a few days to get this up and running but I keep running into problems where it says the system drive cant be found. I am following the instructions listed here and still get errors. I have noticed that over the years Microsoft's documentation sometimes leaves out key details that I need to know that do not get listed. I am primarily wanting to use this approach for when I do my quarterly formats of my PCs in the house with a highly customized image.

A:Has anyone created media for bare metal reset?

Nevermind I figured this out, script only works on drives that are already convert to gpt or mbr and the size needs to be set to the correct minimum.

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Acronis have just released add-on for Home True Image named Plus Pack which includes enterprise features - well, yes, it costs money, but as for me - the universal restore worth it! What is in Plus Pack:

-Restore to Dissimilar Hardware - allows to restore your data regardless of hardware
-Dynamic Disk Support - backup ad restore dynamic volumes
-WinPE Support - integrates latest MS drivers, apps & plugins on your bootable media

Here is the link to the addon - Plus Pack
And its data sheet

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Hey community. I was hoping for some clarification. I am use to working with VMWare ESXi VSphere for hypervisors. So I have been labbing for my MCSA and I notice alot of the context of MCSA material describes installing an instance of Windows Server 2016,
and then turning that into a Hyper-V Server. What I did was I installed Hyper-V Server 2016 on my ProLiant. Is there any reason why I would not want to do this ? I had to reference alot of white papers, manuals, eventually blogs, and I think a youtube video
or two before I could manage it from my remote PC. It involved adding the target computer via power shell, customizing the hosts file, adding the server within the PC's computer configuration I forget what exactly. I also had to disable the firewall on the
Hyper-V Server 2016 before the Hyper-V Server 2016 hosted on the ProLiant started appearing in my Hyper-V Manager from my Windows 10 Pro machine.

However I was listening to this gentleman's youtube video.
and he explains that Hyper-V Server is meant to be installed as a bare metal Hypervisor which is what I did do but because i was accustomed to working with VMWare SAN's that are the same way where you install the Hypervisor on the host machine and start
spinning up virtual machines. However I noticed i got some updates on the Hyper-V-Server 2016 the other day and not all of them wanted to install ... I believe some of the updates were for Windows so it went int... Read more

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For a little while now, I have been working on scripting programs. I joined this forum with a question about a partition program I was working on. Then I added windows setup, added WIM Boot, and added windows features to it, all while using WinPE..

Then I started using WinRE instead of WinPE.. What I have figured out is that I can use WinRE to partition my hard drive,
install a clean version of windows, install system drivers and write a recovery image partition.. Within a short period of time..

I would like to share my project with all of you.. It works very much in line with Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media.. I just scripted a few programs to help create that media, with a little help from Microsoft TechNet and this forum..

Your Questions, Comments or Suggestions are Welcome..


A:Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

Thanks for sharing. It may be a while before I look at it or do anything with it. I'll down load the files now though, before this thread disappears off of the page out of site.
I'm not an IT guy so it will be something to play around with in my spare time.

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Acronis have just released add-on for Home True Image named Plus Pack which includes enterprise features - well, yes, it costs money, but as for me - the universal restore worth it! What is in Plus Pack:-Restore to Dissimilar Hardware - allows to restore your data regardless of hardware-Dynamic Disk Support - backup ad restore dynamic volumes-WinPE Support - integrates latest MS drivers, apps & plugins on your bootable mediaHere is the link to the addon - Plus PackAnd its data sheet

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Hi, I built a new PC running 8.1, GPT, UEFI secure boot mode, everything. I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start migrating my data to it, but before I do that, I need to get some backup software that offers me the option to boot from a recovery CD and restore from an image file backup stored elsewhere. Until I've wiped this install & restored successfully, I don't consider it a usable machine. I already have this setup working on my Win7, but for some reason that software is not working with 8.1.

So I'm looking around for something new, and I'm on a trial of Paragon Backup and Recovery Home 12. It says I can create a WinPE disk (and I must use this, since I'm using Intel firmware-based RAID) that will allow me to do a bare-metal restore. The help takes me to a link on their website for something called the "Paragon Boot Media Builder." And there's documentation on it, but I can't find out how to download it. If I Google downloading that, a bunch of pirate websites show up & not much else.

Is their help & website outdated, is there another of their products that I must buy to get this?? Very unclear.

Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm not really not interested in purchasing anything until I've verified it is solid & will work in the manner I described above. I don't trust untested backups.

A:bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode

Paragon 12 has no support for Windows 8.1.
Paragon update to 14
Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional - Overview

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just ran a Veeam bare metal retstore to a new hard drive.   realtek wifi adapter shows properly installed, but no connections are available.  network trouble shooter says wifi adapter failed. replacing orignal drive results in a perfectly working wifi connection.Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC    2023.30.301.2016  toshiba satelite

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I am looking for a Win 7 backup and restore program that can do the ff.

1. Do an image backup which can be used for a recovery (in case the system won't load or some program won't run) or a bare-metal install (if the HD has to be replaced or reformatted);

2. Do a scheduled incremental file backup based on what was added or changed since the image backup or the previous incremental backup; in addition to the bare-metal install from the image backup, all incremental file backups can be restored, bringing the system back to the state from the last incremental backup;

3. If the backup disk is filled to a certain percentage (say, 80 pct), then the image backup is deleted and a new one is made. If the new image backup is successful, then all incremental backups are deleted. New incremental backups will be based on the new image backup.

4. One also has the option to schedule both the image backup (e.g., every month, every six months, every year, etc.) and the incremental backups (e.g., daily, weekly, etc.).

A free program that can use a network drive as a backup is preferable.

A:Backup Program with Bare-Metal Install and Incremental Features

Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

We have tutorials on its use.

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Hi All,

The story so far:
2008 server was hit by rootkit virus. Machine was taken to doctor for data recovery. (Raid 5 data set, we had low % hope of recovery) New hardware and Server 2012 replaced old server.

So far, so good.

Now we want to use the old machine as a workstation.
Raid 5 was reformatted as Raid 0. Two volumes on 4 disks.
When we go to boot from a Win 7 Ultimate x64 DVD, we get the "reboot and select proper etc.."

I seems that the IDE DVD drive is not being identified at boot. I have tried the predictable changes to boot order, but have not disconnected anything. We did try attaching a SATA DVD drive, but that was also not identified during the boot sequence.

I don't know that the Rootkit didn't affect the bios...not educated enough to know if that is possible.
At this point this has become a 'hobby level' problem, but I still want to find resolution.

Asus P5Q Turbo, 4 Seagate drives on Raid 0, IDE dvd drive, 3" IDE floppy (unplugged, either/or with DVD drive)

And there I am....

A:Bare metal install 'reboot and select proper boot device...'

Why are you using dated RAID technology, which Win7 doesn't like and we see nothing be problems with? It confers no performance advantage and if you lose one drive you almost always lose all the data. So the only time it makes any sense is if working with huge files like full length movie editing and there are now drives big enough to handle those too.

Pick your fastest drive and follow the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I wanted to install a new graphics card in an older ThinkCenter M73 that I have with an i5-4670, but the metal drive bay seems to be blocking the addition of a full sized GPU card. I can't seem to find a way to fit it in there, and it doesn't seem to lift up. I found this article: https://support.lenovo.com/gt/en/solutions/pd029060 But I think this is a newer version of the M73. In a video I watched (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZV0Fdxqxvg&t=326s) with what appears to be the same model, the user had to cut open a panel with pliers. Is there any way to open this bay up in the older M73 models without me having to cut it open?

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On this test computer i have 2 hardrives. One has windows 7 and the other hardrives has vista. What i did was partition the vista hardrive so i could put the windows 8 preview on it. It went ok with the Installation.

So when i started this box up this morning it gave me 3 options to click on

Windows 8 preview
Windows 7
Windows vista ok so far.

So i clicked on windows 7 but i had to do a system restore on it. My ??? is why would this have happen since its on its own hardrive. The system restore went ok though.

A:Installation???Windows 8 Preview.

Hello Alphadog,

Do you mean a Startup Repair instead?

If so, the boot entry for Windows 7 got messed up somehow on the boot partition, and the startup repair fixed it.

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I am thinking of buying the new windows 8 pro but one thing is bothering me. I have being reading about it and it appears to need an previews installation, so you actually need to make two installations to have an OS running now. In addition to that appears to be needed an previews activated windows, so if you will buy a PC and install the windows 8 you will need to also have an non OEM windows installed.
Is that right?

Thank you!

A:Windows 8 - Versions - Need an preview installation?


I have no idea what "an previews installation" is.

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I've searched all over and couldn't find any information on the topic.

With Windows 7, I have the following setup. The C drive is a 128gb SSD, which has Windows installed to it. The D drive is a typical HDD which has the Users folder.

I set up this arrangement by following installation instructions that involved using the Autounnattend.xml and the OOBE mode during the install. If you are familiar with this set up, it involved using the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<cpifflineImage cpi:source="catalog://server/wim/pro x86/install_windows 7 professional.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />

My questions are:

Does Windows 8 benefit from something like this?

Is it possible to have the majority of my writes go the HDD instead of my SSD?

Should I just install Windows 8 to t... Read more

A:Windows 8 Consumer Preview, SSD + HDD Installation

You did not say what ssd you have bud.

There is really no need to move anything to the D drive imho. You will not wear out the ssd drive. W8 also has drive optimizer, which can be put on a regular schedule.

When running it, it says trimming the drive, so force trim any time you want it.

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Hello, i had bought the XPS 15 laptop approximately 5 months ago from philippines and right now i am in india. When i am charging the laptop i get electic shock when i touch the metal parts of the laptop.
But recently i discovered when the laptop is charging i get current from other parts of the house as well such as metallic bathroom taps and metal grill of my house.
I tested it using tester so its not some assumption but real current.
So please provide some guidance on why is this happening and why is the current flowing in different parts of my house when laptop is charging.

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Hi there, I wanted to change my T440pīs stock harddisk to SSD. When I deinstalled the old harddisk, I found it wrapped in some kind of soft aluminium foil downside at the driveīs electronic. Question: can I just throw it away, since the SSD (Kingston A400) is completely in a metal box? I think it may have something to do with static protection or EMI-protection and I am not sure if there could be undwanted effects without the foil. It seems that the bottom-cover of the thinkpad has contact to that foil when closed. On the other side it maybe could have bad effects on the SSDīs heat management...? You can exactly see what I mean here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlGdSnAJHbY or on my picture!  Thanks a lot for help!!! Milan 

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I had problems during the installation with these files:

Because they have been downloaded badly and I can not go forward with the installation. Those who have succeeded to install "Windows 8 Release Preview x64 English Version", could pass them to me please?
they are in the folder "Sources" of "Windows 8 Release Preview x64 English Version" iso file.

A:Installation issues in Windows 8 Release Preview x64

Why not just download the ISO again and burn a new disk?

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I have tried everything to install Windows 8 Release Preview onto my PC and it freezes at the end when it boots up on the last stage, and stays there.

I have tried to full format my HDD and nearly everything to try install it, still nothing working.
Im not 100% sure but could it be the PC it-self? Windows 7 also refuses to install, XP is the only one that works for me.

I have tried using only 2 sticks of RAM, using one HDD.

I really dont want to be stuck on XP, I heard that Windows 8 was coming out October 26 for $40 upgrade so im not sure if that will work even!

Please respond.

A:Windows 8 Release Preview Installation Problems!

To help you rule out the problem please fill your exact system specs on the lower left of your post. Or you can fill it thru your user CP.


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I have a Sony Vaio E Laptop Series: VPCEB46FG (i5+4GB RAM+500GB HD). I have genuine Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it when i bought it.
I have downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview .iso file and made a DVD out of it.
When i boot the windows for installation from the dvd and start installing Windows 8 the installations gets stuck on 'Expanding Windows files(1%)' step. I have waited till hours but it doesn't move further.
I've done this by installing a it to another drive. I've also tried installing from the setup in DVD after inserting the disk in win 7 but there also it gets stuck on 30% completion and doesn't move further.
Please help me out installing Windows 8 on my laptop. What should i do now?

A:Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation problem on Sony Vaio VPCEB46FG

Ehhhh, there are many ways, but the simplest way to guarantee success is to boot to USB stick to install. Once the computer reboots the first time, and while it is rebooting, just remove the USB stick from the machine.


Or, if you are feeling adventurous, this method definitely works well as I have successfully applied it myself:

How did you setup your Win 8 install?

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I've got a really strange problem.. My computer will randomly shut off or not turn on sometimes. Once it "short circuits" it won't turn on again for a while - sometimes an hour, sometimes all day. At first I thought it was overheating, but when I was messing around with it, I found that if I unplug the HDMI cable after it shuts off, and sometimes just touch the metal of the HDMI cable to the metal mount (not the actual port) of the HDMI port it will turn back on, but not all the way. The fans will start going, but if I then plug the HDMI cable back in, it doesn't show anything on my monitor.

Can anyone explain this strange behavior?

A:Metal on Metal Short Circuits?

Firstly did you bench test everything before installing into the case?

Are the standoffs in the correct place on the case and are you sure that no extra standoffs are under the motherboard causing it to short to the case?

Something is obviously shorting I would disassemble the machine and reassemble it paying attention to where you install the standoffs and for foreign objects that may have fallen behind the mobo. might be worth bench testing it first to figure out if anything in particular is causing the problem.

Your psu should grounds the case and motherboard so you want to ensure that your wall socket isn't damaged and has a working ground.

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are pleased to release Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803 to Windows Server Insiders. Also available is the Insider preview package of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher.

Available Content
Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803
Remote Server Administration Tools Build 17108
What?s New in RSAT
This preview build of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) can be installed on Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher.

FIXED: DNS server tools are now correctly installed as part of the RSAT package.
FIXED: Shielding data files and template disks can now be created by their respective wizards in the RSAT package.
KNOWN ISSUE: The x86 RSAT package may fail during installation on Windows 10 builds older than 17110, and on builds other than the 171xx series.

What?s New in Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803

Release Summary
In this iteration, we resolved 430 bugs, as well as the following feature improvements ?

Access Control
Major new functionality in this release ? we have added Azure Active Directory (AAD) based access control. Using AAD identities, you can configure conditional access policies that require Multi-Factor authentication, device compliance, and more. You can find instructions to configure this in the Azure Active Directory section of the Gateway access documentation.

Known issue with AAD authentication: If you are using a self-signed certificate, AAD ... Read more

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Dear forum readers,

I have a problem when trying to install:

Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)

When using the DVD tool from Microsoft as explained in one of the tutorials in this forum,
I receive the following error message:

The disc does not have sufficient free space.

I use a 4.7GB DVD disc, and the size of the Windows 8 Developer Preview with tools English, 64-bit (x64) iso file
size is: 4.83 GB.

Of-course this is the source of my problem, and i need a way to fix it.

What i am doing currently, is downloading the Windows 8 Developer Preview without tools.

I have read some solutions, but they did not offer what i am looking for.

I need a way to install the complete version with developer tools, including:

64-bit Windows 8 Developer Preview
Windows SDK for Metro style apps
Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows 8 Developer Preview
Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app

I only have a normal DVD drive, no USB stick of the required size, but I have a second hard-disk with sufficient space.
AND I have an external USB hard-disk with sufficient space.

Tried to install from local hard-disk in Windows 7 by using the setup.exe in the sources directory, gives me the following error:
To install Windows, make sure that the partition on your bootdisk has at least 1243 Megabytes (MB) of free space.
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A:Installation Windows 8 Developer Preview Developer DVD

Originally Posted by zx81

Tried to install from local hard-disk in Windows 7 by using the setup.exe in the sources directory, gives me the following error:
To install Windows, make sure that the partition on your bootdisk has at least 1243 Megabytes (MB) of free space.
Error code 0x80070490

I think i will buy a USB stick with enough capacity, but if someone has a quick fix, it would be very welcome!

Best regards,


Don't make that USB purchase yet.

Can you screen shot your disk management and we'll try and sust it out for you.

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Is it possible to strip windows 8 down to pretty much just command line / bare minimum.

I want to buy a machine to use for rendering with 3ds max however windows is bloated compared to something like ubuntu (I would use ubuntu but max is not supported) . How can i do this?

Thanks in Advance.

A:Strip windows 8 bare like ubuntu

You can uninstall modern apps & things in programs and features, also some of windows feature too. Also services you won't need you can turn off(but better and recommended is set to manual). If you mean ripping them out, the answer is no, because EVERYTING is interwoven in Windows and not compartmentalized like Linux.

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What I have is a 160 GB hard drive using Vista that will not start. (I received the message that the resistry is corrupt.)

What I want is to put in a new 1 TB hard drive as the master, purchase Windows 8 and load it on the new HD.

I read "Clean Install - Windows 8". Several question have come to mind.

-----------NEEDED ----------------------------------------------I HAVE--------------------
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster -----------------------Celeron D 360 - Up to 3.46 GHz
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) ---------------2 GB
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) ------------1 TB
Graphics card: MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device or higher----Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 950

Will my present graphics card be good enough for "8"?

2. If this works, will I be able to hook up the old HD as the slave and then retrieve my old files to be saved on the new HD?

3. Since I want my own copy of "8", (retail) where can I buy one and how much? All I've seen are upgrades.

4. Sometime in the near future, I'd like to get a bigger, better, badder motherboard, graphics card & processor, will I still be able to use this copy of Windows 8? (want to do some video editing)

5. Do I need to get the "System Builder? version since this won?... Read more

A:Windows on a bare Hard Drive

Hello Jimmie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

According to the specs of your Intel GMA 950 below, it does barely meet the minimum requirements. I don't see a Windows 8 driver available for it, but maybe Windows 8 will install a generic driver for it if all else fails.

Intel? Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Overview

Since you own Vista and will be retiring it, you do qualify for an upgrade copy of Windows 8. You could use the tutorial below for how to do a clean install with an upgrade copy of Window 8. You can purchase a retail (upgrade) Windows 8 at any retail store or online. You do not need to buy a "System Builder" copy.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

Yes, if you like, you could connect your old 160 GB HDD afterwards, copy back what you want, format it, and use it how you like.

Hope this helps,

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I don't know what caused three errors after using the "normal" VS Studio 15 Preview installer (as show in the screenshot). I also attached the installation log. I already have Visual Studio 2015 ( VS Studio 14) installed and I think that may have contributed to it. I was able to use the application, but I think these errors limit some functionality in terms of what I'm able to do in the preview.

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Here is what I try to do to install Windows:
Copying Windows Files
Expanding Windows Files
Installing Features
Installing Updates
Finishing installation
Total Percentage




1: Run "D:\sources\setup.exe" via Windows 7
2: Run "D:\setup.exe" or "D:\sources\installprep.exe" via Windows 7
3: Run "D:\sources\setup.exe" via BIOS

Any idea on how to fix this?

Microsoft Windows Developer Preview 6.2.8102 (I think)

A:Developer Preview installation freezes

How does your disk look when you try to install. Post a snip of Disk Management. Maybe we can determine the cause of your problems.

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Can this be installed on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3, or does it require Server 2012 R2?
thank you,


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I have trouble with a particular position with the display windows,
When I'm putting the mouse over the thumbnail window I see it correctly but the original windows is "transparent" I don't see the information to say that I do not see its contents as I have not clicked on the thumbnail, on other items just drag the pointer over the thumbnail for the full window visible.

I hope I have made ​​clear, if anyone can help me?


Already search in registry with no help,

A:Cannot the windows preview if I don't click on the preview thumbnail

Hello and welcome GUI mate is this a recent phenomena? and any chance of a screen shot if you know how to use snip then that would be good if not How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums it says Vista but it applies to 7 and I keep the icon on my taskbar for quick use > Start > type snip and then > right click on the small window Snipping tool > pin to taskbar.

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Can any body explain me how to insall MATLAB 2007 in window 8 release Preview?

When I install it on my laptop then setup runs only to that window where it demands for Name, Organisation, PLP.
I have an valid PLP(licence) yet when i click on Next it show no respond for further process.
Please help me.

A:MATLAB Installation For window 8 Release Preview

Hi and welcome to TSF you might try this
installing the application in compatibility mode.
1) When you install the application, right-click (or press and hold) it, and select Troubleshoot Compatibility.

2) Click Try Recommended Settings, and in the next window, click Start the Program.

3) After it installs, see if it works correctly.

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I have XP home and just latly I have been having problems with it.
At first I had trouble connecting to the net but thats seems to be ok now, but I cant get windows update XML Core Service 4.0 service pack 2 to install it keeps going through the process then tells me it's installed but the yellow install sheild will show up again and it's the same programe trying to install, this has been going on for weeks now.
Also I can't delete a folder in my favorites everytime I click delete I get told IE encountered a problem and needs to close.
I have Bitdefender total security 2009 and spybot search and destroy and they come up clean.
Any ideas?

A:XP gone loopy

Hi iron mumHave a look at this article, it may solve your problem.http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet...ces-40-ser.aspx

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Installing using DVD media from an iso image downloaded from Technet. Tried installing on a spare partition and it goes through OK but ends at a permanent black screen...at which I waited some 30 minutes and it never cleared. It would appear that it can't load the graphics driver, assuming it found one, in regular mode. If I try to boot into Safe Mode I get the choices screen but it then says can't do it until installation is complete....which wont complete anyway. So I'm stuck.

Very weird.

A:Win 8 Release Preview Installation Never Completes - Black Screen

I trying to install win8x64 from pendrive to clean 64gb samsung 830 ssd in ahci mode. Boot from pendrive ---> 'Windows' on the screen and don't happen anything.
Windows 7 install same mode is everything ok!

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I've installed Win8 from ISO file, the problem is I didn't mount this image or burn on DVD but simply unpacked with 7zip. The result - win8 is installed on my primary Win7 partition (C:\) and my Win7 folders are moved to Windows.old folder. Is there any way to restore the Win7 ?
I found some instruction about Vista on How to restore a computer to a previous Windows installation after you install Windows Vista but in Win7 there are more folders saved and the bootsector has probably different name.
Could anyone please help me with that ?

Best regards,

A:How to restore Win7 after installation of Win8 Cust Preview

Hello Lbajon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

First, be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe. Next, you might see if you may be able to use the tutorial below to restore Windows 7 from the Windows.old folder. Just be sure to follow it exactly as is, and select the correct options for Windows 7 .

Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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Article here with links.

-- Tom

A:Software Tool Strips Windows Vista To Bare Bones

Would be nice if you could use it after the installation. Certainly don't want to have to reinstall everything from scratch to save disk space. But at least it is something.

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Recently I dropped my Acer Aspire 1420-2039 notebook damaging the hard drive.

I ordered a new WD Blue WD2500BEVT.

Unfortunately the week before I dropped my computer, I installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

So I downloaded an .iso file of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, (What was originally installed on the computer when purchased) and downloaded the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool to re-install the OS using a USB Flash Drive since my computer does not have an optical disk.

When I get to the install screen, Windows will not let me select the hard drive with error 0x80300001 "Windows is unable to install to the selected location."

Usually other forums suggest selecting the proper drivers for the drive, however WD does not have drivers available for download saying it uses windows' default drivers.

If I create a new partition, say 20gb's, and then format it and attempt to install on it, I get an error saying "Setup was unable to create a system partition" and thus unable to advance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Installing Windows on Bare Hard Drive error 0x80300001

Assuming this is a standard sata HDD-
If you don't want the system reserved partition then you could try formatting the drive with one full partition. If you delete the partition causing the drive partition to be unallocated Windows should create the default 100MB system reserved partition.

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it's really screwed up, i mean it, when i turn it on it usually either boots up normally in safe mode or boot up and say the welcome screen and then it will say that "windows explorer has stopped working, would you like to close the program, restart the program, or check for a solution online?" (and no its just windows explorer no "internet" in there), or it will just turn off again. I've tried system restore and that got rid of the blank screen and some cookies, and now the other 2 remain

PS i have scanned with ad-aware, avast, and norton and they all register several hundred cookies.
my computer equals duuur i dont like turning on duuuuuuuur

A:computer being loopy

Hi, i am moving this to the Am I Infected section so we can look at some scans,if possible.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will b... Read more

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For some reason, my XP computer has taken to doing SEARCHES in a never ending loop. If I search and get 50 results, it will start over and display them again and AGAIN... AND A G A I N !!! It won't stop till I shut the window.

It is driving me nuts - not to mention the fact that if I am looking down a long list for a particular file, I have to now be cognizant of where the list actually ends and RE-begins so that I don't look through five pages results that is really only one page long !

Any suggestions as to WHY and what I can do about it?

- Castleheart

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This thing just keeps going on and on boot loop boot loop. It would be so easy to just shash it to pieces on the back steps.soooo easy!

A:Solved: Loopy

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Right now I am running in safe mode because that is the only way I could log on to the internet or log on to my computer, period. If I try to run it out of safe mode my computer struggles to boot up, flickering the windows page and then going blank as if it were looping. I don't hardly know how else to describe this but I would greatly appreciate any help.


I'm running Windows Xp home edition on a dell 4600 dimension

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Good evening everyone,

I am trying to cut and paste a cell move it two columns to the left using the following - I can see where I'm going wrong but don't know enough to correct it - can somebody help please?

ActiveCell.Value = "red"
Application.Goto Reference:="R1C1"
Do Until ActiveCell.Value = "red"
If Cells.Find(What:="BLUE", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt _
:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:= _
False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate Then
ActiveCell.Offset(0, -2).Select (I THINK IT'S THIS BIT!!)
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
End If


Many thanks as ever


A:Loop making me loopy

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