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Failed Windows 10 setup on refurbished computer

Q: Failed Windows 10 setup on refurbished computer

Hi, I turned on my refurbished computer and the power got cut off before I could finish setting up as per the instructions that were sent with it. Now it is stuck on a screen that says the account is disabled, contact your administrator. There is only an OK button and it does nothing. There is NO power button so I can't do shift+restart, window button + R doesn't do anything and I've tried everything to start in safe mode to no avail.... Please help!

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Preferred Solution: Failed Windows 10 setup on refurbished computer

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I bought a refurbished windows 7 computer and after the set up i went on internet explorer to download a better browser and then a coloured screen appeared so i had to hold in the power button and start it up again and then it did it again please help urgent.
 

A:Refurbished windows 7 computer

We are going to need more info. what is the make/model of the pc and what version of 7 is on there? Where did you purchase it from? What did the error state?
 

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Hello,
 
I am trying to fix a computer for a friend that was dug out of storage and the password forgotten.  After I couldn't reset the password or otherwise gain access to it, I decided to reformat and install the OS fresh.  Upon installation, the product key on the side of the computer is invalid.  There are two CoAs on the computer, one, seemingly the original, that is marked DO NOT USE, and another that is marked refurbished.  I tried the serial on the refurbished sticker first, but neither one works.
 
I read somehwere in the endless sea of nonsense about such an issue, and one theory was stated as Microsoft 'negated' the refurbished product keys for some reason or another.  The thread was so old that the link provided as proof didn't work anymore.
 
Anyone have any idea what's going on here?  I believe I may have bricked this apparatus.

A:Windows XP Pro refurbished computer activation

Hello, and Welcome
 
You need to activate by phone. If that does not work you can call this number (U.S. only) and keep trying until you get a live person. Explain the problem and the two COA stickers.
 
Win (888) 571-2048

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Hi I'm new to the forums and I'm having a problem installing Windows 8. I downloaded the Win8 assist and proceeded through the steps and purchasing a copy of Win8 Pro. Now it led me through to a long download where it took at first 11 hours but I switched Ethernet cable in where it momentarily paused before continuing at 1 min download. Then asked for a reset so I did. When coming back no sign of win 8 assist. Now whenever i click on Win 8 setup it says:

Setup is unable to launch Install.exe

The system cannot find the file specified.
[Errorr = 0x80070002]

Has the download been corrupted to the internet change? If so any idea how I can uninstall the original donwload files and do it again?

Many thanks in advanced for any advice

A:Windows 8 Failed Setup

Welcome to EightForums

I woulkld try redownloading:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...edownload.html

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I am typing on my phone so hopefully you know my situation just by that!

I had just replaced my hard drive from my sony vpccw29gx. It was corrupt. I bought a different brand hard druve, but same rpm.

I ordered the recovery disks from sony. I installed the disks, but after the windows 7 installed, it restarted, then when it booted, it sais "starting services", then said windows could not install on my hardware.

I calldd sony back, and they sent me ANOTHER set that were supposedly the right ones. I went through the process and yet again, the error came up.

PLEASE HELP!!!!

A:Windows setup failed to configure on your hardware??!!

Try running the Sony Hardware Diagostics tool.

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

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Sorry for hijacking your thread, I'm actually have the same problem too.

Reinstalling Windows XP and problems accessing Laptop HDD to backup files

I have been using the command below to install XP onto another HDD for my Targa as a upgrade/replacement. I have been using the Targa laptop long with the new HDD plugged inside an enclosure to do the installation as I know that it couldn't be done on different computers due to different hardware and drivers.

E:\I386\winnt32.exe /syspart:D: /tempdrive:D: /makelocalsource /noreboot

where E is my external DVD drive (main CD drive not working) and D is the new HDD plugged in the enclosure

I think it was on the "preparing installation stage" and it said it will take 60mins. After copying all installations files to the enclosure, I think the /makelocalsource commands makes it do that. After it finishes copying the files the install window just closes and I was left with all the files it copied to the HDD on the enclosure. I pretty sure the window shouldn't do that and just to make sure I took out the 160GB HDD from the enclosure and replaced it witht the current HDD into the HDD bay of the targa and as I expected it didn't work.

The 160GB was formatted in NTFS beforehand (Quick format)so I didn't tell setup to format it again too but I wasn't too sure of the file allocation size so left as default. I just tried making another partition on the replacement HDD too with 800MB as FAT32 but after entering the comma... Read more

A:Windows XP home Edition Setup Failed

Quote:





Originally Posted by XRaz0rX


I have been trying to install Windows XP onto a Acer 1642 Laptop for a while know and there has always been errors when copying files i will go into depth now the laptops history.

In the past this laptop failed to reformat the harddrive no matter what condition the harddrive is in so i came to the conclusion there was a problem with the northbridge chipset as after doing memory test's and reseting the bios still no errors with showing in the components.

I have tried to go around this by purchasing a 2.5 inch IDE laptop caddie and removed the orginal hard drive and plug it via usb so i could possibly install xp on the laptop with a removable drive instead.
I have tried multiple discs and multiple versions of xp with the SP3 failing at 33% with the error of unable to copy the file spnike.dll and on SP1 failing to copy lprmonui.dll at 29% on the install.

If anyone could sheld some light on this laptop and what could fix it be much appriecated :D
I think that maybe the laptops CD drive could be faulty, i have experience with computers and laptop hardware and software repairs and studing computer networking so i am not a noob and are abit stuck, thank you for your help :P




Sounds to me like you need a new hard drive first and foremost. There are really 4 reasons for install failure being hard drive, memory, cd disk or cd drive but this sounds like the hard drive to me.

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Houston, I have a problem. It started yesterday when attempting to log on to a user account, McAffee states that it detected a virus and recommends a scan. I click 'ok' once or twice and the following message appears: application failed to initialize (0xc0000005).

After reading through some of your posted solutions, I had to C-A-D to get task manager up so I could run Microsoft Anti-Spyware. It detected one and I removed it. I then started a McAffee scan and it found another one (maybe more, but I fell asleep waiting for it to finish). When I logged back in, McAffee was saying the same thing, I C-A-D and a c:\ window appears saying c:\WINDOWS\temp\setup.exe

It has been like this for 45+ minutes. I can attempt to shut it down, and it asks if you're sure (which I am not) so I cancelled out to let it run. The cursor inside the c:\ box appears to be moving around every 30 to 90 seconds. . . leading me to believe that it is doing something.

When I fire McAffee backup, I cannot find the one file it found before I fell asleep (not in quarentine anyway).

Any recommendations?

A:Windows Xp Application Failed To Initialize (0xc0000005); Then C:\windows\temp\setup.exe Running Forever

PS Earlier this week I had to install NAV fixabwiz to rid my self of a trojan virus. After running following its instructions to disable windows auto-restore and running it, the laptop did behave okay for a day or two.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:54:52 PM, on 4/1/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&t...ilion&pf=laptopR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&t...ilion&pf=laptopO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: McBrwHelper Class - {227B8AA8-DAF2-4892-BD1D-73F568BCB24E} - c:\program files\mcafee.com\mps\mcbrhlpr.dllO2 - BHO: McAfee PopupKiller - {3EC8255F-E043-4cae-8B3B-B191550C2A22} - c:\program files\mcafee.com\mps\popupkiller.dllO2 - BHO: McAfee AntiPhishing Filter - {41D68ED8-4CFF-4115-88A6-6EBB8AF19000} - c:\program files\mcafee\spamkiller\mcapfbho.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files�... Read more

A:Windows Xp Application Failed To Initialize (0xc0000005); Then C:\windows\temp\setup.exe Running Forever, Window...

I should be more descriptive. Last week I had to install NAV's FixABWiz because the laptop was sending out 100's of emails. Now I believe I have AlfaCleaner issue, teslaplus.com issue and updating windows with security update KB905915 failed. Using windows restore failed as well. Along with the fail to initialize as stated in the topic. Any and all help would be appreciated.
- chenue

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During the setup of vista beta 2, right after i enter the product key ,i got this message "setup failed to open the windows image file" = i reburned the image onto a dvd+r at the slowest speed, still same message, after which the setup quits, any ideas?

A:"setup Failed To Open The Windows Image File"

No idea why, but I had the same problem last night... So I reburned and expect to get the same problem with the new DVD-R. Wierd... Very weird... I can open the contents of the DVD in windows explorer once I've logged into WinXP and I can see all the files and folders but for some reason after I input my reg key it tells me that the image file is not being opened... No reason why.

Anyone know what we're doing wrong? Maybe using the wrong software to burn our copies? Or the right software but the wrong settings?

Please advise.

Modulus

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Hi all!I have a problem with my lenovo ideapad 100-14iby.I try setup windows 7 Ultimate from USB drive.Prepare:- update bios (to cccn19ww v2.05 from 20-JAN-2016)- Use usb 2.0 port (black)Settings in BIOS- boot mode - legacy support- boot priority - legacy first- USB boot - enabled- OS Optimized - DisabledI wanted to install the Windows 7 but everytime the " loading files " i get a bsod with the message " The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant Stop 0x000000A5 "I tried all kind of different settings through the bios, changed from UEFI boot to Legacy / disabled secure boot / I set the ACHI to compatible / use 2 different flash cards / but the end result is the same.What is the problem and is there a fix for it?

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Hi All,I am having some problems with Windows 7 sysprep. It encountered a error during sysprep when "Setup is applying system settings"Error message - Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup].I use sysprep /generalize /oobe /quit /unattend:sysprep.xml command and following is my sysprep.xml file:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

- <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">


- <settings pass="specialize">


- <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">


- <Display>


  <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>


  <DPI>100</DPI>


  <HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>


  <RefreshRate>75</RefreshRate>


  <VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>

  </Display>



  <BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled>false</BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled>


  <ComputerName>computername</Compu... Read more

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I have been trying to install Windows XP onto a Acer 1642 Laptop for a while know and there has always been errors when copying files i will go into depth now the laptops history.

In the past this laptop failed to reformat the harddrive no matter what condition the harddrive is in so i came to the conclusion there was a problem with the northbridge chipset as after doing memory test's and reseting the bios still no errors with showing in the components.

I have tried to go around this by purchasing a 2.5 inch IDE laptop caddie and removed the orginal hard drive and plug it via usb so i could possibly install xp on the laptop with a removable drive instead.
I have tried multiple discs and multiple versions of xp with the SP3 failing at 33% with the error of unable to copy the file spnike.dll and on SP1 failing to copy lprmonui.dll at 29% on the install.

If anyone could sheld some light on this laptop and what could fix it be much appriecated :D
I think that maybe the laptops CD drive could be faulty, i have experience with computers and laptop hardware and software repairs and studing computer networking so i am not a noob and are abit stuck, thank you for your help :P

A:Windows XP home Edition Setup Failed to install

Quote:





Originally Posted by XRaz0rX


I think that maybe the laptops CD drive could be faulty...




I think you could be right.

One way to determine whether or not the CD drive is at fault is to try burning a Linux distribution, such as Ubuntu, on to a disc and install it.

If it fails to install via the CD, try installing it again from a USB pen.
Instructions on how to put Linux on to a USB pen can be found here:
Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

If it successfully installs from the USB pen then your CD drive is faulty and you will need to replace it if you want to install Windows XP.
If not then your CD drive is probably fine and something else is at fault.

Note: Apparently there is a way to get Windows XP to install from a USB pen but I haven't tried this myself and most online guides look pretty complicated. Unless your up to the challenge I would stick to testing Linux from USB which is a lot simpler.

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A friend of mine brought me her laptop because it would not boot into Windows.

I tried resetting the bios to default and changed it to boot from the disk.

When trying to run Windows repair from the disk it just hangs on the blue splash screen.
When trying to run Windows install it gets stuck on "Setup is starting".

I have waited for about 30 minutes or more in both cases just in case it was just taking a really long time but the laptop showed no

activity. I have tried several times and gotten the same results.

I ran Puppy Linux from a live CD and was able to access the hard drive to back up the user folder so the hard drive is readable. I ran

ntfsfix and it was processed successfully but it didn't actually fix anything.

So I booted from the Windows disk again and used shift-F10 to get the command prompt, then ran diskpart, but I never got the command prompt. It just shows

X:\Sources>diskpart

Microsoft Diskpart version 6.1.7601
Copyright <C> 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: MINWINPC

But the DISKPART> prompt never shows up, just a blinking cursor.

I tried chkdsk C: and get "The type of the file system is NTFS." and nothing but a blinking cursor below it.

Anyway any info or ideas of where I can go from here would be appreciated.

A:Failed to boot Windows 7. PC hangs on repair/setup from CD.

Hello and welcome Mormy mate try this for starters Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 instructions are there.

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I followed the steps to install microsoft ATA. Unfortunately, im at stage where i downloaded ATA Gateway setup and extract the zip and ran as in administrative mode. I comes with error " Windows KB2919355 update is missing".



However i tried to install the KB2919355 (windows8.1-kb2919355-x64 707363KB), it comes up with error windows update standalone installer " the update is not applicable to your computer". I cannot seems to figure out the problem here.



Could anyone help please?

OS: windows server 2012 r2 stdType: VM x64-bitATA center was setup was seccessfully without any error. it has .NetFramework 2.0 & 3.5 installed as well.

Vinnie Grack IT Administrator/consultant, London,UK

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Dear All,
          I am trying to install windows server 2008 r2 and facing the below issue .Can any  one help me how can I solve this.


Thanks, Quality Communication Provides Quality Work. http://siddiq-sharepoint2010.blogspot.in/ Siddiqali Mohammad .

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Dear All,
          I am trying to install windows server 2008 r2 and facing the below issue .Can any  one help me how can I solve this.


Thanks, Quality Communication Provides Quality Work. http://siddiq-sharepoint2010.blogspot.in/ Siddiqali Mohammad .

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Opinions please. I have the chance to purchase a refurbished Dell OptiPlex computer. It has: Intel P4, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB DDR RAM, 160HD 7200 RPM, Pioneer 18xDVD +R DVD RW dual layer, ATi Radeon 9550 AGP 256 MB DDR w/VGA, DVI, TV out. It comes with an 18" Dell Ultra Sharp flat panel LCD monitor, Harmon Kardon speakers, Windows XP PRO w/SP2, Windows Office XP PRO. 5 PCI slots, 8USB ports (2 frt and 4 rear), 2 serial ports, 1 parallel printer port, key board and mouse. Seller claims it is upgradeable to Windows Vista. All for $720.00. Question, I am an average user not into business computing just small time gaming and home style browsing. Is this a buy or is it a better choice to purchase a new Dell home PC and probably pay more. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Refurbished Computer

Do NOT buy that computer. Its not that great of a computer expecially an optiplex with a P4 2.4. the 18" monitor is nice as well. But you can get a new dell with a 19" flat screen for like 699 and it comes with a warranty.

If you are looking to play some games, do not use Windows Vista. I have experienced this myself and it sucks for gaming. There are barely any updates and drivers for it yet. I reinstalled my XP for the time being. And for like 50$ you can get an OK video card off of www.newegg.com that will be better than that 9550 whichs sucks anyways.

With this Dell right here, it would beat the crap out of that used computer you were looking at.

It comes with;
19" Flatscreen Monitor
Pentium D Processor (Dual Core @ 2.8Ghz Which is basically 2.8 x 2 = 5.6Ghz)
1GB Dual Channel Ram DDR2 667Mhz
250GB SATA HDD (7200 RPM)
48X CD-RW/ DVD Combo Drive
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Windows Vista Premium

Yes this computer only comes with 1GB of ram, but that is enough if you dont plan on doing any serious gaming. ANd As for Vista, call them up and tell them you want XP and not Vista, but if you really want Vista go for it.

You can mess around with that Dell setup and customize it a little to even make it cheaper or a little bit more to have some nice components.

VGA card - I would be willing to bet that is does not have PCIe x 16. More than likely it has an AGP slot and a PCI x1 slot. Go with an AGP sl... Read more

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Is there a reason why there would not be a clean service tag number assigned to a certified refurbished computer?  According to tech support, I get a service tag not supported message on My Dell Downloads because of that.

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I fried my motherboard today. See other post to discuss that thread.

Right now, I'm asking about the pros and cons of buying a refurbished computer so I could stick with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, rather than buying a new unit with either Win 8 or 10.

I'm not a techie at all. I really do need plug and play (or is it plug and pray), so I can just take it out of the box and make it go like it's supposed to, without worrying about how long it'll last!

My very first laptop, years ago, was a refurbished Compaq. It worked ok but never quite like I thought it should have. So, once burned, twice remembered keeps popping up in my mind.

I think it's a question of how strongly I insist on sticking with Win 7, right? I like its look and feel, vs. the tiled, touch screen stuff I've seen in Win 8, and I presume Win 10 will be more like 8 than 7. So I don't know what to do!

??????????????

Thanks.

Tom
 

A:Solved: Pro/con of refurbished vs new computer

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Hi all,

Lately I've been taking a break from my gaming tower and have been focusing on school with my laptop. My laptop is a dell latitude D630 with windows 7 home premium.

I'm currently looking online for a better, newer refurbished windows 7 laptop for school. I prefer getting another laptop of my same model. I mainly want to get another one because I've had this one for 2 years and my temps are going from 50c to 79c in a time frame of seconds.

So I wanted to personally ask:

In your opinion what is the best refurbished laptop company that you recommend?

I've gotten this laptop from here: Laptop Experience

I'd like to try different companies now, however.

If you strongly think I should avoid a dell latitude d630, I'm open to other windows 7 laptops as long as they are bulky and the screen is around 14 inches.

I'm going to look on my own as well but just wanted to see if anyone has recommendations.

Thanks.

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Is there a way to tell if Microsoft Office was installed in a refurbished computer I bought from BestBuy online?

A:A way to tell if Office was installed in a refurbished computer?

Hi,
Beside looking in uninstall a program/ programs and features and see if it's listed there ?

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Is there a way to tell if Microsoft Office was installed in a refurbished computer I bought from BestBuy online?

A:A way to tell if Office was installed in a refurbished computer?

Hi,
Beside looking in uninstall a program/ programs and features and see if it's listed there ?

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Dell Demension 3000 Intel celeron D processor320 (2.40GHz)
and 256K Cache
512MB Non-ECC
400MHZ
DDR 1x512

Warranty for 1 year, up in Oct:

Bought in October directly from Dell, last year, many problems since.
Called Dell in January due to lost: modem and Internet and sound, and use of CD Drive
Dell said we needed to "Restore:

Did that: worked for about 3 weeks

March: same thing, called Dell they sent out CD to Reformat entire system, wiped out entire computer, to brand new. YEAH RIGHT, half the software that was on my computer when sent out wasnt on the CD'S sent out, also sent out wrong Driver CD wasnt for Dell Demension 3000, had to download drivers from internet site.

June: Java Virtual Machine Launcher~ couldnt find the main class. Lost modem and internet and CD ROM drive again.

Called Dell on that, AGAIN they had me Reformat entire system everything wiped clean again.

Still not ALL software that was installed that I asked for, when I sent for the &*&* thing in October wasnt on the second CD sent out. They say they no longer make
demension 3000's

Called Dell today was on the phone for 2 1/2 hours with different people, hardware, customer service back and forth, giving me the run around. UGH

Finally I really got mad and asked for a manager or supervisor, talked to someone higer, but all I got was that she would have a manager from Dell "Exchange" call in the next 12 hours and promised this issue would be resolved, YEaH right.

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A:UPDATE: Refurbished computer coming is...

Number 1, read the terms of the warranty and see what items are covered and what items are not covered.

Write a formal letter to Dell while the warranty is still in effect describing the problems you have encountered with the machine and Dell's remedies that have failed.

Describe fully what you expect Dell to do to correct the deficiencies subject to the terms of the warranty.

Now most importantly, make a copy of your letter for your records, then mail it to Dell by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested. When you receive your return receipt back from the post office be sure and keep that receipt since this is proof that they received your complaint while the machine was in warranty.

RAISE HELL about the deficiencies, remember "the squeaky wheel gets oiled".

If Dell fails to address the deficencies that are warranted, then file a complaint with your States consumer advocate (if your State has one). If your State does not have a consumer advocate, contact your State's Attorney Generals Office for advice (possibly your State may have a "lemon" law that will cover your situation.

If Dell fails to respond, contact your attorney for advice as how to proceed.

If you don't send your correspondence by Certified Mail with a Return Receipt Requested at some point Dell may just say they were not properly notified of the problems.
 

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I recently got a Dell OptiPlex 755 (it was free). It needed a HDD and I maxed out the memory. I also installed a floppy drive and the original video card that it cam with but wasn't included.
I have a copy of XP that I'll be installing. With this new ransom ware going around, should I only have the XP computer plugged in to my network while updating it. I see that Microsoft released an update to combat WannaCry.

A:installing XP and updates on refurbished computer

I don't know about your inquiry, but just a heads up, if you've maxxed out this computer's RAM, that means that you have installed 8GB of memory. If your copy of Windows XP is 32-bit and not the rarer 64-bit, the OS will limit the available used RAM to 4GB.

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I have a new computer with windows 7 home premium and I have no sound, example; playing a video

A:refurbished computer no audio device installed?

Use windows update to see if it installs sound drivers, if not look up your motherboard and find the audio driver

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I have a refurbished HP Compaq dc5750 Small Form Factor desktop. I was having some problems and had to reinstall XP Pro from the disk I was provided, but after that severall of my drivers were missing, including the ethernet controller. They're all ATI drivers. I hooked up another computer and tried to burn the drivers to a CD, but then when I tried to install them on my HP, I got a message saying I had to have Microsoft Frame-something 2.0. I'd love to be able to just download the needed drivers, but without being able to access the internet, I'm not sure how to do that. Can I get an external USB ethernet controller in order to do that, or will the missing Microsoft Frame (?) 2.0 and other drivers prevent that also?

Thanks.

A:Missing ethernet controller driver after reinstall on refurbished computer

Use this link Download: .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (full package) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details to download .NET Framework 3.5 onto a disk or flash to copy across (hope it isn't Catch 22) and you can get the ATI drivers from Downloads

Use the Automatically Detect and Install - If you don't get the Save option from that, it will at least ID the package you need which you should see further down the page to manually download.

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Lately my PC has been running slower than usual, loading into windows takes 3-minutes which is really frustrating. So I'm looking to Wipe my PC and Reinstall windows altogether. Windows itself is ?67 but I've saw a refurbished version which is around ?35 which is a huge difference for me. So i'm wondering what is the difference when purchasing refurbed version and will i run into unusual problems.

This is the refurbed version - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Professional-Refurbisch...

A:Windows 7 refurbished

You don't have install media or a factory recovery partition?

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Hello, I purchased windows xp home edition like two weeks ago, when I installed it on my pc I got a error at setup. Some how I got past the error and installed windows xp. Today I needed to format my pc, since I had a number of problems, I totaly fogot about the error and I cannot remeber how to fix it. So here is the error:

SXS.DLL: Syntax error manifest or policy file "D:\1386\asms\6000\MSFT\VCRTC\VRCTKL.MAN" on line 11

*** Error: Installation failed d:\1386\asms. Incorrect function.

***

Fatal Error: One of the componats yjay Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

Incorrect function

***

I have tried many things, such as removing everything out of my pc except for what is needed.
 

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Alright, well my dad has some programs and stuff that he didn't want to get messed up with Windows 7 installation, so last night I installed it while he was sleeping so he couldn't say no. I did an upgrade and went to sleep. Today I woke up and it says the upgrade failed, reverting back or something, then it restarts and gives me two options. Windows 7 and Windows 7 backup or something. Windows 7 just boots into windows then gives me an error message about restarting the computer with vista and the setup just loops back to the failed upgrade. I feel almost sick because my dad is going to be extremely mad about this as well as the rest of my family. We essentially have a broken computer and my parents need it for email and my dads programs. What can I do? is there anything I can do without a clean install because I can't loose this data. I never thought I'd run into this problem. I feel so bad.

A:Setup Failed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CheatingSoi


Alright, well my dad has some programs and stuff that he didn't want to get messed up with Windows 7 installation, so last night I installed it while he was sleeping so he couldn't say no. I did an upgrade and went to sleep. Today I woke up and it says the upgrade failed, reverting back or something, then it restarts and gives me two options. Windows 7 and Windows 7 backup or something. Windows 7 just boots into windows then gives me an error message about restarting the computer with vista and the setup just loops back to the failed upgrade. I feel almost sick because my dad is going to be extremely mad about this as well as the rest of my family. We essentially have a broken computer and my parents need it for email and my dads programs. What can I do? is there anything I can do without a clean install because I can't loose this data. I never thought I'd run into this problem. I feel so bad.



Hi and welcome

It is something you are going to have to face. If I were you I would wait. Anything you do now will make it worse. If he decides to we can help him. I would not try and restore now because you may destroy the data.

Net time you probably should listen

Ken J++

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my dad got me a portable computer Toshiba m50 when i was settig it up it said error shut computer down. i shut it down but computer will not turn off but the screen is blank. tried recovery disc and nothing is happening. has anyone got any ides what could be happening?
 

A:new pc setup failed

Hiya

Are you still having this problem? If so, even though you said its an m50, does it have any other numbers after it, for example S4182TD? Can you remember what the error said, or did it just say shut down?

I'm assuming this is XP, so can you get to safemode, if you pull the plug to restart it:

http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi,

There was a garage sale and this person was selling this desktop for free.

It came with OEM (I believe, because it had the sticker saying this was designed for XP, and booted to XP) with XP, and I also got a windows 7 install ISO from Microsoft Tech Support awhile back for a different problem. I used that ISO to install, and i'm currently running unactivated.

The product key for XP doesn't work.

The product key that magical jelly bean found says it's default.

The product key that was actually designed for this ISO didn't work either.

What can I do about this? With buying a licence being last.

Willing to try other options...

A:Refurbished PC Windows 7, problems.

You can try contacting Microsoft to see if they will activate it. If not, you are most likely looking at purchasing a license (if you can).

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I recently purchased a refurbished HP laptop from a third party. After startup I encountered the bsod. The person I brought from said to scratch off the silver covering the full license key to activate. My problem is, I can't get it to boot so I can register the new license. Can you help please?

A:How to register Windows 10 refurbished key

Hello, Welcome to the HP Support forum. Getting the PC to boot is different from the Windows activation. Do you mean BSOD like >this< - if YES< it is  known as Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). BSOD is kind of Windows self-protection feature. If you received a blue screen error, or stop code, the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from data loss. A hardware device, its driver, or related software might have caused this error.What you describe could happen because of incompatible with Windows driver (most often) or because of hardware issue (rarely). In order to troubleshoot, I would need some specific information.  I would first recommend you test your hardware for issues 1. Please, shutdown the computer using the power button2. Power it on.2.1 As soon as you press the power-on button, immediately begin hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap).This should open a HP Startup Menu which may look similar to this one 3. Choose F2 to open System Diagnostics. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform System Test >> Quick test.This will check major hardware componets for issue (do it just in case) . Here is more info >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259#AbT1 If there is no Quick test available, please perform Hard Drive test and Memory tests  

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Basically I am just building my new pc and need to get a copy of windows 7. I plan to get windows 7 home premium 64-bit OEM edition. When i went to buy it for £73 i noticed there was a link advertising it for £43. This is from Amazon. The only difference i can see is that this one is refurbished. Just wondering what this means, since it only has one use so how can it be refurbished? does it mean they have just re-used an old disc and got a new product key for it? is this legit or is i better to get the full price new version? thanks for any help.
 

A:Refurbished windows 7 question

A refurbished OEM would be illegal since the OEM version cannot legally be re-used as it is tied to the specific hardware.
I would steer well clear.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3995 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Drives: C: 148 GB (99 GB Free); E: 7 GB (7 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 01TKCC
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I replaced VISTA but Windows 10 is still slow in spite of some tweaking.

What else can I do?

Thanks
 

A:GOT A WINDOWS 10 PC REFURBISHED BUT IT'S SLOW.

You only have 3 to 4 Gb of RAM and you have less than 100 Gb of disc space.
Provide us with your computer brand and serial or service tag number.
 

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Back story (if you want to know why): A friend of mine bought this computer with Windows 7, then changed so much (stuff for lack of a better word), that Windows DVD Maker opened instead of ANYTHING else you clicked on unless you Right Click > Run in Sandbox mode the program (never seen this option before). Also, I was unable to install any programs or uninstall in programs. So re-install Windows is my default move when I don't know what else to do.

What I did:
1) I read:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

2) I made a bootable USB with:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

and Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 (old) X17-24280.iso from:
Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

What happened:
1) The Windows 7 Pro Refurbished PCs OEM Software sticker on the laptop doesn't have a Product Key on it. There is a Windows XP Professional sticker also on the bottom, this Product Key obviously didn't work either (but I tried it).

2) Currently running Windows 7 Pro, but not activated.

What I want to do:
1) Get Win 7 activated.

What I wish I would have done:
1) Got a Diagnostic Report BEFORE I re-installed Win 7.

What I'm thinking about doing:
1) Trying to install Windows XP with the Product Key.

Computer Model Latitude D620
BIOS Vendor Dell Inc.
BIOS Version DELL - 27d70403
BIOS Date 4/3/2007
OS Version Microsoft Windows 7 Professional


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Dat... Read more

A:Windows 7 Pro Refurbished PCs reinstall

The installed Product Key is the Default Key for Win7 Pro - and can never be activated.
What EXACTLY does the refurbisher's sticker say?
Most refurbishers are required to affix a proper COA sticker for the new OS alongside the old - and this should have the full Product Key on it. Many others with so-called 'refurbisher's stickers' on are in fact counterfeits.

Check inside the battery compartment - the COA sticker may be there.

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Hi, after recently having a lot of virus problems (that have since been cleared) I attempted simply re-installing XP and starting over, but in the midst of that the installation didn't complete, coming up with a missing file. I tried to replace it but it didn't work. Now the computer is clean, but on startup, it asks if I want to start the XP Setup (which choses itself automatically if I don't move the arrow up within 2-3 seconds) or the actual OS already installed. What I want to do is simply remove the option for continuing setup on startup. I'm not sure how to go about that, but I imagine there must be a way. If anyone can let me know I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Failed XP Setup

Try this . . Click on Start . . Run . . type msconfig . . click on the Boot Ini tab and click on Check all boot paths . . if it comes back with one is invalid, click Fix invalid boot paths
 

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"Setup Drive 1 failed. There was an Int13h error 2 reading Drive 0, cyl0, head1, sect2, count1"
What the heck is this ???

I am installing a WD23200,3.2 gig drive on a 1995 Ami bios board with a Intel 133 cpu. Bios auto detected after the third attempt, system stalled 5 seconds into the floppy seek. Tried to use WD's Data LifeGuard Tools program, the drive tests "perfect", installed EZ-Bios, it asks for system disk, put in a Win95 disk, starts to read and then that darn message appears! The bios check tells me that the system bios is not controlling the drive correctly and another check revealed that the Int (80h) was put in sec 3253; the drive only has 3249.3. BUT.........
I can boot the system and EZ bios takes over, gives me the A or C selection, I insert a system disk and the darn thing stalls, I press "C" and i get "No PT ; insert system disk".
Drat, darn Shucks, Oh dear! HELP ME...........thanx in advance
 

A:Setup Drive 1 failed

Never used ez bios but I found this, hope it helps

EZ-BIOS no longer loads after booting my system directly from a
non-system floppy disk. What can I do?

User turns on the machine with a diskette in the floppy drive that
does not contain bootable system files. The message "NON SYSTEM
DISK" or "DISK ERROR" is displayed on the screen. Noticing the error,
the user removes the floppy and re-boots the system. Now EZ-BIOS
will not load and the computer hangs. All cases of this error have
been linked to a virus on the floppy disk which infected the hard drive
and overwrote EZ-BIOS. The following procedure will restore EZ-BIOS
to the drive:

NOTE: This process requires EZ-Drive 8.01W or later.

1.Boot directly from a bootable floppy diskette.
2.Insert the EZ-Drive diskette.
3.Type ez /mbr and press Enter.
4.Remove the EZ-Drive floppy disk and reboot the computer.
EZ-BIOS should not load normally.
5.Run virus scan software on your hard drive and floppy disks.

http://www.westerndigital.com/service/FAQ/ezdrive.html#hang
 

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Hi,

I installed directx 9 and then installed tomb raider chronicles. but when i try to start the games it I get a pop up that says "Failed to setup directx".
Helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp
 

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Hi,
quick Licensing Question..
Want to double check something.
I am in the process of sourcing some used PC's, that I can refurbish, and setup for a non Profit School for orphaned Children.

I have a few retail packs of Windows 7, and Windows XP.
can I use these retail pack licenses on the computers I manage to refurbish/Build?
I plan on offering them some basic computer training , and Ideally would like the computers to all be on the same windows version.
thanks.


Kind Regards, Darren Coetzee * Don't forget to mark as Answered if you found this post helpful. *

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Just curious if any Pros Or Cons ?? I'm about to Reboot my Computer in my quest clear out whatever is preventing me from taking Updates without Failure or Error Codes...I just recently purchased a Refurbished Dell that came with the Windows 7 Pro Operating System...The label on the CD that came with the Dell has the Microsoft Logo and Refurbished Windows 7 Pro printed on it as well... Pardon my Computer Illiteracy but I just want to make sure that I can Safely Reboot my Computer with this CD ?? Thanks

A:Refurbished Windows 7 Pro Operating System.....

As long as the Product Key on the COA sticker is still readable you can use the latest Win7 installer with SP1 for your licensed version provided here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Pay close attention to how drivers are handled in Win7 and the Special Note for Dell Owners at the end of the tutorial. I would run the Delll bootable Diagnostics now to check over the hardware first, then if it runs only save that partition since Recovery won't run after reinstall. Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the . If Diagnostics won't run the delete all partitions during the install.

Ask back any questons you have.

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I bought a used Dell Desktop computer from Dell a few years back. As advertized, it did not come with any software/OS installed or OS disc and I was fine with that because I had a copy of Vista I previously purchased. However when I received it, it had a Windows 7 COA stuck to it. Fast forward to today, I would like to put Windows 7 on the computer. Trying to understand what, if any, rights I have to use the license key.

It's an unusual situation and I can't seem to find a straight answer. Don't know that I will, but thought to put it out there to see if anyone had any thoughts/ideas.

Thanks.

A:Refurbished Dell with Windows 7 COA but no software.

A Windows 7 COA gives you the activation key for exactly the copy of Windows 7 as specified on the sticker.

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I, too, received notice from Mozilla Firefox and am now limping along on old unsupported version of Internet Explorer, trying to find some technical advice about a refurbished desktop computer I'm considering buying to replace this poor old laptop with Windows Vista. Am new to site and still trying to find my way around. Can anyone tell me anything about a Dell Optiplex 790 i5 Desktop? Refurbished with 4 GB Ram, 1 terabyte Hard Drive, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit OS?
 

A:VISTA/Windows Replacement Refurbished PC?

Alos, I have requested a MOD to open a new thread for you. Yes if youre just wanting a decent desktop for casual use that would be an excellent system. I love Dells because they are reliable BUT I myself like to have upgradability =and Dell doesnt really offer that very much like a custom built machine would. But If you can get that PC for a good price Id buy it.
 

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A friend dropped off a T410 system. Windows is flakey and locks up after about 5 minutes. Ran the HD test program in the BIOS. It finished but gave me a bunch of 0000 Read verification errors though the controller tested fine. What I'd like to do is format the Windows partition and re-install. But I don't have Windows disks (there is a COA sticker for Windows 7 Home Premium 64). Can I build a set of recovery disks from this system? Even if Windows won't run? Any info would be a great help. Thanks.

A:Refurbished T410 Windows flakey

Hi, does this help you: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7# ? RegardsTimKp

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Looking for new (second hand) Lenovo laptop on ebay a seller has told me when I queried - the Windows and Office versions and how I could reinstall in case of a crash

"Yes I can confirm the windows 7 and office 2007 are licensed. The windows 7 is an ultimate version which is a volume upgrade license(several volume upgrades) and hence I can't give out serial keys or media for both the software"

I thought the COA normally on the laptop base and its registration number was required in case of a reinstall.

Anyone know the current legal / Miscrosoft rules on this?

Cheers Chris

A:Windows 7 on refurbished hardware - what is legal

Dont buy Licenses from eBay. Volume licenses are for large corporations that have purchased site lic and if you ever need support you may not be able to get it with one of those.

Buyer be ware on eBay

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Greetings, I just got a refurbished Pavilion laptop. It came with Windows 10 pre-loaded and is in perfect working condition, but they stripped all stickers from it, including the one with the Windows license key. If I purchase the recovery media from HP, will it have the license key, and will it work on my laptop?   I'm awaiting a callback from the refurbisher's customer service department to see if I can get a key from them (I just called a few minutes ago). For the price I paid, I don't mind doing a little legwork to take care of this (including purchasing a new copy of Windows, although I'd rather not if I can avoid it).

A:Refurbished Laptop with no Windows License Key

@G-Rock77? If the notebook is a model that is only a few years old, then the license activation key is actually in the BIOS.   Since the 17-121gw notebook is a 2015 model, that is where the license  activation key will be, unless the refurbisher cleared the HP Factory  Default keys. Windows COA stickers have not been used for a few years on HP desktop and notebook PCs. Check in the BIOS. See the image below. 

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Hi Tech Team.

So I got sent a refurbished HP Compaq nc6400 last week. It had Windows XP Pro already installed and also came with a backup disk. But right away, I noticed that there were some things wrong. Again, I'm not very tech savvy; but I will explain as best I can to come off like I am.

For one thing, some windows would pop up just off the screen(like the EQ window in VLC Media Player)and I would have to drag/maximize them. I was told on another forum that it looks as though my computer was previously set up as a dual monitor situation. But they never really gave me a remedy to fix this. I checked under monitors on the desktop and made sure that the primary monitor was *1*(and that 2 was inactive) but this problem still persists. But this is the smaller problem.

The larger problem is that sound only comes out of the right speaker. I fiddled with all of the sound options on the control panel. No change. I googled this problem and found a lot of similar complaints just like this; but no real solution. I called HP headquarters and they told me to uninstall/reinstall Soundmax. I did that. But still- nothing. Just sound from the right speaker. When I plug in my headphones, the left and right play fine. Since the complaints on google are several years old, I was wondering if there was a simple solution that I may have overlooked.

Thanks, and also if you guys know of any efficient ways to accelerate/boost bandwidth speed, please let me know.
 

A:A couple of problems with a refurbished HP w/Windows XP Pro

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