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Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows

Q: Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows

Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows on New PCs


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Geeks often immediately reinstall Windows on their new PCs to get a completely clean system. Thanks to a change in Windows 10, you can get a fresh copy of Windows on any PC without downloading an ISO file and reinstalling Windows.
Microsoft is changing the way Refresh and Reset works in Windows 10. Computer manufacturers won?t be able to pollute the recovery image with their own software and modifications. Manufacturer-provided software is stored separately.




Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows on New PCs

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A: Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows

Like the article says, what if you want to retain a particular piece of that "bloatware" it currently doesn't give that option.
It also retains all Windows updates so that you don't have to download all over again after a refresh, but if an update is the issue, it will remain for the average user.

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I just received a new HP dv1000 notebook that is loaded with bloatware.

I have been able to kill it all with the exception of all the Symantec junk. (shocked, I know)

Nothing I have tried will kill it all. Uninstalled in several ways and still get 11-15 active services running after a reboot. I will NOT accept all this malware Symantec junk running on my system.

Seems all I can do is reinstall XP. Do you all agree this is the best solution.

Honestly, it makes me nervous to do so. I've never had a good experience installing an OS and don't really want things to be worse.

If I have the OS Cd that came with the machine, and the drivers disc what are my chances of getting my system back to the exact state I received it in minus all the bloatware?

Anything I should have on hand other than those Cd's before starting?

Any good turorial anyone can recommend?

What about partitions? How can I tell how many there are now? I once ended up with like 6 partitions on a HD when installing a HD.

Will I want to do a clean install or a repair install?

Thanks, guys/gals.

PS. Think the HP tech support would walk me through it?

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Turns out the Symantec tool that many had warned me again, and a few touted works well.

I killed all the processes, services, dll's, missing file popups, etc. Still had to run JV16 to get all the traces in the registry but I think I'm all clear now.
 

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unnecessary software? basically i just want to install the bare essentials needed to operate it. is there a way to do this?

A:is there a way to reinstall windows7 without all the bloatware &

Yes. What version of 7 do you have and do you have an activation code on the computer ?

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Hi everyone,
I just received a Toshiba Tecra A11 from work.
It's quite an alright computer, but it brings, as usual, the infamous bloatware from the manufacturer.

My question is: what should I do?
1. Do nothing besides disabling startup programs
2. Uninstall programs
3. Install another Windows 7 version (alias cracked) without all that bloatware

The computer brings a fingerprint scanner and, as I don't like Windows 8, I'm not planning to do the switch.

Best regards,
Pedro.

A:Should I reinstall the OS from a brand-new laptop? (bloatware)

I always wipe and re-install Win7 on new laptops. Just make sure you have all your drivers handy on a thumb drive or what not so you can install them all fairly quickly after installation. I can't however recommend an illegal copy of Windows 7....

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I'd like to do the following and would really appreciate some help and advice. I have a nearly five year old Toshiba L500-1XD laptop which came with Win 7 64-bit home premium. It's slowed down considerably and is my secondary PC now so I'd like to do a clean reinstall and give to my daughter.

I have the Toshiba recovery disk but don't want to reinstall from it as I don't want any of the bloatware that came with the laptop.

I've grabbed the ISO file from this Digitalriver mirror [assume moderator has removed the link], written down my OEM product key and created the bootable usb drive. But the more I read about it the more I'm worried that since it's an OEM install, Microsoft won't let me activate it in the end.

Can anyone advise if the best course of action is to go ahead, reinstall from Toshiba recovery disk and live with bloatware or just leave things as they are.

Many thanks

A:Win 7 clean reinstall without bloatware for Toshiba OEM laptop

You have two choices:

1. Use the .ISO you grabbed and install following this:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

2. Install from the Toshiba Recovery Disks, then follow this to clean up bloatware:
Clean Up Factory Bloatware

If I was you, I would choose option 2 since you can't be sure how clean that downloaded .ISO is. Option 2 will allow you to clean up the bloatware to a high degree.

Another consideration, if you can locate a genuine .ISO, say from a friend, then you could perform Option 1 and activate using the product key on the COA sticker (explained in the OEM tutorial above). The source of the installation .ISO isn't critical, its the product key that is. You can indeed activate an OEM installation, having clean installed it - that has happened here thousands of times without issues

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I just upgraded one of my two computers (the laptop) from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 Home.  I find a number of applications pre-loaded that I do not want, One example is the "3D Builder" app; another is the Solitaire game. I consider these unwanted programs to be useless bloat that would just consume my computer's resources in an attempt to get me to spend money.
 
Can someone tell me how to remove these unwanted "bloatware" application programs?
 

A:How do I remove the Windows 10 "bloatware"?

Uninstall them in the Control Panel.

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This is how to uninstall the Bloatware that came with windows 10, most users won't use this chit.

Open Powershell as admin and enter the the code for what you want to uninstall. Please don't uninstall things you will use.

Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.ZuneMusic" | Remove-AppxPackageGet-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.Music.Preview" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingTravel" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.People" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingFinance" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.3DBuilder" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.WindowsCalculator" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingNews" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.XboxApp" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingSports" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.WindowsCamera" | Remove-AppxPackage
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A:Uninstall the Bloatware Windows 10 came with

"Bloatware"? You do realize these apps are *TINY* and do not take up much disk space at all.

I also wouldn't call having a photo viewer "bloatware" or Biometric security "Bloatware" or a weather app (the single most popular app in all of windows 10 with nearly every user) "bloatware".

It's simply not responsible to tell people this without telling them what the consequences of doing this are. Such as, no longer having the windows store, or having the map application.

Another thing, MANY people are really interested in the XBOX live streaming capability to play their XBOX games on their PC, and you just binned that for them as well.

So claiming that most users won't use any of those apps is bit presumptuous, don't you think?

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I am looking to buy a windows 8.1 laptop (to dual boot windows 8.1 with linux mint but that's another thread) and wanted some advice about uninnstalling the bundled stuff that comes preinstalled on machines. I have narrowed my choice of laptop down to 5 types described as follows:
LENOVO G50 15.6" Laptop
LENOVO G70 17.3" Laptop
HP Pavilion 15-p245sa 15.6 Laptop
HP 15 Laptop, Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6"
Lenovo G70 Laptop, Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 1TB+8GB SSD, 17.3"
I have also looked at the websites of the shops which i plan to buy from and below i have listed all the bloat which is preinstalled onto the machines at the time of sale(the lists contains some repeats as it lists all the things which might be on any of the laptops):
McAfee Trial
Lenovo Companion
Lenovo Support {is this a recovery program or some sort of bloat in disguise?}
Lenovo VeriFace Pro
Lenovo One-Key Recovery {is this a recovery program or some sort of bloat in disguise?}
Amazon Kindle Metro
Zinio Metro
Evernote Metro
Lenovo Camera Man
Lenovo Photo Master
Foxit PhantomPDF Express for HP
mysms
Netflix
TripAdvisor
Skype
HP Connected Music
HP Connected Photo
HP CoolSense
HP ePrint
HP SimplePass
Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium 30-day trial {I'll be using open/libre office for windows in it's place}
McAfee Internet Security 30-day trial {I'll be using avast in it's place as the antivirus on the "windows half" of the machine}
OneKey Rescue Entertainment {is this a recovery program or some sort of bloat in... Read more

A:Removing bloatware from a new windows 8.1 computer

Bloatware that I know for sure which can be safely uninstalled:
 
Lenovo Companion  http://lenovodev.com/deploy/companion-app.html
McAfee Trial (it's free to try for a certain period of time, usually 30 days, then they will want you to purchase)
Amazon Kindle Metro
Zinio Metro
Evernote Metro
Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium 30-day trial
Foxit PhantomPDF Express for HP
OneKey Rescue Entertainment (this is a kid safe browser)
HP Connected Music
HP Connected Photo
HP CoolSense
HP ePrint
HP SimplePass
Skype (if you are not going to use it. If you change your mind you can install the lastest version)
Evernote
Zinio Online Newsstand
Amazon Kindle for PC Multimedia
YouCam (if you are not going to use the built in web cam)
McAfee
Amazon Kindle
Zinio
CyberLink Media Suite
CyberLink PowerBackup (no it is not recovery program. It is a back up program you can use to back up your system)
Mahjong
mysms
Netflix
Solitaire
TripAdvisor
Lenovo One Key Recovery: what it is http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds033364 Up to you whether to keep it and uninstall it.
The rest I am not familiar with. Someone else may be able to tell you about them.
When you want to remove the bloatware you can either uninstall them one by one OR use PC Decrapifier available for download herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=pcdecrapifier
Check everything you want to uninstall and let it do its thing.

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?Do not install any third-party software on Windows 10 PCs?

It's a well-known fact that many OEMs and retailers across the world are shipping Windows computers, no matter the OS version installed, with lots of useless software solutions that do nothing more than to slow down the PCs themselves and to create additional issues.

Anti-virus apps, word processors, toolbars, and other additional software tools that aren't specifically requested by users are all installed on these computers, so it takes time and effort for users to remove them completely.

And yet, this has to end in Windows 10, users claim in a new suggestion on UserVoice, as Microsoft needs to work with OEMs to avoid installing unnecessary software on computers powered by this new operating system.




Users Want Windows 10 to Be Bloatware-Free - Softpedia

A:Users Want Windows 10 to Be Bloatware-Free

I hope those same people that want all bloatware removed before they get their new computer realized that bloatware lowers the cost of the new oem computer. Also one person bloatware is another's favorite utility.

Now it would be nice if microsoft had an uninstall utility in the control panel (or whatever they are going to call it in win10) where you can select everything you do not want and it all will uninstall at the same time. That would save a lot of time.

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I have a desktop HP elite HPE really fast but I wanted a laptop. Bought five apple notebooks 15" for family members.I am the only one who didn't like apple so gave it to my son in law.Bought this cheapie and it is the slowest I ever had even slower than an old compaq CQ 50.If I can't get rid of windows ten then I will remove the hard drive and give it away to whomever wants it.what can I doIt won't let me install windows 7 either.It downloads the files from the install disk but then always comes up with unexpected error -to install please restart application

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I am building a Custom Image using Dism.exe and install_wim_tweak.exe using a batch file.
Almost finished but i am stuck with REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\TEST\SOFTWARE\Control Panel\Colors" /V Window /T REG_SZ /D "255 255 200" /F want to integrate into install.wim.

If someone could assist me with this problem i would appreciate it.
Included bat file in Attachments (Windows10Lite.bat).

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This has been a problem since Windows 10 was released in July 2015, and it's gotten worse since then.

The last time I clean installed Windows 10 Version 1809 64-bit, the list of "bloatware" had increased to 46.
I removed 44 of them.

Users are getting more and more frustrated about this, so hopefully Microsoft will take the hint.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/the...in-windows-10-is-just-ridiculous-524716.shtml

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I used the HP Home Premium for years on my desktop from HP
Was talked into replacing it with the Basic image on this forum and here is what I found.

1. Features that worked on HP do not work on the basic system. I dont know if HP has somehow fixed them but the HP system, though slower, works better and is more user friendly. For example, the Basic Window 7, you can not disable the internet if you use the cable. The wireless will disable but not the cable. I have spend a considerable amount of time trying to temporaryily disable my internet only to give up and unplug the modem or router. But, how many time do you need to disable the internet?
2. I have lots of USB hard disks and the HP OS will handle all of them up to the entire alphabet.
The basic system will not assign letters to all my disk, it will do about 75% and to get them to be recognized, I have to unmount the USB HD, use them, then resign them back. All will not appear on the Window explorer at the same time except for the HP OS.
3. There are other features that operate as advertized on the HP system that will not on the Basic image from the net.

The performance is better with the basic image, but, if you dont want to fight through features that are supposet to work, consider the errors you will run into using the basic Microsoft version.

A:Experiences with using Basic Windows 7 reload instead of HP bloatware

Did you apply SP1 and all updates?

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Candy Crush Saga is coming to Windows 10. Microsoft recently revealed King's popular mobile game will be pre-installed on its next operating system alongside the return of classic time-killers like Hearts, Minesweeper and Solitaire.

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A:Bloatware alert: Candy Crush Saga to come pre-installed on Windows 10

Eh, "bloatware" games I don't mind as much (and with how small it will be, who cares?). It's bloatware programs that start up with Windows or remind you that they are there that I hate.
 

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is due to begin its rollout on October 17, but if you want to install it right now, and without joining the Windows Insider Program, you can.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Bloatware Free Edition isn?t an official release from Microsoft -- it?s a special edition built using the MSMG Toolkit v7.7 and the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update RTM Build 16299.15. As you can tell from the name, the Bloatware Free Edition removes a lot of unwanted extras from the OS.
SEE ALSO: Windows 10 update removes Windows Media Player

The release includes integrated DirectX 9, and applied Metro skin to the Windows Photo Viewer.

The following features have been removed:
All Metro Apps except Store, Calculator, Sticky Notes and Xbox (the latter was not removed to retain the proper functionality of the Windows 10 Game Mode)
3rd Party App Links
Connect App
Maps
Telemetry
Skype Video App
Contact Support
Cortana
Windows Embedded Features (removes packages related to Custom Shell, Device Lockdown, Keyboard/Registry Filter)
Geo Location
Home Group
Mixed Reality
Quick Assist App
Take a Test
Windows Defender
Once installed, you?ll need to enter your Windows product key in PC Settings > Updates & Security > Activation > Change Product Key in order to activate it. You can use the OS without activating it of course.Click to expand...
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A:Install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Bloatware Free Edition now

Modified Windows ISOs is halfway to ask for trouble, you can never know what changes they made under the hood, this is no different from downloading from Warez.
 

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Hi, I've had this 500GB Samsung HDD and I'm having a major problem. I had it set up in 3 partitions. One partition was for Vista, the other for XP and the 3rd for storage.

Vista was working fine but I wanted to have XP installed on another partition. But, when I got to the place where you select where to install XP there is only 1 drive available and no partitions. Says its unpartitioned, atapi MBR, and the size being 131070MB... It deleted my entire Vista setup and files so had to recover everything which took a lonng time....

I had to go through a lengthy process to recover the data but I eventually put it on another HDD temporarly...

Oh, incase it's important, it's the only hard drive in the computer (along with the DVD drive) and I paritioned the drive using Gparted LiveCD using he NTFS format.

Done it 3 times, and every time it's the same. Format into the 3 partitions, works sucessfully, go to install windows XP home and they've disappeared...

PLEASE someone help me out, I really need help

A:Installing XP eliminates partitions

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Originally Posted by mcfee03


Hi, I've had this 500GB Samsung HDD and I'm having a major problem. I had it set up in 3 partitions. One partition was for Vista, the other for XP and the 3rd for storage.

Vista was working fine but I wanted to have XP installed on another partition. But, when I got to the place where you select where to install XP there is only 1 drive available and no partitions. Says its unpartitioned, atapi MBR, and the size being 131070MB... It deleted my entire Vista setup and files so had to recover everything which took a lonng time....

I had to go through a lengthy process to recover the data but I eventually put it on another HDD temporarly...

Oh, incase it's important, it's the only hard drive in the computer (along with the DVD drive) and I paritioned the drive using Gparted LiveCD using he NTFS format.

Done it 3 times, and every time it's the same. Format into the 3 partitions, works sucessfully, go to install windows XP home and they've disappeared...

PLEASE someone help me out, I really need help




Install XP before installing Vista and use the XP partition install to resize the XP partition before you continue with the install. Once XP is installed you can create partitions on the unused space.

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This may have been already posted and I missed it but

Netscape no longer provides email. They have merged it with AOL email.

Only one big problem and my is it a big one.

Many are reporting that the email is not being merged into the aol email account.

Including me.

Supposedly this all started on Friday and there is a lag before all the email is merged. Lets hope so as I am sure many will have lost some valuable info.
 

A:Netscape eliminates their email service

Well I just checked and my mail as arrived from Netscape.

There was an email that came and indicated all the Netscape mail was sent to the saved on aol folder
 

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How do I pick which I want to hear. I would like to be able to hear from both at the same time as well as be able to choose between them without having to plug in and unplug my USB Headset. Does anyone know of a way to do that?

Hardware:
Logitech Premium USB Headset 350
Soundblaster Audigy 2
 

A:USB Headset Eliminates Sound Card Output

Any help out there for this one?
 

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Title says it all. My computer is very sick and I've received an error message today saying windows must be reinstalled, insert the reinstallation dvd. I don't have that disk anymore though I do still have the product key.

What should I do?
 

A:How do I reinstall windows 7 if I've lost the reinstall disk?

You may need to buy a new one. Do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive?

That is a very strange message, though. Are you sure you're not infected? Where and when did you see such a message?
 

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Found an ISO for Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, burnt it to a DVD and reinstalling windows 7 onto laptop.
I enter my product key but get the error in the headline above. I have my product ID and product key, what can I do to install windows 7 on my laptop

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop (c. 2009) that had Windows 7 Home Premium on it. A couple months ago, I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 after continually getting prompted by Windows. Big surprise, my computer is not compatible, and therefore I can't see
anything on the monitor without plugging it into the TV via a HDMI cable, the "Start" button at the bottom left corner doesn't work, etc. It would also not let me go back to Windows 7 within the 30 days period. The laptop works perfectly fine minus
Windows 10 have screwed it up.

After talking to Dell support, they said Windows 7 needed to be reinstalled via a DVD. My friend had an original, unopened Dell reinstallation DVD with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I try to do the reinstall, I choose "look for updates,"
and when it is in the "Setup is copying temporary files" first part of the install, the Unexpected error message with error code 0X6 telling to restart install pops up. I have tried multiple times, and I continually get the same error message.

Please help!

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Hello there,  I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430. I bought it used but in very good condition. Since it didn't come with a HHD installed so i had to buy a seperate HHD and install windows 7 by my own.* It did have the problem before, when i bought it first about a year ago, and i somehow managed to resolve the problem by help of some guys here in this same forum. But all my bad that i don't remember where was the solution.* Now i have decided to shift to SSD, and for that i bought a Samsung 128GB SSD and installed the same Windows 7, and this time i used the Lenovo's own software to detect and install all my drivers and here i come with the same problem again, this time my webcam also not coming up.Eventhough i have tried all my best from installing all the drivers avaialble in the lenovo site and also on the support pages but no help.* Some guys says its a hardware problem or a cable is not intact but i have checked both of them,1. The cable is intact i am sure,2. May be a hardware problem but why it happened before the same way and i resloved it without any hardware change.3. And What is the problem with my webcam?4. What am i missing, all the drivers and softwares are properly installed as per the device manager shows. * And i am sorry but this forum has no good helping enveroment, I am sure this isn't only my problem but since people don't get help from here therefore, they don't contact the forum. But i can't leave it as it is! So all you guys please prove... Read more

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the xp MC is corrupt and i cannot even get in it. i dont have the MC disk but i have a home edition disk. it is possible to install home edition with the media center product key?

A:reinstall windows media center with windows home edition disk

if those were vista version then it would be. in xp, that is not that easy.
if you just do a repair and restore the system files you might just be able to pull that off but i would not count on it.
if you are planning to do a reinstall and just use the MCE prod key, that won't work

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I have struggled for 5 days trying to repair my Windows XP and have finally given up and am now trying to do a clean install. I deleted the partition and did a full reformat. It started the installation but I get to the point in setup with 23 minutes left and then this error shows up....
Distributed Transaction Coordinator Setup Error

Sub-componet Distributed Transaction Coordinator raised an exception while processing the OC_COMPLETE_INSTALLATION setup message.

d:\nt\com\com1x\dtc\ntdtcsetup\src\csetuputil.cpp(line2725)
error code = 0x800703e7

Error performing inpage operation.
Failed to load the library 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdtctm.dll'.

"Click OK" (at bottom)

Do I just throw the whole thing out and buy a new computer? I am just so frustrated at this point.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Can't reinstall Windows XP error loading library c:\windows\system32\msdtctm.dll

This is what I found at this link: make sure your cd doesn't have any smudge's, ie fingerprints, on it, This is not to say this is the problem, someone with more experience will have to work on this if the below does not help

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914232

Error code 0x800703e7

This specific error occurs when there is a problem performing an inpage operation. This error typically occurs because of corruption of the disk.
 

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... without affecting anything else in the OS?

I'd appreciate simple instructions for someone not too apt with tech issues.

Thank you kindly
 

A:Simple way to reinstall just the Windows Media Center in Windows 7 Home 64-bit . . .

Windows Media Center is part of Windows 7 Home Premium and should already be installed.

If your computer doesn't have it, it may have been uninstalled.

Go to Control Panel - Programs And Features

Select Turn Windows features on or off

When the Windows Features window appears, click the + in Media Features

Make sure Windows Media Center is selected, then click OK.

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Ok, so a few days ago I was on my computer and it started running a little slow so I decided to restart. This is when all the trouble began... Following the reboot at the welcome screen i was greeted by several registry errors, and a message saying a backup copy of my registry had to be loaded. So I thought ok, why did this happen? So, I rebooted again to make sure every thing was still in check. After the second reboot(not sure if I can call it that) i didn't even get the welcome screen. Instead i got a quick flash of a BSOD stop error and that was it. So after overall reboots, I figured my computer had crashed and decided to do a clean install. I got my original cd free of scratches and formatted the hard drive completely. Then, when setup began to copy the files about 5 different files could not be copied. I tried to install windows AT-LEAST 10 times. I only got past the welcome screen twice and windows was completely crippled, even though it did manage to load. I tried reformatting, repairing the install, created a new partition and tried to install, and all have failed. The thing i find strange is that almost each time it would copy files some of the files would change. So, I am at a loss and don't know what to do or try next any help. I have a 40gb hd, 256 ram, pentium 4,Msi computer with an Aopen motherboard.

A:Windows xp had BSOD. tried to reinstall windows, but it wont install correctly!?

Pity you reformatted, sometimes that BSOD stop code gives a little insight to a problem. Could have referenced to a hardware fault and somewhat ruled out a few possibilities.
I've also had this problem with files not transfering and I just bought another CD and it worked. It happens with Server 2003 too. The CD just suddenly stops working and thats it.
You could try cleaning your CD\DVD drives laser, but thats a bit of long shot really. (didn't help in my case)

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Hi, I have Lenovo T480 made for german market, german windows preinstalled.I would like to reinstall Windows, but I dont want to make same mistake like when I have reinstalled original windows on x260 and lost LENOVO boot logo. I dont speak about LENOVO logo during the BIOS startup, I speak about LENOVO windows boot logo.How to make this.Thanks

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I reinstalled my operating system. All my other performance scores are the same except performance for Aero dropped from 6.7 to 5.7.

I downloaded the drivers for my computer model from Dell and installed them in the order Dell said to. Some of the drivers didn't install, so I moved on until I got to internet and from there I updated automatically. I'm guessing the ones that got skipped might have messed something up?

When I try to update automatically from Dell, these Intel drivers never work. It says they installed successfully but when I scan for updates again they always show up again:

Intel 8 Series Chipset Device Software Driver
Intel(R) Management Engine 9.0 Components Installer

(Intel 8 Series Chipset Device Software Driver also repeatedly shows up as an update on my other computer of the same model, so I don't think this is anything to worry about.)

When I tried to automatically update with an Intel update program, it could not automatically update; I believe it said it was because custom drivers were installed.

This is a new computer, so everything should be working. I'm just trying to get that score up to where it should be. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Desktop performance for Windows Aero lower after Windows 7 reinstall

Hi Welcome to Sven Forums ... You are correct the Series 8 Chipset is a custom Driver ...
What is the Model Number of your Computer ? ...
Have you checked the Chipset Version that you have Installed ? ...
Does the Date correspond with the Version on the Dell Website ? ...

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So I recently bought a Lenovo desktop that came with windows 7 pre-installed - I guess I havn't logged on this computer for a couple of months so it was kind of a surprise for me when i turned it on 2 days ago and it all of a sudden said " This copy of windows is not genuine " ? I've only had the thing for 5-6 months... Did the windows 7 home prem already expire, or? It keeps asking me to "Activate windows now" since the "Activation period has expired" - It doesn't make any sense though because I never had this problem before... I tried contacting customer support but there's no phone number anywhere... apparently you have to download a program which finds your serial number for you then you can call, but the program won't download for me - it just says " Failed " - Does anyone know the customer support phone number? Or Does anyone know how to reinstall windows on a "Pre-installed system" ? Thanks

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Hi I recently purchased a new Alienware m14x r2 which came with windows 8 single language, English pre installed. However I want to replace the hdd with a newer hybrid drive, can I create a recovery disk and reinstall the os on the new hdd? I have created 5 recovery DVDs. Please help

A:Windows 8 recovery disk, can I reinstall windows on new hybrid drive?

Need to rebuild os on the new hybrid

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Hallo,

I have two Acers computer. Just bought them one laptop one desktop...
Never got any windows 7 disks or accessoires with it. In the shop they told me this is normal acer. installation files are put on the harddrive. NICE ONE
BUT HOW CAN I FIND THEM?
WHAT IF I NEED TO REINSTALL OR REPAIR MY WINDOWS 7 COMPUTERS ?
HOW DO I TRIGGER THIS MENU?
Should i run the acer revory backup application to trigger these files from there?
Your help is greatly appreciated
Thank you very much

A:Reinstall windows or do repair without windows 7 cd with ACER computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by broeckie27


Hallo,

I have two Acers computer. Just bought them one laptop one desktop...
Never got any windows 7 disks or accessoires with it. In the shop they told me this is normal acer. installation files are put on the harddrive. NICE ONE
BUT HOW CAN I FIND THEM?
WHAT IF I NEED TO REINSTALL OR REPAIR MY WINDOWS 7 COMPUTERS ?
HOW DO I TRIGGER THIS MENU?
Should i run the acer revory backup application to trigger these files from there?
Your help is greatly appreciated
Thank you very much



They are both right and wrong. Acer does not give out win 7 dvd's any more as part of their software reduction program. Instead they give a "restore" dvd which can be used to restore the factory settings if the restore partition is there.

They are usually in a separate partition (sometime D:\)
If you have the factory image on D:| you can use the dvd to trigger a "restore"

You first step should be to look/explore to see if the acer image and partition is there.
Ken

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It started out as a small problem with malware then after running an malware program i could not log in into windows, id log in and then get instantly logged out, so I googled the problem and all solutions to the problem was to repair reinstall windows with the cd, which work but then i got another dang error which was error code: 0X80004005. Which means basically there is problem preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. So i googled that and got the solution to that (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306081 [method 2]). I proceeded with the instructions till i got to the point where it instructs me to "Press 1 to access your primary drive installation with Recovery Console." which i attempt with no luck

Any help or suggestions WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!

A:WINDOWS CANNOT CHECK THE LICENSE AFTER WINDOWS REPAIR REINSTALL

That error message, and most other errror messages, can have many possible causes and interpretations.FWIW: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/g...6-d3dedb727db1/Do you have XP installed, as I see that Vista frequently can generate an error with these numbers?KB referenced by you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306081<<...instructs me to "Press 1 to access your primary drive installation with Recovery Console." which i attempt with no luck>>Can you provide more detail as to exactly what happens after you entered the Recovery Console? Did you make the selection? If not, what happened to prevent such? Did you get to the password prompt line?Louis

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Windows 10 upgrade began installing on my Windows 7 computer before I could stop the process. I had planned to have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Windows 10, but I now have just Windows 10 installed.

If I downgrade back to Windows 7, can I reinstall the Windows 10 update (after preparing a new partition for it)?

Also since I've already activated Windows 10, do I still need to install it before July 29?

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I want to reinstall windows 10 pro using a usb flash drive. My laptop is dual boot windows 10 pro and kali linux 2017.3 . Recently I reinstalled kali linux and faced some problem regarding partions and grub error and i don't know how it automatically solved after multiple formatting and creation of partion with restarting my laptop. I am afraid if i reinstall windows 10 pro after deleting its partition and then create new one then install windows again would face some grub issues for kali linux or for windows. Someone give the full guide on how to reinstall windows 10 pro in dual boot kali linux and windows 10 pro.
 

A:Reinstall of windows 10 in dual boot Windows 10 pro and kali

When you install Windows the boot will be set to boot to that Windows only (in your case; non-newer Windows installations could be included in general). So the outline of how to proceed is

a. decide how you will get back to the dual boot you want, and make preparations if needed.
b. install Windows.
c. restore the dual boot.

As I assume that you have a GPT disk and UEFI motherboard I cannot give any more details.
 

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Hey,

So I had a problem today in which Windows decided that it wouldn't boot, Instead it would just reboot constantly

This happened after I heard a ticking noise from my computer, things started to freeze, and so i had to restart. When I tried to turn it back on I had the above problem.

NOW, I tried to use Windows Repair option that is there by default. It loads up the blue windows background, gives me a pointer but then doesnt do anything.

I have a W7 repair disc, I booted to it. That too done the exact same thing, it lets me choose the language/keyboard style to use and then sits on the blue windows background and gives me no options.

Finally, I have a full W7 installation disc that I booted to. I tried the repair option and got the same problem as before.

I also clicked the "Install Now" button and it has been stuck on "setup is starting" for over 10 minutes now, with no hope of it doing anything.

So currently I cannot repair or install Windows. I assumed it was a harddrive failure, but why wont my disc based solutiions even work?

Any help would be great, thanks

A:Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Brumski some system specs mate please that ticking sound sounds like a hard drive to me but without any specs mate it is hard to tell you what to do.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hello everyone,

First of all sorry if i write in the wrong topic i'm new on this forum. I have a problem with my Western DIgital Caviar green HDD. My problem is:

I had 2 partitions on my HDD, one for windows 7 and one for backup. I wanted to reinstall windows but keep the backup partition so i put in my install dvd and booted up from it. At the manage partitions point i think i saw 5 partitions:

The 100mb for windows files
The windows Partition
The Backup Partition
A 1megabyte partition
And a zero megabyte partition.

I deleted all the partitions except the backup. I made a new one for windows. I procceed with the installation and everything went good,until when the installer rebooted the system. And thats where's my problem. The bios detects the HDD and stops there.

Here's a pic of it:

It happend with me before with my 500gb hdd and thats why i bought this 1tb one but now i dont want to spend money again for that if i dont have to. Maybe i deleted a partition that was for the hdd to work propely? And if so is there anyway to reset that? If someone can help me please do it. I realy don't know what to do:S

A:My HDD stops at windows boot screen after trying to reinstall Windows

1) Try resetting your BIOS back to default.
Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

2) Remove HD, boot up, boot down, refit HD boot up.

3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

4) As you have had problems before, it may be a bad HD Controller or PSU.

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hello, this is going to look very familiar because it almost the same problem everyone else is having, cept that i'm on a laptop.
well i have a problem on my 2 year old laptop. today i've been using my laptop all day and night, writing a psych paper. i was working downstairs and grew tired of it. so i turned off my computer and headed upstairs. once i got it plugged up again and turned on, a problem occurred. windows crashed and my computer restarted. this happened just as windows finished booting up. this is a constant loop. sometimes i catch a glimpse of a blue screen but it dissipates in a blink of an eye. so i decide i got a virus or something so i try to do a fresh reinstall with my xp install disk. my computer boots off the disk to windows setup. it tells me...
TO SET UP WINDOWS XP NOW, PRESS ENTER
TO REPAIR A WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION USING RECOVERY CONSOLE, PRESS R
TO QUIT SETUP WITHOUT INSTALLING WINDOWS XP, PRESS F3
so i press enter and it gets me to the point where it gives me the terms of agreement for installing a new windows. i press f8 to agree and it says loading dosnet.inf and that i need to insert a windows install disk. even though i have one in my drive. so i press f3 and restart. nothing..... so i go to windows recovery program. i mess around in there doing chkdsk getting the message
chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume
2092340kilobytes total disk space
515100 kilobytes total disk space
when i try to load regularly now it giv... Read more

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hard drive is a toshiba hdd2d38

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I am just getting to know my T580 and I have a question about the recovery environment. This is the tool that is accessed by pressing the F11 key in the Startup Interrupt Menu. I would like to know, in the event that everything else is destroyed (e.g. by filling all other pattitions with zeroes and then deleting the partitions), would the recovery environment reinstall Windows as it was when I took the ThinkPad out of the box ? If yes, how does it do this? Does the recovery partition contain everything necessary to do this, or are downloads and/or USB media required? Also, how does the firmware know where to find the recovery environment? I presume it boots the partition on the first disk that has the expected GUID (i.e. it has DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC). Is that right ? If so, then I would assume that I only need to back up that one partition (it's 1000M, with 451M used and 586M free), and would be able to repartition a new disk with one partition of the appropriate size and GUID, and restore the backup into it. Then reboot through the startup interrupt menu and press F11 to reinstall Windows. Do I have that correct ?

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Windows 10 upgrade began installing on my Windows 7 computer before I could stop the process. I had planned to have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Windows 10, but I now have just Windows 10 installed.

If I downgrade back to Windows 7, can I reinstall the Windows 10 update (after preparing a new partition for it)?

Also since I've already activated Windows 10, do I still need to install it before July 29?

A:Can I reinstall Windows 10 for free if I roll back to Windows 7?

If you have previously installed Windows 10, and received a digital entitlement, then you can rollback to Windows 7, and reinstall Windows 10 later, even after the July free upgrade offer is over.

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Hello.
I have an Acer Aspire 6920G, which has recently developed a KSOD. It could be related to AVG, since it was prompting me to restart for a while before I shut down the computer. However, after attempting several fixes, (including renaming all of AVGs folders and the driver) I decided to just reinstall windows. After backing up my files with a Linux live CD, I noticed a problem. On this laptop, you can only reinstall windows through D2D (Disc to Disc). In my carelessness, I failed to notice one of the attempted KSOD fixes had reverted the Acer MBR to the Windows MBR, stopping me from booting into the hidden D2D partition (and the windows recovery tools). I have no other way of reinstalling windows, so I thought I'd ask what I should do here. From what I see, I either have to restore the Acer MBR (which seems impossible without windows) fix the KSOD, then fix the MBR in windows, or figure out how to boot into the hidden D2D partition Any thoughts? Thanks.
Sol

A:Windows vista (32bit) KSOD/Can't reinstall windows

seeing as you are running a factory made machine, im guessing you don't have an actual vista installation disc. in that case, i would try and either bring it to a tech and see if they can do something or bring it back to acer. try installing a different AV once you get it back.

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I did a full install of Windows 10 yesterday and I did not keep any files or documents as I have them backed up on my external drive.  The problem I ran into was that my NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 has no updates for win 10 and does not display properly. My computer came with Windows 7 home premium installed  and I have the product key.  As I have installed the full verion on Windows 10, I cannot recover the computer to win 7.  I did not get a Windows 7 disc when I bought the computer so I need to know if I can download a copy of the Windows 7 Home Premium somewhere and use my current product key? When the computer was new I made a set of recovery discs and I still have those ... I don't know if they can help. Any help and/or advice would be very helpful.  A link to the download would help as well. Thanks in advace for your help.  Jim.











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A:Remove Windows 10 and Reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium

Yes those discs you made will reinstall W7, disc 1 is bootable, put it in the drive and restart the PC, when you see the Dell logo press ESC key a few times, then select your boot device (cd-dvd rom), it should now boot from disc 1 and start the recovery process, it is a lengthy process, so be patient and dont do anything unless instructed to, it will reboot on its own many many times, do not interrupt the process. When it is done with recovery there will be a screen to start setting up your user name and so forth.

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The other day when my Win7 Home Premium desktop failed to boot into Windows, but only to the Repair Options screen, I had to decide between using my two-year old Windows System Image backup file or reinstall Win7 from my original retail DVD. I also decided that this was a good time to install a new, larger drive to use as C:, and let the original drive become D:. Although using the system image was recommended to me by a couple of people, I felt that a two-year old image on the new drive was too out of date, and so I opted to do a fresh install of Win7.

In fact, I found this reinstall to be a fairly painless operation... lengthy, with numerous updates (including SP1) and the subsequent machine restarts, but mostly just a case of clicking OK buttons. Other than an initial network driver to gain access to the Internet, all other drivers were downloaded and installed by Windows Update.

I had previously made a list of my two Program Files folders, so I knew what applications to install, as well as my Start Menu entries. With the exception of the operating system, all my applications are Open Source or freeware (such as Visual Studio Express) and readily available online. It was a good opportunity to "refresh" the entire system. ALthough I had recent backups, all my personal data files were still available on the old drive, and easily copied over to the new drive.

Since both options basically wipe whatever is on the drive, it got me wondering about the advantages, if ... Read more

A:Windows System Image Backup vs. Windows Reinstall.

Most people that use Backup Imaging create an image periodically.
How often is a personal choice.
For me a monthly "OS" backup is usually enough, for the Patch Tuesday cycle.
If I want to try out a new program I usually create a Backup Image so I can quickly back it out if it causes problems.

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So here's the story:
I was just getting some work done last night on my PC, when suddenly the power went out. After a while when the power came back on, my computer would not boot. It was stuck on the Windows loading screen. So I restarted and did diagnostic (pressed F9 before booting), turns out that everything is okay including CPU, memory and Hard Drive connection test.

So I restarted again and let the Windows load, it took 20 minutes. After which it started some disk checking (It looked like the Windows XP disk checking except it had a black background and it took 1.5 hours).

It showed that 8 files or indexes or something were unreadable. Then it restarted, and opened startup repair. Startup repair is apparently checking or disk errors which might take over an hour, but it has been over 5 hours now.

So I know that my Hard Drive is okay since it has been doing all that, but maybe the Windows files are corrupted.

I decided to re-install Windows but I want to keep my files. So I had to move all the files from the system drive to another one so I don't lose my files in the C drive. But I don't have another partition, I just have a 1.35 TB C Drive and I don't have any means of backing the files up on an external HDD.

So I was thinking if I could install Linux from a Disc, creating a partition with Linux, move all the files to that partition and then reinstall Windows from a CD.

Is it possible to do such a thing? If so what are the steps I should take to do i... Read more

A:How to make partitions to reinstall Windows when windows does not boot

Work through these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Best to back up your User folders externally to a HD, DVD, flash, or 7gb free in the cloud with each Windows LiVE ID on Skydrive.

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Hello,

So I've been sitting up all morning now (06:00 AM) going nuts about this Windows installation and decided to ask for help.

I just got my new hard drive up and running and moved all my pictures/videos/music and steam games to my new one, then formatted the old one without thinking.

My Windows OS is installed to my SSD, I then changed the location of the user folders to the hard drive to save space and did various other changes. When I then formatted the hard drive I used to have everything on I messed up the registry and Windows is giving me error messages and behaving weird saying the location is incorrect etc. I tried manually changing the locations and it worked to a certain degree, but I'm still lacking most folders in the user library and I can't perform actions such as changing my user picture because the registry is broken now.

I decided the easiest way to deal with this would be to put my Windows CD in the tray, reboot my computer and change bios settings in order for it to boot from the CD and do a clean install of Windows (as I have done so many times before in my life.) However, it just keeps booting from the SSD over and over again, no matter what I try. I even disabled all other boot modes except CD-ROM, it won't work.

I am really frustrated now and would like some assistance. I have no idea why it wouldn't work now when it has worked so many times before. I would not like to hot-swap the SSD while the computer is running or anything like that in order... Read more

A:Windows refuse to boot from CD - can't reinstall Windows

This is why it's best to link your User folders by copying them to the data drive, then rightclicking each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

You can then delete the C User folder content once you confirm each one appears from the data drive in it's library.

For now I would try restoring the User folders to default location: User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Forums. These are System files that don't much like being moved.

Try setting SSD to boot first, then trigger DVD to boot using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen. Does it prompt to Press Any Key to boot DVD? If not then clean the DVD or burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed. If that fails write the latest official ISO for your licensed version to flash stick using Universal USB Installer

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So I fresh installed Windows 8 on Legacy boot, deleting all partitions even the factory restore partitions, everything. I realized late that the new trendy thing is to install on UEFI, however I'm having difficulty doing this. How exactly do I go about this?

My laptop has a 256 gb SSD mSATA where Windows and apps are installed, and a media HDD sized at 750 gb. I deleted every partition I had when I installed Windows 8 and made new ones for a fresh install, however I think this is preventing me from doing a UEFI install correctly..

A:How to reinstall Windows 8 on UEFI from a Windows 8 Legacy

Welcome to EightForums.






I deleted every partition I had when I installed Windows 8 and made new ones for a fresh install, however I think this is preventing me from doing a UEFI install correctly..



The Windows 8 installer make the need partitions for you, in Drive Options.






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

Boot the Windows 8 DVD in UEFI mode.

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Hello, so my current installation of Windows 8.1 has gotten horribly corrupted. Almost everytime I boot up, the computer wants to check for disk errors, so I decided to buy a new disk, and I cloned my previous disk over to the new disk using AOMEI Backupper.
However, this cloned drive will not boot up. I am thinking that I will have to give in to the inevitable and just re-install my windows 8 installation, but before I do so, where is the product key I will need to activate the installation. I've heard on the
web that the key resides on the BIOS chip, but then do I need the code to activate the installation? I am also using a windows 8.1 repair disk and my computer came with windows 8, will the code work for both? I have tried booting up from the repair disk, and
used the fix issues preventing start up feature, but it has done nothing, my computer still will not boot up. When I go to try to refresh my installation, it reports that the disk is locked. Please help, I cannot go back to my old disk, every time I run it,
more files get corrupt.

A:How to reinstall windows 8.1 when your computer came pre-installed with windows 8

I found the solution, which was the solution for a completely different issue, but it works
load up the recovery disk, go to command prompt, and enter these commands:
Bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /fixBoot
bootrec /rebuildBCD

restart and your computer will work like new

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