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I need have 3 Windows installation on one SSD HDD

Q: I need have 3 Windows installation on one SSD HDD

Hi,
I need have 3 Windows 7 installation on one SSD (500GB)
I wish have two the same Windows 7 PRO 64 bit(on separated partitions, or one as VHD) - can I simply clone it by Acronis or Sysinternals HD2VHD ?
Thirth Windows will be other 32 bit installation (on separated partition or on VHD)
How can I make this? Will be have each Windows the same settings of root HDD (C:\) ?

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Preferred Solution: I need have 3 Windows installation on one SSD HDD

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MBR issue was came in lenovo laptop. DVD writer are read some CD's not all CD's. but DVD are not reading. so i install the Windows Vista (Home Basic) from a bootable pen drive.
firstly i deleted all the drives and create the three partitions.
during installation process when it reach to option of installing updates before complete installation option, it restart. after restarted it again start the installation of windows if i have not removed the pen drive when it is restart.
so when it is going to restart after installing updates option, i have removed the pen drive then it come to complete installation option.
i have query why it again start the windows installation during installation process.
Is there any problem in hard disk. please suggest.

A:laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

I don't know which version of vista you have so you can see both options here.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
Repair Install For Vista
Both thanks to Brink.

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Hi;

I need to do a repair of Windows but I do not have the original Windows installation cd. I lost it in a fire a years ago..Is there a workaround for this?

Help

A:Perform a Windows repair installation without the original Windows installation cd

Not without having a Windows installation cd.

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Hello,
I was trying to install windows XP home edition in my custom build desktop. Every time I tried to format my hard drive and install windows its coming back with not copying so many files from windows setup. Sometimes its copying the files when I pressed enter but sometimes I had to press esc to skip the file. I tried reformatting and every time it ended up in not copying some different files. These are the steps I have done so far
1) I replaced my optical drive with a brand new cd drive to make sure its reading the disc properly
2) I checked hard disk in BIOS hard drive test and its came back with no errors in it
3) I tried with 3 different windows installation disc to eliminate errors due to scratches on cd surface.

Could anybody please tell me what else I can do to complete my installation properly. Thanks in advance

A:unable to copy installation files during windows xp home edition installation. help ?

try 1 stick of ram until windows is installed.

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The problem occurs after Windows 10 installs the latest Windows 10 updates.  The first occurrence of difficulty produced deletion of all the Office applications from their respective directories.  The second occurrence produced a transition from
"activated" to "not activated' in Office.  Many, many numbers had to be read over the phone to Microsoft to regain "activated" status.  This won't do.

MARK D ROCKMAN

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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic but I think it is.

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. Recently I made the decision to restore my system to "out-of-the-factory" settings using the Toshiba program that came with the computer to do this. This went well.

when this was done, the computer restarted, and after the normal start-up screen, it began installing windows.

About halfway through this process, my brother decided it would be funny to turn off the computer in the middle of the installation.

when I turned the computer back on, it went to the windows installation again, but very soon an error message came up saying

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

However, after pressing OK, the computer restarts, but the same error message comes up, leaving me in a loop.

So is there anything I can do to fix this? Or does my brother owe me a new computer?

Btw I don't care about losing data, I have everythign backed-up on an external hard drive.

A:"Computer restarted unexpectedly....windows installation cannot proceed" installation loop.

I think you need to reformat C: (delete the partition) and (redo partition) using ntfs drive and restart the installation. Do you have a OS Windows Disk?

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem installing Windows Vista. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation". It completely freezes at that point and after 1 hour or so goes to a black screen where i can see nothing but my mouse pointer.

I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it's brand new Vista compatible. In fact it came with Vista installed and it was working perfectly fine until I decided to reformat it so that I could check if my new hd i tried installing was the main reason for this installation failure.

I saw a post with similar problems explaining that the BIOS was in need to be updated, but my BIOS is up to date and vista compatible.

My laptop specs are as follows:

Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600
17.0 inch Wide Screen UXGA+ TLLCD
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem,
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card
Can someone please help me out! Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Windows Vista installation freezes at "completing installation&q

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try to restart the computer, it takes me to a black screen with a bunch of computer gibberish on it and says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". In other words, I am getting a message from windows 7 telling me to reboot my computer without the windows 7 disc, but the computer WILL NOT reboot without the disc. When I click on "custom (advanced)" instead of "upgrade", it takes me to a page that says "where do you want to install windows?" with a blank box and a message at the bottom that says "no drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
I have tried everything in my capacity as someone who sucks with computers and need help from someone who doesn't. Thanks for the help.

A:Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc

What is the BIOS set to boot 1st from? (Hard drive, CD/rom, USB)

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

A:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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Comp Spec

CPU ? E6600
GPU-ATI 4780
MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0)
Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz

What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare.

First of all I attached the hardrive and installed windows 7 without a hitch. Then for some reason the installation got corrupted (I think in my haste I restarted the comp while it was installing a million updates). No problem I thought, I?ll format the hdd and install it again. This is where things started to go wrong.
First of all I got the bootmgr missing error when trying to install from the disk so I created a bootable usb pen and everything seemed to be going fine, however when the system reboots it hangs on completing Installation and after 5 mins or so I get the BSoD (restarts too quick of me to read) and the comp restarts. I?ve spent hours/days trawling the forums and trying various fixes but none seem to work for me


What I?ve tried

- AHCI is enabled
- Swapped an usb keyboard for an old one (whatever they?re called)
- Disconnected everything when window reinstall during installation that I can (keyboard, mouse
- Disconected everything I Can from the MB ? wireless adapter, 3 sticks of ram (Left with 1 stick of 1GB), optical drive
- Swapped gfx cards
- Booted in safe mode as far as I could and tried to disable the VGA display adapters.
- Run RAM tests ? passed al... Read more

A:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing Installation” - I’m at my

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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I just bought a new hard drive and a brand new Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disc and I am doing a clean install on the new hard drive. it seems that everything is going normal, but at a random time during the installation, the computer just shuts off. sometimes it doesn't even get to the installation when it shuts off. sometimes it shuts off in the middle of the "windows is loading files..." black screen. there are no beeps when it shuts off or when I turn it back on. there are also no error codes. whenever i turn it back on it simply acts as if it never tried to install windows and starts the boot all over from the disc. i have no idea what the problem is. Please help ASAP

A:Windows 7 Installation - Computer Shuts Off During Installation

Take a look at these posts:

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Can you post your specs
Filling out System Specs

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Hi, all. I've loaded a driver into my Windows 7 Pro x64 installation, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation".

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

How do I force unsigned driver installation (without rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite)?

A:Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try booting into Safe Mode (F8 on startup) where you can choose to force unsigned driver installs in Windows 64-bit.

I think you can also do it by changing Group Policy parameters: Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7

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Hello all!
for 3 days now iv been trying to install w7 32bit.
i have read a lot of messages here about fixing my problem and non of them was a success.
When installing w7, after the first reset, the installation returns to the screen where it shows the progress of the installation.
the only thing left is "completing installation". it hangs on that screen for hours and wouldnt contoniue. i can move my mouse but it dosent give much help.
things i tried untill now:
1, disconnecting all drives beside the one i want to install w7 on it.
2. disconnecting a pci card of USB2 slots.
3. disable all usb controls from bios (my mouse and keyboard are connected with "blue" and "purple" connections)
4. disable floppy ( which does not exist)- which didnt solve the problem but made the installation much faster)
5. Change in the bios from PCI to PEG
Additional Notes: I have only one monitor which is a LCD TV which connected to the nvidia graphic card with DVI to HD cable. in the installation it shows that i have 3 partitions in this hardisk and i have only 2 as far as i know. the third one has a 8MB capacity, mybe its related some how...
I have seen that people gave suggestions about a utility which fixes the hardrive and maybe solve the problem, but i have no operating system to do so.
I dont know much about my computer and i dont have any operating system to check it. i only know that i have intel core 1.8 ghz, 2gb ram, some gigabyte motherboard,... Read more

A:Windows 7 32bit installation freezes at "completing installation" (AGA

Is it the stage where it freezes ?
Which process of installation are you trying ? Are you upgrading your XP installation with windows 7 ; or you installing 7 with formatting the C drive ? Sometimes upgrading takes enormous time to be completed compared with clean install .

You follow this tutorial : Clean Install Windows 7 ... follow steps 6, 7 and 8 carefully , I hope there would not be a further problem . All the best

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I can't seem to install Windows 7 on my PC after I installed my new ASUS EAH5450 Series
graphics card,but before I installed the card Windows 7 works perfectly fine on my PC,here's what i've tried to do

1.Restore BIOS Settings to default
2.Wipe the WHOLE hard disk
3.Remove the graphics card and try to install Windows 7

none have worked so I tried to check my PC with "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor" and the results came out,everything is compatible except my software which i will CLEAN install not upgrade.

My Spec is
Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU E6300 2.80GHz
RAM 2GB DDR2
Graphics card is (OnBoard) nVidia GeForce 7050
and like I said I installed ASUS EAH5450 Series (1GB DDR3)

A:Windows 7 installation hangs on "Completing Installation"

you might want to go back and make sure your bios settings are configured correctly, default is not necessarily optimal or correct.

formatting the drive in the window's installer is a good thing.

try it again from the top after confirming the bios settings. if you have all sata drives you might want to make sure ahci is enabled.

also you might try disabling the onboard video. if you can see the install process on the new video card it should be fine. also i am thinking that having both enabled should not be an issue, but it might be a driver conflict. having only one enabled simplifies things.

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So i am installing Windows 7 Home Premium x32-bit to my laptop, which right now has Ultimate installed. I am trying to do a clean install. Every time i go trough the options, i never receive the window asking for type of installation (upgrade or clean install). image related.

I don't know if it's because i am have no way to upgrade. I tried this on another laptop that had windows vista, and it did not give me the option either. After installing Windows 7, i had some previous files show up on my newly install windows 7 laptop. I am planning on selling my laptop, and i don't want any of my files on the PC.

Thank you.

A:Installation of Windows 7 "no option for custom installation"

Download Darrick's Boot and Nuke (DBAN). Use it as input to a program like ImgBurn to create a bootable CD.

Boot it. When you get to the prompt, type autonuke and press Enter. Let it run for a few minutes. That will wipe out the MBR (Master Boot Record) and the Partition Table so the drive will be unallocated, unformatted (RAW).

Now start your install by booting the Win 7 install DVD. It will take care of everything for you and there will be nothing left of your data.

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C) I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.
Regards.

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Hi, I'm french
and it's difficult for me to find an answer in this forum. Excuse my english.
My problem. When I start my computer I 've black screen and "windows boot manager" 's message.

Insert your windows installation disk ...
File / boot/ BCD
Status : 0xc000000f
Info : an error ...

So, my CD / DVD is KO.
I try to boot system with USB key. In this usb key I have iso windows 7 downloaded on a french site.
No results ans a message : Invalid system disk. Replace the disk and press any key.

I 've to erase my USB key in NTFS ? FAT 32 ?
How to have a boot key ?
Thanks for answer

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So I just reformatted my computer with Windows XP SP3 and some minor issue is really bugging me. I've seen other computers before like this, but this is the first time this has happened to me. First off, I think the two problems are related, but whatever, the first is a drag & drop issue. Anytime in the explorer windows when I click and drag (whether selecting files or not) it no longer appears as a lightly colored box, and instead a gray box with nothing but an outline of the area selected. When I select more than one file and begin to drag them, they no longer appear as semi-invisible files, and now just are gray outlined boxes. When I move or expand/minimize a window, it doesn't show the window moving, just a gray outlined box moving where the window would be. Of course when you let go of the click, everything is as it should be, but it's just something irritating me at the moment after 10 years of usage.

I am pretty sure it all ties into each other as the same issue, most likely a registry thing, but thanks to anyone who can let me know what to do in order to get back to what it should look like. I wish I could better describe it as I know it was a little hard for a real accurate description. So basically, a lot of the maneuvers that should be happening are looking more like an older version of Windows.

Whoever can help, thanks. If you want to know more info just ask.
 

A:Solved: Drag & Drop + Moving Windows changed after re-Installation of Windows (Regest

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C). I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.
Regards.
 

A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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My computer crashed and my IT department built a bespoke Window repair disk which I have copied onto a bootable USB. I can boot from the USB, but when I select Windows repair, I cannot see the Windows installation, nor does the machine recognise the removable
drive. The only drive that I see is Boot (X:). I also tried loading various drivers without success. What am I missing?

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We are seeing EMET 5.5 closing office applications and IE automatically on Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and Windows 10 (x64 bit) during installation.
Anybody experiencing this issue during installation?
Any suggestions?

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Hello,  G580 Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 2189 - Model 59359963 (Serial#CB21910440) / CB21910440.2189 My HDD stoped to work a week ago (noisy sound and HDD not detected in BIOS). I bought the new one.  The question is where can I download the Windows 8 installation image which woud't ask me for serial number like all the downloads from microsoft do? Lenovo USBRecoveryCreator doesn't helps me because it require some kind of product tie up with my account, but all i can do is to find my laptop by serial number but can't tie it to account. Thank you.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6108 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, -1265 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595439 MB, Free - 545055 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

When I download and install Windows Live Email 2011 onto Windows 7 64bit, will the installation automatically
find and install the correct server designations? Will the app then be ready for immediate use or is there anything else I have to do?
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Mail 2011 Installation on Windows 7 64bit

Windows Live Mail 2012 is the most current version.

I personally use it with Windows 7 32-bit.

If I remember correctly, you need to enter the correct email settings for your Internet Service Provider(ISP) after it's installed.

---------------------------------------------------------

After you download and save the wlsetup-web.exe file, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to run it.

Make sure to uncheck all the extras you don't want to install with the email app.

If you don't, you'll wind up with a computer full unnecessary apps.

If you're not sure how to install it and set it up, you need to have a computer-knowledgeable person help you.

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Hello everyone! Sadly my first post here is written under pretty bad circumstances. I am one of the many people whose systems (in my case a Precision 15 5510) were "automatically" upgraded to Windows 10 without warning, as Microsoft changed the status of Windows 10 from an 'optional update' to that of a 'reccommended update'. After the installation completed, I was presented with the EULA and selected the 'decline' option and Windows notified me that if I continue with this option it will 'attempt to re-install Windows 7' so I did that. After supposedly re-installing Windows 7, my system restarted and booted with the Windows 7 logo but before the login screen appeared I got a blue screen and the laptop restarted. This subsequently happened every time I attempted to start my laptop, except for when I tried to boot in safe mode (which it did successfully). I restarted the laptop, pressed F8 and selected the Repair option and the Dell Backup and Recovery option after that. I selected the drive I want to backup (C:) from the menu and was notified to insert a Flash Drive or a SD card that has more than 43GB free. I inserted a 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SanDisk Extreme, which is meant to be really fast) and clicked 'Next'. Dell Backup and Recovery has since been stuck on the next screen which says "Backing up your data and Dell Backup and Recovery settings" with the progress bar just flashing by rather than actually showin... Read more

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Hello i have a computer with win7 32 bit .And it started responding very slowly after an year or so.
So i decided to move onto Win8 64 bit.but after downloading i realized that win 8 64bit setup couldnt run on win 7 32 bit.So i decided to do a clean install from a flash drive of 16 gb.So when i started my computer and tried to boot into the flash drive it got stuck at the message "Verifying DMI Pool Data".I left it there for an hour but still no progress.

Please help me out of this situation .
Any help would be appreciated

A:Windows 8.1 installation stuck at verifying DMI Pool Data on Windows 7

Win8 is not an upgrade, but a quirky phone app pretending to be an OS. You'd be better off working through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to resolve the problems with 7 which always runs perfectly if it is installed and maintained correctly.

Format the flash stick using Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Then boot the stick as a UEFI device in BIOS Boot Menu to install as UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If problems persist test your hardware from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

You can also set to Legacy, CSM with Legacy Boot first in BIOS setup, then install WIn7 normally to an MBR drive. In either case you should delete all partitions during the booted install.

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So i have seen many pages with the issue of mouse and keyboard not being detected at the language selection page during the windows 7 enterprise installation, so i was bale to find a work around for that issue by patching the ISO file with the USB 3.0 drivers,
I was able to move past the language selection page and install the OS, when installation completed and the system rebooted, it wont detect the mouse or keyboard at the "set up windows - Type a name for our PC" page.

Please help!!!
  

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

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Hello,
I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron n4030 laptop. It runs without any glitches. But when I try installing Windows 7 OS on this PC the installation stops at the windows logo screen which comes at the beginning of the installation process. I have tried installing using a Windows 7 installation DVD. The same laptop ran Windows 7 before I switched to Ubuntu a couple of years back. Now I want to switch back to Windows 7 but I cant install it. Any help would be most welcome.

A:Windows 7 installation from bootable DVD stuck at windows logo screen

Work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have Windows 7 premium in my Laptop, i urgently need Windows XP installed as i have some software that only run in XP, some PLC software only run in XP platform.. no way except installing XP
I'd like to install windows XP in another partition in my hard disk , so i can have 2 dual boot..
Wen i start doing this , the process going and computer boots form the CD and in one stage i get blue screen that does not allow me to complete the installation ..
is there any help would be highly appreciated

A:Windows XP installation as dual boot with Windows 7 Home Premium

The ancient XP CD doesn't have modern SATA drivers so can't see your hard drive. Easiest solution is to virtualize XP in Win7 using freeware like VMWare or Virtual Box.

The only way to insert the SATA driver if you can find it for your SATA controller if you still have a floppy drive SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot or you can try slipstreaming in the XP CDr: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Then shrink the C partition, boot XP CD to create and full format the partition in the shrink space, install there. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I know nothing about computers so please bear with my lack of knowledge.  Here is where I am at:
 
It seemed my notebook crashed.  It restarted and came to a black screen and "setup is starting services" then the popup windows cannot complete installation in safe mode.  To continueinstalling windows, restart the computer".  I have and have and have.  I have tried all the different ways in the boot menu and it just keeps coming to this.
 
I somehow managed to get to a CHDSK screen (the most progress I have made) and it ran thru the different stages, then restarted,
 
But, with every restart, the screen says "setup is starting services".
 
A pop up come on saying "windows cannot complete installation in safe mode.  To continue installing windows, restart the computer".  Every time.  I'm trying to follow along here but I can not get anywhere with this problem.  I have gone thru all the options in the different menus and nothing works.  I just end up with the same messages.
 
I have tried all the different options in the advanced boot options.
 
I'm lost.

A:Windows 7 blackscreen, "windows cannot complete installation in safe mode"

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The hdd crashed fatally on my laptop, os was originally win 7 home prem. updated to win 10. I installed new hdd, used recovery disk set to re-install factory condition.  I had planned to re-install win 10 but most of my program disks were lost/destroyed
in Hurricane Harvey flooding, and the free installation of win 10 has ended. so I tried updating my win 7 install. Tried using windows update but the update service will not start up at all  nor will windows defender. I downloaded win 7 sp-1, burned it
to disk twice, installs failed catastrophically. All help appreciated    

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

A:Is a new license key required when changing from a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installation to a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit? What about Win 8.1 Pro downgrade?

I was replied in the English forums: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/6307f163-ad9d-415d-9a6f-60b3ad0ffe30/is-a-new-license-key-required-when-changing-from-a-windows-7-pro-64-bit-installation-to-a-windows-7?forum=w7itproinstall

Thank you anyway.

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Yesterday I installed the trial version of Windows Live OneCare on my computer. I happen to be running Windows Vista Home Premium. After installation I noticed in the taskbar that the OneCare icon was red and opened it up to see what needed to be tended to. It turned out to be that the Windows Automatic Update was turned off, so I proceeded to turn it back on and the icon turned green.

Not more than 5 minutes later I noticed the icon was red again and checked once more to see that once again Windows Automatic Update was turned off, so again I turned it back on. This has happened numerous times without me doing anything, so my question is why or how is my Automatic Updates turning itself off?

Thanks in advance,
Mark

P. S. If a HijackThis log is needed, please let me know.

A:Windows Automatic Update turning off after Windows OneCare installation

I'm sorry but as far as I am aware the Vista version of OneCare is still in beta (meaning they're not done working on it yet, it's still being tested):

"http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm" New: Windows Vista users, try the beta edition of the scanner, just for Windows Vista.

Beta Edition is located here: http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm

and this is apparently the location for OneCare Vista when it becomes available: http://get.live.com/windowsvista/onecare

Partie?

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I used Windows AIK to build an answer file (unattend.xml).  In this file I specified skipping the EULA, a very specific disk layout and other things.  I then copied my unattend.xml to my golden master and fed that file to sysprep to seal the image.
 I captured the image and renamed the file to "install.wim" and copied it to my standard Windows PE boot USB.  Whenever I boot on this drive Windows 7 starts the installation from the standard "Install Windows" dialog where you
click "Install Now".  Then it goes to EULA and disk layout just like a standard DVD install.  How do you get it to do an unattended install?  I follow MS directions so that's where I'm confused.
My unattend.xml is obviously within my install.wim.  How does the installer access it during the installation?  Are you guys using the file as an autoattend.xml?  I just don't get it.

Ken-

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

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So i have seen many pages with the issue of mouse and keyboard not being detected at the language selection page during the windows 7 enterprise installation, so i was bale to find a work around for that issue by patching the ISO file with the USB 3.0 drivers,
I was able to move past the language selection page and install the OS, when installation completed and the system rebooted, it wont detect the mouse or keyboard at the "set up windows - Type a name for our PC" page.

Please help!!!
  

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Hi,

I have Windows Vista Home Premium installed.

When I installed the updates shown in the attached screen printout and restart the computer (Gateway laptop with Intel T2060 1.6GHz) I get the following message: "An unauthorized change has been made to your licence", I'm been ask to activate Windows online (although I already activated Windows!), which I can't do since I don't have a LAN connection...

The only solution I found was to restore to before this update installation and disable Windows update... which is a bit annoying, right?

I ran avast anti-virus and uniblue spyeraser... problem is still there.

Any help, please?
(I must say I purchased this laptop second-hand)

A:[SOLVED] can't start Windows (Vista) after Windows update installation

I would say selectively install them one at a time till you find the one that is causing the issue, and then research as to why it is doing this. Someone else may have a more pinpoint answer, but this is where I would start.

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Hey folks. Hoping someone here can help me. Im currently running windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I'm trying to upgrade to windows 10. Everything runs smooth until the installing software and drivers part of the upgrade where my pc restarts like it says it would but then after coming back to the upgrade screen, it starts reverting back to windows 7. I dont get any error messages and so have no idea whats going on with it.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.
 

A:Windows 10 upgrade reverts back to Windows 7 mid installation

windows 10 upgrade was not successful, it seems a lot of issues for upgrade windows 10
 

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Hello,
I am using a Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on this laptop and now I am trying to shift to windows 7. I had previously used windows 7 on this same laptop. But during installation of windows 7 this time it always gets stuck at the windows logo screen. I have tried using DVD as well as bootable USB drive, both with same unsuccessful result.
I will really appreciate the help.

A:My windows 7 installation stops at the windows logo screen

Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Problem:

Windows XP is installed on top of 2000 PRO in the same partition. I want to keep XP but I don't know how to uninstall 2000 PRO. I tried to uninstall both but no programs are showing up in Add or Remove Programs list in either 2000 PRO or XP. I am able to choose which operating system to use but programs are not showing up. They are still there just not visible with either installation.
Reason:

I did this because I was having wireless router problems and in a moment of frustration, I upgraded to XP without thinking it through. The original problem was being connected to my wireless router but not receiving any packets even though packets were being sent. Anyways, upgrading to XP did not resolve this problem. I am still unable to connect my laptop to my wireless connection.

The result I'm looking for is to run XP (only) and be able to figure out why I'm unable to connect to the internet.

I would categorize myself as beginner/intermediate with operating systems so detailed instructions would be helpful.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help with this.

Please ask if more information is needed!
~Tracy

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3839 Mb
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Hi,

I need your help pls!

My uncle purchased a brand new Sony Laptop Vaio with Windows 8. He clicked the button to update them to Windows 8 pro (he said this button was when Windows 8 logged on for the first time). After downloading (normal procedure) Windows 8 pro, and during Installation, he was asked to enter his Windows 8 pro key. He doesn't have any, he thought he would be able to do it by entering his existing Windows 8 key (that the whole thing was a promo). AS a result he doesn't have a registration code.

How can he revert back to using windows 8? Because he tells me that now when he restarts the Vaio, he gets to the windows 8 pro page waiting for registration key. He also said that the key f8 (I told him to press it during boot to see his options) doesn't do anything at all.

So i need your help pls!

A:Revert back to Windows 8, during Windows 8pro installation

One option is to reset the laptop to factory settings:

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I need some assistance.
Previously I had Windows 7 64 installed on Hard Disk. I decided to re-install on a SSD drive without wiping the hard drive and everything went as planned. When I boot it gives me a text screen boot choice of Windows 7 SSD or Windows 7 HDD......So I thought I knew what I was doing.

Needed Windows 8.1 for some Bluetooth work so I installed a second Samsung SSD and proceeded to install Windows 8.1. Upon completion of the install Windows 8.1 boots up and Shows a Nice icon screen of OS choices Windows 7 SSD, Windows 7 HDD or Windows 8.1. So for 1 minute I was impressed with Windows 8.
Until I actually tried booting Windows 7!
On restart I got an error....
a Recent hardware/software change installed a file that is signed incorrectly.
\windows\system32\winload.exe
STATUS: 0xC0000428
info: digital signature could not be verified.

I tried using the Windows 7 CD to do a repair but no luck
I tried reading some posts here and tried to follow some suggestions on this one
Windows 7 Help Forums > Windows 7 help and support > Installation & Setup ? GPT Win 8 Dual boot installation killed Win 7 MBR boot option.

I installed EasyBCD and removed the Windows 7 entries and added them again but the result is still the same.
I disabled Fast startup Mode in Windows 8.1 but that didn't help
I TRIED TO DISCONNECT THE WINDOWS 8.1 DRIVE but still Windows 7 would not boot.
So now I cannot run Windows 7 drives at all.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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A:Windows 8.1 installation killed working Windows 7 install

Can you download free Partition Wizard CD, rightclick to burn with Windows Image burner to CD, boot and post back a camera snap of the full drive map showing all listings?
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums
How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

This sounds difficult but is really easy and will save a lot of time since we'll immediately be able to see which partition is booting the multi-boot, most likely the first installed OS, signified by the System flag. It also needs to be marked Active or else Mark Partition Active.

Then I would unplug Win8 hard drive, make sure Win7 System HD remains set first to boot in BIOS setup, boot Win7 DVD to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to restart the Win7 Dual Boot.

If this fails, unplug the other Win7 drive and run the 3 repairs on the Win7 System partition HD until it starts.

You can then mark Active and do these repairs on the other Win7 drive while it is plugged in alone to make it independently bootable via the BIOS, or plug it in to add it using EasyBCD from the System partition HD.

Afterwards plug back in the Win8 drive making sure the System partition HD remains set first to boot in BIOS. Install EasyBCD to the System partition Win7 to add Win8. Again you could also plug it in alone, mark Active to run Windows 8 Automatic Repair from the Windows 8 disk if you want to make it independently bootable via the BIOS.

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We have a Dell inspiron laptop which has been trying to update to windows 10. After several unsuccessful attempts, on a recent start-up we're now getting a blue screen with error message '0xc0000185'. The solution is insert a DVD or USB with windows installed on and re-install windows. We have neither, as the computer did not come with an installation disk and it's not possible to get into windows and create a bootable USB. 
I should also mention that after running the Dell diagnostics, there was a problem with the hard drive, error message 2000-0142, validation 95040. A quick google suggests the hard drive itself might be damaged, is it possible that the windows 10 update has caused this? It would be a huge coincidence if not, either way it's very annoying that the Windows 10 update has rendered the laptop unusable. I'd first like to try and re-install windows 8.1 and see if that works, but we don't have any other laptops running windows 7 or 8 which is required for the windows 8.1 creation media tool on the Microsoft website:

We have laptops running Windows Vista and Mac OS-X Yosemite. I know it's possible to create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows 8.1 on a mac, but for that you need a Windows 8.1 iso image file, which we don't have and it does not seem possible to download anywhere legally without paying for another copy of Windows 8.1, which we shouldn't need to do as the laptop in question came pre-installed with i... Read more

A:Creating windows 8.1 installation media on non-windows 7/8 laptop

Well 2000-0142 means the HDD has failed and you should replace it with a new HDD/SSD (SSD recommended) as soon as possible. Windows 10 shouldn't damage the HDD but an attempted OS upgrade will write a lot of data to the HDD and it was probably on its last legs.
On your Vista computer download the 10130 .iso and use it as an intermediate OS to get Windows 10 Pro RTM:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-%E2%86%92-windows-10-free-upgrade/
Do the same on your other system when you replace the HDD with a SSD as you have no other form of Installation Media.

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I am using Windows 8.1x64 in UEFI mode. My motherboard is Gigabyte H77M-D3H. My hard disk is configured to use AHCI. A few days back I needed to use system restore from my repair disk because of a system crash. To my horror when I selected System Restore from my Windows repair disk it showed-:
"To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows Installation to restore. Restart this computer select an operating system, and then select system restore."

Now I don't have multiple Windows installations but I do have Debian Linux x64 dual booted with Windows 8.1. the Debian Linux also boots in UEFI mode. Is this problem caused by the fact that I am dual booting ? If anyone has Linux dual booted please do check if you can system restore from the windows repair disk.

I can perform a system restore from the inside of the OS fine. But I need it working from the outside also. What I have tried is running diskpart from the repair disk and selecting my partition on which Windows is installed and then running system restore but this had no effect. Can I boot up windows and then select to boot from my CD ? Like, before Windows completes booting I can have the repair disk boot up or something. Could it be that I am booting my CD in legacy rather than UEFI ?

Please help. If anyone has faced this problem before please give their feed back.

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A:Windows System Restore cannot detect Windows installation

Could it be that I am booting my CD in legacy rather than UEFI ?



That is a possibility. Try booting your installation DVD in UEFI mode and check whether "System Restore" works.

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Just re-installed windows 7 64bit brand new. I've noticed two times recently that after I get all bunch of windows automatic scheduled updates I had problems with rebooting as normal. To be more specifically, the screen get stuck at 15% configuring service pack..
I never had this problem before and I use the sale old Windows service Pack1 CD that I bought 2 years before. Is this some kind of update bug in the updates?

Thanks in advance!

A:New windows installation 64bit Windows 7 crashing at 15% configuring.

If you can obtain a windows 7 sp1 integrated iso you can use your current key with the newer disc and avoid the sp1 update altogether.

This is the approach I have taken to since xp had its first service pack. The integrated fresh installs always seemed a little faster and less resistant to future change.

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Hello.

Recently I tried to install windows 8. The process went well until near the end whwn I received a message saying that the installation was not sucessfull and that the system was going to be reverted to Windows 7.

The next boot with windows 7 I noticed that permissions on some folders and/or files had been changed and I cannot acess those folders.

Is it possible that this is a result of the failed installation? If so what can I do?

Thank you.

Rogerio Tojeiro

A:Windows 7 permissions corrupted after failed windows 8 installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rogerio53


Hello.

Recently I tried to install windows 8. The process went well until near the end whwn I received a message saying that the installation was not sucessfull and that the system was going to be reverted to Windows 7.

The next boot with windows 7 I noticed that permissions on some folders and/or files had been changed and I cannot acess those folders.

Is it possible that this is a result of the failed installation? If so what can I do?

Thank you.

Rogerio Tojeiro


Hi Rogerio Tojeiro,

I believe you have a corrupt installation of windows on the system. It is more likely that it would cause error in present and in future as well.

It would be better if you have a clean install of windows on the system:

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

If you face any error installing the same please share it in details with us so we can assist you further. Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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