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windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

Q: windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

im stuck on what to do. i have been without an os for 3 days now. i am currently using my playstation 3 which is no good i want my vista back. so when i go to install it gives me the error " windows cannot be installed to this disc. the selected disc is of the gpt partition style". i have followed some instructions to diskpart. but after ive seletced my disk and i press enter then type clean and press enter, i dont actually know if it has done anything or doing anything. i cant type anything else after that as it says to type exit in the instructions after typing clean, but it simply wont let my type it. so im hoping someone can shed some light on to this problem for me as ive been stuck for 3 days now and i really am at my last teather with this machine its about to be thrown out the window.

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Preferred Solution: windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

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A: windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

download gparted and then format your disc. or download linux and format your disc

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
I believe that UEFI is a goo... Read more

A:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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Hi my installer stalls when selecting partition, although desired partition shows in available drives window installer reports it can't find it when partition selected. The installer worked fine installing to partition on my netbook. I tried formatting partition from win 8 installer - worked fine.

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How do I make a Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disk using my Windows x64 Pro Disk? I read somewhere that the four versions of Windows 7 x64 (Starter, Home, Pro and Ultimate) are all on the Setup DVD you buy, the difference is only in the Setup.ins and boot pictures?

I want to make a Slip-streamed Setup DVD for Ultimate. How? Thanks, Donald

A:Make Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disc using Windows x64 Pro Disc

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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Hello every one.
I have "dell inspiron 7000 series 7537" come with Windows 8.1 pro pre-installed on SSHD (1To+8Go)
I have idiotically deleted my "C" and "D" but I didn't toutch any other partition.
I have end up with unallocated free space so I have repatitionate it into 03 partitions.
Now when i try to instal windows 8.1 enterprise it telle me that
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."
now I have a laptop without OS .
so what should i do to recover my factory image on the recovery partion
or how to instal the enterprise edition.
thanks

A:The selected disk is of the GPT partition style

Originally Posted by cambob


"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."



Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link







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Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

- Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.



Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

- Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then boot from the Windows... Read more

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I have a problem trying to set up raid 1. I have a new PC with W7 Pro 64 bit installed and have migrated everything off the old failing desktop. Everything works well and W7 has no problem booting. I can take W7 image dumps as well. Somewhere in the process of setting up RAID I have done something that does not allow me to complete the process. I decided to use the Install Disk and do a startup repair to clear things, but for some reason neither the Install Disc or the W7 System Repair disc find a system to repair yet my system boots properly.
I've read that I can image dump the whole thing, enter BIOS and setup Raid 1 properly and then restore the image. The proper drivers for RAID were loaded. Can someone tell me if this process would work? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Neither W7 install disc or W7 repair disc find my new system

Win7 doesn't much like dated RAID technology, and doesn't need it with built-in drive imaging.

If you wanted to RAID your new PC you'd have reimage or reinstall anyway.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Macrium - Image your system

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Hello,

I want to completely wipe my HDD (format it externally with an IDE enclosure) and restore Vista Home premium with my manufacturer's restore DVD. Will this work or do I actually need an official vista installation disc?

Thanks.

A:Is there a difference between install disc and restore disc?

You manufacturer's restore disc will revert your computer back to the way it was when you bought it. I.E the way it was when you pulled it out of the box. This includes any preloaded software or what have you.

The Vista disc will allow you to reinstall WindowsVista ALONE! with no accessories or anthing else.

Hope that helps :)

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I want to do a clean install of Windows, but either I will get the message: ""this request could not be performed because of an i/o device error." or the XP Install Disc shows as a CDA audio disc with one track.

I never get the option to boot from the disc when I startup the computer. The disc works fine in other computers.

I have a Plextor 708a DVD+-R drive. And an odd thing is that in the Device manager it shows as a "PHEXTKR DRDR PX)708A". I have tried to uninstall and reinstall the drivers for the DVD drive, but it comes up the same way.

A:XP Install Disc Shows as Audio Disc

Quote:





Originally Posted by mikeydangerous


I want to do a clean install of Windows, but either I will get the message: ""this request could not be performed because of an i/o device error." or the XP Install Disc shows as a CDA audio disc with one track.

I never get the option to boot from the disc when I startup the computer. The disc works fine in other computers.

I have a Plextor 708a DVD+-R drive. And an odd thing is that in the Device manager it shows as a "PHEXTKR DRDR PX)708A". I have tried to uninstall and reinstall the drivers for the DVD drive, but it comes up the same way.




have you tested another copy of the cd?

also this :""this request could not be performed because of an i/o device error." is a issue means the cd rom is almost out the door.

change bus ccables and test again, if that fails test another cd rom ( you can buy them for like 20$ )

might be worth it....

thanks
Wolf~

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Hi guys,

A while back I backed up my XP disc (rather badly) by copying all of the files to a storage drive. I've since lost the disc, and am trying to recreate the disc so I can do a fresh install. However, the disc isn't being recognised just after BIOS is (when I boot up the computer).

I have Ashampoo Burning Studio, and I can choose a file that will be executed automatically after BIOS. Which file is executed normally when you put your XP disc in (and have the boot priority set to CD-ROM in BIOS)? If this won't work, is there a program I can get that will burn the disc so it is recognised and boots to the install screen when I boot up?

Thanks for your help, and I hope that makes sense (I'm not sure on how to explain it exactly).
Kallak

EDIT: Sorry if a similar question has been posted elsewhere, I did a search and couldn't find one.

EDIT: I could try and reword this if it doesn't make sense, just drop a reply - cheers.
 

A:XP Disc won't install - disc won't autorun

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I have part C:with windows 7 home premium OA and S: created and empty at this time . I need use a new system and windows 7 in same time , xp or vista .

When i try to install xp home ... xp are to much old to be use with windows 7.

Do you have solution for me .please .

Thank you .

A:Windows 7 partition disc

A simple way to do this is with a program such as VirtualBox. Use it to run XP while Windows 7 is running.

Instructional video (a bit outdated, but close enough for you to get the idea):

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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hi every one

i'm sorry if my topic is not in the wright department

and sorry again

my Problem is

i have tow hard disc and need ti instal 2 windows copy
in ech one of them
but the big problem is

i want when the pc startup founde in bios screen
2 choice
1st : xp
2nd : 7
and choose what i want to log in

this problem is making me soooooo crazy for 3 days and
finally i found a solution for it
but it is so poor
i remove one hard disc and instal the windows
and did the same for the second hard disc

but cause Moore time and hard to start my work
soo plzzzzzz
i just need someone help me and be Patient with me


your's
KOORY

A:install windows 7 in hard disc and XP in another hard disc in same pc

See this tutorial for how to setup a dual boot environment with Windows 7 and XP. It covers both methods, XP installed first or Windows 7 installed first.

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May some1 tell me how to burn windows setup disc into dvd disc?

Cauz everytime i try it doesnt work and it keep asking a blank dvd disc when is blank. And when i insert my dvd disc. It freezes at "My Computer" when i try to check D: which is where the blank dvd is located

And when i try to burn it into a dvd disc

It says asking to erase data in the disc. but is a completely brand new and blank dvd disc. It says " Error Erasing Media"

A:How To Burn Windows Setup Disc Into DVD Disc?

Setup disk? I'm not sure I understand. What, exactly, are you trying to burn to DVD?

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Windows ME Computer has a CD-ROM in it, which shoud be able to read data from a disc. If I put in a data disc and go to my computer, it shows the D drive with the little disc and music notes by the disc. When you doubleclick it to open the CD it takes you right to windows media player. No matter what you do it always opens windows media player. I am helping a co worker of my wife with this computer. They must have had it working at one time cause they have games in the computer that probabaly came from discs. anyway, why does it bring up windows media all the time, why does it show the musical notes beside the disc in my computer? how can I get it to read a data disc? I removed her CD-ROM and hooked up an old burner I had and it installed and worked right away. I went to mycomputer and it showed the D drive with the disc but this time without the musical notes, I doubleclicked it and it brought up the data on the disc I had in right away with no problem. So, my question is, I will have to take my CD-Burner out of her computer and put hers back in. How can I get hers to see a data disc and not just a music disc? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Hello,

I have a Dell Latitude E6410 that has Windows 7 with a SSD hard drive. I am trying to format the hard drive and reinstall windows 7 home prem. I went into the bios changed boot list option to legacy. The only options I get are Legacy and UEFI. My hard drive is recognized in the bios. I then put my Windows 7 installation disk in and boot to it. When I get to the screen that shows my partitions I select the partition that I want to format and it says

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk.The selected disk has an mbr partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

A:Install Windows 7 to SSD Drive, Selected Disk has MBR Partition Table.

Is there some reason you do not want to use GPT?

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I bought a new SSD with the intention of using it for the main system partition.  As such, my intention is to use WinPE (e.g., supplied by the Automated Installation Kit) to produce an image of my present system from the hard drive.  Then following
instructions for use of the AIK I want to run the Windows 7 Installer using the install.wim produced for the current operational system.  This all works as expected until trying to run the Windows 7 installer and selecting the new SSD as the target for
the installation.  Windows 7 installer produces an error saying that Windows cannot be installed on the selected drive because it cannot be used to boot.  This is perplexing for several reasons.
1.  I thought one of the jobs of the installer was to make the installed system bootable.  What was I supposed to do to facilitate such?
2.  Even if the Windows 7 installer cannot make the new drive bootable, it was not my intention to boot from it.  I was expecting that the Windows 7 Installer would use the existing boot device (i.e., special boot/recover partition) and simply
add an entry to the current list of systems that can be selected during the boot process. Of course the error I received occurred prior to any attempt on the part of the installer to have me specify the desired boot device.  I don't use the installer
often enough to know how that is done but was expecting that I'd be able to select the boot device.
As it happ... Read more

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After I tried to make a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Windows now does not boot. I have tried to reinstall and repair the HDD but the disc fails to recognize my HDD (Western Digital Scorpio Black 500 GB). My HDD is Basic, has 3 primary partitions and 1 extended (3 logical). Ubuntu 11.10 can boot fine.

A:Windows 7 Install Disc fails to see hard disk after Ubuntu install

Did you install Windows 7, then install Ubuntu?

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My friends comp has a bunch of viruses on his windows 7 if I get the key from his hard drive If I delete windows and then reinstall with a flash drive where can I go to get the programs and drivers for his hp dv6

A:How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

Drivers not a problem. All here on this website. Microsoft used to make Windows 7 OEM .isos available for download at a site called Digital River...stopped about 2 years ago. The files were mirrored by some universities and others and if you look online for Microsoft Digital River Mirrors you can still find them but it is always a little risky to get from non-MS source. We are not supposed to provide direct links for you. Is it Windows 7 Pro, Home Premium, 64, 32 bit? If we knew the exact model of your laptop we could know the exact Windows 7 type you had and give you the corrrect Microsoft disk ID number which makes the search easier. 

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Well, my brother is making a new computer, and he wanted to install windows 7 on it, he has a valid code for it, but we've lost the disc, and I was wondering if there's a way to install it without the disc on a new computer. Like if there's a client you can burn onto a disc or something to put in a new computer.

A:Can I install Windows 7 without the disc?

Hi -

Contact Microsoft for replacement media --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I just purchased a 17" MacBook Pro and I need to find a Windows XP install disc all on one disc that has SP2 on it too, for running bootcamp. All my friends seem to have the upgrade disc, which you cannot use. Does anyone know any easier way to get my hands on this disc without purchasing it at the store (I already own windows XP, just dont have the right disc, so its legal), or finding a friend with it?

Thanks.

A:Can't Get Windows XP Install Disc w/ SP2

slipstream sp2 into your disk with nlite
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4324.html

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Hi, this is my first post. I let AVG remote access my computer and they crashed it , it's dead
Ok it gave me two options when I turned it back on, I picked the one that formatted the HD.
So I forgot to make a boot disc. My question is , if I buy windows 8 which it came with will
the install disc's have its own boot up on installing it.

Also what would be the best all around virus protection to buy. I need some thing that will
make the computer bullet proof.

Thx for any help.

bob

A:Does a new windows 8 have install disc?

Windows 8 retail versions have there own boot up utilities.

No such thing as a bullet proof AV. Use Windows Defender or Avast (Free) and use what is between your ears. Read this:
https://www.getsafeonline.org/protec...-internet-use/

Was Windows 8 originally installed on your computer?

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Would I be able to use my desktop PC's copy of Windows 7 Home Premium UPGRADE disc and use it to do a fresh install on my laptop? Using the OEM Sticker on the bottom of course. But would I just be able to use the 64-bit disc thats inside the case?
 

A:Windows 7 Install Disc Universal?

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I had a problem in the other forum and i couldn't reformat because the computer said HP System Recovery Partition not found....
here's the thread from the other section

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...-please-2.html

A:[SOLVED] hi, how do i go about getting a Windows XP install disc ?

Quote:





Originally Posted by wtc


I had a problem in the other forum and i couldn't reformat because the computer said HP System Recovery Partition not found....
here's the thread from the other section

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...-please-2.html




Is the machine still running?

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Hi-

My problem:
I just purchased a 74G western digital raptor drive and want to use it as my system drive, however, I have the PERFECT installation of windows (XP Pro) on my current system drive (a mostly full 320G sata drive)

What I would like to do:
Make the raptor be bootable/system drive, basically move the install of windows (documents and setting folder, windows folder, program files folder, MBR/all system files and folders) to the new raptor and then re-assign the raptor to be drive C (so all references would be correct).

The windows install I currently have is ancient but perfect, and I donít have the discs for many of the programs on the system (TONS OF THEM). So I really want to avoid re-installing windows (the obvious way to do this). I also canít use Norton ghost because the old drive has 280G of stuff and the raptor is only 74G.

Is this possible? If so are there and tools/hints that could help me? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

-Matt
 

A:Moving a windows XP install to another disc...

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I am thinking of upgrading from Windows 7 Premium, to Windows 8 Pro. Can I use the Windows 7 Premium install disc, on another PC when I upgrade to to Windows 8 Pro ?

Thanks for any help. derricksmythe68

A:Using a Windows 7 Premium Install disc on another PC.

If its a Retail version yes. Retail versions can be moved to another PC.
If its OEM technically no, if you follow the EULA its not transferable.

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Hello there Windows 7 forum!
I have just signed up to the forums to ask this question, as searches have not revealed any real results related to my question.
This morning I attended a Windows 7 Launch developer presentation as part of the New Efficiency. We were given copies of Windows 7 Ultimate at the end of the presentation, however I was disappointed to find it was only 32-bit. It says so on the disc.
My question is, is there somewhere I can get ahold of a copy of Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit (say, a download site?), and install it with my CD key I was given? Also, am I right in assuming that my CD key will work for both 64 and 32 bit?

Thanks in advance! This is a nice forum.

A:Windows 7 32 / 64 bit cd keys, 32 bit install disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Xer


Hello there Windows 7 forum!
I have just signed up to the forums to ask this question, as searches have not revealed any real results related to my question.
This morning I attended a Windows 7 Launch developer presentation as part of the New Efficiency. We were given copies of Windows 7 Ultimate at the end of the presentation, however I was disappointed to find it was only 32-bit. It says so on the disc.
My question is, is there somewhere I can get ahold of a copy of Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit (say, a download site?), and install it with my CD key I was given? Also, am I right in assuming that my CD key will work for both 64 and 32 bit?

Thanks in advance! This is a nice forum.


Nope sorry we have all been somewhat disappointed. the only download that Ms has right now is the trial of enterprize. Im not sure about if your key would work with 64 bit.

Hope it was worth it anyway

Ken

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Hey gurus. I could not find the tutorial for doing a windows 7 clean install. If you could send me the link I would be grateful. However, I have another problem.

When I bought my computer, it did not come with a windows 7 disc, nor does my computer even have a disc drive. I have a valid copy obviously, I got my computer from best buy years ago. I have just become sick of the bloat ware and I want to do what you guys said and have windows 7 "running perfect" as the great "GREGROCER" (think that is his handle, if not sorry mate).

I do not know a lot about computers, so I realize this is probably going to be really hard for me to do, but I will follow the tutorial and give it my all, but I'm afraid I might not be able to do it without having the software needed, and since I already paid for a copy of windows 7, I would rather not buy another one if you know what I'm sayin.

Also, after doing the clean install, how can I find all the drivers I need to make my computer work right. Obviously, not having a disc drive, I was not given any software for all that.

Can anyone help out a dumb blonde with this issue?

A:I want to do a clean install of windows 7 but do not have disc

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Read Step 1 for getting an ISO for installation.

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Old post, look for more info. Okay, boopme directed me to here, how do I preform a system file check without a windows 7 install disc handy? I have oem, so is all the win7 computers on my property, am I sunk?

A:Sfc without windows install disc handy.

Worth reading, IMO:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139810-sfc-scannow-run-command-prompt-boot.html

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/884d38e1-c87c-4549-9d06-7bb0fb929303/

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprogeneral/thread/8f2dbbfa-dff3-468b-a9ca-27d3377eefad

Louis

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i have a custom computer build, working fine for a year and a half, system crashed while online. inserted windows XP system/boot disc, goes to mobo screen, goest to a blank screen. shows
... press any key to boot from cd...

then
... verifying/inspecting system components etc.....

then a blank screen, system wont do anything.

1.) i have an asus mobo, lite-on cd/dvd drive, phillips cd/dvd-rw drive (burn drive), 250 GB
WD hard drive, Nvidia geforce 8800 gts G-card.

2.) i made boot setup to go 1.) cd/dvd drive (lite-on) 2.) WD 250 GB HDD

3.) its a known good copy of windows XP home, installed on other comp.

question being, im wondering if i have a bad disc drive, or hard drive, or if its something else.

any input is greatly apreciated. ty
 

A:cant boot/install windows off disc.

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Hi guys.
I am having the same problem.

I want to reinstall the OEM verion of my Windows 8.1. But the thing is that i dont have the windows installation disc. You can say i lost it.

When i downloaded the Windows setup from Microsoft and insert the product key. It says- "This product key cannot be used to isntall a retail version of Windows 8.1".

I want to re-install Windows 8.1 OEM version on the same laptop by making new partitions to my Hard drive.So is there any alternate to reinstall the windows.
Reply ASAP
Thankyou..!!

A:Re-Install Windows 8.1 OEM.Dont ave th disc.

Originally Posted by Graik


I want to re-install Windows 8.1 OEM version on the same laptop by making new partitions to my Hard drive.



Step One:

Reset your PC from the manufacturer recovery partition. You don't need Windows 8/8.1 DVD/USB/ISO.

Reset Windows 8






OPTION TWO

Reset Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from within Windows 8 and Windows 8.1








5. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery.
B) On the left side in Update & Recovery, click/tap on Recovery, click/tap on the Get started button under the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section on the right side



Step Two:

Once you have installed Windows again:

How do I go about splitting the main partition into 2?

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I know this is a pretty basic question.....but I don't know the answer.
I just bought a new HP computer with Windows 7 Home Premium loaded. Of course the install disc was not with it. How do I get the disc without going to the local "Best Buy" and spending a couple hundred dollars?? ......or maybe that's the only way??
Thanks in advance!!
 

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i have a custom computer build, working fine for a year and a half, system crashed while online. inserted windows XP system/boot disc, goes to mobo screen, goest to a blank screen. shows
... press any key to boot from cd...

then
... verifying/inspecting system components etc.....

then a blank screen, system wont do anything.

1.) i have an asus mobo, lite-on cd/dvd drive, phillips cd/dvd-rw drive (burn drive), 250 GB
WD hard drive, Nvidia geforce 8800 gts G-card.

2.) i made boot setup to go 1.) cd/dvd drive (lite-on) 2.) WD 250 GB HDD

3.) its a known good copy of windows XP home, installed on other comp.

question being, im wondering if i have a bad disc drive, or hard drive, or if its something else.

any input is greatly apreciated. ty
 

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I have an HP desktop that came with Vista 64 bit. I installed windows 7 from an upgrade only disc.

Problem:

The motherboard died in the PC and I had to switch it out, now that I have, it wont load Windows, it starts to, then quickly goes to a blue screen then reboots itself before i can see what it says.

I'm assuming that Windows is messed up because of the new motherboard and needs to be re-installed, but I don't have an install disc to do it. I bought the PC refurbished so it didn't come with one, and you can't boot or clean install from the upgrade disc.

How do I get a Windows 7 install disc?
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 re-install disc?

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I am buying a new PC to repalce my old one and I wanted to know, is it possible to use the Windows 7 install disk from my old PC on the new PC?

A:Can you reuse the Windows 7 install disc on a new PC?

The disc yes, the licence it depends. Is Windows 7 a retail or OEM licence?

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I am currently using Windows 10 because this came pre-installed on the Asus K31ADE computer that I bought in August this year. I didn't like Windows 10 when I downloaded the free upgrade in September of last year, so I took it out again and rolled back to Windows 7.

I like Windows 10 even less now that I've been using it for 4 months - and that's putting it mildly! I want to get rid of it and go back to Windows 7 but this new computer has never had Windows 7 on it.

I have the Windows 7 installation disc that came with my last computer in, I think, May 2013. Windows 7 was pre-installed on that computer and the disc was for use as a back-up in case the user needed to reinstall the OS.

Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc? As it says on it 'For distribution only with a new CSL Computer PC' it should contain the necessary drivers, but will they be compatible with my Asus?

If I can't get rid of this dreadful Windows 10 I might shortly be driven to smashing the computer instead, so any help will be most gratefully received!

A:Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc?

Hi Sirius,

depends on the type of W7 licence.
OEM No
System Builder YES, possibly
Retail YES

I have not heard of CSL, so it should be either 2 or 3 of the above.

Can you confirm the ORIGANAL install type

Roy

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I am having many issues with the OS and wish to either do a repair or a clean install. I'd rather do a repair so as not to have to reinstall everything, but if a clean install is recommended I can do that instead.

How do I go about it, without an installation disc?

A:How do I repair or do a clean install with no Windows 7 install disc?

Hello and welcome Alicia now hopefully you have all your data backed up because what I am going to suggest will wipe it and reset the machine to as it came out of the factory because it will have a special recovery partition for just tis sort of situation..

See this https://lionpress.wordpress.com/2008...tory-settings/

The alternative is to get an ISO for the version you have from somewhere and use the orih=gianl code to activate it.

Another thing you can do is read through this as it will describe how you can use any Windows DVD - a friends or family members one just read it thoroughly if that is what you want to do but make sure you read the bit about the ei.cfg removal tool Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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When i boot up from it, i get to the asus recovery screen, but when i select either 'install to partition' or 'install to entire HD', it pops up with a message 'please insert external hard drive for backup'....

this makes no sense to me. anyway, i have tried different usb ports, tried attaching another external hard drive, and its made no difference, it still comes up with the same thing.

because i don't have that recovery partition, i can't go the normal route and boot straight off that on the hard drive.
Is there any way i can recreate that recovery partition, put the backup files that are currently on the USB external drive onto the partition and then try it? will that work?

A:No recovery partition, have recovery disc, how to install

You're best bet by far is to follow this tutorial by Gregrocker. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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and no luck getting into safemode!

I've found many folks with the similar issues and the only answers revolve around getting into advanced start up options. obviously I can't do it via windows and again I'm unable to boot properly from repair disc (cd or usb) or retail iso.

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A:stuck in "repair" loop, can't boot to repair disc or install disc...

Run Seatools long test. Remove all but one stick of RAM and run Memtest on each stick of RAM separately. If you get any errors (Red) that stick is bad and needs to be replaced. Tell us how you get along.

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Or go all the way back to windows 98 *shudders*

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Thank you for your time .
 

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