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Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

Q: Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

Hi all

Looking for some information. I'm replacing 3 pc's in the business I work for. We use custom software and have to remain on Windows xp to avoid issues with the database hooking correctly. We have used mostly Dell pc's to run our software, and from time to time need to reinstall Windows as needed. With the Dell systems, I wipe the partition and insert a disk, reinstall, add drivers plus our software, then I'm done. I'm considering building 3 new pc's maybe around the i5 level for workstations. I was curious if there was a way to build in the Windows XP serial number like Dell and other vendors do. Is this a specific type of main board ? A function in the bios ? I would love to be able to duplicate this, if it's possible.

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

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

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

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

A: Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

You can not use the same serial number for a different computer. Its illegal. You'll need to buy a copy of Windows XP for each computer or buy a Set copy that will work on 3 different computers.

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I have a two year old Sony VAIO laptop. Is it common to need to download and install drivers from newer machines in order to update certain drivers for older machines? I feel like my model is no longer supported...

A:When owning an older vendor built machine, is this common...?

I don't think that's common at all... why shouldn't your laptop be supported when it's only 2 years old? That means even Windows 7 was already out (or almost) when you got the laptop.

Which drivers in particular are you talking about? If you're having an actual problem you need help with, let's hear it.

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Hello
Have a nice day

I have recently bought a custom built desktop PC
A new cpu intel core i 7 3770
Gpu (still my old one) nvidia ge force 9800 gt
A new hard disk of 1 tb
A new Ram of 4 gb
A new motherboard gigabyte p61a d3 UEFI dual bios

Once i tried to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit from a dvd that i have used many times before ... at first the extending files step suddenly stops at 17% showing an error code 0x80070570 ....
Another attempt by someone at an office to install win 7 through a usb .. it worked at first but once we started installing drivers the windows started to restart like a loop of restarting ... no windows logo anymore

We tried many times but never succeeded beyond this point ...

Where is the defect and what to do?
Is it right that i cant install win 7 from a dvd to a UEFI based computer?
If so what to do then?
My boot options in the bios features are preceeded by SATA (eg sata usb or sata dvd) not uefi as i saw in some threads ... could that be the cause?

Someone suggested the ram to be faulty ... ?

Thanks ahead for any help

A:I cant install windows 7 on my new costum built PC?

First of all, you should be following Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to achieve a perfect install, then once it's set up take a backup image so you never have to reinstall again. This is the modern way to handle reinstalls.

Next, check the DVD for dirt or scratches. You may need to wash it or get another as discussed in Step 1.

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Currently building a moderate gaming system, just to have a decent media machine around. However, I have had little problems building it untill recently. I went to install the OS (Windows 7) on the machine but was met with a constantly loading then stop loading screen. As you insert the OS CD into the CD -ROM it begins to load the OS to prepare for installation. However within 2/3 minutes of it loading it just stops. An the CD - ROM slows down (what I mean by this is when the CD - ROM is working hard to read and it makes that slight humming sound, but then just stops like nothing is happening). Now, is the problem with my CD - ROM because I did pull the CD - ROM out of an older machine that I previously had. But never had a problem with it before, maybe it can't handle the new demands of technology or is just old? I can enter the BIOS and everything just fine an beleive me, I have and a couple of good friends that are pretty handy with computers have played around alot in the BIOS to see if it wasn't just an odd fix. Oh, and another thing.... when the OS is attempting to load up it always stops in a different area and then shortly after it stops loading the CD - ROM slows down. Me and another have decided to the best of our ability that it is probably the CD - ROM but I'd like a 3rd party's opinion before I go out and buy a Blu_ray CD - Rom or something thats goin to burn a hole in my pocket. Thanks guys/gals all info is appreciated and if I havn't co... Read more

A:Custom Built PC won't install Windows 7

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Alright, I built my computer, I turn it on and it comes up with a screen saying stuff about my computer eg primary slave, proccessor temperature ect.

From here, how do I install Windows XP? It doesn't work when I just put the install disk in, so I have know idea how.
 

A:Built computer, don't know how to install Windows XP

Go into the bios of your motherboard and set boot priority on the settings to cd rom as the first one. Rite now it mite be floppy or hard drive. Once you do that then the install should work, once installed go to the bios and change the boot drive priority back to hard drive for faster start ups.

Hope this helped!!
 

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I just built a second PC using a z170-a board. 
I had a spare windows 8.1 pro key so I installed that and used it. Seemed to run fine. Got the 970 drivers installed and all the asus drivers installed. Then I tried upgrading to windows 10. I got error code error 0x80070570 - 0x90002 constantly so I used media creation tool on my main PC (The x99 build in my sig) to create a windows 10 usb for the new PC. Plugged it in and tried to upgrade and it asked for a windows 10 key. Contacted Microsoft support since I obviously didn't have a windows 10 key to use (just the windows 8.1) and while I was chatting the computer blue screened. It has not booted since. It won't go into safe mode. It tries to "start automatic repair" and then blue screens during it. I even tried to stick a USB 8.1 flash drive and it won't boot from it. It tries to start windows 8.1 setup and then immediately blue screens. I can literally only get into the bios. Nothing else works without blue screening. I can't reinstall the OS or anything. It just blue screens before it gets to any windows installation screens. Just used a known working stick of ram, the one from my x99 build and it still blue screened. So so far, I've reset the CMOSI've switched the ram sticks around, different slots, different positions, and used one known stick of ram from my x99 buildI've tried booting with one hard drive, one ssd, both, and none plugged inI've plugged my SSD into my x99 build and completely wiped ... Read more

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Hi all,
Recently purchased a hand built PC AMD XP 1800 win xp / dvi + usb card 1.5 GHZ win xp 3.0 G Ram. C drive 100 GB;
G drive 300 GB; I drive 300 GB. DVI Video out zip drive, LG super multi drive, SCSI Card + USB Card in Server style case.

When I rec'd this computer from an auction and booted up to explore its contents I discovered the G and I drives were blank, and that the C drive has an illegal copy of Win XP pro installed on it. I got a popup notice while taking the SP3 upgrade online from Microsoft of this "not so kosher" operating system. Got rid of the nag by completing a system retore to an earlier date / time prior to the notice from MS and used a sp3 cd for the upgrade, works fine.
Feeling a little guilty about continuing is this manner and didn't want to toss over $140.00 US dollars to make the OS totally legal on a small 100 GB hard drive.

I find that this new (to me) PC is ideal and would like to keep it as my main / primary desktop. This PC was built by a University educator who taught computers to students. Seems to be a nice custom Gamer hand built server style tower with a large side door window so you can see all the pretty blue lights. I realize that the single core amd win xp 1800 is one of an earlier time and isn't what my new HP Laptop is, but it happens to be my desired "toy" for the time being.

I purchased a new sealed Microsoft Windows XP Pro on EBay to replace the pirate copy for the 100 GB or perhaps swit... Read more

A:Install Windows XP Pro OEM on a "Hand Built Desktop" PC

I have various Microsoft OEM/System Builder CDs/licenses.

I've found no difficulty installing any of them, either as a clean install or as a repair install.

My personal feelings about illegal copies of XP...is that they probably contain embedded malware, but that's just a personal feeling.

In any case...it's probably better to do a clean install (after deleting any partitions that currently exist) on a system that is not purchased new, IMO. I see no point in continually taking out someone else's trash, when I can just start out clean.

Louis

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Hi, just wondered if you could help me. I have a built in webcam with microphone and i can;t get the microphone to be recognised by the computer. My webcam works fine but the mic isn't being accessable. Any aditional information can be given, thanks.

A:Built in Microphone not being recognised after a install of windows 7

Make and model of laptop? Name of software that the built in webcam uses?

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First time building a new pc. A new motherboard, new dvd/rw ram, old hard drive. I used the old case from my old computer - power supply was already connected so did not change it. System boots up fine but when I start to install windows computer shuts off. I have a seagate hd so I downloaded seagate tool and wiped the hardrive because I was thinking that may be the problem. Tried to install windows again computer cuts off. Whet in and checked the ram using windows.... no problems reported. Please help I am about to G-file this computer.
 

A:New built computer keeps cutting off when I try to install windows 7

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Me and my Father built a brand new gaming computer using a, ASROCK B250M-HDV motherboard, an Nividia EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Card, a EVGA 430w 80 plus power supply, a 1tb Toshiba Internal Hard Drive, an Intel Core i3 Desktop Processer, and a Thermaltake Versa H23 Tower Case, with a USB Windows 10 Operating System. I've tried to install the Driver CD and a Windows 10, Windows doesn't recognize the drivers, if there on there, and won't properly boot. I get the blue screen saying some Thermal Kernal thing, then it reboots, flashes to the ASROCK loading screen, and an error pops up saying it can't assess the problem, asks me to reboot again, then loads back to the Windows downloading screen, so I try to download it again, it says there's already a windows file on the computer, I continue anyway, and the same thing happens. Now, my dad has tried working on it, not sure what he's done, but it was freezing on the instillation screen, I've managed to "fix" it, but I can't find any answers to how to completely fix, whatever's wrong with it. I've contacted Microsoft support, but they keep trying to sell me there service, and ive looked it up, but no one seems to have the answer, and only provide temporary solutions. So, some help would be much appreciated if anyone knows what's wrong.
 

A:Can't install windows on a newly built computer.

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Okay, this is the problem im facing. Back in 2012 I bought windows 8 for 16 dollars from Microsoft online. I was using it on my laptop but it recently died. I talked to Microsoft to disable it on that pc and they did that. Now I have built a new computer. I am wondering on how to install it on there. When I downloaded the windows 8 installer and installed it on the usb it didn't properly install on the computer. It said drivers were not found and things like that. I then realized that it was just for updating from windows 7 and the others. After searching around on the web i found that i could use the windows 8.1 installer with a generic key but it doesn't seem to work anymore. It just says it cant connect to internet. I also dont have an optical drive on my pc so i cant use dvds. Now how can i install windows 8 on it. Anybody know?

BTW: I have windows xp on my ancient computer. That means that if i will have to do things that require higher windows versions, I will have to do it at my friends house.

A:Install windows 8 on new custom built computer.

If this would not work i could get my brother (Student at UVIC) to get me windows 8.1 embedded industry from dreamspark. Would i be able to install that?

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I built this PC about a year ago and had BSOD on it immediately I updated a driver I think to fix it, well I just had a major computer crash and rebooted with a fresh install of windows 7 but I have the BSOD problem again and I cant remember how I fixed it the first time. I have attached a bunch of dmp reports, its happening regularly, please help, feel free to ask any questions.

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Hey guys I just built a PC and tried to install windows 7 ultimate.
Specs:
-i5-3570k
-gigabyte ga-z68-ud3h b3
-8gb ram
-sandisk extreme 120GB ssd
-coolermaster 525W extreme PSU
Seagate 500GB storage drive

I first tried the DVD and got this error:

I assumed it was a corrupt DVD. I then downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and installed on a USB. I got the same Error. Re downloaded and reinstalled, same error. I looked online and found out it could be a ram error. Tried one stick, tried different slots, tried completely different brand of brand new ram, all to no avail. It always goes to 9% then gives the error. Any ideas?

A:Cannot install Windows 7 on newly built PC (Error 0x80070570)

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS: if UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with, or enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module. Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 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, or enter System Recovery Options 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.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes... Read more

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As stated in subject. The machine works well with an external display over HDMI, but the built-in 4K display remains black. The system knows about the built-in display in a minimal way, i.e. it knows it exists but the drop-down menu to adjust resolution is empty. The built-in display is assigned a number but it just remains black. If I roll back Intel's driver (downloaded from Dell web site), the driver becomes Microsoft's generic driver, and the built-in display works, but it doesn't work under the Intel driver. Help?

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Hello,
 
I am having issues installing Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit(OEM) on a newly built PC. The error message that I am receiving after clicking to install windows is this:
 
I understand that this is a common issue that people face when trying to install Windows 7 as evidenced by the plethora of threads scattered across various forums on the web related to this very issue. Thus, based on my research through these threads, I've tried to solve this issue but to no avail. I understand that the particular fix to this problem varies depending on what motherboard the computer has. These are the components in my computer:
 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110N
Links for motherboard:http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5738&kw=GA-H110N#ov
http://amzn.to/28REidx
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHzhttp://amzn.to/28T2k8k
 
RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4http://amzn.to/28P9GXK
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GBhttp://amzn.to/28P9PKY
 
PSU: EVGA 430W 80+ (3 Year Warranty)http://amzn.to/28REfi9
OS:Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM)http://amzn.to/28Os5pA
 
For more information on my build, you can watch this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn_Lw8e7yFk
My build is the same as the one in that video.
 
 For this build, I decided to not install an internal optical drive, so I opted for making a bootable flash drive for windows 7. Keep in mind, that I actually have the physical DVD... Read more

A:Can't Install Windows 7 Pro SP1 64bit(OEM) on Newly Built PC: Driver Missing

You are very thorough!  I will be learning quite a bit from you!  Question:  where from is this OEM Windows?  If it's never been installed elsewhere before, if it's being installed for the first time ever, then I'm perplexed that it doesn't install.  I'll be watching this thread.

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First time posting after lurking for solutions for awhile, great site.

CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASRock H97M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage Transcend 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Built the machine above. Haven't built a machine in over 10 years, had the urge and the money, built it and felt great. Have had a lot of software/Windows/driver issues, but eventually resolved all of them except this one. Sound is not working at all.

Here is the link to imgur gallery of (cellphone) screenshots: Troubleshooting sound - Album on Imgur

In bottom right task bar, there is a red x over the speaker icon, when hovering above it it says "no speakers or headphones are connected," (they are of course). (Picture 1 in Gallery) Along with this problem, Realtek is not coming up anywhere in the device manager, I only have "AMD High Definition Audio Device" and "High Definition Audio Device." (Picture 2 in Gallery)

When I look for driver updates on the "AMD" one it says it is up to date. When I ... Read more

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im a newbie and i want to build my own computer..i would like to assemble the parts on my own..can u guys give some guide to install the OS on a new built computer..can i install win 7 using usb drive on a new pc? im planning to buy two HDD..can u guys give a guide to set up RAID0

A:install win 7 on new built pc

Hello MrBushido25, welcome to Seven Forums!


Running Windows 7 from a RAID set-up is more trouble than it's worth in the long-run, you would have better success installing Windows 7 to a single Hard Disk Drive and using the second HDD for data storage.


Have a look at these tutorials at the links below.


How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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im a newbie and i want to build my own computer..i would like to assemble the parts on my own..can u guys give some guide to install the OS on a new built computer..can i install win 7 using usb drive on a new pc? im planning to buy two HDD..can u guys give a guide to set up RAID0
 

A:install win 7 on new built pc

Windows 7 comes on a DVD and you need to install it from that. RAID is configured in the BIOS settings before you install an Operating System.

Take care to assemble using only parts which have Windows 7 drivers available - check that before you buy them.

Good luck - there's a tremendous feeling of success after you've built your first computer and it fires up for the first time.

 

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Hi there. I just built a new computer and it boots to bios and I set usb as priority and legacy+uefi. But when it boots it says no os found insert a thing with os and press key. Then When I try again no boot media found. I don't have disk drive and I got the microsoft store to put a iso into my flash drive which was formated with fat32.
 

A:just built new pc. can't install os from usb

LetsEatCrayons said:


I got the microsoft store to put a iso into my flash drive which was formated with fat32.Click to expand...

"put"? Do you mean that the USB flash drive just contains the .iso? You did not create a bootable flash drive?
 

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I purchased Lenovo Ideapad 500 after 4 months Windows 10 started acting weird (Start Menu didnt work, Windows apps didnt work) And finally I got the black screen after Login Screen. So I thought to get rid of 10 and use 8.1 (also because windows 10 stopped SecuROM and SafeDisk support) After I formatted thee Partition it said It needed MBR partition for installation.. So I tried to install the 32Bit version but then again it prompted that "Cannot Install on the disk it is in GPT style" something like that I dont wanna convert it to MBR because I have important Data on the Hard Disk.. Please Help.. P.S I have tried the Legacy and UEFI method too. ut it dosent work

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hi all. i just built a pc, asus p4c800 delux, dual 120 sata seagate hhd on raid 1 and 2, raid0. 1 gig ddr ram. trying to install xp home edition, i get as far as welcome to setup, there i get lock up and can not press enter. i set up bios hhd are functional, can anyone help? i do not want to buy o/s 98 than upgrade to xp. i already bouht full install xp with sp1. please help thanks . redsearay

A:xp install on home built pc

do you have FIRST BOOT DEVICE...CDROM in bios?

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Hey everyone,

I am a bit confused.
Earlier this year I totally rebuilt two PCs with win 10 ( downloaded from Microsoft site where you had choice of ISO or bootable flash drive.

I had two legitimate OEM keys too.
Both display digital entitlement where I can put in a new HD reinstall, not enter key and voila reactivated.

Now, several months later, two other PCs, same install DVD, 2 new OEM keys but it says Windows is activated, not Digital entitlement or Digital license.

I tried swapping out a drive to see if it would auto activate, I did not enter a key and it did not auto activate.

What am I doing wrong? How do I reach the state which I desire which is to be able to swap a HD and auto activate.?

Is a win DVD generic until a key (oem, MAK or retail is entered)?

Does this have something to do with the cut off this past July?

Thanks so much!

A:How do I get a Digital License with a self built OEM install?

Originally Posted by hdtvjeff


Hey everyone,

I am a bit confused.
Earlier this year I totally rebuilt two PCs with win 10 ( downloaded from Microsoft site where you had choice of ISO or bootable flash drive.

I had two legitimate OEM keys too.
Both display digital entitlement where I can put in a new HD reinstall, not enter key and voila reactivated.

Now, several months later, two other PCs, same install DVD, 2 new OEM keys but it says Windows is activated, not Digital entitlement or Digital license.

I tried swapping out a drive to see if it would auto activate, I did not enter a key and it did not auto activate.

What am I doing wrong? How do I reach the state which I desire which is to be able to swap a HD and auto activate.?

Is a win DVD generic until a key (oem, MAK or retail is entered)?

Does this have something to do with the cut off this past July?

Thanks so much!



You are conventionally product key activated and for versions 10240 and 10586, you did not get a digital licence, so you need to enter product key to activate, However, it seems it may have changed with AU version ie you get a digital licence even if product key activated.

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Hey everyone,

I am a bit confused.
Earlier this year I totally rebuilt two PCs with win 10 ( downloaded from Microsoft site where you had choice of ISO or bootable flash drive.

I had two legitimate OEM keys too.
Both display digital entitlement where I can put in a new HD reinstall, not enter key and voila reactivated.

Now, several months later, two other PCs, same install DVD, 2 new OEM keys but it says Windows is activated, not Digital entitlement or Digital license.

I tried swapping out a drive to see if it would auto activate, I did not enter a key and it did not auto activate.

What am I doing wrong? How do I reach the state which I desire which is to be able to swap a HD and auto activate.?

Is a win DVD generic until a key (oem, MAK or retail is entered)?

Does this have something to do with the cut off this past July?

Thanks so much!

A:How do I get a Digital License with a self built OEM install?

Originally Posted by hdtvjeff


Hey everyone,

I am a bit confused.
Earlier this year I totally rebuilt two PCs with win 10 ( downloaded from Microsoft site where you had choice of ISO or bootable flash drive.

I had two legitimate OEM keys too.
Both display digital entitlement where I can put in a new HD reinstall, not enter key and voila reactivated.

Now, several months later, two other PCs, same install DVD, 2 new OEM keys but it says Windows is activated, not Digital entitlement or Digital license.

I tried swapping out a drive to see if it would auto activate, I did not enter a key and it did not auto activate.

What am I doing wrong? How do I reach the state which I desire which is to be able to swap a HD and auto activate.?

Is a win DVD generic until a key (oem, MAK or retail is entered)?

Does this have something to do with the cut off this past July?

Thanks so much!



You are conventionally product key activated and for versions 10240 and 10586, you did not get a digital licence, so you need to enter product key to activate, However, it seems it may have changed with AU version ie you get a digital licence even if product key activated.

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Hi!

I really hope that someone can help here because I am stuck a bit. Some days ago I broke a headphone plug and a part of it stayed in the headphone jack. I tried to get it out with various methods that were suggested in various forums. Did not succeed. In fact the part that has broken off is now somewhere in the computer (like, it went through the jack totally, but, strangely, the headphone jack still works when another headphone set is plugged in). The thing now is that my computer thinks that the headphones are always plugged in. Hence, I did not get any sound from the built-in speakers.

Yesterday, I found a solution to this in some forum that I should go into registry editor, find 'ForceDisableJD' and modify its value from 00 to 01 (some other forum said to type 'FF'; I don't know the difference but both lead to the same outcome). It worked and now I get sound again. However, today a new problem showed up. When that value is set to FF or 01, my built-in microphone stops working. When it is changed back to 00, it works as it should, but this makes the speakers not to work again. As this requires a reboot every time, it is not very convenient to reboot the PC every time I want to use headphones or the microphone. To me, there seems to be some kind of problem with the Atapi Internal Atapi Jack, when jack detection is disabled (with that 01), as this is the jack that is used by the mic when the registry value mentioned above is set to 00. But maybe I'm totally wrong an... Read more

A:Built-in speakers vs Built-in mic

The problem is a mechanical one in the jack. Replacing (or if you are lucky reforming the contacts) the jack is what is needed to permanently fix the problem. Trying to circumvent the hardware issue can get confusing as you have found out and still not everything works or works correctly. It's going to cost you but check with some of the PC shops to see if they can repair it.

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Built a new comp last night

amd athlon 64 x2 6000+
Geforce 8800+ GT
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards (mobo)
some no name dvd drive (sata)
hard drives from my old comp.

All went well until i tried to install vista. On first start up the comp couldnt find my dvd drive. Then after a few restarts it magicly found it. So Vista boots from disk, does all it should, then says to complete it needs to restart. there is only one restart in this whole precess. The drive im installing to have been formated, so its clean. So it restarts and pops up the screen to start the vista install all over again. Its not telling me to remove the disk while it does this, removed the disk when it restarted and all it said was boot error insert disk and press enter, or something to that effect. Now im noticeing after the many times its done this it takes a retarded amount of time to boot up and list my hard drives. What am i doing wrong here?

hope i made some since. Any advice would be great.

A:Built new comp, vista not completing install

Hi, Alidra, and welcome to the forums.

Have you checked your BIOS to make sure that the drives are being reported correctly? If the HDs are IDE then you might have forgotten to make one a slave....

Without knowing the type of HDs you have we cannot really go forward....other than suggesting that you use another computer to download tools to check the HDs....

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hey all, i just built a computer, now i've never run into this probem before, but for some reason the computer will not boot from any boot device, not the floppy and neither cd-rom. I'm trying to install Windows XP, I have the 6 setup disks, and I put the first disk in the drive and all i get is:
Verifying DMI Pool Data.......
Boot From CD:
Boot From CD:
DISk BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

What can I do? Thanks
-EJ
 

A:Solved: just built a comp...OS install problems

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Hello!

My female friend is building a new computer and trying to save every pound possible.
We got to the point where everything is ordered and we just need the OS.

So we found this : Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store

I was very excited to save about 40 pounds on the OS. Except for this:





Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only.



I asked people and someone told me about the double install trick, which led me to your forum after some googling!
The reason I'm posting this is that I want to make sure I'm not doing a mistake buying this version. I intend to install it on an empty hard drive, a totally clean system. I want a fully working and activated Windows 8.1.
Is this going to work? Do I need to download a Windows 7 ISO and install trial version to use this upgrade? In case of something going wrong, do I have a guarantee that I can install something with this, at least a non-activated windows until I find a new solution?

Thanks for your time, this is quite urgent for us as we need to order really soon!

A:Can I install this edition of Win8 on my newly built PC?

Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store







Originally Posted by Microsoft


This student-only discount requires verification of student status prior to purchase. Limit five (5) copies of this item per 12-month period.*

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Hello,

I have just built a new pc with this spec:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+
HIS ATI Radeon X850XTPE 256mb AGP
1024mb Samsung RAM Pc3200 (taken from old machine)
74GB WD Raptor HDD
480w Antec TrueBlue PSU
DFI Lanparty UT nF3 Ultra

I have taken a DVD-RW and a DVD-ROM from my old setup.

Here is the Problem

Im trying to install any game, the disk gets read in the drive as usual... then the pc reboots! It has happened everytime Ive tried to install a game, Its even happened, when im trying to install a few motherboard drivers.

I have tried putting an audio CD into the drive and it reads that no problem and does not reboot.

I am really stuck for ideas on how to solve this. Could it be the DVD drives are the prob? Could it be the HDD? Could it be PSU? Could it be the OS?

Im pretty sure the CPU is not over heating, as it have the monitor up when it crashes and it is round 38ish Degrees Celcius.

Anyone have any ideas?

Help is much appreciated
 

A:just built a new pc, everytime i try to install a game, my pc reboots! help please :)

Does it happen in only one of the drives or both of them?

I'd try unplugging one of the drives from the cable and check if the issue persists, if so, switch which drive is unplugged then check again.
 

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Hey everyone (smile)

I would like some helpful suggestions on this issue because I am working two jobs lately and I really don?t have time to correct an obvious flaw with Windows Vista; especially on a system that I built and donated to our church.

ISSUE: The built in games (written by Microsoft) fail to install over and over again with this error message:

?Windows Features?
?An error has occurred. Not all of the features were successfully changed.?

System: Dell 4600 Tower (P4 Pentium 2.6 GHz. single core) with 1 Gigabyte RAM running Windows Vista Business (32 Bit) on a brand new 160 gigabyte IDE hard drive. This is a fresh OEM install of Vista with ALL (every) update available from Microsoft; with of course SP2. Running Direct X 11 and a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 display adapter (aka video card) with the Microsoft certified driver.

These (above) are the minimum requirements for Windows Vista 32 bit and other then the fact that the built in games fail to install?? it runs great.

Have tried so far:


Emptied I.E. que and also reset it.Installed ALL??every single update available from Microsoft for Vista.Ran CHKDSK ?? comes up clean.Restarted the computer numerous times.And ?.yes I have followed the exact procedure for expanding the games (control panel >> programs and features >> turn windows features on or off >> allow user account control to continue)Install all games at once.Install individual games one at a time.

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A:Vista built in games fail to install

Hi,

Look here & try the suggestion at the bottom. Not sure it will fix the issue by turning off & back on "WAS" (Windows Process Activation Service) but it's worth a try?

"turn windows features on" An error has occurred. Not all of the features were successfully.

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I just built a machine last night with the following components:

MachSpeed Viper 939AGP motherboard
AMD Athlon 3200+ socket 939 processor
2GB PC3200 RAM
Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 3600 128mb graphics card
WD 160gb IDE Ultra ATA100 hard drive
Plextor 16X DVD burner

I can't even install XP because every time I turn it on, it ends up at

Boot from CD:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

even with my XP disc in the drive. The BIOS menu recognizes both the burner and the HD, and every time I try to make it read the XP CD as a system disc, the burner has activity like its trying to read it. It's not a bad burner, because I hooked the one from this computer up to it and I get the same error message.

The burner is master on IDE-1 and the HD is master on IDE-2. As far as I know, all of my cables are the correct type and hooked up properly.

Do you guys have any bright ideas? I've been up all night trying to figure this out, so if someone could throw some helpful hints my way, I would most certainly appreciate it very much.

Thank you!
 

A:Just built AMD machine, can't install OS, boot disk failure

Try swapping the drives around,put the HD on IDE1 and the dvd on IDE2,then set first boot device to cdrom.
 

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ok so i just ordered a bunch of computer parts from newegg and when i had it all up and running and i tried to install windows 7 64bit but it says this cd/dvd device driver missing but it installs on my really old computer just fine. and when i try to install windows vista it does the same thing. so i thought i would just go ahead and install windows xp and when i poped the install disk in and rebooted it seemed to be installing fine and after it rebooted the computer (which is normal) and was supposed to continue the installation after it reboots it just starts the WHOLE install process over again. and the computer doesn't even tell me "press any key to boot from disk" it just automatically does it itself. how do i install ANY of these 3 operation systems so i can get my computer working. ive tried installing: windows 7 32/64bit, windows vista 32bit, windows xp 32/64bit and none work. i havnt tried windows vista 64bit yet though. and im using an old ide 80gb hard drive and an old ide dvd burner mabey thats why?. thanks
 

A:cannot install ANY Operating system on a newly built computer.

most likely your hardrive or cd/dvd drive is not connected properly to the mobo...

You should really go all sata in this day and age...
 

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A couple of weeks ago, I was messing around with using a PS3 controller as a computer controller through Bluetooth. This, of course required a lot of messing with drivers. I tried both PPJoy and Motionjoy. I wasn't having any luck with PPJoy, so when I got MotionJoy, it worked like a charm. I remember doing something like registering a 'psudo' driver in order to let the controller work properly. Sometime after getting it all working, I rebooted the machine and my Bluetooth driver no longer worked. I tried reinstalling from the manufacturer disk (which has always worked before) with no luck. Is there any way to fix this because now my computer doesn't even recognize it under Device Manager (although Linux sees it and uses it just fine, so I know it's not dead hardware)? Any suggestions?

I have an ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe mother board, from which I don't know exactly what type of Bluetooth. I'm running Win7 64-Bit. The text file included is one generated from Speccy, which provides more verbose information about my machine...

A:Built-in ASUS Bluetooth adapter refuses to install

otacon239, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you haven't instead of what is on the motherboard disk, try the latest from Asus,

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS F1A75-I DELUXE

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I have a lenovo z51-70 laptop, its keyboard is failingi can't find replacements in my town, and i dont have access to online shopping from ebay or amazon or w/e...what i can afford however is an old g50-30 laptop keyboard that a guy is sellingboth laptop have the same keyboard layout, key shapes, and overal appearance,so would it work if i just used that ?i dont care about backlighting and all that stuff,I just want to be able to type on it,Thanks.

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Alright here's my story:
A friend of mine during the week bought everything she needed to make her own computer. She set it all up with a friend and computer worked fine. She installed Windows 7, installed all the drivers for the motherboard (an Asus P8Z77 VLE PLUS), and when we got to the video card driver the computer would install it, but upon reboot it would not continue on to the main Start Screen. It would become stuck and would either stay blank or would be stuck at the Windows startup screen. The computer kept running but the picture wouldn't show up on the monitor. She was then told that perhaps it was a problem with the graphic card. It was a EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB graphic card. So she returned it and got an XFX Radeon HD 7750 2GB card which was a bit unusual since it is compatible with PCI ports. But even then the same problem would persist. If anyone has had this problem before and can answer it please help if you can.

Full information:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (without updates), 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.4
RAM: 16GB
Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 7750 2GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-VLE PLUS
 

A:New built computer runs fine...until we install the video drivers...

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Today I tried to install Chromium OS mint from a USB stick on my Lenovo Thinkpad x100e. It got to the Chromium logo, then shut down. When it rebooted, the built in inputs weren't working: the keyboard and mouse don't work now. I used an external keyboard/mouse to log in.

Oddly, I can still use most of the fn shortcuts, and the power button works as well. I can see the hardware in the hardware manager, and everything looks normal there. When I go to the trackpad/trackpoint options in the mouse settings, I can't alter the settings; normally the boxes can be checked/unchecked.

The issue is not restricted to Windows though; I can't use the built-in keyboard/mouse in the BIOS either.

Does anyone have an idea of what is going on and how to fix my mouse and keyboard?

EDIT: I updated the BIOS and it's now working. Should've probably known it was a bios problem since the keyboard wasn't working in the BIOS.
 

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It was just fine. After re-installing Vista, I installed the the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers. The volume is way too low. Sound from most applications has noise and I've fiddled with all possible settings. I don't remember what drivers I was running before re-install. Is there some way to bring it back to how it was? Some misconfiguration?

Hey, don't people ever reply in this forum?
 

A:Realtek Audio (Intel DG31PR built-in) problem after Vista re-install

Confirm your drivers are up to date here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic117607.html

Also do all Windows updates

You may need to confirm no Virus or Spyware, here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

And patience is a virtue
 

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Hello, I need to replace my keyboard. I dont know which is compatible with my T460s. Thanks in advance

A:Can i replace an original in-built T460s keyboard with an original in-built T470s keyboard?

T460s uses different keyboards than T470s - they aren't compatible. Below you will find a list of compatible keyboards:- FRU: 01YR058, TH-KBD, DE, Chicony.- FRU: 01YT112, TH-KBD, DE, Darfon.- FRU: 01YR100, TH-KBD ,DE, Chicony, Backlit.- FRU: 01YT154, TH-KBD, DE, Darfon, Backlit. As you can see, there are two vendors - Chicony and Dafron. Can't say, which one would be better. 





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i heard about windows built-in a program to unzip files
how can i find it and how it works
thanks for helping

A:windows built-in zip

If you have a ZIP file on your computer, you should just be able to Double-Click it to open it. Once it's open it will look just like a normal window, make sure you Drag+Drop or Copy/Paste the files out of the ZIP folder before using them though (usullay to your Desktop, temporarily)!

Running programs from within ZIP archives is NOT usually a good thing!

If you want to ZIP your own files using Windows, select all the files and folders you want to ZIP and Right-Click them. From there you can select "Send To", and then "Compressed (zipped) Folder".

Like So:

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I have windows 10 built in mail ,but when I try to use the send to menu I get this message.

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When using W7 built in defrag what doesn't it defrag or if easier to post, what does it defrag.

A:Windows 7 built in defrag

The default automatic always running in the background defrag,
defrags File Fragments that are 64M and smaller.

Start here to get a handle on exactly what and why Defrag in Win 7 is much better.

Command Line Options:
_____________________________
/A Perform analysis on the specified volumes.
/C Perform the operation on all volumes.
/E Perform the operation on all volumes except those specified.
/H Run the operation at normal priority (default is low).
/M Run the operation on each volume in parallel in the background.
/T Track an operation already in progress on the specified volume.
/U Print the progress of the operation on the screen.
/V Print verbose output containing the fragmentation statistics.
/X Perform free space consolidation on the specified volumes.

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Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?

Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?

We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?

A:What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?

Replies are only my opinions ...







Originally Posted by eiriklade93


Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?



yes.






Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?



In my own prior experience, pre-release versions are always limited. In some cases, you have to actually uninstall one pre-release version to install the next pre-release version.






We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?



The DP version, the Beta, and any RC (release candidate) will most likely NOT be upgradeable to the final RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version that goes on sale.

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Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble with installing windows 8 on a pc I just built. 
 
As far as I know, I built the thing correctly. In the BIOS centre/menu (Click BIOS 4, motherboard: MSI B85M-G43) I can see all drives/fans/cpu etc etc. So the next thing I want to do is install Windows, which I have bought and downloaded on this laptop I'm using right now. 
 
Because it's a download, and the new pc doesn't have a diskreader, I want to boot the pc from a USB. I followed a step-by-step tutorial on how to download->make ISO file-> convert to USB bootable, which worked. I changed the booting order in Click BIOS 4 so the USB comes first (these are some of the things I didn't do first, but 'learned the hard way' so to speak). 
 
So finally, the pc boots up from the USB, however, I get this message:
 
Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired
The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified
error code: 0xc0000428'
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or a USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.
 
But I do not know what they mean by 'the recovery tools', let alone know what to do with them. So if someone could help me through the process of installing Windows 8 from a USB on a new PC, it would be greatly appreciated. Some specs, in case they are needed:
 
MSI B85M-G43 motherboard
intel Core i7 4790 (4GHz)
32 RAM (yes I am t... Read more

A:Installing Windows 8 from USB onto new built pc?

I would advise re-doing the Windows 8.1 USB installation stick, then reinstall Windows.
 
http://www.sysnative.com/forums/windows-8-windows-rt-tutorials/6223-install-windows-8-1-8-usb-stick.html
 
Regards. . .
 
jcgriff2

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I have a toshiba satellite x205 with a built in mic. I had vista for 2 years with no problems with my mic. Upon reformatting my labtop and installing windows 7 as a clean install, my mic does not work. It's not muted. It's enabled. The volume status on the right side under recording devices does not move. My mic jack device is enabled, but says that it's "currently unavailable." I've done google searches trying to find a solution. It sounds like a bunch of guys have had this problem too, with a few minor exceptions. I need a solution. This is driving me crazy!

(SOLVED) Apparently all it was was updating my drivers. :P Still learning about this whole drivers deal

A:WINDOWS 7 64 bit and built in mic not working

I have that problem too, people can't hear my voice in the skype. when i checked my sound recorder and i tested recording my own voice, but could not hear anything, any advice much appreciated.

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Hi,

I got windows 7 for Christmas and I love it! It's everything I need, however the only problem is that my built in mic won't work. It worked fine in vista and I'm not sure if I need to set it up again.

I hope someone can help
Thanks
Cameron

A:In built Mic not working in Windows 7

Welcome to sevenforums !
what is your mic/audio device? Have you checked in the device manager? Use the windows update utility to see if it can detect a potential driver. In this case, it is very likely a sound driver (realtek, altec lansing/conexant, creative, etc)
Also, check your manufacturer's support page to find out the specific specifications of your computer, including the name of your sound card (onboard or not)

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I haven't yet tried Windows 7. I haven't been blessed with the experience. However, I do know that Win 2000/XP both had VPN functionality bundled with the OS--you could click on "Make New Connection" under Network Properties and create a VPN adapter for PPTP or IPSec/L2TP VPNs.

But I want to know if Windows 7 also provides built-in SSL VPN functionality as well, since SSL VPNs are all the rage now. Many cable routers now act as SSL VPN endpoints.

If this functionality is not available, is Msoft planning it in a later Service Pack? Or do we have to wait till Windows 8?

A:Windows 7 built-in SSL VPN client?

Right in Network and Sharing Center, under the list header "Change your network settings", Set up a new connection or network.

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The feature of gp edit would not be valid this year for windows 8.1pro ?

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