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The process of installing the Windows operating system software onto a physical or virtual machine.

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How do I change the computer and user names during installation?

I try to set the names of the computer and the user during installation. We're talking the last boot, before the user accounts get activated and the login screen appears. This is my code: Rename-...
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Windows 7 taking almost 50 GB of space on fresh installation [duplicate]

My Windows 7 is taking space of 48 GB on my SSD on fresh installation. This makes my system slow. What shall I do to fix this?
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Unable to boot into cloned drive after formatting old drive

I have an HP Omen laptop with a standard SATA hard drive and a recently purchased M.2 PCIe SSD. I cloned the SATA drive onto the M2, but had trouble cloning all partitions. I have the System ...
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Get Windows Vista ISO from Product Key [duplicate]

I have recently found a Packard Bell PC with an OEM key for Windows Vista Home Premium. Is there a way to get the installation files legally by using the key? (aka the ISO)
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Error 0x800701e3 when trying to install Windows Server 2019

I always get the same error code, even when I enter the product key. I downloaded 2 different builds of Windows Server - Build 17046 and Build 17666; both didn't work. I'm assuming that this isn't ...
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Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows on a different drive

In Windows 10, there is an option to "remove everything and reinstall Windows." However, in my experience, whenever I use this option, Windows gets re-installed to the same drive that it was ...
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Does Windows 10 Pro N not include Microsoft bloatware like Candy Crush?

I installed a both Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 N Pro. According to Microsoft The "N" editions of Windows 10 include the same functionality as other editions of Windows 10 except for media-...
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Cannot boot Windows 10 installer on HP EliteBook 8560w

I have a HP EliteBook 8560w on which I want to install Windows 10. I tried to create an installer USB disk on a SD card and an external HDD. For this I used two methods: Media Creation Tool Rufus ...
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Why does “Windows fail to start” when attempting to install Windows 10 x64 on a new SSD using a bootable USB?

I am trying to upgrade my Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD with a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. I created a bootable USB of Windows 10 x64 on a 16GB NTSF bootable USB stick. When I plug my new SSD in and enter ...
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Windows 10 clean install using Windows 7 retail key

I'm thinking about migrating from Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. I believe I have 2 options available to me. Do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with retail key,...
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Windows 8.1 install failed with partion reference (dual OS)

I am using Linux currently, and I have two HDDs. I have made a 70GB NTFS partition for the purpose of installing Windows 8. I downloaded the Windows 8(.1) from their website, burned the ISO content to ...
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Windows 7 installation failed [duplicate]

I have an ASUS X401A laptop. I attempt to install Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and all went fine, but i couldn't change the language, so i decided to reinstall it again. But this time i used Windows ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a laptop without USB2.0 or DVD drive?

I want to replace windows 10 with 7 on the laptop I just bought which does not have USB 2.0 or optical drive. Windows 7 does not come with USB 3.0 driver so flash drive or external DVD is out of ...
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Error message while installing Windows 10 - ASUS X540SA

I have been trying to solve a problem for about a week on my ASUS X540SA which originally had Windows 10 installed. I installed Kali Linux, but then wanted to install Windows 7 as detailed in my other ...
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During installation: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. status: 0xc0000001

I have got a problem that I have been trying to solve for about a week. On my ASUS X540SA which originally had Windows 10 installed, I had Kali Linux installed. After some time I wanted Windows 7, so ...

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