Clean Install

Forum discussion tagged with Clean Install.
  1. J

    Laptop (dell XPS 9570) only boots after a break.

    After a clean install from USB my laptop only boots after i didn't touch it for like 10 minutes. It also does not restart. Just a black screen with no backlit and no fan noise. Then i wait (AC power in or out makes no difference) for about 10 minutes and it works like nothing happened. Problem...
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    Solved! How to set up hard drive replacement correctly.

    Replaced 250G hard drive in Toshiba L305 Laptop with a 500G. Clean install of Win7, and seems to run perfectly, except, it still is recognizing the old 250G hard drive. The BIOS does not seem to be editable to change the parameters. All appears to run well except I suspect the mistaken hard...
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    Solved! redneck ipad? minipad...curious cat?

    Hi all, CAN I ROOT / JBREAK AN OLD ANDRIOD FOR use with WIFI, wITHOUT SERVICE THE EQUALENT TO A CLEAN INSTALL A DESKTOP... Oh... the particular andriod, I have is a galaxy grand prime..andriod 5.0.2 I ready use an old one on wifi around the very useful... Id like to turn in to like a digital...
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    Solved! Computer not recognizing gpu aftet ddu.

    I yesterday bought RX 560 560D4SFG5. When I installed it drivers weren't right because it said that I have radeon pro 450. I wanted to clean reinstall it.I followed this steps I did all did right but when I rebooted my pc,Windows 7 64 bit,it installed...
  5. CxRizzle

    Solved! Webroot causing huge PC slowdowns?

    I have a clean install of Windows 10 64bit and wanted to try a new virus security. Webroot gets a lot of praise because it's supposed to be very slim, and gets the job done, so I decided to give it a try. I installed the free trial and it brought my computer to a crawl immediately. Well, not a...
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    i have windows 8.1 pro installed i dont see the relatek audio driver and it doesnt identify my headphones with built in mic wh

    Help please, I recently did a clean install of win 8.1 pro and the issue us my device doesnt identify the headphones wth built in mic when plugged in i tried t get drivers but it doesnt work.What should I do?
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    Solved! Clean Install Keeps Crashing - getting different erro message each time

    [Moderator note: Windows 10 System.] 2nd UPDATE: Was able to finally get it all installed, and semi working, still crashes, after doing multiple testing, the Dell scan, tells me that my memory is shot and I need a new card. Which is $120 or so, right now don't have the funds for that. Is...
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    Getting rid of bloatware on new Dell laptop

    So I ordered a Dell G7 recently and have been looking around to see what kind of things I should do to set it up. One of the things that comes up a lot is doing a clean install of Windows to remove all the unimportant things that come with it, but I've never done that before so I'm wondering how...
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    Messed up when install new window on a laptop with intel optane

    Thing start normal i open up the window setup and load the RTS driver and my disk show up, i delete the ESP,System,MSR and fwindow partition. Strangely the ESP partition when i delete it does not merge back into 1 disk, instead it stay at and unallocated space with 1 gb. Even running just fine...
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    Transferring Kaspersky with new hardware in my laptop

    I have recently bought a new SSD and SSHD for my laptop and I was wondering before I have to reinstall Windows and other applications. Will I have to buy another copy of Kaspersky total security 2018 or can I just use my current license which has 290 days remaining? If so could anyone help me...
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    g510 cannot boot from cd/dvd after entering boot sequence menu

    Trying to enter boot sequence to install windows 10 clean install from CD. Boot sequence does not allow boot from CD (can't find)
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    Massive Multi Boot System (Setup Questions) -- Hexa Boot!!!

    TL;DR This is a complicated, hobby, massive multi boot project, and I appreciate any help you can give. I'm not using VMs. If you don't want to read, that's fine. But if you like this sort of thing, please help me figure this out! I am attempting to dual boot several operating systems on a new...
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    Video scheduler internal error BSOD, with clean install

    I just bought a ASUS ROG GL553V laptop. Because it only have 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD, and with 4 GB of RAM cant run many games, so i decided quickly to upgrade to 16 GB. I bought and...
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    Replace SSD with bigger SSD

    I simply want to replace a 240GB SSD with a 500GB SSD in a Win 7 laptop. I want to do a clean install, not a clone. I thought it would be easy, I have switched hard drives many times without any hassle, but... I made a USB boot disk, and 'burned' the Win 7 Pro ISO to it. Booted from it. First...
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    What is the best way to manage / organize / install / move programs between multiple drives?

    I have a 500GB SSD that I like to store programs I frequently use or ones that need to the best performance. My other drive is a 2TB HD. I store stuff I don't care so much about on there, like video files or programs that load quickly enough already and wont benefit from an SSD. Sometimes I no...
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    Solved! Can't clean install Windows

    Hello everyone, it's my first post here. I've got laptop from my friend. Windows was unable to boot, so i simply tried to do clean install. And here is the problem. Windows 10 couldn't complete install, stuck on installing updates, then i have got several errors. Like: "cannot do changes in...
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    Can't get past lock screen on Windows 10 after upgrading from Win 7 (free upgrade)

    Hello, few days ago I've upgraded from Windows Vista Home Basic, to Windows 7 Home (using .iso file on bootable USB drive) and then used the free upgrade to Windows 10 Home without any DVD/USB, just Media Creation Tool, located on C: disk. Installation and everything worked fine, it said that...
  18. D hijacker on my browser, but I had a clean install

    I got a new cpu and mobo so just to avoid future problems with windows, I did a clean install with the windows media creation tool. (Windows 10) Everything went fine. After windows was installed, it asked me to set up the basic things and login to my Microsoft account. So I logged in and I...
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    Hwid resets after every restart and i have an app that is using HWID lock

    I don't know what the problem is.I tried to do a clean install of windows, but it didn't stopped it
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    Problem with booting, recoverying and fresh install

    Hi everyone I have very strange problem with Lenovo G50-30 1. Cant boot system normally. After splash only black screen (waited around 30 minutes). 2. Cant recovery system from USB drive. After splash on the top left corner five blue squares showed up. Nothing more for about another 30...
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    Blue screen errors

    I have recently purchased a dell XPS 15 9560 and I have been face blue screen errors since. I have tried clean install 2 times with no luck . Dell support assist shows ntoskrnl.sys root of the problem majorly . Thanks in advance .
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    Mouse quit working, windows 10 install

    Here's the skinny, my laptop refuses to load/show the mouse while I'm loading a clean install of windows 10. After much swearing and self flagellation I came to the conclusion I can't solve the issue. I have already tried the removing of the battery/hold the power switch for 10 seconds and...
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    MSI 62VR 7RE dominator pro laptop - low fps when gaming

    Hi guys, I realize there are quite a few threads on this topic but I'm hoping for individualized advice before taking drastic measures such as a clean reinstall. I was able to play The Witcher 3 on ultra with good fps, until recently when it dropped to 15 fps all of a sudden. I had never...
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    HP Fresh Install

    HP Pavilion Dv7-4273us (it's old, I know) Windows 7 (OEM From HP) Break down: I would like to a clean install on this laptop. I would like to be able to re-partition drive the way I want it to be. Obviously it didn't come that way from HP. I already pulled the windows Key, it's been backed...
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    Acer 5560 not shutting down after SSD + clean Win10 install

    Hi! I've just upgraded my Acer 5560's old HDD with a new SSD. I've tried a very large number of things, everything fails. Here is what I tried: - Purchased a 275 GB Crucial SSD - Tried to clone old HDD to new SSD. - Fail #1. Not booting, and the BIOS even gets corrupted.... (can't enter BIOS...
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    Clean install of Windows 7 drivers not working

    I bought a new HP laptop with Windows 10 which I don't like. I did a clean install of Windows 7 after which the Ethernet WiFI and other drivers weren't working. How can I get the right drivers if I don't have internet? Thanks
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    Solved! Computer acting strange, even after clean install of Windows

    I have a interesting question and was wondering if you could give me some advice or tell me what is going on you see I have a Laptop with Windows 7 on it that I use just for messing around online, surf the web, watch youtube videos just regular stupid things but lately it started acting a bit...
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    Will my new windows 10 be activated or not?

    I purchased a new laptop which came with pre-installed windows 10. If I format my hard drive and perform a clean install of the windows 10 that I got using the media creation tool, would that version of windows be activated or not?
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    Reinstalling windows 7 problems

    Hello everyone I will try to be short! I am trying to fix a laptop for a friend but it's really complicated... - His keyboard is not working and I am 90% shure it's a hardware problem so, it needs to be replaced or it's something wrong whit the motherboard. Anyway he buyed an external USB...
  30. Z

    Both the left and right button of my HP Envy 15 are acting as middle clicks.

    I just did a clean install of my laptop, but some features are still not working. Mainly, the touchpad. Touching it with one finger for a left click and two for a right click is working, but the buttons are acting weird. Both buttons are acting as the middle click, closing tabs and displaying...
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    laptop is running slow

    hi i have an asus k 53u laptop. its a fairly older laptop but not too old. It runs kinda slow right now, i just put a clean install of windows 10 on it and did the creators update as well and i keep the HDD defragged every week. im just wondering if there is anyway to speed it up as i am not...
  32. R

    Dell Inspiron N5110 doesn't turn on

    Hello, I did a fresh install of Win 10 on this laptop (without upgrading bios, dumb me) and when I got to the desktop, battery died. I plugged it in and tried to turn it back on but nothing happened, i thought it was drained so I waited few minutes and tried again. Nothing happened. I tried...
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    DELL XPS 13 9343 random shutdowns.

    So i've had this laptop for about a year and a half now. within the last few months i was having thermal trip issues. i replaced the thermal paste and it seems to have fixed that issue and i found no more errors in my logs. Although, the same time that was happening i was also getting random...
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    HP Spectre X360 clean install guide

    HP are pretty good at not filling their laptops with bloatware and unnecessary apps so performing a clean install isn’t as necessary on HP machines as it is on others. However, if you do want a fresh start, this HP Spectre X360 clean install guide is for you. To make this work you will need a...
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    clean install win 7, ccleaner downloaded not ccleaner?

    hello i just got my pc updated and running after i nuked from malware. i'm installing my apps and 1 of them is ccleaner, i downloaded ccleaner to see (in my downloads folder) a blank file that's 43kb and has a icon of drive with brush. i did not click on it i deleted it right away. so what...
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    clean install of windows 7 on an hp pavilion 6300 desktop

    trouble on installation of windows 7 on hp pavilion 6300 desktop
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    trojan dectected on clean system

    I recently did a clean install of windows 10 from a usb drive. After installing Vipre Security Suite it detects a trojan, trojan.downloader.JQUA. How do I get rid of this. Reinstalling windows isn't helping.
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    Should I download and install programs on my User account or my Admin account?

    I have both an Admin and a User account, the user account which I primarily use for almost everything so I can keep my computer safer. When I want to download programs should I log into my admin account then download and install there? Or should I just stay on my user account and download...
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    Solved! APTIO 2012 BIOS Utility

    My pc needs clean reinstall of windows so I wanted to use my disc and do it. When I got into the bios I couldn't change settings so that boot can start from my dvd ( disc ). It has like 8 settings, primary, secondary boot option etc. I've tried to put my dvd as a primary but nothing changes when...
  40. mjslakeridge

    Does MalwareBytes Premium Trial 3.0.5 disable Windows Defender?

    I have spent the past couple of days installing a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit and installing all of my programs, apps, etc. On my previous OS, I had both Malwarebytes and Windows Defender running. Now when I click on the Windows Defender icon on my desktop, it says "This app has...
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    The ultimate Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 clean install guide

    The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 comes with a recovery partition that includes everything you need to rebuild it should you need to. If that partition is unavailable due to hard drive change or failure, or you just want a clean installation of Windows, this guide is for you. The ultimate Dell XPS 13...
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    Solved! How to install Win10 UEFI ASUS VivoBook X456UQ with DOS

    Hey I bought ASUS VivoBook X456UQ, with DOS. And I have an external HDD with windows 10 installation (I downloaded the .iso file from microsoft file and extract it there) So I heard about UEFI and that every new PCs are UEFI supported. And my question is: 1. Is my laptop UEFI supported? And 2...
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    Windows 10 Stuck On Boot After New Install

    Hello, I had the all too common 100% disk usage problem with all the fun that comes with on my ASUS K53SV Laptop. After a lot of web browsing and doing everything from disabling prefetch to editing the registry, nothing worked and so I decided to clean install Windows 10 from a USB. I deleted...
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    vaio laptop says model name as "RESERVED"

    After the last motherboard got replaced by sony proffessionals, i just did clean install of windows .. after which the model number appeared to be "reserved".. so that means i cannot install any sony provided drivers directly into the system. please help me with any solution ..
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    Audio problems after Windows 10 clean install

    So I recently performed a clean install on my Asus ROG G750, and have been having audio problems ever since. It was sounding a little muffled, but I turned on the loudness equalizer and that seemed to help it a little. However, it doesn't always register when I turn the volume up or down. For...
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    Forza Motorsport 6 Apex

    Help. All drivers are up to date, GPU is DX12, no viruses, clean install. HELP PLEASE
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    Problem to boot windows 7 SAMSUNG NOTEBOOK NP365E5C

    Hi , I follow this steps I erase all my partition , and then i make a clean install with windows 7, the windows and the drivers works all fine, the problem i have is when i start the notebook THE only way...
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    No disk drivers found on hard drive when installing windows xp home

    Compaq presario r3000 onstalling window xp home but no disk drivers on hard drive and corrupted files
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    AM and PM letters appear in lower case instead of upper case

    hello everyone My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is displaying letters AM and PM in lower case as the title says i have noticed that after the device have returned from repairing as they reinstalled the software for me I know I am really picky but this is driving me crazy right know So is there is...
  50. M

    Laptop stuck looping on install of windows

    My acer aspire one cloudbook 14 was running slow so the guy at the shop told me to factory rest the laptop and remove all the files so i did and now the laptpp has been stuck installing windows for a week and a half. Please help, i need it for school work.
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    Gutting a laptop

    My Toshiba satellite C55t C5300 got wet. I didn't know it & sent it in on a warranty repair because it kept telling me NO BOOTABLE DRIVE PLEASE INSERT DISC. Not a warranty issue they want to charge $419 to fix. I figured since it's dead anyway I'd attempt to fix it. The motherboard seems to be...
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    Satellite S55-A5335 Driver Installation Order for Windows 10

    What is the recommended driver installation order for a Toshiba Satellite S55-A5335 laptop after performing a clean install of Windows 10 (64bit)?
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    Dell XPS 13 Clean Install Guide

    The Dell XPS 13 is ready to perform out of the box. It will come installed with a fresh copy of Windows 10 and a selection of bloatware for your entertainment. If you want to wipe the slate clean and put your own operating system onto the laptop, here’s how to perform a clean install on your...
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    Laptop freezes during Windows installation

    Just got given a laptop and it was really slow and loads of crap on so i thought a fresh install would work... i went to install and it kept hanging at different points.... first at 2%....then at 3% when i re-tried... i then restarted it again and it got right up to ''finishing installation''...
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    Cannot install Windows 10 Blue Screen

    Hello, this is a very odd situation that has me very confused. Will list everything in my machine for reference: mobo: ASUS Z170-A (1151 socket) cpu: intel i5-6600K running at 3.5 gpu: GTX 1060 evga aftermarket (6163KR is the model number i believe) RAM: Had 2 sticks of GEIL evo potenza 8GB...
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    Asus K55VJ Lost Display While Doing Windows 10 Clean Install

    I had cleaned up my HDD in the hopes of doing a clean install of Windows 10. But all of a sudden, there was no more display and I could not get the unit working again. I have brought it to two shops for repair to no avail. After bringing it to the Asus drop off point, I was told the motherboard...
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    No option to change laptop brightness

    Howdy, I recently swapped out my HDD for an SSD in my laptop. I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate, and have one major problem. I am unable to change the brightness of the display with the function keys. My laptop is an HP 355 G2. I have installed graphics drivers, however this doesn't...
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    boot loop / clean install problem Lenovo U410

    Hello, I recently reinstalled windows 8 using the one key recovery on my U410. I decided to use this option because windows was running very bad after a roll back from windows 10 ( which also did run bad, as many U410 user experienced) . After a few weeks the U410 is now in the infamous boot...
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    Trying to boot from usb to do a clean install on a acer iconia w510p

    I have an acer iconia notebook w510p with windows 8 installed, however it has an account on which I have no access to, therefore I tried to boot from a usb to completely wipe and do a clean install but whenever the option to choose a language comes up I have no means of pressing next as the...
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    toshiba satellite L750 drivers missing from website

    I have had to clean install win 7 on a friend's toshiba satellite L750 after she lost the disk. Now I have 2 unknown devices whose drivers will not update and it is to do with Wi-fi connection, I have done what I can to get the hardware ids but I can't find these drivers on \Toshiba website and...