Install

Forum discussion tagged with Install.
  1. B

    Question Windows install issue -- "missing media driver" ?

    Hello, im trying to sell my Lenovo Thinkpad E495 laptop that originally had Windows on it, but I installed Linux and now im trying to reinstall Windows. I have done the usb about every way I possibly could but I always get the "missing media driver" thing. I've tried switching the usb port but...
  2. F

    [SOLVED] New windows installation in NVME SSD stops working when I remove my old Windows drive.

    Hello! I recently bought a new NVME SSD, and installed Windows 10 on it with my USB installation drive. Everything seemed to work just fine and I moved some files I wanted to keep over from my old SSD, which has Windows 10 installed on it as well. I played some games from the new SSD and have...
  3. T

    [SOLVED] Installing Windows 10 onto a M.2 NVMe SSD

    I am trying to perform a clean install of Windows 10 onto a new laptop, but the Windows installer doesn't recognize the M.2 SSD (Micron 2210) that came with the laptop. I can install Ubuntu perfectly fine, but when it comes to installing Windows, the drive doesn't show up. The drive shows up in...
  4. Tim03

    Question I can't install Windows 10 from USB Drive

    There are some days that I just fail to solve this problem for my Acer. I want to install Windows 10 directly from USB and have followed all the necessary steps in this manual:(some site), but is not finding the result. Goes as far as Bios, but I just can not get inside the USB driver, it...
  5. taunoproidi

    Question No signal to monitor with new GPU, no change with the old one

    Hey guys! Today I finally got my RTX3080 TUF OC after 8 months of waiting. BUT when I tried installing it into place and starting my pc up, It only booted into bios. After that I restarted it, but now it keeps saying NO SIGNAL. Then I got worried that my GPU is broken, I changed it to my old...
  6. EngineerWatkins

    [SOLVED] Tried installing a new i9-9900k, did not boot

    Current PC Specs: GPU: RTX 2060 CPU: i7-6700k(this is the original) Mobo: MSI Arsenal gaming z270 ddr4 Ram: Corsair vengeance 16gb Howdy. I just tried to install my new i9-9900k, but when trying to boot up, the Mobo light would just blink and turn off again. So I think "okay, maybe I Removed...
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    Question Something is seriously wrong with my computer and I cannot place what it is.

    Something is very wrong with my desktop computer and I have no idea how to fix it. I feel like I've tried everything. Here's the problem: Everything associated with my file explorer is running critically slow. Yesterday, I turned on my computer and the desktop would stop responding, go black...
  8. KokoAkos

    Question Windows 10 won't boot from new SSD

    So I have ASUS FX503VD, and I bought Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB. Next to ssd, there is 1TB HDD. Of course I want to do a clean install to SSD, but I have some problem. When I install Windows 10 to SSD, it goes properly in the beginning, and the system reboot the laptop. After this, it doesn't...
  9. N

    Question Can't clean install windows 10 using usb

    I'm building a pc using a bunch of older components I've had laying around and now that everything is put together, I can't get windows to install. I have the flash drive selected as the boot (afaik, the bios is old and simple) but every time I try booting it the black screen says "loading...
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    Question Windows 10 bootloop and unsuccessful reinstall

    Dear Tomshardware community, I am having trouble (and a real bad day because of it) with my laptop. I had windows 10 installed on it, but after a recent windows update it appeared to freeze on occasion, to which the only answer was to hold down the power button to turn it off. Today I had to...
  11. HolyMonkeyNuts

    Question Taking a PowerBook G4 Bluetooth Board and putting it in an ASUS laptop X555LA

    Hey guys, so I have a Bluetooth Board from a PowerBook G4, part number 820-1471-A, and was wondering what I need to do to put it in an ASUS laptop X555LA that doesn't have Bluetooth. For example, do I have to also include the Airport Extreme card too? Can I just piggyback the B/T board's...
  12. Jojonut

    Question Acer Laptop Won't Boot From Any Drive But The Original

    After months and months of frustration, I've finally decided to turn to this forum so that I can get some help. I have an Acer E5-575-33BM running Windows 10 on a 1TB hard drive, my problem is that I've trying to migrate my system on to my new 250GB SSD with no luck. I've tried cloning (and...
  13. Wh1t3st4r

    [SOLVED] Windows Install doesn't open, only a bright blue screen shows up without any error messages

    I've got an SSD recently and I was trying to install Windows in it, did everything right (Pendrive with the setup, only the SSD plugged on the motherboard, boot priority, etc.), but when it was time to the install window to pop-up, nothing happened, there was just a blank, bright-blue colored...
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    [SOLVED] Is a 3yr old Win10 bootable usb still good for installing windows?

    I made a win 10 bootable usb with windows media creation tools back in 2018 and was wondering if I could still use it. I'm wondering if it's outdated or not. I'm intending to install windows 10 on a new machine with the same usb.
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    [SOLVED] Windows 7 Install Problem - Programs "not compatible with this version"

    **Update - looks like it might have been the USB stick the files were moved from that caused the issue. Hello everyone, I am having an interesting problem with a fresh install of Windows 7 pro 64 bit. Windows installs normally, I don't have any issues during this process. The install is going...
  16. kook

    [SOLVED] Which drive should I install it on?

    So I want to install Pop!_OS and I need to select either of these 2 drives. I'm sure the top is HDD and the lower is SSD so what do I choose to install the OS? Personally I thought I'd use the HDD for backups. So where does the OS go? Btw win10 is installed somewhere and I don't mind overwriting...
  17. Elimas

    [SOLVED] Windows clean install boot loop

    Ok so i added a new m.2 ssd in my pc (not nvme). I use a usb key to perform a new clean install on that drive. Everything is going well but when it restarts it’s putting me again at the beginning of the installation setup and if i unplug the usb key when it’s saying rebooting in 5...4..., etc...
  18. SimplexShotz

    Question Unable to install Windows; goes to black screen

    Hey there, I’m having a bit of trouble installing Windows. I created the flash media on my USB, plugged it in to the back of my MB, turned the PC on and... nothing. I get the MB’s boot screen, and am able to access the BIOS, but whenever I try to boot off of the USB, I just get a black screen...
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    [SOLVED] Windows 10 stuck after new installation

    Hi, Sorry for the n-th post about this, I saw some others, but no one them helps. I have assembled a brand new pc: CPU : AMD Ryzen 3600xt GPU : AMD Radeon 5600XT MOBO : MSI 550M PRO-VDH-WIFI RAM : 2x8gb corsair vengeance lpx 3600mhz SSD : Samsung 860 Evo 500Gb HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB And...
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    Question Can you let me know if my fan setup is right?

    I have and Aorus x570 Elite (layout). It has 4 fan headers: SYSFAN1, CPUOPT, CPUFAN, SYSFAN2 I have a front-mounted Arctic Liquid Freezer 2 rev.2 (2 FANS) plus 3 FANS that come on the front of case plus 4 FANS that I'm adding inside the case. (9 total fans) The three fans on the front (3 pin)...
  21. N

    [SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows on a new SSD - will the programs work?

    Hi! I am planning on upgrading my SSD where is my Win10 installed from 128GB to 512GB, I used my old SSD for mostly Windows (and some drivers), My apps and games are stored on the D drive which I do not intend to take away. My questions is, after reinstalling my Windows, will all the apps that...
  22. J

    [SOLVED] Where do I install NVIDIA control panel from?

    I can't seem to find NVIDIA control panel anywhere on the internet and a lot of my games use my integrated card instead of GeForce one. I am using Win-7 64 bit, and apparently the only NVIDIA support I could find online was for Win-10 users. I know that Win-7 is no longer supported, but I had it...
  23. M

    [SOLVED] HDD keeps disconnecting whenever i'm installing and downloading in it ?

    Help my HDD keeps disconnecting whenever i'm using it. Can you please help me how to fix this? or any suggestion how to fix this? BTW, my hdd doesn't have my OS on it. I have a separate storage (ssd) for my os. Processor: Ryzen 5 2400g Motherboard: MSI A320m Memory: Kingston 4x2 2666 mhz...
  24. K

    [SOLVED] I need help

    I want to get a Samsung Pro for GOG will it install faster or will it be useless and please if you guys kind enough show me some example of the difference
  25. A

    Question hardlock.sys giving BSOD while installing a program

    Hello everyone. I'm installing a program on a 1 month old Windows installation. The installer needs to install "an USB driver" because the program revolves around USB dongles. I open the installer, I enter a key, and it starts to "install the USB driver" but hangs and then, 20 seconds later, it...
  26. ArchiePM

    [SOLVED] Windows reinstall on motherboard?

    I’m getting a new motherboard and know you’re meant to reinstall Windows, I’m wondering how to go about this. I have Windows currently on my SSD, will I need to delete the files from there so it can do a reinstall? I have a usb with Windows to boot from and I know to enter bios and make it the...
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    Question URGENT AND IT IS NOT WHAT U THINK IT IS! : How can i reinstall Windows if i can't get the installer disc to boot?

    Hi! I've got a serious problem about a Windows Installer Disc... as you can see my problem is that my Install Disc won't Boot! it'll just display : "Press any key to boot from a CD and DVD medium..." So i pressed any key after that, it'll just hang up on the spinning loading wheel and after...
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    Question New motherboard, power won't turn on

    I recently purchased a Gigabyte B450m DS3H motherboard and AMD Ryzen 5 2600 to upgrade from my 2015 pre-built. Upon install, my computer turned on fine. I used the packaged BIOS driver disk to install the drivers, during which a computer restart was required. The computer shut down, but did not...
  29. D

    [SOLVED] Need some help installing SSD boot drive on my system

    This is my current storage setup: I have a 500GB HDD for Ubuntu and 1 TB HDD for windows, and the system is configured so that one startup I can choose which OS I want to boot to. I just ordered a 250GB SSD for a boot drive, and I have a spare 1TB HDD; I would like to have the following storage...
  30. Solace-proxy

    [SOLVED] Novice PC builder, CPU installation issues. Hope someone can help.

    Installing AMD Ryzen 2700x CPU into motherboard MSI AMD x470. When placing CPU into socket and placing latch down, the CPU seems to shift and doesn't hold it in. When I attempted to place the Heatsink on top thinking it was used to hold the CPU in place instead, I attached it wrong and went to...
  31. G

    [SOLVED] Can I have a program installed in both my computer and my SSD at the same time?

    Hello all, this is my first post. I hope you are all well. I just bought a 500GB SanDisk Extreme portable SSD. I want to transfer some programs from my Windows 8.1 laptop, which is very low on space, to my SSD. However, I don't want to uninstall from C:/ just yet; I want to be sure that the...
  32. E

    [SOLVED] Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable x64 setup failure

    Hi all, I'm having a very weird issue with my PC. One of the games I about installing needs Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 redistributable x64 in order to run/install correctly. The problem I am having is that I cannot get it to install. I keep getting the same error message over and over and have...
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    [SOLVED] How do I get windows to boot off my usb

    It's my first time building my rig from scratch and I've come into some bother transitioning from my ancient hhd as my boot drive to my new m.2. I used Rufus to create an ISO on the usb I'm using to boot windows. Everything is pretty much running smoothly until I get to the windows install...
  34. Antinzi

    [SOLVED] Whats causing blue screens windows 7

    So i decided to built an affordable pc and i got alla the parts new but i used an old hard drive from an old laptop.the problem im having is that when i try to install windows everything is fine up until thenfirst restart where the bootable usb isnt needed anymore. What i get each time is a blue...
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    Question Windows 10 installation BSOD loop

    G'day all, The short is I can't install windows 10 onto my SSD because the installer constantly crashes at different points generally during the "installing features" phase. The long is I built a PC October last year, Components include: Ryzen 5 3600, MSI X570-A Pro Mobo, Corsair Vengeance LPX...
  36. B

    [SOLVED] My computer freezes after 5-10 min when i install new RAM

    Hi, so i recently wanted to upgrade my stationary computer from 8 gb DDR4-2400 mhz corsair Vengeance LPX with an identical copy to a total of 16 gb of RAM. However whenever i install the new RAM my computer will recognize the two sticks and boot correctly, however after 5-10 minutes of running...
  37. Marco_420

    [SOLVED] Need help ASAP, New RyZen x3950 build in constant loop while installing windows

    Dear users, I've found myself in quite a pickle and could do with some well placed advice. I've recently build a new system, mostly with new parts though some were salvaged from my previous workstation. After putting the pc together I continued installing windows after making sure everything...
  38. A

    [SOLVED] Lost my files for my external hard drive.

    Hello, So my case might seem dumb, forgive me. I tried to do a clean windows 10 install for my PC and I used my external hard drive as a flash drive to complete the install. The problem is that my hard drive had very important files in there which didn't exceed 10GB and my drive has 1TB of...
  39. atharv123

    [SOLVED] problem installing MacOS in iMac

    I am unable to install macos in imac 2012 model. when i install it using internet recovery it is showing me catalina version but during installation it show me error-->The operation could not be completed.(PKDownloadError error 8.) . My internet is working fine.
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    [SOLVED] Fresh install of Windows 10 partition delete

    I want to to reinstall Windows 10. In installation window, I choose custom install. I saw that I have these partition: Partition 1 , 100mb, system Partition 2, 16mb, MSR reserved Partition 3, 259Gb, the C: partition on my old window Partition 4, 250Gb, my D: partition Partition 5, 1Gb...