Operating system

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  1. milos.burmazovic

    [SOLVED] How will change of hardware impact my OS?

    Hello everyone, A few days ago my CPU fan stopped spinning so I went online and ordered a new cooler and saw the guy selling it has a 1TB HDD so I bought it too. Today it arrived and I couldn't get the cooler to fit properly. I sighed and decided it was time for an upgrade anyway. So again I...
  2. user.anonymous

    Question Trouble Accessing the BIOS ll PC Build

    Hello, I am currently building a pc for the first time but I have encountered problems with accessing the BIOS. In looking for the solution, I have come to the conclusion that the problem is potentially related to either/or my USB keyboard and MSI motherboard (see specs below). 1. Given I have...
  3. user.anonymous

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to install the Windows 10 operating system before the installation of the BIOS?

    So my current situation is that I do not have an optical drive to install the msi dvd containing the drivers and utilities needed with the computer. Instead, I was thinking of using the Windows 10 operating system first, then going onto the relevant websites to install the software for the BIOS...
  4. _fishp0cket

    [SOLVED] Moving dual boot partitions safely?

    So my current storage situation is a bit of a problem. My current main boot drive was originally a storage drive, that at some point I installed a very slim Windows system to in a small partition (50GB) part way through the drive and between 2 storage partitions I resized to fit it between. Poor...
  5. user.anonymous

    [SOLVED] Can I convert my MSI DVD Rom to USB format? If so, how?

    Hello; I'm currently setting up my operation system for a recent pc build of mine. However, I am wondering whether or not it is possible to safely convert my DVD ROM to a USB format on a 2.0/3.0 flash drive. I assume there is no harm in doing so but I have seen nothing related to how the...
  6. R

    [SOLVED] Hello! My computer randomly freezes and makes buzzing noises.

    Hello! I just upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 and i didn't have any problems with windows 7 but when im playing a game on windows 10 it takes 50-40 mins sometimes 1 hour to randomly freeze and make some buzzing noise. SPECS: GEFORCE GTX 650 TI BOOST P8H61-M DDR3 KINGSTON 8 GB /1333MHZ...
  7. S

    [SOLVED] My PC won't boot directly to startup. Needs to get restarted or go thru BIOS.

    My PC won't let me boot directly into the startup and it will just stuck in the loading screen, but when I restart it normally boots. Or if I go to the BIOS and set the boot manually. Please help, I think this would destroy my SSD's health if it continues to boot like this. Specs: Gigabyte...
  8. Pelmorr

    [SOLVED] Transfering windows from 2.5 SSD to M.2 NVME help

    Hello, this is my first timing posting into these forums but i'm just looking for a simple and explained answer. I just bought a Samsung M.2 and i'm basically just looking to transfer/clone the operating system and other files from my current 2.5 SSD over to the M.2. Is it safe and easy to...
  9. pcgasm

    [SOLVED] Changing system sounds

    i replaced default windows 10 sounds with windows 8 but randomly after restart windows changes sounds to default. is it same with newer versions of windows 10 too? edit: im using 1507
  10. Chello00809

    Question No OS detected after enabling Fast Boot

    Hi, I enabled Fast Boot on my PC and it's completely stopped working. It just displays a message saying that no OS was detected, and to disconnect any hard drives that don't contain an OS. Checking the BIOS it didn't detect any hard drives at all I have two drives, so I disconnected the one...
  11. Endre

    [SOLVED] R.I.P. Windows 7!

    2020.01.14 was the last day for Windows 7 to update! It was a long time great OS for many of us! Long live Windows 10!
  12. Darkbreeze

    Discussion Windows 7 and 8 users can still upgrade to windows 10 for free.

    Clearly, most of us here already knew this, and it's pretty much common knowledge on the forums, but it's always nice to see a somewhat official validation. As well, this should serve as a reminder to anybody still running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 that you can, and probably should, take advantage of...
  13. R

    [SOLVED] How to get Windows on my SSD

    So, here's my current situation. I recently got a new PC and I'm using the HDD from my old PC (the HDD isn't that old, only a few months) which has my OS on it. I also got an SSD so that I could put Windows onto it for faster load times. Problem is, I have no idea how to get an OS onto my SSD...
  14. Ste1221

    [SOLVED] Notebook ssd problem

    Hi, i bought an ssd for my notebook, i cloned the os in the ssd but it won' t boot and don't know what to do please help me!!
  15. B

    Question Games crashing to Desktop Windows 10 - New beast rig

    Hello everyone. I am having an issue with my new build crashing all games to desktop. No error, no message, just like an alt-f4 deal. Here are my specs - Crashes happen after an hour - sometimes less sometimes more after gaming. All temps are fine and nothing is overheating. GPU - EVGA 2080TI...
  16. V

    [SOLVED] POP- OS installation- error unmounting cdrom

    facing this error while installing POP OS on my asus laptop View: https://imgur.com/0LUU9V1 (picture is blurred a bit because had just a second to catch the error before laptop shuts down) the FAILED part is causing the problem [failed umounting CD-ROM] Spec: 128gb m2 ssd windows 500gb SATA...
  17. A

    [SOLVED] How to build a hackintosh PC?

    My pc is configured with AMD R5 1600, GTX 1050ti, Asus Prime motherboard and 8gb 3000mhz DDR4 ram and have a 240gb SSD for the system drive and 1tb HDD formatted on NTFS, So now I want to install macOS on my pc is it possible to install it on my pc and if yes which file required to install that.
  18. D

    [SOLVED] PC Turning off and on after powering.

    I've had a weird problem recently. My PC will turn off and on constantly after powering it on via the power button on the front of the case. I haven't counted how many times it will cycle through an off and on state, but it will do it about maybe 5 or more times before it finally boots up as...
  19. J

    [SOLVED] Operating System not found on startup

    So yesterday I was on my computer and it was working perfectly fine and I downloaded Modern Warfare. Today when I started up my computer I was greeted by a black screen saying Operating System not found. I have 2 storage devices, an NVMe which is screwed onto the motherboard and it is has...
  20. LukaBoki

    [SOLVED] Installing Windows 10 - questions about installed apps and programs

    Greetings, I've recently acquired all parts I need for a new PC (Ryzen 5 2600, ASRock B450 Pro4, 16GB 2933 MHz RAM, GTX 1660). I currently have my Windows 8.1 installed on my SSD (240GB), as well as Kaspersky Antivirus (y'know, excluding less important programs), and pretty much every other...
  21. [SOLVED] A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed

    A while back I wiped an ssd for my brother while my main ssd was still connected to the system (rookie mistake), and ever since I have gotten this error every time I boot windows. From here I press F9 (first window), and select the second option (second window), which boots windows on my main...
  22. LukaBoki

    [SOLVED] Upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1 with Ryzen

    Greetings, I'm currently using Windows 8.1 with an AM3 socket motherboard. I was intending to upgrade to a Ryzen 5 CPU alongside a B350 chipset motherboard, and upgrade to Windows 10. My question is, is it possible to install the motherboard and CPU (and GPU, but that's not that important)...
  23. [SOLVED] BIOS Booting from Non-OS Drive/Cannot Format Drive, Whilst OS is on another?

    Hiyo, Tom's Hardware folks. Been a long time. I'm looking for some assistance after having installed a new MOBO (Asus TUF Z390-PRO) and CPU (i9-9900k) onto a system. After rummaging with the system as it was for a day, I decided to make the decision to do a fresh Windows install (while buying...
  24. L

    [SOLVED] (Win 10) Boot partition seems to be on HDD not SSD - unsure how this could happen and what to do now

    Hi everyone, A year ago I bought a 500GB Samsung evo SSD for my OS and main games. I managed to install Windows 10 onto this SSD and boot from it in BIOS by changing some settings, and then I reconnected my Hitachi 1TB HDD. However, now that I am also upgrading my HDD to a newer HDD I have...
  25. PencilApocalypse

    [SOLVED] Laptop upgrade, reinstall OS, or buy new? Need advice

    Hi there, first post in the forum and I'm a total noob when it comes to hardware and stuff (way more of a software person) so forgive me if this is wrong in any way, yikes. Anyway, I'll try and summarise as quick as possible! About a year ago I bought a £600 'gaming laptop' on Amazon, which was...
  26. S

    Question Bootable pendrive to normal pendrive

    Hello I have some doubt I am trying to make my 16 GB pendrive bootable flash drive after the OS can I change the flash drive into normal one (if once we can make bootable device it will not back to normal?)
  27. G

    Question "Boot device not found" after trying to reset PC

    I was trying to wipe all files from my HP laptop model 15-bs013dx. However it was stuck at 1% for about 4 hours. So I did a hard shut down and now when I start it it says "boot device not found Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Does this mean Windows 10 is uninstalled from...
  28. A

    Question All windows apps stopped working

    Ok so, out of nowhere, my pc has shown a pretty damn specific set of problems, including what's on the title. For starters, none of the system apps work. Be it Settings, Control panel, services.msc, regedit. Most of them just show up on the task manager but never truly open ,while settings...
  29. M

    Question Changing SSD while keeping everything

    I think my Windows OS is installed on this SSD 860 SATA m2 : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07822SVMS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Now I want to move to this SSD 970 NVme 970 m2 due to heavy load of computations...
  30. R4DIO4CT1VE

    [SOLVED] Measuring benefits of a fresh Windows 10 install

    So I've been planning on doing a fresh install of my OS and documenting the benefits of a fresh OS after years of bad software/driver build up. Any good suggestion of what benchmarks to run and what things to measure, testing methodology, etc? I have some ideas myself, just wondering what...
  31. M

    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD with Win10 (using PCIe adapter) not shown in BIOS, yet shown in Disk Manager

    Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FPkQFt SSD added: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M7Q21N7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 M.2 to PCIe adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075MDH28Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Issue: Installed SAMSUNG 970...
  32. M

    Question I can't boot up my computer!

    Yesterday I tried messing around with my storage devices, because I could not find my SSD in my folders. Well, after messing around in disk management for a while, I was able to get the SSD to show! After a while of gaming I turned off my computer for the night. The next day when I tried to boot...
  33. S

    Question Asus rog strix z390x-e (new build) issues with boot menu/cannot install Windows 10/OS

    I just completed a new build on a gaming PC, and this is my first time putting a PC together. I have an ASUS Rog Strix z390-e motherboard. I had no issues assembling the pieces, and the PC turned on first try, and the BIOS came up without any issue. Under "Storage Information" in the BIOS...
  34. K

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 on Asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER?

    Okay so just i quick question I can't understand. I'm thinking of buying a new motherboard for 1150 socket however that's not relevant the thing is that on asus website it states that the asus intel z97 maximus VII ranger only supports windows 7 and 8. I have windows 10 on a real old motherboard...
  35. Luisito3107

    Question Will OS boot if installed on a HDD caddy?

    I have a HP ProBook 4540s with only one SATA port with a 2TB HDD installed on it. I was planning into buying an SSD but also I wanted to keep my 2TB HDD. I read about the possibility of replacing the DVD drive with an HDD caddy in order to add another SATA drive. HP laptops have (or had) a...
  36. D

    Question Should I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8/8.1

    Windows 7 support will end soon so I've been thinking to switch to another os I tried Windows 10 but It lags and my laptop doesn't have any drivers for it I'm thinking of Installing Windows 8/8.1 Here's my laptop https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support-product/4075?b=1 It has a driver for...
  37. LilZpai

    Question Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.

    I just built a computer from some older parts earlier today, and have been pulling my hair out because of this error that occurs when trying to install Windows. Here's the error: So far, I've tried changing some settings in the BIOS, such as changing from IDE to AHCI as some guides have...
  38. SentiKoji

    Question Migrating Windows 10 (SSD) from Intel CPU to AMD

    Shabbat shalom friends. So, soon I'll be changing a lot of parts in my current computer and can't find any good information on migrating a drive with the OS (Win 10 64bit) on it to a completely different CPU (From Intel to AMD). Now, I know that I'll have to uninstall all drivers for parts that...
  39. S

    Question Installing windows 10 edu from secondary disk

    I have two storage disk in my PC. An ssd and an hdd. On my ssd right now, windows 7 pro (pirated) are installed. The hdd has random files of mine. So, I got a license for Windows 10 edu and I want to install them. Can I install them from my hdd somehow without erasing anything? I also have a usb...
  40. rathanamjeeva2

    Question How to enable USB in bios when it's already disabled

    I was trying to recover from an bad GPU driver update and I tried so many ways couldn't get my previous GPU performance back so I choose the ultimate solution rebooting my OS. I was trying to install Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit in my PC but my mouse and keyboard automatically got disabled once I...