Question Windows install help

theresyetis

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Hello everyone.

So, I’m going to start from the beggining.

A couple years ago I got my wife a Lenovo laptop running windows 8. She upgraded it to windows 10 when it was free to do so(could still be, I dunno). A few months ago I downgraded it to windows 8 to play a game that wouldn’t work on windows 10. I believe it was 8.1 that I downloaded and installed.

So now i tried to reinstall windows 8 again cuz I was having trouble with a game being compatible(it was released in 1999).
That didn’t work so I tried to install windows 10. That didn’t work.

I know that isn’t quite enough info but...

Sooo now when I try to boot my wife’s laptop it tries to auto repair, then diagnosing PC, attempting repair. After that I end up at a blue screen that says ‘automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC.’ I’ve tried what I know to do. I’ve looked up a few fix’s but none of them worked.

So, I’ve been trying to install windows using a usb drive. Can y’all help me install either windows 8.1 or 10 using a usb install? I am lost as to what to do besides that.
 

onespeedbiker

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You need to do a clean install. Follow the instructions on this link for Windows 10. https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/how-to-do-a-clean-installation-of-windows-10.3170366/ Since you upgraded from Windows 8, the windows 10 activation should still be attached to your MS account. Otherwise, you can use a Windows 8/8.1 install USB and do a custom install that deletes the old partitions and installs which ever OS you are using. The point being this is not a repair or a reset, but a clean install, which deletes all personal files and starts anew.
 

mizzycrazy

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Thats what I'm trying do lol I'm trying learn get best out of using the www. Its all new still ,I got a 2nd laptop contacted dell swap owner ,📀 Dell wanted payment to even help bit dissaponted as never ad 1 but as I really don't no wot am doing '' hence 2nd " , Not noing it should. Of ad reinstall disk ,📀📀 its on windows 7 I can't now login I can't get past it get on command prompt even on safe mode Trying get advice so I can , its guns need updating prob use flash drive with clean version on ,But read a lot bad comments problems with Windows 10 herd of 8 +8.1 for beginner any advice be helpful 🙋🙋
 

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