How to completely delete a Windows 7 installation ?
- I already installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit to partition C: and most of my important software in partition E: (this is the main).
- Then I install another Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit to partition E: (this is the sub).
- After a period of time, I want to remove the 32bit OS in E: partition. But I want to keep the software of 64bit OS already installed in E:, too.
I have tried many way (delete all the Windows, Program Files.etc.of OS 32bit in E:, even try to delete the hidden system file of this OS) but when I start the Windows, there is still 2option of Windows appear to choose => and I want to remove this step.
Somebody tell me to format the E: partition but this is a very bad choice because tons of my software here are purchased for 1-time-key installing.
What's wrong... Please write below.
Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration installation cannot proceed in Windows 7 clean custom installation from dvd.
I have previously a corrupt windows problem so I decide to perform a clean installation from dvd & chose custom installation process but after everything finished it says that:
The installation was canceled
Any changes that were made to your computer during the installation process will not be saved.
And d pop-up window says "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed" So my system is completely dead now as neither I can open it to retrieve data nor fix this problem. My Laptope Configuration is as below:
HP probook 4530s
C i3 320 hard 4 gb ram
I need help deleting programs from the registry/pc completely this are the steps that I been following I don't know if they are correct! Could someone please let me know if these are the correct steps to delete a program correctly from the registry/pc.
This are the steps that I follow! In This example I’m going to be Deleting Freemake video downloader!
1. First uninstall the program from programs and features !
2,Go to start type regedit press enter. The Registry Editor opens up with Computer highlighted
3. next go to Edit choose find and type the name of the program the you want to delete completely in this example Freemake video downloader than click find next.
4, Now the registry starts scanning the registry for Freemake video Downloader when it finds registry entries of freemake video downloader delete them!
5.Than go to Edit again and select find next and when the registry finds more entries of Freemake video downloader delete them.
6.Follow step 4 until you get the message that says” Finished searching through the registry”
7.Now go into C: drive and delete any freemake video downloader folders.
Is this the correct way to delete a program completely from the registry/pc?
I've installed the new parts but am having a lot of difficulty installing windows. I've tried installing both windows 7 and winxp multiple times with no luck. Both of the CDs have worked in the past, and there aren't any visible scratches or damage to them.
Windows 7 and xp freeze at random points during the installation, usually during the "completing installation" or unpacking files stage.
I've tried the installation with two different DVD drives, with only one ram stick, various bios settings, etc. One thing that I've also noticed is that it will fail to boot unless being powered off completely. For example, after the initial stage of copying/unpacking files the usual reset that windows does to continue with the installation results in only a black screen (no beep) ; however, when I power down the computer completely then start it up, the installation Is able to continue but only to eventually freeze.
One install did actually work, however after installing a few drivers it started freezing while windows was starting up. It would start in safe mode and I did a system restore but it continued to freeze. I figured at that point I had nothing to lose and began trying another reinstall - and now it won't work at all.
This seems like bad hardware to me, however I would really like to troubleshoot this issue before I resort to sending these parts back.
I'm building my first pc and I'm getting blocked right at the gate. I have a 64bit Windows 7 installation disk (home version, "for system builders"). This is a fresh installation, I don't have any other OSs for this build so my options are limited.
It starts out fine, but when I get to the point where I am to pick a hard drive to install to, it won't accept anything. It will allow me to delete partitions but clicking on "New" or "Format" (under the advanced options) makes it think for a few seconds, then just stop like nothing happened.
I have tried formatting it through gparted, but no matter what I do it complains that the drive has been formatted with in GPT, even when the drive is completely clean and unformatted.
I'm using a Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1tb hard drive
On the MSI P67A-GD65 mobo
With intel i7 2600k.
I have a problem with installing Windows 7 on my pc. I get either black screen or the installation hangs completely and the only thing I can do is restarting my pc. The black screen usually appears before reaching the very first window where you choose your OS language or right before the second boot at "completing installation" step.
The installation hangs at random points but usually at "unpacking files".
The weirdest thing is that I managed to install the Windows 7 on Sunday (I turned off the VGA adapter but I'am not sure if that was what solved the problem) but it hanged/black screened 3 min after the "Welcome!" screen.
Windows XP installs with no problem so I don't know what is the problem with the Windows 7. I also checked my PC before installing Windows 7 with the program that checks hardware/software compatibility (I forgot what it's called). What is going on!?
I'am not english so I'am sorry if I misspelled something.
The installation was going well. No problems were encounter as the program proceeded through the gathering files process. Then, a MSDOS window appeared and the installation hung-up. At the top of the box is: Adminitrator:X:\$WINDOWS~BT\Windows\system32\cmd.exe.
Inside the box is: X:\$WINDOWS~BT\Windows\system32>wpeinit. On the next line is:
The installation has stopped.
Now I can regularly use the pc if before booting that screen if I press up and down keys alternatively until I can choose to continue Windows 7 installation or start windows. In that way the pc works fine.
I have a Windows 7 PRO 32 Bit OS License and DVD media. I am building a completely new PC - AMD Processor; Gigabyte Motherboard; SATA hard drives; a pair of SATA DVD Recorder/Player drives; memory, etc.
The configuration is able to boot the Windows 7 Pro installation. The installation apparently progresses until the following message appears. "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing.
If you have a driver on a floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB Flash Driver," I am unable to locate the CD/DVD device driver I need to allow the installation to proceed. Anyone encountered this problem and successfully overcame this Microsoft mess?