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Two common installation issues:
Before we install OS, there are some common installation errors. Here’s how to fix them.
Microsoft has already thrown unnecessary error messages, but the one “Something happened, something happened” must be one of the worst, without hinting at the problem. Fortunately, the problem can be solved in two ways. The first option is to change the Region setting on your computer and indicate that you are in the United States. To do that, open the Control Panel from the Start menu on your computer and select Clock, language, and region -> Region. Click the Administration tab, click Change system locale, and use the drop-down menu to choose English (United States). Click OK twice to apply the settings.
The second option is that you are trying to install Windows from a USB flash drive or DVD, but have created the installation media without the appropriate permissions. To change this, download the Windows 10 media creation tool and locate it on your hard drive. Right-click and select Run as administrator. Follow the wizard as before and recreate the installation media. You should now be able to install Win 10.
Processor not supported:
If you get the message “Processor not supported,” it is because your CPU must support Run Disable Bit. This feature has designed to prevent malicious code from running on your computer, by marking individual bits of system memory as non-executable; This means that if a virus infects this part of the RAM, your processor will refuse to run it. Almost all processors capable of running Windows 7 or Windows 8 have this hardware functionality, so the problem has likely been disabled in your computer’s BIOS. To re-enable this feature, you must restart your computer and enter the BIOS (Delete, F2, and F10 are standard keys to enter, but consult your computer manual for full instructions). Each BIOS is different, so the exact instructions differ from one computer to another.
Look for a section on your processor, such as Processor Settings, which is probably in the Advanced BIOS section. Make sure the Execute-Disable bit is set, which can also be called XD or NX. Finally, make sure you have activated the virtualization option. Save your settings, restart your computer, and you should now be able to install Windows 10.
Step 1: enter your computer BIOS
First, you have to make sure that your computer has set up to boot from your DVD or USB drive. Insert your DVD or USB installation disc and restart your PC. Your PC may have a special boot replacement menu, which you can access with a key like F10; Watch for the message when your computer starts. If this is the situation, press the button as soon as the message appears, then select your DVD player or USB memory to start.
If you do not have a boot replacement menu, you will need to enter the BIOS or UEFI configuration program, where you change some of the lower level settings on your computer. The correct key to enter settings varies from PC to PC, but is usually Delete, F2 or F10, and you will need to press it almost immediately after turning on or restarting your PC. If you look carefully, you can find the corresponding button on the screen when the computer turns on. Some more modern laptops, such as some Lenovo models, have a select button to access the installer, which you will likely find next to the power switch. The setup menus vary considerably in appearance and design, but they all follow a similar logic, so if you look closely, you’ll find all of the options mentioned in this guide.
Step 2: Configure your PC to boot from DVD or USB device
Once in Settings, find the Startup section. Now alter the boot order to put the device you want to boot from first; it will be DVD or USB, depending on the type of installation media. Bootable USB flash drives occasionally listed as hard drives. If this is the case, you need to configure the “hard drive” as the first boot option, then go to the hard drive boot order submenu and place your USB boot drive at the top of the list. Find and select the Save, Restart option, or an equivalent option. Your PC should now boot into the Win 10 installer; You may see a message “press any key to boot from USB,” so please do so.
Step 3: choose Windows 10 clean install option
Once in the installer, select your language, time and currency format, and input method, then click Next. Click the Install Now button. Enter your Windows key if requested, and read and accept the software license. On the next screen, click “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).”
Step 4 – How to find your Win 10 license key
At this point, it will ask for your license key. What you say depends on the type of Windows 10 you have, but we’ll explain how to handle everything here. If you are already using Windows 10 and want to know your license key, you can still download ProduKey and extract your Windows 10 product key from there. Write it on a paper or save it to an external drive.
1. If you bought Windows 10 in a store or as a download
If you physically brought a copy of Windows 10, either from a store or an online store to download, you will have a complete and correct Windows 10 code. You must enter this at this point, and it will not ask again. This is the easiest way to manage the installation.
2. If you upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8
As long as you have created new bootable media with the latest version of Windows 10 (i.e., you are not using an older installation disc or USB stick), you can now enter your key Windows 7 or Windows 8 is valid. Your license will automatically upgraded to Windows 10 without any other problems.
3. You bought Win 7 or Win 8 and want to switch to a new computer
If you paid for a downloaded copy of Win 7 or Win 8, your license allows you to move it to a new other PC, provided that you remove the device on which the operating system currently installed. This means that if you updated your original computer to Windows 10, you can move your operating system to a new computer and get another update to Windows 10. With the new system, you don’t just enter your Windows 7 or Windows 8 license when prompted, and your computer will update to Windows 10.
Step 5: Select your hard drive or SSD
What you will see on the next screen depends on whether you are installing on a blank disc or whether your disc had a previously installed operating system. If it is a blank disk, a drive with “unallocated space” assigned to it, so you need to click next after selecting. Windows starts the installation process.
If your disk already had an operating system, or if you have more than one hard disk on your PC, a screen with multiple disks and partitions will appear. The discs will be named ‘Drive 0’, ‘Drive 1’, and so on, and if a disk has already had a Windows installation, it will partition with partitions labeled ‘Recovery,’ ‘System,’ ‘MSR’ and ‘Primary.’ Before installing Windows 10, you will need to delete all of these partitions, select each one, and click the Delete icon. This will remove all the data on the partitions, so check that if you are deleting partitions from the correct drive and that you are sure that you have already backed up everything you need.
Note that this can also remove recovery partitions from its manufacturer, so you won’t be able to go back to your previous OS. Once the partition removal is complete, make sure the drive you want to use for your Windows 10 installation is selected and tap Next to install.
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