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  1.    25 Dec 2015 #21
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    You cannot install Windows on an external device.
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  2.    25 Dec 2015 #22
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    Rats. Okay. Well, I'm using Christmas money to buy an SSD. Or a large HDD. I'll try that.

    Happy holidays!
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  3.    27 Dec 2015 #23
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    Hey, so I've done a clean install on a brand new SSD (bought myself an extra Terabyte HDD too for good measure). I haven't gotten any BSODs yet, so this may have been the fix I needed. However, Windows won't let me do some things (like personalize it) because it says it needs to be activated. Do you know if this is an issue some people are having with clean installs?
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  4.    29 Dec 2015 #24
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    Usually nobody has any problem with a clean install, but it is on the same hard drive.
    I'm not sure, but if I'm correct the activation is bounded to the hardware what means that if you replace the hard drive or motherboard or something you need to activate again. This is my understanding of the W10 activation.
    I would go to Windows Updates and Activation - Windows 10 Forums to ask for it to be sure.
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  5.    30 Dec 2015 #25
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    Hey, so I've been using the PC for a few days now and it's been fairly stable, but I still get bsods, just not often, maybe once or twice a day. Hopefully, these dumps can tell you more than usual considering there are far less files installed on the PC now.
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  6.    31 Dec 2015 #26
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    This suggestion is focused on a usual cause according to BSOD Index
    I know you've done a clean install a few days ago, but you'd be surprised how many devices are still infected after a clean installation.



    Tons of BSODs at seemingly random intervals Diagnostics Test Tons of BSODs at seemingly random intervals
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    Please run a threat scan with Malwarebytes*, a full scan with your AV, scan your system with Adwcleaner, Kaspersky TTDSKiller, ESET Online Scanner and SuperAntiSpyware
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    *(Uncheck trial version in the installation process)
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  7.    05 Jan 2016 #27
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    Update for you. My problem is still a problem mostly due to the fact that I don't know what is causing it. However, I do know that after running those virus scans ( and the clean installation) my system was pretty stable. However, today, I was bombarded with more BSODs, about as bad as before the clean installation. Infuriated, I immediately set out to reset Windows 10. Now that I did that, it seems stable once more.

    Something happens to my PC where this problem starts to occur, and I don't know what it is that is doing it. I've recently found that it's not smart to use your PC as an administrator for casual use, so I created an admin account and took admin privilege from my own. Perhaps programs and viruses were misbehaving because of my admin status.

    I'm fairly sure it's a virus or software problem, because hardware would act up regardless of antivirus or clean installations. Any ideas on how a system could become so unstable so quickly? I've been installing programs from trustworthy sources.

    I'll mark this thread as solved after your reply. Thanks for the help. I just wish I knew how to avoid whatever the heck the problem is. Will Windows Defender be good enough until Avast isn't misbehaving with Windows 10?
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  8.    06 Jan 2016 #28
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    In case of a virus, I know where you can get help expert help in detection and removal.

    A system could become unstable when there is a virus on the system that is very deep integrated, meaning that a wiping or removing of the hard drive wouldn't help. Those kind of infections exists these days if you didn't knew.
    A system could also become unstable due to drivers from peripherals or motherboard not updated and thus causing problems when used or when a driver from a program is a little unstable. This case is very often happening.

    Windows Defender certainly is good enough, as long as you at least keep doing the basics
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  9.    06 Jan 2016 #29
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    Deeply integrated? Like into the motherboard? How would I go about finding that out?
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  10.    07 Jan 2016 #30
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    For some it is more into the BIOS.

    I have no idea how to go about that, I normally wouldn't do this but I think Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs Forum - BleepingComputer.com is a good place to go for malware analysis.
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