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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Aug 2015 #1

    Cant do fresh install for DVD


    I have successfully upgraded from win 7 to win 10 but i would like to do a fresh install as its been years since i have and would like to start from fresh.

    I made the x64 DVD from the MS installation media creation tool.

    I run the setup.exe from the disc and it starts downloading updates goes through the processes but after 1 hour or so a message comes up saying installation has failed.

    I looked at you 'Clean install' guide and this relates to USB not DVD or is the process the same?

    Should i be booting from the DVD rather then running the setup.exe

    I did try but my pc restarts and just loads normally with out actually booting via DVD

    Any help would be most appreciated.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,936
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       22 Aug 2015 #2

    Boot it up from the DVD.. and remember do not enter any key no matter how many times you're asked.


    Jeff
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       22 Aug 2015 #3

    Yes, that should work.

    Just to make sure you won't run into trouble with activation: Before you start the fresh install, you might want to check that your system currently is activated. If it is, then you can do a clean install and it will activate automatically again.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Aug 2015 #4

    Yes i checked and im fully activated.

    When you say dont enter any key do you mean when im prompted to 'press a key' to boot from DVD or do you mean when install starts?
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,956
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       22 Aug 2015 #5

    When prompted for Key, click Skip this step
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Aug 2015 #6

    I cant seem to boot from the DVD

    I press F12 as PC restarts it takes me to boot menu, i select CD/DVD but the pc just restarts nothing else happens.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,956
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       22 Aug 2015 #7

    There are 2 options from boot menu. One is for UEFI installation, The other is for MBR installation. If your BIOS set for UEFI then you must select UEFI-CD/DVD....
    Last edited by topgundcp; 22 Aug 2015 at 13:48.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       22 Aug 2015 #8

    gbu said: View Post
    I cant seem to boot from the DVD

    I press F12 as PC restarts it takes me to boot menu, i select CD/DVD but the pc just restarts nothing else happens.
    Try with blank HD, formatted with NTFS.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Aug 2015 #9

    topgundcp said: View Post
    There are 2 options from boot menu. One is for UEFI installation, The other is for MBR installation. If your BIOS set for UEFI then you must select UEFI-CD/DVD....
    These are my only options at boot.
    @ramram55
    I dont have any USB that big to use so was hoping to use DVD only.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       22 Aug 2015 #10

    using down arrow choose CDROM and hit enter you should be in business.
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