Windows 10: worst installation ever! Solved

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  1.    03 Nov 2014 #11

    Is there another way I could install windows ten technical preview instead of using a iso. I can't risk damaging my computer again
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Nov 2014 #12

    Sorry no, The iso has to be put on a dvd or usb stick to do an install.

    But if you have a working windows 7, you could start the 10 install from within 7, not the way to do it but.......

    In your 1st post you said you clicked on the setup exe. Did you already try to install 10 from within windows 7 ?

    If your 7 dvd works then there`s no reason your 10 dvd won`t work.

    Did you have a working operating system on your pc ? And what was it ?
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       03 Nov 2014 #13

    Installing OSs doesn't damage computers. Do what you will, but I'd be performing some hardware tests on it if you have 7 up and running on it.
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  4.    03 Nov 2014 #14

    If Win7 runs fine on the PC then the problem is likely your install media. Download the ISO again and confirm it completed, then burn the confirmed ISO to disk or stick using tool provided in Clean Install Windows 10 Technical Preview .

    What I would do then is shrink Win7 in Disk Mgmt to create a new partition to install the Technical Preview.

    Boot into BIOS setup to set the HDD first device to boot, confirm SATA controller is set to AHCI, Save changes and exit.

    Now trigger the installer using the Acer F12 or F10 one-time Boot Menu key. At drive selection screen select the space you shrunk from Win7 and Click Next.

    Report back progress.
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  5. banger's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
       03 Nov 2014 #15

    Probably better to download VMPlayer and install under win 7, win 10 might not like your hardware.
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  6.    04 Nov 2014 #16

    I would go into your BIOS setup menu and check out what your boot order is. On start up it will check each device in the order they are listed for bootable media. I would set the network boot to be the last option or even disable it all together. I normally set my hard drive as the first boot option to speed up the boot process. If I need to boot from an optical drive or thumb drive I use the one time BIOS quick boot menu. If your hard drive is way down in the list your boot times will suffer. Especially if you have an optical disk in the drive or a thumb drive plugged in. The BIOS will check them to see if they are bootable before it ever looks at your hard drive and loads the OS. If you have more than one bootable device plugged in it could be hard to tell what device actually booted up. The less chance for error the better. It sucks to start over because you missed something, or even worse, erased some files you didn't mean to erase.
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  7.    04 Nov 2014 #17

    I did click on setup.exe in windows 7 but failed when it said getting devices ready.I have got windows 7 back again.It is up and working.
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  8. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       05 Nov 2014 #18

    Sounds like if it were the worst install ever you'd be reloading win-7 from disk or having to create a bootable flash media to re-install 7 with
    We'll call it a close call :)
    Installing 10 inside of 7 is a tricky proposition,
    Use a bootable flash media or bootable cd next time for a more consistent/ predictable install unless you want to install on top and replace 7 with 10 that is :/
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  9.    05 Nov 2014 #19

    If you want to avoid these kinds of problems, run 10 in VMware Player.
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  10.    06 Nov 2014 #20

    OK so where can I download it from and how will it work?
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