Windows 10 Installation Problem

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  1.    21 Jun 2016 #21

    essenbe said: View Post
    Is it rebooting back to the language page of the USB? If so, remove the USB and reboot.
    No it can't find the windows install on the hard drive
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       21 Jun 2016 #22

    Lanturnlord said: View Post
    I have added the system specs to my page
    Thanks, one bit missing - 32-bit or 64-bit machine?
    You should remove the Service tag in Other info in your specs. It does make it easier to get configuration information, but it should not be posted on a public forum.

    The machine is quite old and the Pentium 4 CPU most likely does not have the feature set to run 64-bit windows.
    There's only 1 GB of RAM

    You might ... might be able to run 32-bit Win10 on the box.

    About the Rebooting - what was the last screen you saw before it started cycling?

    It might be trying to update software and drivers ...

    Let it cycle for a while, and hour or two) then cold stop it by pressing and holding the power button.

    remove the usb drive and start the machine.

    Watch the monitor and try to figure out what it's doing.
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  3.    21 Jun 2016 #23

    The system is a 32-bit and the disc is a windows 10 32-bit copy. the monitor changes to a shade of black or gray for a split second and the computer reboots. Would you like a photo of the Boot partition windows made? I think it might be missing a file.
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       21 Jun 2016 #24

    Yes, that might shed some light on the issue - thanks
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  5.    21 Jun 2016 #25

    here is some images of partition contents (they don't show up in windows so I used a different bootable software):
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       21 Jun 2016 #26

    Oh, I misunderstood

    I was expecting a disk layout similar to post# 7

    I'm not sure what pgm you booted (Partition Explorer shows in the title) but if it has a graphical or list representation of the drive, that would be great.

    before you take the picture, make sure the information is shown
    img1 - no headings
    img2 - disk 1 part ... cut off - can't tell what partition.

    If that's Partition wizard - post the main page
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    maximize the window
    shrink the left pane (Actions and Wizards - use the <<)
    grow the right pane (disks)
    drag the column headings so information is not hidden
    capacity, used, unused, and unused columns can be made smaller to show more of other columns

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  7.    22 Jun 2016 #27

    I used a bootable version of minitool. Here is a better image:

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       23 Jun 2016 #28

    Thanks - that looks normal, except for only using 5.32 GB on partition 2. I use x64, which is usually around 9 GBs for a clean install. A x86 (32-bit) might be smaller - I'm not sure.

    A few other questions:
    You have the Win10 install media on a disc - right?
    When and how did you create that disc?

    Which 32-bit edition are you trying to install, Home or Pro?
    Here's the tutorial for Downloading the ISO
    Read the colored boxes for important information
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    Then follow this method:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    You said that the machine was originally XP, was it upgraded to Win7 or Win8?
    You have to upgrade a qualified OS (7 or 8) to Win10 first to get a Digital Entitlement for that machine. There is a way to collect the information on a running system (7 or 8) and then do the clean install, but you have a raw drive. You'd have to restore the previous OS (Win7 or Win8), collect the information, then do the Clean install.

    Do you have a Retail license (FPP) for Win10?
    This is the only path to install Win10 on a raw drive without a Digital Entitlement

    I think you'll be able to use a good Win10 install disc to repair the system. Possibly ...

    When I see your answers, I be able to give better advice.
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  9.    25 Jun 2016 #29

    Sorry for the absence. I do have windows 10 install on a disc. I probably downloaded the iso in October 2015. I burned the iso to the disc probably using Imgburn. I am trying home edition. It was never updated. I know the disc works I tried on a different system a day before I tried it on the Dell. I do have a Retail License. I will try using the install disc to repair the system. I wil update you on what happens.
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       25 Jun 2016 #30

    You're better off downloading the current ISO.
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