1.    13 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 and Mac OS 10

    Recovery Message Popping up during Install


    Greetings, I picked up an HP laptop for super cheap (free) because it wasn't working. I used partitioning program to format the hard drive and then attempted to install Windows 10. Now it's been 10 years or so since I've installed an OS from a *.iso. The logo pops up and then I get this message:

    "Recovery
    Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
    This operating system uses the Physical Address Extension feature to support systems with more than 4GB of Ram. You'll need to use a PC with a compatible processor to run the operating system.

    Error code: 0xc0000260

    You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media, contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer."

    There are two options at the bottom, press Enter to try again and Press F8 for Startup Settings. I've attempted both and neither do anything.

    I'll be honest I have no idea what I'm doing but I'll fake it till I make it.

    Thanks for any help!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    14 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by ding27 View Post
    Error code: 0xc0000260
    That is STATUS_INVALID_HW_PROFILE; means 'The specified hardware profile configuration is invalid'.

    It says to you .....
    Quote Originally Posted by ding27 View Post
    "Recovery
    Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
    This operating system uses the Physical Address Extension feature to support systems with more than 4GB of Ram. You'll need to use a PC with a compatible processor to run the operating system.
    Make it sure that the processor of the laptop is at least of 1GHz; and it has at least 2 GB RAM.


    If the hardware is actually compatible, then you can install Windows 10 on it.
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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