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Windows 7: Wiping Out Everything on Dell XPS 8100 Desktop

25 Oct 2014   #81
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

So you want me to put the usb flash drive in again, then restart computer... then click f12, then click setup


Then click Load Defaults? I dont see RESET TO DEFAULTS.


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25 Oct 2014   #82
gregrocker

 

Reset to defaults first.

It may be Load Defaults. Then Save changes to Exit.

Plug in stick to boot it via F12, run Commands I gave you.

May I ask how old you are? The forums has a strict policy you must be 13.
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25 Oct 2014   #83
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I dont want to say. Lets just say im not very good with computers so that can probably give you a clue...
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25 Oct 2014   #84
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay now im back to the same page where it ask me to install windows 7.


So just try and install windows 7 again?


I saw this and i didn't see any of the stuff in the boot.

2. Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Hard Drive first to boot, Save changes and Exit. An SSD may have newer firmware to install on its Support Downloads webpage.

3. If you notice UEFI Boot choices in BIOS Boot Priority menu then proceed with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with. If you don't want a UEFI install you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7. This video can help you decide: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube



Im not sure where this is.
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25 Oct 2014   #85
gregrocker

 

Stay focused on the steps and you'll get through it and know a lot more.

You were supposed to boot into Command Line to wipe the drive. Three times I told you this. If you can't follow the steps then I can't help you.

It is your job to go back to make sure you are doing all the steps. I'm not going to repeat everything two to four times.
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25 Oct 2014   #86
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

2. Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Hard Drive first to boot, Save changes and Exit. An SSD may have newer firmware to install on its Support Downloads webpage.


I dont see any sata controller or anything like that. I do not see the screen that is mentioned when pressing f12. All i see is what i posted earlier along with the USB: kingston datatraveler.



3. If you notice UEFI Boot choices in BIOS Boot Priority menu then proceed with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with. If you don't want a UEFI install you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7. This video can help you decide: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube



The link u gave me


Watch for a "entering setup" message in the first few seconds after turning on your computer. This message varies greatly from computer to computer and also includes the key or keys you need to press to enter BIOS.


There is no entering setup message anywhere.
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25 Oct 2014   #87
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I like to mention that im very bad with computers. All the times i had formatted it, either i had a friend do it or i did it but i didnt clean it the right way as theres an old windows folder. Also those times that i had a friend do it... i recall the old windows folder was always still there...
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25 Oct 2014   #88
gregrocker

 

The issue is you are not following all steps given to you, then just leaving them behind instead of catching up.

I will try one last time.

Boot the flash stick.

Start at Step 5 in Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome
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25 Oct 2014   #89
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

okay. Waiting at the moment

FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"


This is going to take a bit of time it seems.
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25 Oct 2014   #90
gregrocker

 

Those must be typed exactly including spaces.
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