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Windows 7: Can not reinstaill nor activate Windows

19 Jan 2015   #11
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=AddRAM;2987744]Could you post a new shot of disk management for us please.[/Q]

I haven't done anything yet expect for activating windows, as im not quite sure what is the net step that I need to take.


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19 Jan 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

I gave you very specific steps to follow.
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20 Jan 2015   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK, Then my I ask just 2 questions ?

Did you intend to keep the OS X on the ssd ? ( Drive 0 )

Did you intend to install Windows 0n Disk 1 ? ( the 931 GB drive )

According to your shot, the ssd is completely empty, why didn`t you install windows to that ?
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20 Jan 2015   #14
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
OK, Then my I ask just 2 questions ?

Did you intend to keep the OS X on the ssd ? ( Drive 0 )

Did you intend to install Windows 0n Disk 1 ? ( the 931 GB drive )

According to your shot, the ssd is completely empty, why didn`t you install windows to that ?
Yes, I did intended to install OSX on the SSD and windows on disk 1


We didn't install windows on that because we brought the SSD for OS X.
It may be empty because I might of accidentally formatted it. I'm not to sure, because I can boot into OS X but then it wants me to install OS X.


My main concern is that I'm always getting errors when trying to fresh install windows
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20 Jan 2015   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If OS X is like any other type of Linux or Ubuntu ( OS X is a Mac os isn`t it ? ) If it`s on a disc or a stick you can try it or install it, that`s why it`s asking you to install it.

But according to that DM shot, the ssd is empty, but has 3 partitions.

One more time, did you disconnect all the drives when you tried to install windows to the hard drive ?

There are no system files on it and it is not marked active.
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20 Jan 2015   #16
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If OS X is like any other type of Linux or Ubuntu ( OS X is a Mac os isn`t it ? ) If it`s on a disc or a stick you can try it or install it, that`s why it`s asking you to install it.

But according to that DM shot, the ssd is empty, but has 3 partitions.

One more time, did you disconnect all the drives when you tried to install windows to the hard drive ?

There are no system files on it and it is not marked active.
I somehow managed to find my OSX installion and then lost it again.
I haven't removed the drive because I don't know how/don't feel comfortable


It's at 250gb SSD and OSX shows about 10gb takens...
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20 Jan 2015   #17
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I did some partitioning and screwed it up, as now when windows load I get boot error and startup repair can not fix it.


I have no OS and when I install windows I get the message it can't be install on the drive.



Edit: unplugged the SSD and all good. Got windows again.... Waiting for display driver to install
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20 Jan 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well whata ya know, I kept telling you to unplug the ssd.

Now please posta shot of disk management, with only the windows hard drive installed.

And I don`t mean remove the drive, just unplug the power cord from the ssd. (Just be careful)

2 Suggestions, if I may.

Get rid of AVG. MSE and Malwarbytes are all you need.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

https://www.malwarebytes.org/

Consider replacing that power supply unit........ Antec, not so good at all.

My recommendations;

EVGA
Corsair
Seasonic
Thermaltake
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20 Jan 2015   #19
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Well whata ya know, I kept telling you to unplug the ssd.

Now please posta shot of disk management, with only the windows hard drive installed.

And I don`t mean remove the drive, just unplug the power cord from the ssd. (Just be careful)

2 Suggestions, if I may.

Get rid of AVG. MSE and Malwarbytes are all you need.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

https://www.malwarebytes.org/

Consider replacing that power supply unit........ Antec, not so good at all.

My recommendations;

EVGA
Corsair
Seasonic
Thermaltake

What happens if i plug the SSD back in?


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20 Jan 2015   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nothing should happen, but if you want to format it and not have any issues with windows booting up.........

For now I would hook the ssd up to anything but sata port 1 on the motherboard.

Windows should boot fine and you can then format the ssd.

By the way, your windows drive looks perfect, everything on the C partition, no system reserved partition, that`s exactly how I do it.



Now, whenever you install this OS X on the ssd, make sure you unplug all the hard drives when you do the install.

Then you just use the 1 time boot menu key to choose either the hard drive or the solid state drive to boot into.

You put the drive you want to boot into all the time (called the default) 1st in the bios. That way when you turn on your pc it will always go right to that operating system.

I would also right click on the CD rom in disk management and change the letter to X Y or Z, that way you`ll have the D letter free to use.
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