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Windows 7: Factory Reset Issue.

27 Jan 2018   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Where are you asked for admin username? Are you able to boot the installation media?

Usually there is an F key that is pressed at post ( after starting the machine, but before windows tries to load). Could be F2 or F11. That should bring up a one time boot menu. Select dvd drive and it will try to boot the installatoion media ( assuming you have the installation dvd in the drive).
I don't have the disk but I do have the product key. Install file is on a jump drive.

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27 Jan 2018   #12

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

I assume jump drive = usb stick?

Plug in the usb stick. Select it from the one time boot menu. Probably F12 to bring up one time boot menu on Dell.
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27 Jan 2018   #13

Windows 7

Yes a usb stick. Sorry. 😁
So far I have the setup file on a usb stick. I can't run that file because I don't have the admin username and password. I got the windows install screen to appear but I clicked install and an error box pops up telling me I can only install Windows from an Admin account. So...I did what you said and chose USB after pressing F12, it just starts up like normal and I'm back to square 1...
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27 Jan 2018   #14

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

To install from a USB stick (or Jump Drive), you have to prepare the stick to be Bootable, to do this you need an ISO file and specialist software to set-up and create the installer

I prefer the free Rufus Creation software, Do you have an ISO to use or are the Install files just in a folder? If so you may need to download a bootable .ISO file to proceed
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