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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:04 PM
Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:14 PM
What is the make and model of this computer? There is no data that needs to be backed up on this computer, correct? You have the licenses to any purchased software such as Microsoft Office?
Boot the Windows install media. At the screen where you are asked for language press Shift + F10. This will open a command prompt. Type the following commands.
Is there an asterisk under the GPT column? Depending on if there is an asterisk or not would let me know what diskpart commands to use on a clean install. This would wipe the disk and this is the reason I asked about any purchases software or data.
Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:23 PM
Edited by LilyMartinez, 05 December 2017 - 12:26 PM.
Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:37 PM
If you are still at the diskpart command type the following or reboot the disk and press Shift + F10 to open the command prompt. Type the following commands.
select disk X Where X is the disk number of where you will install Windows to. This is usually disk 0.
clean This will delete all disk partitions and set the drive up for a clean install.
convert gpt Initializes the disk as gpt for booting on a UEFI computer. If you get an error ignore it.
exit Exits out of diskpart
exit Exits out of command prompt
Continue with the install. When you get to the screen showing your disk press next( Image 10 in the below clean install guide) and Windows will automatically partition and format the disk. It will not be necessary to select drive options - advanced as the partitions have already been deleted using the clean command. Simply click next. The guide is for Windows 8 but the steps are good for 10
Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:45 PM
Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:56 PM
It probably gave that error because it saw an OS already on the drive. The diskpart clean command took care of that.
Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:07 PM
Edited by LilyMartinez, 05 December 2017 - 01:08 PM.
Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:14 PM
Your Welcome, glad to have helped and thanks for the update. That was a fast install.
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