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Laptop wont boot

Discussion in 'Software' started by bullethead123, 12 Nov 2020.

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    The enclosure worked fine Ross. I managed to transfer the contents of my desktop to an external HD.
    The repkacement laptop HD arrived today, so I installed it, switched the laptop on with the mem stick with the ISO tool loaded in and it seemed to be installing Windows fine until I got this message:
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    Should I have had an ethernet lead plugged in?

    Thing is, the machine had gone thtough about a dozen cycles of installing 5G at a time which required me to key punch each time.

    I'll give it another go with an ethernet plugged in but if anyone has any tips, I'm all ears.
     
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    Plugged in an ethernet and Windows started installing again.
    The machine has set 2 partitions. The first 'system' type installed v quickly but the 2nd 'primary' is a chore. It allocated 465.7GB and proceeded to install 6GB at a time, rebooting after each 6GB.
    I am now in a position whereby the laptop tells me there is not enough free space on the partition it created. I am shorf by just under 3GB:
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    Can anyone help out here?
    It's taken most of the day to get this far, I'd hate to have to start again.
     
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    Delete both then click next..
     
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    If thats a new drive then why is there only 4.8gb free?
     
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    All my fault I'm afraid.
    I had downloaded a 32bit version of Windows onto the memory stick and I think I was installing it multiple times, filling up the hard drive. I downloaded the 64bit version and it loaded perfectly.

    There are a couple of outstanding issues though:
    I cannot install MS Office 7 from disk. I had Office 7 on my previous version of Win10, and remember reinstalling it a couple of times but now I cannot. I input the 16-character reg code, and it is accepted, but when I press the install button nothing happens. Any ideas?
    Secondly, I cannot connect my bluetooth headphones. The computer wont recognise them. They were fine with the old version.

    Thanks for everyone's interest,
    Chris.
     
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    Office 7 and indeed Office 10 are out of support. BUT you can call 0800-0188354 and it talks you through a re-install procedure - be ready with your code.
    I used it a few months ago - a bit long winded but it worked.
    Good luck - MikeD
     
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    Cheers Mike, I'll give that a go tomorrow.
     
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