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Discus and support Failing clean Windows 10 Install in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello. I am at my wit's end with trying to figure out why I can't get a clean install of Windows 10. Figured I'd try this before taking to the shop to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Beretta3624, May 21, 2020 at 11:47 PM.

  1. Failing clean Windows 10 Install


    Hello. I am at my wit's end with trying to figure out why I can't get a clean install of Windows 10. Figured I'd try this before taking to the shop to spend money I don't have Failing clean Windows 10 Install :)

    I have a HP 14-AL062NR laptop. I've had it for a few years and used it heavily. About a month ago it started getting BSODs randomly while running. Multiple different errors. I figured maybe my HD was failing so I made multiple attempts to install Ubuntu and Mint so I could grab important files. I couldn't get either to install for good, just the "Live" versions. I managed to grab the necessary files though, and neither OS ran smoothly. I attempted to reinstall Windows 10 with a Rufus USB, but it would always BSOD error (multiple ones) around 69%.

    I installed a brand new WD Blue 2TB hard drive. Attempt to install Windows 10 x64 from a USB made with Rufus from a friend. Did the Diskpart/Clean in the commando prompt procedure I found on this forum. The install goes well until about 75%, when I get more BSODs. The first one was the IRQL error, and on the next install it's Security Kernel error.

    Before I take it to a shop, do ya'll think it's a hardware error at this point? Maybe RAM, maybe the motherboard. Since I get all these errors and I couldn't get Mint or Ubuntu to install, and when ran as Live versions they were buggy and error-prone. I can replace the RAM or motherboard as they're both available online. I'm sorry to take up forum space, I'm just desperate here. Thank you!

    :)
     
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  3. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
  4. jds21 Win User

    Failing clean Windows 10 Install

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I just did step one and they have just all installed.... thank you so much.... it was quite frustrating having that update window pop up every 5 minutes and failing to instal every time

    Thanks mate
     
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