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Discus and support Windows 10 clean install taking forever and excessive space in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi everyone, My dad's hard drive recently crashed and he asked me to help him get a new hard drive and install Windows. He bought a 900 some gb hard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by DerekHulett, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Windows 10 clean install taking forever and excessive space


    Hi everyone,


    My dad's hard drive recently crashed and he asked me to help him get a new hard drive and install Windows. He bought a 900 some gb hard drive and a USB install of windows 10 and has been trying to install it all night. The program keeps resetting his computer and seems to be filling up his hard drive. Recently showed me it has 2 partitions, one with 50mb and the other with 13 of 936gb open. He hasn't been able to actually do anything besides run the install program. Any suggestions or advice?

    :)
     
    DerekHulett, Jan 24, 2021
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  2. Paladone Win User

    Windows 10 taking forever to install

    Free upgrade from windows 7
     
    Paladone, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. Caring1 Win User
    Windows 10 taking forever to install

    Was this a clean install of 10, or the free "upgrade" from 7?
     
    Caring1, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. CK011885 Win User

    Windows 10 clean install taking forever and excessive space

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Jan 24, 2021
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