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Can't install Programs on Windows 8.1

  1. #11

    Ok... Heres the new problem. I've closed the installing of Nero. Shut down the computer 3 times. Downloaded Macrium. Then of course I get the same problem thats been lurking. I get a pop up box
    Windows Installer

    Another program is being installed. Please wait until that installation is complete
    and then try installing this software again.

    I'll just move on to the clean install. Question... I think maybe I should reformat the Samsung SSD on reinstalling windows. So where does that process occur? And when do I put on the hardware disks such as Asrock, Nvidia? This time I'm going to write everything down in process in a Paper Tablet. I'm really not concerned with losing all the important stuff because its all on the F: drive already. The C: SSD only had the programs. I've always had multiple drives since 2000 when I got my Dell Dimension 8200. Believe it or not... that is the one this new computer is replacing. It lasted 14 years.

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  2. #12

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    win8.1.1 enterprise

    you will get option to format the ssd at the first of the install ,check options,when it get to where it shows the choice of drives to install on .
    you should install motherboard chipset drivers first thing after the reinstall ,then video,and after that just one device at a time ,i always restart computer between each driver install ,prompted to do so or not ,others will have opinions as well so wait a bit for more input .good luck
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  3. #13

    Thanks... Thats the way I thought it was. This was my first build... and now my first clean install.
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