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    I install new hard drive on my laptop XPS 14 trying to install windows from my usb form dell and wend it as for were to install windows the windows is empty What to do?

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    from my usb form dell and wend it as for were to install windows the windows is empty
    What does that mean.
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    I install a new disk to the laptop
    I use my usb that dell sent me and wend it get to were I want to install windows that box is empty it doesn't see the hard drive
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Wrong posting - see next.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Your disk may not be initiated. Use this program to do that.

    Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Alternatively when you get to the screen where there is no disk visible press shift + F10. This will bring up a command prompt box. You can then type the following:

    • diskpart
    • list disk
    • select disk x (where x is the disk you want to install to, probably 0)
    • clean
    • convert gpt
    • exit

    You can then refresh the list of disks and carry on with the install.
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