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  1. #71


    Are you talking about doing a fifth windows clean install?

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  2. #72


    Are you talking about doing a fifth windows 10 clean install? I am willing for sure. But if it did not clear the recovery partition the first time how can we clear it now?
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  3. #73


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    You have to follow this guide. When you finish step 10, read step 11, skip step 12, and start with step 13, highlight each partition and click on Delete. Delete them all (there should be 8 of them) until you see Unallocated Space. Then click on Next. The rest of the install should be normal.

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  4. #74


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    OMG!! I so sorry, I gave you the guide for Windows 10. Let me check the Windows 8 guide and get back to you. To be honest I don't think there is much different.
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  5. #75


    My windows is 10 right now. I upgraded from windows 8.1.
    Last edited by steadyone; 03 Jul 2016 at 20:57.
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  6. #76


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    OK after looking at the Windows 8 guide when you get to step 7 click on Drive Options (Advanced) and then start deleting all the partitions like I posted above. Don't click Next until you see Unallocated Space. Then just continue with the rest of the install.

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  7. #77


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    I think we should do a clean install of Windows 8. Download a copy here. After you made the flash drive or DVD, and before you start the clean install, I think you should try the Windows Image Backup again using the Windows 8 media. It might make a difference. Here are instructions on how to boot into Advanced Options with the Windows 8 install media. You can skip down to Method 4.

    How To Access Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10 or 8

    If it doesn't work, then follow my instructions in the post above, #76, to start the clean install.

    Before you start the clean install, go to your manufacturers website and download the drivers for your wireless card, LAN, (this is what a network cable plugs into), and graphics. Windows might not come with them pre installed. Do you know how to install drivers? Do you have access to another computer if you can not get back on the Internet?

    After the clean install and before you install any drivers or programs, try the System Image Backup again with the Windows 8 install media.

    If everything fails, and you can not get back on the Internet, just install Windows 10 again.
    Last edited by TrustMe; 04 Jul 2016 at 02:25.
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  8. #78


    I am not sure what you means by this statement, I think we should do a clean install of Windows 8. Download a copy here. After you made the flash drive or DVD, and before you start the clean install, I think you should try the Windows Image Backup again using the Windows 8 media. It might make a difference. Here are instructions on how to boot into Advanced Options with the Windows 8 install media. You can skip down to Method 4.
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  9. #79


    Well have done anything yet and now my computer will not turn on. I have tried pushing the power button and also taking the battery out and then putting it back and hitting the power button sand nothing it is dead. Yikes only three years old and this!
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  10. #80


    Well that is interesting. The Battery was replaced less then six months ago and now out of no where it is gone. How in the world does that even happen when it was acting fine. Could that be the reason why my computer was not working properly? Interesting. Anyway I contacted HP they need to replace it since they just replaced it before my warranty ran out in April.
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