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    Clean install of Windows 8 Freezes just after Spinner

    Instead of using the Win 8 dvds which you will have to waste hours installing windows updates and stuff to get to 8.1 and then 10, just grab a dvd-r or blank usb stick and make 8.1 install media. This will work with your windows 8 key. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
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    Solved dual boot windows vista on a pre-installed windows 8.1

    Yay!!!! I hate school too. 9 more class days for me, then 3 exams (2h each) and i'm home free. Plus, 27 days today and i'll be on a plane back home (Malta) for a visit. Hope the reinstall goes well.
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    Custom Recovery image on Windows 8

    I've been wondering this too. So basically if you replace the factory's install.wim with your install.wim you can use for example the Dell recovery environment to restore your OS to factory? That would be really useful for my clients and me. KYHI could you elaborate on capturing your drive as...
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    reinstalling Win 8.1 and OneDrive data from local backup

    I've been wondering the same recently. I have 300GB or so in OneDrive that I don't want to have to download every time i reformat. Hopefully someone has something on this.
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    SSD/HD OS swap

    That's what I would say. It wouldn't detect it as an "optical drive" though, just another HDD. And sorry to say, but that is typical behaviour of HP laptops. They are bad build quality except for the ProBook business line. Good luck.
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    SSD/HD OS swap

    What is the model of the computer? I don't see any issue of running the SSD in the optical bay except for some possible lower speeds depending on the ODD bays specifications re the SATA level. But maybe there is a greater known issue with the fan
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    SSD/HD OS swap

    Your safest bet is probably to clone the NEW hdd to your SSD and replace. Then yes you can have the new hdd as a backup.
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Yes! This is it. Thank you Kari! Yes it is a customised image for only one computer. I have clients that come to me with computers that need setting up and they need specific software and default settings, so I start with a base image that i've created (a normal generalized image) with basic...
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Ah OK, thanks Kari. Completely illogical on MS' part but I thought that might be the case. Out of curiosity, if you install drivers while you are customising your image, those usually come with software, ex. Intel WiDi, AMD Catalyst Control Centre, AMD Gaming Evolved, etc etc. What happens to...
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Hi Kari I've done a few Windows images the past little bit, a couple on 8.1 and a couple on 7. Each have been for clients and i am customising their computers for them. But even though I use an answer file and have "copyprofile" set to true, the profile doesn't copy. Everything is installed but...
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    Solved How do I image one system to load onto another system?

    Yep. If using in an enterprise situation you would need a paid cloning program like Macrium pro or Acronis. (I've used both and recommend either.) If I were you I would do this: Before activating Windows on the "completed" computer: Open a Command Prompt (Administrator) by right clicking on...
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Okay, thanks Kari. So using the Win7 steps should be fine just don't move ProgramData, correct?
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Hey Kari, just want to confirm this method works on Windows 8.1 as of now in 2015 for relocating the user profiles. Have done it successfully on my system in Windows 7 and I love it! Just want to make sure I can still do this in Windows 8.1 as I will be setting up a computer for a family member...
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    Upgrading to windows 8 from windows 7

    Why not wait 2-3 mos when Win10 will be out and its a free upgrade. Dont bother wasting money on an OS that will be outdated in less than 6 months.
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    Cant install win 8.1 from app store after a laptop refresh

    Try creating Windows 8.1 install media (need a blank USB stick to do this) then installing 8.1 from scratch (clean install) Create Installation Media for Windows 8.1 Install Windows 8.1 with UEFI
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    Unable to install Windows 8.1 Pro N 64bit with AHCI help!!

    You said the graphics card wasn't UEFI compatible. Have you tried removing the graphics card and just using the motherboard integrated graphics?
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    Solved Upgrade Windows 8.1 Core to Pro, without reinstall?

    KYHI, would the above work if you bought an OEM license from newegg or something like that and then used that key in Add features?
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    Solved Upgrade Windows 8.1 Core to Pro, without reinstall?

    Yeah +1... Probably cheaper to buy an 8.1 Pro OEM license from newegg or something and do an upgrade install... That should work, shouldn't it?
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    New computer, how do I roll back to Win7?

    Maybe i'm just lucky, but i've had a USB 3.0 USB plugged into a USB 3.0 port and used it to install Windows 7.... It probably just goes at 2.0 speeds, doesnt it?
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    You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

    If that doesn't work, he could use the sticky keys hack by booting into a Windows 8.1 install DVD , doing shift+F10 to bring up the command prompt, (following the steps here) and then after, booting into the OS, pressing shift 5x at the logon screen to bring up the command prompt, then type the...
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