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kittenmuellerTue May-15-18 02:27 PM
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"Oh my! Now I have done it! "


          

help! OK so I booted my dell 5567 into f12, and set back to uefi, unsecured. Booted with my USB adaptor which has OS on it it immediately went to install Os. Thought I was home free. Far from it. I think I have REALLY MESSED IT UP. windows setup
Say
Drive 0 partition one
Cannot install to this partition.
Drive0 partition 2
Same thing! MBR on disk, must be GPT. What? How and what have I done??

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GreyFalconTue May-15-18 03:18 PM
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#1. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
In response to kittenmueller (Reply # 0)


          

Are you trying to do a clean install or just change hard drives? Is your old drive damaged? It is my understanding that with a clean install you need to have UEFI bootable media so it is recognized with security enabled. This might help shed some light on that (https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-create-a-bootable-uefi-usb-drive-with-windows-10-setup/). If it is a clean install the hard drive should have unallocated space before installation. If it is a simple drive change cloning the drive and adjusting for size differences should make it as simple as swapping the drive. If the old drive is damaged that is a different story and a clean install is in order.

  

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kittenmuellerTue May-15-18 03:47 PM
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#3. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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There was nothing wrong with the other drive it is a new computer I bought in January. I simply wanted to upgrade from a 256 to a 500 SSD. I'm afraid I screwed up the UEFI and the legacy on my own and did not realize it. Right now I am going to put the old one back in because it is completely factory reset and at least I'll have a computer while I figure out how to deal with the other issue.

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therubeTue May-15-18 03:35 PM
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Tue May-15-18 03:36 PM by therube

  

          

I recently used https://rufus.akeo.ie/ for a new Win7 reinstall.

See my last post here where I mention the GPT option, https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r31826726-WIN7-Program-transfer-from-old-drive-to-clean-os-is-it-possible.

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kittenmuellerTue May-15-18 04:20 PM
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#4. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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Ok, I put the original SSD back in. Luckily it was freshly restored to factory so good to go. Now, I made this SD card OS copy off of a HP 23 in AIO and have used it to restore this pc with zero issues. So, As this is a new pc , it should be UEFI without Secure Boot?? Somehow I switched the new one to legacy when I put OS system on. It would only boot into Legacy mode. UEFI gave no OS error. I want to NOW make sure my boot, bios etc is CORRECT . I will burn another OS from scratch And then attempt to swap out to 500 SSD.

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GreyFalconTue May-15-18 04:29 PM
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#5. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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The Main reason for UEFI is a secure boot environment.

  

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kittenmuellerTue May-15-18 04:47 PM
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#6. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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I messed it up. I need to fix it. Uugh.

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GreyFalconTue May-15-18 07:27 PM
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#7. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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Apparently the link I provided references a program called Rufus that makes your USB readable through UEFI (secured) so you can install the Win 10 ISO. In order to access Legacy installation methods you have to turn off Secure Boot (and UEFI). If Dell is anything like it used to be you probably have to get the installation media from them to comply with their volume licensing.

  

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kittenmuellerTue May-15-18 07:54 PM
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#8. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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Yeah I tried to tell what to check out for me as i KNOW what happened, and they spent a n hur checking eveything else! They he could nt get support assist to connect, poor English, I finally hung up.

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GreyFalconTue May-15-18 08:25 PM
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#9. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln300635/how-to-install-windows-10-from-a-dell-windows-10-recovery-dvd?lang=en Near the end they address the USB option.

  

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kittenmuellerTue May-15-18 09:48 PM
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#10. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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Ok, this looks like EXACTLY what I have been looking for , step by step to get this fixed right. Ok, So I have the original SSD back in it. If I verify the boot, etc are all correct by this article, Can i delete the OS I put on the SD, reformat it, and make a new OS Sd? I just want to assure the Sd I use is made in the correct boot order, etc. This is making me very aggravated as I love my pcs to run perfectly!

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GreyFalconTue May-15-18 11:31 PM
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#11. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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From what I understood the Command Line instructions will wipe the SSD drive for a clean install for you. I think the only thing you need to do is insure your bootable media is prepared properly and in the slot, the Bios settings, set per instructions, boot the computer and follow the instructions and prompts.

  

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kittenmuellerTue May-15-18 11:39 PM
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#12. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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I have already run into an issue with the directions for booting to legacy , switching, etc. Doesn't give me the correct options that will actually work,,. Gggrrr

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GreyFalconTue May-15-18 11:59 PM
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#13. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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Wed May-16-18 12:01 AM by GreyFalcon

          

Try the last section of instructions for USB media. I believe this covers several generations of computers and the last one might fit better. The first section is more familiar to me but that is because I've been away from Dell since Win 8.1 came out.

  

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kittenmuellerWed May-16-18 12:07 AM
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#14. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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I'm going to take a look at it better tomorrow it's been a day in many ways so I'm just going to turn the computer off and my mind thanks for the help I'll look at it tomorrow

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GreyFalconWed May-16-18 12:20 AM
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#15. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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Here is something specific to USB. Perhaps between the two you can figure it out. http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln298442/how-to-create-and-use-the-dell-recovery-restore-usb-drive?lang=en

  

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kittenmuellerWed May-16-18 01:05 AM
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#16. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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Thanks, I'll check it out tomorrow.

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kittenmuellerWed May-16-18 01:30 PM
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#17. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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i have saved this for now. All Heck broke loose here with my elderly MIL, and her hoarding in my home, so I might be tied up ( or buried) for a while.

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kittenmuellerTue May-22-18 02:24 PM
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#18. "RE: Oh my! Now I have done it! "
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WEll, after a week of cleaning the Mother in Law from Heck hoarder room while she is in Rehab, I am ready to tackle this again. Wish me luck! My mind is scrambled!

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