can't install windows 10

October 12, 2019 at 23:34:32
Specs: Windows 10, quad 6600
i get that "Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer's hardware" so I did this:

-While on the screen where the error appears, press Shift+F10 to bring up the command prompt.
-Type CD x:\windows\system32\oobe (with x being the drive letter where Windows is installed, for example c:\windows\system32\oobe)and hit Enter.
-Type msoobe and hit Enter.
-You may then be prompted to create an account name and password, and set the time and date. Click Finish when done.


Then it goes to that "Just a wait moment,..." screen then it hangs there...i tried disconnecting everything (ethernet, usb). but to no avail...note that my USB keyboard is connected to solve issue #1...i tried to unplug it immediately after solving #1 but that doesn't work either


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#1
October 13, 2019 at 04:41:57
Dose this have anything to do with your other post located here -
https://www.computing.net/answers/h...

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#2
October 13, 2019 at 09:05:38
I was able to install via optical

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#3
October 13, 2019 at 16:11:53
"Windows 10, quad 6600" That would be a pretty old motherboard Socket 775. Did you make sure that there are drivers for all of your hardware available for Windows 10??? If not then it may not work or you may not be able to use all features. For example, if Windows default drivers will run Chipset, it may still not run the NIC, sound chip, or other onboard component so you may not be able to run t or you may have to purchase plug in components to replace them, only some of which will be available both for the older interface and W10 and they may cost you a bit more than you are planning.
If your hardware is that old, I would recommend Windows 7 still or Linux instead or scrap it and get more modern hardware if the budget allows for W10.
There are those who successfully install W10 on older hardware but it may not be very straightforward or easy.

That said, You say that after your other post you were able to install via optical drive (DVD) and now it is not proceeding. Please clarify at what point you get this hang. Is it after the install appears to be completed, restarts and you are in the process of finishing up maybe just before or after activating it? Did you get up to Windows Update? Driver Install? Just your name and info?
More details on what was completed and what part you were up to would be important to resolve this if possible at all.
Did you try holding down the power button and relaunching Windows or even the installer?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
October 13, 2019 at 16:13:27
I googled it ...people have been able to install windows 10 on this motherboard

I tried installing via optical and I run into this error


oh ya I tried disabling the internet while installing as it was a suggested solution to the second error but to no avail

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#5
October 13, 2019 at 16:14:43
in just gonna install via downloading it from Microsoft's web site (clean iso) then enter my product key ..will keep u guys posted

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#6
October 13, 2019 at 17:34:11
"Microsoft's web site (clean iso)"
During the install, make sure you Delete all the partitions, keep hitting Delete until Delete & Format are greyed out. You are then left with an Unallocated drive.

No other drives should be connected during the install, otherwise the boot files will end up on the wrong drive.

"then enter my product key"
You can skip that step during the install, MS should automatically do it for you, once you are online.

You can also skip getting an MS account during the install, most people do not need one.

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#7
October 13, 2019 at 19:37:02
I just installed it using an existing HDD...had to YouTube it ...I had to copy certain boot files over to the new drive...then use diskpart ...select partition ...activate ..and bootsect etc

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#8
October 14, 2019 at 00:22:14
I know many will disagree but I think it's so ridiculous in this day and age this is still required ...if I wanna install an OS on a separate drive using an existing system ...I gotta still use ms dos ie command prompt ? lol

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#9
October 14, 2019 at 01:14:44
"I gotta still use ms dos ie command prompt ? lol"
You don't, you are doing it wrong.

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#10
October 14, 2019 at 01:16:55
then tell me ..why is that solution out there ?

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#11
October 14, 2019 at 01:17:21
not be be an ass bit that's the only solution that worked ...thanks for your replies. though

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#12
October 14, 2019 at 16:31:40
"then tell me ..why is that solution out there ?"
Give us the link you used please.

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October 14, 2019 at 16:34:13

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#14
October 14, 2019 at 16:56:17
"No CD/DVD/USB Needed"
Ok, there is the reason it is there. Nice find though.

You had all of those available.

This is all you had to do.

1: To get a bootable DVD.
Right click on the ISO & select > Burn
2: Make sure the bios is set to boot from the DVD first.
3: Reboot
4: Follow the instructions as per my post #6


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#15
October 15, 2019 at 20:29:24
didn't have a dvd available ..thought I would but didn't ...ssb didn't work even though my motherboard is supposed to

couldn't just do a straight install from my old drive ...didn't know I had to go through all these steps

just thought it'd be a lot easier via old drive that's all


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