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New computer and lost Maxtor quick start disc. running windows 8 now what can I do to install?

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Asus 53 n laptop


Hello,
1. option - Removing Windows 8 by installing Windows 7 over it*:
Go to the disc where you have the Windows 7 installer.
Then right click, click on Mount, when done, click on the Setup file and install Windows 7 over your current system.
2. option - Keeping Windows 8 and installing Windows 7 alongside it**:
Restart the Windows 8 system, before Windows logo shows up, keep pressing F12, then choose the disc you have Windows 7 .iso file on.
3. option - Running it from a DVD, but keeping/removing*** Windows 8:
a) go to the disc where you have the Windows 7 .iso file installer.
b) move the .iso file to a easily accessible place like Desktop.
c) then right click on the .iso file and click on Burn disk image, choose the DVD you want to boot from ( You need a readable DVD), and then check the checkbox which says " Verify disc after burning ".
d) click on Burn.
e) when that is done, close all open programs or/and windows and restart your computer, before Windows logo shows up, keep pressing F12, then choose the disc you have Windows 7 installer on.
Note - please read everything carefully. I suggest you to use the 3. method.
* - when in the setup, you have no option to go back to Windows 8.
** - this step might not work, because not all computers support that.
*** - you can choose to either create a new partition on which you will install Windows 7 or install it over Windows 8 by either kepping or not keeping your personal files.
Please reply to this solution: did it help you or not and what improvements in my solutions do you want, and rate my solution from 0-5.

Jan 12, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How to install wins 8 on dell Inspiron netbook 1018


proceed according. God bless you
  1. Create a New Partition
    • 1 Launch the Disk Management tool on your computer running Windows 7 by opening the Start menu and typing "diskmgmt.msc" in the search bar. The Disk Management tool, showing all connected storage devices, appears.
    • 2 Pick the hard drive onto which you'll install Windows 8. The normal choice is Disk0, which is the primary hard drive. This disk should already show your C: drive, and possibly other items like recovery partitions.
    • 3 Verify the available free space on the selected disk. For most computers with no other dual-boot setups installed, the entire drive should be occupied, so you'll have to shrink an existing drive (like C:). If there is a section with a black bar titled "unallocated," then this represents free space not currently in use.
    • 4 Shrink your C: drive by right-clicking on it and selecting "Shrink Volume." The computer assesses and reports how much free space is available on the disk. You need a minimum of 16GB of free space to install 32-bit Windows 8 and 20GB of space for 64-bit Windows 8. Type either 160000 or 200000 in the "Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB" box. Increase that number if you want additional storage space for files and programs within Windows 8. Click "Shrink" to continue.
    • 5 Right-click on the new unallocated space and select "New Simple Volume." Leave the defaults, ensuring that NTFS is selected as the file system type. Give the drive a name, like "Windows 8."
    • 6 Insert your Windows 8 installation disc or USB drive into your computer. When the new drive is formatted, restart the computer and boot from your installation disc or drive.
    Install Windows 8
    • 7 Select "Custom" during the Windows 8 Setup initialization process.
    • 8 Select the new drive you created when the installation program asks you where you want to install Windows 8. Be sure to select the drive with the label you used for the new drive; if you install to the C: drive, you will overwrite your existing Windows 7 installation.
    • 9 Follow onscreen instructions to install Windows 8.
    • 10 Reboot after you install Windows 8, ensuring that you've removed any installation media. When the computer restarts, you are presented with a boot screen that lets you pick between Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Oct 18, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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My maxtor external hard drive gives a beep sound when I plug it to my computer. The computer says "a new external hard is added to your compute"r but when I click on MY COMPUTER, it doen't...


1) click start
2) right click on "computer" or "my computer"
3) click manage
4) IF you get a user account control popup click yes
5) double click on storage
6) double click on disk management
7) identify your disk, it should be empty and most likely named "disk 1" or maxtor drive or something
8) right click on it and select format (quick format, default allocation size, NTFS)
9) voila!

-Luke

Jul 21, 2011 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I have re loaded maxtor onto anothe computer using the start up disc but when executing a window appears asking for driver information. what do i need to do ?


it is asking for the drivers that it needs to "talk" toyour drive. a driver is a small software program that makes a hrd ware device work. when you bout the drive there should have beena disc with drivers on it. perhaps the startup disc even. unplug the drive from the computer and install the drivers then re plug it in. it should work. if you do not have the drivers for it you can get them from www.maxtor.com/support
but most likely the disc you have has them on it. the trouble you have is that you MUST unplug the drive and install the drivers FIRST. othwise you will get an error asking for the drivers.
so just unplug it and put the disc in you drive and look for "install drivers" option when the cd starts up.

Jun 27, 2010 | Maxtor (A01E250) 250 GB Hard Drive

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Maxtor D740X-6L 40 GB drive won't start up.


Put your windows xp disc in the drive and boot up from it, run windows repair or failing that reinstall on the upgrade option to keep your files and programs.
If that fails, you will have to do a full instal.

May 29, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Maxtor One Touch II - installation Software


I have a disk that worked for me and I am running windows xp. I also have the website address that is supposed to have the 98 drivers which could work perhaps. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Maxtor_OneTouch_Drive_USB/Win98SE_Driver&vgnextoid=b07d8b9c4a8ff010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

Guess you could try them first and if that doesnt work I could perhaps make a backup of the disk/package/mail/ worth anything?

Feb 05, 2009 | Maxtor One Touch II E01H300 (EO1H300) 300...

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Maxtor One Touch II - installation Software


Maxtor is now owned by Seagate, and yes, you can go to http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/installation_assistance/installation_instructions/external_drives_&_personal_servers/ot2
Hope that helps, i am trying to get my Maxtor External II working now too, I think it's a power supply, cause it wants to keep installing the driver, but the driver is already there. Hmmm anybody?

Jun 10, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch II 300 GB Hard Drive

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Maxtor OneTouch II 300Gb can't recover data after a system restore


Hi,

I had the same problem a few weeks ago.

The way I solved my problem was to make sure when I restored Windows to the default settings that I did it up to the same support packs and hot fixes then when backing up the system with the Maxtor HD. It took me many days to figure this out... was written it the Maxtor HD documentation and it works fine.

Hope this helps.

Chris

Jan 15, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive...

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New maxtor sata II/300 h/d installation


throw windows in the trash bin and get Linux !!!

goto Maxtor website and download one of their drive install/diagnose/format programs (such as MaxBlast 5). Run it making sure to select appropriate options for XP.

Dec 27, 2007 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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