Windows The Windows 10 Thread

Discussion in 'Software' started by impar, 30 Sep 2014.

  1. pilsner72

    pilsner72 Ive got soul but im not a solderer

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    Ok sorted thanks to both of your replies:thumb:
     
  2. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

     
  3. wst

    wst Active Member

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    Here's a bit more of a catch-all question... can I transfer a license between machines?

    I have a cracking little Thinkpad X230 and frankly for my needs, I use Mint. So I have a tiny, licensed, Win7 install lurking there doing sweet FA. When it comes to be computer upgrade season, could I transfer the Win7 license to the new PC (and grow my Linux partitions to use that dead SSD space) and then upgrade to Win10? I'm assuming it's still possible for accessibility purposes. Or would I have to upgrade to Win10 first on the laptop, then transfer the license somehow to the other PC? Or are none of these scenarios possible and I shall just have to cough up £100+ for gaming purposes only?
     
  4. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    You can install 7 without a license for 30 days iirc, then upgrade to Win 10 on top of it. The license for 7 won't matter for 10 at that point - again iirc only Win 8 was upgradable direct to 10 - I use my 8 key for 10.
     
  5. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    You can actually use Win 7 for 90 days - after 30 days it will ask you to activate but you can delay two times this for a further 30 days apiece. But yeah, you can just stick your WIn 7 license key in to activate 10 iirc.
     
  6. stellakelly

    stellakelly New Member

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    I am purchasing advance system then I go with windows 10.
     
  7. pilsner72

    pilsner72 Ive got soul but im not a solderer

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    This OS seems to be updating all the while and long ones at that, using all my bandwidth.
     
  8. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    Since the last update I have had a lot of issues, including windows being very very slow in all tasks and lots of unresponsiveness, to the point I need to hard reset. I never had these issues before the last update! Has anyone else had this?
     
  9. pilsner72

    pilsner72 Ive got soul but im not a solderer

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    Hard reset mine because of issues but I put that down to switching from Intel to AMD, Ubuntu 16.04 is back on my Dell lattitude 6320 and runs better. On my desktop Windows 10 doesn't always seem to shut down probably and seems to create problems next time I boot up. Especially if I forget to exit Origin in the tray or WD application it gets annoying.
     
  10. Kronos

    Kronos Another grumpy old git.

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    Can I clean install Windows 10 without it creating the Windows.old folder, I know I could just run clean after installation but I wondered if I could actually do a clean install?
     
  11. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    You can clean install creators by downloading the latest win10 ISO or bootable CD.
     
  12. Kronos

    Kronos Another grumpy old git.

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    Sorry but is not Creators not an update, I am talking about a fresh install of Windows?
     
  13. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is if you have an old version of windows but if you go to the windows download page and create new install iso/cd and install from that it includes all of latest updates including creators so you don't need to do the update and don't get the .old dir for a new version of windows, well until the next major new update.

    The windows.old can be removed using disk clean up utility if that is all you want to get rid of, there is an option to delete old versions of windows.
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    If you download the ISO it will be the version with the latest update, which right this second is the 'Fall Creators Update'

    Also the only way to avoid windows.old iirc is to format the drive first. If it detects an existing installl, hello windows.old
     
  15. Kronos

    Kronos Another grumpy old git.

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    I have just created the install USB and that contains the Creators update, is this correct as at the moment I have both the windows 10 install on one USB and the Creators on another?
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Assuming you used the current download tool from MS, the one you created should be v1709 - aka the 'Fall Creators Update'

    If you feel so inclined you can check which version your iso is in an admin command prompt -

    Code:
    dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:E:\sources\install.esd /index:1
    Replace 'e:' with whereever the ISO is downloaded/mounted

    And you'll get something like this -

    The version line tells you which version...

    It should say 10.0.16299 iirc.
     
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  17. Kronos

    Kronos Another grumpy old git.

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    That is useful as I am still not certain what I have, will try that once I have finished my gaming session, cheers.
     
  18. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    For reference -

    16299 - v1709 aka Fall Creators Update [current version]
    15063 - v1703, 'Creators Update'
    14393 - v1609, 'Anniversary Update'
    10586 - v1511
    10240 - v1507, RTM
     
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  19. Kronos

    Kronos Another grumpy old git.

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    Sorry you are going to have to explain "Replace 'e:' with wherever the ISO is downloaded/mounted"

    I have gone to the USB where it is mounted and also the backup and I get on both occasions I get "the system cannot find the file specified". So I assume I have not been specific enough?
     
  20. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    for me the USB mounts to F: so it'd be -

    if you mount the ISO directly it may be a different letter.
     

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