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With the new Windows 10 coming out soon as a free upgrade, I'd like to know if and how I can install the upgrade on a new HDD. I assume the files needed for Windows 10 are only for upgrading an installed copy of Windows 7 or 8 and not a standalone installer to use on an empty disc. Or is this assumption wrong? You will be able to do this ...


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64-bit editions of Windows: are more secure, since they take measures against programs "patching" parts of Windows and enforce driver signing, unable to use 32-bit drivers due to the above, do not have the 4GByte RAM limitation of 32-bit editions, do not have the NTVDM that previous versions had, which allow running of old DOS applications, and allowing ...


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That's Windows Audit Mode. After install, on the Welcome screen, press SHIFT-CTRL-F3 This bypasses all kinds of stuff... After you've installed your stuff, run %systemroot%\System32\Sysprep\sysprep.exe OOBE will already be selected. I select Shutdown and check Generalize. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799305(v=ws.10).aspx


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Yes. But you will require a previous qualified version I downloaded the .ISO file but I am being prompted to enter a product key when I start setup. Please note: The copy of Windows 10 you download must correspond with the edition of Windows you are upgrading from: Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8.0 Core, Windows 8.1 ...


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If you want to continue to use the Insider Preview free builds, you can start by installing using the tool that Microsoft released. Skip the product key when asked. Disk management during installation should be similar, but I have not done a clean install yet so cannot confirm.


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Since I have the free version of Windows 10 pro, can I still reinstall it a new? There are two options you can use. The first is use the .ISO and when prompted for a product key, skip it, once installed Windows will automatically activate. Windows for this purpose considers the same motherboard the same machine. The second option is to use a ...


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If you have an active cursor but no display, try this: Windows+U to turn on accessibility. It will read out accessibility options. Down arrow to "narrator". Hit return to engage. Then ctrl-alt-delete to get to the task menu. Down arrow to "sign out". Hit return. Log back in. This should do it. EDIT: The trick is to sign out. Turning on narrator ...


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I had the same problem when I initially upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. It seems to be linked to your available video adapters on your system. If you have a dedicated video card installed (and using it) but also have an embedded graphics on your CPU enabled, you'll need to disable the embedded graphics in your BIOS. My theory is that ...


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I found out that the installer was failing due to an earlier attempted installation of Windows 10 that failed (my computer died). In order to fix this, you enter the C:/ drive, show hidden folders, and delete the following: Windows.~BT Windows.~WS Windows.old Note that you may have to enter safe mode to be able to delete some of these.


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If deleting those folders didn't help you, run the installer as a different user. your profile might be corrupted.


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Well, I simply tried the brute force way: I let the tool create a dual-architecture ISO and examined it for a bit. It contains a regular Windows bootloader with entries for both x86 and x64 versions of the setup, residing in folders instead of the drive root. Then I simply removed the original x86 and x64 folders, because they contained only a single ...


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If you are installing XP, stick with 32 bit as 64 bit was more or less an after thought and driver support is nearly non existent. If you are installing vista or higher, 64bit is preferable so long as your hardware can support it. There is an argument to be made that if you have less that 4gb of ram that you should install 32bit as it won't benefit you. ...



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