Windows 10 Thread

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by PhazeDelta1, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    I upgraded last night around 10PM EST. Everything working smoothly with an upgrade, no clean install needed. Very nice so far.
     
  2. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    Ok so I have done a clean install after making a DVD with the Tool from MS.

    But it wont activate.

    The key was VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T and the error I was getting says that MS has blocked that key.

    But now my key has changed to one ending in KD726 but with the same error.

    Any ideas?

    If I click on go to store. it says something happened and we cant make your copy of windows genuine. If I click try again it says I am running a genuine version of windows 10 pro. But still not activated with the same error, go back to the store and it says the same error, click try again.. just goes in a loop lol
     
  3. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    You don't use a key for clean installs if you already upgraded from a genuine 7 or 8.1 previously - it will auto activate and you'll end up with that generic 3V66T key for Pro
     
  4. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Honestly dude, if your ever near me in this wide wide world I shall be buying you a few pints mate.

    Much appreciated :)
     

  5. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    :) Strongbow, I`ll be down in 15 :D
     
  6. Amaze

    Amaze Ancient Guru

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    So let me get this straight. I can buy a win7 key and get a free upgrade to win10?
    Does anyone know the cheapest place for keys?
     
  7. Zuhl3156

    Zuhl3156 Active Member

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    Thats not the activation key I have using this: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

    Windows Update keeps ramming 353.62 down my throat even though I have it set to never install device drivers. After it does that the NVCPL won't open until I reinstall the drivers I got from nVidia.com.
     
  8. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    That's the generic 10 Pro key you get after upgrading

    353.62 from geforce.com working fine here
     
  9. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    Yes but the upgrade did not work for me, I could not login.

    Then even after a reset it was not working. So a clean install was the only option at the moment.

    I can go back to my Win7 back up and try again but would rather get this activated if I can.
     
  10. flimbo

    flimbo Master Guru

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    How do you enable transparency in Win 10 now? I have it switched on in preferences but it doesn't look like the Aero I'm used to from Win7. I'm getting solid bars of colour.
     

  11. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Ah right yea, you're gonna have to reinstall 7, activate, then upgrade again if you want the free license unfortunately, mustn't have gotten far enough to activate the broken 10 install

    Unless you are happy with dodgy KMS activation
     
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  12. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Is there a media creation tool for Windows 7 users too all I can see is W8 tool? A friend with W7 is trying to upgrade?
     
  13. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    I'll get a 12 pack in! :p
     
  14. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    To create Windows 10 media?

    The tool should work on any OS, it just downloads Win 10 ISOs and either saves them or creates USB sticks from them

    Just use this
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Each :D
     
  15. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    I did get it activated tho.

    Then I made the dvd with that thingy tool MS released.
     

  16. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Thanks, that is the same one I used going from 8.1 to 10. Just told my friend to use that one and its working fine. Cheers.

    Of course ;)
     
  17. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    couple of questions... Just installed, seems mostly fine.

    1. nvidia drivers didn't install, or at least I don't have the control panel option on desktop right click. Also can't launch nvidia control panel from windows control panel, the icon is there, but it doesn't launch.
    2. can't activate w10, clicked on activate and it fails, tried changing my product key to my original w8 pro key it gives me an error "Error Code:0xc004f050" The product key you entered didn't work. Check the produck key and try again, or enter a different one.
    3. also can't see windows update in control panel, is that normal?
     
  18. gUNN1993

    gUNN1993 Master Guru

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    I'm having the worst time deciding whether I like this OS or not, its so freaking benign, at least with 8 I could form a definitive position on hating metro.

    It might get universal adoption simply because of how inoffensive it is.
     
  19. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    OK I have a question then.

    If something was to go wrong, say your HDD was to die and you have a Windows 10 DVD you made, just like I did. And you get a new HDD and go to install Windows 10 again, How on earth does it get activated with no key!?
     
  20. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    so this GPEDIT seting WU to Notify to download and installed does not work? Or does it only work if I DONT go in windows update manual, cause it just automatic went to and download and installed things.
     

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