Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by PhazeDelta1, Jul 29, 2015.
Really, no one? :S
Tried making the install media with the media creation tool and upgrading via ISO or USB?
I got a ISO ready, but I thought you had to upgrade via your Win7/8.1 first in order to have no issues with the activation key later on if you wanna do a clean install?
Or am I allowed to just run the set-up within my USB stick and free to accept everything without activating the key?
If i mess things up I'll have to pay 119$, which I'm not going to do obviously.
You do have to upgrade first, but doesn't matter how you do it, via Windows Update, or USB, or ISO, so long as you upgrade first before clean installing
Once you are upgraded, activated and online with 10, you can clean install without any key whenever you like and it will activate fine
If you are going to do it via ISO/USB, run disk cleanup first > system files cleanup to remove the temp install dir WU created
Yeah but not if you use local account AFAIK (can't remember, maybe it has been there for local accounts too).
Much appreciated for the help, I'll do that, do I also remove the downloads in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download again? Or is that not obliged anymore if I do it via the ISO (USB)?
Doesn't matter about the softwaredistro folder, that's just for WU
Above Elite3540 method in full
I'm now downloading Win 10 via Wupdate.
No it was not a PRO N; it was just a PRO. I'm formatting again now and doing a clean install of the PRO version. Hopefully it'll activate successfully. I'll report back regarding how it goes. Thanks.
You'll need to upgrade from your genuine and activated 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro first before clean install will activate I'd imagine, might be wrong saying as you've already upgraded from a genuine OS, but to the wrong version of 10
Also, Creative won't be putting out a driver for my soundcard until October, so I'm stuck with onboard until then.
Things are getting fun~
Update is ready and waiting, thought I'd do this just in case :T
My friend has just upgraded to Win10 from 8.1. Shortly after upgrading he ordered a new motherboard, cpu and ram.
What are his choices? Will he have to repurchase Windows or can he somehow transfer the licence over?
I cant activate.
says Error code: 0xC004F034
which is that it cant find the activation servers.
well, upgraded using the usb flash created with the tool, checked if windows was activated, and it was, clean installed, with the usb flash, skipped when it ask for the serial, logged in with my ms account, now windows says it's not activated and asks me for a new serial... f*** why ms do things like this? if its going to be free, might as well do things like apple and scratch the serial part of the os... really not it the mood to install 8, then update, then 8.1, then update....
Found on the Microsoft forums -
Quote - Theodore Harris
I have found a way to fix this issue with Windows 10 not activating.
1. Press (Win+R) to open Run and enter "slui 4". You shall now see a dialogue asking where you live, choose where you live and it will give you a phone number.
2. Call the Toll Free Number (or Toll number) and use the automated process or smartphone process varying where you live.
3. Enter the Numbers they give you to the automated service or the internet enabled smartphone
4. Once the number has been verified They will give you a set of numbers to enter in Windows to Activate the copy.
5. Press Activate Windows and it should activate.
(Optional): If you live in the United States, independence day is being celebrated on July 4th which is a holiday. Which means you can not do this. But, if you have the program Skype, you can call Toll Free numbers from the United Kingdom.
In order to activate your copy of Windows 10, choose United Kingdom instead of United States, You shall get a toll free number to call, Call the number that has a (0) but really it's ****.
Now, go into Skype and go to "Call Phones" and make sure the country you selected is United Kingdom, now enter the number without the (0). And Call. It should work just fine."
Original thread - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...4/002289bc-69c3-4fa7-b02d-6923eda1ce42?auth=1
Windows: Dead Space 10
You can't resize the width of the start menu to be smaller, so you're left with more dead space: http://i.imgur.com/fp6CjUZ.jpg
You know, I really thought I could use Windows 10 without a 3rd party start menu, how did no one bring up these issues in beta? And if they did, why did Microsoft not listen?
Their feedback pages were absolutely full of people complaining about the start menu, but they ignored us
Soon as I found out SiB was 10 compatible, I stopped caring what MS did with the stock menu