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  # 1354806 29-Jul-2015 19:20
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richms: Ok worked on the slow 16 gig stick second time around.

Its now "preparing" on the lappy so will see how this goes.

Edit: Ok, its asking for a key, which I dont have because this is a windows 8.1 machine with it inbuilt anyway.

FFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!


Are you trying to upgrade or clean install? A clean install won't work the first time round.





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  # 1354807 29-Jul-2015 19:23
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Upgrade. I had the pro one and was trying it on the lptop which can only get home on it. Gaming PC should take pro but it part installs then wants to boot the USB stick and do a fresh install so I will change the boot order to legacy only and try again once its undone all it did.




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  # 1354811 29-Jul-2015 19:30
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richms: Upgrade. I had the pro one and was trying it on the lptop which can only get home on it. Gaming PC should take pro but it part installs then wants to boot the USB stick and do a fresh install so I will change the boot order to legacy only and try again once its undone all it did.


Yeah, like for like only so Home to Pro would require you to buy a license.

Oh, and when it reboots you should be able to take the USB stick out as everything will be on the HDD (at least that is the way it has worked in previous versions like 8 and 7).





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  # 1354818 29-Jul-2015 19:39
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i was going to watch tv but this thread has provided me with much evening entertainment! looks like i'll just stick to my 8.1 until such time. creating bootable usbs is not for the faint hearted




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  # 1354823 29-Jul-2015 19:53
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Am still getting the frowning face with a page fault in a non paged area error on the gaming PC when it reboots to do the stuff even with it set to legacy only. That does stop it trying to boot off the stick and doing a fresh install but still not working.

Also, should I be able to run the 32 bit stick creator on a 64 bit machine? Beause I just get a small window with only an ok button that makes it close. Guess I will have to stand in the cold of the garage to make the 32 bit stick to try to upgrade the US$100 computer with 8.1 with bing on it to 10 with no bing.




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  # 1354824 29-Jul-2015 19:54
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joker97: i was going to watch tv but this thread has provided me with much evening entertainment! looks like i'll just stick to my 8.1 until such time. creating bootable usbs is not for the faint hearted


The tool you download does it for you if you want. It is really rather easy IMO :)





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  # 1355268 30-Jul-2015 13:21
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nathan:   The free upgrade can be deployed in two ways:

 

  • Through Windows Update 
The simplest option is to connect each device to Windows Update, and upgrade to Windows 10 through that in-place upgrade experience.  

 

  • Deploy an upgrade image 
Upgrade media will be provided as part of the free upgrade offer.  This media can be used on a machine (or multiple machines) to initiate the upgrade process.  During the process, a Windows 10 license will be obtained from the Windows Store for the device, in the same way that a license would be obtained when upgrading through Windows Update.

The upgrade media is intended to be used to initiate the upgrade process from within a currently-activated Windows OS, not as bootable media, as the upgrade process validates the currently running OS to ensure that it is eligible to be upgraded. The Windows 10 Pro license created for the device during the upgrade is a consumer license that is tied to the device.  The license will continue to work for reinstalling Windows 10 after the free upgrade period ends- on the same device only.


so, how much of my internal hardware can i upgrade before it stops working?





 
 
 
 


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  # 1355279 30-Jul-2015 13:37
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nathan:   The free upgrade can be deployed in two ways:

 

  • Through Windows Update 
The simplest option is to connect each device to Windows Update, and upgrade to Windows 10 through that in-place upgrade experience.  

 

  • Deploy an upgrade image 
Upgrade media will be provided as part of the free upgrade offer.  This media can be used on a machine (or multiple machines) to initiate the upgrade process.  During the process, a Windows 10 license will be obtained from the Windows Store for the device, in the same way that a license would be obtained when upgrading through Windows Update.

The upgrade media is intended to be used to initiate the upgrade process from within a currently-activated Windows OS, not as bootable media, as the upgrade process validates the currently running OS to ensure that it is eligible to be upgraded. The Windows 10 Pro license created for the device during the upgrade is a consumer license that is tied to the device.  The license will continue to work for reinstalling Windows 10 after the free upgrade period ends- on the same device only.


so, how much of my internal hardware can i upgrade before it stops working?


we don't disclose that for obvious reasons

has this even been a problem for you before?  Windows has had this anti piracy feature for ages

if it ever does not automatically activate over the internet after a reinstall you can call 0800 800 004

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  # 1355357 30-Jul-2015 14:59
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nathan:
hamish225:

so, how much of my internal hardware can i upgrade before it stops working?


has this even been a problem for you before?  Windows has had this anti piracy feature for ages


Yes, often. Its really annoying. Lets test this video card out in another machine to see it it crashes all the time. Oh hello microsoft activation failing.

Lets swap this dire 2x2 2.4GHz N only minipcie wifi card out for an ac capable one. Again, windows wants activation. Same when swapping out the drive for a larger one or a SSD.


nathan:
if it ever does not automatically activate over the internet after a reinstall you can call 0800 800 004


The thing is, how will it know that it is the same machine if I am not entering the code off the windows 7 sticker on a re-install, or will I forever have to install 7 and then activate that and then upgrade to 10? - as in, pull the old core 2 board and cpu and ram out and stick in a current gen i3, say it wont boot or I want to change from legacy to UEFI because the new board supports it. That means a fresh installation. What will 10 do in that case, even if I have put 10 on an old 7 install with the key off the case?




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  # 1355363 30-Jul-2015 15:06
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nathan:
hamish225:

so, how much of my internal hardware can i upgrade before it stops working?


has this even been a problem for you before?  Windows has had this anti piracy feature for ages


Yes, often. Its really annoying. Lets test this video card out in another machine to see it it crashes all the time. Oh hello microsoft activation failing.

Lets swap this dire 2x2 2.4GHz N only minipcie wifi card out for an ac capable one. Again, windows wants activation. Same when swapping out the drive for a larger one or a SSD.


nathan:
if it ever does not automatically activate over the internet after a reinstall you can call 0800 800 004


The thing is, how will it know that it is the same machine if I am not entering the code off the windows 7 sticker on a re-install, or will I forever have to install 7 and then activate that and then upgrade to 10? - as in, pull the old core 2 board and cpu and ram out and stick in a current gen i3, say it wont boot or I want to change from legacy to UEFI because the new board supports it. That means a fresh installation. What will 10 do in that case, even if I have put 10 on an old 7 install with the key off the case?


swapping out 1 piece of hardware should not trip activation, something else is going on.

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  # 1355369 30-Jul-2015 15:11
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There are constantly things being swapped out, those are just the ones that have triggered it.

For my crappy asus transformer all that it took was changing to a SSD and swapping the wifi card out for an AC one.

Gaming PC did it when I added ram and then swapped the gfx card from a 970 to a 960 and then back to the same 970.




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  # 1355547 30-Jul-2015 21:04
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richms:
The thing is, how will it know that it is the same machine if I am not entering the code off the windows 7 sticker on a re-install, or will I forever have to install 7 and then activate that and then upgrade to 10?


I don't know how exactly, but it guessing it will store a hash/hashes of your hardware unique IDs (e.g. MAC address) and associate them with the license.

I've done the upgrade first, checked 10 was activate, performed the wipe and reload, and it activated itself fine from the internet after skipping product key entry during install.




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nathan:
roobarb: I have a touchscreen Windows 7 tablet, it has the Windows 10 reservation button and the compatibility report says all good to go including the touchscreen, very keen to see how successful this is, if it fails I'm expecting it to brick!

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/20/tegatech-tega-v2-review/

Apparently they were referred to as slates back then.....



if Windows 10 won't install, it rolls back to what you had

I've never seen this fail :)


Pleased to report all went well, including touchscreen and Atheros WiFi.

Still have to test 3G but would need SIM for that...

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Hi,

Before I upgrade from W7 to W10 I would like to backup my data, this is also recommended, I don't have an external HDD big enough for this.  My C and D drives are one HDD partitioned as opposed to two physically separate HDD, if I backup to my D drive will my upgrade to W10 affect my data?  Also what should I be backing up?

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