I have just bought an HP laptop running Windows 8.1 There were many updates which I have installed but do not have a Windows 10 App. I looked at the online Windows 10 files relating to this and I don't appear to be making much progress. I am attaching 3 screenshots and hope someone will be able to help resolve this problem.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number It's a Dell, Dude. OS Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition CPU Intel Caffinated Core Duo Motherboard Father is bored too. Graphics Card NVidia something-or-another Monitor(s) Displays 27" Samsung Monitor/Alternative Dimensional Viewing Portal Screen Resolution Fuzzy after a couple drinks
Keyboard Mad Catz Cyborg V7. Or maybe Cyborg Catz Are Mad At V7's??? I know it lights up...far out. Mouse currently being stalked by the cat... Case Don't get on my case....man Cooling Scotch on the rocks on the weekends.. Hard Drives 2 or 3, depending on if it's a night they're arguing about having a "split personality crisis" because I partitioned the drive. Internet Speed Never fast enough... Browser Defeated by Mario...wait...OH...BRowser... Antivirus Various
In order to activate, the first installation must be an upgrade. (I believe that you have to "keep everything" in the upgrade, but I have read reports to the contrary.)
You aren't permitted to install as an upgrade when you boot from the installation medium (USB thumb drive, DVD, etc.) The PC has to be booted from the old OS, and the upgrade launched from within that.
My preference would be to have the Media Creation Tool create an .iso. 8,1 can natively mount the .iso, so do that, and run the upgrade from that mounted image.
If you have the tool create a bootable USB drive, just don't boot from it. Boot in 8.1, plug in the USB drive, go to setup.exe on the USB drive, and start from there. No problem.
Once you have successfully activated 10 one time, you can use bootable media to do a clean install any time in the future on the same hardware.
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