Windows 10: Raw formatted my external Solved

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
  1.    06 Oct 2015 #21

    Wynona said: View Post
    Actually, that shouldn't happen, Fox. When you upgrade to Windows 10 RTM from Windows 7 or 8.1, you're supposed to be able to do a clean install as many times as you want forever. Microsoft supposedly has the "footprint" of your system, which automagically activates Windows 10 clean installs.
    they dont if you did a hdd wipe, I had to do that because gnome completely erased windows 10
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 19,783
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       06 Oct 2015 #22

    darkf0xx said: View Post
    they dont if you did a hdd wipe, I had to do that because gnome completely erased windows 10
    Something's wrong, then. It's all over the Internet. I searched "Windows 10 clean install after free upgrade" and found quite a few, from Neowin to Cnet, etc.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    06 Oct 2015 #23

    Wynona said: View Post
    Something's wrong, then. It's all over the Internet. I searched "Windows 10 clean install after free upgrade" and found quite a few, from Neowin to Cnet, etc.
    I asked a microsoft guy to activate it for me and he told me I had to do a full install of 7 to get back to 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,422
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       06 Oct 2015 #24

    darkf0xx said: View Post
    they dont if you did a hdd wipe, I had to do that because gnome completely erased windows 10
    Replacing or wiping a HDD should not affect the activation. Only when you replace the MB. Sometimes it takes a while to re-activate so you just have to wait.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    06 Oct 2015 #25

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Replacing or wiping a HDD should not affect the activation. Only when you replace the MB. Sometimes it takes a while to re-activate so you just have to wait.
    the microsoft tech guy told me I had to reinstall.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 19,783
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       06 Oct 2015 #26

    darkf0xx said: View Post
    the microsoft tech guy told me I had to reinstall.
    In my experience, Microsoft guys aren't always right. :) However you did it, I'm guessing you got it activated? And that's the cat's meow.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    07 Oct 2015 #27

    Wynona said: View Post
    In my experience, Microsoft guys aren't always right. :) However you did it, I'm guessing you got it activated? And that's the cat's meow.
    lmao, yea I did it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 19,783
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       11 Oct 2015 #28

    Final diagnosis of my Lexar Jump Drive is that it's dead.

    I had five gurus all together on Skype trying to help me get it going again, but it was pronounced dead. No biggie though, because it was only an 8 GB one.

    What was accomplished was that another person's 64 GB Flash Drive was revived. :) For once, it's good to say, "Better him than me." :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    11 Oct 2015 #29

    well, at least you figured it out.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 19,783
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
       11 Oct 2015 #30

    darkf0xx said: View Post
    well, at least you figured it out.
    Yeah, I did. :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  •  
    Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

    Related Threads
    How to initialize external HDD?? in Drivers and Hardware
    I have a 500gb external HD USB and it has data on it that I need cause the drive doesnt not show up now. I went into my computer management and disk 1 says not initialize. When I try to initialize to GPT it says the drive is too small. Now before...
    External HD in Installation and Upgrade
    1. I have a external HD that is compatible with windows 7 or 8. When I upgrade to windows 10 will I still be able to use it? 2. Can I download windows 10 ISO to a external HD and then install windows 10 right off of that same external HD?
    Solved Clean install on a OEM formatted GPT disk? in Installation and Upgrade
    I'm thinking of a clean reinstall of Windows 10 because of some stability issues (Mail and Calendar apps not working, Store app can't update etc yada yada; also I would like to get rid of the OEM softwares that have persisted till now). I got my...
    Connecting to external (TV) in Drivers and Hardware
    Prior to W10 I could connect with no issues. No my surface pro 2 gets all weird when I connect: display icons and font gets tiny and starts to heat up. Weird :( Any help would be appreciated Thnx
    Solved HFS+ from Mac to Windows - Formatted? in Drivers and Hardware
    I was using an HFS+ 3TB Buffalo hard drive on my iMac and plugged it into my laptop running Windows 10 Tech Preview. It didn't show up in Explorer but I think I may have formatted it in Disk Utility. Somewhere along the way, a dialog popped up...
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26.
    Find Us