I have 2 question's about win 10 home

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  1. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #11

    Hi,
    Remove the ssd or hdd and format it if it doesn't work that way you'll have to replace the ssd or hdd because the manufacture locked the drive.
    Clean install 10 home it should auto activate.

    Bios screen shots look normal that would not stop the manufacture from locking the drive though.
    I took one out of a laptop and it had some manufacture sludge on it couldn't do much with it until I removed and cleaned it with free mini tool.
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  2. Posts : 169
    win 10 home 32 bit
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       #12

    I borrowed my room mate's x wife's Asus laptop, almost the same model. The only difference is that her laptop doesn't have a cd/dvd-rom. She also has Win 10 home 64bit. I burned a bare bones USB recovery flash drive. I burned only a bare bone type because my biggest USB flash drive that I have at this time is a 16 GB. It is chugging away right now on my Asus laptop. Lets pray that it works this time. Or I am going to break out Postal 2 and realy start shooting up ppl and things. By the way Postal 2 is a 1 person shoot em up Windows game and you can't get in trouble for blowing up and shooting at computer pickles .

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Remove the ssd or hdd and format it if it doesn't work that way you'll have to replace the ssd or hdd because the manufacture locked the drive.
    Clean install 10 home it should auto activate.

    Bios screen shots look normal that would not stop the manufacture from locking the drive though.
    I took one out of a laptop and it had some manufacture sludge on it couldn't do much with it until I removed and cleaned it with free mini tool.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 169
    win 10 home 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Up date: The test burn of the USB drive partly worked. The burn worked, the laptop saw and read the usb drive. The bare bones recovery was not enough to fix the password problem though. But I am making progress. I now have the right ISO burner prog. But I still need to find the right kind of Windows 10 password recovery prog that is freeware. The 1 prog that I found that does what I need "Pcunlocker.iso" won't undo the password in the demo mode. I have to pay around $30. bucks to unlock the save menu in "Pcunlocker"

    Steve

    reble said:
    I borrowed my room mate's x wife's Asus laptop, almost the same model. The only difference is that her laptop doesn't have a cd/dvd-rom. She also has Win 10 home 64bit. I burned a bare bones USB recovery flash drive. I burned only a bare bone type because my biggest USB flash drive that I have at this time is a 16 GB. It is chugging away right now on my Asus laptop. Lets pray that it works this time. Or I am going to break out Postal 2 and realy start shooting up ppl and things. By the way Postal 2 is a 1 person shoot em up Windows game and you can't get in trouble for blowing up and shooting at computer pickles .
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #14

    Why not just do a clean install of Windows? That's what I would do with any computer I obtained from a pawn shop.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,617
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #15

    reble said:
    I borrowed my room mate's x wife's Asus laptop, almost the same model. ... I burned a bare bones USB recovery flash drive. I burned only a bare bone type because my biggest USB flash drive that I have at this time is a 16 GB.
    NavyLCDR said:
    Why not just do a clean install of Windows? That's what I would do with any computer I obtained from a pawn shop.

    16GB is more than large enough for a full recovery drive including system files. In fact, 8GB is large enough.

    The advantage of making a recovery drive including system files is that it can not only be used to repair, but can also perform a clean install. Not only that, but by making it on the same model of Asus the system files will also include all the Asus customisations, branding, utilities and drivers. It is effectively an Asus 'factory reset' drive.

    Create Recovery Drive in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Recover Windows 10 from a Recovery Drive | Tutorials
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  6. Posts : 169
    win 10 home 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Somewhere, I don't remember where, someone online told me I need a USB drive that can hold around 40 to 50GB'S to hold a full recovery/full Win 10 home 64bit install. I hear what you are say about just reinstall win 10 new and clean. I am a newbe when it comes to Win 10. I have never done a HDD wipe and sys reinstall on any OS above Win 7. As I work with Win 10 and get to know it I mite replace the Win 7 Home 32bit on my Dell laptop. 1. problem though. Some of my ham radio digital decoder prog's are sound card driven and don't like Win 10 64bit, let alone Win 7 64bit. I have heard a lot of pro's and con's about Win 10. Many ppl over the years tried to talk me into change to Lenux or Apple. And offered me a lot of perks plus telling me that Windows has a lot of flaws in it. I told them no thanks, I am a Microsoft person. A long, long time ago my sister was a programer on a univac 1 and I had a part time job replacing the tubes . I started out using and fixing 8087 pc's, worked up through MS DOS. And my sister got me my 1st pc with Win 3.1 in it. She at the time worked for Microsoft and new Bill Gates on a 1st name basses.

    Steve

    Bree said:
    16GB is more than large enough for a full recovery drive including system files. In fact, 8GB is large enough.

    The advantage of making a recovery drive including system files is that it can not only be used to repair, but can also perform a clean install. Not only that, but by making it on the same model of Asus the system files will also include all the Asus customisations, branding, utilities and drivers. It is effectively an Asus 'factory reset' drive.

    Create Recovery Drive in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Recover Windows 10 from a Recovery Drive | Tutorials
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  7. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,617
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #17

    reble said:
    Somewhere, I don't remember where, someone online told me I need a USB drive that can hold around 40 to 50GB'S to hold a full recovery/full Win 10 home 64bit install.
    Sounds like they were talking about making a system image, a copy of the installed working Windows system, installed programs and all the user files - an image that can be restored to put a PC back to exactly as it was when the image was made. Useful should a hard drive fail, you can replace the drive, restore the image and carry on as if nothing had happened.

    A recovery drive doesn't do that. It just contains the setup files needed to install a fresh new copy of Windows. That's about 4GB or so.
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  8. Posts : 169
    win 10 home 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #18

    I still don't know a lot of how 10 works. It is a lot dif then 7. When 7 messes up to much, and it does when Windows gets bogged down with garbage from my internet exploring. I backup what I need to save to my D: hdd in the external USB case. Then set the cd-rom to the top of the boot order then I use "super Fdisk" a self booting cd and then wipe out the partition and reboot from the win 7 cd, then reinstall everything from the backup cd's.
    This new bios with the "secure boot" , "fast boot" and "CSM" and so on is all new to me. Software designers love to make new OS's harder to figure out. To some of them (not all) it is like a game as to how hard to make a new sys to be. I had devil of a time when I made the jump from Win. 98se to Win XP . And I have been using Win 7 for a long time. On my Dell laptop Win 7 still does what I need. This is a new experience for me, I learn new things by getting my hands dirty. Getting this Asus laptop ready for PJ's (my nephew's) Christmas present. If it doesn't get done in time for Christmas. It will be ready for his birthday Jan 25th.

    Bree said:
    Sounds like they were talking about making a system image, a copy of the installed working Windows system, installed programs and all the user files - an image that can be restored to put a PC back to exactly as it was when the image was made. Useful should a hard drive fail, you can replace the drive, restore the image and carry on as if nothing had happened.

    A recovery drive doesn't do that. It just contains the setup files needed to install a fresh new copy of Windows. That's about 4GB or so.
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  9. Posts : 169
    win 10 home 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Some ppl call me stupid for doing this. I just got done making a rtf file of "Create Recovery Drive in Windows 10 | Tutorials" and " Recover Windows 10 from a Recovery Drive | Tutorials" to my D: HDD in the external USB case. I made it a habit of doing it when I am working on a new project so I can reference the file down the road.

    Steve
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