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  1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       13 Dec 2015 #11

    Cliff said: View Post
    Just out of morbid curiosity, why do think that it's a good idea to avoid the MCT
    Personal preference is just that........ personal preference.

    I have been using MCT since Microsoft introduces it as source to install Windows 10 as well as downloading iso file.
    I use it ever since and never have any issues.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,961
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       13 Dec 2015 #12

    frailtrev said: View Post
    I ran the iso and went to a setup screen - language, time, currency, keybd input. Then after clicking 'install now' a message appeared - 'if reinstalling choose 'I don't have a product key'. Your copy of Windows will be activated later. Select operating system from win10 Pro or Home edition. I selected the latter. Then I was asked the location where to install - from - Partition 1 -OEMBP 8gb 2.1 gb free OEM reserved -or- Partition 2 - 327Gb 212Gb free System. Do you think I should proceed on this basis?
    If it were me. I would wipe out the whole disk and do a fresh, clean install.
    1. Backup any personal data to an external disk
    2. Disconnect any external devices
    3. Boot up the Installation Media with only the disk you intend to install Windows connected.
    4. On the first screen, press <SHIFT> + F10 to open the command prompt then type:
      select disk 0
    5. Continue with the installation, select custom, select the unallocated partition, click Next (do not create partition/format)
    6. When ask to enter the product key, click on "Skip this step" or "Do it Later"
    7. Once done, windows should be activated automatically.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    linux rafaella mint
       14 Dec 2015 #13

    Win 10 now up and running. Thanks for the comments and assistance.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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