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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
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    win 10 Insider
       25 Mar 2015 #11

    How have you guys/gals been installing win 10 on old comps? I went the ISO route on my Dell and got the 5D error, NX bit type of problem, even though the BIOS had a yes against that setting.

    I got around it by booting from a utility boot CD and then running sources\setup.exe from the ISO disk.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       25 Mar 2015 #12

    linw said: View Post
    How have you guys/gals been installing win 10 on old comps? I went the ISO route on my Dell and got the 5D error, NX bit type of problem, even though the BIOS had a yes against that setting.

    I got around it by booting from a utility boot CD and then running sources\setup.exe from the ISO disk.
    Are you using 64-bit or 32-bit ISO?
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       25 Mar 2015 #13

    I used the 32 bit ver but may try the 64 bit one as a test.

    Edit:- may be a bit more complicated than I thought. Seems as if the windows boot disk I was using is the deciding factor over whether a) the ISO will install and b) whether it will take a 32 or 64 bit install. Has to be the same 'bittedness' as the Win OS it is seeing.

    In summary, this method is not a true bare metal install at all. If you are going to use a utility windows boot disk to install a 64 bit system the boot disk has to have 64 bit code.

    Mine is just a test setup so no problem but I am interested in TechnoMage's methods.
    Last edited by linw; 25 Mar 2015 at 15:31.
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