Windows 10: Problem with desktop screen Solved

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  1. Posts : 619
    7 and 10 on various machines
       12 Jun 2016 #1

    Problem with desktop screen


    Have just clean installed 10 on my main laptop and after a very long update session have got round to setting it up as I want it.

    Now I set the desktop to look as I like it but then all of a sudden some of the old 7 desktop icons and taskbar appeared under the 10 ones. They are in a lower res than the 1920x1080 I have set on the machine and I don't know how they got there or how to get rid of them. The SSD I used has only been used for an initial install of 10 and I did clean it before I started the install.
    Any ideas please as to how I can put this right??
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SNIP.jpg  
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  2.    12 Jun 2016 #2

    That looks like you took a print screen of a 7 desktop and are using it as a wallpaper, if that's a clean install there shouldn't be any remnants of 7 anywhere.

    Can you check your wallpaper folder just to rule that out.
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  3.    13 Jun 2016 #3

    Matter of fact, it looks exactly like this picture you posted in the desktop thread at SF,

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    Show us your Desktop 2 - Page 186 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. Posts : 619
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       13 Jun 2016 #4

    Yes mate I just found the problem after resetting thw 10 I had an idea maybe it was a pic saved in the old 7 library I had inserted on a stick and it was exactly what it was.

    I reverted back to the default pics and the superimposed stuff went away. So I just need to download my space pics to this new install for my wallpapers.

    Just as matte of interest and I have just found going through settings I have the Home version on this pre 7 Pro machine and I don't remember having the choice of Home or Pro during install.

    So just out of curiosity is there lot of difference between the two versions?? Apart from the policy manager nothing that I think I need.
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  5.    13 Jun 2016 #5

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Yes mate I just found the problem after resetting thw 10 I had an idea maybe it was a pic saved in the old 7 library I had inserted on a stick and it was exactly what it was.

    I reverted back to the default pics and the superimposed stuff went away. So I just need to download my space pics to this new install for my wallpapers.
    That was easy.

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Just as matte of interest and I have just found going through settings I have the Home version on this pre 7 Pro machine and I don't remember having the choice of Home or Pro during install.

    So just out of curiosity is there lot of difference between the two versions?? Apart from the policy manager nothing that I think I need.
    Honestly, I'm not really sure John. I have one box that has Home on it but I haven't fired it up in a while.

    If you are supposed to have Pro then you should try to get that squared away, you may end up with a non valid install shortly.
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  6. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       13 Jun 2016 #6

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Just as matte of interest and I have just found going through settings I have the Home version on this pre 7 Pro machine and I don't remember having the choice of Home or Pro during install.

    So just out of curiosity is there lot of difference between the two versions?? Apart from the policy manager nothing that I think I need.
    Hi there John,

    There's a whole slew of differences: Compare Windows 10 Editions

    You had a Win7 Pro license, you should get a Win10 Pro license.
    It's not as though MS is going to reimburse you the cost difference

    Using a key for a qualifying previous version of Windows was introduced in November, I think.
    I'm not sure if MS coded using the key for a qualifying previous version of Windows to change editions

    You might be able to System > Change Product key and enter the Win7 Pro key for that machine

    If the key doesn't change the edition from Home to Pro, then the only thing I can think of is to download a new ISO from Tech Bench
    The download is larger that 4GB because it has both Home and Pro in the ISO

    Then do a Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    I suspect your existing install media only has the home edition.

    Bill
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  7. Posts : 619
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       13 Jun 2016 #7

    Hello Bill long time.. Yes mate I might have to redo the whole darn thing if thee activation with my 7 Pro key doesn't work. I have downloaded form the tutorial and it did say both versions would be available but like I said I never got the option and I was able to sign in not using my Microsoft account which the other machine had to be signed in with.

    Edit no mate the thing will not let me activate using the 7 Pro key so looks like another install and frankly it is really giving me grief having spent half the day getting this far.
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  8.    13 Jun 2016 #8

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Hello Bill long time.. Yes mate I might have to redo the whole darn thing if thee activation with my 7 Pro key doesn't work. I have downloaded form the tutorial and it did say both versions would be available but like I said I never got the option and I was able to sign in not using my Microsoft account which the other machine had to be signed in with.

    Edit no mate the thing will not let me activate using the 7 Pro key so looks like another install and frankly it is really giving me grief having spent half the day getting this far.
    Did you try the last method on this page to upgrade to Pro from Home:?
    Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro - Windows Help
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  9. Posts : 619
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       13 Jun 2016 #9

    Hello Navy no mate not on this machine to my knowledge - should I just install 7 bare bones as it were then upgrade?
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  10. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       13 Jun 2016 #10

    Navy beat me to the punch and with a much better suggestion than I was going to offer.

    Might as well try it John.

    Instead of using your Win7 Pro key, you first use the generic Win10 Pro key, then enter your Win7 Pro key to activate after Win10 upgrades from Home to Pro
    Cool!

    Upgrade using a Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro product key
    Follow these steps to upgrade from Windows 10 Home if you have a Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, Windows 8.1 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key:

    1. Select the Start Start button icon button, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.

    2. Select Change product key, and then enter this 25-character default product key:
      Important: This default product key will upgrade your device to Windows 10 Pro, but won't activate it.
      VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    3. Select Next to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

    4. After your device is upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, you'll need to activate Windows. Select the Start Start button icon button, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.

    5. Select Change product key, and then enter your 25-character Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, Windows 8.1 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key.

    6. Select Next to activate Windows 10 Pro.
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