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  1. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,206
    Windows 10 IoT
       19 Aug 2015 #31

    Antilope said: View Post
    Get a USB to SD card adapter. Write the Windows install files to an SD card and the SD card has a write-protect slide switch. Use the SD card in combination with the USB to SD card adapter and it is write protected.
    I have one setup like that. It has enterprise on it at the moment. I keep it with my laptop. I may repurpose it at some point.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       19 Aug 2015 #32

    Antilope said: View Post
    Get a USB to SD card adapter. Write the Windows install files to an SD card and the SD card has a write-protect slide switch. Use the SD card in combination with the USB to SD card adapter and it is write protected.
    Can you boot from it?
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       19 Aug 2015 #33

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Can you boot from it?
    you can create a VHD on it
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,206
    Windows 10 IoT
       19 Aug 2015 #34

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Can you boot from it?

    Yes, I can. I create the SD card the same way I do my thumb drives, with diskpart. My laptop won't boot from the SD card in it's built in card reader but will boot from it when its in the USB adapter. It's limitation of the laptops BIOS.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Hazlet
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
       19 Aug 2015 #35

    Where can I purchase a USB flash drive with write protect switch so I can also write protect the Windows 10 Recovery Drive to have the same protection as the original Microsoft Windows 10 USB drive?
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Aug 2015 #36

    Keith Weisshar said: View Post
    Where can I purchase a USB flash drive with write protect switch so I can also write protect the Windows 10 Recovery Drive to have the same protection as the original Microsoft Windows 10 USB drive?
    http://www.amazon.com/Netac-Write-Pr.../dp/B00S83A8UI
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Hazlet
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
       20 Aug 2015 #37

    Why is there a hidden file named 83561421-11f5-4e09-8a59-933aks71366.ini on the root directory of the Retail Windows 10 USB drive with a modified date of Saturday, ‎November ‎20, ‎1982, ‏‎10:30:32 AM with its contents as {"VolumeLabel":"J_CCSA_MULFRER_EN-US_USB","MakeBootable":true,"Signature":"(C)*MICROSOFT CORPORATION, ONE MICROSOFT WAY, REDMOND WA 98052, (425) 882-8080 Microsoft USB Tool 1.0 (01/21/2015 TM)"}? The Retail Windows 10 USB drive contains install.wim file in the source folder but the download version using the Media Creation Tool contains install.esd instead of install.wim. Why does the download version use install.esd even though the boxed version uses install.wim? There is no hidden file on the root directory of the download version, only on the boxed version.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Aug 2015 #38

    Keith Weisshar said: View Post
    Why is there a hidden file named 83561421-11f5-4e09-8a59-933aks71366.ini on the root directory of the Retail Windows 10 USB drive with a modified date of Saturday, ‎November ‎20, ‎1982, ‏‎10:30:32 AM with its contents as {"VolumeLabel":"J_CCSA_MULFRER_EN-US_USB","MakeBootable":true,"Signature":"(C)*MICROSOFT CORPORATION, ONE MICROSOFT WAY, REDMOND WA 98052, (425) 882-8080 Microsoft USB Tool 1.0 (01/21/2015 TM)"}? The Retail Windows 10 USB drive contains install.wim file in the source folder but the download version using the Media Creation Tool contains install.esd instead of install.wim. Why does the download version use install.esd even though the boxed version uses install.wim? There is no hidden file on the root directory of the download version, only on the boxed version.
    Maybe call the phone number and ask them?
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Hazlet
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10
       29 Aug 2015 #39

    Does activating the retail purchased Windows 10 product key automatically generate a digital entitlement for that PC and make the product key redundant the next time I reinstall Windows 10 on the same PC?
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Aug 2015 #40

    Try doing a clean install and skip entering the product key. See if Windows 10 activates itself. If it doesn't activate itself, then you just enter the retail product key on the activation screen.
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