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    Maghdalena said:
    On Microsoft's page in order to get the ISO or media creation tool I have to put in my product key...
    That was only true for the page to download a Windows 7 ISO, you had to give a valid retail key (a CoA key wouldn't be accepted).

    For Windows 8.1 you can download an ISO without being asked for a key, and for Windows 10 you can download the MCT which can make the ISO without being asked for a key.
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    Windows 7 Professional
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    dalchina said:
    Hi, I've never needed to enter a product key when using the MS media creation tool.
    Attachment 264605
    Click Download Tool

    You can also download it here:
    Microsoft Windows 10 Installation / Media Creation Tool Download - TechSpot
    Thanks. I'll give it a shot! :)

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    AddRAM said:
    Never had to enter a key either, I`ve had the 1909 ISO and MCT for over 2 months now.

    You should be able to tick I do not have a key.
    I'll try that. What's the worst that can happen? :)

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    Windows 7 Professional
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    AddRAM said:
    She`s running W7, isn`t that genuine enough ???

    And I agree with an earlier W7 comment, you do not have to update to W10 if you don`t want to, it`s perfectly fine to keep using W7, it`s the best OS ever made. And no more updates..... WOOOO HOOOO

    But don`t let W10 scare you, it`s just another OS, and 10x better than W8 or W8.1, you`ll just have to get use to the look and learn where everything is, but it`s a snap
    Thanks, Denis. That makes me feel better; I always like trying things in a VM to be sure it works with my system, and yes, It's genuine Windows 7 Professional, though because of my old eyes (I'm 60), I had to use a program to find the product key then put that in a notepad, so I still have it, so no problem. :)

    Thanks a lot. Still on the fence right now till I try it in a VM, anyway.

    Oh, note, I saw that the last update broke some Windows 7 machines, but mine is fine, so the updates in Windows 10 are probably OK too. Which makes me feel better that way too. Thanks a lot for that too. I'm still thinking of sticking with Windows 7 Pro, though.


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    Try3 said:

    Have you found any other HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower user reports of Windows 10 upgrades yet? Since this model started out with WinXP, I really think you should get some reports of success before deciding to proceed.

    That sounds pretty reasonable. I'll check the HP Forums and see if I can find anyone who's using this machine and what kind of success they're having. So far in asking, I haven't got any figures, but I did ask if it works, not what kind of success people are using that machine are having with it. So, thanks once again Denis! I'll ask there then come back once I have the answer and open up a new topic. :)


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    AddRAM said:
    Great advice

    I`d concentrate on seeing if the Core 2 Duo and Graphics are supported by W10

    And I suggest you get a SSD for windows, you are using a God knows how old 5400 RPM Spinner hard drive

    Thanks. Great Advice. And yes, the Western Digital is 5400 RPM. It'd probably do a lot better on an SSD.

    Thanks again, and thanks to everybody who responded. Helps a lot and answered a lot of my questions. I think I need to see if people using this has had any success. At any rate it won't happen this year. I think I'll stick with Windows 7. I'm pretty careful and cautious as it is. I'm using McAffee and I don't download from sites I don't really know. I've had viruses with Vista that way when I had it, so had to restore the system with the factory image. A diifferent machine, but I learned to be careful. So, I'll probably be OK with Windows 7

    Thanks again.

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    Berton said:
    Using the current MCT I always check the item for creating the files, .iso and Bootable USB, for a different computer, never get asked for a key. Then when installing from either media I just click that I don't have a key, can always deal with activation after Win10 is working. The Build I got last week was for Version 1909 was 18363.418 which after rebooting updated to Build 18363.592.
    Thanks. That makes me feel a lot better. I'll give that a shot tonight and see if I can run the tool and go to an .iso. That's what I want to find out first anyway.

    Thanks again everyone who answered my questions.

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