Can I upgrade without problems after downgrade to 8.1 and HW change?

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  1. Posts : 118
    10 (1909)
    Thread Starter
       #21

    slicendice said:
    It would also help if you'd add as much detailed info about your computer hardware into your profile here at Ten forums. This way we don't have to guess what the issue could be.
    Paul Black said:
    Please update your system [ hardware ] specifications
    I didn't think of this. I added them now.

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    slicendice said:
    Forget homegroup, use internal home networking as it is intended to be used.
    By which what do you mean? What do you recommend?
    slicendice said:
    Video frame freezing and audio crackling suggest that you have hardware interrupt issues. Should be solved with updated drivers.
    Probably. Hopefully my newer HW won't be affected. (Not sure if I'll feel the need to use my old Xonar D1, probably not. I can't hear anything different with my mobo's integrated sound adapter, which is much better than the old one's.)

    slicendice said:
    Snipping tool in 1909 is awesome!

    Calculator looks very different from the original one still present in 7/8. But now it has more features. Personally I liked the old one better though.
    Not sure what my problem was with them. (The snipping tool looks identical...) Weren't they missing originally.
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  2. Posts : 15,997
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #22

    avada said:
    I didn't think of this. I added them now.
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  3. Posts : 12,421
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #23

    What I didn't see mentioned, probably missed it with my bad eyes [but that is changing soon], is that the change of motherboard may not have the embedded identification as the original board did unless it is designed to include it, replacements not from the OEM may not have it. That embedded code was a change starting with Win8. That makes it a new computer and not activated with Microsoft so will require the Product Key which usually is on the COA/Certificate of Authenticity sticker or other documentation.
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  4. Posts : 17,252
    Windows 11 Pro
       #24

    dalchina said:
    ...but the PC was previously upgraded to '10...
    Doesn't matter at all.

    If the current Windows 8.1 is fully activated, it will upgrade to Windows 10 just fine. ALL that matters is that the Windows 8.1 is CURRENTLY ACTIVATED. Nothing in the past changes that.
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  5. Posts : 12,421
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #25

    slicendice said:
    Snipping tool in 1909 is awesome!
    Calculator looks very different from the original one still present in 7/8. But now it has more features. Personally I liked the old one better though.
    I've gotten comfortable with what I need in the new Snip & Sketch.

    For the calculator have a look at this:
    windows xp calculator at DuckDuckGo
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  6. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #26

    NavyLCDR said:
    Doesn't matter at all.

    If the current Windows 8.1 is fully activated, it will upgrade to Windows 10 just fine. ALL that matters is that the Windows 8.1 is CURRENTLY ACTIVATED. Nothing in the past changes that.
    Taken out of context thus misunderstood.

    That was a response to zbook's post
    Windows upgrades are still free for licensed windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
    Because it has already been activated, I was merely indicating that such upgrades still being free is not significant here.
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  7. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #27

    It kinda is significant...you can still use Win 7 - 8.1 keys to activate a clean installed Win 10. I think this is important information.
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  8. Posts : 118
    10 (1909)
    Thread Starter
       #28

    AddRAM said:
    You don`t wanna go back as far as 1803, that`s pretty old, not sure if he made a typo, I would get 1909.

    Give them time to continue working and updating 2004, I wouldn`t install it for another four months.
    By the way, how do I get an older version like that? Where from?
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  9. Posts : 4,560
    Windows 10 Pro
       #29

    Try here TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1)

    There may be another site, in fact I`m sure of it, but I do not have it bookmarked.

    Someone will post it I`m sure. I`ll ask around
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  10. Posts : 61,516
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #30

    avada said:
    By the way, how do I get an older version like that? Where from?
    AddRAM said:
    Try here TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1)

    There may be another site, in fact I`m sure of it, but I do not have it bookmarked.

    Someone will post it I`m sure. I`ll ask around
    Hello,

    In addition, you can use the "Windows ISO Downloader" tool by HeiDoc.net to download older official Windows 10 ISO files.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File
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