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

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  1. Posts : 15,979
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #31

    Hello @avada,

    avada said:
    By the way, how do I get an older version like that? Where from?
    Here is a list of Win 10 ISO download locations and tools . . .

    [1] Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool - HeiDoc.
    [2] Windows Download - #1 Windows ISO Download Source.
    [3] TechBench by WZT [v4.1.1].
    [4] UUP Dump.
    [5] Download Universal Windows Downloader - MajorGeeks.
    [6] Download Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool - MajorGeeks.

    Be careful if using options [5] and [6] as people have had problems with downloads from MajorGeeks!

    I hope this helps!
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  2. Posts : 118
    10 (1909)
    Thread Starter
       #32

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @avada,



    Here is a list of Win 10 ISO download locations and tools . . .

    [1] Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool - HeiDoc.
    [2] Windows Download - #1 Windows ISO Download Source.
    [3] TechBench by WZT [v4.1.1].
    [4] UUP Dump.
    [5] Download Universal Windows Downloader - MajorGeeks.
    [6] Download Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool - MajorGeeks.

    Be careful if using options [5] and [6] as people have had problems with downloads from MajorGeeks!

    I hope this helps!
    Hmmm. I was expecting I could just get the media creation tool for 1909 without needing to mess with iso-s.
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  3. Posts : 12,413
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #33

    You can download then run the MCT but it leads to the place where the downloads of the files can be started. The MCT is a small .exe file and for me it usually has worked only with the Version and Build current at the time it is run.
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  4. Posts : 118
    10 (1909)
    Thread Starter
       #34

    Hi!
    So I upgraded successfully. There was some typical driver snafu, where I couldn't install the chipset drivers at first. And the audio driver didn't seem to function. (But I realized only its controll app fails to run for some reason so don't get the tray icon. I only accidentally found it via classic start menu)
    Of course I have more issues:
    • Equalizer APO fails to function, has no effect on the audio even though I even reinstalled it. I've used it for years on 8 for surround virtualization for headphones. For some reason I need to use a different install option
    • My DVB app (SmartDVB) isn't working either. Even though I removed the old driver and installed the one specifically labelled as for Windows 10 64-bit. Works with an older driver.
    • I tried to copy the theme from 8.1, but failed. And I despise the pale grey titlebar (and other elements) of the 10 theme. The color changing theme of 8.1 based on the background color was far more appealing. Is it possible to copy/mod it to work on 10? Or is there an exact derivative?
    • I used the win+A hotkey to change between default audio devices via Soundswitch. But I find that near every key with "win" as a modifier does something useless I will never touch. Can I disable these?
    Last edited by avada; 17 Jun 2020 at 02:11.
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  5. Posts : 118
    10 (1909)
    Thread Starter
       #35

    Anyway. It seems like the bigger issues are all solved. Thanks guys!

    (I guess if my "machine is permanently activated", it means the license was successfully transferred and it will keep working for good?)
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  6. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #36

    @avada

    Why not try CTRL + WINKEY + A for SoundSwitch? Since you are controlling someting, it would make sense to me to use CTRL as an additional key.
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  7. Posts : 118
    10 (1909)
    Thread Starter
       #37

    slicendice said:
    @avada

    Why not try CTRL + WINKEY + A for SoundSwitch? Since you are controlling someting, it would make sense to me to use CTRL as an additional key.
    Win+A makes sense because it's system wide and also convenient. Ctrl+win+A is more than a little cumbersome to press.
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