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  1. Posts : 1,416
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I agree with Derek, 32bit is probably the best way to go and from a tech preview point of view running in a VM i don't think you will be losing out on anything.
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  2.    #32

    Derek, yes it is the same one.
    I got out of that window. This is what I have now.

    Note in the top pic, there is only Win 10 listed.

    In the bottom pic, when I click OK, it will go to the pic in post #29.
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    Last edited by COMPUTIAC; 03 Oct 2014 at 16:57.
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  3. Posts : 1,092
    Win 10 Pro x64

    OK, instead of clicking OK, just close that little window using the red X and see if you can close down VMware to check your BIOS if you want, or just delete that VM and try the 32bit.
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  4.    #34

    I deleted the VM and D/Ling the 32 bit version of Win 10.

    What am I looking for in the BIOS ? Mind you, I don't know how to get into it on this 'puter.
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  5.    #35

    It look's like the 32 bit will install.

    Do I still have to turn off Secure Boot first ?

    If I do how do I find it ?
    Last edited by COMPUTIAC; 03 Oct 2014 at 17:28.
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  6. Posts : 5,286
    Win 10 Pro x64

    derekimo said:
    Is that the laptop in your specs Bob?

    You can go into the BIOS and check that Virtualization is enabled, but looking at this thread,

    IdeaPad Z710: virtualization support broken - Lenovo Community

    Doesn't look promising.

    You could try the 32bit instead, since I don't think you need VT enabled for that.
    Looking at derekimo's link, it seems that the issue was raised back in March. You might wanna look up if there is a firmware update for your motherboard to address this virtualization issue on your computer.
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  7. Posts : 1,092
    Win 10 Pro x64

    You shouldn't have to turn off secure boot. Looking at that thread I linked on the Lenovo forum, I wouldn't even bother looking in the BIOS for now.

    Let's just get a VM setup for you first, I would just go with the 32bit.

    What made you think you needed to turn off secure boot? I don't have UEFI but with a VM I don't think you need to mess with that.
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  8.    #38

    The VM is set-up and the 32 bit is installing now. Appears to be going smoothly.

    I read the warning in the Tutorial for 10 clean install, the only reason for asking about "secure boot". Did not do anything with it and install is going fine.
    I did skip step 10 in the tut. as I did not think it applied to a VM.

    I will give an update in a bit.
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  9. Posts : 1,092
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Ah, I forgot about linking that clean install tutorial, sounds like you are on the right track now.
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  10.    #40

    OK Derek, good to go now. Install went real good, everything work's as it should so far.
    Might be just me, but it doe's not look too much different from 8.1.1 stuff.
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