Windows 10: ISO

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  1.    09 Sep 2015 #11

    It's a new computer with windows 10 already pre-installed. Yes it was activated.
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  2.    09 Sep 2015 #12

    Cool! Glad It worked well for you!
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  3. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       09 Sep 2015 #13

    Never mind - thanks for the info re: new PC with Win10.

    I type too slow

    novelist11 said: View Post
    What I did was moved the iso file to my external hd and then double clicked on it and then double clicked on the setup.exe and it worked. I now have a clean install of windows 10 on my new computer.
    I'm a little confused ...
    Your specs state Windows 7, but you say on my new computer. Windows 7 does not have native ISO mounting but you said moved the iso file to my external hd and then double clicked on it

    Soooo, is the computer a new computer with Windows 8.1 on it?

    It sounds as though you did an upgrade by launching setup.exe from the ISO, I'm just not sure how you did that with Windows 7.

    You mentioned a clean install and that doesn't match the description of the upgrade you posted, did you upgrade and then do a clean install, or just the upgrade (setup.exe launched from the ISO as you described)?

    The reason members ask is that no one wants you to be surprised if the installation stops booting (a trial install instead of a real upgrade).

    Use the information below to compare your install - don't post the information or images from your machine unless you redact the activation and license IDs.

    Don't worry about the Home/Pro differences - the images are from two different machines.
    What IS important is that the ISO you downloaded matches the original OS edition (Home, Pro,....)

    To determine the install status of your machine, execute the following commands in a Command Prompt (Admin) window:
    slmgr /dlv
    slmgr /xpr
    req query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost /s

    You are running a system successfully upgraded to Windows 10 if
    slmgr /dlv does NOT have an Evaluation End Date
    - and -
    there are no keys under WindowsSelfHost

    You are running an evaluation of Windows 10, (aka the Insider Program) if:
    slmgr /dlv reports an Evaluation End Date
    - or -
    reg query returns any keys under WindowsSelfhost

    It's also possible that you are running the 30-day trial of Windws 10.
    That can be determined form the slmgr /dlv report - the wording might be different, but the information should be in the same area as the Evaluation End Date information. It might have the word expire in the label reference.

    Some confusion might have arisen when people 'migrated' from the Insider builds to an upgraded system. If a system was upgraded but you did not leave the Insider program, then the upgraded system is still participating in the Technical Preview and will be offered build updates when MS releases them to the flight rings. If that is what you intended then there is no issue - just be aware that you are running Preview builds, not an upgraded system. You can always do a Clean install to get back to a Current build install (RTM, Retail... whatever name works for you).

    Below the fold are reports from two of my machines
    1. Win7 Home Prem upgraded to Windows 10
      Fowwloed by a Clean install on that machine

    2. Insider Technical Preview
      currently on build 10.0.525

    slmgr /dlv & slmgr /xpr

    Upgraded system
    Insider Preview install

    reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost /s

    Upgraded system
    Insider Technical Preview
    \WindowsSelfHost Type Value
    Type Value
    REG_SZ 6dc60aab-52b3-4001-a1aa-f48298e97033
    REG_DWORD 0x2
    REG_SZ low
    REG_DWORD 0x1
    REG_SZ th2_release
    REG_SZ th2_release
    \ ... \Timestamps
    Type Value
    REG_SZ 2015-08-19 20:23:56.799
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  4.    09 Sep 2015 #14


    I would guess what he did was buy a brand new computer with Windows 10 on it and did not update his system specs for the new computer. Then he did this:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    When asked for the option of what to keep:

    He picked the Nothing option.
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  5. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       09 Sep 2015 #15

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I would guess what he did was buy a brand new computer with Windows 10 on it and did not update his system specs for the new computer.
    When asked for the option of what to keep: He picked the Nothing option.
    Yep, that sounds about right.


    To avoid confusion on any forum, it's always a good idea to update your specs to match the computer you're working on. It's also a good idea to explain what you're actually doing
    I bought a new machine with Windows 10 pre-installed and I want to do a Clean re-install to remove the OEM bloat
    That would have cut out all of the extraneous commentary. There were a good number of members scratching their heads. :)

    No big deal, glad you got it sorted and learned a bit about ISOs.
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  6.    09 Sep 2015 #16

    I have 2 laptops and 2 desktops, which one should I enter into my system specs? I may have an issue on any one of them and post it here or 8 forums or maybe even 7 forums. Might not even be my PC that I'm working on. I just say in the thread if its my laptop or desktop and give the model number. A lot easier than editing all my system specs in my profile. I could also have two threads on the go at the same time dealing with issues on two different PC's. I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this. I hardly ever look at the system specs unless the OP states "as per my system specs". Just my 2 cents.
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