Windows 10 Installion Question

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  1. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Education
       #1

    Windows 10 Installion Question


    Hi,
    So I signed up and started to download windows 10, however I was thinking that I was going to get like a download manger that download windows 10 iso, I discovered there was another way.

    Anyway I got a message on my PC after download that to continue I would need to restart my PC. However I don't want to overwrite my windows 7 instaill.

    How do I overcome this.... to scared to turn off my PC now haha

    Hope this make sense
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  2. Flashorn's Avatar
    Posts : 81
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #2

    Mitchell said:
    Hi,
    So I signed up and started to download windows 10, however I was thinking that I was going to get like a download manger that download windows 10 iso, I discovered there was another way.

    Anyway I got a message on my PC after download that to continue I would need to restart my PC. However I don't want to overwrite my windows 7 instaill.

    How do I overcome this.... to scared to turn off my PC now haha

    Hope this make sense

    Hey Mitchell !

    Did you click on the Continue button??
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  3. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Education
    Thread Starter
       #3

    To be honest I cant remember
    All I know is that I'm being promoted by Windows update to restart my PC, and that KB2990214 is pending to be installed
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  4. Flashorn's Avatar
    Posts : 81
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #4

    Mitchell said:
    To be honest I cant remember
    All I know is that I'm being promoted by Windows update to restart my PC, and that KB2990214 is pending to be installed
    That KB # is to allow you to install Windows 10.

    I would not install it if you do not want to install over Windows 7 right now.

    Where is the ISO file located ?
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  5. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Education
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I haven't completely downloaded the ISO file yet.
    But once it dones all I got to do is burn it onto the DVD.

    Anyway it not giving me the option to remove it from Windows update. Is it safe to restart my PC and then remove the update?
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  6. Flashorn's Avatar
    Posts : 81
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #6

    Mitchell said:
    I haven't completely downloaded the ISO file yet.
    But once it dones all I got to do is burn it onto the DVD.

    Anyway it not giving me the option to remove it from Windows update. Is it safe to restart my PC and then remove the update?

    Yes,it's safe to restart your PC.

    If you have enough room on your HDD , you could dual boot
    both OS on the same HDD.

    I did just that and it works perfectly.

    Follow the instructions carefully from this link and you should be good to go in about
    one hour:

    How to Dual Boot Windows 10 Preview with Windows 7 or 8
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  7. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Education
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Flashorn said:
    Yes,it's safe to restart your PC.

    If you have enough room on your HDD , you could dual boot
    both OS on the same HDD.

    I did just that and it works perfectly.

    Follow the instructions carefully from this link and you should be good to go in about
    one hour:

    How to Dual Boot Windows 10 Preview with Windows 7 or 8

    Righteo.

    Thanks :)
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  8. Flashorn's Avatar
    Posts : 81
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #8

    Mitchell said:
    Righteo.

    Thanks :)

    Your welcome.

    If you need more assistance, just ask.
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  9. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 3,819
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #9

    Yep, that will install the TP through a windows update, I came across that blunder too, all you have to do is remove that last update and Windows 7 will be fine again. It let me remove it no problem. You have to delete the executable file you downloaded, if you haven`t changed anything, it should still be in your downloads folder.

    You want the iSO from here.

    Download Windows Technical Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
    Last edited by AddRAM; 06 Oct 2014 at 01:57.
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  10. gregrocker's Avatar
    Posts : 281
       #10

    You always want to boot the installer to deliberately choose your partition from the drive map shown during install. This requires burning the ISO to disk using Windows Download tool or ImgBurn at 4x speed.

    Running the installer from existing OS risks overwriting it and gives you no drive options to create and format your partitions, locks out the C drive letter so the installer won't automatically assign that letter to the new install.

    The Dual Boot tutorial shows you how to shrink C in Disk Mgmt to make the space to choose during install for Windows 10, format and click Next to begin install.
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