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  1.    22 Nov 2015 #1
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    I have two identical HP Elite desktop 800 PC's one has Windows 10 installed.
    I also have a recovery drive canI use that recovery drive to install Windows 10 on the other PC?
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  2.    22 Nov 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoe View Post
    I have two identical HP Elite desktop 800 PC's one has Windows 10 installed.
    I also have a recovery drive canI use that recovery drive to install Windows 10 on the other PC?
    When you installed Win 10 to one of your HPs, did you save the iso file ?
    If yes, you can either burn it to a bootable media (DVD or USB) and use the media to install the other HP,
    or,
    you can copy the iso file from the first HP to an external hard drive, then plug the ext. hdd to the other HP > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
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  3.    22 Nov 2015 #3
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    No all I have is the USB recovery drive so I guess the answer is no?
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  4.    22 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoe View Post
    No all I have is the USB recovery drive so I guess the answer is no?
    If you have not used Disk Cleanup or Ccleaner to remove the "old installation file ", you can use this tutorial to create an ISO file.....
    ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File
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  5.    22 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoe View Post
    I have two identical HP Elite desktop 800 PC's one has Windows 10 installed.
    I also have a recovery drive canI use that recovery drive to install Windows 10 on the other PC?
    If you picked the option to copy system files to the Recovery drive, then you should be able to use it for the other PC. The recovery drive made with the copy system files option is not much different that a regular Windows 10 Install USB/DVD.

    That does NOT mean the license from the first PC will carry over to the second PC. The second PC will have to have it's own license for Windows either through a previous installed Windows 7/8/8.1 or through it's own previous upgrade and digital entitlement.
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  6.    22 Nov 2015 #6
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    Just download the ISO from Microsoft Tech Bench and use it to install Windows 10 on the other PC. Unless you have a restricted version, the correct version is "Windows 10" which includes both Home and Pro, depending on previous Windows version or key during installation. If you do a clean-install and skip key, you will be asked to select version. Make sure you select the correct version, based on your previous Windows version, or enter your Windows 7 key to make sure you can activate. Also, "English" is English US, while "English International" is English GB. Make sure you select the right language, or you won't be able to upgrade and offered a clean-install.
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  7.    22 Nov 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    Just download the ISO from Microsoft Tech Bench and use it to install Windows 10 on the other PC.
    ...
    or enter your Windows 7 key to make sure you can activate.
    Tech Bench has rolled back to build 10240 so entering a Windows 7 product key will not work.
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  8.    22 Nov 2015 #8
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    Why was that? Fortunately I downloaded the new version in time

    OK, then download the ISO from Tech Bench, but create the activation token as described here before proceeding. To get the latest build use Windows Update several times until no other updates are available.
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  9.    22 Nov 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    Why was that? Fortunately I downloaded the new version in time
    There were at least 4 threads in reference to Microsoft taking down November Update from MCT, Windows Update and Tech Bench.
    I started with this thread :
    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...tion-tool.html
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  10.    22 Nov 2015 #10
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    I guess they feared that anyone could install Windows 10 providing a not-legitimate Windows 7 or 8 key. Since there was no way to confirm the key was genuine, they removed the 10586 build until they can do that. For those not having downloaded the 10586 ISO from Tech Bench (too bad, you should never let an opportunity pass), they can install the 10240 build and then upgrade to 10586 through Windows Update. Not very practical, but it can be done. For us that have the ISO we can use it to upgrade directly from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 build 10586.
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