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  1.    04 Mar 2016 #11
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    W10Prox64

    Hi.
    For a clean install, you must set your BIOS to boot from the install media. Once you've booted to the install media, you can clean install W10. You can't do the install in W7 Safe Mode. You need to boot from the W10 install media. You can clean install and use your W7 key to activate it.

    Hope I've understood your question correctly.
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  2.    04 Mar 2016 #12
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Washington State
    Posts : 5
    windows7
    Thread Starter

    Simrick,
    By "Install Media" do you mean the USB drive with the "Win10_1511_English_x32.iso"installed.

    I hit F2 on start up and went into the Setup, I selected Boot from USB and exited with saving changes.
    But when I restart it comes back up into Win-7. Because it was damaged last week, it will only stay in Win-7 for 60 – 90 seconds before shutting down.
    Using the USB installation Flash created the media creation tool didn’t seem to work either.

    I'm sorry, this is getting a bit out of my depth.
    So what do mean by install media and can I just put the 2.9 GB, 32 bit, .iso file on it?
    Thanks,
    DiffSine
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  3.    04 Mar 2016 #13
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by DiffSine View Post
    Simrick,
    By "Install Media" do you mean the USB drive with the "Win10_1511_English_x32.iso"installed.

    I hit F2 on start up and went into the Setup, I selected Boot from USB and exited with saving changes.
    But when I restart it comes back up into Win-7. Because it was damaged last week, it will only stay in Win-7 for 60 – 90 seconds before shutting down.
    Using the USB installation Flash created the media creation tool didn’t seem to work either.

    I'm sorry, this is getting a bit out of my depth.
    So what do mean by install media and can I just put the 2.9 GB, 32 bit, .iso file on it?
    Thanks,
    DiffSine
    Yes, sorry, your install media is either a DVD with the ISO on it, or the flash drive you create with the ISO files on it.

    Okay, you can't get it to boot from the USB stick at all? I mean, that's a BIOS setting, and really has nothing to do with what operating system is on the machine. If you save changes, telling it to boot from USB, it will - unless the USB is not set up correctly. But you said you made it from the Windows Media Creation Tool, right? So it should be good.

    Usually, when you do the one-time-boot-change command, you tell it what to boot from, and it will reboot, and there will be a line on the screen that says "press a key to boot from..." - you press that key, and it boots from what you told it to use. The command for a one-time-boot change, usually F10 or F11 or F12 or Del (not sure, depends on your system). I think yours is F12, from what I see on a Google search.

    Another option would be to just restore the W7 from the hidden Toshiba restore partition, and do the upgrade that way. I'll have to research how to access the recovery partition to restore to factory condition for you.

    EDIT: Scratch that - I just remembered you had upgraded to W7....
    Last edited by simrick; 04 Mar 2016 at 19:35. Reason: W7 update info
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  4.    04 Mar 2016 #14
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    W10Prox64

    The Key code for Windows 7 is another story, since this 6 year laptop came with XP and I had it Upgraded to Windows 7 at the Microsoft Store in Seattle. I still have the box, disk and KEY.
    Okay let's try this:
    Grab your W7 DVD and keycode. Spam the F12 key at startup (tap tap tap tap tap) until you get an option to select the boot device. Select your optical drive (CD\DVD drive).

    At this point, you can put your W7 DVD in and boot to that (- or - if you put the W10 ISO on a DVD, you could insert that, and just install W10. Either way, you can install a fresh operating system. But you'd need to get to another system to burn the ISO to DVD.)

    Once you get W7 installed, let me know and I will give you instructions to upgrade from there.
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  5.    14 Mar 2016 #15
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Washington State
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    Thread Starter

    Hi Simrick,
    Thanks for your help. Your suggestion to boot from 'MedeaCreationTool-USB or DVD (both Win7 or Win10 ISO) worked to a point. It loaded the Win10 files and walked through the screens to set it up. THEN it said to reboot and continue the install after rebooting. That's where the process failed, since it will only stay in Widows 7 for 90 seconds but the shutting down. And won't recognize the DVD in Safemode.

    Life is calling to spend my time elsewhere and I will leave this issue unresolved till I have time or inclination to try again.
    I can access what I need in Safe mode and I have a new Toshiba Laptop I'll upgrade next week.
    Thanks again.
    DiffSine
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  6.    14 Mar 2016 #16
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by DiffSine View Post
    Hi Simrick,
    Thanks for your help. Your suggestion to boot from 'MedeaCreationTool-USB or DVD (both Win7 or Win10 ISO) worked to a point. It loaded the Win10 files and walked through the screens to set it up. THEN it said to reboot and continue the install after rebooting. That's where the process failed, since it will only stay in Widows 7 for 90 seconds but the shutting down. And won't recognize the DVD in Safemode.

    Life is calling to spend my time elsewhere and I will leave this issue unresolved till I have time or inclination to try again.
    I can access what I need in Safe mode and I have a new Toshiba Laptop I'll upgrade next week.
    Thanks again.
    DiffSine
    Sorry for so many problems! Yes, next week - a new laptop! Great!
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