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  1.    02 Mar 2016 #1
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    windows 10 creation tool, Do I have to pick N edition?


    It no longer has 'pro' edition as an option so I assume it will automatically detect I already have W10 pro (I'm doing a clean install) but if I just choose W10 and not the N version (I know UK users are supposed to) will it cause problems somehow?

    Also is it true If the OS partition has less space does it mean the system could slow down?
    Is it better to have a separate partition for OS maybe 100GB which I also install games and apps to or should it be much smaller and just be for OS? If so what is a good size? Thanks
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  2.    02 Mar 2016 #2
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    RE : It no longer has 'pro' edition as an option so I assume it will automatically detect I already have W10 pro ....

    Yes. Your assumption is correct.

    RE : if I just choose W10 and not the N version (I know UK users are supposed to) will it cause problems somehow?

    No. UK users are NOT obligated to choose the N version. N version comes to being at the result of the lawsuit against Microsoft for anti-trust law or something like that.
    If you Win 10 Pro is NOT a N version, then don't choose N version. European countries have the N version, but that does not mean you have to choose it.
    You stick to the version your computer is now running and there will be NO problems.

    I won't answer the rest of your questions because I don't have enough knowledge to do so.
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  3.    02 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    RE
    Thanks. You stick to the version your computer is now running and there will be NO problems.
    How do I know if I have N version? I don't remember seeing WMC when I upgraded. Under version it just says W10 pro in system details.
    Hope someone can answer my partition Q
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  4.    02 Mar 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by supashaka View Post
    How do I know if I have N version? I don't remember seeing WMC when I upgraded. Under version it just says W10 pro in system details.

    N version does not have Internet Explorer included in the operating system
    To double check, do you have Internet Explorer > Go to Settings > All apps > scroll down to W and open Windows Accessories > is Internet Explorer listed there ?
    It it's there, you do NOT have the N version.

    Are you using Edge or IE11 as your browser.
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  5.    02 Mar 2016 #5
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    The N Edition is for EU, Switzerland and South Korea. Per Microsoft:
    N” and “KN” editions of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro are also available and include the same functionality as the standard editions, except that they do not include certain media related technologies (Windows Media Player, Camera, Music, Movies & TV) and does not include the Skype app.
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  6.    02 Mar 2016 #6
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    I'm pretty sure edge was the pre-installed browser, not 100%
    But I use Chrome. I can't actually access settings. The reason why I'm doing a clean install is it's messed up. I can't open the start button or anything on the task bar, everything must go through task manager and file explorer. When I click on settings through file explorer it just doesn't load up.

    I do think I remember seeing skype somewhere on my PC too, but there's a small chance it's there from when I installed on W7. Is there any other way to know?
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  7.    02 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by supashaka View Post
    I'm pretty sure edge was the pre-installed browser, not 100%
    But I use Chrome. I can't actually access settings. The reason why I'm doing a clean install is it's messed up. I can't open the start button or anything on the task bar, everything must go through task manager and file explorer. When I click on settings through file explorer it just doesn't load up.

    I do think I remember seeing skype somewhere on my PC too, but there's a small chance it's there from when I installed on W7. Is there any other way to know?
    Windows 10 <-go here

    Scroll down to download tool now. Download and run the Media Creation Tool. Select Create Installation Media for another pc. On the next window leave the box for "Use the recommended options for this PC" checked and it will download the proper ISO file for you.

    Or, you can attempt to solve your problem by just clicking the "upgrade now" button closer to the top of that same webpage.
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  8.    02 Mar 2016 #8
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    If your computer has Windows Media Player installed, it is not the N edition. Go with the non N edition.
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  9.    02 Mar 2016 #9
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    My PC just let me check luckily, I do have IE, skype and even WMP so it's definitely not the N version. Except now I'm wondering why I don't, since I'm in the UK?

    Maybe that's why my PC messed up a month after upgrading? My problems started with Cortana. Here is a summary:

    I upgraded to W10 from W7 roughly a month ago, all worked fine (except several issues with cortana, which I gave up on, and the Windows start button freezing, which started after about 3 weeks and which I eventually fixed by uninstalling all windows apps, then reinstalling. I think Cortana was the culprit).

    2 days ago while watching video online the sound completely cut out, when I paused the video to see if I could fix the sound the video refused to play again. Trying to open new tabs with other videos such as youtube resulted in the videos not starting up at all, youtube would sometimes show a loading symbol in the video and it would be always buffering, but refused to play.

    On top of this sometimes when I would check the internet connection symbol in the task bar it would say 'not connected' even though I could load up websites fine (just the video had problems) although most of the time it would show as 'connected'.

    These problems usually start after 5-10 mins of starting a video, and only last around half an hour before fixing themselves, sound suddenly starts up again and videos play, but then it all happens again.

    I've tried updating sound drivers, disabling all audio enhancements, I don't have any other devices to change the default device however. I've also run malware bytes just to rule out viruses etc. Plugging in headphones and system restart make no difference, it just seems to fix itself after a certain amount of time.

    Under device manager-Sound, video and game controllers It says 'AMD High definition audio device' and 'Realtek High definition audio' are working properly. I'm not sure which one of these 2 are my sound card drivers?

    This is the worst problem I've encountered on any of my devices so far, I never had any real problems when I built roughly a year ago running W7. It seems like more than just a sound driver problem since video stops playing also. In addition to this I also happened to install Andy ( Android emulator) and sound and video runs fine in that VM. This seems to point to this being an OS problem...why would W10 suddenly start behaving like this?

    After that is when the start button and task bar froze again (all icons on it vanished and were unusable). But just now it unfroze, and I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

    When I first upgraded, Cortana wouldn't work and I had to change language and other stuff to American English to get her to work. Does anyone think choosing N might fix the problems?
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  10.    02 Mar 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by supashaka View Post
    When I first upgraded, Cortana wouldn't work and I had to change language and other stuff to American English to get her to work. Does anyone think choosing N might fix the problems?
    You will not be able to activate Windows N version.
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