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  1.    02 Mar 2015 #11
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 2,467
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    You never know what a copy of 10 oem will cost Microsoft usually sells the upgrades first and eventually will release a oem of 10 and I would imagine it might be pretty well priced in the range,

    If still having financial problems after 10 testing is over the can always look into a Linux install mint mate 17.1 is actually pretty good and for free so you can't beat the price
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  2.    04 Mar 2015 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Thread is solved, but a new Mobo with an existing Win8.1 install on the HDD does require reentering the key.
    If Windows doesn't activate using Change Product Key on System, you'll probably have to phone activate.

    See these Win8 tutorials:
    Activate Windows 8 Online
    Activate Windows 8 by Phone
    Product Key - Find for Windows 8
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  3.    26 Mar 2015 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 200
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    GPT Partition Style preventing Windows 10 Installation

    pcRat10 I got here searching GPT. Anyway I downloaded the ISO for 10041 then burned it to a DVD.
    On the second try with booting from the DVD I also got the warning about the disk selected was not in
    the recommended order. told where to find on and search for GPT.
    I also went on and the install took place. All seems well. re installed all programs and then loaded all my files and folders.
    I do have my 8.1 Pro as an image so I can go back.
    question is should I go back and delete all but the C: drive when it comes up in the custom install and you reformat the c drive. then delete all the other small partitions and the old recovery drive?
    OR when I do my first image of this system will it pick up everything and it will be good to re install if problems occur.?
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