1.    15 May 2016 #1
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    Can't install windows 10, not enough ram


    I have a problem.
    My dad is running windows 7 on his laptop and wants to upgrade to windows 10. A few months back the get windows 10 app reported that he only had 1gb of ram which was correct, but he has no bought and had install extra ram, he now has 4gb. Still the get windows 10 app says he has not got enough ram. This problem is made more difficult because I'm here and he is there, a distance of 2 hours drive.
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  2.    15 May 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (build 14393)
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    I've had to do an upgrade install on my windows 10 insider, is that an option for upgrading 7 to 10
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  3.    15 May 2016 #3
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    Install Teamviewer on his pc and your pc (you can talk him through installation - just need to visit website http://www.teamviewer.com)

    Remote connect to his pc, and take control.

    Download windows 10 iso from here

    Windows 10

    Install virtual clonedrive from here

    RedFox Virtual CloneDrive | CD Backup

    Run virtual clonedrive and mount iso as a drive.

    Run setup.exe from virtual drive and pc will be upgraded to windows 10.
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  4.    15 May 2016 #4
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    But installing the iso, wont that not activate
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  5.    15 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickynoo View Post
    But installing the iso, wont that not activate
    It will activate automatically - you are just upgrading not clean installing.
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  6.    15 May 2016 #6
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    Tell me, is daemon tools the same as virtual clone drive
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  7.    15 May 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickynoo View Post
    Tell me, is daemon tools the same as virtual clone drive
    No idea but any tool eg imgburn that can mount iso as a drive will work.
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  8.    15 May 2016 #8
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    Busy downloading iso and things
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  9.    16 May 2016 #9
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    Well windows 10 was installed on my dads laptop, everything seems to be fine, well haven't heard of any problems.
    Here is what I did, in case someone else is in a similar position.What I did was download the media creation tool with the windows 10 files (including one called setup.exe). Then I pointed to the folder that the files were stored in and click on setup.exe. Windows 10 went through its installation procedure I selected various option, including one to keep everything.
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