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  1.    21 Jun 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Multiple systems on multiple computer

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You do not need to add multiple cumulative updates to the USB flash drive. The word cumulative means that the update includes all the previous updates, so instead of adding a new cumulative update to the USB flash drive, you would replace the old one that was there with the new one.
    that's what the word "latest" means.....
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  2.    21 Jun 2016 #12
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Questions about product key. I think I added that on Windows 8 forum and I lost that link. I have the 5-7 digit digital code that MS sent me after I registered my Windows 8.1. Is that all I need now or should I still attempt to find the 76 alpha-numerical key the comes with every copy of Windows? Having a similar issue with Office 2013 that came with the comp. No codes, and it keeps coming up as if I never bought the darn thing. Never said anything about it being a trial, that it was part of the computer....Hard to go after Radio Shack now that they're gone. What to do?
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  3.    22 Jun 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2014
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    It should be enough to enter code for W8.1 when doing clean install of W10.
    I doubt that an expensive piece of SW like Office 2013 came with computer and that it was not trial.
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  4.    22 Jun 2016 #14
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    FYI, it may have been mentioned, but the option to upgrade another computer would have done what you wanted. It creates either an .iso file or a USB flash drive (my preference).
    Yeah - this is the case. For all MS being a multi billion corporation, they have a spectacular ability to create confusing menu options.

    It is not obvious to beginners that the usb stick option can be used for same pc as well as another pc. Change word "another" to "any" and all would be clear!

    One pet hate of mine is the use of the term "backup and restore (windows 7)" which should really say "Use image backup and restore option as originally used in Windows 7 but can be used on windows 10 as well (but we really do not want you to use this and want you to use File History Backup instead even though it does not do image backups)".

    Ok , maybe it should only say " Image Backup and Restore" as above is a bit cumbersome - LOL.

    The original wording is as clear as mud and no use to anybody,especialy for those who have not usd it in Windows 7. In fact, the wording actually accentuates the fact that the tool in Windows has not been developed for years and is far inferior to tools like Macrium Reflect Free.
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  5.    22 Jun 2016 #15
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Actually it did come with Office 2013 as a Radio Shack/MS promo to sell the computer.
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