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  1.    07 Aug 2016 #11
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    I had issues with some of the early insider builds. Lately no gotchas though. I actually finally like the Start Menu/Screen. It's not for everyone though. My only advice is, if you've already paid for it, and can't return it,why not try it for a while. Another option is to do a clean install your self. Then you can decide what to install. My factory OEM installs on our laptops are long gone for my own custom installs.
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  2.    07 Aug 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by gainzer View Post
    No, it's WINDOWS 10 that is OEM. I also have a refurbished PC with Windows 7 (with the product key on the side of the machine.) The guy at the store said I could try the "Restore Windows 7" option in Win10 and enter the product key from the refurb and it might work (because he said product key is good for 1-3 machines?)...any thoughts on that option?
    Oops, typo, I meant Windows 10 not 7.
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  3.    07 Aug 2016 #13
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    If you can find a matching version Windows 7 ISO, you can install with that key. The version its for should be on the COA sticker. Any time I have done that, I have had to do the phone activation. It's all automated, you enter your install code, then they give you an activation code. One trick you can do is remove the ei.cfg file from a Windows 7 ISO. Do that and it prompts you to select the version. Select the version matching what is listed on the COA sticker and you should be OK. Finding the ISO is the tricky part. The official download site will not accept OEM keys. And the digital river downloads are gone.
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  4.    07 Aug 2016 #14
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    ^But do you think I can restore Windows 7 using the product key from my other refurb machine?
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  5.    07 Aug 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by gainzer View Post
    ^But do you think I can restore Windows 7 using the product key from my other refurb machine?
    No, OEM keys are non transferable.
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  6.    07 Aug 2016 #16
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    If you updates from 7 to 10 on the pc and havent deleted windows.old etc you can from within 10 role back to 7
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  7.    07 Aug 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by gainzer View Post
    I haven't had one program run without an error of some kind. I also bought a refurbished Lenovo PC with Win7 just as a cheap backup and it has run flawlessly so far with same programs. My custom machine has basically become a $1500 web browser...
    Win10 is also an ugly and unpolished interface...but maybe that classic shell will help. thanks.
    program errors ,I would do a full reinstall win10 to start over ,a new
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  8.    07 Aug 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    If you updates from 7 to 10 on the pc and havent deleted windows.old etc you can from within 10 role back to 7
    Yes, good catch. If it's been less than 30 days since the "upgrade" you can do a roll back. If there is a Windows .old file it should be doable. If it was a clean install, though it will not work. There will not be any Windows 'old file to roll back to.
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  9.    07 Aug 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    program errors ,I would do a full reinstall win10 to start over ,a new
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  10.    07 Aug 2016 #20
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
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