Windows 10: Basic Installation Questions--First Post

  1.    21 Jun 2015 #1

    Basic Installation Questions--First Post


    Just downloaded 10130 (x86) .iso and have a couple of questions. I burned it to a DVD (using ImgBurn—which deleted the file when the burn was completed. Just a suggestion to make a copy before burning.) I will be doing a clean install on an unused XP computer into which I will install an SSD.

    It gave me a product key. I assume that key is only good for one install. I have several computers. How will I get product keys for them?

    I don't know if the M/B will support W10. Will the install tell me before installing if it will? (E5200 CPU—which runs my Windows 7 computer fine.)
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  2.    21 Jun 2015 #2

    Build 10130 will not prompt you for a product key when you install it and if you can run Win7 there's a good chance you can run WIn10.
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       21 Jun 2015 #3

    Build 10074, 10122, and 10130 Product key: 6P99N-YF42M-TPGBG-9VMJP-YKHCF is good for as many computers you want to install the W10 TP on.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       21 Jun 2015 #4

    I'm not sure if your machine is up to par, but the 32-bit install might get around some of the 'higher' end requirements.

    Here are some good references:

    Try the Windows 8 (not 8.1) Upgrade Assistant - Win10 and Win8 are close cousins
    Upgrade Assistant: FAQ - Windows Help

    If you're running Windows XP or Windows Vista, tap or click Download Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 8, which are nearly the same as the requirements for Windows 8.1 (or Windows 10)
    There's a bit of sales at the end of the compatibility check, just skip it or cancel out.

    Windows.com has some new sections too: Windows 10 FAQ Tips - Microsoft

    There's an entire section in the TenForums Tutorial sections devoted to installation:

    Since you mentioned a Clean install - here ya go:
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  5. Posts : 5,012
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       21 Jun 2015 #5

    ImgBurn won't delete the file after burning the CD/DVD. That's not even an options as far as I can see.
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  6.    21 Jun 2015 #6

    Ztruker said: View Post
    ImgBurn won't delete the file after burning the CD/DVD. That's not even an options as far as I can see.
    I would agree with you except it was in Downloads and now it isn't. If I search Computer for 10130.iso, it is not found.
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