Windows 10: These could be a silly questions Solved

  1.    24 Jul 2015 #1

    These could be a silly questions


    Hello Guys and Gals,

    I have a couple of spare drives already installed in my desktop. I have had a quick look for the answer to my questions. 1, What is the easiest way to install Windows 10, when it becomes available, onto a spare drive? 2, Is USB more favourable over DVD.

    Any/all input appreciated
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  2.    24 Jul 2015 #2

    You can upgrade over a pre-existing qualifying OS(Win7 SP1 or Win8.1) and then you can get an ISO for a clean instillation. I would use a USB flash drive for the ISO. Faster and less prone to damage.

    Or you can get a copy of the ISO USB Flash Driver from Amazon at the end out Aug.
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       24 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi Snapp, Welcome to Tenforums.
    If you are installing to an empty drive or partition on a system that is already running Windows, you need neither DVD nor USB to install Windows 10 - just the downloaded ISO or ESD

    Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums
    I would suggest you read the whole tutorial, but section 5 details how to install from a mounted ISO file without involving removable drives
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  4.    25 Jul 2015 #4

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    You can upgrade over a pre-existing qualifying OS(Win7 SP1 or Win8.1) and then you can get an ISO for a clean instillation. I would use a USB flash drive for the ISO. Faster and less prone to damage.

    Or you can get a copy of the ISO USB Flash Driver from Amazon at the end out Aug.
    Many thanks for the info BunnyJ. I am in 2 minds what to actually do I will try both methods. One on my desktop and the other on laptop.
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  5.    25 Jul 2015 #5

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Hi Snapp, Welcome to Tenforums.
    If you are installing to an empty drive or partition on a system that is already running Windows, you need neither DVD nor USB to install Windows 10 - just the downloaded ISO or ESD

    Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums
    I would suggest you read the whole tutorial, but section 5 details how to install from a mounted ISO file without involving removable drives
    Thank you Fahhrd. I have downloaded and printed the Dual Boot with Win 7 or 8 and I will read it through and through to try and not screw up either desktop or laptop. Desktop not that important, mainly used for gaming.
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  6.    25 Jul 2015 #6

    I think that upgrading Win7 would be the best since Win10 is closer to it in UI and the support for Win8 will last longer.
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  7.    27 Jul 2015 #7

    Spare internal hard disk


    Hello again,
    I have try to follow Brink's tutorial, but when I go to 'sources' and look for 'setup.exe' al that is in there is 'setup'. I am a bit apprehensive of going through the whole setup in case I mess up Windows 7Pro, (already installed and running well). I have looked through most of the Tutorials on installation and still a bit/very apprehensive of installing. I also noticed to disconnect existing hard drives. I will try this method and setup my spare drive as 'Boot 1' like installing an OS on a new PC. My question is will this be OK? then I can reconnect my other H.D's and go from there.

    Thanks BunnyJ for the tip.
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8

    Hi again,

    Because of Win 7 or Win 8-8.1 being upgraded, (and I lose either), I will not be upgrading just yet. I will leave it for a while and get the oem or retail products of Win 10, so I can keep my Win 7 and dual boot.


    Thank you guys for all your input.
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