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  1. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    And the Media Creation Tool creates the exact...

    And the Media Creation Tool creates the exact same USB flash drive that is in the retail box. The only difference is the MCT creates the latest released version of Windows 10 and the flash drive in...
  2. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    And hundreds of thousands of users have done that...

    And hundreds of thousands of users have done that for the cost of a $5 flash drive, but you won't listen to us.

    #1 - your laptop already has a digital license for Windows 10 stored on Microsoft...
  3. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    hsehestedt, At least there won't be any major...

    hsehestedt,

    At least there won't be any major problems associated with the full retail boxed product. It will just be out of date, but Windows Update should take care of that. It's just a waste...
  4. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    Yep, we know! Overpaying for an outdated version...

    Yep, we know! Overpaying for an outdated version of Windows 10. Anyway, good luck in finding one that isn't ridiculously expensive.
  5. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    What jimbo45 was referring to was getting a...

    What jimbo45 was referring to was getting a cheap Windows 7 and upgrading it to Windows 10 to get the Windows 10 digital license. But it sounds like you have zero interest in less expensive...
  6. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    I will correct you, not that you will listen to...

    I will correct you, not that you will listen to what any of us are telling you anyway....what you got appears to be a genuine Microsoft System Builders version of Windows 10. But, I agree, it is not...
  7. Thread: Dual boot Win10/Win11 question by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 406

    Yes.

    Yes.
  8. Thread: Dual boot Win10/Win11 question by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 406

    It will upgrade only that Windows 10 to Windows...

    It will upgrade only that Windows 10 to Windows 11 and it will leave the other Windows 10 as is. It will likely change your dual booting to make Windows 11 the default and change the timeout back to...
  9. Replies 15 Views 561

    Install TrueNAS...

    Install TrueNAS

    TrueNAS is an Operating System that you install on any computer, just like any other OS. My NAS computer boots TrueNAS from a USB flash drive. (and it also allows mirroring of...
  10. Thread: Windows Expiring by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 306

    RTM versions do not expire. Since 1809 was a RTM...

    RTM versions do not expire. Since 1809 was a RTM release, it will not expire.
  11. Thread: Best AntiVirus Programs? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 941

    Windows Defender and common sense. The common...

    Windows Defender and common sense. The common sense is the hard one to find nowadays.
  12. Replies 15 Views 561

    I am using TrueNAS Core (free) on an older AMD FX...

    I am using TrueNAS Core (free) on an older AMD FX computer. I have 6 TB of storage. I am running 2 pairs of 2 HDDs (4 total). Each pair is mirrored, and the 2 pairs are striped. I would have to...
  13. Thread: Can't install an M.2 SSD by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 37 Views 2,269

    I normally read the user or service manual for...

    I normally read the user or service manual for the computer or motherboard. That method has not failed me yet.
  14. Replies 14 Views 851

    Here is mine: 372429

    Here is mine:

    372429
  15. Thread: SSD Secure Erase, best product? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 590

    Here's the problem with that and an SSD. Once...

    Here's the problem with that and an SSD. Once all those zeroes and ones are written to all the cells on the SSD, the cells must be reset anyway so that they can accept new data. As many members...
  16. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    Let me try to explain things to you, Sapien 1. ...

    Let me try to explain things to you, Sapien 1.

    To restore your main laptop:
    1. Create the Windows 10 installation USB flash drive by downloading it directly from Microsoft using any computer...
  17. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    You already have a digital license for Windows on...

    You already have a digital license for Windows on your main laptop. You can do a clean install on it for free. But it's your money to waste, not mine.
  18. Replies 6 Views 625

    RVC could just add their own MS account to the...

    RVC could just add their own MS account to the computer, log in with it, and the digital license would link to their account.
  19. Add your own MS account to the computer and log...

    Add your own MS account to the computer and log in with it.
  20. Replies 10 Views 747

    Just need to be careful to use the Windows 7...

    Just need to be careful to use the Windows 7 product key from a printed COA label. The actual installed key for Windows 7 may be the factory SLIC key which will not work with Windows 10.
  21. Replies 10 Views 747

    Why do you say that? On an upgrade, Windows 10...

    Why do you say that? On an upgrade, Windows 10 will assume the Windows 7 license. The Windows 7 license should be activated before upgrading.
  22. Replies 517 Views 874,852

    Installation & Upgrade It is not required to do an upgrade. If the...

    It is not required to do an upgrade. If the Windows 8 was factory loaded, there will be a product key stored in BIOS that Windows 10 and Windows 11 setup will use to activate with.
  23. Replies 10 Views 774

    Samsung My Files allows you the ability to...

    Samsung My Files allows you the ability to colbert to network shares, but you have to initiate file transfers from your phone.
  24. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 2,646

    That is very strange indeed, because genuine...

    That is very strange indeed, because genuine Windows 10 OEM comes on DVD, not on USB flash drive.
  25. Thread: Installing a new SSD and going from NTFS to EUFI by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 62 Views 2,558

    NVMe drives will not disable SATA ports. They...

    NVMe drives will not disable SATA ports. They operate on completely separate busses.
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