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  1. Thread: How to buy a Windows 10 Pro License by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 44 Views 3,386

    Not if it is genuine. Microsoft's Windows 10...

    Not if it is genuine. Microsoft's Windows 10 flash drives are write protected.
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    He already has the OS partition on the hard...

    He already has the OS partition on the hard drive. He just needs to create a system partition on the hard drive to boot from. Then ocne booted into the hard drive, he could install the new SSD and...
  3. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 31 Views 28,704

    My bet is that for the standard USB flash drive...

    My bet is that for the standard USB flash drive provided to general public, Microsoft will keep the standard active FAT32 partition by either compressing the wim file to esd or splitting the wim...
  4. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 31 Views 28,704

    Let's put it this way.....I've had to help enough...

    Let's put it this way.....I've had to help enough people on this forum because their USB flash drives created with Rufus would not boot in their computers that I don't recommend it for people with...
  5. Replies 24 Views 13,590

    The biggest question is whether or not your...

    The biggest question is whether or not your laptop supports NVMe from the UEFI firmware (BIOS) or not. If your laptop does not support NVMe from the firmware, then any NVMe drive would require the...
  6. Thread: looking for a GPU upgrade by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 16 Views 1,148

    I think you will like it. I've got a Dell...

    I think you will like it. I've got a Dell Inspiron I5676 with a Ryzen 7 2700x CPU. It has an OEM 4GB RX 580 card in it and I've been about 90% happy with it playing a lot of Far Cry 5. My upgrade...
  7. Thread: AMD build ? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 2 Views 313

    Solved You might want to consider the AMD RYZEN 7 2700X...

    You might want to consider the AMD RYZEN 7 2700X or PRO 2700X. It got higher benchmark scores and uses less power. Here is one comment, that I wholeheartedly agree with:

    "2700X is faster in...
  8. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 31 Views 28,704

    No offense, Akeo, but the Microsoft Media...

    No offense, Akeo, but the Microsoft Media Creation Tool creates an MBR partitioned USB flash drive with a FAT32 partition marked as active on it for a reason. That reason being is that it is...
  9. Replies 46 Views 73,303

    Installation & Upgrade This document from Microsoft seems to indicate...

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    This document from Microsoft seems to indicate otherwise:

    https://devicepartner.microsoft.com/en-us/assets/detail/Windows_10_Licensing_Guide-docx

    "System Builder product may not be...
  10. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 39 Views 1,465

    Solved Yes, it will be activated.

    Yes, it will be activated.
  11. Replies 9 Views 3,316

    Boot from a live linux DVD/USB flash drive. You...

    Boot from a live linux DVD/USB flash drive. You can delete to your heart's content.
  12. Thread: How to buy a Windows 10 Pro License by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 44 Views 3,386

    Microsoft disagrees with you regarding personal...

    Microsoft disagrees with you regarding personal use.
  13. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 39 Views 1,465

    Solved And I'm sure that any website offering a "pre-...

    And I'm sure that any website offering a "pre- activated" Windows 10 is not going to explain what "pre- activated" really means.
  14. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 39 Views 1,465

    Solved I'm just curious as to why someone with a valid...

    I'm just curious as to why someone with a valid and legitimate license for Windows 8.1/10 Pro would even want to use an illegal activation scheme for it?
  15. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 39 Views 1,465

    Solved 1. Then you would just need to delete the C:...

    1. Then you would just need to delete the C: drive partition.

    2. You will get Windows 10 Pro because the product key for Windows 8.1 Pro is embedded in Bios.
  16. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 39 Views 1,465

    Solved "Pre-activated" is the term used to describe an...

    "Pre-activated" is the term used to describe an illegal activation scheme with a local KMS server embedded in the Windows installation.

    jk22, this is what you need to do. Let the Microsoft Media...
  17. Thread: Need help with decompressing c drive by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 569

    Solved Probably need to do it in safe mode, or from a...

    Probably need to do it in safe mode, or from a WINPE environment such as Kyhi's recovery tools:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
  18. Replies 24 Views 13,590

    Your F: drive is not a system partition. In a...

    Your F: drive is not a system partition. In a command prompt (admin) run:

    diskpart
    select disk 1
    create part EFI size=100
    format fs=fat32 quick
    assign letter=t
    exit
    bcdboot F:\Windows /s t:...
  19. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 31 Views 28,704

    Yes. UEFI is the option you want.

    Yes. UEFI is the option you want.
  20. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 31 Views 28,704

    It's highly unlikely that the USB flash drive...

    It's highly unlikely that the USB flash drive will boot in UEFI mode. Most computers will only boot in UEFI mode from a FAT32 partition. What is really strange is in the list of volumes, there is...
  21. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 31 Views 28,704

    The bigger question is why did you use Rufus? We...

    The bigger question is why did you use Rufus? We would have to see a screenshot of disk management, or other partition program to see what partitions on the USB flash drive Rufus created.

    That...
  22. Replies 14 Views 4,402

    Solved Usually, yes. Especially if it is the same...

    Usually, yes. Especially if it is the same computer that the Windows 7 was originally installed on.



    Yes, you would have to reinstall all the programs. Drivers are hit and miss, it depends on...
  23. Thread: Disk defragmenter running even though it's disabled by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 534

    The reason why Windows MUST defrag an SSD is the...

    The reason why Windows MUST defrag an SSD is the same reason why it also MUST defrag an HDD:
    "Actually Scott and Vadim are both wrong. Storage Optimizer will defrag an SSD once a month if volume...
  24. Thread: How to buy a Windows 10 Pro License by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 44 Views 3,386

    We have to remember what we are walking about...

    We have to remember what we are walking about when we say EULA - End User License Agreement. When you purchase a fully packaged OEM System Builders edition of Windows 10 it comes with a DVD. When...
  25. Replies 24 Views 13,590

    You can't boot from the hard drive because you...

    You can't boot from the hard drive because you don't have a system partition on it. The simple fix is to create a system partition on the hard drive to boot from.
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