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  1. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 33 Views 997

    Yes, it will be activated.

    Yes, it will be activated.
  2. Replies 6 Views 3,008

    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.
  3. Thread: How to buy a Windows 10 Pro License by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 2,243

    Microsoft disagrees with you regarding personal...

    Microsoft disagrees with you regarding personal use.
  4. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 33 Views 997

    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.
  5. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 33 Views 997

    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?
  6. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 33 Views 997

    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.
  7. Thread: How to get genuine license key from machine by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 33 Views 997

    "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...
  8. Thread: Need help with decompressing c drive by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 533

    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
  9. Replies 13 Views 6,591

    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:...
  10. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 1,000

    Yes. UEFI is the option you want.

    Yes. UEFI is the option you want.
  11. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 1,000

    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...
  12. Thread: Windows 10 bootable USB has 2 UEFI patitions? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 1,000

    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...
  13. Replies 12 Views 1,342

    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...
  14. Thread: Disk defragmenter running even though it's disabled by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 481

    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...
  15. Thread: How to buy a Windows 10 Pro License by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 2,243

    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...
  16. Replies 13 Views 6,591

    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.
  17. Thread: How to buy a Windows 10 Pro License by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 2,243

    I guess that is why Microsoft felt the need to...

    I guess that is why Microsoft felt the need to clear up the "grey area" on their website:
    Communication page | Windows system builder licensing for personal use

    "If you are building a system for...
  18. Thread: Disk defragmenter running even though it's disabled by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 481

    A small amount of disk defrag must run...

    A small amount of disk defrag must run periodically in order to keep the NTFS file system itself from crashing. Windows will even defrag on SSDs every now and then to keep the file system from...
  19. Thread: How to buy a Windows 10 Pro License by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 2,243

    I would not worry about which version you are...

    I would not worry about which version you are getting. A person can always download the latest from Microsoft, the product keys don't change with the updates.
  20. Replies 12 Views 1,342

    You have plenty of room on Drive D: to hold a...

    You have plenty of room on Drive D: to hold a backup image of C:, and you also have plenty of room on C: drive for the upgrade. The way that I would proceed is use Macrium Reflect Free to store an...
  21. Thread: Why is C Drive not drive "0" by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 495

    It's just the way that UEFI is assigning port...

    It's just the way that UEFI is assigning port numbers. The port numbers really mean absolutely nothing.
  22. Thread: Cannot load from CD or USB by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 2 Views 226

    To do the upgrade from 8 to 10 you do not boot...

    To do the upgrade from 8 to 10 you do not boot from a USB flash drive or DVD. You run setup.exe on the flash drive or DVD from within Windows.

    I believe you can clear the BIOS password by doing a...
  23. Thread: Defragging a 2 Terabyte Drive by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 28 Views 1,524

    The defrag v. don't topic is just like the manual...

    The defrag v. don't topic is just like the manual overprovision v. don't topic for SSDs. Some say you need it, some say you don't. Some say it helps, some say it won't, some say it will help so...
  24. Thread: Strange activation issue by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 29 Views 1,026

    Solved The EULA states that you can only have 1 instance...

    The EULA states that you can only have 1 instance of Windows INSTALLED per license. It does not specify anything about the product key itself. The old motherboard will retain its digital license...
  25. Replies 2 Views 167

    After it is connected, press the windows key + p...

    After it is connected, press the windows key + p to bring up the projection menu.
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