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    Everything is up to date according to Windows, no...

    Everything is up to date according to Windows, no missing drivers in the Device Manager.

    I installed ASUS Live Update and it finds no updates to install.

    I even tried doing a repair-install by...
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    ASUS K53T - BIOS detects DVD Drive, Windows doesn't?

    Hi all - I have an ASUS K53T laptop that I am setting up for somebody. The DVD drive in it was bad, so I replaced the DVD drive with another known-good drive.

    I can see the DVD drive listed in the...
  3. Thread: Windows 10 Activation by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    It was Win7 Pro on another machine that I...

    It was Win7 Pro on another machine that I upgraded ON that machine to Win10 Pro, then cloned it to the second laptop, downgraded to Win10 Home and it auto-activated with the embedded Win8 key on that...
  4. Thread: Windows 10 Activation by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    @Bree steve108 ...and it HAS! Downgrade worked...

    @Bree steve108 ...and it HAS! Downgrade worked perfectly to Win10 Home and it's now activated...thanks for the help ladies and gents! :)
  5. Thread: Windows 10 Activation by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    It was running Win10 Home the other day, haha.......

    It was running Win10 Home the other day, haha....

    Essentially, I was asked by him to move his data over to this new laptop for him....but it was a spare laptop I owned that I was selling, so I had...
  6. Thread: Windows 10 Activation by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    I can't really 'enter' the Win8 key though...it's...

    I can't really 'enter' the Win8 key though...it's an embedded key, so I have no idea what it is? The laptop just has that little 'Windows 8' logo sticker on the bottom?
  7. Thread: Windows 10 Activation by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Trying to downgrade it from Win10 Pro to WIn10...

    Trying to downgrade it from Win10 Pro to WIn10 Home as we speak using the method in your post steve108 ...

    How would activation work then? Once it's downgraded to Win10 Home, should it just detect...
  8. Thread: Windows 10 Activation by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Activation - Win10 Pro with Win8 embedded key?

    Hi all - quick question.

    I was asked by a family friend to move all his info over to a new laptop....his other one got dropped and it runs, but the entire screen assembly is SCREWED.

    His laptop...
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    tomdsr Sadly yes... :(

    tomdsr Sadly yes... :(
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    I've used Win7 BIOS flash tools on Win10 many...

    I've used Win7 BIOS flash tools on Win10 many times in the past with no ill effects, so I'm surprised it failed this time...

    Like I said, the tool opened ran and claimed it flashed and verified...
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    Well, it doesn't matter now....as per...

    Well, it doesn't matter now....as per suggestions, I tried to update the BIOS with the latest bios for this machine from gateway's website as there was a newer one on the site than the one that was...
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    I've uninstalled the driver for the external USB...

    I've uninstalled the driver for the external USB WiFi dongle and have been using the built-in Realtek 8191SU card. The funny thing is, the external dongle is the SAME chipset and I have used that...
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    I've been not using the dongle for days, and it's...

    I've been not using the dongle for days, and it's been doing the same thing. I'll see if I can find any later drivers for the card it has!
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    I downloaded the auto update software from Intel...

    I downloaded the auto update software from Intel and ran it and it said that there were no newer drivers available for the video.

    I can try the BIOS update though.

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    I...
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    "kmode exception not handled" BSOD on fresh Win10 install?

    Hi all- still working on the Gateway I mentioned recently, but now hitting a new snag!

    The computer seems to work fine, but every few minutes, it randomly restarts with a "kmode exception not...
  16. Thread: Win10 upgrade error from Win7? by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    I wouldn't think so either and that is what it...

    I wouldn't think so either and that is what it had done...it was running on generic drivers when I tried the upgrade first but....whatever, as long as it's working now! :)
  17. Thread: Win10 upgrade error from Win7? by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    ThrashZone dalchina All is well now!...

    ThrashZone dalchina

    All is well now! Installing all the Win7 drivers before upgrading seemed to do the trick - thanks! :)
  18. Thread: Win10 upgrade error from Win7? by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    It wasn't connected to the net when I tried the...

    It wasn't connected to the net when I tried the first time and got the error - the WiFi drivers weren't even installed.

    I'll give the other things you suggested a try if this second attempt fails!...
  19. Thread: Win10 upgrade error from Win7? by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    I've done that in the past, but often when I've...

    I've done that in the past, but often when I've tried a clean Win10 install and then inputted the Win7 license key, it would fail to activate. But, I've found the most reliable way for me has been to...
  20. Thread: Win10 upgrade error from Win7? by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Yup, fully aware it's an older machine that may...

    Yup, fully aware it's an older machine that may have issues with Win10, but I've rarely had issues with upgrading to Win10 when upgrading older machines, luckily :)

    It is an older machine, a...
  21. Thread: Win10 upgrade error from Win7? by Darkstrike
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Win10 upgrade error from Win7?

    Hi all - I have a Gateway All-In-One that I just did a fresh install of Win7 on, did the phone activation on (successful) and then immediately started a Win10 upgrade on. I was using a Win10 USB...
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    Well, I'm just going to give up because this is...

    Well, I'm just going to give up because this is ridiculous....I've been posting here and on the Macrium forums for hours and am no closer to getting it to work.

    I do truly appreciate the help, but...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    1. I assume so....my fresh install of Win10 boots...

    1. I assume so....my fresh install of Win10 boots fine before I try and restore it?
    2. No idea...? I tried your 'fix' command on your boot media...?
    3. As far as I know they aren't...
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    I can see them from the Macrium Rescue USB, yes...

    I can see them from the Macrium Rescue USB, yes (though I have to load the drivers as the Macrium USB boots)

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    OK, did another Redeploy but selected drivers in a slightly...
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