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    Thanks-- that worked. On my other PC I have...

    Thanks-- that worked.

    On my other PC I have Win 10 Pro upgraded from Win8.1 and activated. Now I want to do a clean install of the new build. That PC is dual-boot with Server2008R2. If I unpack...
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    I have a HP Stream nb with a small (32GB) SSD,...

    I have a HP Stream nb with a small (32GB) SSD, 13GB free. I clicked the "Learn more" link and got the small update tool exe. It said I could not upgrade to 14393 because I need 20GB free space. I...
  3. Thread: Upgrade from Pro "N" version to full Pro by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 64,915

    Bummer! Thanks for that info.

    Bummer! Thanks for that info.
  4. Thread: Upgrade from Pro "N" version to full Pro by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 64,915

    Yes, I understand that the Media Pack adds the...

    Yes, I understand that the Media Pack adds the features missing from the N version. My question was about if there was some (cheaper) way of changing the Pro N license to a full Pro license, so I...
  5. Thread: Upgrade from Pro "N" version to full Pro by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 64,915

    Upgrade from Pro "N" version to full Pro

    I have three machines, one running W10 Pro and the other the "N" version, and a notebook running W10 Home. With the anniversary update coming out, it's going to be a hassle to have to get three...
  6. Thread: Delete recovery partition after upgrade? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 2 Views 3,417

    Thanks, I'll give it a try. Update: Simple...

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

    Update:
    Simple deletion worked fine. Then I extended C: to fill the drive.

    Thanks.
  7. Thread: Delete recovery partition after upgrade? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Delete recovery partition after upgrade?

    I upgraded a HP notebook to Win10 Home from Win 8.1. I would like to remove the OEM recovery partition. The Disk Management console shows the EFI partition, then the system partition (C), then a...
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    I'd much rather have an open source solution. Who...

    I'd much rather have an open source solution. Who knows what this patcher is doing.
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    Free sudoku, Majong won't run

    I d/l the free Sudoku game from the MS Store, and it said it was installed. It's on the Start Menu. I click it, and a window opens for about 2 seconds, then closes. Same for Majong. What gives? I'm...
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    Does the patcher alter Win 10 system files? If...

    Does the patcher alter Win 10 system files? If so, won't they get overwritten?
  11. Thread: Block Windows Update downloading on WIn 10 Home? by kaborka
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 5,726

    ...and substituting components from Pro will no...

    ...and substituting components from Pro will no doubt be detected. A reliable outgoing firewall seems to be the necessary ingredient.

    I have to make my systems HIPAA compliant, anyway. Nothing...
  12. Thread: Block Windows Update downloading on WIn 10 Home? by kaborka
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 5,726

    Win 10 Home seems to ignore these settings --...

    Win 10 Home seems to ignore these settings -- after reboot, it still show full automatic updating.
  13. Thread: Block Windows Update downloading on WIn 10 Home? by kaborka
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 5,726

    I tried disabling the WAU service on the nb....

    I tried disabling the WAU service on the nb. After doing this, the entire Settings window (Start > Settings) is empty. Makes me wonder what else gets crippled. Definitely need a better solution.
  14. Thread: Block Windows Update downloading on WIn 10 Home? by kaborka
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 5,726

    It's really a poor choice for MS to force updates...

    It's really a poor choice for MS to force updates on 10-Home. Think of all the complaints they'll have about poor Internet performance because machines are busy downloading updates. If they offered...
  15. Thread: Block Windows Update downloading on WIn 10 Home? by kaborka
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 5,726

    Setting the Wi-Fi as metered won't work if I'm...

    Setting the Wi-Fi as metered won't work if I'm using a wired connection. I guess I'll just have to disable the WAU service.
  16. Thread: Block Windows Update downloading on WIn 10 Home? by kaborka
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 5,726

    Block Windows Update downloading on WIn 10 Home?

    I can't have my notebook (upgraded from Win 7 Home) using bandwidth to download from Windows Update when I'm away from home. It seems I must either (a) mark every wifi connection as metered, or (b)...
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    If you are dual-booting, be sure to turn off fast...

    If you are dual-booting, be sure to turn off fast boot in Win 10 (it's on by default). Otherwise Win 10 will hibernate when shut down, and if you then boot to Win 7 next power on, the file systems...
  18. Thread: Reset vs Clean Install? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 3 Views 20,357

    Thanks. That seemed to work fine. It got rid of...

    Thanks. That seemed to work fine. It got rid of all the crapware preinstalled on the new notebook. There is still a windows.old folder, which I presume I can delete.
  19. Thread: Reset vs Clean Install? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 3 Views 20,357

    Reset vs Clean Install?

    I just upgraded my notebook from 8.1. Win 10 is activated. I did the upgrade by creating an ISO using MCT, expanding the files to a USB hdd, then running Setup. I would now like to do a clean...
  20. Thread: 3 PC's: Free upgrade using ISO? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 3,003

    That's OK. I don't mind doing the "dirty" upgrade...

    That's OK. I don't mind doing the "dirty" upgrade first, just as long as I can use the same ISO for the initial upgrade and later for the clean install.
    Thanks to all who answered.
  21. Thread: 3 PC's: Free upgrade using ISO? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 3,003

    Thank you mvito! That's the answer I've been...

    Thank you mvito! That's the answer I've been looking for. I presume both your 7 Ult and 8.1 Pro x64 installs could be updated using the same Win 10 Pro x64 ISO, correct? Did you do the clean...
  22. Thread: 3 PC's: Free upgrade using ISO? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 3,003

    I'd like to get definitive answers, with links to...

    I'd like to get definitive answers, with links to MS documentation:


    Is the ONLY way to get the free upgrade either by GWX or MCT"Upgrade this PC"?
    The ISO produced by MCT"Create media"...
  23. Thread: 3 PC's: Free upgrade using ISO? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 3,003

    Sorry, I still don't understand. If I select...

    Sorry, I still don't understand. If I select "Upgrade this PC now" does it still make an ISO I can use elsewhere? I don't want to download twice if I can help it.
  24. Thread: 3 PC's: Free upgrade using ISO? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 3,003

    The download links on the MCT site didn't mention...

    The download links on the MCT site didn't mention version, just x86 or x64. I have Win 7 Ultimate and 7 Pro N, both x64. Do I just run setup from the old OS and skip the key entry? Where is this...
  25. Thread: 3 PC's: Free upgrade using ISO? by kaborka
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 3,003

    3 PC's: Free upgrade using ISO?

    I'm sure this has been asked, but I couldn't find it, sorry. The MS site only explains the GWX.exe app as the way to get the free upgrade from Win7. I have 3 PCs to upgrade. If I make a DVD using the...
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