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  1. Thread: Move C Drive to SSD from hard drive by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    That's a little bit incorrect. First, you don't...

    That's a little bit incorrect. First, you don't download the Virtual Machine. You download the hypervisor which connects the VM to the host operating system. Then you use the hypervisor to create...
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    If the desire was to do a reset, then I would...

    If the desire was to do a reset, then I would just do a clean install from a USB flash drive instead.
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    It often fails.

    It often fails.
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    Well, I guess it is a moot point now anyway.

    Well, I guess it is a moot point now anyway.
  5. Thread: Move C Drive to SSD from hard drive by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    That's correct. But we still don't know if...

    That's correct. But we still don't know if CRGibson wants to keep Linux or not.
  6. Thread: Move C Drive to SSD from hard drive by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    The question is, does CRGibson want Linux on the...

    The question is, does CRGibson want Linux on the computer, or a Windows only computer? Since they have Windows 10 Pro, if there was a desire for Linux at all, I would run it in a virtual machine.
  7. Thread: Move C Drive to SSD from hard drive by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 250

    Well, the way that I would do it would be to...

    Well, the way that I would do it would be to manually partition the SSD with either a 100MB System Reserved partition marked as active if it is MBR booting in legacy BIOS mode or with a 100MB EFI...
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    Any space on a drive that is not in a partition...

    Any space on a drive that is not in a partition will show as unallocated space in disk management. If the drive has no partitions on it, the drive will show entirely as one big unallocated space. ...
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    One of the purposes of booting from a USB flash...

    One of the purposes of booting from a USB flash drive to install Windows is to install Windows on a computer that does not have any OS on it at all to begin with. The fact that you can't get to the...
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    OK, Tenbens, here we go. I have a hard drive...

    OK, Tenbens, here we go. I have a hard drive installed in the computer that contains only the Windows OS. It is not bootable. First I boot the computer from a regular Windows 10 installation...
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    If the disk is MBR, the easiest way is going to...

    If the disk is MBR, the easiest way is going to be to set the Windows partition as active and write the boot files to it. I can post an example this afternoon when I get home from my trip.
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    Did you delete the partition itself? Diskpart...

    Did you delete the partition itself? Diskpart shows disk usage by partition, not by data. If, for example, you have a 32 GB partition on a disk, it will show 32 GB of space used on that disk, even...
  13. Thread: Still confused by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 20 Views 1,096

    Because it would cost them too much money and...

    Because it would cost them too much money and cause too many problems for them not to.
  14. Thread: Introducing Windows 11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 319 Views 81,199

    Nope

    Nope
  15. Thread: Reset Windows 10 prior to selling laptop by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 397

    Instead of doing all that, why not just press...

    Instead of doing all that, why not just press Ctrl + Shift + F3 to enter audit mode to complete the installation then when finished select the shutdown to OOBE option?
    ...
  16. Thread: Untie digital license from a motherboard by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 18 Views 1,163

    Windows will detect the motherboard and it will...

    Windows will detect the motherboard and it will contact Microsoft Activation Servers when connected to the internet. If it is the same edition of Windows that was activated before on that...
  17. Thread: Reset Windows 10 prior to selling laptop by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 397

    Normally, I wait until after the computer is done...

    Normally, I wait until after the computer is done with all reboots and gets to the first question screen. That ensures that all the basic hardware drivers have loaded. Then I press shift + F10 to...
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    pintree3, When I reinstall Windows I normally...

    pintree3,

    When I reinstall Windows I normally do it from a Windows 10 USB flash drive created with Microsoft's Media Creation Tool.
  19. Thread: Still confused by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 20 Views 1,096

    When you booted Windows 11 on the host computer...

    When you booted Windows 11 on the host computer (not in the VM) it connected to the internet and retrieved the already existing digital license for that computer from Microsoft Activation Servers and...
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    My vote is for Minitool Partition Wizard Free...

    My vote is for Minitool Partition Wizard Free version.
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    Well, maybe I was wrong. But, if for some reason...

    Well, maybe I was wrong. But, if for some reason upgrading directly from Home to Pro does not work, the method I posted should.
  22. Replies 22 Views 792

    You cannot use a Windows 7 Pro product key to...

    You cannot use a Windows 7 Pro product key to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro. Disconnect the computer entirely from the internet. Change the product key to the generic for Windows 10 Pro -...
  23. Thread: Clean Install of Win 10 Home by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 442

    The Media Creation Tool from Microsoft never...

    The Media Creation Tool from Microsoft never includes any drivers from the computer it is created on.
  24. Thread: Clean Install of Win 10 Home by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 442

    While the Media Creation Tool is certainly the...

    While the Media Creation Tool is certainly the most foolproof way of creating a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive, it is not the only way. Also the Media Creation Tool should work on any...
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    Look on the back for a Windows 7 COA sticker. If...

    Look on the back for a Windows 7 COA sticker. If the computer has a removable battery it might be in the battery compartment under the battery. There should be a product key printed on it.
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