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    Windows 10 Build 14267
       05 Oct 2014 #10

    I'm a bit late. Downloading now !

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    7 and 10 on various machines
       12 Oct 2014 #11

    Hypothetically Shawn instead of mucking around with different drives and virtual machines just to try this out is it possible to just put a new drive into a machine and install the 10 and then if I want to go back to whatever I had on the machine before just replace the drive again. So in essence I would have two activation codes on that board?
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  3. Posts : 20,749
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       12 Oct 2014 #12

    Hey John,

    Sure you could do that and swap the drives for which one you would want to boot from, but the activation code for Windows 10 would be stored in Windows 10.

    If that was an OEM computer, then only the original product key would be stored in the UEFI firmware chipset for the original OS.
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  4.    13 Oct 2014 #13

    Now this is a very useful guide. Thanks for this tutorial. Would let me think to install it or what.
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  5. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       24 Oct 2014 #14

    Well I must be gluten for punishment ie10 dual boot again :/
    Well so far
    You changed states Shawn
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  6.    24 Oct 2014 #15

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Well I must be gluten for punishment ie10 dual boot again :/
    Well so far
    You changed states Shawn
    Alright "Livin on Tulsa time" good old tune too! Oklahoma is a good old place to be hanging out.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       24 Oct 2014 #16

    Yep, the mothership is hovering over Oklahoma now.
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  8. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
       25 Oct 2014 #17

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey John,

    Sure you could do that and swap the drives for which one you would want to boot from, but the activation code for Windows 10 would be stored in Windows 10.


    If that was an OEM computer, then only the original product key would be stored in the UEFI firmware chipset for the original OS.
    How can you install the Win 10 if you don't have a USB flash drive? I have burned the .iso's to a DVD to use to install with. Can it only to be installed using the USB flash drive? Right now all I get when trying to install from the DVD is the blue icon and that is all it does.
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  9. Posts : 20,749
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       25 Oct 2014 #18

    When using a DVD, it would be best to install without UEFI.

    You can get a 4 GB USB flash drive pretty cheap (around $5 or so) these days though.
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  10. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
       25 Oct 2014 #19

    Brink said: View Post
    When using a DVD, it would be best to install without UEFI.

    You can get a 4 GB USB flash drive pretty cheap (around $5 or so) these days though.
    Thank you! :-)
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