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  1. FerchogtX's Avatar
    Posts : 322
    Windows 10 x64 Pro 20H2
       #420

    I have tried the classic upgrade route from Windows 7 to Windows 10, once the hardware gets it's new HID, you can reactivate Windows 10 every time in that machine. I've done that several times in virtual machines, even there it works.

    BUT you have to upgrade first, then you can just skip setting up a key during next clean installs.
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  2. Posts : 2
    16299.371
       #421

    Hello,
    So I get to the disk partitions, and it lists 5 of them.

    Which do I delete?

    Drive 0 Partition 1: ESP 500.0 MB 470.0 MB System
    Drive 0 Partition 2 128.0 MB 128.0 MB MSR (Reserved)
    Drive 0 Partition 3: OS 453.2 GB 368.8 GB Primary
    Drive 0 Partition 4 450.0 MB 233.0 MB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 5: Image 11.5 GB 256.0 MB Recovery

    Thank you.
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,287
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #422

    Moony77 said:
    Hello,
    So I get to the disk partitions, and it lists 5 of them.


    Which do I delete?

    Drive 0 Partition 1: ESP 500.0 MB 470.0 MB System
    Drive 0 Partition 2 128.0 MB 128.0 MB MSR (Reserved)
    Drive 0 Partition 3: OS 453.2 GB 368.8 GB Primary
    Drive 0 Partition 4 450.0 MB 233.0 MB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 5: Image 11.5 GB 256.0 MB Recovery

    Thank you.
    You need system partitions 1-3. You don't need 4 & 5 if you don't want the recovery tools. Else the oldest one of 4 & 5 can be deleted. Use reagentc /info to work out which recovery partition is set. I also use MiniTool Partition Wizard to explore the file dates of those partitions and delete the oldest.
    Last edited by Steve C; 27 Jul 2018 at 02:26.
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,515
    Windows 10 Pro
       #423

    Moony77 said:
    Hello,
    So I get to the disk partitions, and it lists 5 of them.

    Which do I delete?

    Drive 0 Partition 1: ESP 500.0 MB 470.0 MB System
    Drive 0 Partition 2 128.0 MB 128.0 MB MSR (Reserved)
    Drive 0 Partition 3: OS 453.2 GB 368.8 GB Primary
    Drive 0 Partition 4 450.0 MB 233.0 MB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 5: Image 11.5 GB 256.0 MB Recovery

    Thank you.
    If you are doing a clean install, delete all of them.
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  5. Posts : 2
    16299.371
       #424

    Hello,

    Thank you for your reply, Should I also disable Secure Boot? I am using a FAT32 usb flash drive, and I have UEFI.

    Thank you.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,338
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #425

    Hello Moony, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I would recommend to temporarily disable Secure Boot until you have finished the clean install.
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  7. mrje1's Avatar
    Posts : 314
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       #426

    Good day to you Shawn, @Brink.

    I happened to stumble on this and thought I would see if this is correct or not. In the beginning part of this tutorial where it says to disable secure boot and provides a link, but it opens to a tutorial you posted on Windows 8 forum and you have one in Windows 10 forum. Not sure if the link should point to the Windows 10 one or not, but I thought I would check to make sure.

    Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI Tutorial | Windows 8 Help Forums

    I hope your day is going well!
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,338
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #427

    Thank you Jeff @mrje1. Link updated.
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  9. mrje1's Avatar
    Posts : 314
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       #428

    Brink said:
    Thank you Jeff @mrje1. Link updated.
    Awesome! Your quite welcome! Glad to help.
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  10. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
    Posts : 6,377
    1010 Pro on all on various machines version 2004
       #429

    Hello Shawn I just swapped out the original hard drive and installed from a USB stick after making it from the media creation tool tutorial.
    Now all went well but I didn't get that activation screen it just installed 10 I thought at first maybe something in the BIOS had automatically activated it but it obviously has not because I cannot Personalize the screen until I have activated it.
    I have tried going to Settings and do what I can in there but it does not give me a screen that I can use for activation.
    Any ideas mate as I am stuck now with a machine that will boot to Windows and update and all but as I said I cannot access Personalization for example.
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