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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
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       #470

    Hello @shurzota, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I suppose it depends on if you would benefit enough to be worth converting to GPT or not.

    Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk in Windows 10

    Usually, you would want to have all disks other than the OS drive disconnected when doing a clean install to avoid something being done to the other disks by mistake.
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Jan 2020 at 11:22.
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  2. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #471

    Thank you for the link.
    I have been your grateful student on the Sevenforums since 2011. I bewail that my college professors did not create so detailed and well-illustrated study materials :)
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       #472

    shurzota said:
    Thank you for the link.
    I have been your grateful student on the Sevenforums since 2011. I bewail that my college professors did not create so detailed and well-illustrated study materials :)
    I'm happy to hear the tutorials have been of help. All of our members help play a part in improving them by making suggestions and reporting their experience for additions.
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  4. Posts : 7
    windows 10 pro
       #473

    step 20 buttons


    Hi Shawn,
    Thanks for the tutorials.
    I am doing a clean install and I am not sure how to answer step 20.
    My step 20 button is "I don't have internet".
    The tutorial has "skip for now" for the same button.
    There are 2 other buttons (greyed out) in the lower left.
    One looks like a clock and the other looks like Cortana.
    This is a desktop with an ethernet cable, not wifi.
    I would prefer the clean install to setup all my network adapters and services.
    I have tried to manually update after install and it was too much for me.
    I am stuck on this page.
    How can I get clean install to a "complete" install?

    One other question.
    When I try to click on "I don't have internet", the response takes several minutes.
    Yes, minutes. Maybe it needs a triple click or some special sequence?
    thanks
    Gordon
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #474

    gordon55 said:
    Hi Shawn,
    Thanks for the tutorials.
    I am doing a clean install and I am not sure how to answer step 20.
    My step 20 button is "I don't have internet".
    The tutorial has "skip for now" for the same button.
    There are 2 other buttons (greyed out) in the lower left.
    One looks like a clock and the other looks like Cortana.
    This is a desktop with an ethernet cable, not wifi.
    I would prefer the clean install to setup all my network adapters and services.
    I have tried to manually update after install and it was too much for me.
    I am stuck on this page.
    How can I get clean install to a "complete" install?

    One other question.
    When I try to click on "I don't have internet", the response takes several minutes.
    Yes, minutes. Maybe it needs a triple click or some special sequence?
    thanks
    Gordon
    Hello Gordon,

    Does the Windows 10 installation take you to set up a local account once it gets past clicking on the "I don't have Internet" button, and finish installing eventually?

    Are you able to download the network driver from your OEM or motherboard manufacturer's support website on another computer, and install it on this desktop from a USB drive once Windows 10 has finished installing?
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  6. Posts : 7
    windows 10 pro
       #475

    Hi Shawn,
    OK, that makes sense.
    I clicked on "I don't have internet" and that sent me back to a page with this text:
    "Let's connect you to a network"
    "To finish setup, you'll need to connect to the internet"
    I clicked on "I don't have internet" again.
    And I got the same pages repeated 5 times, and then it finally bounced me out of the loop and
    sent me to Choose privacy settings ...

    What is "local account"?
    Is that an email account?
    Is that a Win10 account?
    By the way, I declined giving it my email address.
    Maybe that caused a problem, and maybe I should run it with email account.

    OK, the clean install finished.
    Device Manager shows 8 network adapter items (or are they services?).
    ping google.com fails
    nslookup google.com fails

    When I do an update driver, and point to my driver folder, it says the best drivers already installed.
    My local drivers may not be correct.
    I may try DoubleDriver or can we figure this out?

    By the way, you have to click 4x very fast on the link "I don't have internet".
    All other links are normal.

    I could not find any tool tips.

    Thanks for listening.
    Gordon
    Last edited by gordon55; 14 Feb 2020 at 22:56. Reason: accidental double
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  7. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #476

    @gordon55, please right-click on the Start button-->"Windows PowerShell (Admin)".
    Run this command Ipconfig /all and post the results.

    gordon55 said:
    By the way, I declined giving it my email address.
    Maybe that caused a problem, and maybe I should run it with email account.
    I did not give my address either. That caused no problem at my end.

    gordon55 said:
    By the way, you have to click 4x very fast on the link "I don't have internet".
    All other links are normal.
    The link "I don't have internet" worked properly when I clean-installed Windows months ago.

    gordon55 said:
    What is "local account"?
    Is that an email account?
    Is that a Win10 account?
    See this tutorial: How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 7
    windows 10 pro
       #477

    Brink said:
    Hello Gordon,

    Does the Windows 10 installation take you to set up a local account once it gets past clicking on the "I don't have Internet" button, and finish installing eventually?

    Are you able to download the network driver from your OEM or motherboard manufacturer's support website on another computer, and install it on this desktop from a USB drive once Windows 10 has finished installing?
    Hi Shawn,
    Yes, I eventually got a local account after getting past the "I don't have internet"
    Yes, I got a network adapter driver.
    When I did the "update driver", it restarted the clean install and gave me a local account.

    It was more difficult than normal because the yellow triangle warnings were in "other devices", not
    in "network adapter" and I did not see them at first.

    I got the drivers from:
    Windows Driver Download Center - Driver Scape
    They seem to be trusted, I don't like downloading stuff that is not tested.

    I think my problem with 4 fast clicks on the "I don't have internet" could be due to my
    rather slow CPU on the desktop.

    This was a 32 bit install. Probably does not make a difference.
    Gordon
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
    Thread Starter
       #478

    gordon55 said:
    Hi Shawn,
    Yes, I eventually got a local account after getting past the "I don't have internet"
    Yes, I got a network adapter driver.
    When I did the "update driver", it restarted the clean install and gave me a local account.

    It was more difficult than normal because the yellow triangle warnings were in "other devices", not
    in "network adapter" and I did not see them at first.

    I got the drivers from:
    Windows Driver Download Center - Driver Scape
    They seem to be trusted, I don't like downloading stuff that is not tested.

    I think my problem with 4 fast clicks on the "I don't have internet" could be due to my
    rather slow CPU on the desktop.

    This was a 32 bit install. Probably does not make a difference.
    Gordon
    That's great news Gordon.

    Yeah, if the CPU is slower and if RAM is low, it could cause it to take longer than usual to get to the next stage of setup.

    Normally, you do not need to have an Internet connection to clean install Windows 10 since it will just have you set up a local account by default instead of a Microsoft account that requires an Internet connection.
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  10. Posts : 7
    windows 10 pro
       #479

    Matthew Wai said:
    @gordon55, please right-click on the Start button-->"Windows PowerShell (Admin)".
    Run this command Ipconfig /all and post the results.
    I did not give my address either. That caused no problem at my end.
    The link "I don't have internet" worked properly when I clean-installed Windows months ago.
    See this tutorial: How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10
    Hi Matthew,
    Thanks for the information.
    The main difficulty was the yellow warning rectangles were in "other devices",
    not in the expected "network adapters".
    And I think the extra clicks on "I don't have internet" was probably due to my old slow CPU.
    Gordon
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