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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 8
    windows 10
       2015-08-05 #130

    Brink said: View Post
    Please let us know how it went.
    Success! Well, it's up and running and activated!

    Notice a few things... A) it opened with my desktop background (a photo of my daughters), B) I didn't do the new partition thing, so it only created sys reserved and then C with everything else (will that be okay?) and C) it created a different product key (hopefully, that's right). OH, and it didn't let me name the PC. I'm sure I'll figure that out, but is that weird? I'm guessing it doesn't mean anything, hopefully.

    At any rate, thank you!

    Anne
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,484
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-05 #131

    Anne,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to change your computer name.

    Computer Name - Change in Windows 10

    A & B is fine.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 8
    windows 10
       2015-08-05 #132

    Brink said: View Post
    Anne,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to change your computer name.

    Computer Name - Change in Windows 10

    A & B is fine.

    Already got it, but thanks!

    I'm noticing a glitch, I think... or maybe it's because OneDrive is updating? The task bar is marked to auto-hide, but it's not doing it... things are running a bit slow, but again I think that may be onedrive updating...?

    Nevermind... I right clicked on onedrive (notification area), and the task bar hid.
    Last edited by ableckov; 2015-08-05 at 00:51. Reason: just started working
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,484
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-05 #133

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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,314
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       2015-08-05 #134

    The OneDrive is the new animal for Windows for sure there! It immediately synced a folder full of jpeg image files and put those in the folder online where I can simply add to them by dragging a file to the icon you see in the folder itself. CLOUD is in the MS thinking there for sure!

    So far since the "SECOND" note upgrade over the first which was buggy! and why we all love "Clean Install" no less 10 has been running relatively smooth. I now have to plan a second system image for the 7 drive however since files were added since the one just before 10 was out I made in preparation for the dual boot since the 2013 clean install is now getting buggy at times with the WE not responding and I did this before back in June 2013 following the six month later restoration of the first image made of the 2010 clean install. Not bad for 2 1/2yrs. following a full system image backup being restored before planning the next clean install!
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       2015-08-05 #135

    Hey Shawn,

    I've just been browsing the Dell website forum and seen a video about doing a clean install by creating a Recovery Drive from inside W10 (after upgrading) and using that for the install. Is this an alternative option and, if so, is there a difference between the 2 methods?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,484
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-05 #136

    Hello Maggy,

    Using a recovery drive is a form of doing a OEM factory recovery, but it currently fails to create a recovery drive with the Back up system files to the recovery drive box checked on a non OEM PC. This is why I didn't include it in the tutorial yet until it's working properly.


    Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10
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  8. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,314
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       2015-08-05 #137

    It's certainly good to know about a recovery method similar to what we would do for previous versions without being forced to use the PC Refresh option. That simply nukes everything in flavor of a fresh start all over copy of Windows. Little urks and bugs can be solved fast.
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  9. Joined : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       2015-08-05 #138

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Maggy,

    Using a recovery drive is a form of doing a OEM factory recovery, but it currently fails to create a recovery drive with the Back up system files to the recovery drive box checked on a non OEM PC.
    Thanks Shawn,

    Makes sense
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,484
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-05 #139

    Anytime.
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