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  1.    29 Apr 2016 #330

    hace said: View Post
    Any help would be muchas
    Go to the activation window under settings, updates and security. Change product key to the Windows 10 Pro generic product key:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    Let it upgrade to Pro. You should be activated by digital entitlement. If not, go back to the same screen, change the product key again to your Windows 8 Pro product key to activate it.
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  2.    29 Apr 2016 #331

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Go to the activation window under settings, updates and security. Change product key to the Windows 10 Pro generic product key:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    Let it upgrade to Pro. You should be activated by digital entitlement. If not, go back to the same screen, change the product key again to your Windows 8 Pro product key to activate it.
    Entering the generic pro key worked! Thank you Navy!!!!!!
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  3. Posts : 628
    7 and 10 on various machines
       29 Apr 2016 #332

    Go to the activation window under settings, updates and security. Change product key to the Windows 10 Pro generic product key:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    Thanks Navy this was a concern of mine if the thing didn't activate when I do my clean install. Just as well we have you folks who are more clued up than me on the forum.
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  4. Posts : 60
    Windows 10 10586.218
       30 Apr 2016 #333

    Is it possible to trick Windows and use GenuineTicket.xml on other pcs or vmware
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  5.    30 Apr 2016 #334

    GaloreRu1z4n3x said: View Post
    Is it possible to trick Windows and use GenuineTicket.xml on other pcs or vmware
    Probably. Almost anything is possible.
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  6. Posts : 22,143
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       30 Apr 2016 #335

    GaloreRu1z4n3x said: View Post
    Is it possible to trick Windows and use GenuineTicket.xml on other pcs or vmware
    It may or may not activate that way, but it would violate the EULA, and both PCs or VMs will eventually be deactivated when it checks in with Microsoft's activation servers since the key would show as activated on more than one PC/VM.
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  7.    02 May 2016 #336

    Brink said: View Post
    If the ISO downloads are getting interrupted, it could cause this.
    Hi Shawn
    copying large images like windows 10 iso or even windows 7 dell version to a usb formatted with NTFS files got the image corrupted and unmountable. I thought the problem is with the usb that I bought from ebay but it seems to be a known problem with windows OS, no matter which even windows 10.
    Just to worren others. I think thats its a good idea for everyone to test laged file.
    I'm going to try teracopy and free file sync to see if It'll solve this problem
    The problem is not only copy but download as well
    Windows 7 64-bit Corrupting (Altering) Large Files Copied to External NTFS Drives

    Why some files corrupt during copying to the external hard drive - Hard Drives - Storage

    http://www.freefilesync.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2391
    Last edited by nissimezra; 02 May 2016 at 18:01.
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  8. Posts : 628
    7 and 10 on various machines
       03 May 2016 #337

    Hello Shawn mate I did that clean install onto a new drive this morning (without upgrade) posted what happened while I had the 10 still on the machine but I don't know if the post went through. Now I don't really understand what went on but I just inserted the DVD ISO in to the machine and only after about five windows of me putting in my name and stuff it ran and not in the sequence in the tutorial plus the 10 was installed and activated as it is telling me it is.

    I have done a few of the settings in the install and it actually downloaded drivers without me having to go to the Asus site for them ones like the wifi and then it set the Blu tooth one as well on it's own. I was very strange setting this u and the only thing I can think it may be due to is that the machine came with it downgraded to 7 Pro. So would the initial set up by the seller have loaded all those drivers for what I have now because before I knew about the Blu tooth I tried installing the driver from one saved on a stick for 7 Pro 64bit but it stated straight away it would not be compatible with 10. All in all it surprised me how quickly the OS installed so can I take it that it has really installed properly??

    Now another thing it has done some updating and what I was concerned about was that it would not let me use my 7 drive back in the machine - but I have tried the 7 drive back in the machine and ti works perfectly. So in effect I can use this machine for both as long as I swap out the drives.

    Does this make any sense to you because I was expecting a long and protracted install with USB that USB activating advice??
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  9. Posts : 22,143
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       03 May 2016 #338

    John,

    It sounds like you have a proper installation.

    The steps in the tutorial are from running Windows Setup at boot from bootable installation media. I'll setup a new VM with build 14332 to see if there may be any changes made in the installation process. Were there any specific steps that didn't match up for you?

    Your original post is located at the link below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...tml#post657489
    Last edited by Brink; 03 May 2016 at 12:18.
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  10. Posts : 628
    7 and 10 on various machines
       03 May 2016 #339

    Well Shawn it all went so quick I couldn't believe it - I didn't get the skip activation window and some - it just seemed like it knew what it was doing I hardly had to do a thing except enter my name an password plus alter the date and time zone later and that was just about it!!.

    I am having problems downloading some programs ie Macrium I had to install from a stick made on this small machine and my clone to a slightly larger and faster SSD is working - something about a broken pipe. So I am going to try to install onto it instead of this clone failed all the time.

    I am trying to get used to the original 10 without using Classic Shell but finding simple stuff like the command prompt is proving to be a bit a of a trial after using the 7.
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