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    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    There is a free version of Macrium Reflect: Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    Indeed - but not free for companies/charities!
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  2.    #461

    JohnGray said: View Post
    Indeed - but not free for companies/charities!
    You might want to click on the link and check again, mate.
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  3.    #462

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You might want to click on the link and check again, mate.
    Yes, 30-day Trial for Workstation edition. Is that what you mean?
    Trial does not support redeployment of image to dissimilar hardware.
    We would probably need more than 30 days!
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       #463

    JohnGray said: View Post
    Yes, 30-day Trial for Workstation edition. Is that what you mean?
    No. We mean this....

    Free Edition

    Free backup, disk imaging and cloning solution for commercial and personal use....
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free


    However, for your specific purpose of deploying an image to multiple machines, strictly speaking it may not apply...
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  5.    #464

    JohnGray said: View Post
    Yes, 30-day Trial for Workstation edition. Is that what you mean?
    Trial does not support redeployment of image to dissimilar hardware.
    We would probably need more than 30 days!
    Yes, sorry, I did miss the point you wanted to create a master image to deploy to multiple other computers. The free business version of Macrium Reflect does only allow same computer backup/restore.
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  6.    #465

    Thanks - I learnt something! I didn't realise that the free version of Reflect was also allowable for commercial use!
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  7.    #466

    JohnGray said: View Post
    I will certainly tell you if we can activate Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with our Windows 7 Pro volume licence MAK key!
    Hello Shawn

    Reporting back...
    During a lengthy telephone conversation with a techie from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), I was told that it was notpossible:
    • to use a Windows 7 Pro retail product key to activate an installation of Windows 10 Pro on the same PC
    • to use a Windows 7 Pro volume licence product key to activate an installation of Windows 10 Pro on a PC

    I suspect that the first bullet point might surprise you! Clearly the Microsoft techie was not familiar with any of your relevant tutorials, or those articles by Ed Bott or Chris Hoffman (HowTo Geek), among others, on successfully using a Windows 7 product key to activate Windows 10.

    For the second bullet point above, I can report that I was able with:
    • a PC which previously ran Windows 7 Pro 32-bit activated with the volume licence product key
    • which had had a new hard drive fitted, and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v1809 installed on it,
    • to activate Windows 10 using our Windows 7 volume licence product key.

    Over the next few days I shall attempt the activation process for a 'new' PC which has never had any version of Windows booted on it (and thus has never been activated), using a clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v1809 and our volume licence product key, and will report again.
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       #467

    @JohnGray,

    That's sounds like good news so far.
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    7 and 10 on various machines
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    Hello Shawn mate I have tried three times now to create a bootable USB drive for 10 and it runs right down to the completion then goes into checking something and then I get the message that the production of the bootable USB stick didn't work because of some sort of error.

    Sorry but I forgot to write down the exact error but can you throw some light on this problem. I am currently downloading and ISO to be burnt to a DVD but I have had so many problems with installs made from the genuine paid for Microsoft DVD that I am loathe to use it now.

    Any advice greatly appreciated.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Hello Shawn mate I have tried three times now to create a bootable USB drive for 10 and it runs right down to the completion then goes into checking something and then I get the message that the production of the bootable USB stick didn't work because of some sort of error.

    Sorry but I forgot to write down the exact error but can you throw some light on this problem. I am currently downloading and ISO to be burnt to a DVD but I have had so many problems with installs made from the genuine paid for Microsoft DVD that I am loathe to use it now.

    Any advice greatly appreciated.
    Hello John,

    Which method did you use to create the USB?

    I like to use Rufus to create them with the ISO.

    If you're trying to do this tutorial, you could do it with only the ISO using step 3.
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