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  1.    04 Jun 2016 #180

    Brink said: View Post
    Yes.
    I successfully recovered my Key using showKeyPlus LOL
    I think i should create an installation media, showKeyPlus says that I am using a retail version lol.
    Seems like I can install it to another computer even i buy a new one.

    There are no dumb questions, only dumb people like me lol
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  2.    06 Jun 2016 #181

    I read something on some websites that I dont need to input my window 10 key again even i do a clean install.
    Because there is something called "digital entitlement" that registered my window 10 with my motherboard.
    So basically my motherboard are linked with that key when i upgraded window 8.1 to window 10.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       06 Jun 2016 #182

    That's correct. but it would still be a good idea to keep your product key written down for safe keeping.
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  4.    23 Jun 2016 #183

    I created a recovery drive (USB) and a DVD. The process went exactly as shown in the tutorial.

    After creation, I attempted to test the Recovery drives for obvious reasons. but I can't boot to them.

    My computer looks to the DVD first by default and does not acknowledge the boot info on the drive. It merely loads Windows 10 normally. I've tried both the DVD and USB Drive it's like the data on discs is not what it wants to see. Both discs went through the
    creations process fine, the sequence ended with "disc created, OK".

    Any guidance on this would be greatly appreciated.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       23 Jun 2016 #184

    Hello Den,

    You might see if anything in the tutorial below may be able to help with booting from the USB for now.

    How to Boot from a USB Drive in Windows 10
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  6.    23 Jun 2016 #185

    Brink, thanks for the swift reply.

    I checked in the "fast boot" option. I do not have that enabled. This is not a boot issue. I can put my
    W10 install disc in the drive, and it's recognized immediately. This issue is about the data on the disc and USB. It's somehow not
    readable. I read a blurb somewhere is passing about that when W10 creates a recovery drive or disc, it doesn't use a "close the
    disc" command. I went back and tried to fine that reference again, but no luck. Still perplexed???
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  7.    31 Jul 2016 #186

    I am having some real issues in trying create "rescue" media for (either with a USB or Disks) Windows 10. Both suggested methods to recover Windows Ten from either a USB or DVD cannot be done, because I am told that some necessary files are missing.

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    I have no idea which files are "missing", or even where a log with the relevant information allowing me to fix the problem is located.

    It's all quite frustrating - any suggestions??
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       31 Jul 2016 #187

    Hello Tony, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you could create and use a Windows 10 installation USB instead. It also includes WinRE.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    31 Jul 2016 #188

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Tony, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you could create and use a Windows 10 installation USB instead. It also includes WinRE.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Hello Shawn,
    Thanks for getting back so quickly, and especially for the welcome here on Ten Forums... off subject, but did you note the change of locale? Been here 20 odd months now...
    Back to task at hand - I have run SFC four times and no integrity violations found. Then also ran full gambit of DISM - again no joy for either method to create recovery media.
    Will now follow your suggested path above, and let you know outcome.
    Cheers mate, and hope that life is treating you well ...
    PS. sad about Gary tho'.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       31 Jul 2016 #189

    Yeah, it was more of a welcome for your first post.

    I hope the USB will work for what you need it for.
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