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  1.    06 Sep 2015 #31
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    specifivally, how do I boot Dell XPS8700 From Win10 USB Media


    I am not getting proper boot from the USB installation media for Win 10. With the USB in a front panel port, Turn on the machine, I am getting to the sign on screen, but there was no activity light flashing on the USB. Must the USB be inserted into a specific USB port on the Dell XPS8700?

    How do I make the machine read from the USB Win10 flash drive??
    same thing happened with the DVD media.
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  2.    06 Sep 2015 #32
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Test using another USB port to see if it may work.
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  3.    06 Sep 2015 #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Test using another USB port to see if it may work.
    OK! Using a rear-located USB port, I now got to the Advanced Option-Choose a Device; it now shows the 32GB USB available.
    I got to a Windows Setup window, and then clicked on Repair your Computer.
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  4.    06 Sep 2015 #34
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Good news so far.
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  5.    06 Sep 2015 #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceB View Post
    OK! Using a rear-located USB port, I now got to the Advanced Option-Choose a Device; it now shows the 32GB USB available.
    I got to a Windows Setup window, and then clicked on Repair your Computer.

    Am am now at x:\sources> prompt.
    Is it here that I need to open Administrator account mgr? What is the command; I've forgotten! Is it:
    net administrator /active:yes. ?
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  6.    06 Sep 2015 #36
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    OPTION FOUR below can help show you how to enable the built-in Administrator in a command prompt at boot.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option4
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  7.    08 Sep 2015 #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    OPTION FOUR below can help show you how to enable the built-in Administrator in a command prompt at boot.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option4
    would this be required each time I boot the PC, or does it stick?; and later I must/ disable Administrator Account??
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  8.    08 Sep 2015 #38
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    The account will stay enabled until you disable it.
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  9.    13 Sep 2015 #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    OPTION FOUR below can help show you how to enable the built-in Administrator in a command prompt at boot.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option4
    When attempting to do step 1, Option One of
    Command Prompt at Boot - Open in Windows 10

    To open a command prompt, I begin with the computer off.
    at sign on screen I do a shift-Restart...
    Then I select Use a device, to get to my USB Win10 flash drive, which I select.

    I note activity for drive C.
    I am presented next with a Windows Setup window; wait a minute.

    This time I did a shift-F10, and an

    Administrator:X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe
    window opened with

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10. 0.10240]

    on top most line and


    X:\Sources> prompt
    showing on screen within the boxed window.

    Is this an indication of successful " command line " prompt by use of my Win10 installation media? I would appreciate verification before continuing.


    regards,
    VinceB
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  10.    13 Sep 2015 #40
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    I continued with > net user administrator /active:yes


    "The command completed successfully" returned on screen. So, does this result indicate that Administrator Account is now enabled, and should I see Administrator as a selectable option when I next shift-Restar at the sign on screen?

    I also did>net user guest/active:yes
    and returned
    The command completed successfully.

    I wonder if I should do a
    > net user default/active:no

    and then do /active:yes
    to try to clean up the User Profile Service failed on sign on error? I'll wait for a reply on that, however.
    _____________
    I'll try a shift-Restart now with Administrator and Guest enabled(?)
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