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  1.    16 Nov 2015 #1091
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by leetron View Post
    Installed 10586 several days ago...small issue:

    Can anyone help...on boot sometimes windows goes straight to desktop from welcome screen, sometimes welcome hangs for 10-15 secs before desktop displays with no rhyme or reason. This is from a shutdown then power on.

    Any ideas?
    Not really, but have you tried turning off Fast Startup and doing some true "shutdowns"/"startups" (not restarts) to kind of clear things up?
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  2.    16 Nov 2015 #1092
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,635
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Or it's taking it's sweet time to register with MSA ?
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  3.    16 Nov 2015 #1093
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 46
    Dual Boot: Win10 & Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Not really, but have you tried turning off Fast Startup and doing some true "shutdowns"/"startups" (not restarts) to kind of clear things up?
    Thanks for your reply, I've tried that with no joy...guess i can live with it though didn't seem to do it with 10240.
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  4.    16 Nov 2015 #1094
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 46
    Dual Boot: Win10 & Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Or it's taking it's sweet time to register with MSA ?
    I'm using a local account dya think using MS account would help?
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  5.    16 Nov 2015 #1095
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 236
    7, 10TP

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If you already had 10 activated on that computer, you don't need to enter anything.
    How would that work? I've just downloaded the new 1511 ISO (from my University, with a fresh W10 serial, so the question is academic). If I format the drive with the previous version of W10 and then install the new version, will it activate itself automatically without asking for the serial?
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  6.    16 Nov 2015 #1096
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,612
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by unifex View Post
    How would that work? I've just downloaded the new 1511 ISO (from my University, with a fresh W10 serial, so the question is academic). If I format the drive with the previous version of W10 and then install the new version, will it activate itself automatically without asking for the serial?
    Yes it will activate, as long as its the same version, Home or Pro. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation, and see what it lists for product key. If it says activated with a digital entitlement you can clean install that version without entering a key and it will activate. I've done it with 10586, all my Pc's had 10240 Pro on them previously with digital entitlements from the free upgrade offer. I clean installed 10586 Pro and they activated just fine. If that PC has an embedded key for Windows 8/8.1, it will be read and used automatically, so keep that in mind. If it's a Core key you'll get Home, a pro key will get you Pro.
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  7.    16 Nov 2015 #1097
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 17,932
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by unifex View Post
    How would that work? I've just downloaded the new 1511 ISO (from my University, with a fresh W10 serial, so the question is academic). If I format the drive with the previous version of W10 and then install the new version, will it activate itself automatically without asking for the serial?
    Yes, because Microsoft has a record of the footprint of your computer from the previous installation.
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  8.    16 Nov 2015 #1098
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,635
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by unifex View Post
    How would that work? I've just downloaded the new 1511 ISO (from my University, with a fresh W10 serial, so the question is academic). If I format the drive with the previous version of W10 and then install the new version, will it activate itself automatically without asking for the serial?
    Lol, university, academic question.
    That's another story but normally downloaded 10586 would activate with same MSA even with clean install on same machine it was activated on.
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  9.    16 Nov 2015 #1099
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Left coast but not a progressive liberal
    Posts : 964
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I remember backlash to every Windows except there's much more of internet nowadays and many more ways to blow off some steam. It's just that I don't give rat's tail about all those reviews, good or bad, I just look what's in my best interest.

    Right ....back in the Win 95 era a banner someone made at one of the popular overclocker PC forums back when we were overclocking Celeron 300 A's and the like was on a cloud background and in Microsoft script it read :

    Why Microsoft ....... Because we have no choice !



    Microsoft aka Skynet ☻☻
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  10.    16 Nov 2015 #1100
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by blutos cousin View Post
    Right ....back in the Win 95 era a banner someone made at one of the popular overclocker PC forums then was on a cloud background and in Microsoft script it read :

    Why Microsoft ....... Because we have no choice !



    Microsoft aka Skynet ☻☻
    Well, even Skynet has to start somewhere !!!
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