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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       29 Jul 2015 #1641

    Note, If I understand Microsoft windows 10 faq, Dell oem-slp windows 7 key have to be change before upgrading to what on the back/bottom of your computer or you can possibly enter the windows 7 oem key during the upgrade-don't know if that works.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 706
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 15014
       29 Jul 2015 #1642

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    It is not doubt, it is quoting fact from MS.

    Read here: Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help , you'll find the following written about doing a clean install and it asks you for a key:

    "Note

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 on this PC in the past, you won't have a Windows 10 product key, and you can skip the product key page by selecting the Skip button. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated on this PC by using the free Windows 10 upgrade offer. "
    But how does MS know this the machine legally upgraded to 10 before? BIOS dose not store key information. Unless MS records all your computer hardware information, including serial numbers etc. That doesn't sounds right? Or, MS just doing this!
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 x64 HP
       29 Jul 2015 #1643

    Is there a trick to make the ISO install any version be Home or Pro? Like in Win 7 you could find and remove ei.cfg?
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
    Posts : 7,627
    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       29 Jul 2015 #1644

    jyusa said: View Post
    But how does MS know this the machine legally upgraded to 10 before? BIOS dose not store key information. Unless MS records all your computer hardware information, including serial numbers etc. That doesn't sounds right? Or, MS just doing this!
    MS record's everything.
    They know exactly where each and every copy of 10 is and who has it.

    They know all the hardware on the 'puter it is installed on. If any part is replaced, they will know it.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
    Posts : 7,627
    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       29 Jul 2015 #1645

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    Is there a trick to make the ISO install any version be Home or Pro? Like in Win 7 you could find and remove ei.cfg?
    No, no trick. Everything has changed in 10.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       29 Jul 2015 #1646

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    Is there a trick to make the ISO install any version be Home or Pro?
    No need to do that.

    You can actual use the media creation tool, to choose which one you want to install. I don't know what the "N" by the second home and pro listed. You still have to upgrade first and yes the media creation tool will work for the upgrading. Make sure you choose create install media for other computers even if you are upgrading the computer you are using.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
    Posts : 7,627
    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       29 Jul 2015 #1647

    groze said: View Post
    No need to do that.

    You can actual use the media creation tool, to choose which one you want to install. I don't know what the "N" by the second home and pro listed. You still have to upgrade first and yes the media creation tool will work for the upgrading. Make sure you choose create install media for other computers even if you are upgrading the computer you are using.
    The "N" designates a European version.

    You want to use a version with out the "N".
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 x64 HP
       29 Jul 2015 #1648

    groze said: View Post
    No need to do that.

    You can actual use the media creation tool, to choose which one you want to install. I don't know what the "N" by the second home and pro listed. You still have to upgrade first and yes the media creation tool will work for the upgrading. Make sure you choose create install media for other computers even if you are upgrading the computer you are using.
    No. It's because it could be handy to get ONE DVD+R-DL do it all instead of having two separate ones for each version.
    Bleh. I guess i'll have to make x64 ISOs instead of both. Can't afford DL DVDs...
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  9. Joined : Mar 2015
    United States
    Posts : 12
    windows 10
       29 Jul 2015 #1649

    ronaldo9r9 said: View Post
    Did you download media creation tool to create an iso, if you did thats how they appeared in your C:\ drive
    I agree. The download of Media creation tool took about 4 hrs. for me ( my DSL is only 2mhz). verification of download about 1 hr. I then did a download again to create a Bootable USB Flash Drive took about the same time. NO problems yet - am satisfied so far.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 706
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 15014
       29 Jul 2015 #1650

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    MS record's everything.
    They know exactly where each and every copy of 10 is and who has it.

    They know all the hardware on the 'puter it is installed on. If any part is replaced, they will know it.
    Too bad that they don't even treat it like if we don't know about it!
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