Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by MR CHILLED, Jan 15, 2014.
I've always disabled fast boot for years now
deleted my music folder in my secondary hard drive lmao.
I have no idea how, or why..
Upgraded to 1909 a few nights ago, no issues thus far and surprisingly MS has reset my security settings, that I know of
I fooking hate hate windows , hate Mac more and can't be arsed with Linux although I do have it and have used it on my triple boot Alienware laptop ( Win 7 , XP and linux) just to see if I could do it and I could
I used virtual systems in case you were wondering .
XP was the best until they stopped support.
That’s slightly terrifying. *checks his drives*
Most likely failed write to hard drive, screwed up some aspect of the partition, run chkdsk /f /r, then run hddscan and check for smart errors.
3/3 for me on release day. Zero issues with the kids gaming over the weekend.
The only one yet to be done is the wife and she has one of those horror shows of a PC to work with - icons literally from one side of the desktop to the other (dual screens) and you have to search to find a blank spot to click on, her physical desk is like that as well.........
Computers don't fix our individual quirks, merely amplify them.
Efficient people become more efficient. Disorganised people on the other hand...
Fences, by Stardock.
Free upgrade still works.
Yeh been doing it for ages and hasnt changed. Can also do fresh installs using 7 and 8 keys. 10 makes them more money so the more on it the merrier.
actually I'm curious if i get a new pc and don't include an OS so it's blank would I be able to reformat the old pc and install win 7 to the new one and just use the anytime upgrade for win10?
or this pushing things a bit?
Just install 10 using the key for 7.
that's what i was thinking. but i'm not sure if you can re-use the same win 7 key over multiple computers. wouldn't I have to reformat my old one so Microsoft can't trace the key back to an active system?
If it was going to get blocked, the same thing that would block you from using the key to install 10 on the new system would block you from installing 7 on the new system as well. So you might as well cut out the middle man and just put 10 directly on the new machine, it'll either work or it won't.
I haven't even tried it yet since I don't have the new system.
I'm just asking if it's possible.
It'd be a good way of cutting out potentially 100 bucks or so from the build so i can put that extra 100 towards the CPU or something lol.
Unfortunately there are still a few variables, the type of key you have now, how many uses it's had, whether it's bound to hardware or not etc etc. Until you try you're not really going to know.
I would have only taken the anytime upgrade once by the time i get the new system (Unless I need to reformat for some reason).
How would it be bound to hardware?
When windows activates it takes a look at the hardware you're on, generates a hash value that represents that combination of hardware and registers it against your license key. If the value changes too much, generally caused by swapping things like the motherboard, it is no longer considered to be the same computer, and microsoft will no longer automatically activate using that license key. But again that depends on what sort of key it is, retail, oem, something else entirely.. Even at that point you can sometimes call the microsoft activation line and talk them into activating it for you manually, but again, depends on the type of key and the circumstances.