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And Hazelnut, where is that link to download Win10 directly from Microsoft? I thought you posted it, that's where I got Win10 from, but I can't find that post now.

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Yes, How To Geek is the site but I don't see any link there to directly install Win 10 like I did . I just see stuff about ISOs.

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Yes, How To Geek is the site but I don't see any link there to directly install Win 10 like I did . I just see stuff about ISOs.

Is this the URL that you are referring to: http://www.howtogeek.com/197559/how-to-install-windows-10-on-your-pc/

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Yes but that shows how to clean install Win 10 with an ISO, instead of how to normally upgrade to Win 10 online from your current 7 or 8 OS. It was that site, but it showed how to do a dirty install.  :wacko: I upgraded to Win 10 (from that site!) without creating an ISO. Please point me to those same instructions. (Wish I had bookmarked it.)

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 It may be that the Media Creation Tool is no longer available. 

 

Just use the iso file and when you have started the install you will be offered a choice. Choose the one that says Upgrade and Keep Files Settings and Applications.

 

This option will do the same as the tool did.

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Regarding Dual Boot Win 10 (clean install from a USB flash drive) and Win 8.1 64 bit OS, I have just successfully completed this install BUT I did not follow the instructions that I had referred to in an earlier post of mine.

Upgrade from Win 8.1 first so that activation/CD key details from the legitimate Win 8.1 can be stored on the MS data server.

 

So after performing a clean install of Win 10 on a separate HDD with the Win 8.1 SSD HDD still in place and finding out it was NOT possible for activation to take place I needed to eat some humble pie and first commence blowing this clean install away and preforming my Win 8.1 UPGRADE to Win 10. Following this step I am pleased to say that the activation took place as it was supposed too.

 

I am also pleased to state that the Dual Boot Win 8.1 & Win 10 are both behaving themselves.

 

In my case I am using the Boot Manager provided by my motherboard manufacturer to select the OS I wish to boot.

 

Perhaps my documenting mistake may save someone some installation time.  ​  

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Well folks, a minor issue with my Dual boot Win 10 & Win 8.1.

 

Every time I reboot back to Win 8.1 (from either a warm or cold boot) Win 8.1 states there is something wrong with my Drive "F" (where my Win 10 lives, this is a separate/stand-a-lone HDD) and proceeds to scan/repair the drive, no if's or buts, (no option to say no) therefore slowing my boot back to Win 8.1 greatly. Never seems to find or report fixing a problem.

 

I've put up with this "scanning Drive F and finding nothing" now for just over a week, I have not yet been able to find out why so, "to the rescue Macrium Reflect" now I'm back to Win 8.1 for the time being. Thank you Macrium Reflect.   

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Tas,

Maybe consider going Win10 as the main OS and having Win8.1 as a VM.

I've had to get a new VM since Oracle and Win10 didn't play nicely anymore.

Ended up with VMWare Player. Seems to do what I want.  I've got Win7 and 8 as VM's, with Linux planned to follow soon.

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Many thanks hazelnut & mta for the advice. Yes hazelnut page 62 certainly made interesting reading. 

 

However I was not sharing HDD, my Win 8.1 was a SSD and Win 10 installed on a SATA III. Normally I never use Hibernation on desktops but after reading those posts I'm not sure about "fast start".

 

For the time being I'm running Win 10 as an normal textbook upgrade from Win 8.1 and that is running very well with no issues.

 

I'll get back to testing the new 1052 Build via the insider prog. perhaps next week.   

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Tas, don't go too far into this dual-boot thing, you'll ran the risk of the banner passing from @login123 to yourself as to 'go to guy' for all things dual-boot. :D

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Tas, don't go too far into this dual-boot thing, you'll ran the risk of the banner passing from @login123 to yourself as to 'go to guy' for all things dual-boot. :D

 

Not me, mta.  Everything I know I learned from Hazelnut & Tas.  

 

Dual booting that UEFI system at that time was a bit like wrestling a grizzly bear.  

Even if you survive, you sort of want to avoid it next time.  

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Even if you survive, you sort of want to avoid it next time.  

 

couldn't agree more.

the effort ends up not being worth the benefit.

that's why I'd rather VM's.

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mta.............you're probably right, it's just that "dual booting" brings back memories of having fun with Windows 3.x and learning to use IBM OS2Warp (showing my age now) I was even a member of an OS2 users club in back in 1992.............ouch!!  :rolleyes:

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you are right about the feeling conquering dual-booting gives you.  there is a 'huh! take that Microsoft - I just got two OS's on one PC - am I cool or what' feeling.

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Boy Genius just reviewed this little tweak application for windows 10. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks a lot like TweakXP which I used to love back on Windows XP

 

http://flip.it/gZKom

 

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I've done all my privacy tweaks etc manually just in case an update comes along that may alter something.

 

I see yesterday there was an update for Home Premium that allowed you to turn off auto updates for apps only.

 

Previously it had been greyed out  ( an error apparently)

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two nice free antispy/privacy tools for w10 --> both portable
 
o&o shutup10 in german, english and french
 

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for this i have no english site found, look at the german page
w10privacy in german,english and french

 

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--> the primary focus of w10privacy stands on settings for Windows 10 and its apps (eg the new browser "Edge"), it will if necessary but gradually analog features for Windows 8.1. integrated.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/07/28/microsoft-windows-10-should-you-upgrade/

 

- I will follow the given in this article and wait for a more stable Win 10.

- Windows on a Phone ? Isn't Windows simply too "heavy" for a Phone ? How many windows phones are (still) sold and around ?

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- I will follow the given in this article and wait for a more stable Win 10.

 

:)

 

Home Users Are Guinea Pigs --> very lovely

 

with a major update coming in October that’s the month I’d circle in my calendar --> :)

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