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Presumably installing from the ISO will bypass this check though?

 

depends if the iso produces a boot disc or if the previous version of windows has to be running before the upgrade.Just found this on the windows 10 upgrade site .How often does the report run.The report runs automatically about once a month. If you've recently installed apps or devices, or made changes to your PC, the report might not reflect these changes. Great, but no way to force a fresh scan.

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I'm about to upgrade from the 32-bit to the 64-bit. Turns out that once you have upgraded to 10 32-bit you can then reinstall cleanly with a 64-bit ISO that you can download. Not sure if it will all go swimmingly, but as I have just received my 8Gb of RAM from Hong Kong I might as well go for it (32-bit limits to 3,25 Gb max).

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depends if the iso produces a boot disc or if the previous version of windows has to be running before the upgrade.Just found this on the windows 10 upgrade site .How often does the report run.The report runs automatically about once a month. If you've recently installed apps or devices, or made changes to your PC, the report might not reflect these changes. Great, but no way to force a fresh scan.

 

You can run setup from the ISO on a live system to perform the upgrade.

 

You can even copy the ISO contents to another partition and run it from there, its how I upgraded from 7.

 

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I'm about to upgrade from the 32-bit to the 64-bit. Turns out that once you have upgraded to 10 32-bit you can then reinstall cleanly with a 64-bit ISO that you can download. Not sure if it will all go swimmingly, but as I have just received my 8Gb of RAM from Hong Kong I might as well go for it (32-bit limits to 3,25 Gb max).

 

I take risks buying RAM one stick at a time, or using completely different sticks in dual-channel, or getting them from CEX :hihi: but NEVER buying from Hong Kong.

 

I did risk getting a Chinese brand mSATA SSD for my router, but only because its pretty hard to get hold of small mSATA SSDs at all and being a router it wouldn't get heavy use beyond booting and a few logs.

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You can run setup from the ISO on a live system to perform the upgrade.

 

You can even copy the ISO contents to another partition and run it from there, its how I upgraded from 7.

 

---------- Post added 14-08-2015 at 17:24 ----------

 

 

I take risks buying RAM one stick at a time, or using completely different sticks in dual-channel, or getting them from CEX :hihi: but NEVER buying from Hong Kong.

 

I did risk getting a Chinese brand mSATA SSD for my router, but only because its pretty hard to get hold of small mSATA SSDs at all and being a router it wouldn't get heavy use beyond booting and a few logs.

 

Well, the risk was well worth it, 12$ for 8Gb DDR2 240 pins 1066 mhz including postage ;) Works like a charm and turns out to be Samsung gear (or a VERY good copy).

 

Unfortunately though it wouldn't accept my product key, so I am now running an unactivated Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. Anybody got any 'tips' on that, please PM me!

 

Have to say that the performance is quite a bit smoother now, but the whole box is still limited by my ancient GPU/CPU so I will have to do a full upgrade not too far in the future.

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Unfortunately though it wouldn't accept my product key, so I am now running an unactivated Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. Anybody got any 'tips' on that, please PM me!

 

Sorry, did you upgrade over an existing Windows 7 or 8.1 installation, or was this a clean install?

 

I tried a clean install, and it would not accept my Windows 7 / 8 key therefore would not activate. I had to run the Windows 10 installer from within an existing Windows 7 or 8 OS for activation to complete successfully.

 

And make sure you're using the correct upgrade media too, depending on whether you're currently running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, Home or Professional edition

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Its not supposed to accept 7/8 keys for clean installs, as it has to use the currently running 7/8 with the activation server to create an upgrade license.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-quietly-rewrites-its-activation-rules-for-windows-10/

 

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Well, the risk was well worth it, 12$ for 8Gb DDR2 240 pins 1066 mhz including postage ;) Works like a charm and turns out to be Samsung gear (or a VERY good copy).

 

Unfortunately though it wouldn't accept my product key, so I am now running an unactivated Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. Anybody got any 'tips' on that, please PM me!

 

Have to say that the performance is quite a bit smoother now, but the whole box is still limited by my ancient GPU/CPU so I will have to do a full upgrade not too far in the future.

 

At that price I can certainly agree.

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Sorry, did you upgrade over an existing Windows 7 or 8.1 installation, or was this a clean install?

 

I tried a clean install, and it would not accept my Windows 7 / 8 key therefore would not activate. I had to run the Windows 10 installer from within an existing Windows 7 or 8 OS for activation to complete successfully.

 

And make sure you're using the correct upgrade media too, depending on whether you're currently running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, Home or Professional edition

 

Yeah that is the issue, to go from 32 to 64 you need to do a clean install and that killed the key. I am sure I will find some way around it!

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Yeah that is the issue, to go from 32 to 64 you need to do a clean install and that killed the key. I am sure I will find some way around it!

 

You need to put the 64 Bit version of your original 7/8 whatever it is and upgrade to 10 64 Bit. Your 7/8 key will work on both so wont have to buy another key.

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Yeah that is the issue, to go from 32 to 64 you need to do a clean install and that killed the key. I am sure I will find some way around it!

 

If you have the win7 key then you could download the win7 x64 iso, install and enter your key as it should accept it and then update it.

 

Then you could then either wait for the windows 10 icon to pop up to tell you that win 10 is available or you could force it to download straight away.

 

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/72714/20150729/cant-wait-for-windows-10-heres-how-to-force-your-system-to-update.htm

 

Or

 

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-install-windows-10-now-upgrade-gwx-flashing-update-3575135/

 

When downloaded be sure to select upgrade now.

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Its not supposed to accept 7/8 keys for clean installs, as it has to use the currently running 7/8 with the activation server to create an upgrade license.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-quietly-rewrites-its-activation-rules-for-windows-10/

 

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At that price I can certainly agree.

 

 

Great find Alex - I am running out of backup storage space so I was thinking about doing a CloneZilla to another drive and trying an update that way!

 

I have also noticed that I recently had to activate Windows 7 again after installing a new printer (or I've been hacked! :hihi:) And the drive with the insider preview is having "issues" and having EasyBCD on two drives may also be an issue!

 

Just to add, I thought I would try the NVidia 'autorecognise your GPU' in the drivers section - needed Java installing - installed java tried again then not working - why? Edge does not support Java!:gag:

 

Oh and now I know what the pricing is for Win10Pro if you don't have a valid key £189.99!!!

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Third cumulative update to leave my laptop unbootable. On this occasion the laptop gets as far as the login screen and that is it. There is no wireless connection and no num lock and mouse and touch pad are rendered inoperable.

 

Back to my previous image and I have now deferred all updates until I can establish why I am getting this continual loop of updates breaking the OS

 

In the meantime I have been looking to breakaway from MS and have been impressed with Linux Mint 17 on an old laptop... :)

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