Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby Derryn Hinch on Sat 21/Nov/15 12:21pm

Philthy wrote:I've got it running with no drama on an old xp laptop. Did a clean install of 64 bit win 10 and it's good, plenty fast even with the old HDD and just 4 gig RAM. Runs AutoCAD 2016 ok too. Just had to download a couple of drivers and it's sweet. Only prob was connecting to existing homegroup, just had to delete old one and create new one with win 10 and join the other laptop to that.


Did you pay for win10 or get it some other way?
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby Philthy on Sat 21/Nov/15 12:44pm

I installed win 7 then upgraded immediately. Worked a treat
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby Wobbler on Sat 21/Nov/15 9:48pm

So clean fresh install on an ssd now, so much faster now I'm super stoked.


So random question. I used to run raid 1 on a pair of drives, they are not going to be used separately for storage. How the shit do I wipe them both properly :eh: windows wont let me run both of them at the same time and insists they are the same drive etc but even with one in at a time I cant use disk manager to totally nuke the contents of the drive. I'm assuming there is some residual raid stuff partitioned off somewhere that is making it mad.
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby danose on Sun 22/Nov/15 9:03am

Philthy wrote:I installed win 7 then upgraded immediately. Worked a treat


the new build that came out last week now supports upgrade activation using a win7/win8 key whilst doing a clean install - so it's no longer necessary to upgrade from win7, let it activate then do a clean install. Saves a lot of time - does mean downloading another 6gb using the media creation tool though
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby dwgknz on Wed 11/May/16 6:57pm

Someone installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Now its a buggy slow running POS. What can I do? Intelligent Vorbsters please help me.
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby Wobbler on Wed 11/May/16 7:05pm

do a clean install
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby dwgknz on Wed 11/May/16 7:08pm

Too difficult, any easier option? Got stuff like Office 16 through old workplace HUP which I wouldn't be able to reauthorise without email address and Acrobat Pro hooked to an account I no longer have access to too......

*correction - in light of recent posts I'd like to clarify that I do not pretend to know more than Wobbler, I just CBF with a clean install.

Unless of course it doesn't mean delete everything and start again, then I'm just mistaken.
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby Wobbler on Wed 11/May/16 7:13pm

Dont have the HUP codes in a personal email somewhere, it prompts you pretty hardout to email them? You might be able to pop them out

You are not supposed to be using the hup bizzo if you've left anyway so might as well high seas that shit
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby Malcy on Wed 11/May/16 8:04pm

dwgknz wrote:Too difficult, any easier option? Got stuff like Office 16 through old workplace HUP which I wouldn't be able to reauthorise without email address and Acrobat Pro hooked to an account I no longer have access to too......

*correction - in light of recent posts I'd like to clarify that I do not pretend to know more than Wobbler, I just CBF with a clean install.

Unless of course it doesn't mean delete everything and start again, then I'm just mistaken.


DM'd ya fella. BUT the big question would be, what are you using Acrobat Pro for? Do you need the PDF creation tools, and more, or just to deal with reading PDFs? The other bits are easy to solve, and the Pro could be too.
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby danose on Thu 12/May/16 4:19pm

Wobbler wrote:Dont have the HUP codes in a personal email somewhere, it prompts you pretty hardout to email them? You might be able to pop them out


my HUP 2016 installer has the key embedded in the installer (and as part of the filename as well) - never even asks for the key, and as we found last week when we rolled a co-workers personal laptop back from win10 to win7 it seems the activation system is clever enough to be happy re-activating on the same machine
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby Wobbler on Thu 12/May/16 5:47pm

danose wrote:
Wobbler wrote:Dont have the HUP codes in a personal email somewhere, it prompts you pretty hardout to email them? You might be able to pop them out


my HUP 2016 installer has the key embedded in the installer (and as part of the filename as well) - never even asks for the key, and as we found last week when we rolled a co-workers personal laptop back from win10 to win7 it seems the activation system is clever enough to be happy re-activating on the same machine


I did a new HUP 2016 about 2 hours before my post yesterday and it gave me a key. So um, yeeeeeeeeeeeah
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby dwgknz on Thu 12/May/16 8:29pm

Ok, so when that stupid full tile screen comes up, htf do you get back to the good old fashioned desktop?

Windows key + D doesn't work, brings up stupid tile screen
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby dwgknz on Thu 12/May/16 8:30pm

It was - Tablet Mode - shouldn't be a thing
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby Malcy on Thu 12/May/16 8:42pm

Ha! Yeah, Tablet mode, cos you wanted to have Windows 8.1 still, really.....honest.....

Hate that setting myself, but love the multiple desktops too!
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Re: Windows 10: Who's Running It?

Postby swtchbckr on Thu 14/Jul/16 6:21am

dreddge....

I've just said 'yes' to the upgrade from 7 to 10, cos it's telling me the offer runs out on 29 July. Do i REALLY want to move to 10? My son's laptop has it and i hate it. I'm used to 7. We're on 7 at work. Should I bother? I've told it it can do it on Friday, so I still have time to pull out.

I'm on an old (maybe nearly 10 year old) Dell Inspiron, is it just gonna fuck it???

7 is likely to stay supported for at least until I get a new laptop, right?


Pros and cons please?

Also, I wouldn't know where to begin with a clean install.
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