Did you make this project? When prompted, choose the Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) option.

Don’t select one of the N editions — these lack Windows Media Player. This is intentionally done to give you the best results when completing the labs and tutorials in this book. Since the hardware hasn’t changed since the last activation, Windows 10 should then activate successfully again. Step 5: In the welcome screen, choose your language settings and click the "Next" button to proceed. You’ll see the edition of Window 10 you have in the window opened in Step 1 — Windows 10 Pro, in our example. Step 6: Accept the license terms and click "Next" to proceed. That said, this is more for a clean install.

JZ( ��( ��( ��Z J)h�BR�E <> 3 0 obj Upgrading from one version of Windows to another is rarely a great idea. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you can create one right away. Step 3: Traditionally, your Windows product key can be found on your online order info, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the DVD packaging. This just downloads a small setup tool that will download the required Windows 10 setup files later. If you’re not sure which partition to use, seek help before going any further. You won’t see this product key, but it’s tied to your PC hardware. Select the USB flash drive, or a folder on your PC, to store the Windows 10 setup files. Here’s where you choose the OS’ language, time and currency format, and input method. $4�%�&'()*56789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz�������������������������������������������������������������������������� ?
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For this article, we used the latest preview build ISO, and installed the OS on a empty drive; if you’re doing an upgrade, you may or may not see some of these screens. Step 4: After agreeing to the terms, it will ask if you want to install the upgrade at that moment or schedule it for later. Welcome to Windows 10!

If you choose the repair option, you will end up at a Troubleshoot screen where you can choose to reset your PC and re-install windows (you can either keep or remove your files), or access more advanced troubleshooting options. Find the downloaded MediaCreationTool.exe file in yourDownloads folder and double-click it to run it. Upgrading from one version of Windows to another is rarely a great idea. Step (7): On next screen, you will see two options under the heading “Which type of installation do you want? If you’re happy to continue, click the Format option and click OK on the warning dialog box that appears. Step 9: If you choose to customize the settings, the first page deals with your contact, calendar, input, and location data. When the download has finished, plug in your USB flash drive or insert a blank DVD in your PC’s DVD drive. Second, the Windows 10 upgrade doesn’t provide a product key, so there’s no way to activate it after a clean install.

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Else you can boot using the USB flash drive. Of course, this is more for the curious and those who’ve hung on to previous versions of Windows (ahem, XP); Windows 8.x users and seasoned system builders should have no problems understanding the installation steps. Step by Step, Third Edition.

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