Activating Windows 10 Core (Build 9926)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Bezalel, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    I tried to install Windows 10 on my 16GB tablet and since space is at a premium I decided to install Core rather than Pro. The problem I'm having is that I can't find a product key to activate it. Has MS released a key yet for the core edition?
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Nope, but you can use Windows 8.1 Core GVLK along with any KMS emulator.

    P.S choosing Core over Pro doesn't give you much advantage regarding space; go for WIMBoot.
     
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  3. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    I'm already using WIMBoot. I noticed the same thing regarding space, Core is only saving about 100MB. I guess it's back to Pro until MS releases a core key.
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Is you Tablet an x86/Intel? And, could you use an 32 or 64GB TF-Card? If so, you may could be able to move the OS to the TF-Card. But in that way, the use of an Type 10 Card is highly recommended because of the writing speed.
     
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  5. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    The Micro-SD slot is not bootable. Anyways I think I've gotten about as much space as I can. The factory (8.1 w/Bing) image was 5.2GB and I got it down to 2.5GB for a base image with drivers.
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    On some of those chinese x86 Tablets the TF-Cards are bootable, but on ARM Tablets.
     
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    core
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  9. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    As jayblok's video shows yes its possible and it works OK.
    Mines is a little less responsive than in the video, but that's probably a driver thing.
    Just make sure your using a powered USB hub, with a keyboard, and that you have the HP drivers ready before you start. ;)

    @Bezalel and pisthai
    Why would you want to install the OS on an SD Card :confused:
    I've had 3 tablets here ASUS Vivotab Note 8, HP Stream 7 and a cheapo Linx 7 and while the best Class 10 SD's I've tried are close to the internal eMMC's read times, the write times are a lot slower.
    Wouldn't it make far more sense to have the OS on the fastest drive and your files on the slower one. Not to mention the security of removing them from the tablet when necessary.
     
  10. yukikochan

    yukikochan MDL Novice

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    If the system has core as the main stall os you can do the windows update upgrade to core version of the beta
     
  11. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    If I understand your question correctly, your asking about upgrading the installed OS to Windows 10 ?

    I don't think that will work. :(
    I've seen loads of people complaining about 'Not Enough Room' or 'Compressed File Errors' my guess is their trying that upgrade,
    All of these little tablets have limited room (16/32gb) made worse by the recovery partition and they work from a Winboot image. Which is basically a compressed install Wim.
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Sure an Class 10 Write time is ~10MB/s while Class 6 ~6MB/s and so on! The fastest write with an Class 10 I was getting were on Desktop with 16MB/s!!

    To use an TF Card for an OS would be only interesting if you like to have an alternative OS available without the need to change the Main OS!! That you'll have slow speed, is simply true!
     
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  13. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Good point, never thought of that. :worthy:

    Could be 'interesting project' running Win 311 off an SD Card on a 7" tablet. :p