Help with New Windows 10 Install

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by vick911c, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. vick911c

    vick911c MDL Novice

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    Hey Guys, need a little help. I own an old HP Laptop that I haven't been able to use in almost a year. Originally came loaded with Windows Vista x64... upgraded a few years back to windows 7 ultimate edition and used MTKV to activate. Laptop crashed and I haven't been able to recover it no matter what I do.

    I'd like to install a fresh copy of windows 10... pro or enterprise. I don't mind the bloat ware as I hope I can manually uninstall all those later. Ultimately main concern is to be able to activate it somehow.
    Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction.

    I've been trying to read up on the forum and educate myself but I'm a bit clueless with all the builds and if I can even install a fresh copy and activate it...or if i need first install a copy of windows 7 again and then do an upgrade. Again I'd appreciate any help. Thanks guys.
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    You only have to get hands on The latest iso from microsoft and you can enter your serial at setup from windows 7 The only question is witch version of windows 7 you have an serial for ? if you have an ultimate you can download windows 10 pro iso if you have windows 7 pro you need the home edition of windows 10 :tea:
     
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  3. vick911c

    vick911c MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply. At the moment I just started a system recovery. I think It will boot me up into windows vista again since that is what my laptop originally came with. If that is the case, can I once again re-install windows 7 and use MTKV to activate? and then from there proceed to windows 10 install like you suggested?
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Yeah that is also an way to get your windows 10 activated and going ;)
     
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  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    He doesn't have serial for windows 7 laptop came with vista he then said upgraded to windows 7 ultimate edition and used MTKV to activate ( which is not Possible)
     
  7. urie

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    I would suggest install windows 7 ultimate and use Daz loader to activate then you will qualify for genuine windows 10 upgrade.
     
  8. vick911c

    vick911c MDL Novice

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I'll go ahead and install windows 7 ultimate and use Daz Loader to activate...

    Can you guys point me to a link for the Windows 10 I should use? It should be pro or enterprise correct? Need x64 and don't mind the bloatware. Thanks again guys.
     
  9. urie

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    If you install windows 7 ultimate then you qualify for pro upgrade (enterprise versions of windows do not qualify for free upgrade )
    once windows 7 in installed and validated you can either let windows 10 download onto you machine and do up grade or look at
    How-to-upgrade-from-W7-8-1-without-going-through-the-complete-upgrade-process
    Also you will find windows 10 multiple editions links in Paul's "X" files
     
  10. vick911c

    vick911c MDL Novice

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    Thanks again for the reply. Just loaded windows 7 ultimate x64 onto laptop. Trying to figure out which Windows 10 version to download from Paul's "X" Files... Can anyone explain what the difference between these files is? Don't understand what en-gb is or N editions?

    Thanks again for all your help guys. Much appreciated.


    en windows 10 multiple editions version 1511 x64 dvd 7223712


    en-gb windows 10 multiple editions version 1511 x64 dvd 7223718


    en windows 10 n multiple editions version 1511 x64 dvd 7223830


    en-gb windows 10 n multiple editions version 1511 x64 dvd 7223843
     
  11. vick911c

    vick911c MDL Novice

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    I'm guessing from what I've gathered is that EN-GB is british English... and the N editions don't have Media Player etc... installed? Am I right?
     
  12. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Yeah you are right :tea:
     
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  13. vick911c

    vick911c MDL Novice

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    Got windows 10 activated and working guys! Just wanted to say thank you to you all. Appreciate the help! Thanks again.