Quickest way to put Windows 10 on this system

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by japantech, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. japantech

    japantech MDL Novice

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    HP desktop - 1 year old.

    There was Windows 7 on it.

    New HDD. I want to put Win 10 on it - clean install. What is the quickest way of doing this via DVD?
     
  2. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    If you have just the plain DVD the normal setup is the quickest way.

    If you can connect the new HDD as Second drive, you can spare a lot of time using

    imagex /apply or DISM /apply-image
     
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  3. japantech

    japantech MDL Novice

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    hi TS, thanks for your reply.

    I seem to be caught in a vicious loop of

    "it looks you started an upgrade and booted from installation media. If you want to continue withe upgrade remove the media from your Pc and click Yes. If you want to
    perform clean installation instead click No"

    Then when I get to clean install I get

    "windows setup could initialise the deployment engine"


    This ISO file is only 3.78GB - does that sound right?
     
  4. Mansome

    Mansome MDL Novice

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    Make sure your booting from the disk not starting the install from within Windows 7. Make sure that Windows 7 drive isnt even plugged in. If your using build 1511 at least you can enter the product key and activate later.
     
  5. japantech

    japantech MDL Novice

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    ok thanks would you have a link for a Windows 10 iso? I am still dubious as to the validity of the copy I've downloaded.
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    for all official files click my sig
     
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  7. japantech

    japantech MDL Novice

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    Download from Microsoft worked great.

    No activation needed - I guess it was picked up from the BIOS?
     
  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #10 lobo11, Jan 19, 2016
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    Yes it read Win 7 HWID (Hardware ID) and activated it, your good to go:D
     
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