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installing Windows 10

Discussion in 'Software' started by AndyPRK, 15 Nov 2020.

  1. AndyPRK

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    How on earth are you meant to install Win 10 these days ?

    I had a free upgrade from win 7

    I'm looking to buy an SSD.

    Do I buy an SSD with win10 preinstalled ?

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    thanks.

    looking in control panel is says I have a 32 bit OS, but x64 based processor
    I guess its already running it slowly, as I running the wrong OS :cautious:
     
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    A 32-bit O/S will only support 4GB RAM. If you have (or intend to install) more than 4GB, you need to install the 64-bit O/S. Changing from 32 to 64-bit requires a complete, clean install. I would suggest downloading the 64-bit from Micro$oft's website and following the instructions to put it on a bootable USB stick.
     
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    Windows 10 can have digital product keys.
    I created a microsoft account linked to a phone number.

    It seams to be happy, somehow. Probably won't be in 30 days !


    MS site says:
    If you got Windows 10 by...
    Upgrading to Windows 10 for free from an eligible device running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1


    Activation method
    Digital license
    If you associated or signed onto a Microsoft Account or associated your MSA with your digital license, that will be your MSA containing the digital license.
     
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