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    Wiping clean a win 10 computer without a boot record.

    While testing a Win 10 Home upgrade to a Win 10 Pro system, the boot record, configuration, and whatever was destroyed. I've spent about a week with tremendous, patient assistance from the Install board of this forum without success. I'm going to return the 2nd system to the manufacturer...
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    I thought I'd give it a try. I chose the path stating I had a running Win 10 Pro system. For an upgrade, I was told to remove the Install disk, boot up, and then use Windows Setup. Of course, I can't boot without that DVD. It was worth a try, anyway. My next question is how to wipe a 2nd...
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    I forgot to express my gratitude for all the assistance you guys have poured out to me.
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    Following is a synopsis of the screens using the DVD with no magic marker writing: 1) Press any key to boot from CD or DVD 2) The Windows icon displayed for 20 - 30 seconds 3) Dialogue box to enable changing Language, Time, Keyboard 4) Install Now with focus Changed focus to Repair your...
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    Yes. I clicked on the Repair rather than the Install button, per rgedit32's instructions. I'll go through it again to make sure.
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    I assume I downloaded the correct file: Windows.iso (3,638,820,864 bytes) A normal boot, without the DVD, results in a 0xc000000f error. With the latest burned disk inserted I get the screens regedit32 described, unitil the final screen I described. At this point ,I am almost ready to throw...
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    That 'anchor' used to be a refurbished HP AIO. The boot with an unblemished DVD again displayed the four available commands.
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    BTW, I assume writing. "Win 10 ISO" on the surface of the DVD with a Magic Marker would not impact its functionality in any way
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    My desktop anchor booted up, and displayed the four commands available with 'bootrec / rebildbcd'. Sighhhhhh!!!!
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    I guess I'm beginning to show a glimpse of my depth of knowledge in this area. Indeed, right clicking on the windows.iso file downloaded from from the link regeit32 supplied provides a "Burn disc image" option. Will that provide a bootable installation disk? If not, how do I overcome that hurdle?
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    ' I tried ImgBurn with the same labor intensive, non-productive results. As to a Home built in burner : Windows DVD Maker isn't supported on Windows 10. To create DVD-Video or Blu-ray discs compatible with home-theater components, try using an app. Select the Start  button and then choose...
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    Remember, I can't boot the target system so I can't navigate to the Device Manager. The source system is an ATPI iHAS124 W ATA Device. The software is BurnAware Free. It claims it can burn bootable DVDs.
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    Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Upgrade, but lost boot record

    ... and the drama continues ... CD-ROM Device Driver for IDE (Four Channels Supported) (C) Copyright Oak Technology Inc. 1993-1996 Driver Version : V340 Device name : BANANA No Drivers found, aborting installation Device driver not found: 'BANANA' No valid CDROM device drivers selected
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