SOLVED Fresh install with newer W10 ISO


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https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/avoiding-the-media-creation-tool.12754/#post-63245

Hi all,

the link above is more of a reference for me as I am slow on certain things (read my signature! :D).

Please bear with me on this as it requires explanation.

1: On my main PC I initially installed W10 using the update tool, updated from W7 no problems there!.

2: I downloaded a German language 32 bit ISO (yes I know, please shoot me!) although I have a 64 bit PC and burnt that to a DVD. I did a complete disk wipe with the DVD and installed W10 no problem. (I can add the English language no problem but it still stays in German in part!).

3: Now if I try and install W10 directly again (skipping past the W7 install first) with a 64 bit USB version of W10, it tells me that the W7 key isn't valid, if I try with the 32 bit DVD version of W10 (in German), it installs no problem without the need to install W7 first.

4: I can only do a complete fresh install of W10 with the 32 bit German version but would prefer 64 bit over 32 bit in English (my native language).

5: How can I get around this problem as my digital signature seems to be stuck on the 32 bit version?.

6: Here are my PC's specs (I currently have the 64 bit version installed but I must install W7 first!):
pc specs.JPG


Any suggestions people?. :)
 
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Sure...

Press Win key + R to open a run box
Type SLUI 3 and press "Enter"

Then add your key there to dialog and proceed to completion.

WIndows 10 home :( My wife's laptop came with that nonsense installed, you can buy a cheap as chips Windows 10 Pro license on Amazon just as a FYI.

Tip: you can use the Windows 10 ISO Download Tool to bypass the media creation tool altogether. See the Useful Software/Downloads List topic

I downloaded a German language 32 bit ISO (yes I know, please shoot me!)
Sure ;)
 
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Its Friday, Don't work too hard at hardly working ;)

Have a nice day.
 
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Press Win key + R to open a run box
Type SLUI 3 and press "Enter"
HI Data,

downloading the 64 bit ISO file now. :p

At what point do I do the above?, I want to boot directly from the USB drive and install W10 that way, do I ignore the request for my W7 number and do the above once fully installed?. o_O

Thanks. :)

I was looking at the price of W10 keys on eBay yesterday, I cannot believe how cheap they are, are they fully legal?, one price I saw was Euro 4.88. There is also an eBay guarantee!. :D

Nice song btw!. :p
 
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At what point do I do the above?, I want to boot directly from the USB drive and install W10 that way, do I ignore the request for my W7 number and do the above once fully installed?. o_O
Yes.

I was looking at the price of W10 keys on eBay yesterday, I cannot believe how cheap they are, are they fully legal?, one price I saw was Euro 4.88. There is also an eBay guarantee!. :D
I simply dont use/like eBay, I dont care about their guarantees and to me aren't worth the pixels on the screen. Amazon are better and less chance to get shafted.
 
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Hi Data,

thanks, everything works as expected after fresh install and entering the W7 number with the command provided above. :p

Have marked as solved. :D
 
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Just to add, on my 2nd PC (laptop), I used the same USB stick and this time I didn't even need to enter my W7 key?, it activated anyway!.. :D
 

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