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A clean install of Windows10.



Update information      Edit(Aug.8)

   Yesterday, I had a clean install for my Let’s note. The laptop is CF-J10TYAHR. This product isn’t included the list (T_T).

   For the clean install I need a bootable media of Windows10 which I can make by the media creation tool. I also need a product key of Windows10. But MS says ‘If you upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 on this PC in the past, you won’t have a Windows 10 product key, and you can skip the product key page by selecting the Skip button. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated on this PC by using the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.’ For which I had to an upgrade install to Windows10. It took some doing.

  1. First, backup all on the PC to a USB drive.
  2. Save Device Manager things as images to the USB drive. It might be helpful when you look for drivers for Windows10.
  3. Download the media creation tool. The Link page is very useful.
  4. Run the Tool (You need to be an Administrator on the PC to run it).
  5. Select Upgrade this PC now.
  6. Follow the instructions to finish the upgrade.

   Then, let’s create installation media.

  1. Run the Tool again(You need to be an Administrator on the PC to run it).
  2. Select Create installation media for another PC. Use this table to choose the edition of Windows 10 that you want to create media for.
    Host operating system edition Windows 10 edition
    Windows 7 Starter
    Windows 7 Home Basic
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 8/8.1
    Windows 8.1 with Bing
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 7 Professional
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Windows 8 Pro
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Windows 8/8.1 Professional with Media Center
    Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 8/8.1 Single Language
    Windows 8 Single Language with Bing
    Windows 10 Home Single Language
    Windows 8/8.1 Chinese Language Edition
    Windows 8 Chinese Language Edition with Bing
    Windows 10 Home China
  3. Create installation media.

   Now, I have a boot-able installation media. I install it by normal steps. As above I don’t need the product key. But, if I have the product key of this Windows10, can I make free use of it? Don’t you think so? Or does MS make any traps about this for us?

   After getting Windows10 on the laptop, some modules I installed for some applications.

   Actually, I still have a Yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager. I haven’t found them out about what, yet. Something about WiMAX? Anyway they are no problem for me.

   By the way I felt the same problem about USB drives when I installed Windows8.1. So I did this again.

   Mission complete!! This post is the first one from Windows10. Clap, Clap!

   After installing Windows10, I cannot use HDMI Audio though I see HDMI Video. The vender has not supported the device since Windows8. If someone has a good news, please tell me m(_”_)m.

   I cannot use Windows Photo Viewer, either. So I added the following key to the registry.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Photo ViewerCapabilitiesFileAssociations]
".tif"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" <---- already exists
".tiff"="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" <---- already exists

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