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Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 13:32
GfK
Anybody got an unused Win 10 Pro licence key they wanna sell?
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 13:32
Dabz
I bought an OEM from Ebay for a tenner... Code and DVD... Worked charm!

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Intel Core i5 6400 2.7GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB), 8Gig DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 64bit
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 13:38
Dabz
Sorry, it was £20... The seller did have loads of Windows 10 OEM's for sale when I was on there... But alas, looks like they've had a take down:-

"We had to remove this listing from the site and you're not required to complete the transaction. If you've already sent payment, the sale should process as normal and you don't have anything to worry about. If you have any questions about delivery, please check tracking or contact your seller. If you run into any trouble along the way eBay is here to help. Please visit the Resolution Centre to help resolve any problems you may encounter."

^In my Purchase History!

Lucky there wasnt I!

Dabz

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Intel Core i5 6400 2.7GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB), 8Gig DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 64bit
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 13:46
GfK
Its an option...
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 14:21
GfK
To cut a long story short...

I bought this laptop a couple of years ago now - it came with Windows 8.

When Windows 10 appeared, it nagged and nagged until I gave in and updated it - I had Windows 10 Pro. All good. Then the Creator's Update came along...

It will not install. In the end I tried the "reset Windows" option. Which did indeed reset it - to Windows 10 Home. The Creators update still didn't install. :/

This laptop didn't come with a Windows Licence Key. It isn't on a sticker on the bottom, nor is it under the battery. There simply isn't one. I know there are ways of finding your licence key and I've done that, but trying to use that key to then install Windows, says it's an invalid licence key.

So I have a feeling that all of my woes stem from using a version of Windows 10 that was upgraded from Windows 8. The only way forward now is to acquire a new licence key (which Microsoft want, and are not getting over £200 for).

And yeah... if Linux fully supported all Windows software I'd be installing Linux right now, because I'm at the end of my rope with Microsoft's crap.
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 14:43
GfK
Hadn't thought about that to be honest. We'll see how we go with the current reinstall.
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 15:55
GfK
It's at 18%

I repeat... IT IS AT 18%!! 21% NOW!!!! \o/
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 16:02
GfK
Bastard thing is still at 21%. Think I'll just leave it to do whatever it's doing overnight. Then smash it to bits.
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 16:20
TomToad
If you upgraded during the free period, then you shouldn't need a key. if I remember correctly, when it asks for a key, you just skip and install anyway. Once it logs onto the internet, it will grab the proper key from Microsoft and validate your copy automatically.
Posted : Sunday, 01 October 2017, 16:25
GfK
Yeah I did. The installation didn't even ask for a key - it just activated itself. But it's Win10 Home now, not Pro as it was before. I dunno how that's happened.

I've had issues recently with my SSD completely disappearing from the system so if this is still stuck tomorrow morning I've got a 1TB HDD on standby, though several drive scans have found no errors. It's all very strange.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 01:00
GfK
Ten hours later.... still 21%.

Think it's safe to say it's not working.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 01:09
Dabz
Nothing worse really!

I mean, once upon a time, you might of got some sort of error message, send a report in, that sort of setup... Now though, when something goes tits up, it either just sits there looping like a mental, or you just get a text box with something like "Erm, shit, you gonna have to see your system administrator, but I doubt they'll have a clue either mind" and thats it!

Technology... It amazes me every day!

Dabz

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Intel Core i5 6400 2.7GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB), 8Gig DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 64bit
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 02:14
GfK
Or "launch the Windows Troubleshooter which will actually tell you fuckall. You may as well ask the cat".
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 02:30
rockford
Has the Windows Troubleshooter ever, in its entire history, been able to diagnose (let alone fix) a fault on Windows?
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 02:54
Jayenkai
Similarly "F1 for help" regularly just pops up a "Sorry, can't load that version of help. It's 2 months old, and Microsoft have decided to go in a completely different direction for Help files." requester.

When you have to make a webpage dedicated to you having fucked something up.. ... DON'T FUCK IT UP IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!

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Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 03:31
GfK
Can it be coincidence that my laptop is blue? o_O
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 04:18
Jayenkai
Hwaa wee
Hooowawee
Hweywee
*gives up*
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 05:22
GfK
Well, looks like it all installed perfectly, first time, using the original HDD (which it turns out is 500GB, not 1TB).

But yeah.... frowning at my 250GB Samsung 840 Evo just now.... -_-
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