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Aspire S3-391-604 with Win8 eligible for Win10?

Q: Aspire S3-391-604 with Win8 eligible for Win10?

I have an Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 and am wondering if it is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade? (i.e. Was the stock Windows 8.1 installed with the PC actually Win 8.1 RT? How do I find out? Thanks, Jim











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A: Aspire S3-391-604 with Win8 eligible for Win10?

jlandwehr61,

The system in question is not on Acer's eligible model list, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be upgraded. What that means is Acer will not be providing driver support for the upgrade to Windows 10. In fact I upgraded one of our S3-391 notebooks here for Windows 10 use and it is working just fine.

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I have an Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 and am wondering if it is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade?  (i.e. Was the stock Windows 8.1 installed with the PC actually Win 8.1 RT? How do I find out? Thanks, Jim










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A:Aspire S3-391-604 with Win8 eligible for Win10?

jlandwehr61,
 
The system in question is not on Acer's eligible model list, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be upgraded. What that means is Acer will not be providing driver support for the upgrade to Windows 10. In fact I upgraded one of our S3-391 notebooks here for Windows 10 use and it is working just fine. 

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I have an Acer Aspire 5755-9674, which came with Win7.  I got the "Upgrade to Win 10" pop-ups like everyone else, and proceeded.  After the upgrade process, I did a clean install of Win 10.  All is mostly good.I get a random FREEZE once per week or so - there is no pattern. Researching the issue, the first advice is to ensure drivers are all current.  This leads to my question: When running Windows 10 on a laptop which only has driver support for Win 8.1, is it better to use the Acer Win 8.1 drivers, or the Microsoft Win 10 drivers that were installed during the upgrade? For example, my current SATA AHCI Controller driver is a Microsoft driver from 2006!  The Acer driver for Win 8.1 is 2012.  I am concerned that installing a Win 8.1 driver on Win 10 will disable my laptop! Advice or other experiences appreciated.Mike

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I Had Win8.1, tried Win10, had huge problems (Win10 problems and Saitek Drivers non-existent for Win10), went back to Win8.1, Now want to go back 2 Win10 , now that Saitek has newer Win10 drivers for peripherals. (Saitek, was all screwed up refused to make Win10 drivers for a very long time.

Will Win10 install over my Win 8.1 and keep my applications, or will I have to re-load al my applications and programs?

Thanx

I have DCS, IL-2 and also, Steam with Flight Simulators. Also Flight Sticks, etc. Drivers, Software, etc.
All in the Win8.1 install.

A:Had Win8.1, tried Win10, huge problems, back Win8.1, bak 2 Win10

If you use the Media Creation tool to do an upgrade, and as long as you chose "Upgrade this PC now" , you should be fine. The only problems you may encounter are incompatible drivers. You can also create a bootable media, but upgrading it directly is better IMO.

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I am not seeing the windows 10 upgrade option appearing in windows update. How can i get this update to my laptop?

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I've just "recovered" an S400 running Win10 and it restored Win8!  My guess is that it was originally running Win8 and then the owner (a friend who managed to install some viruses!) used the free upgrade to Win10; but the Lenovo recovery system didn't upgrade what needed to be recovered and just went back to whatever was on the laptop when it shipped. So now that we're back at Win8, what do I need to do to get back to Win10 again.  I was pleased that Lenovo had the clever recovery system but am now sad that it doesn't cope with upgrade properly :-(. P.S. If Lenovo are reading this, please add some warnings that this might happen to you online instructions!

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Hey all,

I have been going crazy trying to find the nitty-gritty details of what goes on under the hood with the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 2 I am considering upgrading.

I am aware the many Windows 8.1 devices have OEM Product Keys embedded in the BIOS. I am trying to find information on how Windows 10, if installed from a .ISO bootable media, interacts with this key, and how Digital Entitlement plays into all of this. It's currently hard for me to make sense of a lot of this. Can anyone help clarify how all these elements play with one-another?

Another question regarding this process I have currently: If I use a NEW Windows 10 product key during installation, would the new key replace the previous (8.1 OEM) one in the BIOS?

The more I find out about all this, the more mystery there seems to be to it. I am just trying to find the cleanest way to install Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 2, and this BIOS OEM key and Digital Entitlement vs. Product Key thing is really confusing me. Sorry if this isn't the best place to ask, I'm just pretty lost right now and could really use advice from someone who's really knowledgeable about this stuff, currently.

Thanks all .

A:Win8.1 to Win10 and Win8.1 BIOS Product Keys on SP2?

Activation in Windows 10 - Windows Help

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I have updated my Pavilion from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 (BIG mistake!!).Now I would to revert back to Windows 8. I have a set of recovery disks fromHP that I think can be used to accomplish this? But I want your input.What I want is a complete fresh install of Windows 8 with no remnants ofWindows left on my hard drive.Can this be done, and how do I do it? HP has never let me down in the pastfifteen or so years, so please don't start now. 8-)

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Bought as Windows 8 PC, 12/11/16 attempted to do Windows 10 update. Laptop now frozen on HP screen. Need help

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I have been trying every fix possible or either the fixes I find are not compatible w/ my system. My burner is a Toshiba CDDVDW TS-L633N,

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The topic title should already make it clear what I want to ask, but I will ask none the less.

Today I used Internet Explorer and immediately I got a pop-up that advised me to download the file GetWindows10-MSN.exe so that I could upgrade to Windows 10. Now because I have the Homepage of IE set to the official Microsoft website ( Address below. ) I thought it to be save to download that file, and it was. ( 360 TSE - MBAM and Virustotal gave no warning what so ever. )

My IE Homepage: Microsoft ? Official Home Page

Now of course I have not installed it because I know very little about Windows 10 at the moment. So one of my questions is ... is it worth upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. ( Yeah I know it looks like a obvious choice does it, but still. )

An other question is ... if I decide to upgrade to Windows 10 will I keep everything I have on my Desktop, or would I loose everything on both my SSD ( On which I have Windows 8.1. ) and my HDD. Yeah I know DVD are cheap, but if I where to loose everything then I will first need to buy a big pack next week.
 

A:Is it worth upgrading to Win10 from Win8.1?

You have about 30 days to switch back if you don't like it, which is a good thing.

Firstly - You may lose your data due to unforeseen errors. It's a rare occurrence, but you don't want to be a statistic.

Secondly - In a lighter vein, Windows 10 is the biggest Junkware in the world. Be careful when you try to remove Potentially Unwanted Programs, Windows 10 doesn't get removed.

Thirdly - Are you aware that Microsoft wants Windows 10 to aggressively collect as much data about you as possible? This is no different from what Google and others do, obviously, but the exploits and their data collection policies are alarming. If you're privacy conscious, you may want to tweak a few settings during the installation. If you're paranoid about a company's data collection policies - Use a Guide to reduce privacy risk.

It also depends on what kind of computer you have, really. Is it a touchscreen? Are most of your important software Windows 10 compatible?

Everyone on here can give you great advice - better than mine, frankly. They'll list all the pros and cons more accurately, but it really depends on how you feel about using it. Are you comfortable with it? Do you like the smoothness and the interface and the settings? You have to decide it yourself within a month. Nobody can decide better than you yourself, no matter what we say, really.

Like it or hate it, Windows 10 is a good product despite its many exploits, bugs, data policies and flaws.... Read more

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Hi.
We have some computers with Windows 8 installed in a public library for the public to use. They are locked down tight with local GPO and is not in a domain since they need only Internet access. We have now switched to Windows 10 as OS on new computers and I was wondering if I could some how just copy the local GPO from the old Windows 8 computer so I did not have to run through all options and set the them again in order to lock the new computers down as tight due to security. Has anyone any idea if this is possible?

A:Copy local GPO from Win8 OS to Win10 OS

Any ideas, people?

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Can I upgrade my g7-2233cl from Win8 to Win10?

A:Can I upgrade by g7-2233cl from Win8 to Win10?

Hi, Please check the following articles     http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/computer-compatible-windows-10-can-upgrade/    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/feature/windows/windows-10-upgrade-still-free-why-upgrade-windows-10-is-w... There is no drivers supported from HP     http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-g7-Notebook-PC-series/5296086/model/5328135/drivers But this frorum would help you to find missing drivers. Regards.

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I have been trying every fix possible or either the fixes I find are not compatible w/ my system. My burner is a Toshiba CDDVDW TS-L633N,

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I got me a laptop which has Windows10 on it. For personal reasons, and I do not want to start an argument as to why I would want to "downgrade". Can I activate Windows 8.1 with my Windows10 license?

A:Can I use win10 license to activate win8.1?

Short answer - No

Basically every licence is tied to a particular OS and type, Also OEM licences which are the type supplied with new hardware also have additional limitations. You would also have to source drivers for 8.1, which may or may not be available. There have sometimes been included downgrade licences available on previous OS versions( mostly to business, but sometimes to home users), these are not, as far I I know, being offered at all with Windows 10

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A year ago I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 that came with Windows 8.

Unfortunately, I upgraded to Windows 10 several months ago. It has been such a nightmare I want Windows 8 back.
Can I just buy a new copy of Windows 8.1 and clean install it on my laptop? Someone told me once its been upgraded to Windows 10 that I can't do that, but that just doesn't seem right.

I'm not very savvy when it comes to doing a reinstall. I'm not sure what to buy and I want to make sure trying this won't brick my computer. OEM, Full, etc seems like there is so many things to consider when trying to buy just a regular old version of Windows 8.1.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:Can I do a clean install of Win8.1 after upgrading to Win10?

Check whether you have a recovery partition. You could reset to 8.1 from there without any problems with the key, etc. You have a legal 8.1 system. No need to buy an 8.1 key.

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A year ago I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 that came with Windows 8.

Unfortunately, I upgraded to Windows 10 several months ago. It has been such a nightmare I want Windows 8 back.

Can I just buy a new copy of Windows 8.1 and clean install it on my laptop? Someone told me once its been upgraded to Windows 10 that I can't do that, but that just doesn't seem right.

I'm not very savvy when it comes to doing a reinstall. I'm not sure what to buy and I want to make sure trying this won't brick my computer. OEM, Full, etc seems like there is so many things to consider when trying to buy just a regular old version of Windows 8.1

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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I bought 3 win8 keys from MS way back in 2012. Two of them are unused. I can not find the actual keys. They were on a piece of paper I can't find. I do have the "Registration Confirmations" acknowledging the keys will be sent. And I did get them.

Does anyone know if there is anyway I can get those keys?

I have tried googling for a key but everything it shows seems to be a crack of some sort.

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My Y500 will not run many games in Window 10. A few have worked but most will not run. Tried installing with Admin privileges, setting compatibility as suggested but only steam games and Crysis will run. Odd because my desktop comuter running Win 10 seems to run them fine. Most of my games are FPS and are older, COD series and the like. COD2 MW runs in steam but now steam has trouble starting. UT3 works but thats a steam game. 

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Hi

I am new here.

I need to update my laptop and my desktop, both of which are running Windows 8.1 Pro x64. On both computers there is quite a lot of software installed and Window 8.1 is quite old and running rather slowly...

A) I should do a clean install ? If so exactly how do I do this?

OR

B) I should I just follow the instructions on the screen about how to upgrade to Window 10?
And if I do this, after I run the upgrade, will I need to find and re-install all licenses for all my software?
And will I lose all my settings if I do this?

I have already taken a copy of my documents and email files onto an external hard disk. But:
- Should I take a copy of all my documents onto a DVD-R for archive too?
- Should I try to take a copy of the whole disk using a freebie such as Macrium Reflect, in case it all goes wrong?

Anything else I need to know?

J

A:Newbie needs advice moving Win8.1 ==> Win10

Originally Posted by ship69


Hi

I am new here.

I need to update my laptop and my desktop, both of which are running Windows 8.1 Pro x64. On both computers there is quite a lot of software installed and Window 8.1 is quite old and running rather slowly...

A) I should do a clean install ? If so exactly how do I do this?

OR

B) I should I just follow the instructions on the screen about how to upgrade to Window 10?
And if I do this, after I run the upgrade, will I need to find and re-install all licenses for all my software?
And will I lose all my settings if I do this?

I have already taken a copy of my documents and email files onto an external hard disk. But:
- Should I take a copy of all my documents onto a DVD-R for archive too?
- Should I try to take a copy of the whole disk using a freebie such as Macrium Reflect, in case it all goes wrong?

Anything else I need to know?

J



A) The method for doing a clean install is given in the tutorials here: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/

B) If you do an upgrade install, your software should continue to work. There is a chance that some of it won't work properly unless it is re-installed, but that is fairly rare. Most settings should be carried over, but a few may not be.

Saving documents: always a good idea.

Imaging the Windows installation before doing an OS upgrade: always a good idea.

I haven't been following the discussion about when the free upgrade expires, but you're perilously clos... Read more

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Hello

I have a asus vivotab8 that had windows 8.1 on it. I used these reg edits from this post

Power Options - Add or Remove "Min/Max processor state"

to create the minimum and maximum processor state entries on my windows 8.1 tablet power management entries (which didn't have them).

Now that I have updated to windows 10, those power management options have disappeared again. i dont know why they were missing in the intial windows 8.1 and now in the windows 10 upgrade version also. But the registry edits really helped a lot. As my tablet suffers from severe lag otherwise, unless I set minimum cpu to 40%.

I was wondering is it safe for me to use those windows 8 registry edits on the windows 10 operating system to bring them back? As desperately need to set a higher minimum cpu use.

regards

A:Min Processor State in Win10 Missing - can i use win8 fix?

This is the Windows 8 forums. You would do better asking your question in our sister site -- the Windows 10 forums: Windows 10 Forums

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News broke today, 1/12/16, that Microsoft stopped its support for Windows 8, as well as IE. All of this in favor for Windows 10, which has been on the news alot, and even popping up in my computer, like all of you have experiencing.

So if support for Win8 has stopped, two questions I have to ask:

1) Is Windows 10, both getting it and having it, bad?

2) If you want to stick with Windows 8, what can you not do anymore, and what can you do if something happens and you need them?

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Hi everyone, while there seems to be lots of discussion around Win10 and its phoning-home abilities (Windows 10 - Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Win10 Spy Disabler), I've found less info on solidly preventing Win8.1 (and Win7) from downloading Win10 updates in the first place.

I've just spent a bit of time tightening my system to prevent Win10, here are the steps I've taken:

1. remove individual Windows Updates responsible for downloading Win10.
2. delete the hidden folder where Win10 gets stored: C:\$WINDOWS.~BT
3. re-configuring Windows Updates.
4. checking your system with GWX Control Panel.

Here are the steps in detail:
1. I started with the How-To Geek article How to Stop Windows 7 or 8 from Downloading Windows 10 Automatically (which links to the software GWX Control Panel) and AddictiveTips article What Is The $WINDOWS.~BT Folder On My Hard Drive?. Win8 users need to locate and uninstall KB3035583 and KB2976978. Win7 users need to uninstall KB3035583 and KB2952664. Uninstall both updates and reboot.
2. Search for the folder $WINDOWS.~BT located on your C drive and delete this hidden folder.
3. Open Windows Updates > Change Settings, and make sure 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them' is selected. With this option selected you can monitor your future updates to prevent the updates KB3035583, KB2976978, KB2952664 getting reinstalled (see 1st screenshot).
4. Finally I then downloaded GWX Control Pane... Read more

A:Prevent Win8.1 Win7 updating to Win10

@Chigwells

Here is alternative method for W8.1 only.

1. Clean install OS using Media Creation Tool
2. Select "Do NOT download\install Windows updates" option
3. When setting up newly installed Windows, disable "Automatic Windows Updates"
4. When perform very first Windows Updates, hide (right-click on KB) the following updates (NOTE: some KBs shown below are not related to W10 upgrade - search online for KB # to get infos & make list)

NOTE: In configuring Windows Updates you should choose "Download, but let me decide which to install..."


 

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We've applied our corporate image to many Surface Pro 3's without issue.  All of those came with 8.1 out of box.  However, we just received our first new Surface Pro 3 that came with Windows 10 installed. 

After applying our Windows 8.1 image using MDT (the exact same way as we image all our machines, including surfaces), the TPM is locked out and bitlocker protectors aren't added. 

When I try to "Prepare the TPM" manually in TPM.MSC console, I get the message "The TPM on this computer is currently locked out", and I never get the option to Clear, Reset, etc as those remain greyed out.  I've tried leaving the
machine on for over 1 full day and the "timeout" has not expired. 

I don't even know how it's possible that the TPM is locked out.  This was new, freshly unboxed.  Did Win10 do something different with the TPM that Win8.1 doesn't like?  Will we need to do something with our Surface hardware that comes with
Win10 to prepare it before we simply re-image it with our Win8.1 image?
Thanks.

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Does anyone know how to get rEFInd to recognise Windows 10?
Currently it just ignores Windows 10 and boots in Windows. Halfway into the Windows booting, an MS screen (blue) appears asking me to choose between two different Windows 8.1 installations. One of them is in fact the Windows 10. I want to choose from the rEFInd menu at bootup.
Any idea how to achieve this?

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Since I've upgraded from Win 8.1 to Win 10, I can't turn off my PC without getting an exception in .NET Framework, and then a message that it is preventing shutdown. Google shows that this problem isn't exactly new and already happened to some people with Win8, but for some reason I've not been able to find a working solution yet. Does anyone know of a way to fix this other than doing a clean reinstall (which I really don't want)?

I've already tried some ".NET repair tool" from Microsoft, downloaded various offline installers of .NET and tried forcing them to re-install via command line. No luck - they just keep telling me that .NET is already installed, already a part of the OS, or sometimes even "installed but not activated", which is just plain wrong according to the feature selection dialog...

A:.NET framework prevents shutdown after Win8.1 -> Win10 upgrade

I got the same problem too :\

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Note : Please don't ignore this question if you think that it is a wxWidgets application(without reading complete question) and
should look by wxWidgets development community.

Hi,

I work on a wxWidgets application project(say X). It works fine on Win 7 but it crashes on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. 

My application X calls an executable(say Y) as blocking call as mentioned below

wxString lName = WDir + wxT("my.log");
int ReturnCode = 0 ;
wxString lCmd = IDir + wxT("Y.exe -l ") + lName;
ReturnCode = (int)wxExecute(lCmd, wxEXEC_SYNC); //the argument "wxEXEC_SYNC" (alone or with wxEXEC_BLOCK or wxEXEC_NOEVENTS)

In 400 times Y crashes(and so X crashes ) 5 to 6 times and the call stack points "[email protected]()".
When I calls Y in standalone mode(in a test program, Y called by other executable) with the same argument(mentioned above), it does not crash. It crashes
only when 
I call from my wxWidgets application project. In the code(Y) it sometime crashes while creating a file or closing a file.

So, my question is 
"When an application(X) calls an executable(Y) and the executable(Y) do some operation where it requires switching, the Win8.1 or Win 10 system API sends
the parent thread(X) as dead status for Y
and X starts to dispatch the event loop for closing Y but Y suddenly wake up after completing the operation. Since parent(X) thread already detached it as
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Hi

Help answering a few questions please, would be appreciated ...

If I revert from Win 10 back to Win 8.1 by restoring an old Macrium system image, am I going to have any activation issues under Win 8.1?

And given that Win 10 has now been activated on my machine, what'll happen if I keep Win 8.1 until after 29th July next year and then decide that I need/want Win 10 after all? My machine's Win 10 activation is on Microsoft's servers now, so maybe as a result of that, I'll now be able to put Win 10 back after the free upgrade offer deadline? Or will reverting to Win 8.1 undo that ability?

And also, another option for me is to revert to Win 8.1 as suggested above, and then dual boot with Win 10 on a second SSD using as my update license, an old deactivated copy of Win 7 Home Premium Retail that I have from an old machine. How long will it be until the newly publicised option is available to clean install a Win 10 ISO using Win 7 or Win 8 license keys rather than having to do the annoying in place upgrade before being able to clean install?

Thanks

A:Reverting from Win10 using Macrium System Image of Win8.1

Yes you can Restore Windows 8.1 without issue using Macrium..

Since your PC has a recorded windows 10 activation -
you can clean install windows 10 anytime, forever on that PC..
Just skip over when asked for product key..

Yes it is also said the new version will accept 7/8.1/10 product keys as well..

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My Pavilion X360 M1 got messed up big time - all accounts were set to "disabled."  I tried everything I could think of including Ophcrack and Trinity Rescue Disk - no joy. So I executed a recovery - to my astonishment it "recovered" to Win8 rather than the Win10 that came on it when I bought it. How do I get Win10 back without buying a copy?  Thanks

A:My Win10 HP Pavilion x360 restored to WIn8 - how to get Win1...

If it was ever activated with Windows 10 all you need to do is go to the Microsoft Media Creation Tool site and download the installer tool and run it. Windows 10 activation servers keep a record of your computer and WIndows 10 will just activate the first time connected to the internet.  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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This what my disk partitions are:
What are those partitions numbered 2, 3, 4?

I have not changed the partitions from beginning.
In the beginning, while installing win8.1, i partitioned the complete hdd(GPT) like: C, D, E, F, X.
C for Default Windows and D for any other OS for dual boot.

Now, at starting, There was no dual boot; I installed Win8.1 on C, and D was empty. When Win10 prev came, I installed w10 on D with dual boot.
After that I installed different builds of w10 on D few times, but w8.1 was not reinstalled on C, it was as it is after 1st installation.

In Jun2015, I reinstalled w8.1 on C. And I also reinstalled w10 after its release on 29Jul. I'm writing all these because I don't know in which partition the boot manager is. I know in disk management it's showing C, but.....

I don't know why but now-a-days system starting process from pressing "on" key to w8.1 user login screen has became bit slow. After pressing "on" it takes 1min 20secs to reach OS selection screen.

So, I want to remove w10 and it's boot manager (if any) completely; and make the w8.1 just like if it's installed in empty hdd without dualboot.

A:How to remove Win10 compleeeetely from Win8.1 dual boot

3 healthy partitions:
1 of windows 8.1
1 of windows 10
1 of the manufacturer

I don't know about the unallocated partition.

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I've got a question for the Pro's ...

This is regarding my ASUS Tablet with Windows 8.1 Professional x86 installed (Windows is activated of course).

The Tablet currently has Windows 10 reserved and after looking at this post, i took a curious look at the KB used to reserve it and noticed that KB2952664 was applied .

Can anyone let me know as to why Windows Update applied KB2952664 to reserve Windows 10 when that is a Windows 10 Reservation for the Windows 7 x86 systems ???

I am pretty well versed in Computer Hardware and Software (though i am no Master in those fields) and this is kind of a confusing update applied.

I am all ears LOL !

Thanks a bunch!

A:Why WU Reserved Win10 in a Win8.1 System Using a Win7 KB Update??

I'm not sure why Windows applied that update but the update to reserve Windows 10 is KB3035583 for both Windows 7 and 8.1.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...gnin1.0&s=myce

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I'm wondering how to use my migrated Win8 Retail license on my next machine. It will be a few years from now and well past the free upgrade offer.

I've used Showkey and I'm not sure if what it returns will be usable. If memory serves me (don't trust it myself) I think it's either the default Win10 Pro key or my Win8 Key (I'm on Win8 now, will post an image next time I'm on Win10).

The default Win10 certainly won't activate and the Win8 key will not upgrade after 29 July 2016.
The digital entitlement won't be valid - that's for the old machine.

It will most likely require phone activation and that's not a problem. I'll just have to remember that's how Win10 will activate given this scenario.

Remember: it's a Retail licence
I understand and comply with all of the legalese (one machine, remove from old...)

Any thoughts?

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I have Windows 8.1. I booked a Windows 10 before its premiere, and on the release he appeared for download in Windows Update. But I changed my mind and I do not want upgrade. But now I can not install the updates to Windows 8.1 because it always starts install Windows 10 even though it unchecked. I canceled my reservation but it did not help. What should I do?

A:How to stop installation of Win10 but install Win8 updates

Hello after, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you can use the tutorial below to disable the "Upgrade to Window 10" update.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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I've attempted to upgrade an HP Pavillion 15 notebook from Win8.1 to Win10. The process was left running overnight, and on checking this the following morning the pc won't boot past the blue HP logo. The PC halts the boot after the light indicator on the F12 key for wireless changes from orange to blue. Not sure if this is related? I've been into the HP recovery utility (F11) on boot and tried to repair, but this has failed. And there isn't an option to recover to original factory image of Win8.1 as the installed image is showing as Win10. I haven't tried recovering to Windows 10 yet, as didn't think this would help.The PC is a friends and he doesn't think he's got recovery media.  Any help would be much appreciated. Happy to revert to Windows8.1 and forget the idea of going to Win10

A:Win8.1 to Win10 upgrade issue. Stuck at blue HP logo

If he doesn't think he has the recovery media, that means he did'nt create it as he should have. The opportunity to created all the way up to the point of starting the upgrade to Windows 10. The Windows 10 installer wiped the hard disk, which contained the Windows 8.1 syetm partition and the recovery partition. The simplest option would be to buy the usb recovery media from HP. What is the complete product number?  It should be on the rear of the notebook.

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I bought a cheap Acer Aspire computer from Wally World that has Windows 8.1 on it.
I had to have something for internet access while I was rebuilding an XP box.
I figured that I'd do the free Windows 10 upgrade on the Acer once I had
__everything working on the XP box.
 
I have tried 3 different ways of doing the Win10 upgrade, and all 3 spend
__HOURS downloading Win10 and then insist on checking for Win8.1
__updates and installing them before upgrading to Win10, again taking
__HOURS in the process.
 
In all 3 cases, many hours are spent downloading all the updates, and then
__the updates start installing. The progress bar gets to 30%, then a restart occurs.
 
Then I'm told that the updates are being worked on and the progress bar gets to 98%,
__every time.
 
Then I'm told that the updates have failed and many hours are spent putting
__everything back the way it was.
 
I ran sfc /scannow which failed to repair 1/2 dozen files.
 
My only saving grace is that I bought a spare 500G hard drive and used MacriumReflect
__to clone the original drive from Wally World over on to it so that at any time I can
__repeat that process to get my "original" drive back onto the "cloned over" drive.
 
(Obviously, I don't actually touch anything on the original drive except having put Avast AV
__on it, plus Firefox, and MacriumReflect, and using the McAfee uninstaller, which I did before the first cloning).
 
I need to do an upgrade because the UEFI conten... Read more

A:win10 upgrade insists on completing win8.1 updates, which fail

Personally, because you have a backup drive, I would clean install Windows 10 to the new drive. You can download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool . You can pull the key with produkey and use it during the Windows 10 install.
 
You most likely will not need many drivers after the install. If you do then check your Aspire's website for Windows 10 specific drivers. 
 
What is the model number of the Aspire?

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At first I'd like to say hello to everyone here. This is my first post here. It looks like this is the forum I've been looking for a long time. I'm an IT support guy and I hope I get some useful information here or share with you my experience as well.
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Right now I was wondering: I need to install at client's laptop fresh system. Originally it comes with Win 8.1 (already installed but with no updates at all) so I assume the icon with Windows 10 offer will show up after some time but is there any way to bypass downloading the whole bunch of Win8.1 updates and get faster way to switch to the Windows 10? Or maybe downloading first all upadetes in Win8.1 is mandatory?
 

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Hey Guys,
Dont really know if this is the right forum, but figured I would ask anyways.
My issue comes down to not seeing the same network option in Windows 10 as compared to Windows 8. I was wondering if it was put somewhere different.
Win8 Steps:

Select "Change Adapter Settings"(seeing my 2 NICs Wifi and Ethernet) Press the ALT keySelect Advance > Advance SettingsUnder "Adapters and Bridges", you will see Connections that shows the order of the NICs
Windows 10 doesn't show this and was curious why?

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Hello,

The basics (FW/BIOS and HW make) for this post are contained in:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...p-1080977.html

I made dual-boot HP PROBook 450 G3 using ONLY UEFI settings in 64 UEFI BIOS (legacy OSes excluded). I installed two of them: WIN10 64 PRO and WIN8.1 64 PRO.

While passing through BIOS it nicely ends within WIN bootloader showing me two entries: WIN10 and WIN8.1.

While using the same entry from before, it nicely ends up in OS. But while switching from one to another OS, it ALWAYS passes via one more BIOS warm restart/reboot.

The question here: why it does that?

Thank you,
_nobody_

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After upgrading to Win10, and installing all available drivers for my system from support.dell.com, Device Manager shows that an "Other Device" called "PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller" has no driver installed, and cannot find one. From stuff I've found online, it appears I may need the Intel Trusted Execution Engine, but obviously I'm not sure, and I don't know if Intel has even released a version that is compatible with my machine and Windows 10.
The PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller's Hardware ID is: 
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0F18&SUBSYS_06671028&REV_0E
Anybody else have this issue, and has anybody figured out a solution?
Thanks!

A:Upgraded Inspiron 15 3531 from Win8.1 to Win10, need driver for PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller

I have the same issue on a Dell Inspiron 2 in 1 but no solution.  Did you find one?

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Hi!

I have an old Acer Aspire One
A150X netbook with the following specs:

1.6 Mhz Atom chip
1GB RAM
160 GB hdd
8.9 inch screen (1024600)
Windows XP
Does anyone know if it would be possible to run Windows 8 on this computer? I don't expect it to be lightning fast, I'd probably use it for internet browsing, Word, Excel, and to watch some movies...
There is also a recovery partition, would I be able to us this after a clean Windows 8 installation, if it turns out to be too slow?
Thanks.
 

A:Install Win8 on Acer Aspire One

You maybe able to but ,your systems specs are kinda outdated. You can try. If they are to old it will not install. Plus you will need to find drivers for your hardware. GoodLuck.
 

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Hey guys, i'm having a few issues installing a fresh Win8.1 to my aspire e15.
I know the system comes with Acer's recovery partition etc. BUT... what i want to avoid is installing all that Acer bloatware i have a Win8.1 x64 iso with a digitally purchased key that i would rather install than deal with all the extra's.

I have tried previously but failed and i'm looking at swapping out my 1tb into an enclosure and using an SSD for my OS so i'm going to have to deal with this at some point.

As far as im aware my BIOS does not support booting from anything other than the system HDD.

So does anyone know a way around this?
Any help is greatly appreciated, even if it's a simple No.

A:Acer Aspire E15 Win8.1 Install

No your system should be able to boot via DVD/USB

Create your windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

Either USB
or
ISO - right click ISO and select burn to DVD

Insert media

Right Charm -> Change PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Recovery -> Advanced Startup ->
Restart Now -> Use a Device - select your media type

Before all that I would Highly Suggest you create Acer factory recovery media - just in case..

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I don't see Aspire S7-391 in the list of supported laptops for Win 10.  Why is that so?  I purchased an Aspire S7-391 series laoptop less than 2 yrs ago and now Acer is not even supporting it anymore with driver updates? I have an icon from Microsoft that I can upgrade my laptop to Windows 10, but I don't see appropriate drivers for S7-391 on Acer's website. Is Acer planning to provide Win 10 drivers for S7-391 in a few weeks/months?  

A:Win10 drivers for Aspire S7-391

Yep. Really annoying given that the laptop was released so recently. Unfortunatley I attempted the upgrade before finding the Acer "Windows 10 Update" page (http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/windows10-eligible-models) and seeing the S7-391 not supported.The upgrade went smoothly but after logging in I noticed that neither the WLAN Adapter or the USB2.0 to Fast Ethernet adapter appeared at all in Network Settings. No connectivity is a bit of a problem. Looking in Device Manager I can see that both the wired and wireless adapters are listed and are showing "This devices is working properly" under Device Status.Everything else appears to work as expected. Really dissapointed because the laptop is otherwise a great fit for Windows 10.

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Hi,

I Have a Acer Aspire E1-572G. It runs on Win8 and its working perfectly. When i updated windows to 8.1 i faced a problem, When i switch on my laptop the windows will not boot up and i have a blank screen and i had to restart the laptop using the power button and then it starts to work, so each time i switch on my lap i need to restart using the power button. i tried installing all drivers but it doesn't work. so i restored it back to win8 and now its working perfectly.

However i need to upgrade this back to Win8.1, Does any one have a solution for this?

Thanks,
Mike
 

A:Acer Aspire E1-572G WIn8.1 Update

Try updating again and see what happens

what is the power options - set to for the power switch ?
 

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Hi, I have a an XC-603 desktop with an Intel(r) HD Graphics driver, the box is running Win10. I'm experiencing various issues related to the graphics drivers: 1. When I turn the screen off and leave the speakers the sound heard when a USB device is unplugged is periodically heard over and over. 2. When the screen has been left off for a few hours all desktop icon positions are lost 3. Periodically and out of the blue the screen turns itself off and a message tells me there is no signal If I hit space or the power button on my screen it turns back on. 4. I now have a green line lining down the length of my screen Has anyone else experienced any issues similar to this, seems the driver doesn't support Win10 very well. 

A:Acer Aspire XC-603 / Graphics / Win10

3 and 4 seems more a bad video cable than drivers issue. about 1, it's pretty strange apart if your monitor has USB ports too. which kind of monitor and video cable are you using?

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Hi, I have a an XC-603 desktop with an Intel(r) HD Graphics driver, the box is running Win10. I'm experiencing various issues related to the graphics drivers: 1. When I turn the screen off and leave the speakers the sound heard when a USB device is unplugged is periodically heard over and over. 2. When the screen has been left off for a few hours all desktop icon positions are lost 3. Periodically and out of the blue the screen turns itself off and a message tells me there is no signal If I hit space or the power button on my screen it turns back on. 4. I now have a green line lining down the length of my screen Has anyone else experienced any issues similar to this, seems the driver doesn't support Win10 very well. 

A:Acer Aspire XC-603 / Graphics / Win10

3 and 4 seems more a bad video cable than drivers issue. about 1, it's pretty strange apart if your monitor has USB ports too. which kind of monitor and video cable are you using?

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So after going through compatability checks etc. I was eligible to upgrade from vista 64bit all the way to my now clean installed windows 10 64bit. The only problem I'm facing now is getting all the drivers back for this PC.  I checked for it on the acer website but it only goes up to windows 7 so what should I do as I'll be missing all my motherboard drivers? I nipped onto the nvidia website to see if I could just grab their nforce 730a drivers (as I believe that's the mobo driver for this x3200?) but sadly that only goes to windows 7 also. I'm not using the onboard graphics so that's not a problem as I've got a HD5670 in there with AMDs final beta crimson 16.2 driver for that.

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