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#1 JazzMahn

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:26 PM

I can sure use some suggestions.  I have a Windows 7 machine that I have decommissioned as the hard drive failed. 

 

I have a cloned copy of my Windows 8.1 installation on a separate hard drive.  I've installed the hard drive and the HP computer is working perfectly. 

 

When I try to upgrade to Windows 10 the media creation tool worked the first time but somewhere in the process of upgrading it just stopped and when I eventually restarted Windows 8.1 was still on the computer.

 

I am wondering if during the installation upgrade to 10 if the previous identification code for 8.1 is recognized and since I have that code active on my primary machine (same as the installation that I upgraded to 10) if I am not being allowed to run 10 on the other machine.

 

Is there a way around this so that I can get Windows 10 installed?  Another question I have is if I can delete my Microsoft Account off of the "decommissioned" machine without affecting what my primary machine does.  I am afraid that deleting

the account on the "decommissioned" machine would also delete the account on my primary.  Please let me know if

anyone has had experience.

 

Appreciate any and all suggestions.



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:45 PM

Is there a way around this so that I can get Windows 10 installed?  Another question I have is if I can delete my Microsoft Account off of the "decommissioned" machine without affecting what my primary machine does.  I am afraid that deleting

the account on the "decommissioned" machine would also delete the account on my primary.  Please let me know if

anyone has had experience.

 

If Windows failed activation, it should still install. Yes you can delete the Microsoft account for Windows 10 and other machines with Windows 10 will continue to use Microsoft Account.

 

Since time is running out, I suggest that you create another partition and clean install Windows 10 on it. So, even if you plan to upgrade your main Windows 7 partition to Windows 10, you can do so after July 29, if you receive the digital entitlement before that. See here for dual booting Windows 10 with Windows 7: http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/

 

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