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How to install Windows 10 with cd on Windows 8 laptop

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    Windows 8.1 with bing

    How to install Windows 10 with cd on Windows 8 laptop


    My laptop is a hp Windows 8 and I have a Windows install disk so when I boot up how can I get it to go the Windows 10 installer

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    If the install disk is Win10 -- do NOT, repeat NOT, boot from that. Instead, boot into Win8, insert the disk. If you get a popup asking to run setup.exe, then accept that. If you do not get a popup, then use Windows Explorer to open the contents of the disk, find setup.exe, right-click it, and select Run as Administrator.

    You have to do the update from INSIDE Win8 in order to get Win10 to activate. IF you simply boot from the install disk, it will install but it will not activate.
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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 with bing


    Thanks doing that now
    so far I don't like Windows 10 because of how you have to install it
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    You could buy a copy then install it just like any other OS. The upgrade first is a requirement to get the FREE copy of Windows 10.

    Doing an upgrade first seems reasonable when I'm saving $199 (I use the Pro version). It also saves me having to reinstall everything and so far the upgrades have been flawless on my 4 home computers, 1 desktop, two laptops and a VM under Oracle VB.
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