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Clint

Cisco
Power User
I have 2 PCs. One with Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit and one withWindows 7 Home premium SP1 32bit. They meet the system requirements for Windows10. The Win 8.1 has an i7 @ 2.67GHz with 8GB RAM. The Win 7 has a P4 @ 3.4GHzwith 4 GB RAM. They both have 1TB HDs with 16GB free space.

System requirements
Basically, if your PC can run Windows 8.1, you’re goodto go. If you're not sure, don't worry—Windows will check your system to makesure it can install the preview.

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Free hard disk space: 16 GB
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
  • A Microsoft account and Internet access

I don’t have the Windows 10 icon in the tray on the win 7 or8.1 PC. I have all updates including KB3035583. I also have theWindows\System32\GWX folder with files. I am running Windows 10 preview on a virtualmachine since it came out with no problems. I tryed installing the KB3035583again. It said my PC is not compatible. If it’s not compatible, how did it installthe first time and how am I running Windows 10 preview with no problems?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio XPS 9100
    CPU
    intel i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    24 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670
    Sound Card
    Internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Flat Screen HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 850 250 GB SSD
    2 Seagate internal 1TB
    WD external 3TB USB 3
    WD external 2TB USB 3
    PSU
    550-W
    Case
    Mid
    Cooling
    Fans
    Keyboard
    US USB
    Mouse
    USB
    Internet Speed
    3.84 Mbps Download .44 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
    Other Info
    Liteon DVD wrighter
    Liteon BD drive
    Monoprice Tablet

Clint

Cisco
Power User
OK, I got the Win 8.1 PC fixed. I ran sfc /scannow and it found noproblems. Then I ran Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth. It said, the component store corruption was repaired. Then I went to theWindows\System32\GNX folder and ran GWX.exe as administrator again. This time the icon came up and I was able to reserve my copy of Windows 10.

I have no idea why this post was moved to Installation and setup. I started it in Windows Update and activation. To me it was a question about updating from Win 8 to Win 10. Just glad to get one of the PCs fixed.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio XPS 9100
    CPU
    intel i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    24 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670
    Sound Card
    Internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Flat Screen HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 850 250 GB SSD
    2 Seagate internal 1TB
    WD external 3TB USB 3
    WD external 2TB USB 3
    PSU
    550-W
    Case
    Mid
    Cooling
    Fans
    Keyboard
    US USB
    Mouse
    USB
    Internet Speed
    3.84 Mbps Download .44 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
    Other Info
    Liteon DVD wrighter
    Liteon BD drive
    Monoprice Tablet

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