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 on: June 13, 2016, 11:39:25 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by christoffe

 on: June 13, 2016, 11:15:49 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by christoffe

W7 is activated on this PC with a separate HDD

got the following problem with the XEON E5-2620v2.

W10 upgrade says:

- Windows 10 will not function on this PC.

 - W10 does not support this CPU (NX)

The point is:
this PC has been accepted by MS but the upgrade failed.

Acc. to item 5) this status (upgrade accepted by MS) should be ok


install W10 with the 10586 CD copied from MS a couple of month ago.

OK, first I will shut down the W7 HDD and exchange to the RAM OS and see what W10 says. At present RAM OS W10 urges for an activation.


 on: June 13, 2016, 07:55:21 am 
Started by AlainGr - Last post by PeterSt
Hi Alain,

Difficult to comprehend what happens.
But I'd say that just "touching" the file (and then from within W8) should be sufficient for the solution. Increase it with one byte so to speak.

But still others don't have a problem with it (maybe I don't know of explicit others, but at least me).


Regards and thanks !

 on: June 13, 2016, 03:32:52 am 
Started by AlainGr - Last post by AlainGr
Hi Peter,

Win 8 now works with the os-ram drive in ram mode Happy

After I had success following your directives to increase the size of MyWin10-105586.vhd file (added ram to have 32GB total), I thought I could try Win 8 again.

It did not work.

Then I wondered if doing the procedure under a running Windows 8 OS instead would have a different result.

So I copied the "MyWin8 - copy.vhd" file on my previous Win 8 OS drive and went through the file increase procedure again.

It works ! Happy

Note: it is very important that you start again from the "copy" to do this. Once Windows 10 has put its nose in the vhd file, it is almost assured it will not work.



 on: June 12, 2016, 01:52:13 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
Gerard, Sept 2, 2015. But this is for 10074. Should work out the same for 10565 I'd say, but I did not try.

And do we have to unRAM it first before setting another date?

Good question with an answer of No.

Notice that probably it is so that we all (including me) already forgot the procedure (for 10074) because we started to use 10586.0 which does not require the date setting. But we will see soon that changing the dates requires some "persistency" because each of the OSes has a will on its own, until you could make the full round of doing them all; then it sticks/holds to each of the OSes.
I am not sure but possibly this only occurs when you intitiate something in the PC (I don't know what apart from installing an OS) that will not go beyond (further back) the date of creation of the OS (October 2015 for 10586.0).
Similar is that one can also imply the date to be today's and of that too I never saw it happening, but it did. Som IQ stuff in there ! (something else than SQ stuff Happy).


 on: June 12, 2016, 01:45:40 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
Hi all,

Time flies, but people should be aware that the expiration date for a free Windows 10 upgrade (from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1) will soon be there now - July 29 (2016).

Just a reminder because I forgot about it myself.

The importance can be this :
You could be using Windows 10 and never are notified of not being activated in the first place. Especially with 10586(.0) you won't notice a thing of anything (it does not expire either). Point now is, that you WERE entitled to think all is right because upgrading to Windows 10 (from 7, 8, 8.1) is free - so even if you did not (yet), all would be fine when you did not upgrade but just installed (from an ISO etc.). Same will count from having the RAM OS Disk, where you did not install the OS but someone else did for you. Now :

If you did not apply for the free update before due July 29, well, you just didn't and it is not free anymore when you'd apply from of July 29. Maybe you don't care much, but from this follows that when you never obtained the free upgrade and also never obtained a formal license (paid for it) then after July 29 you will be illegal.

Don't ask me what to do in order to upgrade while by now you don't *have* anything to upgrade (wiped the W7 disk etc.) but whatever it is, it is required in the same PC where you are currently using Windows 10.

Example of a procedure to follow, but do NOT hold me responsible for it (I just make this up and it should logically be OK) :

1. Get your Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 out of the closet - but it has to have an official  licence Key;
2. Get an empty disk from somewhere and put it in the audio PC instead of the disk holding W10;
3. Install the W7, 8 or 8.1 on it.
(instead of 2 and 3 you could just have laying around an existing W7, 8 or 8.1 including license, and stuff that in)
4. Hook up to the Internet.
5. Somehow apply for the upgrade to Windows 10 (of course nobody knows how to do this when you finally WANT it - I failed myself the other day !);
6. When succeeded, put back your original W10 OS Disk (Could be RAM OS Disk) in the PC. Ditch the to W10 upgraded disk to your liking (read : you won't need that, as you just continue the old (disk) situation.

Ad 5.
Chances are 95% that you can't activate it with the Key for W7, 8 or 8.1 you have, and now you can decide to call out the "f*ck you" and let it be (you did your best).
Chances are maybe 90% that you can't start the upgrade procedure. Now I don't know, as calling MS to help out usually doesn't help (out) much. But you need to try something of course.
Depending on the outcome, try to register as exact as possible (including names you spoke to) what all has been said or omitted or wasn't helpful etc. etc. I would be so that when there's no way out I'd feel happy with the current situation and I'd have that conversation in my pocket as proof for when it would be needed (which IMO is never anyway).

At some stage it can be so that you will be stuck at upgrades or new versions which can't be installed because you don't have a Key whatsoever. At that time you'll need to decide to obtain a version you need to pay for, as at that moment (a year+ later) you can't fall back on your failed conversation etc. with MS (they will say that you should have had hold on back then).


 on: June 12, 2016, 01:33:39 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by Gerard
What was the date set at the moment we got it from you? Do you remember?

And do we have to unRAM it first before setting another date?


 on: June 12, 2016, 12:59:41 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
All the owners of the RAM OS Disk should be aware that from of the end of Jun (2016) the first messages will start to appear about the expiration of 10565 on July 15.
This means that people should watch their System Dates ...


 on: June 11, 2016, 08:13:02 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by CoenP
Thanks Fred,

The thing is that PCs and Operating Systems never have been developed with our requirements in mind, actually how to do such a thing is kind of proprietary knowledge of the Peter's of this world.

If you take all the variables into account and deviate from the "proven recipe" the outcome is pretty unpredictable. It was an interesting learning journey to get it working to satisfaction, but also a frustrating one. Consciously or unconsciously changing one variable can push the SQ over edge and you're back at square one. Fortunately we still have the music to get back to our senses!

regards, Coen   

 on: June 11, 2016, 05:17:50 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by fmanheck
Hi Coen
Just wanted to say I feel your pain. I really struggle with just the computer basics and I can't imagine how much more someone like you has to know to get things working on your own. For me when I can't figure it out. I go away for while until the SQ draws me back in. I wish you the best on this. Thanks


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