Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Install windows 10 dual boot with no keys

Here we are Today, we have another great release of Windows i.e. Windows 10. Well, If you own a window7/8/8.1 you can directly upgrade your windows to windows 10. But there might be a problem installing window live upgrade. Here are few steps that you can do:

Download the window media creation tool. Once downloaded you can select the option you want to choose e.g. where to install the window media. Following would be options available:

1. Upgrade this PC
2. Create a USB
3. Get an ISO image.

I tried with first two option but couldn’t succeeded. So I downloaded the ISO Image to my SSD and used the windows USB tool to create a bootable USB for windows 10. Once the download is complete it would ask you to have prepared with product key. If you don’t have the product key present at this moment just Ignore the message for the time being and create a bootable USB device with the Windows USB tool.

Once done Plug the USB device in the system the reboot it. Launch the One time bootable window or boot menu when system is starting. For me the F12 key brings up the quick boot menu. Select the USB device and enter.

The system will Ask you to “Install Windows” say yes and proceed. Now if the window to ask the product key appears then look for the “Skip” option. It’s an option in very small fonts.
Select the type of installation you want. I had secondary SSD in my laptop so I chose the customize installation to select the target drive where I would want to install the Windows10. Now it will start copying/installing windows followed by couple of restarts.

once the installation is complete and system is restarted it will ask for the Product key again. Look for small option “Do this later” and the setup will let you continue with system setup. This is the things that I’m loving from Microsoft though at this moment the product is not available but they are not stopping you to install the windows. Once everything is setup e.g. WIFI/Internet, Express settings the system will restart. Thought it might ask for couple of more restarts. But everything will be fine and you’ll have your first experience of Window10.

Here’s how it looked on my system after installation.

Win10Desktop

There’s no restriction from Microsoft that stops you to install the new Windows 10. But this will install and unactivated copy. So I would suggest to buy the Windows10 from the windows store and apply the Product key to activate the windows. Once the product is activated you will be able to get the important updates from the Microsoft. And if you’re developer you can start working on the Universal app and use the market place right away.

Enjoy and Good Luck!!.

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