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    Default How to Install Windows 10 for Free - Update

    Some remarks on: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ws-10-for-Free

    • Download: For your locale (instead of de-de) search for https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+10+download+iso
    • Creating the stick: Disk manager may interfere. Open a virtual console, insert the stick and run 'woeusb -d Win10_2004_German_x64.iso /dev/sdX --tgt-fs ntfs' from there.
    • Windows install: Setup gets confused with more than one disk. Unplug all but the one where Windows goes.
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    Default Re: How to Install Windows 10 for Free - Update

    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Some remarks on: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ws-10-for-Free

    • Download: For your locale (instead of de-de) search for https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+10+download+iso
    • Creating the stick: Disk manager may interfere. Open a virtual console, insert the stick and run 'woeusb -d Win10_2004_German_x64.iso /dev/sdX --tgt-fs ntfs' from there.
    • Windows install: Setup gets confused with more than one disk. Unplug all but the one where Windows goes.
    Hi
    I always use the 'Custom' install have seen no issues with multiple disks...
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    Default Re: How to Install Windows 10 for Free - Update

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    I always use the 'Custom' install have seen no issues with multiple disks...
    Setup creates all of Microsoft reserved partition, EFI system partition and Basic data partition. It claims it successfully performed all 5 steps of installation. Finally it says it could not restart the computer and recommends to install again (with the same result). Removing the other disks terminates the loop.
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    Default Re: How to Install Windows 10 for Free - Update

    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Setup creates all of Microsoft reserved partition, EFI system partition and Basic data partition. It claims it successfully performed all 5 steps of installation. Finally it says it could not restart the computer and recommends to install again (with the same result). Removing the other disks terminates the loop.
    Hi
    I always preconfigure the disks efi (260M,ef00 and mkfs.vfat) MS reserved (16M, 0c01) then rest as required....
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    Default Re: How to Install Windows 10 for Free - Update

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    I always preconfigure the disks efi (260M,ef00 and mkfs.vfat) MS reserved (16M, 0c01) then rest as required....
    Lots of hand-holding required . Eventually 3 machines got it. The most daunting install was a drive with two chunks of free space:
    Code:
     3400G:~ # fdisk -l /dev/sdc 
    Disk /dev/sdc: 1.84 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors 
    Disk model: ST2000DM001-1CH1 
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes 
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes 
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes 
    Disklabel type: gpt 
    Disk identifier: 609FED7F-FC4F-43A7-9D25-44783253D69C 
    
    Device          Start        End    Sectors  Size Type 
    /dev/sdc1        2048      34815      32768   16M Microsoft reserved 
    /dev/sdc2    33761280 3770382335 3736621056  1.8T Linux filesystem 
    /dev/sdc3  3770382336 3770587135     204800  100M EFI System 
    /dev/sdc4  3770587136 3905975094  135387959 64.6G Microsoft basic data 
    /dev/sdc5  3905976320 3907026943    1050624  513M Windows recovery environment 
    3400G:~ #
    You definitely learn things you never wanted to know. If you want to get things done only stay during the install with one drive and one chunk of free space preferably at the end of the drive.
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    Default Re: How to Install Windows 10 for Free - Update

    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Lots of hand-holding required . Eventually 3 machines got it. The most daunting install was a drive with two chunks of free space:
    Code:
     3400G:~ # fdisk -l /dev/sdc 
    Disk /dev/sdc: 1.84 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors 
    Disk model: ST2000DM001-1CH1 
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes 
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes 
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes 
    Disklabel type: gpt 
    Disk identifier: 609FED7F-FC4F-43A7-9D25-44783253D69C 
    
    Device          Start        End    Sectors  Size Type 
    /dev/sdc1        2048      34815      32768   16M Microsoft reserved 
    /dev/sdc2    33761280 3770382335 3736621056  1.8T Linux filesystem 
    /dev/sdc3  3770382336 3770587135     204800  100M EFI System 
    /dev/sdc4  3770587136 3905975094  135387959 64.6G Microsoft basic data 
    /dev/sdc5  3905976320 3907026943    1050624  513M Windows recovery environment 
    3400G:~ #
    You definitely learn things you never wanted to know. If you want to get things done only stay during the install with one drive and one chunk of free space preferably at the end of the drive.
    Hi
    Windows always needs, or makes some space for it's recovery on an upgrade as well as creating a windows.old directory....
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    Default You Don’t Need a Product Key to Install and Use Windows 10

    Chris Hoffman on installing Windows without a product key: https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you...se-windows-10/
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    Default Re: How to Install Windows 10 for Free - Update

    How to turn off Fast Startup on Windows 11

    By Bryan Clark published June 06, 2022

    Fast Startup can be good, but most of the time, it's bad

    https://www.laptopmag.com/how-to/tur...-on-windows-11
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