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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    The link worked great. Got Win10 up and running like a champ. Gonna update all the drivers then try out some benchmarking and see where this rig stands. Thanks so much for all the help gentlemen
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    I'll give it a shot. I reconfigured my BIOS from Win7 support to Win8/10 support. See what happens...
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    I spoke too soon. Foiled again. The installation begins...I select language then install now. Then an error pops up saying CD/DVD device drivers are not installed. I don't even have a CD/DVD drive. It asks me to search for drivers. All I have is a brand new SSD
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    NM - SUCCESS!!! thank you very much. Win7 is installing
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    The Rufus app looks like what I need. I started the app and it recognized my empty pen drive. I have a question...I believe what is needed is an ISO. There is an option to choose between FreeDOS, ISO Image, or DD Image. What is an ISO Image? Sounds like what I need maybe. It wants me to...
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    I have tried EZip which failed totally. I tried WinZip which was able to decompress the files and save them to my flash drive...but my new PC doesn't recognize the presence of an OS on the flash drive when I try to boot from it. I'll give your suggestion a try.
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    If the product key doesn't work or quits working in the future I have the buyer protection. The problem I'm having is being able to unzip a copy of Win7 to my flash drive so I can plug it into my new PC to install windows. None of the downloads seem to decompress properly to make a suitable...
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    You can find legitimate product keys for windows and games on the cheap here: Steam CD Keys and Game Keys - Compare & Buy | Kinguin.net The games or windows programs themselves are not available on this site, just the keys. The keys are purchased in bulk from Microsoft and resold. Windows...
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    Awesome, I'll save $10 and get Win7, then upgrade to Win10. Thanks
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    Windows 10 upgrade still free?

    A while back I upgraded my Win7 laptop to Win10 via their free offer to do so. On the new PC I'm building, I can get Win10 w/key for $28 or Win7 w/key for $19. Is Microsoft still offering the Win10 free upgrade? If so, I will just save the $$ and get Win7.
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    Black and White BIOS?

    I'm beginning to get my build up and running. Still lacking any drives or OS. I have: MSI PC Mate Z170A motherboard 16GB (2x8) G.Skill TridentZ 3200 Intel i5 6600k Gigabyte GeForce 960 G1-Gaming 4GB These are the components I have so far, enough to get me into the BIOS to play around. I...
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    Can I use either of these?

    Thank you so much gentlemen
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    Can I use either of these?

    I guess I didn't find the Samsung 950 Pro 256GB. That's a viable option although with a bit more price. What Seithennin wrote corresponds to what my MoBo manual states for the most part but I am finding it a little confusing. I understand it as my fastest option is to use the M2_1 socket...
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    Can I use either of these?

    Hi, new to the forum and this is my first thread so I can't use links. I'm having trouble understanding some things. I have built several computers but it has been nearly a decade and I have spent the last month trying to catch up on new technology. I want to have my OS on a SSD. My MoBo...
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