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    Default upgrade to w10 pro for a price

    The latest updates which I haven't downloaded yet, has the Title included with upgrades.

    Is it worth the $$$ to do this?.

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    Default Re: upgrade to w10 pro for a price

    I assume you're running Home Edition...

    It really depends, if you don't require "Advanced" features like RDP etc then there is no need to upgrade to a higher version.

    Personally, I steer away from Home Editions, they tend to be the most invasive versions, because this edition is "targetted" at "The average user who just wants things to work" of course this means Microsoft will add and/or enable every possible form of data mining "feature" they can think of...

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    chiefnz, thanks for that. Don't think we need the bells and whistles.

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    Just keep in mind that if you run Windows 11 Home Edition you will be forced to use a Microsoft account to login, there is no way around this on Windows 11 Home Edition as far as I'm aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefnz View Post
    Just keep in mind that if you run Windows 11 Home Edition you will be forced to use a Microsoft account to login, there is no way around this on Windows 11 Home Edition as far as I'm aware.
    Yep, there is, there's a couple of ways. I'll try and write them out tomorrow.

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    Ah right, I did not know this... will be good to have a nosey at your doc Wai... Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefnz View Post
    Just keep in mind that if you run Windows 11 Home Edition you will be forced to use a Microsoft account to login, there is no way around this on Windows 11 Home Edition as far as I'm aware.
    Thanks for that.

    Will update hardware before going to W11, or did I read W12 was in line now!!.

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    Default Re: upgrade to w10 pro for a price

    Rumour at present but doing the rounds with those who think they know. I would suggest that if it was true it would be a little way off.

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    You could upgrade to Linux for free hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefnz View Post
    Ah right, I did not know this... will be good to have a nosey at your doc Wai... Cheers.
    Both of these work at the moment, 1st takes less time.

    Method 1.

    1. Make sure you are not connected to the internet.
    2. Install as Normal, when you get to the point where it asks to connect to the internet, press the Shift + F10 key to open a CMD.
    3. Type in OOBE\BYPASSNRO {Press Enter}
    4. The PC will reboot and run through the process Country, keyboard, etc, BUT this time when it gets to the connection stage there will be the option “ I don’t have Internet” Click that, click “Continue With limited Setup” it will then offer you a User name, Password (can leave blank) and carry on as normal, once booted THEN connect to internet.

    Method 2.

    You have a “Throw-away” Microsoft Account you have yourself. When installing use that. (There’s lots of them people have made up so you may need to be creative) The obvious ones are all taken. dont try tempuser@ ----- Longggggg gone


    Once booted go into the Account Settings, Accounts / Family & other Users

    1. Create a New Account in "Other Account" (The real one for the user)
    2. In the box that opens select “ I don’t have This Persons Sign-in Information”
    3. Select “ Add A user Without a Microsoft account”
    4. Enter user Name, Password ( if Wanted, can leave blank)
    5. VERY IMPORTANT — Open the New Account (same window ) open “Change Account Type”, change to Administrator. The default is Std user.
    6. Log out of MS account, reboot and log into The New User.
    7. Open Control Panel ( this is how I do it) – Open user accounts, manage Accounts, locate the Microsoft Account, delete it along with all data etc.
    8. Reboot – The throw-away MS Account along with all traces is now gone, leaving only the users.

    Note: Instead of a Throw away Account, you can use a real MS Account, and just create a second user under the persons name, and then simply log into the non MS Account, leaving the MS account in case its needed in the Future..
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