Here are the instructions on how to upgrade from Windows 11 Home Edition to Pro Edition without the need for reinstallation. By changing the product key and activating it, users can upgrade to Pro Edition for a cost of $99. Continue reading “How to switch from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro”
You may want to move the Users folder to free up the disk space in the system partition where Windows is installed. During the Windows installation process, it creates multiple folders in the root of the system partition. Some of them are visible by default, including “Program Files”, “Windows”, “PerfLogs”, “Users” (Users). Also, two folders are hidden by default, “ProgramData” and “System Volume Information”. Among these directories, the “Users” folder stands apart. It is the main folder that stores the data of all user accounts created in Windows. Continue reading “How to move the Users directory to another drive when installing Windows”
Upgrade Windows 10 version 2004 to version 20H2 without reinstalling with standalone enablement package KB4562830
Windows 10, version 20H2 is the successor to version 2004, the May 2020 Update. It is a minor update with a smaller set of enhancements focused primarily on select performance improvements, enterprise features, and quality enhancements. If your device has no safeguard holds, you can quickly convert your version 2004 setup into 20H2. Continue reading “Install Windows 10 20H2 with enablement package KB4562830”
How to Disable Feature Update Block Safeguard Holds in Windows 10
Not every user is able to get the most recent Windows 10 version right after its release. Windows 10 now allows you to bypass the safeguard hold that may prevent your computer from downloading and installing a new feature update. This post explains how to use this new feature.
How to Change Product Key in Windows 10
Windows 10 requires activation to verify you’re running a genuine copy. For that purpose, a special product key is used to verify that a licensed copy of Windows 10 isn’t being used on more devices than it is allowed by Microsoft. Continue reading “How to Change Product Key in Windows 10”
How to Install Windows 10 Version 1909 Without Microsoft Account
Windows version 1909, the latest Windows 10 version as of today, forces the user to install it using a Microsoft Account. The changes to OOBE include the removal of the “Offline account” feature. Here is make Windows 10 version 1909 offer you the offline account option and install it with a local account. Continue reading “Install Windows 10 Version 1909 Without Microsoft Account”
Get Generic Keys to Install Windows 10 version 1909 November 2019 Update
There are often times when you need to install Windows 10 evaluation or testing in a virtual machine or on a lab PC. You may not want to activate it every time with your licensed product key that you use on a production or home PC. In that case, you can use generic keys for Windows 10 available from Microsoft, which will allow you to install the OS, but won’t allow you to activate it. As long as you have an ISO image or any other bootable media containing Windows Setup files you can install the OS using a generic key.
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How To Hide The System Recovery Drive Partition in Windows 10
The Recovery partition is a special partition on the hard drive that exists on almost all OEM Windows computers. It’s created by the OEM vendors and is used for to keep OS image that these days replaces the recovery discs that used to come with new computers. If you are using an OEM computer, such as ones you bought from Dell, HP, etc., you will have a special partition available on the drive of your new computer. Continue reading “Hide The System Recovery Drive Partition in Windows 10”
In Windows 10, Microsoft Account is the default way of signing in. This means that the OS requires your Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN, or Live ID email address and password to sign-in to Windows. It is still possible to sign in using a local account that does not involve internet-based credentials, but the option to do so is hidden behind various buttons.
These days most PCs can boot from USB, so you need no DVD drive any more to install Windows 10. Installing Windows 10 from a USB flash drive is much faster than optical drive setup. Modern devices support both BIOS or UEFI firmware modes. However, it can be useful to create a bootable USB driver which works in native UEFI mode.