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Community Article WIndows 10 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion WIndows 10 Intoroq ✭ May 2020 edited June 2021 in General Discussion Greetings. First time here and first time building a PC, or trying to build one. I obtained a PC that has a bad HD, so i need to get an operating system and also a SSD to start building working on this project. I was told by my daughter's uncle that you guys can install windows 10. If so how can i schedule an appointment to drop off PC and get these items installed? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin May 2020 Greetings, thank you for contacting Micro Center.  An appointment is not needed for service, there may be some available online at https://www.microcenter.com/site/service/service.aspx Otherwise please visit the store with the computer and power cable/charger for assistance. Store hours are 10am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday. In NJ/NY store hours would be 11am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Windows 10 Activation Key — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Windows 10 Activation Key edhagan ✭ March 24 in General Discussion I purchased my ACER laptop at Microcenter about 5 years ago. I'm now being asked to activate my Windows. I now have a dark background that I can't change, because it requires activation of the Windows. Can Microcenter check my purchase record and provide me with the activation key? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin March 25 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/10948/windows-10-activation-key Greetings. We wouldn't have product keys on file. Was this for a refurbished laptop? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ninja502 ky ✭✭ March 25 https://community.acer.com/en/kb/articles/43-how-to-activate-windows How can I activate my copy of Windows? Windows should automatically activate when you set your Acer computer up for the first time. If Windows does not activate automatically, you should try the instructions below to activate it. You must be connected to the internet for Windows to activate. Click on Start ⊞ and select Settings ⚙. Select Update and Security. Select Activation in the left menu. Click the Activate button to activate Windows. If you do not have an activation button, click on Troubleshoot and follow the onscreen instructions. How to Activate Windows by phone If the Windows Activation service is unavailable, it may not be possible to activate your copy of Windows 10 online. You can wait 12 hours and attempt activation again to see if the issue is resolved, or you can use the instructions below to activate immediately via telephone. Press the Windows key + R simultaneously. Type SLUI 4 and press Enter. This action will launch the activation wizard. Select your country or region and click Next. Make sure you have an active internet connection and call the telephone number listed on the screen. Enter the Confirmation ID then click Activate Windows. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to Set Up Windows 10 on a New PC 2020 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › How to & Technical Guides › Software How to Set Up Windows 10 on a New PC 2020 TS_JosephF admin October 2020 edited June 2021 in Software If you have never owned a Windows 10 PC then you may not be used to the new setup process Microsoft has created. Don't worry though! This guide will walk you through it step-by-step. This guide was created using Windows 10 - version 2004. First, select your region. Most of you will want to click United States, then click Yes Select your keyboard layout. Click US, then click Yes If you want to add a second keyboard layout, you are welcome to. Most users will not need this so you will want to click Skip. If you plan to connect to the internet through Wi-Fi then you will have the option to do that now. Click on your Wi-Fi network, click connect, enter the password, then click Next. If you are already connected to the internet with an ethernet cable then Windows will likely skip this step. This is an important step. Even if you intend to use the PC for work, you will NOT want to select Set up for an organization unless you are connecting to a domain. Nearly all of you will want to select Set up for personal use, then click Next You will have a few options here. If you already have a Microsoft account and you know the credentials, then you can enter that here, click Next, then continue to step 6. If you do not have a Microsoft account, then click Create Account. If you do not want to create a Microsoft Account, then click Offline Account. To continue, you will need to click on one of the links below depending on how you want to set up Windows. Set up Windows 10 with a Microsoft or Online Account Set up Windows 10 with a Local or Offline Account 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Setting up Windows 10 with a Microsoft Account Type in your email address here or you can click Use a phone number instead and enter that, then click Next Once you enter the email address or phone number, you will need to create a password. After you enter the password, click Next Next, you will need to enter your birthdate. Once you click in the box below Birthdate and a drop-down menu will appear. Set the month, the day, and the year then you will need to click the Checkmark below this drop-down menu. After you click that checkmark, click Next Since you are using a Microsoft Account, you must create a PIN. You will then be able to use either the password or your PIN to sign into your PC. On this screen, just click Create PIN Next, you will need to type the PIN in twice to confirm it (You can include letters and symbols in your PIN  by checking the box below, but I do not recommend doing this). Then click OK. After you created your PIN, you should now see Choose privacy settings for your device.  Now you will want to click here to go to the Finish Setting up Windows 10 section of this guide. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Creating an Offline/Local Account To set up Windows 10 without a Microsoft account, you can create an Offline or Local account. On this screen, click Offline Account.  Next, click Limited experience in the bottom left corner. On this next step, you will just need to type in the Username then click Next Now, you will need to create a password. Once you type it in, click Next You will need to type the password again to confirm it. Then click Next Next, you will have to set up 3 different security questions for the account. Just click the dropdown arrow and enter the answer to the question in the box below. Then click Next and you will be able to set up the next security question. After setting up the security questions, you should now see Choose privacy settings for your device.  Now you will want to click here to go to the Finish Setting up Windows 10 section of this guide. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Finish Setting up Windows 10 After you created your PIN, you should now see Choose privacy settings for your device. All of these settings are a matter of personal preference, you can read each one and decide if it is something you will want.  Once you have these set to your preference, click Accept. Now, you have the option to sync your Windows 10 devices if you have more than one. It is entirely optional so you can click either Yes or No. Next, Windows will ask you if you want to sync your android phone to your PC. Again, this is an optional feature, so you can type in your phone number and click Next or you can click Do it later in the bottom left corner to opt-out of this feature. The next screen will ask if you want to set up Cortana. Cortana is a virtual assistant developed by Microsoft (Just like Siri is the virtual assistant on an iPhone). You can click either Accept or Not now After this, you should see this screen below. If you do, then your Windows 10 PC is now set up! Just wait for Windows to finish setting up your PC and you are good to go. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › How to & Technical Guides › Software How to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 TSNickW admin January 2020 edited June 2021 in Software Description: This article will show you how to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft has completely discontinued support for Windows 7. This means that they will no longer offer any tech support or security and feature updates. You will still be able to use Windows 7 that already exists on your computer, however you will do so at your own risk.  Just like with Windows Vista and Windows XP, over time your system will become at more risk of infection and should you encounter any issues with the operating system, you will essentially be on your own to fix it. This article will give you some general information about what to expect from this change, how to prepare for moving forward, and different options available to you for upgrading to Windows 10. Before anything else, back up your data. Make sure that any personal data or information that needs to be kept is saved before proceeding with any sort of upgrade or installation of Windows 10. Even if you do everything correctly, there is still always that small chance that something could go wrong and cause your data to be lost. For more information about pre-planning for a Windows 10 upgrade, refer to our support article: Upgrading to Windows 10 - Before you upgrade. Check your specs. Depending on how old your computer is, upgrading to Windows 10 may not be a reasonable option. Older hardware is not always compatible with or capable of running Windows 10 in an optimal manner, and it might be better to just purchase a new system instead of upgrading and old one. According to Microsoft, the minimum system requirements for running Windows 10 include 1GB of RAM and a 1 gigahertz (GHz) processor. These minimums, however, would result in an extremely poor user experience. In practice you should have at least 4GB of RAM; 8GB is recommended. There are very few processors that would be less than 1GHz that were made after the year 2000, but having at least a dual-core processor would also be recommended. Some older hardware may not have any Windows 10 compatible drivers and therefore may not function correctly after you do the upgrade. For example, older wireless cards that do not have Windows 10 drivers will not let you connect to your wifi. Check the manufacturer’s website for your computer components to see if they have any Windows 10 drivers available. Even if you can’t see Windows 10 drivers on the manufacturer’s website, that doesn’t mean it won’t work. Windows 10 has a lot of generic drivers that will work with older hardware, but there are no guarantees. If you believe your system should be able to meet these recommended specifications, then the only other prerequisite would be to make sure you have a Windows 10 License. You can purchase a Windows 10 license through the Microsoft Store, or you can purchase a retail key at your local Micro Center location. Once you are certain that you have your license activation key then you can proceed forward with the upgrade. Upgrade Options: Perform an in-place upgrade: Using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, you can perform an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 on your computer. It’s like downloading and installing a program on your computer. This option will preserve the programs and data already on the system, but we still recommend backing up your data before attempting this. You can download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Microsoft's website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. When you run the Media Creation Tool it will give you an option to Upgrade this PC now. Select that option and follow the prompts. When Windows 10 first launched, Microsoft was offering free upgrades for many users, however that has not been available for a while. If your license is not already eligible for the upgrade, you will need to purchase a new license in order to activate Windows 10 after it installs. You can proceed with the upgrade but just be aware of the possible outcomes. The in-place upgrade does not always work for various reasons. If that is the case, you will need to either perform a clean install or upgrade install from installation media. Clean install Windows 10: To perform a clean installation of Windows 10 refer to our tech article at: How to perform a clean install of Windows 10. A clean install means erasing everything on your system and installing a fresh version of Windows. This is the best option in terms of ensuring there are no strange problems or issues during the upgrade process. Perform an upgrade install from installation media: Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Microsoft at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. Place the file onto at least a 16GB flash drive, then run it from the flash drive. Follow the prompts to create the installation media. Once the media completion is complete, restart the PC and boot from the USB flash drive. You may need to go to the BIOS or Boot Options Menu to select to boot from the USB flash drive. During the setup dialogue, be sure select Keep files and apps if you wish to upgrade and not do a clean installation. Follow the remaining prompts to install the Windows 10 Upgrade on the device. 6 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Rolling back Windows 11 to Windows 10 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Rolling back Windows 11 to Windows 10 Jason_D072 ✭ December 2021 edited December 2021 in General Discussion My friend recently bought a computer from Micro Center with Windows 11 installed on it. I have reset the PC twice and it just reinstalls Windows 11. I need to roll it back to Windows 10 so that I can get her Canon printer to work. I need to know how to roll it back from Windows 11 to Windows 10. I know windows 10 is going to be supported until 2025 and she and I are not interested in Windows 11. Please advise how to get the Windows 10 OS on this computer. Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin December 2021 Greetings. A Windows 11 computer sold with Windows 11 wouldn't have the ability to roll back to Windows 10 if it was sold with 11 only. You would have to buy a key/copy for Windows 10. Most likely you can install the Canon printer drivers regardless on your Windows 11 PC from Canon's website as long as it is a fairly recently made printer. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jason_D072 ✭ December 2021 Thanks for the response. The printer is at least 5 to 10 years old and the drivers aren't available for this printer. I will just buy a windows 10 key. Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2021 @Jason_D072 If the system came with Windows 11 out of the box, it's not going to be licensed for Windows 10 unless otherwise specified on the system. You can download the ISO for 10 here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Create and reinstall from media, then you would need to purchase a key to activate Windows 10. Having said that though, this sounds more like an installer issue than a driver issue. I think we can make this work. What model is the printer? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Windows 10 installation — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Windows 10 installation Namdlo ✭ December 2020 edited June 2021 in General Discussion I have a PowerSpec G702 that had Windows 10 Pro loaded when I purchased it. The hard drive died, and I am installing a new one. A tech at the store gave me instructions on using a flash drive and install from Microsoft software. I have the original Windows 10 Pro disk, and would prefer to use that if I can, but I have no license key for either way of installing. how can I find out what my original license key is from when I purchased the machine? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSTDavey admin December 2020 Hello @Namdlo you should be able to use the original windows 10 pro disk to install windows. The windows license key is stored digitally on the motherboard. Once you install windows, windows will automatically pickup the windows key of the board and activate windows. You won't need to enter in the license key manually. We hope this helps. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Namdlo ✭ December 2020 I'll give it a try, thanks for your help Davey! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKevinG admin December 2020 If you you want to make sure you get the newest version of windows 10 Pro installed right away as well you can create new installation media for this.  Below is a article that will show you how to do this as well but you will need a computer that can get online https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2288/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-of-windows-10#latest 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Windows 10 DVD — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Windows 10 DVD VictorT279 ✭ May 2020 edited June 2021 in General Discussion If I wanted to install windows with the windows 10 DVD, would I need an optical drive to use the DVD? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin May 2020 Hello @VictorT279! Welcome to the Community.  To use the Windows 10 DVD you would need an optical drive. You can also make a Windows 10 USB installation drive using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool, you just need access to another Windows computer first: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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For better or worse, you've encountered a situation where you need to install Windows using external media. Could be you're putting together a new build, or maybe your hard drive just failed and a Windows Reset isn't an option.

Fortunately, it's easy to create an installer for Windows 10, you just need a working computer (you can even borrow one) and a 8 GB or larger flash drive. Once you have these two things, follow the steps below to create your Windows 10 installation flash drive:


1.  Open any web browser and go to Microsoft's website to download Windows 10 at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

2.  Since we are making media, select the 2nd option here and click on Download tool now


3.  Choose what to do with the file. In case you need to run the tool more than once, or restart at any point, it is best to select Save File, as opening it will not save a copy, it will just run the file one time for you.




4.  Open your Downloads folder on your computer and run the MediaCreationTool file.

A quick way to get there is to press the Windows key and the letter 'E' on your keyboard at the same time to open File Explorer, then click on Downloads.



5.  When prompted after opening the file, click Yes or OK to allow the program to make changes.


6.   The first screen will be a terms and conditions page, once ready, agree to the terms of use to continue by clicking Accept.


7.  The tool will spend several minutes “Getting a few things ready”. If you see a spinning wheel, that will indicate the program is still working and will be ready as soon as possible for the next steps.


8.  The tool has 2 options. Select the option to Create installation media. The other option is to immediately install Windows 10 on the computer you are using.

Select Create Installation Media and then click on Next.


9.  Uncheck the box to “Use the recommended options for this PC” and select the settings you want here (language, edition, 64/32bit). Then click on Next.


10.       On the next page, choose the option to create a USB flash drive, then click on Next.


11.       Find the flash drive you want to use in the list and select it. If it's the only USB drive you have plugged in, it will be the only option listed.


12.       The tool will now download the installer files to your flash drive.

Be sure to stay connected to the internet until this completes. Depending on your internet speed, this may take some time to complete.


13.       Once completed you will get a "Your USB flash drive is ready" message.

Click Finish and remove the drive. Connect it to the computer you want to install Windows on and power on the device.


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These are useful if you are having issues with updates failing, or if you are behind on Windows 10 updates but your system is not automatically detecting the most current updates available.  Here are some options to try to troubleshoot Windows 10 update issues: Run the Built-In Troubleshooter in Windows 10 Download Microsoft's Update Troubleshooter or Update Assistant Perform an In-Place Upgrade with the Media Creation Tool Run the System File Checker to Scan and Attempt to Automatically Repair Corrupted Windows Files _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Microsoft covers these steps as well as some more in-depth options on their website here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errors 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin October 2020 edited May 2021 Run the Built-In Troubleshooter in Windows 10 Click your Start button and go to Settings. Click Update and Security Click Troubleshoot on the left side, click Windows Update then click Additional Troubleshooters. A new screen should show up, click on Windows Update and then click Run the Troubleshooter.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Download Microsoft's Update Troubleshooter or Update Assistant Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft’s website. The update troubleshooter can be downloaded here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027322/windows-update-troubleshooter Download and run the Windows Update Assistant. The Update Assistant can be downloaded here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10.  Click Update Now at the top to download it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Perform an In-Place Upgrade with the Media Creation Tool On https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10, click Download tool now to download the Media Creation Tool.   Run the tool and follow the prompts. Select the option to Upgrade this PC now when asked.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Run the System File Checker to Scan and Attempt to Automatically Repair Corrupted Windows Files Click your search bar and type CMD. Right click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator Type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and hit enter This may take some time to complete Type sfc /scannow and hit enter.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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And while we’re very excited to get our hands on everything new, but before we do, we should clear up what exactly is new. Today we’ll be going over the key differences between Windows 10 and Windows 11, how users can upgrade, and information about some new features. What is Windows 11? Windows 11 is the newest iteration of Microsoft Windows operating system, and the direct successor to Windows 10, which was released back in 2015. Windows 11 will offer a slew of brand-new features, and launches worldwide on October 5, 2021. What are the Big Changes in Windows 11? While not all of them are major, there are quite a few changes that have been made between Windows 10 and Windows 11. These may feel relatively minor, but these small changes add up to something revolutionary. Here are the most noteworthy changes. New Design The windows design team has been hard at work, and it shows in Windows 11. The operating system now features a new design that is sleeker than ever before. You’ll notice the Windows start menu now fills the entire screen. The Windows logo has also undergone some changes, making it more readable and identifiable. Android App Integration One exciting change made with the new operating system is the ability to now integrate your Android smartphone directly with Windows. Your notifications will pop up on your Windows desktop, and you can open any app on both devices with ease! We’ll get more into this further down. Virtual Desktop Mode Improved If you don’t like the old virtual desktop mode--you’re in luck because it’s been improved in Windows 11. Now you can make Windows overlap each other, which is much more intuitive than Windows 10’s old setup. You can also set how transparent windows are when they overlap one another--meaning the Windows that are on top will be solid, while Windows underneath it can be made see-through. Widgets Widgets are always a fan favorite, and windows has introduced a few new ones in Windows 11. You can find these widgets on the Windows tray. Now you’ll have easy access to information such as your calendar, current weather, and even a list of common tasks. Improved Touchscreen Support Now that Windows is transitioning from monitor to laptop more frequently than ever before, one necessary change was updating touchscreen support for the OS. Windows 10 didn’t always have the most intuitive touchscreen controls, but all of that seems to be remedied in Windows 11 with more important touchscreen support, and an overall more refined user experience for those using tablets or laptops with touchscreen support. Improved Gaming If you are looking for an operating system with better enhancements for gamers, Windows 11 might just be what you’re looking for. Microsoft has included some new Windows store games in Windows 11 that are optimized for Windows 11, which means less crashes and a smoother performance. Users even have the ability to capture game clips now, to share online with friends. Smoother Transition From Monitor to Laptop Windows 11 has also introduced several changes that will make transitioning from monitor to laptop much smoother than ever before. For example, Windows will now remember how your apps were positioned when you unplug from a monitor, making the transition from laptop to desktop and back again as seamless as possible. Android Apps on Windows While not available at launch, Android Apps, including favorites such as TikTok and Snapchat will soon be running on your Windows 11 machine without having to install third party apps. Just download them straight from the Windows store!   What is Different Between Windows 11 and 10? New Logo and Startup Sound One change that users will be able to spot right off the bat is the brand-new logo -- now looking sleeker and more beautiful than ever, we’re quite big fans of the new look for Microsoft Windows’ newest OS logo. It's also launching with a totally new startup sound as well. User Interface The Windows user interface has been redesigned entirely. Many Windows users still find Windows 8 and Windows 10 difficult to use since it's completely different from Windows 7, but Windows 11 looks to be improving upon the previous two iterations of the operating system. New Windows Store Another big change is the new Windows Store. Microsoft has decided not to replace their old Windows Store with a new one, instead keeping both operating simultaneously. However, they are phasing out support for the old Windows Store over time, so if you're using an older version of windows then you can expect some trouble finding apps in the future because Microsoft won't continue its support for the old app store much longer. What do I Need to Know to Upgrade? Many Windows 10 users are curious as to how they will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 from the previous version. This is a common question for Windows users, as it has been the same Windows 10 since its release in 2015. It’s Free for Windows 10 Users Surprisingly, upgrading to Windows 11 is incredibly easy: like previous versions, Windows 10 users can upgrade to Windows 11 completely free of charge, as long as they have a legitimate copy of Windows 10 already. It’s very easy to upgrade, and can be done by simply going to Microsoft’s official website. What are Snap Groups and how do they work? Snap groups have been completely redesigned in Windows 11. In Windows 10, snap groups allowed you to open windows side by side by dragging windows from the top bar onto the screen next to one another. This is still an option in Windows 11, but the ability to snap windows into certain positions has been added as well - allowing Windows users more customization options of where their windows go when snapped together. Make Sure Your System is Compatible It's always a good idea to make sure your computer can run whatever operating system you decide to download before going through with it! With the newest OS being more demanding than prior versions, Windows users should make sure their Windows 10 computers can run Windows 11 before downloading it. According to Microsoft, the minimum requirements to run Windows 11 are a 64-bit processor, 4 GB RAM, a 64 GB or larger storage device, and an HD display of 720p or higher. Users can also use the PC Health Check app to further assess your PC’s compatibility, in order to ensure that you’ll be able to update to Windows 11 without any issues. Windows 11 is shaping up to be a fantastic new update to Microsoft Windows, with plenty of new features and upgrades to the previous operating system. The new OS is sleeker, faster, and more feature-rich than any other version before it, and will surely be a great upgrade for PC users. Be sure to check out all Windows 11 computers at Micro Center! More from the Micro Center Community: Building or Upgrading a PC for Windows 11? We’ve got PC Build Guides as well as Windows 11 FAQs and articles on How to Choose Parts for you Custom PC Build, Product Reviews, and Part Comparisons. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to post a new discussion and the Community will be happy to help!   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments penplot ✭ February 5 edited February 5 WINDOWS 11 is a hopeless disaster. EXCEL and WORD do not retain the color options available in earlier versions of WINDOWS. My financial Excel spreadsheets are color coded and very difficult to read in the new black & white spreadsheets. The same with WORD ...it does not support the color for text that was so useful in Widows 10. i can't believe that Microsoft could be so stupid. Please help me. Am I wrong? is there something I am missing? I do create algorithmic art and I have used PC's since 1981. i am 92 years old and perhaps there is some very simple thing I do not understand. HELP !! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin February 5 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/39835#Comment_39835 The default theme for Word/Excel may be different in Windows 11 but there are quite a few options you can change to. You would want to open up Excel/Word, click on File, and go to Account, you will find the following color/theme settings you can change: I would go through each of the options to see if that can resolve what you are seeing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Scary_Guy Detroit, MI ✭✭ April 18 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/39835#Comment_39835 I can believe it. The biggest difference is that Windows 10 has been on the market for a good long time now, and 11 is too new and will break things. 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Windows 10 has quite a few optional features that can be enabled or disabled. For example, this includes features such as Hyper-V, Windows Sandbox, Internet Explorer 11 among many others. This guide will show you how to enable or disable Windows features in Windows 10. 


Here is how to access Windows Features so they can be enabled or disabled:

1) To begin this process, press the Windows key on your keyboard and the letter R at the same time to open a Run window. Type " appwiz.cpl " into the Run window and click on OK.



2) In the Programs and Features window that will pop up, click on Turn Windows features on or off.



3) In the popup window, the check boxes that are checked are currently enabled.

The checkboxes that are filled in are partially enabled (expand the + for more detail). The ones that are blank are currently disabled. Choose the specified option to enable or disable the feature as desired then choose OK to make changes.



4) There will be a popup message about either enabling or disabling features. Select Yes to continue, or No to cancel.



5) That's it! You may go back and change these Windows features on/off at any time.

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This article will show how to enable or disable Windows Defender in Windows 10. Windows Defender is the built-in antivirus with any Windows 10 PC.

NOTE: Windows Defender will be automatically disabled on your Windows 10 PC if there is another antivirus installed such as ESET, McAfee, Norton and you will be unable to enable Windows Defender.

Here is how to enable/disable Windows defender:

1. Right click on the Start button, typically found at the lower left corner of the screen, then click on Settings.



2. From the Windows Settings screen that appears, click on Update & Security.


3. From the options on the left, click on Windows Defender.


4. Under Real-time protection, here you can toggle the switch to enable (On) or disable (Off) Windows Defender. Changes will be saved automatically.


If the switch is greyed out and unable to be changed, Windows Defender is disabled due to another antivirus program being installed on the computer.


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This article will show how to check for virus definition updates for Windows Defender in Windows 10. Note: If there is another antivirus installed on the computer, Windows Defender will automatically be disabled and these options cannot be accessed.


1.  Right click on the Start button, typically found at the lower left corner of the screen, then click on Settings.


2.  From the Windows Settings screen that appears, select Update & Security.



3. On the left side under Update & Security, click on Windows Defender, then select Open Windows Defender.


4. Once in the Windows Defender program, click on Update.


5. Click on Update definitions.

It will begin to update and apply any downloaded updates automatically.


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If you're having problems or errors trying to get Windows 10 updated, this guide will take you through a few tools you can use to troubleshoot issues with downloading and installing updates in Windows 10. These are useful if you are having issues with updates failing, or if you are behind on Windows 10 updates but your system is not automatically detecting the most current updates available. 

 Here are some options to try to troubleshoot Windows 10 update issues:

Run the Built-In Troubleshooter in Windows 10

Click your Start button and go to Settings.


Click Update and Security


Click Troubleshoot on the left side, click Windows Update then click run the troubleshooter.


Download Microsoft's Update Troubleshooter or Update Assistant


Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft’s website. The update troubleshooter can be downloaded here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027322/windows-update-troubleshooter


Download and run the Windows Update Assistant. The Update Assistant can be downloaded here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. Click Update Now at the top to download it.

Perform an In-Place Upgrade with the Media Creation Tool

On https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10, click Download tool now to download the Media Creation Tool. 

Run the tool and follow the prompts. Select the option to Upgrade this PC now when asked. 


Run the System File Checker to Scan and Attempt to Automatically Repair Corrupted Windows Files

Click your search bar and type CMD. Right click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator



Type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and hit enter

This may take some time to complete



Type sfc /scannow and hit enter. 


Do not close this Command Prompt window until the scan verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown after this process is finished.

Once completed, restart your computer and try to update again.

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You might want to check the update history for Windows 10 to know if a certain update has failed to install, has successfully installed, or if looking for a particular update that may be causing issues. This guide will assist with the steps on how to actually view all of the updates for Windows on the computer.

Here is how to view this history:

1. Right click on the Start button, typically found at the lower left corner of the screen, then click on Settings.



2. From the Windows Settings screen that appears, click on Update & Security.


3. Click on View update history.


4. A list of installed updates on your PC will appear here.


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If it is not running at the time, click on the Start button on the window.   Close out of the properties window and the Services window. Run the System File Checker Go to the Type here to search and search for Command Prompt.   Right-click on Command Prompt to bring up the option to Run as Administrator. It will prompt if you want to allow the application to make changes. Select Yes.   Type in the following command in the Command Prompt: SFC /scannow   The system file checker will now scan your system for any missing or corrupt files and will attempt to repair them. If nothing is found or System File Checker fails to repair it, you may need to proceed with using DISM. Run the DISM When SFC is finished, type in the following command in the Command Prompt: DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth   The system will now attempt to repair the Component Store. If it detects anything, it will inform you through the scan. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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But my computer keeps getting stuck at the blurry screen and then eventually jump back to the beginning. I can’t find a way to fix it in the UEFI. And I interrupted the windows boot sequence 3 times so I can bring up the screen to enter safe mode because hold shift and clicking restart stopped working, and nothing changes. I’m completely lost. Does anyone know how to help me? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin October 2020 edited October 2020 From what I've read, You're able to boot to the OS, where it shows time and wallpaper, but it won't show your unlock screen where you would enter your password to unlock your computer. If you're able to see the restard button at the bottom of the screen, try this: Hold down the shift key on your keyboard while clicking the Power button on the screen. Continue to hold down the shift key while clicking Restart. Continue to hold down the shift key until the Advanced Recovery Options menu appears. Click Troubleshoot Click Advanced options I see that you mentioned that this may not be working for you, but if you're able to click System Restore, see if you can go back to an earlier time. If not, boot into the recovery environment again, then try a startup repair. If that does not work, boot into the recovery environment, then click 'Go back to previous version of Windows' Let us know if that works for you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Windows 10 product key — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Software › Windows Windows 10 product key impulsepaul ✭ October 2020 in Windows I bought a refurbished Dell computer from Micro Center about a year ago and this morning I found that the SSD hard drive was fried. So I replaced it with a new one, however I never received a restore disk as the operating system was preinstalled and offered no such disk. Where can I get a copy of the operating system (Windows 10 pro) to reinstall onto the new hard drive so I can get back up and running? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin October 2020 Hello @impulsepaul You can download and install Windows 10 by using a Flashdrive on another computer and going to this link to download the Windows 10 Installer.  Once you run it, you can install it onto your Flashdrive to which you then install onto your Dell computer.   Here is a guide on how to perform that; https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2288/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-of-windows-10  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Welcome to the Community.  Windows 10 keys are not something we keep records of, but you can look up the key yourself with some tools on your computer. We have a guide for that here: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2364/how-to-look-up-your-windows-10-license-key#latest 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dpcrush2112 ✭ May 2020 I found a VB script that I could run to show the license key, but the key that shows up is not valid when i try to activate the software.  I paid $150.00 for the CD, and this is absolutely the first time I have tried to use it.  There is no key on the packaging and Microsoft says you need to provide it.  I need something - I legitimately bought this, and now I feel like I am getting screwed.  I have no idea how running a VBS script actually even shows me a key when I never entered it at installation time, yet it does.  Unfortunately, the key is useless from Microsoft's perspective.  I either need another CD from Microcenter, or you need to help me get a valid license key. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dpcrush2112 ✭ May 2020 Here are the results from the computer with the missing key: From the command prompt using Run as Administrator: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.836] (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\WINDOWS\system32>wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey OA3xOriginalProductKey C:\WINDOWS\system32> From within the powershell admin option: Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Try the new cross-platform PowerShell https://aka.ms/pscore6 PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey" PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> As you can see - neither option generates anything in terms of an actual key - or anything at all.  Running a VBS script did actually produce a key - from who knows where - but it doesn't work anyway. I need some help here. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 I misread your post, I assumed that you meant it was a product key on a pre-built system, not a separate key provided on an individual purchase of the software.  Unfortunately in either case, we don't keep the product keys themselves on file. Doing so would require us to open the packages or scratch off the sticker prior to sale which is something we can't do. If you can private message me your purchase information, I could get your information to our managers at the store to see if we have any alternative options.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook justinjk ✭ January 5 I'm having a same problem like @Dpcrush2112.. please let me know if someone could help me out..I am happy to share my purchase information.. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin January 6 @justinjk The command that was previously listed here "powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey"" is referencing an OA3 key. It's only going to return a result if your system as injected with a key out of the factory. If you purchased a license and manually entered the key, that command won't help you. Please explain your situation. You purchased a license and never used it, or used it and don't have the packaging anymore? Was the OS wiped? If the OS still exists there should be a way to recover the key you entered. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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The system told me I needed more storage for the install so I connected an external hard drive to my notebook, the updates downloaded and installed but when I went to restart for completion, it never finished installing and I keep getting the black screen with the message "undoing changes made to your computer". This has been going on since then and it never stops trying to install and uninstall the updates. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @adt316! Welcome to the Community.  Microsoft actually has a comprehensive guide on fixing Windows update related issues. You can view it here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errors That will walk you through everything you can do to troubleshoot Windows Update problems. If you can make it through the whole thing and the updates still fail, there's either some weird hardware issue causing it, or there's some corruption in Windows that would likely require a clean reinstall of the OS to fix.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 59 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 106 New Members 245 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 68 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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