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Re: Pulled the Trigger
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2019, 08:09:40 pm »
The Win10 product key is on the back of the computer and has now been activated and tied to my Microsoft account.

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Re: Pulled the Trigger
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2019, 10:36:39 pm »
Gawd, almost 4 hours to get Windows all activated and updated. I guess I should be happy it went that fast. ::)

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Re: Pulled the Trigger
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2019, 08:24:01 am »
True statement if ever I saw one .. yes you're lucky, I friggin hate installing Windows, it's generally an all day job.
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Re: Pulled the Trigger
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2019, 06:20:07 pm »
I was surprised to find out it's installed in GRUB Legacy mode. I didn't know it was possible to install Win10 in Legacy. Of course, I found this out after I installed Peppermint in UEFI, including adding a EFI partition for the bootloader. That was a major red flag. Then when it wouldn't boot right, I figured out what had happened and reinstalled Peppermint in Legacy. Now it's all working as intended.

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Re: Pulled the Trigger
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2019, 07:38:52 pm »
Yeah Win7 (which it came with) would have been installed in Legacy BIOS mode so the Win10 upgrade would also have to have been done in Legacy BIOS mode.

You CAN install Win10 in UEFI mode, but it had to be Legacy BIOS compatible for all the free upgrades offered for older machines.

IIRC the 20's (E6320 denoting a model date of 2012) were the first UEFI capable machines in the "E" series .. I doubt if any shipped with it in use though, that only started to happen for machines that shipped with Win8/10.
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Re: Pulled the Trigger
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2019, 07:54:20 pm »
Ah, I see. I never knew how the upgrade from Win7 did things because I'd stopped running Win7 by then.