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Windows 7: Microsoft reveals Windows 10, Well this is awkward!

02 Oct 2014   #121
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

you don't have to use a ms account to install --works fine with a LOCAL account - simply disconnect from the internet and you won't get the Ms account prompt but go straight to local user. Re-connect to internet after creating local account.

No probs --same way as Win 8.1

Cheers
jimbo
Just like this!

How to Switch from a Microsoft Account to a Local Account in Windows 8 and 8.1


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02 Oct 2014   #122
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Wile I've been trying to figure out Hyper-V (banging head all around!) and Win10 (not difficult at all) I came across this:

What does Microsoft have against the number 9?
Quote:
What does Microsoft have against the number 9? It’s a question many people are asking now that the software giant has hopped from Windows 8 to Windows 10 without even the briefest acknowledgement of Windows 9.

Alright, not that many are asking the question but it has given to the not very funny joke about Windows going straight from 8 to 10 because 7 ate 9.
...
However, it does provide a link to a post on reddit which may have the most plausible explanation for the decision to bypass nine.

It reads:
Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form
if (version.StartsWith (“Windows 9”)) { /* 95 and 98 */
} else {
and this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that.
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02 Oct 2014   #123
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Wile I've been trying to figure out Hyper-V (banging head all around!) and Win10 (not difficult at all) I came across this:

What does Microsoft have against the number 9?
Quote:
What does Microsoft have against the number 9? It’s a question many people are asking now that the software giant has hopped from Windows 8 to Windows 10 without even the briefest acknowledgement of Windows 9.

Alright, not that many are asking the question but it has given to the not very funny joke about Windows going straight from 8 to 10 because 7 ate 9.
...
However, it does provide a link to a post on reddit which may have the most plausible explanation for the decision to bypass nine.

It reads:
Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form
if (version.StartsWith (“Windows 9”)) { /* 95 and 98 */
} else {
and this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that.


Is this why Microsoft named it Windows 10?
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02 Oct 2014   #124
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

InfoWorld knew about Windows 10 already 18 months ago, on April Fools Day 2013: Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10 | InfoWorld
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02 Oct 2014   #125
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Why is everyone making such a big deal over name. I can think of only one person the name affects, that would be John as he has to change the web site name. There was an OS named XP, and one named ME, and another named Vista, then there was 7 and then 8. What does a name have to do with anything? I was not and am not a fan of Windows 8/8.1, but there are those that are. I am not a fan of Soccer either, but millions are. so what? I am not so concerned with what the call it as I am with how it operates and will it fulfill my needs. That's what should be under discussion here, not the name. Personally, I could care less what they name it. Leave it as Windows Threshold, for all I care. I just want a good, efficient Desktop OS. That's all that really matters.
Ditto, ditto and ditto again.....Well said my boy
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02 Oct 2014   #126
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I've played with Sysprep and WAIK all night (it's 7 AM here, whole night with WinTen). I noticed the same but found a surprisingly easy workaround: All answer files I have created on Windows 8.1 and WAIK / SIM using Windows 8.1 install.wim work as such for Windows 10, just replace the Windows version and edition manually in wim:path#version_edition and you are ready to go.

For example instead of...
Code:
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:X:/sources/install.wim#Windows 8.1 PRO" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
... use
Code:
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:X:/sources/install.wim#Windows TECHNICALPREVIEW" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
I've already relocated the main profile folder to E: on all three systems I have installed Win10 tonight with this answer file:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>E:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
</FolderLocations>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:X:/sources/install.wim#Windows TECHNICALPREVIEW" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>
Kari
Thanks again Kari, with your workaround above I was able to install (in VMWare) 10 fully unattended to M$ Account sign in page. Here's my autounattend.xml; I even add a few settings to Internet Ex-PLODE-r (Home Page, etc)

HTML Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <SetupUILanguage>
                <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
            </SetupUILanguage>
            <InputLocale>en-US</InputLocale>
            <SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
            <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
            <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
        </component>
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <DiskConfiguration>
                <Disk wcm:action="add">
                    <CreatePartitions>
                        <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
                            <Order>1</Order>
                            <Size>350</Size>
                            <Type>Primary</Type>
                        </CreatePartition>
                        <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
                            <Order>2</Order>
                            <Extend>true</Extend>
                            <Type>Primary</Type>
                        </CreatePartition>
                    </CreatePartitions>
                    <ModifyPartitions>
                        <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
                            <Active>true</Active>
                            <Format>NTFS</Format>
                            <Label>System</Label>
                            <Order>1</Order>
                            <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                        </ModifyPartition>
                        <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
                            <Format>NTFS</Format>
                            <Label>Windows</Label>
                            <Letter>C</Letter>
                            <Order>2</Order>
                            <PartitionID>2</PartitionID>
                        </ModifyPartition>
                    </ModifyPartitions>
                    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                    <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
                </Disk>
                <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
            </DiskConfiguration>
            <ImageInstall>
                <OSImage>
                    <InstallFrom>
                        <MetaData wcm:action="add">
                            <Key>/IMAGE/INDEX</Key>
                            <Value>1</Value>
                        </MetaData>
                    </InstallFrom>
                    <InstallTo>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <PartitionID>2</PartitionID>
                    </InstallTo>
                    <InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                </OSImage>
            </ImageInstall>
            <UserData>
                <ProductKey>
                    <Key>NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR</Key>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                </ProductKey>
                <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
            </UserData>
        </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="specialize">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard>
            <Home_Page>https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0</Home_Page>
            <SuggestedSitesEnabled>false</SuggestedSitesEnabled>
            <CompatibilityViewDomains>microsoft.com</CompatibilityViewDomains>
            <FilterLevel>Medium</FilterLevel>
        </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <OOBE>
                <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation>
                <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
            </OOBE>
        </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/users/xxxx/isos/7_ie11_clean/sources/install.wim#Windows TECHNICALPREVIEW" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>
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03 Oct 2014   #127
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Dual booting Win 7 & Win 10 ... just waiting for friends at VC to start customising 10
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03 Oct 2014   #128
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

VC? Sorry for being a n00b, but I'm...well a n00b
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03 Oct 2014   #129
johnjack

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
VC? Sorry for being a n00b, but I'm...well a n00b
Virtual Console, I guess
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03 Oct 2014   #130
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Visual Customs

I would keep windows 7 as your default os to boot to Stephy if something bad happens in win-10 which I'm sure it will you can still boot to 7 with windows 7 boot manager instead of win-10's without issues
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