Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Creating and Downloading Installation Media for Windows 10

You can now download the official Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Microsoft

If you have an x64 system (just download the x64 exe)
it can create x86 and x64 disks in any language

Both tools cover Home/Pro in Normal Core, N and Single Language
remember you can't install language packs onto an SL version (legally)
(Enterprise Edition is only available to company's and is a VLK, not an OEM)
Education Edition is oddly the same specifications as Enterprise yet offers VLK and OEM

Download the official microsoft windows 10 tool here
(watch what option your selecting, otherwise you will install 10 over your current OS)
choose the option for installing on another machine, then pick ISO or USB
Works with the Windows 7 ISO to USB

Q: Can i use a windows 8.0 or 8.1 Serial
A: No... even though upgrading is apparently free

Q: windows setpup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware
A: Read this, its dead simple here

Q: What Build version of windows 10 is this?
A: Windows 10.0.10240.16384  (released 29th July 2015) IE the final RTM

Want to make a Windows 8.1 disc? check this thread here

Windows 10 is Comming Have You Spotted It On Your Drive Yet?

As it nears the end of July Windows 10 sneaks into peoples computers & laptops and sits dormant on your hard disk..

not wondered where that 6+ Gigabyte of drive space vanished to?

Many of you will see (if you enable show hidden files & folders) a new director in your root drive called


on my system its located here


lot of people are asking how to delete this folder, personally ide leave it alone.. for now!

I am just Unpacking the  ESD file that is no doubt the install.wim inside
once that's unpacked i shall see if MS are Backing up my current Recovery OS to that ESD  OR ile find out if that ESD is in fact windows 10...

If it is windows 10 i will be curios to see if its an x64 version or whether they plan to rip me off with an x86 version..

IF it is a multi image inside the ESD (of my own OS) i guess i could make an ISO which in turn would give me a working installable version of    "Windows 8.1 with Bing"
which i have in my recovery partition (yeah i know bing is crap, but the OS is legal for this board!!!)

Outside (parallel to the Sources folder) is another folder called   NewOS
i assume that is where the Windows 10 ESD will download to and the sources folder
the Bing version of windows 8.1 is pretty rare (on a disk) and its 20+ GB with the OEM bloatware, lowest i got it seams to be also the exact size MS have taken it down to (but a backup would still require duel layer dvd)

Ive also noticed in the "Sources" folder were the ESD is, their is NO   boot.wim
one can only wonder how many people have burnt this to a DVD to find it wont boot up..
Will adding the boot.wim from the recovery partition to the sources folder before burning to dvd work?  i duno..  what i do know is you'd have to make a Bootlable ISO from the folder and have the bootwim.. still no guarantees.. but just dragging  the whole thing to a dvd and burning will not make it boot up a computer (as the disk wont be boot-able) 

I seam to also have a folder PRE MOUNTED here

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Windows 8 or 8.1 Won't Install

Having a problem installing windows 8 or 8.1 (or even windows 10)

A lot of old systems won't let you install windows 8 or 8.1 especially the x64 versions
but there is a really simple solution

When you get the error message after rebooting and it says

windows setpup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware

Don't click ok.. (or it'll force a reboot)

Just HOLD   SHIFT down and press  F10

When the command prompt opens simply type     msoobe
then press enter.. and then wait a moment...

The screen should go to the enter product key screen (enter one.. or hit skip)
continue with the setup options..

Afterwards type the word   EXIT   on the cmd box
when that closes, click ok on that wouldn't install windows error

Job done....

if typing msoobe gives an error, your CMD window may not be pointed at
if its not, then  type   cd and press enter, then type  cd  again and press enter
then type   cd windows  hit enter,  type  cd system32  hit enter, type  cd oobe  hit enter
then type  msoobe and hit enter..

Search Terms:
Windows 8 Won't Install
Windows 8.1 Won't Install
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Skip adding an Email on windows 8 and windows 10?

when it asks for an email, unplug your internet & click BACK
then click next, with no internet you will be offered to set up a normal user account like all other versions of windows...

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Microsoft Security Essentials Windows XP Red Box Solution

Ok ive been asked this over and over again so i figured id share a little info on this
so your still using xp as PosReady but the MSE pop up is driving you mad?

So.. how about this...

1) you have installed and its Red and the pop up box is driving you mad
Solution, download the one thats on the MS site here OR from filehippo  here then right click the exe and extract it (7zip or winrar will let you do that)  then go into the   x86   folder  and  right click on the file called  epp.msi   and select extract to here,    now open the folder to microsoft security essentials (so its ready to access, normally C:\Program files\Microsoft security client)  now go back in the folder you extracted to, look for a file called    msseces.exe    and right click on it and select CUT   now right click on your task bar and select task manager.. end task on the process called    msseces.exe  then right click on the program files version of the folder & paste (replacing the file) and then re-open MSE from your start menu.
Notice when you go to the little drop down you still have the latest scan engine, malware engine and program version (so windows update WONT downgrade you)  ;)

2) you have the version thats green or red, but is older than
Solution, first (if your outdated MSE is still green ut an older scan engine) Make a copy of the file called  msseces.exe because you know that works :)   If its not green, follow the steps above to get access to a clean & green  msseces.exe
 then download Microsoft Security Essentials (if you google good enough you'll find it)
Once you have installed, do the end task and put the  older  msseces.exe in the folder (as descriptive in the 1st option above.  And again as above, check the about to see its the new version and scan engine.. yet green..

Last but not least.. the REF database AKA viral Pattern file update link is Here 

also note...
even with the red box, you are still protected if it says its "ON" and its "Up To Date" but i know the green monopoly house is more soothing

remove pop up from MSE