Windows 10: Installing Windows 10 on new PC transferring from Mac

Discus and support Installing Windows 10 on new PC transferring from Mac in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, I have built a PC and want to install Windows 10. The only other computer that I have is a Macbook Air laptop. I have purchased Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by NickSchmidt3, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Installing Windows 10 on new PC transferring from Mac


    Hello,


    I have built a PC and want to install Windows 10. The only other computer that I have is a Macbook Air laptop. I have purchased Windows 10 home and have a product code. I have donwloaded the ISO and uploaded it to a bootable USB and am receiving an error in installation: Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation.


    Does anybody have a recommendation for correctly installing Windows 10 when I have to transfer it from a Mac?

    :)
     
    NickSchmidt3, Jan 16, 2021
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  2. CK011885 Win User

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Jan 16, 2021
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  3. r.h.p Win User
    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    What's your intended PC specs ??
     
    r.h.p, Jan 16, 2021
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  4. Kursah Win User

    Installing Windows 10 on new PC transferring from Mac

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    So are you transferring your Windows install from your current PC then? Is that the goal here? My first questions with your current PC is if you're running an OEM version of the OS if it came with your PC. Or if you bought the OS separately. This could affect you being able to migrate 10 over...but you might be able to install 8/8.1 using the key...and installing and upgrading that way.

    I'm assuming by your system specs you purchased 8.1 for it...if so, and you want to keep that license on your old PC...buy a new copy of 7/8/10 for the new PC. Otherwise, transfer it over...at worst you call Microsoft and get a computer voice and spend 10 minutes typing in a bunch of numbers to register with the new hardware.

    Newer versions of Windows 10 ISO take 7 and 8/8.1 keys during installation (if 1511 ISO was re-released)...or are supposed to. This would make a clean install with a 7/8 key possible and was supposed to have happened...I honestly haven't been keeping track since they pulled the new ISO weeks ago. I upgraded and did a fresh install with it, but the PC already had 10 on it once...so it auto-activated.

    At worst you gotta buy a copy of the OS, which at that point it might be cheaper to find a deal on 7 or 8/8.1 to upgrade to 10 from I would get Pro, no higher or lower IMHO.

    I hope that helps. *Toast :toast:
     
    Kursah, Jan 16, 2021
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