Windows 10: Setting up Windows 10 on a refurbished machine

Discus and support Setting up Windows 10 on a refurbished machine in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Probably a daft thing to ask but I have bought my grandson a refurbished machine and it opens to the Windows screen but I want to set it up so that he... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ICIT2LOL, Oct 16, 2020 at 2:07 AM.

  1. ICIT2LOL Win User

    Setting up Windows 10 on a refurbished machine


    Probably a daft thing to ask but I have bought my grandson a refurbished machine and it opens to the Windows screen but I want to set it up so that he has a PIN number to get into the machine and also how to make him the administrator.

    Are there simple steps that I can make to set the machine up like that please any thoughts on the matter greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
  2. Jareth(2) Win User

    Windows 10 Refurbished Machine

    Hi,

    I'm working with a company that recently purchased Windows 10 refurbished machines. One of the machines has become corrupted during a Windows Update, and any recovery will not work. I'm going to reinstall Windows but none of these machines have license
    stickers on them, although they all show activated.

    How can I ensure I don't run into activation issues when reinstalling the OS.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
  4. Setting up Windows 10 on a refurbished machine

    Win 10 for refurbished machines

    I just purchased a refurbished win 10 machine with an OEM win10 Home for refurbished machines.

    I activated it and it runs well.

    My questions are as follows.

    1. Can I upgrade the old 500GB HD to an SSD?

    2. How do I go about installing the SSD and transfering over the OS? (from a 500GB HD to a 500GB SSD ... there has been nothing installed except for drivers for a new video card)

    3. The size of the 'old HD" is larger than the "new SSD" (likely due to over provisioning supported in win10)

    4. I am leary of using the Samsung migration software since prior migrations were fraught with problems

    Thanks in advance

    Confused
     
    ConfusedaboutWIN10, Oct 16, 2020 at 2:10 AM
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