Windows 10: Windows 10 on Old Equipment

Discus and support Windows 10 on Old Equipment in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So I logged in to my insider account and downloaded Windows 10 (I think I downloaded the 10240, because I skipped entering the activation code. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Jody Thornton, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Windows 10 on Old Equipment


    So I logged in to my insider account and downloaded Windows 10 (I think I downloaded the 10240, because I skipped entering the activation code. I entered it later but it won't activate for now. When I run the ver command it shows as 10240.

    I installed it on an HP small form factor PC with a P4 3 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. I just cannot believe how fast it runs. It boots to the logon screen in 8 seconds (I am not kidding). This machine came with XP.

    I'm surprised how little you can do with the built in administrator account. I know it's bad practice, but that should be up to the user.

    So is there a way to activate this build at this point? It was a fresh installation. I want to continue with insider builds on this secondary machine.

    :)
     
    Jody Thornton, Aug 3, 2015
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  2. Error code: 0xC004C003 Unable to validate Windows 10 from Win 8.1

    You would need to go back to Windows 8.1 and unregister the serial before upgrading to Windows 10. The serial is attached to hardware ID so it needs to be unregistered with old equipment then registered and upgraded with the new equipment installed.
     
    Cepheid46e2, Aug 3, 2015
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  3. error code 0x000003ea

    In reply to other users of old Lenovo equipment. This error occurs because the main drivers, written by Lenovo, have not and will not be updated to Win 10 because they wish you to update your equipment.

    The parts that do not work are the new "apps" written by Microsoft for Win 10 operating system. So Edge, Photo, Camera etc do not work. However, third party programs, such as Skype, do work. If you can live with a cut down Win 10, then carry on using your
    old equipment.
     
    RayHaswell, Aug 3, 2015
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  4. Ztruker Win User

    Windows 10 on Old Equipment

    I think you need to register that PC with Insider but I don't remember how.
     
    Ztruker, Aug 3, 2015
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  5. badrobot Win User
    Sometimes it just takes a couple of days to get automatically activated. Just make sure you are logged in with your MS account registered with the Insider program. But on one of my test machines, I had to manually enter the generic key via elevated command before it gets activated.
     
    badrobot, Aug 3, 2015
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  6. OK, I did try the command prompt method, but received an error. Should I enter a code of any sort?
     
    Jody Thornton, Aug 3, 2015
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  7. Sorry to bump, but I REALLY don't want this thread getting buried. I apologize.
    *Sad
     
    Jody Thornton, Aug 3, 2015
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  8. Windows 10 on Old Equipment

    Wynona got me fixed up in another thread. (at least I think so.)
    *Smile
     
    Jody Thornton, Aug 3, 2015
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  9. badrobot Win User
    Great!

    Windows Activation lately is somewhat a game of luck. *Smile
     
    badrobot, Apr 4, 2018
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