Windows 10 Clean Installation Guide

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  1. trvelbug

    trvelbug Notebook Prophet

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    I plan to do a clean install on my Dell XPS 15 9560. I know the original windows is embedded in the mother board but I since upgraded to Win10 pro. Do I need to write down my windows 10 pro activation key or will it be automatically recognized upon installation?
     
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    From OP post... How to select Windows Home or Pro when installing Windows 10
     
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  3. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    In addition to what my brother from another Mr. Poopoosan mentioned, the moment you go online your Windows will be auto activated since the hardware is registered with the Microsoft Servers. This is called HWID Activation (AKA Hardware ID Activation)
     
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    Thanks, do I need a Microsoft account for this to activate (I do have one) ?
     
  5. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    You don't need a Microsoft account. Once you activate it, the Microsoft Activation Servers registers your computer's hardware on their end so if the computer hardware didn't change significantly (ie. motherboard swap) then it will auto activate.
     
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  7. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    OpenCL and OpenGL Compatibility Pack

     
  8. M17XR42012

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    Thank you for this guide. It took a while to set all the settings, but now I have a strange problem and have not been able to narrow it down. It has to do with Audio over Bluetooth to a wireless speaker. Audio through the internal speakers is working fine. The blue tooth audio service is running, the speaker pairs fine with windows 10 but no sound out of the bluetooth speaker.

    I have gone through everything I cut off and on and cannot seem to find what it is. It is affecting anything (youtube, windows media player, etc,etc,etc)
     
  9. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    Download Intel Bluetooth Audio Offload Disable Extension

    Make sure to right click on the ZIP file you just downloaded, go to Properties, then hit Unblock from the bottom right as it may be blocked since it was downloaded from the internet, if you don't do this before you run the file or extract it, then it may not install correctly.

    To prevent this automatic blocking of files in the future so you don't have to go unblocking every file you download to ensure it runs properly, follow the guide in this thread:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/are-you-sure-you-want-to-run-this-file-yes-or-no.825668/

    Now unzip the folder.

    Right click on ibtHfpOffloadOverrideExt.inf then choose install.

    After it's been installed, reboot and see if it solves your problem.
     
  10. M17XR42012

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    No luck. I don't want to re-install windows again.
     
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