How to reimage a clerk computer

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Re: How to reimage a clerk computer

Postby russellhltn » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:00 pm

I took a look. Unless I'm missing something, the church is no longer doing images (at least for clerk computers). Their link takes you to the same place as mine.

Since it's no longer an image, it's no longer specific to a particular model.
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Re: How to reimage a clerk computer

Postby lajackson » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:03 pm

russellhltn wrote:I took a look. Unless I'm missing something, the church is no longer doing images. Their link takes you to the same place as mine.

As I said, what the Church provides is not really an image. It is an installer. And perhaps it does take you to the MS site now. The last time I did it, it created a bootable flash drive that I then took and used to install Win 10 onto a clerk computer.

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Re: How to reimage a clerk computer

Postby jwfranks » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:28 am

Thanks for all the updates. I am the STS but this PC was not upgraded to windows 10 during the upgrade period. I believe unless you go through the upgrade process from windows 7 it will not license the key for a fresh install. I can see if the upgrade will take. At this point it will either work or not and they will have to wait regardless. FM does have a new PC ordered that should ship by end of the month. I was trying to get them something up and running so they can process tithing in the mean time.

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Re: How to reimage a clerk computer

Postby jdlessley » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:55 am

jwfranks wrote:I was trying to get them something up and running so they can process tithing in the mean time.

If necessary you can have them share a computer for this purpose with another ward. See the Help Center article Setting Up A Temporary MLS Computer.
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Re: How to reimage a clerk computer

Postby Biggles » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:08 am

jwfranks wrote:Thanks for all the updates. I am the STS but this PC was not upgraded to windows 10 during the upgrade period. I believe unless you go through the upgrade process from windows 7 it will not license the key for a fresh install. I can see if the upgrade will take. At this point it will either work or not and they will have to wait regardless. FM does have a new PC ordered that should ship by end of the month. I was trying to get them something up and running so they can process tithing in the mean time.

Although officially the free W10 upgrade finished awhile back, the upgrade should still work. Microsoft just doesn’t go on about it. You have nothing to lose by trying!

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Re: How to reimage a clerk computer

Postby drepouille » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:39 am

If a brand-name PC (Dell, HP, etc) has a Windows 7 Pro license, you can upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro.
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Re: How to reimage a clerk computer

Postby russellhltn » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:03 am

drepouille wrote:If a brand-name PC (Dell, HP, etc) has a Windows 7 Pro license, you can upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro.

Usually, a PC from First-tier manufacturers will have the license burned into the motherboard where Window will see it and self-license. No need for a key.
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Re: How to reimage a clerk computer

Postby joshandbrit02 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:49 pm

russellhltn wrote:I'd second what others have said. Try to find a manufacturing date on the device. If it's over 5 years old (it probably is), report that to FM as a "broken" computer. It may take longer, but you'll get a newer machine.

If you're really in a bind, you can download Windows 10 from Microsoft. While the time for free upgrades has past, from what I've heard, no one told Microsoft's servers. It seems to be a open secret that most can do a free upgrade to Win10.


I can confirm that you CAN upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 for free still.
Even though the free upgrade period is over, it still works, and I do this almost daily as I have been upgrading old Windows 7 PCs to Windows 10 for 3 elementary schools I run IT for.
Download an image of Windows 10 and install to a USB or burn to a DVD. When installing Windows 10 onto your old computer, it will ask you for your Windows 10 product key. Enter your Windows 7 product key into this window and it will accept it.
OR
You can hit the "I don't have a product key" option to make the install move forward, and once you have Windows 10 up and running, you can enter the Windows 7 product key in the activation menu.
Works great!


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