Good to hear. As for the activation I was really just curious on clean installs using Windows 7/8 keys instead of doing the software upgrades. Anyhow, anyone who has problems with the update assistant it seems the workaround is to put your browser into developer mode and make it act like a Linux or MAC OS. The update assistant page will then send you to a time limited ISO download link.
Just clean install with the default pro key: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T Source: Microsoft employee, public website. Seriously folks, stop inventing hoops to jump through.https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 50d?auth=1
Their usb download tool will let you make media with the latest mainline release version regardless, don't use any update assistant or similar convoluted method. In fact, if you have certain really new hardware this is the only
way to get 10 up and running without serious problems, earlier versions will fail. Then there is no upgrade, and "upgrading" windows has always been a bad choice since they first came up with the concept. Much better to use your current version and back up the profile for import afterwards.
Activation with your 7/8 pro keys is a separate step you can do anytime later in the control panel: after the install, patching, drivers, import etc are all done and you know it works properly. Then you can finally change your desktop background lol
2018: at 120 Zen cores and counting, so pretty much done with intel on the desktop.
E5 2696v4 22c44t 2.2~3.7Ghz - The last great gleam of the pre-nerf HEDT era.
E5 1680v2 8c16t 4.5Ghz - "Yes Virginia, there were unlocked xeons" /weep for them.