That @#$% computer

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Finally downloaded a copy of the Windows 10 ISO disk image.  When you connect to the Microsoft website, it is able to tell what kind of OS you are running and it adjusts your options accordingly. If you connect a Windows machine to it, it only allows you to download the Media Creator application which is used to either do a live upgrade or to download the ISO. Since the Media Creator application is what is failing, I had to resort to a wee bit of trickery.

Fortunately, some browsers (I use the Brave Browser which is a secure-er and non-tattling version of Chrome) can spoof what it looks like.  Hit [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+"I" to open developer tools. Don't panic as the right side of your screen will get very "interesting".  Then hit [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+"M" to open the "device toolbar" - at the top, you will see the word "Responsive". Click on that and you will get a pick-list of various devices.  I used iPad Pro (nice large screen) and then reconnected to the Microsoft website.  Lo and behold, downloading the ISO was now an option.

The ISO is over 5GB in size so I need a double-layer CD blank all of which are in a box somewhere at the farm. I was able to use a utility to "mount" it as though it was a stand-alone disk drive but the setup.exe file would not run. I need to burn it and boot from it. There is a small computer store in a nearby town - see if they have a blank disk.  Otherwise, Walmart. Of course, I was just there yesterday. And, stand-alone hard drives do not work - already tried.

Doing other stuff tonight - looks like a trip to Walmart tomorrow though. Get up early and knock it out before I get on with the rest of my day.

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This page contains a single entry by DaveH published on May 31, 2021 5:55 PM.

Hmmm - slipstreamed into an obscure web page - OSHA was the previous entry in this blog.

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