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    If your Update History shows a Windows 10 download failure, here's a tip from forum member dstrauss:

    Found this on Windows 10 Forums:

    What this error means is, your Windows 10 installation folder is unfinished and/or corrupted. Now, how do you fix that?
    1. Go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder.
    2. Now, run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
    3. Go to your Control Panel > Windows Update and your Windows 10 should start re-downloading from scratch, hopefully without flaws this time.

    (Courtesy of dstrauss)
     
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    One line?!?! Why? Who would bother handwriting if it's such a hassle? What was their rationale? It doesn't make sense.

    Maybe there's an option somewhere or a registry hack to increase the number of lines...

    Is there a video showing the behaviour of new Handwriting Panel?
     
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    Regarding the ISOs, can they be used to perform a clean install on a machine (my Helix 1) that shipped with the OEM version of Win8? Would the product key of such machine be accepted by the installation routine of the ISO?
     
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    She says thank you.
     
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    My understanding is that the answer is no. You have to perform an upgrade installation the first time, whether through Windows Update, or the setup.exe from the ISO. This puts your hardware identifier on Microsoft's activation server. After that, you can then clean install and it activates fine without ever entering in a key.
     
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    Hmmm... Now that you said it, I think I've heard something like that on Windows Weekly a few months back. A bit of a waste of time, but not too bad.

    I'll wait till next year to decide about upgrading. There's nothing in it that is compelling to me. If they had made the Handwriting Panel better, I would get it done this weekend.
     
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