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Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (includes Windows 10 Pro) - How to install Windows 10 ?

How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled (includes Windows 10 Pro) ?

The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 and reading "to be used on a system with an OS installed and to be used only to reinstall the operating system".

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RoHe
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RE: Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (includes Windows 10 Pro) - How to install Windows 10 ?

Back up your files on external media. Then boot from the DVD and follow the prompts. It may offer you the choice either to upgrade Win 7 to Win 10 or to do a clean install of Win 10...

Ron

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RE: Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (includes Windows 10 Pro) - How to install Windows 10 ?

I have modified boot options to UEFI as indicated on the DVD. I have booted from the DVD. The system entered the troubleshooting mode. I have selected to reset the OS but it says that it does not find a required partition.

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Ronald 1
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RE: Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (includes Windows 10 Pro) - How to install Windows 10 ?

same problem with an optiplex 3040m, the dvd only gives me the option to repair

ther is a windows 7 installation, which fails fior the repair option

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (includes Windows 10 Pro) - How to install Windows 10 ?

Toss the DVD in the bin and download an up to date build of Windows 10. Make a Windows 10 Bootable USB, Enable SecureBoot and UEFI. See here for details:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/uefi/  

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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