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UPDATED!! Install Win 10 32 bit version for PowerPOS on your Windows 10 PC.

OK, now that the Microsoft FREE update to version 10 is over. its back to Reality.

Now-a-days a new PC will come with Windows 10 64 bit version PRE-INSTALLED.  However, Microsoft is NOT leaving its 32 bit clients in the lurch….  In fact they have included BOTH the Windows 10 64 Bit AND 32 bit versions in the SAME License.  That means to convert your machine to 32 bit version, which is 100% compatible with POWER POS, all you need to do is reload the Windows 10 32 bit version on to your PC…(You already OWN it!!).

Follow these simple steps to create installation media (USB flash drive or DVD) you can use to install a 32 bit version of Windows 10.

Before you download the tool make sure you have:

  • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
  • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.  We recommend the USB method.
  • blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or blank you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media (and DVD burner capable of Dual Layer burning) if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • Download The Media Creation Tool

Check a few things on the PC where you want to install Windows 10 32 bit:

  • You’ll create the 32-bit version of Windows 10, and extract the Existing Windows 10 Product Key.  Windows 10 DOES NOT display your license key, because it is embedded in the system BIOS. any new load of windows “SHOULD” be able to read that key during the installation process. But “SHOULD” is a little scary, so we recommend that your use ProdUKey (FREE) to actually display and save your windows license key.
  • Back up your PC before you start. There is a FREE program called EaseUS todo Backup, that can backup and restore ALL your existing Data and 32 bit programs from Windows 7 or 8 (8.1)  or 10 to Windows 10 32 bit. Please note that 64 bit programs will NOT RUN on a 32 bit version of windows (currently ALL programs are delivered with BOTH 64 and 32 bit versions on the same cd, so just install the 32 bit version after restoring your backup onto Windows 10 32 bit).
  • System requirements. Make sure the PC meets the system requirements for Windows 10.  If you are moving from the 64 bit version to the 32 bit version it already meets the requirements.
  • Language in Windows. You’ll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 10. To see what language you’re currently using, go to Time and language in PC settings or Region in Control Panel.
  • Edition of Windows. You MUST select the equivalent edition of Windows 10 32 bit as you had on 64 bit, otherwise you will need to buy a new license. To check what edition you’re currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition.
  • Microsoft Office products. If you just purchased a new device that includes Office 365, we recommend redeeming (installing) Office before upgrading to Windows 10 32 bit. To redeem your copy of Office, please see Download and install Office 365 Home, Personal, or University on your PC. For more information, check How to upgrade to Windows 10 on new devices that include Office 365.  Then extract your Office product key, using ProdUKey (FREE) .

If you have Office 2010 or earlier and choose to perform a clean install of Windows 10, you will need to locate your Office product key. Most versions of Windows 10 DO NOT display your license key, because it is embedded in the system BIOS. any new load of windows “SHOULD” be able to read that key during the installation process. But “SHOULD” is a little scary, so we recommend that your use ProdUKey (FREE) to actually display and save your windows license key.

Using the tool to create installation media:

  1. Select Download tool now, and select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.
  2. If you agree to the license terms, select Accept.
  3. On the What do you want to do? page, select Create installation media for another PC, and then select Next.
  4. Select the language, edition, and architecture (32-bit) for Windows 10. This table will help you decide which edition of Windows 10 you’ll choose:
    Your current edition of Windows Windows 10 edition
    Windows 7 Starter
    Windows 7 Home Basic
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 7 Professional
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Windows 8/8.1
    Windows 8.1 with Bing
    Windows 8 Pro
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Windows 8/8.1 Professional with Media Center
    Windows 8/8.1 Single Language
    Windows 8 Single Language with Bing
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 10
  5. Select which media you want to use:
    • USB flash drive Recommended.  Attach a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space. Any content on the flash drive will be deleted.
    • ISO file. Save an ISO file to your PC, which you can use to create a DVD. After the file is downloaded, you can go to location where the file is saved, or select Open DVD burner, and follow the instructions to burn the file to a DVD. For more info about using an ISO file, see Additional methods for using the ISO file to install Windows 10 section below.
  6. After the installation media is created, follow the steps below to use it.

Windows 10 is Released (depreciated)

How to get to Windows 10 (32 bit) easily.

  1. Sign up for the Windows 10 update. Here is the Official Microsoft Windows 10 FAQ’s Page.
  2. You will be notified by Microsoft when your update will be received. Allow the update to install. This will establish your NEW Product key.
  3. Get your NEW Product Key, by using this tool ProdUKey (FREE).Print it out and email it to yourself as well.
  4. Make sure that Windows 10 is activated! You can check this by opening Settings, selecting Update & Security, and selecting Activation. (don’t continue until it is activated).

If you had a 32 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, then you are done. If NOT….

  1. Identify the Flavor of windows that you have, (Home or Professional) by going to “control panel->system”. Once identified, download the corresponding version in a 32 bit variety.
    1. Windows10Home32.iso
    2. Windows10Pro32.iso
  2. Do a backup using the FREE program called EaseUS todo Backup, that can backup and restore ALL your existing Data (Make sure that you INCLUDE the POWER folder) and 32 bit programs from Windows 7 or 8 (8.1) and restore to windows 10.
  3. Burn the .iso file you downloaded (above) using ImgBurn. This will create a bootable dvd image for installation. Write the NEW Product Key down on the outside of the disc with a permanent marker.
  4. Insert the DVD and reboot the pc so it will boot on the dvd (you may have to twiddle with your system Bios to do so.)
  5. Install Windows 10 32bit as either an upgrade or a new install. If you select new install, have your backup ready for reloading after your install is complete.

Don’t want to “do it yourself”, Then just give us a call. Working together we can get it setup in a couple of hours or less, and for the same fee we charge for setting up a virtual machine, $200 / PC.

Requirements: Windows 7,8, 8.1, a writeable DVD drive, a bunch of 
writeable dvd's, internet access, and a couple of hours.

WINDOWS 10 and PowerPOS

Great news!!!

Microsoft has recently announced the release and FREE upgrade from win 7 and 8 (8.1), either 64 bit or 32 bit, to windows 10 64 bit or 32 bit.
Better still is the knowledge that windows 10 will have an EXTENDED lifetime, which means no more new versions, just upgrades in the future.
Well, that’s also GREAT NEWS for PowerPOS Users. Because it means that NO MATTER if you have Windows 7 or 8 (8.1) AND no matter if it is 32 bit or 64 bit versions you will be able to load a Windows 10 32bit version on your existing PC’s and be able to run PowerPOS into the unforseen future. Once the release of Windows 10 begins on July 29, 2015, you will be able to download the windows 10 32 bit version, and install it with your EXISTING windows 7 or 8 (8.1) license Key.
Some versions of Windows 8 DO NOT display your license key, because it is imbedded in the system BIOS. any new load of windows “SHOULD” be able to read that key during the installation process. But “SHOULD” is a little scarry, so we recommend that your use ProdUKey (FREE) to actually display and save your windows license key.

What if I have all my data and programs in an existing 64 bit version of Windows 7 or 8 (8.1)?

There is a FREE program called EaseUS todo Backup, that can backup and restore ALL your existing Data and 32 bit programs from Windows 7 or 8 (8.1) to windows 10. Please note that 64 bit programs will NOT RUN on a 32 bit version of windows (many programs are delivered with BOTH 64 and 32 bit versions on the same cd, so just install the 32 bit version after restoring your backup onto Windows 10 32 bit).

What about Win XP and older?

If you are currently using Windows XP, 98, Vista, or DOS, it is likely that your PC hardware will NOT be up to the requirements to run Windows 10, so you will probably need to purchase new pc’s with Windows 10, preinstalled. If you do this, PLEASE take the time to REINSTALL the windows 10 32 bit version on your new hardware (with your existing Windows 10 product key) before you install everything else, including PowerPOS. This way you will be able to move forward into the future without having to fool with Virtual Machines and reinstalling when the next update to windows 10 is released.
Here is a link to a document that describes how to tune windows 7 32 bit (this also applies to Windows 8 and 10) so Power POS performs best.

How do I get rid of the Microsoft “Security Warning” screen?

Screen shot

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Settings from Tools, Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Security tab.
  4. Select Local Intranet and click Sites.
  5. Clear the checkbox for Automatically detect intranet and check the other 3 boxes.
  6. Click the Advanced button on that same dialog box
  7. Clear the checkbox to “Require server verification (https) for all sites in this zone.
  8. And add “file://ServerName” to the list of trusted sites.
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Apply
  11. Click Ok
  12. Close Internet Explorer

The security warning will NO longer bother you!

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