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  1. GreggIllinois

    GreggIllinois Thread Starter

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    I have Dropbox but not enough space to transfer a 5GB file. I found this FileMail https://www.filemail.com/ and it seems pretty good and it allows sending just a link, rather than having to enter email addresses. I just want to send a Windows 10 ISO file, so I figure it will be pretty safe for my friend on the other end. He'll just download it and run it. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. Johnny b

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    If it's important data, I'd suggest encrypting it.
     
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    Thanks Johnny. It's the Windows 10 ISO. Would there be any big benefit to encrypting that?
     
  4. Johnny b

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    lol. I misunderstood.
    You want to upload the Win 10 install iso.

    Why not just have your friend download it directly from MS?
     
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    Gregg:
    Where did you get that 5 GB-size Windows 10 .ISO file from?
    The last 2 Windows 10 .ISO files (versions 1909 and 2004) that I got from Microsoft are 3.98 GB and 4.04 GB in size.
    The file sizes are small enough to allow DVD install discs to be created.

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  6. GreggIllinois

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    Because when you try to do that you just get the Media Creation Tool, right?
     
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    It's not 5 GB, Frank. I just used that to give an idea of how large the file transfer capacity needed to be. It's actually more like your 3.98 number.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification.

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    I'm using Linux and get a direct link to the Win 10 iso.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO
    An advantage of using Linux :D :D

    I don't use the MS creation tool.
    I used Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive that I used for the install of Win 10.
     
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    Johnny, why did you even need to create a USB flash drive? I've already installed (I have a linux computer too to get the ISO file too) the Windows 10 ISO without a flash drive. I just put it on the Desktop, double click it and run the .exe.
     
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    Two Installs were to new bare drives. No desktops.

    I noticed on a third install to a used Win 7 drive, the C partition had to be deleted and the partition changed from MBR to GPT. Since the desktop resided in the C partition, I'm not sure how that would work out if the Win 10 install file is on it. I didn't think about that till now.
     
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    Okay, thanks, bud.
     
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    What key codes were used and where did you get them to do these clean install to blank drives?
     
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    Hi Dave, I've been finding out recently that what I did was not a clean install. I just installed Windows 10 over Windows 7, an upgrade.
     
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    Product key.
    Off the sticker on the cases.
     
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