Would be possible (hardware-wise) to do a fresh installation of Windows 10 on this Lynx K3011?
Or, if not, then could I do a reset of the 8.1 OS to wipe out everything on my drive and reset the password?
Thanks for your advice!
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1. Check if the BIOS is in UEFI or Legacy/CSM mode
2. Download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft
3. Create installer USB disk via Rufus (set format to UEFI or BIOS depending on the result of #1
4. Determine which Edition of Windows is installed (Home, Single Language, Professional, Enterprise, etc.)
5. Create a text file named EI.CFG inside the sources directory of the Windows 10 installation disk
6. Edit the EI.CFG file
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[EditionID] Enterprise [Channel] OEM [VL] 0
Back up your files, boot with the newly-created Win10 install disk, delete all partitions, and install.
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I had already tried resetting my Microsoft account password (as prompted by the Lynx login screen).
In reading on of those links, however, I realized that my installation was not made via Microsoft, but rather as an offline account.
That prompted me to go back and look for more passwords that I used in 2013 (around the time that I got the lynx).
I didn't find the lynx-specific PW, but did fine a password that I frequently used in those days, and it also worked on the Lynx.
Thanks for nudging me in the right direction.
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