I downloaded the free Win 10 64-bit iso and installed it on an HP dc5700 microtower. When I tried installing a PCIe card, I got "This system only supports SDVD/ADD2 cards in the x16 slot". Google turned up nothing in the way of an answer. Anyone know it?
ADD2 cards are special passive video cards designed to add additional outputs to motherboards with certain chipsets featuring integrated video
. If you put an active video card in that slot it appears that Windows 10 will not support it in conjunction with the integrated graphics
Also, when I tried using themes and such, it said I couldn't until Windows was activated. Since 10 is currently free where would I find this activation code and where would I put it?
Windows 10 is not free by itself, however MS is currently offering it as a "free" upgrade over Win7 or 8.1. The catch is that if you install the Windows 10 upgrade on top of a supported (and previously activated) OS then the Win10 upgrade will be activated. Unfortunately I recommend strongly against ever installing an OS as an upgrade so the Win10 "free" upgrade is useless to me. Maybe if you call Microsoft they will give you an activation code? Let me know what they tell you if you ask. Scott.