The latest question, "Is it activated?" , the answer seems to be "yes".
Posts I have seen say that if not activated personalization should not be
possible.  It is possible for this installation.  But...

I read that Win 10 can be moved to a virtual machine:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/convert-windows-10-activation-to-virtual-machine/284089e3-af42-4b42-acb6-1e63d50a4212?auth=1

So I think I will take this route.  I can get an ISO from MS, then go
through the activation as described.

Thanks for all the ideas.

-Denis

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 9:52 PM, Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtm...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I entered settings, searched for "Is windows activated".  The response was
> unable to reach activation servers (not connected).  It also had an entry
> to change the product key, but no existing product key was shown.  So I
> think I am still uncertain.  I can connect and try again (tomorrow).
>
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 9:12 PM, Denis Heidtmann <
> denis.heidtm...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I will search windows, but not being familiar with it I may have
>> difficulty.  BTW I managed to boot from a 16.04 flash drive--progress.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:54 PM, Garrett Bigart <gbig...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Before you install Ubuntu could you check in the settings to see whether
>>> it
>>> says activated or not? I might need to do something depending on what
>>> that
>>> says.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:48 PM, Denis Heidtmann <
>>> denis.heidtm...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > That helps.  It is F12 on this system.  But USB is not on the list, so
>>> I
>>> > have to use a 14.04 CD that I have, rather than the 16.04 flash
>>> drive.  But
>>> > for starters, this will help me check the system.
>>> >
>>> > On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM, John Jason Jordan <joh...@gmx.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > > On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 18:26:56 -0700
>>> > > Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtm...@gmail.com> dijo:
>>> > >
>>> > > >I figured out how to get to the bios.  There is not boot-order
>>> option
>>> > > >I am accustomed to--the order is set by properties UEFI/legacy
>>> rather
>>> > > >than CD/HD, etc.  I set it to legacy, but it still did not boot the
>>> > > >CD.  UEFI is disabled as well.  I guess I need to explore other
>>> > > >options.  Ideas?
>>> > >
>>> > > This will probably not help, but here goes anyway. On my current
>>> laptop
>>> > > there are two boot options: one takes you to the BIOS and the other
>>> (F7)
>>> > > gives you a list of devices from which you can select the one to boot
>>> > > to. But this is not a Thinkpad. :(
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