1.    30 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows 7 home

    Fresh installation question

    I'm planning my first install of 10 onto a new SSD. I have win7 home registered and my account key on hand. From the reading I've done it seems possible to bypass the "upgrade" step but I'm still a bit confused by some of the jargon etc.

    Basically what is the simplest method to clean install win10 onto a new SSD if I own a registered win7 ?

    Thank you
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  2.    30 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10

    If you have the Installation media i.e. ISO of Windows 10 with November upgrade, you can trigger the setup and put in the Windows 7 key when prompted as Windows 10 build 10586 accepts the key.There is no need to do an upgrade first.You can make sure you have the ISO of with the november upgrade by checking the build number of setup.exe.It should be 10586.0.
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    Make sure you have the correct media too.
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  3.    30 Dec 2015 #3
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    For clarity, you have to create a bootable usb stick or dvd, and boot from it, to clean install without upograding. Easiest way is to create a usb installation stick directly from the following link.

    Windows 10 ISO
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  4.    30 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows 7 home

    Edit so what I'm doing currently is downloading windows 10 onto my USB stick using the media creation tool from the link above to install onto a brand new SSD that never had any OS installed previously, and I'm under the impression that whatever is on this USB stick is all I need to install and activate my FREE Windows 10 Home.

    I feel like the element where I prove I have a registered Win7 is missing from this process, or I'm not understanding something here. So if anyone reading this sees error, let me know.
    Last edited by Ubuntufoo; 30 Dec 2015 at 19:16.
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