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  1.    2015-07-29 #40

    Joanne said: View Post
    Hello people, I am now writing using Edge but my screen resolution is tiny because the Win Update now brings me my GPU driver.

    - Yes, it updates automatically on its own after the Upgrade, as long as you have an internet connection. I did not have -because I always install all my drivers manually and in a specific order- but it activated immediately after the connection was established. To be sure though I used Syperfly's utility to save my product key, thank you Superfly!

    - For me, clean installation means to delete all the volumes + partitions of my SSD and make it an unallocated drive. Then I install everything the way I want.

    See you later with a few of my first impressions... Hint: driver update?! Are you kidding me? Better get all your drivers in advance, especially the crucial ones like INF, IME, AHCI...
    You are welcome Joanne

    However, you will not necessarily require a key for reinstallation (won't make a difference using it tho') - see my explanation here, hope it makes sense.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       2015-07-29 #41

    I posted this question elsewhere in a different way. but I can't find it now.

    What I am confused on. Can you use the media creation tool to upgrade to windows 10 and it activate? Totally by-passing the gwx applications? As I said in the other post, I am having issues with gwx and windows update freezing. I restored from am image backup and I am going to try using Gwx again and hope it works. I know Microsoft is supposed to come out with an iso image that you can use to upgrade to windows 10 but don't know when they will post those.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,562
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-07-29 #42

    groze said: View Post
    I posted this question elsewhere in a different way. but I can't find it now.

    What I am confused on. Can you use the media creation tool to upgrade to windows 10 and it activate? Totally by-passing the gwx applications? As I said in the other post, I am having issues with gwx and windows update freezing. I restored from am image backup and I am going to try using Gwx again and hope it works. I know Microsoft is supposed to come out with an iso image that you can use to upgrade to windows 10 but don't know when they will post those.
    Hello Groze,

    Yes you can.

    Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

    Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer or Media Creation Tool on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,540
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       2015-07-29 #43

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Groze,

    Yes you can.

    Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

    Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer or Media Creation Tool on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.
    Thank you.


    Downloading it now. Still going to try Gwx if it will work this time.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,562
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-07-29 #44

    You're most welcome.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       2015-07-29 #45

    I have question I had PC with 32 bit windows 7 ultimate. It was successfully upgraded (and activated) to windows 10 pro 32 bit can I download 64 bit windows 10 media and do clean install 64 bit over Windows 10 pro 32 bit? in that case will me activation still be valid?
    Oh sorry it was already answered i believe
    Brink said: View Post

    Yes, you will be able to after the upgrade was installed and activated on the PC.

    See step 6 here: Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Posts : 165
    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit
       2015-07-29 #46

    Wenda said: View Post
    Yeah, I tried that. Wouldn't happen, hence the ISO download. Currently at 65%

    If it won't go over my 10162-on-8.1 setup, I'll roll-back to 8.1 and try again.

    EDIT: It wouldn't, so I will. Well, it would, but only as a clean install.

    That's not an option, as I've no intention of re-installing 150gb of programs and
    games for what will still, essentially, be a trial version.

    Well, it actually turned-out to be a corrupted download - re-downloaded the ISO, and let it install while I was in town shopping this morning.

    Got back home, and it was good to go. Kept all my settings and tweaks, everything seems to work so far...


    Wenda.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,562
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-07-29 #47

    VBs said: View Post
    I have question I had PC with 32 bit windows 7 ultimate. It was successfully upgraded (and activated) to windows 10 pro 32 bit can I download 64 bit windows 10 media and do clean install 64 bit over Windows 10 pro 32 bit? in that case will me activation still be valid?
    Oh sorry it was already answered i believe
    Hello VBs,

    Yes, you should be able to as long as it's the same edition.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1
    win 8.1 pro
       2015-07-29 #48

    nomadgamer13 said: View Post
    Brothers please tell me,if i choose to install it for another computer,then whether this setup will ask for product key or not!
    nomadgamer13 said: View Post
    Brothers please tell me,if i choose to install it for another computer,then whether this setup will ask for product key or not!
    nomadgamer13 said: View Post
    Brothers please tell me,if i choose to install it for another computer,then whether this setup will ask for product key or not!
    nomadgamer13 said: View Post
    Brothers please tell me,if i choose to install it for another computer,then whether this setup will ask for product key or not!
    Brothers please tell me,if i choose to install it for another computer,then whether this setup will ask for product key or not
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,562
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-07-29 #49

    Hello dilpazir, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, you will need a product key to activate it on another computer.
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