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  1.    06 Oct 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Actually, that shouldn't happen, Fox. When you upgrade to Windows 10 RTM from Windows 7 or 8.1, you're supposed to be able to do a clean install as many times as you want forever. Microsoft supposedly has the "footprint" of your system, which automagically activates Windows 10 clean installs.
    they dont if you did a hdd wipe, I had to do that because gnome completely erased windows 10
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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkf0xx View Post
    they dont if you did a hdd wipe, I had to do that because gnome completely erased windows 10
    Something's wrong, then. It's all over the Internet. I searched "Windows 10 clean install after free upgrade" and found quite a few, from Neowin to Cnet, etc.
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  3.    06 Oct 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Something's wrong, then. It's all over the Internet. I searched "Windows 10 clean install after free upgrade" and found quite a few, from Neowin to Cnet, etc.
    I asked a microsoft guy to activate it for me and he told me I had to do a full install of 7 to get back to 10.
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  4.    06 Oct 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkf0xx View Post
    they dont if you did a hdd wipe, I had to do that because gnome completely erased windows 10
    Replacing or wiping a HDD should not affect the activation. Only when you replace the MB. Sometimes it takes a while to re-activate so you just have to wait.
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  5.    06 Oct 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Replacing or wiping a HDD should not affect the activation. Only when you replace the MB. Sometimes it takes a while to re-activate so you just have to wait.
    the microsoft tech guy told me I had to reinstall.
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  6.    06 Oct 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkf0xx View Post
    the microsoft tech guy told me I had to reinstall.
    In my experience, Microsoft guys aren't always right. However you did it, I'm guessing you got it activated? And that's the cat's meow.
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  7.    07 Oct 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    In my experience, Microsoft guys aren't always right. However you did it, I'm guessing you got it activated? And that's the cat's meow.
    lmao, yea I did it.
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  8.    11 Oct 2015 #28
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    Final diagnosis of my Lexar Jump Drive is that it's dead.

    I had five gurus all together on Skype trying to help me get it going again, but it was pronounced dead. No biggie though, because it was only an 8 GB one.

    What was accomplished was that another person's 64 GB Flash Drive was revived. For once, it's good to say, "Better him than me."
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  9.    11 Oct 2015 #29
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    well, at least you figured it out.
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  10.    11 Oct 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkf0xx View Post
    well, at least you figured it out.
    Yeah, I did.
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