Raw formatted my external

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

  1. Posts : 65
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #21

    Wynona said:
    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
      My Computer

  2. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,930
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #22

    darkf0xx said:
    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.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 65
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #23

    Wynona said:
    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.
      My Computer

  4. topgundcp's Avatar
    Posts : 2,760
    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #24

    darkf0xx said:
    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.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 65
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #25

    topgundcp said:
    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.
      My Computer

  6. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,930
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #26

    darkf0xx said:
    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.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 65
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #27

    Wynona said:
    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.
      My Computer

  8. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,930
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #28

    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." :)
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 65
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #29

    well, at least you figured it out.
      My Computer

  10. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,930
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #30

    darkf0xx said:
    well, at least you figured it out.
    Yeah, I did. :)
      My Computer


 
Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:28.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums