1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows
       31 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10 From Dreamspark - Is it Full Version or Upgrade only?


    Good morning everyone

    I have purchased (i mean got it Free..lol) Windows 10 Multiple Editions from my College's Dreamspark account and I want to know if it is a Full Version of Windows 10 or Upgrade only?

    Windows 10 Multiple Editions includes Windows 10 Pro and Home editions in it. I have received ONE key for it which is for Windows 10 Pro edition. So i think i can install windows 10 Pro with this Key from DreamSpark.

    But I want to do a clean install of Windows 10 on my computer and I do not want to do Upgrade from Windows 8.

    So does anyone know if i can use DreamSpark's windows 10 Multiple edition Key to do a Fresh Clean install on a computer?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    I could be wrong so don't quote me on this, but if you have a key... then I don't see why you can't do a fresh install. <shrug> Makes sense to me...
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7
       31 Jul 2015 #3

    MortTheBeast said: View Post
    I could be wrong so don't quote me on this, but if you have a key... then I don't see why you can't do a fresh install. <shrug> Makes sense to me...
    myworld said: View Post
    Good morning everyone

    I have purchased (i mean got it Free..lol) Windows 10 Multiple Editions from my College's Dreamspark account and I want to know if it is a Full Version of Windows 10 or Upgrade only?

    Windows 10 Multiple Editions includes Windows 10 Pro and Home editions in it. I have received ONE key for it which is for Windows 10 Pro edition. So i think i can install windows 10 Pro with this Key from DreamSpark.

    But I want to do a clean install of Windows 10 on my computer and I do not want to do Upgrade from Windows 8.

    So does anyone know if i can use DreamSpark's windows 10 Multiple edition Key to do a Fresh Clean install on a computer?
    Hi, today I 'bought' the Windows 10 Multiple edition license in Dreamspark, there is only one key, can I use it on any of the version provided (HOME and PRO) right?
    In this link: https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...-editions.html, you can see someone who said
    "Ok, I found out, that the key is for the Pro version."
    ??
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #4

    When I was at university, we could do these downloads from MSDN academic alliance (which is the same as the current dreamspark) Windows 7 was available on release and that was both upgrade and clean install. If you want to clean install you would have to boot from the dvd/usb and perform a custom install.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 14
    10 (& hopefully 7) Pro64
       29 Oct 2015 #5

    Great news
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,197
    Windows 10 IoT
       30 Oct 2015 #6

    Windows 10 Multiple Editions is the ISO I get on MSDN, It can install Home or Pro depending on what product code is entered during install. They are full version ISO's. I can clean install with them.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 14
    10 (& hopefully 7) Pro64
       30 Oct 2015 #7

    Thanks alphanumeric,
    I'm building a new PC over the next week, this thread answered all my questions and have the media creation tool ( Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help )

    BUT as I already posess the ISO, so RUFUS is the way forward...

    This guide will be a great help to me as Brink's Win7 guides were: Windows 10 - Clean Install
    Last edited by GDavid; 31 Oct 2015 at 00:51.
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,197
    Windows 10 IoT
       31 Oct 2015 #8

    I just use diskpart to create my bootable install thumb drives. Option 2 here, http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html Works for Windows 8 and 10. The media creation tool will create a bootable thumb drive for you too.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 14
    10 (& hopefully 7) Pro64
       04 Nov 2015 #9

    That was the guide I ended up using anyway
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