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  1.    19 Mar 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob View Post
    Not always, sometimes they have to detect a previous eligible OS.
    When you install from a DVD all you have to do is go into Custom Install option and you can install on a blank SSD/HDD or format the OS that's on there and then install the OS.

    I do it all of the time.
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  2.    19 Mar 2015 #12
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    That is why I asked
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  3.    19 Mar 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by CallMeSteven View Post
    That is why I asked
    Just follow that tutorial by Brink/Shawn and you'll be all set. It's very well written and easy to follow.
    HTH
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  4.    19 Mar 2015 #14
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    You should be able to clean install from the ISO without any problems. You will probably need a key from either your Windows 7 or Windows 8 to activate Windows 10. Then again if MS is going to allow upgrades from pirated copies you may not even need to use a key.
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  5.    19 Mar 2015 #15
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    Ah, that answers my question fully. Many thanks.
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  6.    19 Mar 2015 #16
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    The question still remains what will happen when W10 is released.
    A clean install of W10 TP ISO is a no brainer as it has its own default license.
    When MS releases its FREE upgrade to W10 what will the ISO require for a clean installation? That has not been revealed by MS as of yet. The have been talking about using Windows Update to upgrade to Windows 10 and now have mentioned using an ISO to upgrade but no details on the procedure. But it's early and we have 6 Months before we have to cross that bridge.

    Jim
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  7.    19 Mar 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    The question still remains what will happen when W10 is released.
    A clean install of W10 TP ISO is a no brainer as it has its own default license.
    When MS releases its FREE upgrade to W10 what will the ISO require for a clean installation? That has not been revealed by MS as of yet. The have been talking about using Windows Update to upgrade to Windows 10 and now have mentioned using an ISO to upgrade but no details on the procedure. But it's early and we have 6 Months before we have to cross that bridge.

    Jim
    I would think that you would just download the ISO and then install it.. not that complex,
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  8.    19 Mar 2015 #18
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    I think they're more concerned about the key that Win 10 will use. Will 10 have it's own key or will they have to use the key from a previous version of Windows. And what happens if they have to move Windows to another computer or HDD?
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  9.    19 Mar 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I think they're more concerned about the key that Win 10 will use. Will 10 have it's own key or will they have to use the key from a previous version of Windows. And what happens if they have to move Windows to another computer or HDD?
    Good questions.. I would think that when you submit your current key to get the new one for Win10 that the current one is disabled and you lose access to your current OS. But who knows.. I hope that MS just takes your current key and gives you a key to Win10 and lets you to continue to use the current key.

    As for transfer.. I would think you should be able to do that if you get the ISO rather than go the upgrade path;.. but time will tell on that.
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  10.    19 Mar 2015 #20
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    Only MS knows what their plans are. If I have to use my old keys to activate 10 on my computers I'm going to mix it up. I'll do a couple with my Win 7 keys and a couple with my Win 8 keys. Just in case I need a older OS to run any programs or hardware that won't work in 10.
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