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  1.    19 Mar 2015 #1
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    Will I be able to do a clean install of Windows 10?


    Hope this has not been asked before.

    I have the Windows 7 disc which I purchased and since then have upgraded to Windows 8 & 8.1 via the Windows Store.

    When Windows 10 is released I'd like to do a fresh install. Does anyone know if this will be possible or would I have to buy Windows 10?

    Thanks

    Steven...Chigwell, UK
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  2.    19 Mar 2015 #2
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  3.    19 Mar 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by CallMeSteven View Post
    Hope this has not been asked before.

    I have the Windows 7 disc which I purchased and since then have upgraded to Windows 8 & 8.1 via the Windows Store.

    When Windows 10 is released I'd like to do a fresh install. Does anyone know if this will be possible or would I have to buy Windows 10?

    Thanks

    Steven...Chigwell, UK
    You don't need anything for a clean install, just don't use it as your main OS or you could have some problems.
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  4.    19 Mar 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob View Post
    You don't need anything for a clean install, just don't use it as your main OS or you could have some problems.
    I think he's talking about the RTM.. and will there be an ISO for that.
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  5.    19 Mar 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I think he's talking about the RTM.. and will there be an ISO for that.
    I'd say there would pretty well have to be, even though you can upgrade online, something can always go wrong and eventually you need a disk.
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  6.    19 Mar 2015 #6
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    Yes - I did say 'when it is released'.

    Although an ISO is stated, I cannot find anywhere that says you can do a clean install. Maybe this will become
    known later in the year??
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  7.    19 Mar 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob View Post
    I'd say there would pretty well have to be, even though you can upgrade online, something can always go wrong and eventually you need a disk.
    Read the link I posted.. that's what it says.. we will get ISO downloads.
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  8.    19 Mar 2015 #8
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    So does using an ISO always offer a clean install? If so, may thanks.
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  9.    19 Mar 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by CallMeSteven View Post
    So does using an ISO always offer a clean install? If so, may thanks.
    Yes.. I would burn the ISO to a DVD and perform the clean install of the OS.
    HTH
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  10.    19 Mar 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by CallMeSteven View Post
    So does using an ISO always offer a clean install? If so, may thanks.
    Not always, sometimes they have to detect a previous eligible OS.
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