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  1.    18 Jul 2015 #1
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    8.1 x64

    RTM question


    I'm on 8.1 right now and downloaded the RTM build 10240. Can i install this to tinker and still get my free update when released?
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  2.    18 Jul 2015 #2
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    You would be better off finding an ISO of say build 10166 and clean install it and then update to 10240. I would use a separate Disk if you can.
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  3.    18 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    I'm on 8.1 right now and downloaded the RTM build 10240. Can i install this to tinker and still get my free update when released?
    I was able to upgrade from Win8.1 to build 10240 with the use of an ISO and it remained activated and it's working just fine. When the 29th comes around I suspect that I will get the final.
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  4.    18 Jul 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I was able to upgrade from Win8.1 to build 10240 with the use of an ISO and it remained activated and it's working just fine. When the 29th comes around I suspect that I will get the final.
    Ok, were you on pro? You did the clean install?
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  5.    18 Jul 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    Ok, were you on pro? You did the clean install?
    I went from WIn8.1 Pro to Win10 10240 Pro and the Win8.1 was a clean install and I upgraded it to 10240 via an ISO.
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  6.    18 Jul 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    You would be better off finding an ISO of say build 10166 and clean install it and then update to 10240. I would use a separate Disk if you can.
    Can I ask why you would suggest that please? I'm also installing this on a raid 0 ssd setup in uefi.
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  7.    18 Jul 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I went from WIn8.1 Pro to Win10 10240 Pro and the Win8.1 was a clean install and I upgraded it to 10240 via an ISO.
    Oh so you didn't lose anything then? H how would I go about doing the same thing?
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  8.    18 Jul 2015 #8
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    Can I ask why you would suggest that please? I'm also installing this on a raid 0 ssd setup in uefi.
    You cannot do a clean install on top of Win 8.1. You can do a clean install of Windows 10 build 10166 or whatever build you can get an ISO for and ten upgrade to 10240 which would be as clean as you can get and still keep 8.1.
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  9.    18 Jul 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    Oh so you didn't lose anything then? H how would I go about doing the same thing?
    Didn't lose a thing.
    What I did was to get the ISO for 10240, put it on a separate HDD where I store my data, extract/unlock the ISO and run the setup while in Win8.1 and it performed the upgrade.

    Check Microsoft News web site for the ISO. I've used them a number of times and they're a good source.
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  10.    18 Jul 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    You cannot do a clean install on top of Win 8.1. You can do a clean install of Windows 10 build 10166 or whatever build you can get an ISO for and ten upgrade to 10240 which would be as clean as you can get and still keep 8.1.
    Gary,, you would have to dual boot and I don't think that's what he wants to do.
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