1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       19 Aug 2015 #1

    Can I go back and just do a clean install

    I originally followed the path to upgrade my 8.1 Pro to Windows 10. Everything went fine and I created the USB during the process. Activation was OK.
    Then after a few days and some unusual problems I reloaded my last Image of 8.1 Pro.
    Question is Can I go back and just do a clean install since I have already did the upgrade process?
    Or do a upgrade again?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,517
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       19 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Shipinomore,

    Yes you can clean install Windows 10 Pro since you upgraded to the free Windows 10 Pro on your activated Windows 8.1 Pro PC to register that PC for the Windows 10 Pro activation.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Aug 2015 at 19:00. Reason: clarify
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,176
    Windows 10 Home
       19 Aug 2015 #3

    shipinomore10 said: View Post
    I originally followed the path to upgrade my 8.1 Pro to Windows 10. Everything ...
    To Windows 10 Pro, right?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       19 Aug 2015 #4

    Word Man said: View Post
    To Windows 10 Pro, right?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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