1. Joined : Jun 2016
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    Windows 10
       18 Jun 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Reset?


    Hey, i'm new to this forum and i have no idea if i'm posting this in the right section, but i got one simple question and i really haven't been able to find an answer to this. My question is i bought my pc with windows 8 then windows 8.1 came out etc so i updated to that. Windows 10 came then and i upgraded to that also. I'm thinking on doing a full reset of my pc soon and i am wondering that if i decide to reset after windows 10 is not free anymore, will i still be able to get back to it since i updated before?
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       18 Jun 2016 #2

    Yes. once activated you can reinstall it as many times as you want.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       19 Jun 2016 #3

    When i decide to reset, do i have to go back to windows 8 and then update to windows 10 from there or can i just reset to windows 10?
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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       20 Jun 2016 #4

    Piter1919 said: View Post
    When i decide to reset, do i have to go back to windows 8 and then update to windows 10 from there or can i just reset to windows 10?
    No need to go back to windows you updated from as long as W10 was activated on same MB.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2014
    Posts : 12
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       24 Jun 2016 #5

    I just did this Windows 10 reset when I had to change the motherboard. I did the reset and got the not activated, called Phone support and the guy said to input the windows 7 key and once I did it activated fine...Went from AMD to Intel.
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  6.    24 Jun 2016 #6

    dsherman said: View Post
    I just did this Windows 10 reset when I had to change the motherboard. I did the reset and got the not activated, called Phone support and the guy said to input the windows 7 key and once I did it activated fine...Went from AMD to Intel.
    Not quite what the OP questioned but anyway, off topic, why sway from AMD... Intel, IMHO, is best for laptops for low power usage - desktops not so much?
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
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       25 Jun 2016 #7

    No idea what AMD vs. Intel has to do with activation. It's tied to MB and that's all.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2015
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    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       26 Jun 2016 #8

    When you say reset, do you mean select the reset option within Windows 10? I would do something else. Check that you definitely are activated. Make backups of all your files - documents, pictures, music, videos, download file, export bookmarks to html and back up that file. Which is something you normally do anyway. When everything is backed up, burn a disc of Windows 10 ISO for the correct product you currently run (ie Home or Professional, 32 bit or 64 bit).

    Then do a clean install of Windows 10. I found my machine worked way better after a clean install than a reset. You get a nice new squeaky clean install and just put your antivirus back on and copy your files back.

    Unless - are you saying you might want the option to go back to Windows 8.1? Unless you made a System image, or have recovery disks made for Windows 8, before upgrading to Windows 10 that probably isn't possible now (unless you installed Windows 8 from a retail disk). If you do have recovery disks, a system image and a Windows 8 repair disk, then it's win win really. You get a nice clean install of Windows 10 and can reinstall Windows 8 in the future if you want. (The same product key/activation is used for Windows 10 and the original Windows 8 though and it could be fiddly getting Windows 8 activated again.
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