1. Joined : Aug 2015
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       17 Jul 2016 #1

    cannot install windows 10 on USB


    windows 10 got downloaded onto my computer by auto updates but i have not installed it. I want to do a clean install but when i go to the windows download page it will not let me download.. I am assuming it is because it is already on my computer. can I get it off? or is there another solution?
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,379
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       17 Jul 2016 #2

    I'm not sure what you mean by "Windows download page".

    You can get the .ISO using the Media Creation Tool or by direct download:

    Windows 10 ISO Download

    Please seriously consider imaging your existing Windows installation before replacing the OS.

    The original way to activate a Win 10 upgrade was only as an upgrade over an activated qualifying. You could subsequently do a clean install and Microsoft's servers would remember a "digital entitlement" and activate 10 on the same hardware. That changed with the November 2015 Win 10 release:

    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

    but I can't pretend to be familiar with all of the issues. In particular, activating a clean install on a Windows 7 machine with an OEM copy of 7 may pose problems. The simplest route might be an upgrade (with activation) followed by a clean install.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,441
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       17 Jul 2016 #3

    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by "Windows download page".

    You can get the .ISO using the Media Creation Tool or by direct download:

    Windows 10 ISO Download

    Please seriously consider imaging your existing Windows installation before replacing the OS.

    The original way to activate a Win 10 upgrade was only as an upgrade over an activated qualifying. You could subsequently do a clean install and Microsoft's servers would remember a "digital entitlement" and activate 10 on the same hardware. That changed with the November 2015 Win 10 release:

    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

    but I can't pretend to be familiar with all of the issues. In particular, activating a clean install on a Windows 7 machine with an OEM copy of 7 may pose problems. The simplest route might be an upgrade (with activation) followed by a tp clean install.
    An oem key is fine if unused or on same pc - no need to install windows 7 first.

    If pc came with windows 7 preinstalled, you usually need key on blue sticker on base of pc.
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