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  1. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #11

    dbz2k said: View Post
    Why is pcworld saying you can do that?How to install Windows 10 on your PC | PCWorld
    I don't see where it says that...
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       29 Jul 2015 #12

    "But thereís a second option, one thatís a bit more fun. And thatís to download Windows 10 right now."
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,541
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       29 Jul 2015 #13

    dbz2k said: View Post
    Why is pcworld saying you can do that?How to install Windows 10 on your PC | PCWorld
    @dbz2k


    I did read that you could use Windows OEM or Retail key not a MSDN key or not an oem-slp to do a clean install. As long as that key has been activated for 24 hours. Microsoft noted that they haven't got all Widows 7 or 8 OEMs or Retail keys added but are working on it. One site reported they tried that with windows 7 or 8.1 keys and it didn't work.

    I think you can always upgrade via windows update, get the key from showkey, use that key to do a clean install but I don't know for sure if that will work.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,402
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       29 Jul 2015 #14

    When you upgrade with the free reserved copy from the GWX app on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, Windows 10 has a generic key included that will activate it.

    If you clean or upgrade install Windows 10 without doing the above first, Windows 10 will not be activated.


    Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

    Once youíve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You wonít need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. Youíll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after youíve upgraded.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #15

    dbz2k said: View Post
    "But there’s a second option, one that’s a bit more fun. And that’s to download Windows 10 right now."
    How does that say you can't?
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