1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Win 10 Update OK. Now can I clean install?


    Hello. As the title says. I have successfully updated my PC from Win 8.1 Pro 64bit to Win 10 Pro 64bit and managed to activate it.

    I have downloaded the ISO via Media Builder. Now I have upgraded AND activated, can I do a clean install? I.E. Format my HDD and install from my ISO.

    I have a UEFI BIOS.

    Thanks.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    If you have verified that Windows has activated correctly, your unique installation ID should be stored and a clean install will activate without issues.

    Just in case of errors, make a note of your Product Key for Windows 8.1, because it may be required if activation does not work correctly.

    For all else, you should be good to go!
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    win7 32bit
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    is it normal for the upgrade to lag at evrything? when i had the win 10 tp it was great and fast at evrything but once i upgraded my win 7 it seems evrything starts slow gaming has allot of lag will it help to do a clean install or am i better of restoring windows 7?
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    kampfer said: View Post
    is it normal for the upgrade to lag at evrything? when i had the win 10 tp it was great and fast at evrything but once i upgraded my win 7 it seems evrything starts slow gaming has allot of lag will it help to do a clean install or am i better of restoring windows 7?
    Kampfer, you would be better of creating a new thread in the gaming section so the original topic does not become derailed.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       30 Jul 2015 #5

    @ Windows Sniper

    Thank you for that. I have a disk image of my Win 8.1 setup I made prior to the Win 10 upgrade. I also have the original OEM Win 8.1 setup disk when I built my system, including the Product Key.

    And yes, it clearly states 'This copy of Windows is activated'. It did take some time as the servers were being hammered.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6

    JemTheWire said: View Post
    @ Windows Sniper

    Thank you for that. I have a disk image of my Win 8.1 setup I made prior to the Win 10 upgrade. I also have the original OEM Win 8.1 setup disk when I built my system, including the Product Key.
    Good luck, and let us know if you have any issues.
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