1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    How do i Clean install Win 10 without losing my activation?


    Hello, I took part in the free upgrade offer from 7 and used the media creation tool to upgrade (probably should have waited for the upgrade notification but meh), It worked my windows 10 is activated but, I noticed that it wasn't a clean install and I'm not too fond of that so is it possible for me to do a clean install and be able to activate it still? Any help will be appreciated!
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 455
    Windows 10 Home
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    MrOblivion said: View Post
    Hello, I took part in the free upgrade offer from 7 and used the media creation tool to upgrade (probably should have waited for the upgrade notification but meh), It worked my windows 10 is activated but, I noticed that it wasn't a clean install and I'm not too fond of that so is it possible for me to do a clean install and be able to activate it still? Any help will be appreciated!
    Now that you've upgraded, you can do a clean install from the media creation ISO -
    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help

    Skip down to 'How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows' and you get this Note. The important thing to keep in mind is that you need your current key to do a clean install AFTER you upgrade since you do not have a Windows 10 product key -


    • On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then select Next.
    • Select Install Windows.
    • On the Enter the product key to activate Windows page, enter your product key. The product key should be in a purchase confirmation email if you bought Windows 10. It looks like this: PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

    • Note
      • If you upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 on this PC in the past, you won't have a Windows 10 product key, and you can skip the product key page by selecting the Skip button. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated on this PC by using the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.



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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Now that you've upgraded, you can do a clean install from the media creation ISO -
    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help

    Skip down to 'How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows' and you get this Note. The important thing to keep in mind is that you need your current key to do a clean install AFTER you upgrade since you do not have a Windows 10 product key -


    • On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then select Next.
    • Select Install Windows.
    • On the Enter the product key to activate Windows page, enter your product key. The product key should be in a purchase confirmation email if you bought Windows 10. It looks like this: PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

    • Note
      • If you upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 on this PC in the past, you won't have a Windows 10 product key, and you can skip the product key page by selecting the Skip button. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated on this PC by using the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.



    so can I like install from a usb?
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    Yes, so long as you do not change the hardware in a major way, your activation is now tied to that hardware.

    You will not lose activation by using a clean install, please follow this guide > Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,373
    Win 10 14393.51
       30 Jul 2015 #5

    I can verify that this (clean install after one upgrade install) activates as advertised.
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