Windows 10: Upgrade or Clean Install....?

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  1. Posts : 1,177
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       27 Aug 2015 #21

    m0nk3n said: View Post
    so i guess i'll just have to format the ssd again. but by doing that will it erase the already activated free upgrade of windows 10?

    or is that something the motherboard has in some memory?
    No, it's a hardware ID based on your machine components captured during upgrade activation that the Microsoft Activation server now has in ITS memory - that is, assuming you're asking about the activation itself, rather than the system data on your system drive prior to formatting it.
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #22

    activation itself. i know since its been activated i can install "that" windows 10 version (id number technical) on this machine.

    kinda like with windows 7 i guess. i can't install windows 7 ultimate 64 or 32 bit on 2 different machines. if i had done that i would have to activate 1 of them using the telephone system for the machine i wanted it on.
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       27 Aug 2015 #23

    m0nk3n said: View Post
    activation itself. i know since its been activated i can install "that" windows 10 version (id number technical) on this machine.

    kinda like with windows 7 i guess. i can't install windows 7 ultimate 64 or 32 bit on 2 different machines. if i had done that i would have to activate 1 of them using the telephone system for the machine i wanted it on.
    Right, so since you know its been activated and HOW it's been activated (by recording machine ID on MS Activation server), then you can conclude that formatting the SSD will have no effect on the activation status of your machine as far as MS is concerned. You can wipe out all the partitions on the SSD, simply reformat your SSD OS partition, or, in fact, even swap it out with another blank SSD and still have a clean install of Win 10 activate with MS as it will recognize your already recorded and activated machine.
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  4.    27 Aug 2015 #24

    i'm on windows 10 now. it's really fluent :P
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  5. Posts : 1,177
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       27 Aug 2015 #25

    m0nk3n said: View Post
    i'm on windows 10 now. it's really fluent :P
    Not sure what you mean by fluent, but fluency is usually a good thing...
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  6.    27 Aug 2015 #26

    cortana not supported in scandinavia \ norway. bit sad about that. i meant kinda that i can see its abit better than win 7 and 8.
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  7. Posts : 1,177
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       27 Aug 2015 #27

    m0nk3n said: View Post
    cortana not supported in scandinavia \ norway. bit sad about that. i meant kinda that i can see its abit better than win 7 and 8.
    Ah, OK, got you. Well, I understand your wish that Windows and Cortana were "mer flytende i norsk" but, like most people in your part of the world and Europe, it's good that your fluency in English can compensate.
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