Clean Install Of Windows 10 May be Needed

  1.    26 Apr 2018 #1

    Clean Install Of Windows 10 May be Needed


    Hello All,
    Restore, Reset or Recovery all fail. I believe I am missing some system files. Can I still be able to do a clean install even if I do not have a key? Windows 10 was upgraded from windows 8 over the web.
    Or do I need to take it in for repair?
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  2.    26 Apr 2018 #2

    Its very simple get the windows iso from Download Windows 10
    write to usb or dvd it gives you the option to do this boot from it delete paritions so its a clean install then install if it asks for a key skip once its installed it will active from MS servers
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  3. Posts : 22,764
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       26 Apr 2018 #3

    If you upgraded during the free period there should be a digital license.
    As an extra level of safety you can create a Microsoft account.
    The servers should be able to find the digital license to permit a clean install or replacing the drive or the motherboard.

    These links may be useful:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ardware-change
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-10-activation
    Download Windows 10


    If there are files that were not backed up or if there was no image made you may need to save the files.
    Let us know whether saving files is still needed.
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       26 Apr 2018 #4

    rjordan393 said: View Post
    Restore, Reset or Recovery all fail. I believe I am missing some system files. Can I still be able to do a clean install even if I do not have a key?
    As others have said, you don't need a key because you have a digital license.

    But you may not need to do a clean install, try an in-place repair upgrade first. You keep all your files and installed apps that way.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  5.    27 Apr 2018 #5

    Thanks Bree,
    I made a printout of the instructions but now I am having connection problems. The links that are given are too slow to connect. I will save the instructions for future reference and have decided to have a pro fix my computer.
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