1.    01 Aug 2015 #1
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    windows 10 home premium retail version key required?


    I downloaded and burnt the win 10 installation iso file to dvd, if I want to make it like my win 8.1 retail disc do I need to purchase a retail key, for the windows 10? If so how do I go about it? Thanks!
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    You can't "make it like" some other disc.

    The purpose of it is to upgrade an existing installation of 7, 8, or 8.1 to Windows 10.

    Did you want to upgrade an existing installation or not?

    You can't use that burned disc to immediately do a clean installation on an empty drive. You have to have an existing installation.

    If you do upgrade, you will effectively have a "retail 10" and you could then later do a "clean install" of 10 if you want--using that same burned disc.

    You don't need to buy anything as along as you upgrade your existing installation with that burned disc within the next year.
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  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by p5200 View Post
    I downloaded and burnt the win 10 installation iso file to dvd, if I want to make it like my win 8.1 retail disc do I need to purchase a retail key, for the windows 10? If so how do I go about it? Thanks!
    I don't understand what you ask.

    The .iso can be used to make a bootable DVD disk. (I'd recommend creating a bootable USB thumb drive instead. An install from it is much faster than from a DVD.)

    If you burned a copy of the .iso to disk, it's not of much use. The iso is a digital image of the disk you want, and you need to create that disk.

    For just running the upgrade, you can mount the iso. You don't need a disk or thumb drive.

    You don't need a key to upgrade an activated copy of Windows 8.1. You also won't receive a Win 10 key with the free upgrade. Once you've run the upgrade once, you can clean install and activate Win 10 anytime, but only on the same hardware.
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  4.    01 Aug 2015 #4
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    I'm just wanting to make sure, that if I were to upgrade motherboards etc. I won't be having activation problems if I have to do a clean installation. Thanks!
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  5.    01 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by p5200 View Post
    I'm just wanting to make sure, that if I were to upgrade motherboards etc. I won't be having activation problems if I have to do a clean installation. Thanks!
    If you upgrade your mother board your activation of windows 10 will lost
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  6.    01 Aug 2015 #6
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    That's what I thought I think I will wait til newegg gets their retail discs in and order one of them. Thanks!
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  7.    03 Aug 2015 #7
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    win 10 pro

    Hardware change is usually seen as a new PC.
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