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  1.    04 Aug 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellishdream View Post
    Again as I stated prior, this could be why so many people have experienced failures with using the win X media creation tool, they're system simply isn't meeting the requirements clearly set forth by Microsoft.
    SP1 for Windows 7 is not required for upgrading via the Media Creation Tool. It's only required if the user wishes to upgrade via Windows Update. Judging from the problems people are having, it appears as if Windows Update is the least reliable method of getting a successful upgrade. I've successfully upgraded 7 computers in my household now and done two clean installs after upgrades. Windows 10 is running perfectly on all my PCs and all have permanent activations according to slmgr /xpr results.
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  2.    10 Aug 2015 #22
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    Guys One Question My Laptop Windows 10 Pro Is Fully Activated, But now it seems the hard disk is failing so if i install a new hard drive will i need to reinstall windows 7 activated then upgrade to windows 10 or i install windows 10 straight away to get legal Activation. Please Help

    Mohamed
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  3.    10 Aug 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
    Guys One Question My Laptop Windows 10 Pro Is Fully Activated, But now it seems the hard disk is failing so if i install a new hard drive will i need to reinstall windows 7 activated then upgrade to windows 10 or i install windows 10 straight away to get legal Activation. Please Help

    Mohamed
    Should be able to do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. When it asks for license keys, click the tiny little text that allows you to skip that step. If it doesn't activate (even though it should), you can always go back to Windows 7 and upgrade and all you have lost is time. Be sure and give it two or three days to activate as Microsoft is having issues with activation servers. Also if it doesn't activate, at least one person has done the Windows 10 "Reset this computer" re-install from within Windows 10 and it activated after that.
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  4.    19 Aug 2015 #24

    Avoid Upgrade...straight to Clean Install


    After looking at all this I am wondering if there is a way to do a clean install without the upgrade first and it appears this is impossible.

    It would be nice if the windows 7 key simply worked...but I assume it won't.

    I am really not ready to switch so what I am considering is cloning my Win 7 to a second disk or using earlier images that I have, upgrading one....then discard the win 10...

    Then install win 10 in a virtual machine and hopefully, it will activate automatically....or will it?
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  5.    19 Aug 2015 #25
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    Windows 8.1 pro, Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew124C41 View Post
    After looking at all this I am wondering if there is a way to do a clean install without the upgrade first and it appears this is impossible.

    It would be nice if the windows 7 key simply worked...but I assume it won't.

    I am really not ready to switch so what I am considering is cloning my Win 7 to a second disk or using earlier images that I have, upgrading one....then discard the win 10...

    Then install win 10 in a virtual machine and hopefully, it will activate automatically....or will it?
    WinX doesn't use a key authentication , it uses a hardware authentication. This means it generates a hardware hash the is specific to your machine, sends this to the authentication servers and receives authorization for activation form there. As far as running it in a VM environment I have not personally tested this myself but you may find How to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine | ExtremeTech helpful as well as many other resources found by simply googling "windows 10 activation in a VM environment"(without the quotes.
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