1.    11 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2014
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    Win 10 Pro

    Clean Install on New SSD without installing upgrade


    I have reserved my copy of Win 10 (upgrade from Win7 Pro 32bit retail) , but i plan to fit a SSD and instill the 64bit version of Win 10.

    does windows 10 need to be upgrade installed first so Win 10 recognizes my hardware or can i download the ISO and do a clean install

    or will i need to install Win 7 64bit then do the updates and then apply for the upgrade?
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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 181
    Windows 10

    I tried a clean install without installing Windows 7 first, but that did not work.

    I ended up reinstalling Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 10 so Microsoft will grant me a valid Windows 10 product key, then do a clean install using the ISO.
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 99
    Windows 10

    You need to do an upgrade first so that MS knows your hardware configuration for activation. Once that's done, and make sure you see Windows 10 is activated after the upgrade, go ahead and replace the HDD and install Windows 10 clean. Skip activating Windows during the setup (since you don't have the product key) and then once everything is installed activate it.
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  4.    11 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2014
    Forfar
    Posts : 49
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the quick replies, thats what i thought it would be, oh well, here's to a day of installing lol
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  5.    11 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 58
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Quote ( Skip activating Windows during the setup (since you don't have the product key) and then once everything is installed activate it. )

    Is there a way he can get the product key cause he already has an active Win 10? and then type in the PK# from his old one.
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  6.    11 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 940
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Is there a way he can get the product key cause he already has an active Win 10? and then type in the PK# from his old one.
    No -- there is no way to do that; As stated, you have to do the Upgrade first.
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