create a windows 10 iso for reinstalling?


  1. dgg
    Posts : 11
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    create a windows 10 iso for reinstalling?


    Notebook came with windows 8.1 and a hardware windows
    key. The notebook came with no dvd iso for
    reinstalling. Utilizing media creation tool I have updated to windows
    10.

    On windows 8.1 I made a dvd iso. But it did not work because the
    hardware key could not activate windows 8.1 when installed
    from the dvd iso. I had to utilize system image.

    I have not tested a downloaded windows 10 iso on
    the notebook. I assume it will not work.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...d/windows10ISO
    Can I get a windows 10 dvd iso for reinstalling which
    the hardware windows 8.1 key will activate?
    Thank you.
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  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 2,190
    Windows 10 Home 1903
       #2

    dgg said:
    Utilizing media creation tool I have updated to windows 10.
    Do you mean your Windows 8.1 has already been upgraded to Windows 10?
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 15,452
    10 Home x64 (2004) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    dgg said:
    Notebook came with windows 8.1...

    I have not tested a downloaded windows 10 iso on the notebook. I assume it will not work.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...d/windows10ISO

    That ISO will work. All PCs supplied with Windows 8/8.1 preinstalled by the OEM will have a W8/8.1 key embedded in their bios. A clean install of W10 will detect this key and use it to choose the edition to install (Home or Pro) and to activate it with a digital licence.

    You can check that you have a key in the bios with ShowKeyPlus.

    ShowKeyPlus
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  4. Posts : 32,471
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    What are the problems that you are having with Windows 10?

    What are the status of the important files?


    Depending upon the reply to these questions these may be troubleshooting options:

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    Reset Windows 10
    Refresh Windows 10
    Custom Install Windows 10
    Clean Install Windows 10



    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
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  5. Megahertz's Avatar
    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #5

    Any computer that once had Win 10 installed, by upgrading from win 7 or win 8.x or by a clean install using a win 10 license, has its ID saved on M$ servers and you don't need to enter a license (7, 8.x or 10) during a future Win 10 Clean Install.
    In other words, to do a clean install, just boot from the Win 10 installation drive (DVD or USB), go to install and select same version (Home or Pro) that was previously installed.
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