View Poll Results: Type of Win X install?

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  • Upgraded from Win 7 or Win 8.x

    21 80.77%
  • Fresh install of Win X

    10 38.46%
  • Technical Preview

    1 3.85%
  • Other - Please comment in thread

    1 3.85%
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  1.    19 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Mumbai
    Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    What type of install did you do for Win X?


    What kind of Win X install did you do?
    1. Upgrade from Win 7 or Win 8.x?
    2. Fresh/Clean install
    3. Technical preview and still on technical preview
    4. Others - Please comment (dual boots, etc)
    Last edited by him; 19 Aug 2015 at 05:25.
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  2.    19 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 160
    Win 10

    I started out with various TP's on a spare HD, both clean and update installs. Eventually upgraded 8.1 with one of the last TP's and then the RTM 240 build. Finally, did a clean install of 240 for a fresh start. Probably a similar path was taken by a lot of the users here.
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  3.    19 Aug 2015 #3

    I first upgraded to Windows 10 so I could marry the key from Windows 8.1. I had also purchased a retail copy of Windows 10 so I used that to do a clean install. So technically I have two copies of Windows 10 now
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  4.    19 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Mumbai
    Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    upgraded 8.1 with one of the last TP's and then the RTM 240 build. Finally, did a clean install of 240 for a fresh start. Probably a similar path was taken by a lot of the users here.

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    I first upgraded to Windows 10 so I could marry the key from Windows 8.1. I had also purchased a retail copy of Windows 10 so I used that to do a clean install.

    Great! I didn't google enough, so I just did a fresh install of Win 10. Now my Win is not-activated. I hope that Win servers recognize my hardware keys and activate me. Used to have Win 7 Ultimate. Too lazy now to re-install Win 7 and then upgrade to Win 10
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  5.    19 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by him View Post
    Great! I didn't google enough, so I just did a fresh install of Win 10. Now my Win is not-activated. I hope that Win servers recognize my hardware keys and activate me. Used to have Win 7 Ultimate. Too lazy now to re-install Win 7 and then upgrade to Win 10
    Sorry., but you have to do the upgrade over the previous OS(get it to activate) and then you can do a clean instillation. If you don't do this you're OS(win10) will not activate.

    Jeff
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  6.    19 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
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    Windows 10

    I upgraded from 8.1

    At some point I might do a clean install, but not yet
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  7.    19 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    I upgraded from 8.1

    At some point I might do a clean install, but not yet
    Went the same route. I got a new USB Flash Drive and loaded it with 10. Then I did a clean install.. works great so far.
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  8.    19 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Went the same route. I got a new USB Flash Drive and loaded it with 10. Then I did a clean install.. works great so far.
    Going to wait for the big update in October?
    If that doesn't cure my little niggles with 10 then I will do the same, I have software that took quite a while to configure to my liking, don't want to have to re install unless I really have to
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  9.    19 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Going to wait for the big update in October?
    If that doesn't cure my little niggles with 10 then I will do the same, I have software that took quite a while to configure to my liking, don't want to have to re install unless I really have to
    Last night with the new build I created an ISO so if I want to I can do a clean install or upgrade again.
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  10.    19 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Mumbai
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Sorry., but you have to do the upgrade over the previous OS(get it to activate) and then you can do a clean instillation. If you don't do this you're OS(win10) will not activate.

    Jeff
    Agreed! But I am too lazy to do a Win 7 install and then a Win 10 upgrade and then download/configure/install all the software and apps. It's just too much work. And the PC is at home, which means it is used by more people than just me alone. So can't keep it in broken/semi-baked state for a long time. I will wait for a few days more and see if Win 10 activates me. Else, I will go with Win 7 + Win 10 upgrade if and only if I face issues with current installation.
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