What type of install did you do for Win X?

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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. him's Avatar
    him
    Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    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. Gramps's Avatar
    Posts : 240
    Win 10
       #2

    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. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,191
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #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. him's Avatar
    him
    Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Gramps said:
    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.

    swarfega said:
    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. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #5

    him said:
    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. paulsalter's Avatar
    Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
       #6

    I upgraded from 8.1

    At some point I might do a clean install, but not yet
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  7. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    paulsalter said:
    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. paulsalter's Avatar
    Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
       #8

    BunnyJ said:
    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. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #9

    paulsalter said:
    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. him's Avatar
    him
    Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    BunnyJ said:
    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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