Wiping my PC can I Install windows 10 without Prior Win OS?

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  1. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #21

    If you had or have 8.1 installed all you had to do was upgrade to 10, then you could clean install 10.

    No need to reinstall 8 then upgrade to 8.1 etc. all over again.
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  2. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
       #22

    I think the OP has done it that way for so long and it seems to have worked for him that he has a hard time changing . Human habits are hard to break i suppose.

    It is completely unnecessary though and has no benefit doing it like that.
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  3. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #23

    I hear that, he will learn :)

    I`ve cleaned up my upgrade from 8.1 and it`s running so good, I`m not even considering a clean install yet.

    But then, my 8.1 install was fresh, no updates added, no software added.

    I just deleted the windows.old folder and it`s all good.
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  4. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #24

    Not for free. If you want to install Windows 10 on a completely clean drive, you will have to buy a copy of it. To get the free upgrade, there has to be a genuine copy of either Win 7 SP1 or 8.1 already installed.
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  5. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #25

    AddRAM said:
    I hear that, he will learn :)

    I`ve cleaned up my upgrade from 8.1 and it`s running so good, I`m not even considering a clean install yet.

    But then, my 8.1 install was fresh, no updates added, no software added.

    I just deleted the windows.old folder and it`s all good.
    I upgraded to 10 from an 8.1 install with over 350 GB of games , pictures, videos, music, other programs, etc. and everything has gone perfectly. I have no need to even think about a clean install.
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  6. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
       #26

    You guys lucked out to have everything go so perfectly , if something can go wrong it definitely will with me lol.
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