1.    27 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    windows 10 Pro x64

    installing win 10 with img from media tool


    i decided to reinstall everything starting with windows 7 then upgrading or using the free upgrade that i initialy used to get windows 10. but it seems that offer is no longer on the start menu bar \ task bar.

    i have the img of windows 10 pro burned from media creation tool to a dvd.

    can i use the dvd to simply just upgrade windows 7 to windows 10?

    or do i need a serial key for windows 10?

    i had some trouble with curse client and some audio stuttering in windows 10 when i used the free upgrade, but it didnt show until after i installed call of duty black ops III where it said i needed audio below 44000khz (sound blaster Z) to be able to open the game....... :\ and a bunch of bsod out of nowhere. i havent had a bsod on windows 7 for over a year so idk where that came from.

    so back to the question. is there a upgrade function from the dvd (windows 10 pro; as in the free upgrade) or do i need a serial specifically for win 10?
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2
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    I'm in the ghetto
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    Hello and welcome to the forum

    When you initially upgraded to Win10 did you confirm it had activated correctly? If so, then there is no need to reinstall Win7. Just use boot straight into the Win10 DVD and perform a clean installation of Windows 10. When it asks you for a product key, just skip (don't enter a key)

    Good luck
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3
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    im on windows 7 now... does it make any difference if i just upgrade?
    and yes confirmed activation on windows 10.
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  4.    27 Aug 2015 #4
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    Well I've never re-upgraded before as I've never had a reason to. Things **often** work better with a clean install though. If you haven't already reinstalled all your programs on to your Win7 then I suggest you should do a clean install.

    Why not try the re-upgrade if that is what you want. Cannot see any reason why it would not work. The tutorial is below:
    How to Upgrade to Windows 10
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #5
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    thanks for the help
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  6.    27 Aug 2015 #6
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    win 7 dual boot / 10

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyMe View Post
    Well I've never re-upgraded before as I've never had a reason to. Things **often** work better with a clean install though. If you haven't already reinstalled all your programs on to your Win7 then I suggest you should do a clean install.

    Why not try the re-upgrade if that is what you want. Cannot see any reason why it would not work. The tutorial is below:
    How to Upgrade to Windows 10
    I agree with WhyMe. The pc will activate on 7 or 10 is what has been said, I have not tested that yet but think I will so I can say mine did.
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