1.    17 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10

    Clean install of Windows 10 without upgrading.


    Hello guys, when W10 first came out, I upgraded it from Win 8.1 to 10.

    Now, I want to make a clean install of W10, and I was wondering If I could use my W8.1 key. I mean, not installing 8.1 and upgrading, just installing W10 and putting the cd key, since I have it activated in W10.

    Thanks !
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  2.    17 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Welcome to Ten-Forums!
    No key is needed to do a clean install. Are you aware that as of Nov.12 2015 there was an update to Windows 10 version 10240 to build 10586 ? Did you receive this update through Windows updates yet ?
    Tutorial on clean install https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  3.    17 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Welcome to Ten-Forums!
    No key is needed to do a clean install. Are you aware that as of Nov.12 2015 there was an update to Windows 10 version 10240 to build 10586 ? Did you receive this update through Windows updates yet ?
    Tutorial on clean install https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
    Yeah, but every time I try to install it it just stays in 16% of installing.
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  4.    17 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,368
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    That hang has nothing to do with a key. Are you following the tutorial martinvox posted?

    First, do you have a backup so you won't lose any data? Pretty sure you do since you want to do a clean install, just checking.
    Disconnect everything except mouse, keyboard and display, everything!
    Remove any flash drives or SD cards except the one you are installing from if using flash.
    Delete all partitions on the boot drive during the install, until the drive is totally un-allocated, then click Next. The Win 10 installer will create and format the partitions it needs.
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  5.    17 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    If you are still looking for a clean install of 10 WITH the newest update included, follow this tutorial all the way from beginning to end.... you need nothing more: Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    Literally, you need nothing more. No product key, no Windows update... nothing. Just the tutorial itself.
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