Clean install Windows 10 v1511

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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Home
       30 Nov 2015 #1

    Clean install Windows 10 v1511


    My laptop currently has Windows 8.1. I don't have a coa sticker as windows key is embedded in bios.

    If I were to clean install Windows 10 v1511 will it activate automatically or will I have to upgrade first then activate and then clean install?

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       30 Nov 2015 #2


    .....or will I have to upgrade first then activate and then clean install?
    Yep - That's the right way. :)
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #3

    Cluster Head said: View Post

    .....or will I have to upgrade first then activate and then clean install?
    Yep - That's the right way. :)
    Why? One of the major new features in version 1511 is the ability to read Windows 8 product keys stored in bios. If the end goal is a clean install, then just start with the clean install of Windows 10, version 1511. It will detect the Windows 8 product key stored in bios, automatically pick the correct version to install (home v. pro) and activate itself. If you want to know what the product key is that is stored in Bios and what version of Windows 8 it is for, run showkeyplus from this forum:

    Solved Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    01 Dec 2015 #4

    Build 10586 will read an use Windows 8/8.1 OEM embedded keys automatically. No need to upgrade first. You can clean install and it will use the embedded key and activate with it.
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