Windows 10: I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again? Solved

  1.    02 Dec 2015 #1

    I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again?


    Hello,

    I received the free win 10 upgrade from an invitation to reserve the upgrade. The other day, a Ransomware hit me, and though I believe I may have immediately tracked & deleted all affected files I could find, I hardly believe I could be so skilled as to be successful.

    I had this happen last year, and ended up formatting the unit, and reloading Win 7. I don't want to have to go back to 7, but how do I get another Win 10? Is there a key I need to find & save? A free site that I can get a copy on a flash drive to load from? Any help would be appreciated. I have no clue how to proceed since it's an online download, and once formatted, the unit won't be able to get online without the OS

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 2,003
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       02 Dec 2015 #2

    you can download the newest build of windows 10 > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10

    boot from the setup media - remove every partition (wipe) the HDD

    and clean install widows 10

    since you already had win7 and windows 10 on that PC - if asked for product key - just skip that screen
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 Dec 2015 #3

    Thanks Kyhi, you rock!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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