1.    06 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 / 10 Pro

    A couple of questions - If I do new download/installtion of Win 10...

    Hi Guys, I've been (fairly) happily running Windows 10 since early August, but was thinking of doing a clean install...

    So I have a couple of questions:

    1: If I go to the Microsoft website and download the media creation tool and make a new ISO, will it be the latest version (with all current patches) that I install?

    2: Do I still have to go through the saga of upgrading my Windows 8.1 install, then doing a clean install to end up with a nice, registered, activated Windows 10 installation?


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  2.    06 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2,166
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    1. You should get the latest build 1511 released about 3 weeks ago. Windows Update will then upgrade to the latest build.

    2. I was advised on this forum that if you have a Windows key in our BIOS then a clean install will automatically use this and activate. I think you can also use a valid Windows 8.1 retail key?
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  3.    06 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Since you already have Windows 10 installed, you have a digital entitlement stored on Microsoft activation servers. If you clean install the same version of Windows 10 on the same computer, if it asks you for a product key you can click on "skip", "I don't have a product key" or "do this later" and Windows 10 will activate itself based on the digital entitlement stored on Microsoft activation servers.
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