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  1. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #11

    seraph said:
    sorry if im making things unclear The pc i want pro on currently has enterprise. I haven't bought enterprise as it says in the windows popup "activate windows" and i couldn't find a key to buy so i could activate it. This is why i want to get pro as i have an activation key. Also the key from ebay has sold nearly 200 and ebay's money back guarantee covers it aswell as the seller which allows returns.
    Familiar with Ebay. O.k. just getting a better understanding, thanks. Look like a clean install of Windows 10 Pro then. Either try my link or media creation tool as mentioned after me to get the ISO.
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  2. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #12

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    Both my link and media creation tool is in this tutorial.
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  3. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Ok thanks for you help and the guide!
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  4. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #14

    seraph said:
    Ok thanks for you help and the guide!
    Your welcome,good luck, let us know how it turns out and any further help needed.
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  5. Posts : 3,449
       #15

    @seraph,

    Will you us a favour? Please check that key's edition via ShowKey.

    I have seen another post of someone purchased a key off ebay, it showed as an: OEM:DM
    - these cannot be sold legitimately without the PC it came with.
    They may activate, only because the original PC had never had Windows 10 activated (eg. corporates that purchase new machines and immediately re-image them with Enterprise - the OEM key remains virgin)

    I find theses digital purchases a bit suspicious (unless it's from reputable origin, like Newegg) - even if it does show retail, it should come with install media, otherwise it most likely is an MSDN key.
    So, too, System Builder keys (OEM-NONSLP) should come as a pack that includes a sticker.
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  6. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Hi im back again does anyone know how i can erase my data on my ssd so i can do a fresh installation of windows?
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  7. Posts : 17,371
    Windows 11 Pro
       #17

    seraph said:
    Hi im back again does anyone know how i can erase my data on my ssd so i can do a fresh installation of windows?
    Most SSDs come with software to erase them which is the best method to use. Look at the manufacturer's website for support.

    For example, Samsung:
    Samsung SSD FAQs | Samsung SSD

    What is Secure Erase?
    Secure Erase permanently destroys all data stored on the SSD by erasing the data in all cells (by changing them to FF status).
    In addition, Secure Erase provides a way to reset the SSD to its factory default state if there is a problem with the performance or operation of the SSD.

    How do I perform Secure Erase in my OS environment?
    Before running Secure Erase, make sure that the firmware of the SSD is updated to the latest version.
    Also be aware that all data on the drive will be destroyed.
    - Windows :
    . Use Magician to run Secure Erase.
    Download Magician at SAMSUNG's Digital World

    - DOS :
    . Use the Windows Magician Tool to create a DOS boot disk (or USB, CD, DVD), and then use the boot disk to run Secure Erase.
    Download Magician at SAMSUNG's Digital World
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  8. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #18

    I have a kingston ssd but i cant find any software on the website, also is it safe to remove all data when i have windows running? Im wanting to do this to remove windows so i can do a fresh install
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  9. Posts : 17,371
    Windows 11 Pro
       #19

    seraph said:
    I have a kingston ssd but i cant find any software on the website, also is it safe to remove all data when i have windows running? Im wanting to do this to remove windows so i can do a fresh install
    Yeah, looks like kingston isn't as easy...

    This is what I would do, maybe someone else has a better way. I would create a MiniTool Partition Wizard free bootable USB/CD/DVD:
    Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

    About halfway down the list you will see bootable free cd.

    Boot from a USB/CD burned from the ISO download. When Partition Manager has started, right click on the disk icon for the SSD and select Wipe Disk.

    If you have a Windows 10 install USB, you can actually just copy the ISO file to it and then use Easy BCD to add the ISO file to the boot menu. Just make sure to select the USB's boot files from the file menu of EasyBCD first. (File - Select BCD Store). My Windows 10 install USB also has bootable ISOs of both MiniTool Partition Manager and Macrium Reflect Rescue.
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  10. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Sorry im not that tech savvy haha I have a windows 10 install usb but im still unsure of what to do. Do i put the partition wizard iso onto the usb then use easy BCD? Because when i do (File - Select BCD Store). i click on the iso and this message appearsWindows 10 pro installation-capture.png
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