Reinstalling an upgrade version of 10

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Seriously can't tell if the last 4 posts were spam or if there was a change in topic I was not aware of.
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  2. Posts : 19,241
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #12

    GilbertC06 said:
    Seriously can't tell if the last 4 posts were spam or if there was a change in topic I was not aware of.
    Just a guy that jumped in.
    About #6, yes you can do clean install with your W7 key any time but free upgrade is limited in time until this July. If you install and activate before that on same MB, it will be remembered at MS and you'll be able to do clean install without entering registration even after that date.
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  3. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 x64
       #13

    GilbertC06 said:
    Seriously can't tell if the last 4 posts were spam or if there was a change in topic I was not aware of.

    Don't worry about it, posts 2 and 3 cover it nicely!

    Run the in-place upgrade (I'm sure you keep getting prompted by Microsoft already...) and let it complete. Once completed, connect to the internet and make sure that Windows 10 has activated successfully. From this point on, whenever you choose to re-install Windows, 10, you won't need a product key, as (rightfully pointed out in the 3rd post in this topic) you now have a digital entitlement which Windows 10 should automatically find.

    Windows 10 can be downloaded and a USB/DVD created using their Media Creation Tool (again, this has already mentioned, but I'll just recap it) at the following link (there's a link saying "Download Tool Now": Windows 10

    EDIT: The link provided in the second post is actually much better than the one I've provided here, worth using that handy tutorial instead, kudos to whoever created that one...
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 pro
       #14

    CountMike said:
    When they keep changing policies all the time without clear explanations !!!
    Windows update sucks thats why i had to try the upgrade from an ISO, which is classed as a clean install, wiping all previous product information. Microsofts solution of starting from scratch is blollocks and i had to hack the activation for the 1511 build. Ilegal yes i know but needs must.
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       #15

    Celticbhoy said:
    Windows update sucks thats why i had to try the upgrade from an ISO, which is classed as a clean install, wiping all previous product information. Microsofts solution of starting from scratch is blollocks and i had to hack the activation for the 1511 build. Ilegal yes i know but needs must.
    There is an option to keep your files and settings during the upgrade, if you don't use that option it's clean install.
    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 x64
       #16

    I suspect in the latest build that Microsoft have included a tool that actually uses your valid Windows 7/8 product key to activate Windows 10, rather than having to use the in-place upgrade first, but I can't recommend this to people as I'm not 100% sure on it x)
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 pro
       #17

    CountMike said:
    There is an option to keep your files and settings during the upgrade, if you don't use that option it's clean install.
    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    I done that from my win10 pro build(pre 1511) i had to disconnect the WLAN to stop the upgrade BSOD .When finished it was un activated tried my legit win8 key no joy. I performed certain measured to activate it and its now working. I have imaged this install on to the secondary SSD i have and made a repair usb
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  8. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #18

    GilbertC06 said:
    Just to confirm. If I use my W7 key it WILL install Windows 10?>
    Yes. Provided your Win 7 key is genuine and not in use in another computer.

    P.S. No offense, but please understand we are all trying to help. If there is a reply you don't understand, by all means, ask the person who posted it. Don't slap the label " spam "on anyone.
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