How to do a clean install after upgrade from 7 to 10 problems

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  1. Posts : 2
    win 10
       #1

    How to do a clean install after upgrade from 7 to 10 problems


    I upgraded from Win 7 pro about a month ago hoping that would cure some problems I had with Win 7. It did not and Win 10 is working poorly too. I would like to do a clean install of Win 10 but not sure if I can get the correct Win 10 install file just from my Win 7 pro product key. Is there a download source for that since I have already upgraded to Win 10?
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  2. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Welcome to TenForums, CharlieH.

    Your question is much like another poster's over here: https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...tml#post552111

    My post was -
    Word Man said:
    Simply follow this Tutorial by Brink: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

    You can download Win10 install media direct from MS (nothing to do with Toshiba) and use the "Custom Install" option described in the tutorial, deleting all partitions.

    You'll want to either burn a DVD or dedicate a 4-8 GB flash drive to making the bootable install media.

    There are links in that tutorial to other tutorials for things you may not already know how to do.

    Post back here if you have questions.
    You can, of course, ask your own follow up questions in this thread of your own.:)
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  3. Posts : 225
    Windows 10 Home
       #3

    There are various ways to go. First would be download either ShowKeyPlus or Keyfinder and record your Win 10 existing key. Then Download the Win 10 ISO with the Media Creation Tool. In the end if you Wipe your drive first and install 10 you may need to download your display drivers if 10 can not find the proper drivers during install from your pc manufacturers site.
    The Good thing about the iso is if you need to reinstall Windows again later, It will reinstall without wiping your exiting programs like the recovery does. :)
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  4. Posts : 17,356
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    SonicBlue said:
    There are various ways to go. First would be download either ShowKeyPlus or Keyfinder and record your Win 10 existing key.
    His Windows 10 product key will be:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    It's the same product key everyone gets when upgrading to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Pro. It would be a good idea to run showkeyplus from this forum and record the Windows 7 product it shows that the upgrade came from - if the OP doesn't have it recorded already.

    Also, the third party hardware specific drivers can be exported from Windows 10 for future use by making a folder on a removable storage device such as a USB memory stick or SD card, for example call it DriversW10. Then from an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt type:

    dism /online /export-driver /destination:e:\DriversW10

    The part in red would be the patch to the folder created on the removable storage device.
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  5. Posts : 2
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Clean reinstall win 10


    Thanks very much for your help. I will give that a try.

    Word Man said:
    Welcome to TenForums, CharlieH.

    Your question is much like another poster's over here: https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...tml#post552111

    My post was -


    You can, of course, ask your own follow up questions in this thread of your own.:)
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  6. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    CharlieH said:
    Thanks very much for your help. I will give that a try.
    OK, Charlie. Do you have provision to make a full disk image to an external drive before proceeding? I should have noted that as highly recommended in my first post.
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #7

    Some of these tutorials need to be updated and not re-posted each time this question is asked.
    I don't understand why everyone always suggests a huge long process when all you need to do is:
    1. Go to: Windows 10
    2. Click the "Upgrade Now" button.
    DONE!
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  8. Posts : 17,356
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    Tankachoo said:
    Some of these tutorials need to be updated and not re-posted each time this question is asked.
    I don't understand why everyone always suggests a huge long process when all you need to do is:
    1. Go to: Windows 10
    2. Click the "Upgrade Now" button.
    DONE!
    Because by following some of the other tutorials all I have to do is boot from my USB flash drive, click Install Now and I am done, without having to wait for a 3 gb download and I can do it in a hotel room with next to no internet service, or do it while deployed on a ship with no internet connection to my personal PC.
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  9. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #9

    When this question is asked I am sure they aren't at the point you start from so your comment isn't relevant to new people with this issue. Any other method then what I suggested would just take longer.
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  10. Posts : 17,356
    Windows 11 Pro
       #10

    Tankachoo said:
    When this question is asked I am sure they aren't at the point you start from so your comment isn't relevant to new people with this issue. Any other method then what I suggested would just take longer.
    And the OP wants to do a clean install of Windows 10, not an upgrade. Can you explain to us how a clean install is done from the "upgrade now" button?
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