Windows 10: Clean Install

  1.    23 Feb 2016 #1

    Clean Install


    I will be getting a new Win 10 Asus laptop. I would like to get rid of bloatware. This is how I see it. If I am wrong please advise. I have a Win 10 disc made from an ISO (no key provided)
    1. Format all partitions on the HD
    2. Boot off the CD made from ISO download
    3. Install Windows 10, but here is the rub!

    As the disc is clean, when Windows asks me for the key, which I do not have, I will be dead in the water.

    If I have the key, from the vendor, then I may be able to use it, but if not, I in trouble. The key is the thing
    that could bring down a king. Any suggestions would be appreciated on how the circumnavigate this.
    I Just canceled the Asus order because no OEM Windows disc and Drivers disc are provided.
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  2. Posts : 3,034
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       23 Feb 2016 #2

    Truthfully i do not think ASUS puts that much bloatware to worry about, you can always uninstall it, it will probably have a factory recovery partition, even though this brings back the bloatware. I do not think you can use this disc you downloaded, but there is a tool made by someone here you can retrieve the product key, not sure if it is like the old days where your product key will be listed on the device.


    https://www.tenforums.com/software-ap...7-showkey.html

    Thinking more on this, this will come with a OEM version of Windows 10 will most likely have issue activating it with a different disc. If thinking this way, could saved few hundred and buy a windows 7 laptop get free upgrade can do clean install then.
    Last edited by jds63; 23 Feb 2016 at 20:52.
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  3.    23 Feb 2016 #3

    Windows 10 clean install


    jds63 said: View Post
    Truthfully i do not think ASUS puts that much bloatware to worry about, you can always uninstall it, it will probably have a factory recovery partition, even though this brings back the bloatware. I do not think you can use this disc you downloaded, but there is a tool made by someone here you can retrieve the product key, not sure if it is like the old days where your product key will be listed on the device.


    https://www.tenforums.com/software-ap...7-showkey.html

    Thinking more on this, this will come with a OEM version of Windows 10 will most likely have issue activating it with a different disc. If thinking this way, could saved few hundred and buy a windows 7 laptop get free upgrade can do clean install then.
    I just reordered the Asus as I was able to get the drivers and have an interesting talk with the support Tech.Windows 10 is a bear.
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  4. Posts : 697
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       23 Feb 2016 #4

    All new laptops have the key embedded in the Bios. So when you do a clean install of the same version of W10 it will read the Bios and get the key and activate.

    Jim
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