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  1.    31 Mar 2016 #1
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    Win 10 Pro x64 1703 (desktop) Win10 Home x64 1607 (laptop) Win 8.1 Pro (desktop)

    Win 7 from scratch before Win10 upgrade?


    Been a long time 5+ years since I reloaded windows. Is it better to reload it and go to Win10 or
    Just go to Win 10 and hope for the best.... Only problem is the browsers are running a little slow
    and have to be restarted

    Gary
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  2.    31 Mar 2016 #2
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    Windows10

    Going straight to Windows 7 and using Windows 7 key to activate it is generally more reliable than upgrading.
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  3.    31 Mar 2016 #3
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by iamlost View Post
    Been a long time 5+ years since I reloaded windows. Is it better to reload it and go to Win10 or
    Just go to Win 10 and hope for the best.... Only problem is the browsers are running a little slow
    and have to be restarted

    Gary
    You can use the media creation tool to get to the latest RTM version and when it asks for a product key, use the Windows 7 key. That way you'll have a clean install of Windows 10 without any upgrades.

    The only downside to that would be that you'll be required to reinstall all your programs and apps. Which I would do anyway, but I'm not you.

    BRB with a link to the media creation tool . . .
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  4.    31 Mar 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Link to the Media Creation Tool:

    Windows 10
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  5.    31 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlost View Post
    Been a long time 5+ years since I reloaded windows. Is it better to reload it and go to Win10 or
    Just go to Win 10 and hope for the best.... Only problem is the browsers are running a little slow
    and have to be restarted

    Gary
    You have been given method to do a Clean Install.

    The alternative is to do an in-place install.
    Use the same Windows 10 ( MCT ) download link already given to you and follow these steps..............

    Click Download the Tool Now button, and run it.
    Then select
    Create installation media for another PC
    That will begin downloading the ISO file to your computer.
    When download is completed, RIGHT click at the ISO > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
    That will begin installing Windows 10.
    You have the choice of keeping settings, files and apps, or keeping nothing.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.


    After installation is completed and activated, you can burn the iso file to a bootable DVD or USB. You can then use it for future reinstall.
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  6.    31 Mar 2016 #6
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    You have been given method to do a Clean Install.

    The alternative is to do an in-place install.
    Use the same Windows 10 ( MCT ) download link already given to you and follow these steps..............

    Click Download the Tool Now button, and run it.
    Then select
    Create installation media for another PC
    That will begin downloading the ISO file to your computer.
    When download is completed, RIGHT click at the ISO > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
    That will begin installing Windows 10.
    You have the choice of keeping settings, files and apps, or keeping nothing.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.


    After installation is completed and activated, you can burn the iso file to a bootable DVD or USB. You can then use it for future reinstall.
    Thanks for the info, David. Looks like the OP now has everything he needs to get to Windows 10.
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  7.    09 Apr 2016 #7
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    Win 10 Pro x64 1703 (desktop) Win10 Home x64 1607 (laptop) Win 8.1 Pro (desktop)
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    I created the disks when Win10 can out last year. Should I do it again or all the the same as they where last July ?
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  8.    09 Apr 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlost View Post
    I created the disks when Win10 can out last year. Should I do it again or all the the same as they where last July ?
    That one is outdated. It was for version 10240.

    Download the iso again. The current version is 10586.
    I would suggest that you use Tech bench download link instead of MCT link.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/soft...load/techbench
    Make sure you select the same Windows edition, Language and bit version your computer is now running.
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  9.    09 Apr 2016 #9
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    That one is outdated. It was for version 10240.

    Download the iso again. The current version is 10586.
    I would suggest that you use Tech bench download link instead of MCT link.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/soft...load/techbench
    Make sure you select the same Windows edition, Language and bit version your computer is now running.
    Hi David:

    I have a question that may (or may not) help others with the same question:

    What is the difference between Windows 10, Windows KN, Windows N and Windows 10 Single Language?
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  10.    09 Apr 2016 #10
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    Win 10 includes both Home and Pro versions.
    Win N is for European countries where anti-trust law prohibits MS to include certain programs such as Internet Explorer and media player etc.
    Win KN is for Korea. Same as N version.
    Single language ................( quote from Brink, forum Admin ) installation media only includes one language, and that will be the only language selectable whenever you reinstall.
    Last edited by davidhk; 10 Apr 2016 at 09:45.
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