1.    05 Jun 2016 #1
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    Help with clean install on new SSDrive


    Hi,

    I ask for advice on a clean install of Windows 10.

    I have recently upgraded from 7 to 10 - all ok but now

    Wish to stop using the existing hard drive (HDD) for 32 bit Windows 10 and instead install a new solid state drive (SSD) and load windows 10 64 bit onto that

    I have windows 7 Home Premium discs 32 bit and 64 bit (includes Service Pack 1)

    How do I do this?

    Thanks, Pete
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  2.    05 Jun 2016 #2
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    Skalica
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    You simply download the ISO from Microsoft site : Tech Bench
    From dropdown menu choose Windows 10 -> language and after that click on download button.
    Then you need to download program Rufus - Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way and make a bootable USB.
    How to make bootable USB with Rufus tutorial : USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Here is tutorial from Brink how to do clean install : Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    Hope I help you
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  3.    05 Jun 2016 #3
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jaknapceu View Post
    You simply download the ISO from Microsoft site : Tech Bench
    From dropdown menu choose Windows 10 -> language and after that click on download button.
    Then you need to download program Rufus - Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way and make a bootable USB.
    How to make bootable USB with Rufus tutorial : USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Here is tutorial from Brink how to do clean install : Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    Hope I help you
    Just right-click the ISO file and select Burn Disc Image, to create a bootable DVD
    Or double-click the ISO to Mount it - then copy all files within mounted ISO to a Formatted Fat32 USB Stick...

    No Need for Rufus as the Media is bootable and supports Legacy and UEFI Booting......

    Also since you are changing from x86 to x64 - you must reinstall the OS..
    There is no need to reinstall prior OS, just install windows 10
    and just skip (when asked) entering the product key.. And your good to go....
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  4.    05 Jun 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    No Need for Rufus as the Media is bootable and supports Legacy and UEFI Booting......
    If the computer only supports legacy booting and not UEFI, doesn't the partition on the USB flash drive need to be set as active? I agree 100% that there is no need for Rufus, I stopped using that program months ago after you convinced it was not necessary.
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  5.    05 Jun 2016 #5
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    If the computer only supports legacy booting and not UEFI, doesn't the partition on the USB flash drive need to be set as active?
    All mine are active by default....

    I have never had to set active on any USB stick I've ever used...

    Not saying some do not come flagged as active, though...

    So Yes it does have to be an active partition..
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  6.    05 Jun 2016 #6
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Just right-click the ISO file and select Burn Disc Image, to create a bootable DVD
    Or double-click the ISO to Mount it - then copy all files within mounted ISO to a Formatted Fat32 USB Stick...

    No Need for Rufus as the Media is bootable and supports Legacy and UEFI Booting......

    Also since you are changing from x86 to x64 - you must reinstall the OS..
    There is no need to reinstall prior OS, just install windows 10
    and just skip (when asked) entering the product key.. And your good to go....
    Many thanks for info...am downloading the ISO file as we speak
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  7.    05 Jun 2016 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Just right-click the ISO file and select Burn Disc Image, to create a bootable DVD
    Or double-click the ISO to Mount it - then copy all files within mounted ISO to a Formatted Fat32 USB Stick...

    No Need for Rufus as the Media is bootable and supports Legacy and UEFI Booting......

    Also since you are changing from x86 to x64 - you must reinstall the OS..
    There is no need to reinstall prior OS, just install windows 10
    and just skip (when asked) entering the product key.. And your good to go....
    Hi..did that..created a Bootable DVD..just popped it in and clicked the "Setup" file and get This app cant run on our pc, to find a version for your pc check with the software publisher!
    Do you think its something to do with..at the mo the w10 version is 32bit whereas I ticked the 64 bit box when creating the bootable DVD..which of course is the reason for embarking on this - I want to change from 32 bit to 64 bit.
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  8.    05 Jun 2016 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro

    In order to go from 32-bit to 64-bit you are going to have to boot the computer from the DVD and do a clean install.
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  9.    05 Jun 2016 #9
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Here is tutorial from Brink how to do clean install : Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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  10.    06 Jun 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Here is tutorial from Brink how to do clean install : Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
    Excellent. TVM. Job done, all good :-)
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