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  1.    29 Jun 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yes, as explained before - once Win 10 is activated that PC is entitled to that edition of Win 10 at anytime in the future...(MS support is obviously out-sourced and poorly trained.)

    If going back to Win 7, then that is different, on an OEM PC. You will need recovery for that. Retail is cool though.
    Thanks!
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  2.    29 Jun 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSCO2007W10 View Post
    I just spoke to Microsoft and they said the only way I could upgrade again is to do it before 7/29/16.
    Is the Rep wrong? Wouldn't surprise me.
    Was the rep wrong? Confused perhaps - but you might be as well.

    If your Win10 is activated.... you have a digital license ... you can install Win10 on the same machine as many times as you desire using whichever method (Media Creation Tool, an USB or DVD install media, Win10 Recovery, upgrade assistant .....) is easiest for you to understand and follow.

    If you want to do a clean install of Win10, you do NOT have to Clean install Win7 - just Clean install Win10.
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    07 Jul 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Was the rep wrong? Confused perhaps - but you might be as well.

    If your Win10 is activated.... you have a digital license ... you can install Win10 on the same machine as many times as you desire using whichever method (Media Creation Tool, an USB or DVD install media, Win10 Recovery, upgrade assistant .....) is easiest for you to understand and follow.

    If you want to do a clean install of Win10, you do NOT have to Clean install Win7 - just Clean install Win10.
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
    I followed your advice and did a clean w10 install.
    It was terrible - Browsers screwed up, couldn't download WMC using Administrator command prompt, one of my hdds not recognized.
    When I upgraded from w7, everything was great.
    If I go to updates, it asks if I want to uninstall preview build.
    I don't know if I have the correct build or if I did something wrong.
    I had to restore a previous Macrium image to restore my sanity.

    Thanks,

    Paul
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  4.    07 Jul 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSCO2007W10 View Post
    I followed your advice and did a clean w10 install.
    It was terrible - Browsers screwed up, couldn't download WMC using Administrator command prompt, one of my hdds not recognized.
    When I upgraded from w7, everything was great.
    If I go to updates, it asks if I want to uninstall preview build.
    I don't know if I have the correct build or if I did something wrong.
    I had to restore a previous Macrium image to restore my sanity.

    Thanks,

    Paul
    Sorry to hear that PAul.

    Very little to go on though.
    - Browsers screwed up, couldn't download WMC using Administrator command prompt, one of my hdds not recognized.
    What browsers - how were they screwed up?
    WMC was depreciated in Win10 - I don't know what you mean
    I've seen other posts where a drive is not recognized - the fix was to add a drive letter
    .... but a Clean install has only the drive that receives the install connected.

    Since you restored the Win7 Macrium backup, there's nothing I can offer, no troubleshooting can be done at this point.

    I don't know if I have the correct build or if I did something wrong.
    I don't know either
    If you had Win7 Professional, Upgraded to Win10 Pro and Win10 was activated, and you followed the Clean install tutorial, then I don't know what happened. A Clean install is the best, by far, way to run Win10.

    Maybe it's a matter of expectations - nothing is carried over from the previous Windows ... because it is a Clean install.
    Maybe it's a matter of old habits - Win10, in almost every case, delivers the best drivers or your machine. You do not have to download drivers from the OEM.

    You didn't say where you got the Win10 ISO,
    I think you should have downloaded Windows 10 English x64 (not N, not single license)
    If you used the Media Creation Tool, did you download the tool or use an old copy. Hint: download the tool anew.

    I'm a little confused by your Specs - SysMfgr: HP 4530S | Other info: Self built
    Two machines? Which one are you working the issue?

    The only magic to troubleshooting is following a prescribed methodology.

    and the Your system is Win7 Professional? Specs say Win10 Pro, so that's a guess on my part.

    So, what do you want to do? Ungrade the restored Win7 or try a Clean install again?
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  5.    07 Jul 2016 #15
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    Thanks very much for reply,
    First off, I didn't restore w7 to PC, but the upgrade to w10. - That's the one I restored.
    All I can say is that the upgrade is great on both machines.
    It's the clean install that is terrible.
    BTW - I know that WMC was eliminated in w10, but I was able to restore it on both machines with a Mega download that I got from Seven Forums , and it it works fine on both laptop and pc.
    Perhaps the dl I used is ng and I'll follow Brinks link. (I got the w10 link from this forum).
    I appreciate all the time you've given me.

    The reason I wanted to do a clean install on w7 and then upgrade to w10, is because I have my purchased cd and I know that will give me a good download.
    It might take a little longer, but I'll try your link first.
    The clean install I want to do is on the PC, because I originally installed it in 2012 and it's time to clean out all the junk.
    The laptop is only a year old and had a clean install to begin with and the upgrade to w10,from w7, is great.
    Just saw your question about OS on both machines - W10 Professional.


    Thanks again,

    Paul

    PS: How come there is no way to give Rep?
    Isn't this part of Seven Forums?
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  6.    08 Jul 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSCO2007W10 View Post
    Thanks very much for reply,
    First off, I didn't restore w7 to PC, but the upgrade to w10. - That's the one I restored.
    All I can say is that the upgrade is great on both machines.
    It's the clean install that is terrible.
    BTW - I know that WMC was eliminated in w10, but I was able to restore it on both machines with a Mega download that I got from Seven Forums , and it it works fine on both laptop and pc.
    Perhaps the dl I used is ng and I'll follow Brinks link. (I got the w10 link from this forum).
    I appreciate all the time you've given me.

    The reason I wanted to do a clean install on w7 and then upgrade to w10, is because I have my purchased cd and I know that will give me a good download.
    It might take a little longer, but I'll try your link first.
    The clean install I want to do is on the PC, because I originally installed it in 2012 and it's time to clean out all the junk.
    The laptop is only a year old and had a clean install to begin with and the upgrade to w10,from w7, is great.


    Thanks again,

    Paul

    PS: How come there is no way to give Rep?
    Isn't this part of Seven Forums?
    My mistake - you restored Win10 not Win7.

    WMC: I thought that's what you might have done - thanks for the clarification.

    It's possible that the dl is ng and it's possible that you grabbed the wrong one. Follow the tutorial verbatim and everything should go well. If you're not sure about something - ask.

    Purchased CD?? What is that? Did you purchase Win10 or is that Win7 that you purchased? I 'm not sure what
    I know that will give me a good download means - download what?

    Ok, you're working on the self build PC - right?
    The best advice I can offer is to not think of Win10 as Win7 - follow the tut and let Windows do it's updates, there isn't much else to do but check DevMgr for flagged devices and get only those drivers.

    Of course you have to install 3rd party software - it's best to get current versions from the vendor's site. there are a lot of things you might no longer need - Win10 has a bunch of native features (mounting images, Virtual machines, Burning discs...)

    I mentioned this before, but it's important. If you use the Media Creation Tool (MCT) to create the Win10 installation media, you have to download a fresh copy of the MCT - don't use an old copy you downloaded a month or more ago.

    You're welcome - that's why I post on the DM forums

    reps are on the left side (thumbs up) under the user's name
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  7.    08 Jul 2016 #17
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    Thanks Bill,

    Yes, I was referring to the cd I bought for W7.
    I thought if I couldn't get this to work, I would just do a clean install of W7 and then do the upgrade to W10.

    Thanks for the heads up on Rep.

    I don't see the "thumbs up" under user name - if I find it, I'll Rep you.
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  8.    08 Jul 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSCO2007W10 View Post
    I don't see the "thumbs up" under user name - if I find it, I'll Rep you.
    Here you go Paul,

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  9.    08 Jul 2016 #19
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    Thanks Derek,

    Bill said under user name - I just didn't look lower.
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  10.    08 Jul 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSCO2007W10 View Post
    Thanks Derek,

    Bill said under user name - I just didn't look lower.
    You're welcome, it is a bit different with this version of VB.
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