Windows 10: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install - Retail vs OEM?
Great, that's a relief!
So is it literally the motherboard in which the Win 10 license is tied to? Would up/downgrading the BIOS affect it?
For instance, I have another license to activate on another z77 motherboard that I intend to use on a second 3570K CPU. Rather than opening the second 3570k to install onto the z77 (first 3570K was on an earlier generation MB), would I be able to take the first 3570K and place into second motherboard?
Also, regarding the MS account and linking to Win 10 license(s) (one acount for all or for each?) to prevent activation issues with hardware changes, I assume signing up to an account can be done some other time in future IF I plan to move the license to another system entirely (cross that bridge when we come to it - so to speak)?
I see that when you do sign up and link the license(s), it converts your local account to a MS account? What are the advantages / disadvantages of this? Can it be reverts back to local once you've done what you needed to do (for example to troubleshoot actiavtion etc)?
How to Directly Clean Install Windows 10 without having to Upgrade First
By default to get the free Windows 10 offer, you would normally need to upgrade to Windows 10 on your activated Window 7 or Windows 8.1 PC to register the activation of...
Did a clean install after a Windows 10 Pro upgrade, from a disk created from an ISO from media creator...all went ok, but says Windows not activated....just telling me to go to the store and buy a licence or enter a new key....
It was activated...
There is a lot of questioning about making a clean install of windows 10 once you upgraded from Windows 8.1 retail version. Well i had this questioning and i didn't found any clear instruction on forums or anywhere else. I spoke with microsofts...
I have a retail version of Win 7.
I have been using on a separate machine, the Windows Insider Technical Preview.
It is my understanding that you MUST upgrade before doing a clean install.
1) Is that true?
2) Do I get a new license number?