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  1.    28 May 2015 #81
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I agree with Jeff. MS is not going to make upgrading to Windows 10 that hard. I would imagine it will work something like this. If doing a upgrade from your qualifying OS Windows 10 will install and be activated. If done right you should keep all your installed programs. If doing a clean install Windows 10 will search for a valid key and install and be activated. If a key is not found you will get a screen where you will be able to install your valid key. If you don't have a valid key to install you might get to run it just long enough to try it before it stops booting. This is not from MS, This is how I think it will work.
    Sounds good to me, Winuser. Not complicated at all.
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  2.    28 May 2015 #82
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    So far with Windows 10 I've been very lucky doing the upgrade option. The only time anything messed up and I had to start over was when I was playing around with system restore and I lost my start menu and search. I might bite the bullet and do a clean install. Luckily I still have time to decide.

    Forgot to add. What ever direction I go a Macrium Reflect image will be the first thing I do.

    Yup. Before you mess around with a clean installed OS, install your progs, set it up, and image it. I do the exact same thing. I only keep 2 versions of images for each of my PCs. One fully set up clean image and one current version which gets replaced at least every 3 months or so. And oh, +1 for Macrium.
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  3.    29 May 2015 #83
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    didnt noted any difference between upgrade (10074-> 10122 -> 10125) vs clean install (10125) - experience based roughly on 15hours usage on later and 4-5days on upgrade way
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  4.    29 May 2015 #84
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I agree with Jeff. MS is not going to make upgrading to Windows 10 that hard. I would imagine it will work something like this. If doing a upgrade from your qualifying OS Windows 10 will install and be activated. If done right you should keep all your installed programs. If doing a clean install Windows 10 will search for a valid key and install and be activated. If a key is not found you will get a screen where you will be able to install your valid key. If you don't have a valid key to install you might get to run it just long enough to try it before it stops booting. This is not from MS, This is how I think it will work.
    I know but if you are doing a clean install on bare metal how is MS going to find the Key. I don't believe MS will make it hard either as they are betting their future on Windows 10.
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  5.    29 May 2015 #85
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I know but if you are doing a clean install on bare metal how is MS going to find the Key. I don't believe MS will make it hard either as they are betting their future on Windows 10.
    If your doing a clean install just enter they Windows 10 product code that came with the install media your using.
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  6.    29 May 2015 #86
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    deployment choices for W10 (been doing the certificates already, lol)
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  7.    29 May 2015 #87
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If your doing a clean install just enter they Windows 10 product code that came with the install media your using.
    Well that is easy , thanks for the info.
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  8.    30 May 2015 #88
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    Windows 10 / Windows 10 Mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If your doing a clean install just enter they Windows 10 product code that came with the install media your using.
    Where do you enter the key? I wasnt asked for a key when I installed.
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  9.    30 May 2015 #89
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by mccririck View Post
    Where do you enter the key? I wasnt asked for a key when I installed.
    Alpha was talking about when Windows 10 RTMs; that's when we'll have to enter our product/license keys. During the beta, we don't have to do that.
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  10.    30 May 2015 #90
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    Windows 10 / Windows 10 Mobile

    Is there a newer iso than build 10074?
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