1.    02 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

    Will we be able to clean install Windows 10 post release?

    Microsoft has been marketing the free upgrade like crazy. But will there be an official ISO to allow us to clean install?
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  2.    02 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 374
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot

    I am wondering too as I only have a 20GB disk for Win 8.1 which might not be enough for the upgrade.
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  3.    03 Jun 2015 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 99
    Windows 10

    I asked the same question a few weeks back. As I was told: "Yes it has been promised that clean install will be allowed with trading in a legal window key."
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  4.    03 Jun 2015 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
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    Also asked it on the Microsoft Community forums, and it seems that yes, it will be possible.
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  5.    05 Jun 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 941
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    But will there be an official ISO to allow us to clean install?
    Sorry, but if you're asking about using an ISO to do a clean install to upgrade a win7/8/8/1 machine -- which has not yet been upgraded to Win10 -- no one has the official answer from MS yet about this.

    ALL the stuff linked in various posts and threads talks about doing a clean-install of a PC that has ALREADY been upgraded. If you actually read the details of the MS answers, you will see that they clearly state the "same device". While this does no mean you can not use that ISO to update a different device, it also does not mean that you CAN.

    The answer in the MS community forum was from an MS MVP -- a forum moderator -- NOT from Microsoft, itself. And, his answers were not really for the question asked -- read through the details of his response to confirm that. Even his link to Paul's article, in there Paul says that he has not (yet) confirmed that ISOs will be made available for Win10 install in the same manner that they have been made available for Win8.1.

    We're all just guessing, here.
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