1.    26 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Clean install of windows 10 on SSD when upgraded from win 7


    I upgraded to windows 10 for free from windows 7. I want to buy an ssd to replace my hard drive and perform a fresh, clean install. How do I install windows 10 on my ssd without having to purchase? Is it possible?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    26 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,400
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    Welcome to Ten Forums Tizer

    You simply do a clean install and windows will activate when you get online, just choose skip when it asks for a key during the install.

    Once you`ve upgraded to W10 on your motherboard you have what is called a Digital License, which is stored on Microsoft`s servers.

    Make sure you get your Network drivers before you start, you`ll need to install them before you can get online.

    Windows 10 may have the drivers, it may not. Better to be safe then sorry.

    Clean Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    26 Apr 2017 #3

    Yea with modern Windows, you don't need to do anything extra for SSDs.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    26 Apr 2017 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,458
    Windows 10 IoT

    Make sure you install the same version that is on it now. If its Home install Home, if its Pro install Pro. Install the wrong version and it won't activate.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    26 Apr 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,418
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Make sure you install the same version that is on it now. If its Home install Home, if its Pro install Pro. Install the wrong version and it won't activate.
    Also, if you had Windows 10 Home before that does not mean to try to install Windows 10 Home Single Language. Single Language is a completely unique and different version than just plain regular Windows 10 Home.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    26 Apr 2017 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,458
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Also, if you had Windows 10 Home before that does not mean to try to install Windows 10 Home Single Language. Single Language is a completely unique and different version than just plain regular Windows 10 Home.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Clean install on upgraded Windows 10
Hello folks, I tried to perform a clean install on the very first instance at the time of 'upgrade' but since it didn't work. I had to upgrade it on existing windows 7 installation. Now the machine is so slow that constantly it shows 100% disk...
Installation and Upgrade
Clean install of windows 10 preview on a computer upgraded from 8.1
Hi all, I figure this will be an easy one, but I just wanted to double check as there seems to be a lot of 95% complete info out there lol. Basically I was using the windows 10 preview long before windows 10 dropped and have kept using it and...
Installation and Upgrade
Solved Laptop had Win 8 and upgraded to Win 10. Can I install a clean Win 10?
As topic says, friends laptop had Win 8 and he updated to Win 10. Now I wonder if he can install a clean Win 10 through USB with his Win 8 serialkey.
Installation and Upgrade
Solved how to tell if pc upgraded to windows 10 or clean install
Is there any way to tell if a pc has been upgraded to windows 10 or clean install. thanks
Windows Updates and Activation
Windows 10 clean install not activated (Hardware upgraded)
So a few months back I upgraded for free from win7 to win10 Pro. Today I got a new CPU, RAM, MBO (also currently using the new MBO onboard GPU, waiting for my new one) and did a clean install of Win10 (from USB created with MediaCreationToolkit)....
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:58.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums