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  1.    05 Jun 2017 #11
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    There are a few applications that come with a factory install that can be a little challenging to reinstall. Other than that a clean install allows you to start fresh. No issues with partitions, malware, incompatible software etc.

    Take a look now at the Toshiba web site. Input you computers serial or product number and view the drivers and applications for windows 10 versus windows 8.1. You can quickly see what has and has not been certified or tested for windows 10 and what has not.

    When I did a clean install on one of my HP computers it no longer had the link for the cyberlink application. I used the recovery DVD from an older version of windows for the application. The alternatives were to do a cyberlink trial or download a different player such as VLC media player.

    If you do a clean install make sure all of your files are backed up, record all of your applications, and save all of your bookmarks.

    Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  2.    05 Jun 2017 #12
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by omaer97 View Post
    So clean installation is better ?
    In addition...

    Once you have a Windows 10 OS installed, it is registered on the MS servers with a digital key, and will activate on a clean install.
    If you have all your data backed up (externally), any keys for licenses you may need (3rd party apps). and all the prep done....yes, a clean install is the preferred way.
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  3.    05 Jun 2017 #13
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    Windows 8.1 pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Thanks ,
    I have question should I make backup for the hidden recovery partiotion only or for the whole SSD ( System + C : partition + Recovery partition )?
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  4.    05 Jun 2017 #14
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    Windows 8.1 pro
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    Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    In addition...

    Once you have a Windows 10 OS installed, it is registered on the MS servers with a digital key, and will activate on a clean install.
    If you have all your data backed up (externally), any keys for licenses you may need (3rd party apps). and all the prep done....yes, a clean install is the preferred way.
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  5.    05 Jun 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by omaer97 View Post
    Thanks ,
    I have question should I make backup for the hidden recovery partiotion only or for the whole SSD ( System + C : partition + Recovery partition )?
    The whole thing. The idea is to have a working image of what is needed to run the computer. Macrium has all the options to determine what is necessary to backup in order to have a usable image if needed. When it comes time to do the backup, we will show you, with pictures, how to. Or you can look at the tutorial here:

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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  6.    05 Jun 2017 #16
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  7.    05 Jun 2017 #17
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    Windows 8.1 pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Yes I got the key of my windows 8.1 pro
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  8.    05 Jun 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by omaer97 View Post
    Yes I got the key of my windows 8.1 pro
    And it looks similar to this, but top line says Windows 8.1? (don't post your key....)

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  9.    05 Jun 2017 #19
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    Windows 8.1 pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    And it looks similar to this, but top line says Windows 8.1? (don't post your key....)


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    yes I got the key and checked microsoft company customer service they told me this key is for windows 8.1 pro ,
    but they told me something strange to be able to activate windows 10 pro with this key I should first upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8.1 pro then from windows 8.1 to 10 ! I want to skip part of windows 8.1 pro
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  10.    05 Jun 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by omaer97 View Post
    yes I got the key and checked microsoft company customer service they told me this key is for windows 8.1 pro ,
    but they told me something strange to be able to activate windows 10 pro with this key I should first upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8.1 pro then from windows 8.1 to 10 ! I want to skip part of windows 8.1 pro
    Did you explain to them that it came 8.1, and you downgraded to 7?
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