1.    25 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    windows 8.1

    Will it be upgrade first then Fresh Install


    hi if i missed the article on upgrading please forgive, when win 10 is finally available, i want to do a fresh install, so does that mean when it comes out i have to update first to get my license then start all over again to install a fresh copy? i always imaged my previous os then do i clean install since i truly believe this is the proper way with new os systems, anyway wondering if this is the case, thanks
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  2.    25 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Yes.. first you have to upgrade and then you will be able to get an ISO(not sure how yet) and then you can do a clean install.

    HTH
    Jeff
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  3.    25 Jul 2015 #3
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    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Yes.. first you have to upgrade and then you will be able to get an ISO(not sure how yet) and then you can do a clean install.

    HTH
    Jeff
    You can do a clean install directly from the OS, without the need for a disc. Go to recovery, then "Reset this PC".
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  4.    25 Jul 2015 #4
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    windows 8.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjoe View Post
    You can do a clean install directly from the OS, without the need for a disc. Go to recovery, then "Reset this PC".
    But first i have to let it install the upgrade then after all installed then i do pc reset? Sorry just want to be sure. I will probably uninstall everything i have so upgrade is faster so i can do clean install.
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  5.    25 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Preview

    Fresh install after upgrade


    After you do the upgrade and get the ISO, then later decide to do a fresh install, what key would you use? Do you get a new one when you get the ISO?
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  6.    25 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    On the 29th, can't a person just RESET their computer after the final version of Windows 10 is installed? Wouldn't that accomplish the same thing as a clean install with an ISO?
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  7.    25 Jul 2015 #7
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    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackman33 View Post
    After you do the upgrade and get the ISO, then later decide to do a fresh install, what key would you use? Do you get a new one when you get the ISO?

    You could use SHOWKEY to find your new product key.
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  8.    25 Jul 2015 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    On the 29th, can't a person just RESET their computer after the final version of Windows 10 is installed? Wouldn't that accomplish the same thing as a clean install with an ISO?
    No.. a clean instal typically involves wiping the drive clean and then installing the OS from the ISO. Leaving nothing behind from the previous OS.
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  9.    25 Jul 2015 #9
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Wonder if the RTM version will have an .esd file we can make an ISO from right away, without waiting for Microsoft to post one?
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  10.    25 Jul 2015 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    You could use SHOWKEY to find your new product key.
    Does the ISO contain a key? I have a copy of Win 10 reserved from the Insider Preview and never used a key to get it installed, so where will it come from?
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