Will it be upgrade first then Fresh Install


  1. Posts : 59
    windows 8.1
       #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. Posts : 22,740
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    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. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       #3

    BunnyJ said:
    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. Posts : 59
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       #4

    bobjoe said:
    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. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Preview
       #5

    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. Posts : 1,778
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #6

    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. Posts : 1,778
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #7

    Jackman33 said:
    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. Posts : 22,740
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #8

    Rocky said:
    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. Posts : 360
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #9

    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. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Preview
       #10

    Rocky said:
    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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