1.    26 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Florida
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    Windows 10

    New Laptop Win 8.1 Uprade to Win 10 Using Purchased 64 bit OEM


    I want to save time not updating anything on arrival and load the disk and go from there. Microsoft MFR# KW9-00140 Windows 10 64 bit. How do I activate, clean install, can I remove all partitions and make one also? Any details please respond with facts.

    TIA Mark
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  2.    26 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,624
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    Quote Originally Posted by adamson View Post
    I want to save time not updating anything on arrival and load the disk and go from there. Microsoft MFR# KW9-00140 Windows 10 64 bit. How do I activate, clean install, can I remove all partitions and make one also? Any details please respond with facts.

    TIA Mark
    If you boot from the Win 10 DVD, you'll have the option to delete all of the partitions on the hard drive. The installer would then automatically set up new partitions. (If memory serves, I get 4 partitions on a UEFI system. One of them has most of the space available on my 400GB OS SSD.)

    I'm not the best person to write a tutorial, but the install process isn't tricky.
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  3.    26 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    If your buying it, it should come with a COA sticker with the Product Code. Or a product code in the enclosed documentation. You would use that to activate it. If you chose custom install you will get the option to delete any and all partitions on the drive(s). Look through the tutorials section of this forum for more info.
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  4.    26 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Laptops are made up of custom hardware so you need to think about BIOS or UEFI and Drivers for chipset, graphics, wifi, ethernet, sound, bluetooth webcam etc
    Are Windows 10 versions available by download from laptop OEM or for Windows 8.1 only?
    Microsoft generic Windows 10 drivers may not work well - particularly Graphics, Sound and chipset for power functions, USB etc.
    Look through the stickies for latest drivers on Tenforums
    What may you need to back up first if the Windows 10 installation fails and you need to return laptop to factory condition?
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