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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Media Creation Tool question


    I plan on doing a clean install. My question is do I still need to upgrade to windows 10 first or can I just enter the windows 7 key during the clean install of windows 10?

    Thank you for this information
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    Hey mate,

    You will need to do the free upgrade first so that the activation will be locked on your PC. Afterwards, you'll be able to do a clean install on the PC anytime you like, and have it automatically activated.

    See step 6 here for more details: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2015 #3

    Thank you Shawn.
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4

    So our best bet is to do the upgrade first, and then try a clean install for subsequent installs...if I am understanding correctly.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Jul 2015 #5

    Correct to be able to activate the free upgrade when doing a clean install afterwards in the future.
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #6

    Can you upgrade using media creation tool? On my other laptop I didn't reserve is it possible to upgrade using that.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2015 #7

    Anyway to change architectures? I want to go from 64 bit to 32 bit for windows 10.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Jul 2015 #8

    groze said: View Post
    Anyway to change architectures? I want to go from 64 bit to 32 bit for windows 10.
    Yes, but only after you do your free upgrade. Afterwards, you should be able to clean install 32-bit or 64-bit.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Jul 2015 #9

    dbz2k said: View Post
    Can you upgrade using media creation tool? On my other laptop I didn't reserve is it possible to upgrade using that.
    Yes, but Windows 10 will not be activated going that route until you purchase Windows 10, and activate the installation with the included key.

    Your best bet would be to reserve your free copy, then upgrade to Windows 10 when notified.
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  10.    29 Jul 2015 #10

    Why is pcworld saying you can do that?How to install Windows 10 on your PC | PCWorld
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