Windows 10: Clean Install after upgrade Solved

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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #11

    My PC activated! so now the question is.... should i clean install.....?

    How would downloading drivers go? what if i cant find them all for my mobo?
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  2. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       29 Jul 2015 #12

    If it's activated you're good to go on the clean install. Your drivers should be fine, I've never introduced any drivers to my system (except updated GPU drivers) and they're all good.

    If the machine's running fine I'd just see how it goes, if you don't need the clean install why rock the boat?
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #13

    Boozad said: View Post
    If it's activated you're good to go on the clean install. Your drivers should be fine, I've never introduced any drivers to my system (except updated GPU drivers) and they're all good.

    If the machine's running fine I'd just see how it goes, if you don't need the clean install why rock the boat?

    performance reasons... also, ive installed so many different GPUs into this PC, i wanted to clean all this up.

    IDK.... I think ima pass on the clean install.
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  4. Posts : 57
    WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #14

    See other thread(s) where people are having issues getting the clean install to activate. Multiple websites have reported issues with clean installs even after doing the upgrade.

    Reformating after windows 10 upgrade. - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #15

    im gonna have to clean install. its acting funky. where can i find my activation key in windows for when it asks me in the installer?
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #16

    I assume it's safe to use showkey. A tutorial on this site explains how to use it.
    Product Key - View in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       29 Jul 2015 #17

    When you clean install after a successful upgrade (and activation), you will not need a key, at least that's what MS has stated.

    When you upgrade a generic key is used to install: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    Once you activate a real key is used. Mine has not activated yet, keeps failing saying try later.
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  8. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Professional
       29 Jul 2015 #18

    Can confirm. Did upgrade, checked activation then did a clean install. When it asks for a product key, choose SKIP. Verify activation once on desktop. I did mine very early in the day and only had to choose activate one time. YMMV since it's getting hammered. This works on the same PC that was upgraded first.
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home Premium
       29 Jul 2015 #19

    Boozad said: View Post
    MS have stated that once you've performed the upgrade you will be able to perform a clean install (I believe this has already been done successfully with activation being automatic). As for the games the best you can do is try them, if the worst comes to the worst you'll have to redownload.

    Incorrect. I have a SAMSUNG laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. Windows 10 has been the biggest nightmare so far. Upgraded to Windows 10 but at first it downloaded Windows 10 Home Premium via Windows Update and failed to install three times. Contacted Microsoft they said to wait for notification on the bottom right corner when it ready.

    Today upgraded to Windows 10. It failed to activate. Even when you click on activate it doesn't as it states try again later. Everything was slow and unresponsive. So factory reset to Windows 7 using recovery partition. Upgraded to Windows 10 this time round said activated.

    OK, done a clean installation using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. After installation and account setup. It stated activation required. Unless I am doing the clean installation wrong?
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  10. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Professional
       29 Jul 2015 #20
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