Windows 10: Reformating after windows 10 upgrade.

  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Reformating after windows 10 upgrade.


    So ive just upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1 and activated my license.

    My laptop has a recover partition and im just wondering if i reformat will it install windows 8.1 or windows 10?

    As im trying to do a fresh install.
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       29 Jul 2015 #2

    I would NOT do the fresh install yet.

    There are people reporting problems getting activated after doing the fresh install- after having first done the upgrade.

    Not sure whether it's an actual glitch or just the activation servers getting lagged, but a number of people on a number of sites are reporting that the clean install after successful update install caused activation errors.
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3

    Windowz10 said: View Post
    I would NOT do the fresh install yet.

    There are people reporting problems getting activated after doing the fresh install- after having first done the upgrade.

    Not sure whether it's an actual glitch or just the activation servers getting lagged, but a number of people on a number of sites are reporting that the clean install after successful update install caused activation errors.
    Thanks for that, i will wait untill all the problems are fixed. Would it install windows 10 from the recovery partition tho?
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4

    Yeah it's totally a blanking mess. It activated nicely when upgrading, but doing the fresh install after doesn't work at all. It says the key is blacklisted and I need to buy a new one. If it turns out we can't fresh install unless we buy it the best option is to fresh install 7 or 8 and then upgrade to keep all files because there will be nothing to keep.
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    WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #5

    mikesw92 said: View Post
    Thanks for that, i will wait untill all the problems are fixed. Would it install windows 10 from the recovery partition tho?
    Very unlikely. The recovery partition should always remain your original OS. To be updated, the Windows installer would have to know the encoding of that partition and that tends to be computer manufacturer specific. Also, if they did touch that partition and something went wrong, you'd be left with a lump of plastic and metal...
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