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  1.    15 Mar 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Looks like I owe you an apology @Mystere. I did some testing and you are fully right, I only partially (that's my story and I am sticking to it ).
    Yes, that's what I was thinking was the case, but I didn't have time to check it out. I think the reason is because Windows 10 accepts a Windows 8 or 7 key for the upgrade, and uses the same key.

    You may be able to do a Windows Anytime Upgrade to your Windows 10 standard/basic using the Pro key that MS gives out on the TP download page, but I haven't tried that.
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  2.    15 Mar 2015 #22
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You may be able to do a Windows Anytime Upgrade to your Windows 10 standard/basic using the Pro key that MS gives out on the TP download page, but I haven't tried that.
    I tried upgrading the Windows 10 basic, too, the key was not accepted. Seems you are stuck with the basic edition if you upgrade from Windows 8 basic edition or Windows 7 Home Premium or lesser.
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  3.    15 Mar 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I tried upgrading the Windows 10 basic, too, the key was not accepted. Seems you are stuck with the basic edition if you upgrade from Windows 8 basic edition or Windows 7 Home Premium or lesser.
    Did you use the Pro key? Or the Enterprise key? I don't think you can do an anytime upgrade to Enterprise.
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  4.    15 Mar 2015 #24
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    I used the general Win 10 TP key from the Insider, NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR.
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  5.    16 Mar 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I used the general Win 10 TP key from the Insider, NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR.
    How would I upgrade to the pro version? Just download the iso?
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  6.    16 Mar 2015 #26
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    Download the ISO, burn it to a DVD or Flash drive and perform a clean install. See the tutorial: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    16 Mar 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Download the ISO, burn it to a DVD or Flash drive and perform a clean install. See the tutorial: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
    Any way to keep files? If not, what drives should I get for my pavilion dv4 from HP and where?
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  8.    16 Mar 2015 #28
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    Clean install keeps nothing. All software must be reinstalled after a clean install, all personal data backed up before it.

    Short checklist for a clean install:
    • Backup your personal files (documents, images, videos, music and so on) to an external drive
    • Shut down the PC
    • Disconnect all other external devices except mouse, keyboard and main display
    • Boot the PC with Windows install media (DVD or Flash drive)
    • Perform a clean (custom) install
    • When installed, shut down the PC
    • Reconnect your external devices
    • Boot
    • Run Windows Update until there's nothing to update
    • After Windows Update is done, check the Device Manager to see which drivers are missing and download them from HP's support site at HP® Support. You can use Windows 8 drivers (mostly). I do not think you need to do this, however; talking about my own experience I have two HP Envy and one HP ProBook laptops, I have not needed to download a single driver for them, Windows 10 has found everything by itself
    • Reinstall your software
    • Restore your personal files from the backup

    This is how I do it, other geeks might give you different instructions. I am not saying this my way is the only correct way to do this, I am simply saying it is a way to perform a clean install without any issues.

    Kari
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  9.    16 Mar 2015 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Clean install keeps nothing. All software must be reinstalled after a clean install, all personal data backed up before it.

    Short checklist for a clean install:
    • Backup your personal files (documents, images, videos, music and so on) to an external drive
    • Shut down the PC
    • Disconnect all other external devices except mouse, keyboard and main display
    • Boot the PC with Windows install media (DVD or Flash drive)
    • Perform a clean (custom) install
    • When installed, shut down the PC
    • Reconnect your external devices
    • Boot
    • Run Windows Update until there's nothing to update
    • Reinstall your software
    • Restore your personal files from the backup

    This is how I do it, other geeks might give you different instructions. I am not saying this my way is the only correct way to do this, I am simply saying it is a way to perform a clean install without any issues.

    Kari
    Well then, thanks for the help!
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  10.    16 Mar 2015 #30
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    I edited my post you quoted after you posted, adding one list item:
    • After Windows Update is done, check the Device Manager to see which drivers are missing and download them from HP's support site at HP® Support. You can use Windows 8 drivers (mostly). I do not think you need to do this, however; talking about my own experience I have two HP Envy and one HP ProBook laptops, I have not needed to download a single driver for them, Windows 10 has found everything by itself
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