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  1. Posts : 13
    windows 7
       #610

    Will do Mathew. Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 40,426
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #611

    elvin669 said:
    I fear that I may have to do a clean install of windows 10 in order to continue using my current PC as it is still able to support it.

    This tutorial may be useful:

    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
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  3. Posts : 13
    windows 7
       #612

    Hi zbook,

    Thanks for the link. I appreciate it.
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  4. Posts : 27,721
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #613

    elvin669 said:
    Hi Bree,
    My windows 7 currently is unable to auto upgrade or manual upgrade to 10..... I fear that I may have to do a clean install of windows 10....
    You said that you did upgrade this PC to Windows 10 once before: " Some year back I took advantage of the free windows 10 upgrade...".

    If that upgrade was successful and resulted in an activated Windows 10 then your PC already has a digital licence for Windows 10, going back to W7 doesn't remove the digital licence from the activation servers. You don't need to upgrade this current install of W7 to get activation, your existing digital licence will activate a clean install.
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  5. Posts : 13
    windows 7
       #614

    Hi Bree,
    That's good to know. I have started to use a thumb drive to download windows 10. Once the download is finished, I shall try to do a clean install and probably will need your assistance regarding any digital licence issue. Hope the process behaving as per your advice. Thanks again.
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  6. Posts : 27,721
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #615

    elvin669 said:
    ...Once the download is finished, I shall try to do a clean install and probably will need your assistance regarding any digital licence issue.

    There shouldn't be any issues. Just skip entering a key when asked, then choose to install the same edition that you had before, Home or Pro. Activation should be automatic as soon as it can contact the activation servers,
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  7. Posts : 13
    windows 7
       #616

    Hi Bree,

    I have successfully installed windows 10. It did not ask for any key input as mentioned by you. Thank you all (Shawn, Mathew, zbook and Bree) for your contributions with this installation. You guys are power.

    I was struggling with my problematic windows 7 for 3 days as it suddenly lagged with every click I made until I reinstalled it just to find out that it was unable to update SP 1. Fortunately with the basic working system, I was able to proceed with a clean installation of windows 10 without having to purchase a new OS. Thank you to you all again and have a great week day. God bless.
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  8. Posts : 27,721
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #617

    elvin669 said:
    I have successfully installed windows 10 ..... Thank you to you all again and have a great week day. God bless.
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  9. Posts : 13
    windows 7
       #618

    Hi all, I am back again. Guess what happened? After using Windows 10 for just a day and installing the last update which prompted to restart, I shut it down instead as I was heading for work. The next day when I tried to boot up, it was not successful and prompted me to restart as it was not able to restart properly. I repeated 3 times but to no avail. I tried the given options to repair, trouble shoot and others until it automatically reverted itself back to Windows 7.

    I wonder what caused the problem. Could it be the restart step was not carried out instead of shut down and rebooted it the next day? So this morning I tried to reinstall it again but a message prompted that some files are not available to continue the installation. I tried to boot the installation via USB but also couldn't work.

    Perhaps I should try the other method mentioned by Shawn to install. What do you all think?
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  10. Posts : 7,580
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #619

    Have you tried clean installation, which will make the following impossible?

    elvin669 said:
    it automatically reverted itself back to Windows 7.
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