Windows 10: Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First  

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  1.    02 Oct 2015 #20

    I'm wondering if I could use this method to do a clean install of Win 10 on the SSD.
    Need to put the old drive in and connect to the net to activate your 8 install (make sure it is) Follow the guide then go ahead with your "clean" install.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Oct 2015 #21

    Porthos said: View Post
    Need to put the old drive in and connect to the net to activate your 8 install (make sure it is) Follow the guide then go ahead with your "clean" install.
    That's what I was thinking. Sweet! Gonna have to give it a shot when I get some time.
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       02 Oct 2015 #22

    Question on this method of doing a clean install. Can you use a windows 10 Pro iso dvd disk on a computer with Windows 7 pro OEM installed?? Or does that take a special windows 10 pro iso file???
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  4.    02 Oct 2015 #23

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Question on this method of doing a clean install. Can you use a windows 10 Pro iso dvd disk on a computer with Windows 7 pro OEM installed?? Or does that take a special windows 10 pro iso file???
    YES, Pro to Pro/Home to Home.
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    windows 7 ultimate / windows 10
       02 Oct 2015 #24

    Hi
    I followed your tutorial today and it went without a hitch. Before I started I created a new partition on C drive and clean installed Windows 10 onto it following your guide. Now I have Win 7 and Win 10 as a dual boot, and I can install programs in Windows 10 at my leisure and go back to Windows 7 when necessary. Thanks for the information.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       02 Oct 2015 #25

    ms007es said: View Post
    Hi
    I followed your tutorial today and it went without a hitch. Before I started I created a new partition on C drive and clean installed Windows 10 onto it following your guide. Now I have Win 7 and Win 10 as a dual boot, and I can install programs in Windows 10 at my leisure and go back to Windows 7 when necessary. Thanks for the information.
    If you used that Windows 7 to get the free Windows 10, then you are violating the EULA by having both installed and activated at the same time. Eventually one or both will become deactivated.

    You are suppose to no longer have Windows 7 activated as long as you have the free Windows 10 installed and activated.
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  7.    02 Oct 2015 #26

    Just curious, both systems can't run at the same time, so in reality only one licence running. Is there any fine print that covers this?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       02 Oct 2015 #27

    They cannot be installed and activated at the same time. Even if you don't have them both running at the same time.

    Part of the agreement to get the free upgrade to Windows 10 is that you do not use the product key of the activated Windows 7/8.1 that you upgraded from afterwards. You would have to uninstall Windows 10 first before you can legally.

    It's always been that way for upgrade copies of Windows.

    The Windows 10 EULA and the free offer FAQs states this.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Uset...10_English.htm

    Windows 10 FAQ Tips - Microsoft
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       03 Oct 2015 #28

    Here I dual boot both at the same time.

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    I couldn't connect via USB WiFi with 10 on a second remote desktop But I can still try things out on both versions as well as transfer files in between the two machines by remote access. I can even make videos of the main build viewing remotely from the second in reverse.

    The solution for seeing both on of course would be simply to buy 10 outright where it will have it's own retail key for seeing 10 running on another drive. You can run multiple licenses on one machine.
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  10.    03 Oct 2015 #29

    Shawn, this is a great tutorial, thanks. I don't know if you recall my issues with the clean install earlier but in short, I went through the upgrade path to Windows 10, got the upgrade activated. Later I did a clean install and it wouldn't activate. So I had to go back and reinstall Win 8.1 and go to the upgrade path again and that is where I am at today.

    My question is can I do this step from the current Windows 10 installation that I'm running on? I am gun shy of trying another clean installation for fear it won't activate again.

    Thanks for listening.

    Greg
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