Windows 10: clean install *HOW TO ACTIVATE

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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #11

    Ok. I have installed windows 7 again. I am struggling to know what to do now because the windows 10 icon has now gone and I have a LOAD of updates to do.... I have the usb version of Windows 10..what do I do now... I can't activate something that isn't on the toolbar.. :/

    Thank you for your help so far.. All I wanted was a quick upgrade and now my pc is in bits..
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #12

    Just to add. I have installed the important updates yet nothing has come up
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #13

    Sorry to triple post but please don't say I have to wait in line to get a notification... Ive spent my whole day on this.. Argh
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #14

    After making sure Windows 7 SP1 is activated - upgrade to Win10 with the iso - make sure you have the correct version obviously.
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #15

    I have just checked my usb and I have got rid of the files... This is a disaster. What options are available to me?
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       30 Jul 2015 #16

    Adam,

    After you have Windows 7 activated, you can use step 3 below to upgrade to Windows 10.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #17

    Ok. I have reinstalled windows 7 and updated to sp1. I dont have the windows 10 icon so I have downloaded the USB installer. It is saying that my copy of windows is not activated? I put in my product key and this is a genuine copy... Please help
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  9.    30 Jul 2015 #19

    Thank you Superfly. I have activated windows 7 and am now in the middle of installing windows 10. Wish me luck I will let you know how I get on
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  10.    30 Jul 2015 #20

    OK.. good luck!
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