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#1 zcrox69

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 10:42 PM

I assume the copy of Windows will work if you had to wipe the drive and reinstall it? I haven't seen anything in the FAQ



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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:57 AM

Someone said somewhere that when you upgrade you get a key and you can download the ISO and use the key if you need to do a re-install.


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:33 AM

I'm sure that Microsoft will put Windows 10 .iso available in free download, a bit like they did for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (Upgrade Assistant way), when the OS will be officially released on July 29th.

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 05:58 PM

Windows 10 Clean Install Is Possible After Free Upgrade!
 
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Posted 03 June 2015 - 06:08 PM

So it means that they'll offer us the option to download a Windows 10 .iso. Now the question is: will it requires a product key to download or not?

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 07:26 PM

I heard you will get a key when you update and you need to save that key. Then you use the key to do a clean install.


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 07:27 PM

Yes of course, otherwise a clean installation won't work except you buy a computer that comes with Windows 10 and the key is embedded in the BIOS like Windows 8/8.1.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 05:55 AM

now you donot install windows 10///it harmful for your pc...it will crash your pc useing some days....when windows 10 will properly come then you will install good



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:26 AM

I assume the copy of Windows will work if you had to wipe the drive and reinstall it? I haven't seen anything in the FAQ

The engineering GM of the Windows group says that when you do an upgrade to Windows 10 during the first year will be able to perform a celan install of Windows 10 on the same device  at "any time". The devices will reactivate themselves when the upgrade is first performed.   There is still thew question about if the reactivation is tied to the motherboard.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:53 AM

utsas_reza, this is only your personal opinion. When you post something like this, you might want to back it up with facts, opinions, personal experiences, etc.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:26 AM

Yes of course, otherwise a clean installation won't work except you buy a computer that comes with Windows 10 and the key is embedded in the BIOS like Windows 8/8.1.

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:29 AM

Good news. Still, if someone have a computer/laptop that came with Windows 7, where the key isn't embedded in the BIOS and he decides to do a clean installation of Windows 10 without backing up the product key first (by clean installation, I mean to boot from the installation media, pick the Custom installation, wipe the current partition with Windows 10 and reinstall it), I wonder how Windows 10 will grab the product key from there.

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