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Windows 10 upgrade or clean install Windows

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#1 dazler1


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:18 PM

Hello, I am about to upgrade to Windows 10 - coming from Windows 7.

Would I in any way benefit from doing a clean install?


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:00 AM

Most technicians agree that a clean install is best in order to minimize the problems that you might experience.

This is not the best place to ask tho', as we tend to see the problems - yet no one comes here if they're not having problems :0)


You may want to try the update and see what happens.

But, make sure that the system is permanently activated.  To do that, run "slmgr /xpr" (without the quotes) from a Command Prompt.  A window will open and tell you if it's permanently activated.

Then, should you need to install W10 "clean" on that hardware - you wont' have to enter a product key when doing the clean install (skip the 2 screens that ask you to do it later/skip it - and you'll find that it automatically activates once you're connected to the internet).

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