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Clean Install Win 10 Pro 64-bit


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#1 KCav

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:32 PM

Have license key for Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.  Where should I download Win 10 Pro 64-bit.

 

 



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:44 PM

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:40 PM

Downloading Win 10 Pro 64-bit from Microsoft involves converting an ISO and making a bootable USB unless you want to burn a DVD.  Isn't there a download that you can simply unzip and install?



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:31 PM

Downloading Win 10 Pro 64-bit from Microsoft involves converting an ISO and making a bootable USB unless you want to burn a DVD.  Isn't there a download that you can simply unzip and install?

 

No.

 

You can also choose to have the Media Creation Tool create the bootable USB directly, but I never do, because if something burps at that stage you have to start all over again.  It's a simple matter to make the choice of "to install on another PC" and save the ISO file, which also means you have it later if you want to create additional bootable media.  It takes less than 5 minutes to then either burn to DVD, if one so chooses, or to create a bootable USB from the ISO using Rufus or similar.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:54 AM

Downloading Win 10 Pro 64-bit from Microsoft involves converting an ISO and making a bootable USB unless you want to burn a DVD.  Isn't there a download that you can simply unzip and install?

 

I just downloaded the 10 iso to a usb drive & used 7-Zip to "Extract Here".

Once it was extracted I just clicked on the setup.exe file to install it.

No "bootable" usb needed.

 

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One can go here---

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

& click "Update Now".

 

Using the Media Creation Tool you also get the option to "Upgrade this pc now".

 

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I got win 10 pro when it was offered free & chose to upgrade now.

No iso or usb involved.

It is no longer free.

Good luck.

Several others responded while I was writing this.

Sorry if I added redundant information.

 

When I installed win 10 pro (I got pro because I had 8.1 pro installed) I tweaked it bit & made a Macrium image of it.

I then used a Macrium Image of 8.1 pro to restore 8.1 pro because 10 caused loss of ethernet connection.

Several months later I reinstalled 10 pro from the image.

It activated & updated nicely.

The ethernet problem was gone so I kept it.

Because I previously installed 10 pro I had a digital license for it stored on my Microsoft Account & probably on my computer so I didn't need a Product Key.

I hope this info is useful.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:04 AM

If you want to do a CLEAN INSTALLATION, you must use any bootable media. Unpacked ISO contents won't work.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:41 PM

If you want to do a CLEAN INSTALLATION, you must use any bootable media. Unpacked ISO contents won't work.

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

 

A completely clean installation involves wiping the drive on which Win10 is to be installed.   You can't do that and be running the installer from it at the same time.

 

There is a difference between doing a feature update or repair process and doing a completely clean installation, and as you've noted, the latter requires the use of bootable external media, whether that happens to be USB or DVD media (and these days DVD isn't large enough if you've got the grand, unified 32 and 64 bit installers for Win10).


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:02 PM

After I reformatted the internal hard drive someone installed Win 10 Pro 64-bit - I don't know how she did it but it seems to have worked except Windows failed to update completely and while using the touchpad it becomes disabled, after enabling it works again



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:32 AM

Check if windows 10 is activated

 

Any time you ask questions it's a good idea to post a current Speccy Chart.

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:37 AM

Progress Report on Clean Install 

 

  1. decided to use CCleaner, Speccy, Autoruns and Macrium Reflect 7 
  2. downloaded files to USB HD protected with rubber case
  3. backing up to same USB HD protected with rubber case
  4. first backup planned for tonight

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:17 AM

Made Clean Install:

  1. used Media Creation Tool to create a bootable USB 
  2. deleted logical partitions and formatted internal drive to NTFS
  3. booted from USB flash drive and used the same license number I previously used  
  4. ran Windows Update
  5. installed CCleaner, Speccy and Macrium Reflect
  6. made backup image file, called it Bare Bone Installation

Maybe my Clean Installation is not as clean as it could be but it seems to be running perfectly.  


Edited by KCav, 09 November 2018 - 12:19 AM.





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