Windows 10: I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again?

Discus and support I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, I received the free win 10 upgrade from an invitation to reserve the upgrade. The other day, a Ransomware hit me, and though I believe I may... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by apollosfyre, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again?


    Hello,

    I received the free win 10 upgrade from an invitation to reserve the upgrade. The other day, a Ransomware hit me, and though I believe I may have immediately tracked & deleted all affected files I could find, I hardly believe I could be so skilled as to be successful.

    I had this happen last year, and ended up formatting the unit, and reloading Win 7. I don't want to have to go back to 7, but how do I get another Win 10? Is there a key I need to find & save? A free site that I can get a copy on a flash drive to load from? Any help would be appreciated. I have no clue how to proceed since it's an online download, and once formatted, the unit won't be able to get online without the OS

    Thanks

    :)
     
    apollosfyre, Dec 1, 2015
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  2. Eureka!!! Win User

    Win10 re-update after clean install of Win7

    I upgraded to Win10 during the free upgrade year. Recently though, I was having HD performance issues that a Win10 reset didn't fix so I reformatted my HD and reinstalled Win7 Pro from the disc that came with my PC. Now it's well past the free upgrade
    period, but this computer is already a registered Win10 device. How do I get the Win10 installation back again?
     
    Eureka!!!, Dec 1, 2015
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  3. tprb Win User
    Reinstalling Win10 after Upgrade

    So assuming all goes well and I get to upgrade my Win7 Ultimate to Win10 Pro --

    What if my PC crashes, or I need to reformat my computer and reinstall the Win10 OS, how do I do that without a physical DVD installation disc?

    Can we make an ISO from the installed (upgraded) Win10 and keep it safe for future use?

    If not, how can I get my computer up and running again? Will I have to install Win7 first then upgrade again?
     
    tprb, Dec 1, 2015
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  4. Kyhi Win User

    I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again?

    you can download the newest build of windows 10 > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10

    boot from the setup media - remove every partition (wipe) the HDD

    and clean install widows 10

    since you already had win7 and windows 10 on that PC - if asked for product key - just skip that screen
     
    Kyhi, Dec 1, 2015
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  5. Thanks Kyhi, you rock!
     
    apollosfyre, Apr 4, 2018
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