Windows 10: is a clean installation when necessary free of charge?

Discus and support is a clean installation when necessary free of charge? in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; If you have a windows 10 product key does that entitle you to support when there is a technical problem and you need a clean installation and is that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by JamesWilliams4143, May 23, 2020.

  1. is a clean installation when necessary free of charge?


    If you have a windows 10 product key does that entitle you to support when there is a technical problem and you need a clean installation and is that free of charge? What if the first installation was an upgrade from windows 7 and you only have the windows 7 product key as you did not receive a fresh key after the upgrade?

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    JamesWilliams4143, May 23, 2020
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  2. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, May 23, 2020
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  3. Whether It Is Necessary to Clean System Registry

    It is said in some source that the system can slow down after many programs have been installed and used over time. Is it necessary to clean the system registry, as creators of registry cleaning programs suggest?
     
    BerndStrauss, May 23, 2020
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  4. 3Colors Win User

    is a clean installation when necessary free of charge?

    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.

    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond is a clean installation when necessary free of charge? :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
    3Colors, May 23, 2020
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