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Discus and support Making a Clean Install of Windows 10 with a Windows 7 previously upgraded to Windows 10... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi. Allow me to explain the long title. My desktop computer's motherboard died on me 2 days ago - it had Windows 10 installed which was an upgrade... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by PMFR, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. PMFR Win User

    Making a Clean Install of Windows 10 with a Windows 7 previously upgraded to Windows 10...


    Hi.

    Allow me to explain the long title.

    My desktop computer's motherboard died on me 2 days ago - it had Windows 10 installed which was an upgrade from an old Windows 7.

    So, now I'm assembling a new computer from scratch (components chosen by me) and I need to transfer the old license - Windows 7 - to it.

    Question: do I have to install Windows 7 again, upgrade it to Windows 10 and do all the upgrades since then?


    Thank you.


    PR

    :)
     
  2. TheLostSwede Win User

    Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Oct 11, 2018
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  3. JeroenBeunckens Win User
    Clean Windows 10 (?PRO?) install

    I have bought a legit "Windows 10 Pro" key of a key website. It is legit since i'm currently using it for over a year now. I currently have Windows 10 Pro installed on my PC and I want to do a clean install. I just can't find the windows 10 Pro download in the tool. But if i could use a windows 10 pro key with a normal windows 10 install, I'll be good to go.
     
    JeroenBeunckens, Oct 11, 2018
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  4. CK011885 Win User

    Making a Clean Install of Windows 10 with a Windows 7 previously upgraded to Windows 10...

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Oct 11, 2018
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