Windows 10: Question regarding upgrade options.

Discus and support Question regarding upgrade options. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So this has been a nightmare for me. I always prefer a clean installation but this seems almost impossible unless you buy the product. This will be my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RECONBunny, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Question regarding upgrade options.


    So this has been a nightmare for me. I always prefer a clean installation but this seems almost impossible unless you buy the product. This will be my 4th attempt at Win10. The first time I did the "Refresh my pc" option after I upgraded. It corrupted in the middle lost it all.

    2nd Attempt was okay but I wanted a fresh install. I heard if you use the key you get from the win10 upgrade when installing a fresh copy over it works. This was not the case, they key was black listed and thus attempt 2 failed.

    Attempt 3 I heard skipping the product key panel lets you activate based on the hash from your 7 or 8 key on your MB or something. This also doesn't;t work.

    So 4th attempt before I do this. I have two options, Keep all files or keep nothing. As of this moment my Win 8.1 is a brand new fresh installation with nothing on it. I want to know if I select keep nothing will it still upgrade properly? I am deathly afraid of it not working this time. Should I cut my losses and select keep all? It will create a windows.old though,

    :)
     
    RECONBunny, Jul 29, 2015
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  2. Questions regarding after upgrade

    1-Will i have to put some CD to store my older version of windows

    2-What happens after the period of 1 year is over

    3-What will happen to all the data i have in my windows 8

    4-Will the settings remain the same or will they be changed
     
    AhmadNawaz4420, Jul 29, 2015
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  3. Questions regarding after upgrade

    1)No, the backup would b created on your hard drive itself.

    2)Windows 10 is free for lifetime, if you upgrade your existing system within 1 year.

    3)All the data,files and programs will remain intact and work with Windows 10.However a good idea would be to backup your files before the upgrade.

    4)All of your settings will also remain the same.

    Hope it helps and do reply back for any questions.
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Jul 29, 2015
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  4. Mansome Win User

    Question regarding upgrade options.

    Just upgrade so you see that it activates. Once that happen you can boot to the DVD and blast it all away and it should activate the next time you clean install.
     
    Mansome, Jul 29, 2015
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  5. I tried that and it said my key was blacklisted because it's the generic windows 10 key everyone has.

    It doesn't work for me to do that....you say "Should blast it all away" No it doesn't.
     
    RECONBunny, Jul 29, 2015
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  6. Windowz10 Win User
    There are posts on this site and others suggesting that either the confirmation of the key for clean installation is glitched, or that the activation authentication servers are lagging badly.

    Of course, no way to know which- or neither...
     
    Windowz10, Jul 29, 2015
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  7. I am far past tired of installing windows. Going to upgrade from a clean 8.1 and say screw it.
     
    RECONBunny, Apr 4, 2018
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