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Discus and support Windows 10 clean install in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; So I'm helping a friend install a new hard drive but they want to do a clean install of windows 10 via usb. The original PC was windows 7.... I know... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/VampTemptation, May 23, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 clean install


    So I'm helping a friend install a new hard drive but they want to do a clean install of windows 10 via usb. The original PC was windows 7.... I know it's older but it got the free windows 10 upgrade. In the windows key settings it says that it's linked to a Microsoft account. Would there be any issues with a windows key? Or would a a new windows 10 key be required.

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    /u/VampTemptation, May 23, 2020
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  3. 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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  4. Windows 10 clean install

    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.
     
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