I was hoping to be able to avoid having to do much with uninstalling and reinstalling the hard drives. Best guess is that the laptop didn't know where to install Windows updates or something like that. I did her install as a clean install of Windows 10 when I installed it on her laptop. I would like to stress a couple more points here. Anybody else want to chime in? May 12, 2015 Since I had trouble with the upgrade with Windows 10 running very slow i'd like to try a clean install, but i'm weary because I am afraid it will wipe my 8. By installing Win 10 without the upgrade you run the risk of not having the right product key and won't in turn activate Windows.
Is this possible to do this in one move and use the same Windows 10 key? Again, if so, I'm fine with that. Both computers have conventional hard drives as drive D. Now, there are some problems such as: - shut down button from start menu does nothing, restart button also does nothing. I just can't get it to offer the option of which drive to install on. Not the N version or single language version. But I took the free update to Windows 10. Since I've had this issue myself recently, I'm probably not the only one to experience it.
Jul 14, 2015 All the info I have found on a clean install has been about the Insider Preview, when the official upgrade is available at the end of July, will I be able to do a clean install? When you do a clean install of Windows 10 and enter your Microsoft logon info, the W10 license is retrieved from 'the cloud' and used to complete your Win10 install. Step 14: Finally, get into Windows system. At last , and repartition it by clicking on the New button during this Windows 10 installation process. For an overview of the Win 10 installation process, see my thread. Here are my questions: 1. But now when I go to the Settings, it says the key doesn't work and hence, my machine cannot be activated. Please don't skip the completely obvious.
. I have the media creation tool. This is all explained on Microsoft's website. Everything seemed to work just fine. Every time the update would download, reboot to install and nothing happened.
Posted via the Windows Central App for Android Having read through some other posts, that seems fine. Jul 30, 2015 I have a laptop with a retail copy bought from store of windows 7 home premium installed on it. I want to upgrade to Windows 10 just to get the free upgrade and activate then revert back to Windows 7. C is my boot drive. Here's what went wrong and why I recommend doing a clean install over a clone. Did I hear someone say they need to find their key for their copy of Windows 10? If so, this is why you cannot activate Win 10 and will not accept your licence for Win 7. My first question is, can I get the 10 installation media without buying it and if so, how? Now, there's Windows 10, Windows 10 Single Language, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home N.
I am assuming I would get more updates than these. I upgraded in August from Windows 7. Aug 11, 2015 I just upgraded to Windows 10 and I would like to do a clean install. Even though cloning is quick and easy, with a lot of very user friendly software, a clean install of Windows 10 on any new drive is going to give you the best, most reliable results. Step 1: Shut down system and disconnect computer from the power cable. Just copy your product key of Windows 7, install Windows 10, activate with your product key and you are ready to go! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android I don't think copying windows 7 key will work, to get the key to work you need to upgrade your key to a windows 10 key first.
It is a breeze really, most drivers are auto-detected. Sep 14, 2015 If I understood this : clearly, then does it mean that Windows will activate itself from some Windows activation servers that are somehow written into my hardware even if I do a clean install deleting everything in my Windows partition? However, with the sequence you are proposing, there shouldn't be any issues. So, firstly you should correct errors on your drive, if any. Or should I upgrade my Asus to Windows 10, clone it with Samsung Data Migration, and then reset it again? Edit: I see I made a typo in the threads title, but there is no way to correct it. I decided after that I actually wanted the ssds as two independent drives.
I used Macrium to clone the drive but also had errors there. I have tried installing the Windows again from the settings of the Windows but it did not work and the problem still persists. Again, if so, I'm fine with that. Again, I am fine with wiping out everything on that drive once I have a new C. After that I directly upgraded to Win 10 Pro within running system. Do I need to format or configure the flash drive a certain way for it to show up to the media tool? Install W10 from your prepared installation media skip all the prompts to enter a license key If at the end of this W10 doesn't immediately show as being activated, give it some time.
Here only take Windows 10 as example to show you the detail steps. I even tried all the updated drivers from the msi website instead of the ones on the disc. If you don't now how to install the drives manually, you can go to Windows Update settings to check for the updates and install it automatically. Whatever you do recover a copy of your key first. Then they connect to the internet and allow their upgrade version of Win 10 to authenticate itself with Microsoft's server. Are there any advantages to do now a clean Windows 10 installation? In your situation, this is likely the most optimal approach: 1.
I am not going to install windows7 first. Jul 30, 2015 I was wondering if I do a clean install when I get the free upgrade from windows 8. Especially or other software that you need to reinstall on your Windows 10 again. Xrko - Sorry about the issues you have had, but belive the only way around it is to install Win 7, run the Win 10 upgrade, then if needs be, do a clean install once the licence has updated. My first question is, can I get the 10 installation media without buying it and if so, how? As to my previous post, I'm ensuring I use my e-mail address associated with Microsoft in case this is somehow related to the clean install and storing the upgraded licence key in the cloud. But I took the free update to Windows 10.