Clean install help

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by DarnRevo, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. DarnRevo

    DarnRevo MDL Novice

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    Hi guys

    Sorry for what's bound to be a frequent question.

    I have been running a Windows Tools KMS activated 8.1 pro. had a read around on here and noticed I had to upgrade to 10 before I could clean install. So I upgraded... everything was jiggy. Windows was activated still.
    I then clean installed (USB ISO - Official Windows 10 ISO maker) but I wasn't activated. o_O I thought the PC would auto activate due to the hardware ID being the same and the upgrade being happy?

    I'm obviously missing something obvious here, help someone with inferior knowledge out please gents :g:
     
  2. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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  3. DarnRevo

    DarnRevo MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your help

    Due to this occurring, I formatted/8.1 KMS/Upgraded to 10 again (activated ok)

    Can I clean install with that key or do I need to clean install without entering a key, then run your command? Or doesn't it matter?

    Thanks again
     
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    DarnRevo MDL Novice

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    Thank you xinso. Very much appreacited.
     
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    xinso MDL Guru

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    #6 xinso, Sep 20, 2015
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    DarnRevo MDL Novice

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    I don't know what every bit of the information contained in the output txt file is and how it can (or cannot) be used. For that reason Ive PM'ed it to you :)
     
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    DarnRevo MDL Novice

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    Thank you so much for all your clear and informative help xinso. :worthy: I'm doing it now :clap:
     
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    xinso MDL Guru

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    If you cannot use UltraISO, simply clean install, then change key to Volume:MAK *****************************, and it should be OK.
     
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    DarnRevo MDL Novice

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    #11 DarnRevo, Sep 20, 2015
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    Free is a subjective term. Will it cost you money? No. Its looking like you pay for it with your privacy. Have a look in the serious discussion forum at the thread: The Microsoft Privacy agreement Read it Understand it. Also check out the O&O ShutUp10 thread in this forum.
    Run windows update, there is a specific update that relates to the little 'try windows 10' taskbar flag (google for KB Code). It could be of course that your current installation doesn't qualify for upgrade.
     
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    Before 07/29/2016, try import this registry from MSFT:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
    "AllowOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001
    Or this:

    How to upgrade from W7/8.1 without to go through the upgrade process itself with ease




    I would suggest test Windows 10 by dual-boot before upgrade:

    1. Create another partition about 30 GB
    2. Install Windows 10 (of the same edition as Windows 7/8.1) to that partition
    3. Get GenuineTicket.xml from activated Windows 7/8.1 to activate Windows 10 as mentioned above.