clean install myth ???

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  1. xchris

    xchris MDL Novice

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    #1 xchris, Jul 29, 2015
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    As the title says... After a successful upgrade (from win8.1 , and YES the win10 were activated), I tried to make a clean install via the mediacreationtool on a NEW HDD (as my current boot HDD has issues), the result? >>> win10 can't be activated and the previews HDD can't boot win10 anymore, after chating with a tech support from MS , the only thing they suggested : reinstall the 8.1 the upgrade AGAIN to win10
    M$ and their upgrade. I am pissed off...:mad:

    not to mention that the activation suggests to visit the windows store in order to get the win10 key, guess that ? the only option is to BUY the win10..
     
  2. sauronxxx

    sauronxxx MDL Member

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    nothing is perfect.
    there will always a percentage of systems that won´t do it without issues.

    that´s life.

    i know it´s no big help for the affected.
    i have updated 3 of my system so far and then i did a fresh installation... it worked fine.
     
  3. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    why didn't you just do a reset?
     
  4. xchris

    xchris MDL Novice

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    are you talking about clean install?
     
  5. digitalnemesis

    digitalnemesis MDL Novice

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    I just did an upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro (Legit) to Windows 10 Pro using the official ISO USB creator.

    I get an activation error too!
     
  6. xchris

    xchris MDL Novice

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    reset of what ? the OS?
     
  7. sauronxxx

    sauronxxx MDL Member

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    yep... sitting here the whole day doing installations.. 3 finished.. 3 to go.
     
  8. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    yes, it does a clean install using the same code that did the upgrade.
     
  9. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    lots of people are getting activation errors, the servers are apparently getting clobbered..eventually it should take but don't do a clean install until it does.
     
  10. xchris

    xchris MDL Novice

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    hm.. I see, do you mean by using the 'slmgr.vbs -rearm' or other method? thx
     
  11. Sammy

    Sammy MDL Novice

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    Yes win 10 now has reset option built in
     
  12. Yen

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    @OP Please watch your tone out of emotions....you are closely to violate MDL rules. Thanks.
    People are trying to help you, no need to become rude...
     
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  13. xchris

    xchris MDL Novice

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    @yen mate I am pissed off about M$ not the people of the forum! :eek:
    I was 1hr on call with m$ support they really have no f clue what's going on....
     
  14. xchris

    xchris MDL Novice

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    I tried the reset anyway, but without any success as still says that is not activated...
     
  15. Soulfate

    Soulfate MDL Member

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    Install Windows 8.1, activate it, upgrade to Windows 10 and Reset your system to have an activated clean installation.
     
  16. Edits

    Edits MDL Novice

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    You can not do that on NEW HDD! It supposed to be on the same hardware that was used to upgrade the prev. windows.
     
  17. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    Has it occurred to you that it is 7/29 and the activation servers are getting hammered. They are overloaded. Waiting will no doubt sort it out.
     
  18. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    No, just type reset into cortana and it will bring you right to it. Settings\update and security\recovery
     
  19. G-STAR01

    G-STAR01 MDL Novice

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    2 of mine updated & activated just fine, had a problem on one of them activating.
    Reinstalling W7, these things happen.
     
  20. xchris

    xchris MDL Novice

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    pls close the thread, I managed to make a new clean installation on the new HDD that was activated immediately! The solution was to perform the new installation using a recovery drive (USB) made from the already installed (and activated) windows 10.