Clean installing Windows 10 on a new laptop

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by AliAbela, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. AliAbela

    AliAbela MDL Novice

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    Bought a new Asus laptop off Amazon, and it's coming pre-installed with Windows 10.


    Should activation go smoothly if I wipe it and clean install using the Media Creation Tool? I hate manufacturer bloatware.
     
  2. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    #2 Gharlane00, Dec 15, 2015
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    You should log into it and allow it to activate over the internet first. That will establish the Digital Entitlement for that hardware. After that you can do whatever you want.

    If it comes with an actual license key on a sticker or card you can use that for your install also.
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #3 Enthousiast, Dec 15, 2015
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    On genuine 10 installs on (OEM) brandsystems, 10586 will activate using the oem:Dm bioskey ;) Not by HWID

    To see if there is a valid oem:Dm table for 10 in the bios you can use the OEM Query tool from abbodi1406. It should show: valid os: 10 (on older 8.x systems it would show: 8.x/10).
     
  4. genenioo

    genenioo MDL Addicted

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    You won't see that.
     
  5. AliAbela

    AliAbela MDL Novice

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    Thanks, I'll look into this when I get the laptop.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Have fun with your new laptop :)