Clean Upgrade from 7 to 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by master44tr, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. master44tr

    master44tr MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    A week ago I lost half of my harddrive. First I installed win7 with daz. Then I upgraded to win 7. After that, I tried clean windows 10 installation. However, for some reason I lost my half of my harddrive which was full. It became RAW.

    Now I want to install win 7 again. I want to do these steps:
    1- install win 7 with daz
    2- upgrade to 10
    3- Take the produduct key with a keyfinder program
    4- Format pc
    5- Install the windows 10 with the product key I got
    6- Activate it.

    Do you think it will work? :confused:
     
  2. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

    Sep 1, 2011
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    1- install win 7 with daz
    2- upgrade to 10
    3- check activation online
    4- Format pc
    5- Install the windows 10 SKIP all questions for Product key
    6- check activation online (might take up to a couple of Days)


    Stay online under the upgrade and Clean install
     
  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
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    You say you "upgraded to Win 7"

    Is that just a slight typo ? And you meant upgraded to Win 10 ?

    If so and you did indeed upgrade to Win 10 did you take notice if the machine was actually activated ?

    They may be no need to do another Win 7 install and try another Win 10 upgrade.

    Just do a clean install of Win 10 and take note of the activation status.
    If activated all is fine. If not follow the steps Edwe mentions.
     
  4. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    Yes, thats of cource corect tnx and might be Worth a try.

    btw I asumed it was a typo :rolleyes:
     
  5. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Loosing half his hard drive puzzles me, it became Raw ?

    Were files lost ?

    Did you back up your important data before attempting the upgrade ?