Clean Windows 10 install

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by yhya prince, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. yhya prince

    yhya prince MDL Novice

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    Hi, I have a legitimate Windows 8.1 Pro if I did upgrade to Windows 10 can I somehow backup (Microsoft Toolkit?) the activation and then setup a fresh Windows 10 and restore the activation again?
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    And Again:
    All info is stored at MS Servers during the Upgrade. You cannot revert the backup offline, since being online is mandatory.

    So what would be the use of that backup :g:?
     
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  3. yhya prince

    yhya prince MDL Novice

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    So there's no way of getting a fresh Windows 10 install for free?
     
  4. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    If you updated it to Windows 10 with 10240 by running the update in Windows you should just be able to fresh install Windows 10 and have it activate.
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Where do i say that?

    After the Upgrade was successfull, means it's activated ... you can do fresh install on that very machine. It only needs internet contact to get activated.
     
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  6. yhya prince

    yhya prince MDL Novice

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    I get it now thanks, but what if I can't connect to the internet during installation (because of my network driver not being installed yet) can I activate it afterwards?
     
  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yep :good3:.
     
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  8. ussr

    ussr MDL Novice

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    #8 ussr, Jul 28, 2015
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    so we, ourselfs, putting a beacon (with very uniq id each) on to our PC's, which going to call MS every bootup (also after hardware changes)? sweet!
    is there info on offline installation yet?

    edit: let me answer my question — offline is fine ;) (just installed ent x64, activated it with KMS, testing)