How/what to DL for clean install?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by RASelkirk, May 9, 2016.

  1. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Hi All,

    I read thru the stickies, this new ESD stuff is confusing to an old guy. I thought I had DL'ed a Win10 iso that would install to a clean disc, but when I burned it, it has an INF file, setup.exe, and 3 other EXE's. Haven't tried it to see if it's bootable, but I suspect not. Before I waste bandwidth DL'ing a bunch of useless junk, please tell me what I need to make a disc that will install Win10 to a freshly formatted HDD?

    Thanks!

    Russ
     
  2. qaj1shi

    qaj1shi MDL Senior Member

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    just google "Windows 10 download" and get it from M$ :rolleyes:
     
  3. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Yeah, so when I try that, it looks like it's gonna overwrite Win7 on my good 'puter- which I do NOT want to happen.

    Thanks for the "help", I suspected that quick of a response would likely be useless... :rolleyes:

    Russ
     
  4. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Addicted

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  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    he means genuineticket.xml method.. to new hdd upgrade 10.. keeping 7.. i just did it 2 days ago on new mobo.
     
  6. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    OK, I don't know what that means. :( I did DL another ISO from the MDL link above, we will see. If this M$ crap gets any more complicated, I'll be learning Linux. In fact, my new POS Toshiba now boots Ubuntu Mint & OS-Remix, with Win10 to follow...

    Russ
     
  7. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    This is original ISO, downloaded from Microsoft. Do not understand what you're saying.
    I've downloaded it myself, and installed in multiple pc, without any problem.
     
  8. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Addicted

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    If you check my links>
    1> is Pauls X Files
    2> is Tech bench no hacks needed and latest Win10 straight from the man himself (M$)
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    2>links to another forum, on MDL we have all the downloadoptions covered.
     
  10. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  11. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    I picked an ISO from the MDL link, burned it, and it loaded just fine. Found it strange there was nothing about entering a product key though. Guess because the laptop came with Win10 originally, it verified itself online during the install. Now I've got to get a working boot menu, I DL'ed EZBCD, but most of it is grayed out. Will be tinkering with the Linux GRUB menu...

    Russ
     
  12. ckloter

    ckloter MDL Novice

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    I am wanting to do a fresh install similar to OP. Can't I just download the ISO from MS and use the microsoft toolkit to activate?
     
  13. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    Yep...Simple as that.