[Solved] Which version of Windows 10 should I use to have a clean installation?

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  1. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    #1 trungpt, Jan 12, 2016
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    Recently, I bought a Lenovo Yogo Tablet with Windows 8.1 with Bing (Japanese Version). It also includes Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013.

    - I see that Windows has been automatically activated.
    - For MS Office, I entered the activation key included with the machine. The Office has been also activated.

    I upgraded the machine to Windows 10. I see that the Windows 10 edition is Home and it is also activated.

    Although I changed the interface language to English, during the shutting down, starting up, and windows updating (any activities outside the desktop environments), some Japanese words still appear.

    Therefore, I plan to have a clean installation of Windows 10 and Office 2013 (all English).

    I'd like to know how to do that without lossing the activation states of Windows 10 and Office 2013. Which editions of Windows 10 and Office 2013 should I use (I asked this because Windows 8.1 with Bing is special, I don't have any experiences with it) ?

    Please give me some suggestions. Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    If I were you, I would do a clean install with Windows 7 Pro/Ent/Ultimate (if you've any Product key, and activate), use DAZ loader to activate, and update to Windows 10 Pro with the latest ISO from MS. Install Office 2013 again and use the give P-Key for activate, or download a Office 2013 VL and activate that with MKT 2.6!

    A lot info of the How Too ..... are on this forum.
     
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  3. Garbellano

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    stay on 8.1, you dont need 10.
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The OP has Language problems because the original were Japanese!! He need to install plain English!
     
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  5. trungpt

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    #5 trungpt, Jan 12, 2016
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    (OP)
    Thank you for your reply.

    Anyway, I have activated Windows 10 Home now. So I just need to have a clean installation of Windows 10 Home (English) and it will be automatically activated, right bro?

    I also need to find all the drivers OR find a way to back them up before the clean installation.

    For Office, I think your suggestion is nice. I found out that Office 2007 can still be used in Windows 10 :D :D :D

    Yes, I don't know why Windows 10 doesn't allow us to change the language completely. Japanese still sometime appears.
     
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  6. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    I found a solution to completely remove Japanese without to do a clean installation the Windows' ISO.

    I used the "Recovery, Reset this PC". During the resetting up, I chose English as the main language. And Wow, all Japanese words are gone.
     
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  8. trungpt

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    In fact, I only care about how to keep the activated states of Windows and Office when I do clean installations for them (English versions).

    Windows and Office are included in the machine.
     
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  10. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    I already found a solution in my above posts. Thank you.
     
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  11. mdlgaofei

    mdlgaofei MDL Member

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    So much trouble,only if he (or she)don't want to use win10 home.
     
  12. deadock

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    #12 deadock, Jan 14, 2016
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    If you don't want to lose Office activation, you need to upgrade from 8.1 to 10. Forget clean installs. There's a tool to backup your activation, check the pinned threads. Also check the Lenovo website for steps how to upgrade your Windows 8.1 Bing edition. It should be the same as the Windows 8.1 home, tho. Don't listen people saying to install Windows 7 activate with Daz to get a pro version. If you never needed Pro With 8.1 you won't need it for w10.
     
  13. trungpt

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    #13 trungpt, Jan 14, 2016
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    Windows 10 activation is adhered to the machine. Reinstalling Windows 10 (Home edition) after upgraded from Windows 8.1 with Bing is OK. We don't need to enter serials, it will be automatically activated.

    I downloaded the Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Business (Retail) and reentered the Office serial included with the machine. My Office has been activated.

    When we reset the machine with Windows 10, MS allows us to change the language completely.
     
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  14. deadock

    deadock MDL Novice

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    I was thinking to back up the activation for Office in the case you feared you wouldn't be able to activate again after a clean install. Windows 8/8.1/10 and Office use the same file to store its activation, so it's hard impossible to backup only one of the two. If you have a serial for Office, just do whatever you want, if it stops activating on the internet just use the phone activation.
     
  15. trungpt

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    #15 trungpt, Jan 14, 2016
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    Yes, I have a serial for Office 2013 Home and Business.

    For Windows, I didn't think that it was that simple.

    Now, everything is as expected.

    Thank you for your discussions.
     
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