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July 30, 2015 Computz I had problems getting a Ten clean install to activate. If there are problems, you will be elevated to a rep. Flash drives can be unreliable, and corrupted flash drives are pretty common. After countless hours with tech support we found out that the computer loses the TV signal if it goes to sleep,and the only way to get it back, is to reboot. http://gbcmedina.com/clean-install/can-t-find-product-key-on-op-no-disk-and-need-to-do-clean-install.php

The free version of Ninite promises to download the latest versions of apps directly from their providers and install them without any extra toolbars, which is handy. Update: More investigation and further testing have brought to light some interesting information about PCs that came with Windows 8.0 instead of Windows 8.1. Follow the tutorial that I will bring shortly. Surely I don't have to install Vista and then Windows 7. http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/56991-clean-install-without-voiding-my-product-key.html

In addition, make sure to uncheck to box asking to install automatically, while you install. Install Windows 10 from the installation media like you would any other operating system. The only difference now is that you have a bare-bone Windows 10. If you have many partitions, you could delete them all and tell Windows 10 to install itself in the unallocated space.

If so, you're done. You have to have an ISO file released after the 10586 November 2015 build. My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number hp pavillion m 9340f OS windows 7 CPU intel core 2 quad Other Info hauppauge wintv hvr-1800 tv tuner slecks View Public Profile Find More Partition your system drive however you like.

I am concerned about whether this will void the laptop's warranty Not entirely sure about that one, but I'm very sceptical thinking that reinstalling the OS nullifies your warranty. Pick the language, edition, and CPU architecture of the media you'd like to make—you can check this all in the System menu if you don't already know. still exist to fill that void. http://newwikipost.org/topic/9EFdn5pSJl1nAdXOyT2BURQSiESNtwXs/Clean-Install-of-Windows-10-What-OEM-Product-Key-to-Use.html Microsoft's free upgrade offer depends on your PC's hardware so it may not activate properly if you've swapped out hardware inside your PC.

richc46 View Public Profile Find More Posts by richc46 20 Jan 2010 #4 SIW2 Vista x64 / 7 X64 9,833 posts Hi slecks, Your post is quite informative. When you install and activate Windows 10 on a system for the first time, the installer confirms that you have a "genuine Windows" system installed and registers your hardware with Microsoft's servers. After that, you Start it up and select the "Create installation media for another PC" option to create installation media. I was using it as a DVR.

If there are none, you'll more or less have to follow the article's process on each and every computer. https://m.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/4jnumt/help_windows_81_and_windows_clean_install/ About 30% of the time ,when I boot up, internet conn isn't there and I get the 651 error. Word/term for persistence in incorrect pronunciation What is the meaning of this quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero? Getting drivers and software Installing Windows is just part of the battle; you'll need drivers to get everything working properly and extra software to get your work done.

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March 9, 2016 Tom Wilson Daniel_Nelson: Well i'll be surprised if it did. check my blog I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. I just want to clarify if it would work from your experience. Generated Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:20:26 GMT by s_hp107 (squid/3.5.23) Close Biz & IT Tech Science Policy Cars Gaming & Culture Forums Navigate Videos Features Reviews Ars Approved RSS Feeds Mobile

That was when they added the feature that allowed users to activate with their existing W7 or 8.1 key. Microsoft "support" promisedd call-backs but did not do as they promised. Why would doing a clean install be considered a "loop hole"? this content Enter your Windows 10 key here.

If there are multiple drivers available under each entry, you can check your Device Manager window to see what kind of hardware you’re using, or you can just download all available drivers I'm going to follow the instructions posted, and do a clean install on a new hard drive.FYI after I first upgraded to 7, I couldn't record TV programs on my computer Wanted to pass on what I thought was funny but scary at the same time.

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January 13, 2016 Preston geek: Well actually our new editor @WhitsonGordon is the one that updated it.

His work has appeared on Charge Shot!!! The same Win8 machine was successfully upgraded and activated to Ten earlier in the day. Not the answer you're looking for? Because of this, I'd rather not do a clean install.

That this distinction exists at all is baffling, but if you're doing a lot of clean Windows installs on OEM PCs that shipped with both 8.0 and 8.1, the media created Finally, you'll need a USB stick 4GB or larger in size to use as install media. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the http://gbcmedina.com/clean-install/trying-to-do-a-clean-install-of-w7.php Enter Your Email Here to Get Access for Free:

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RELATED ARTICLEWindows 10 is Out Today: Should You Upgrade? Previously, Microsoft forced users to upgrade to Windows 10 before they could start fresh and do a clean install-which was annoyingly complicated and time-consuming. Or, you may need to perform a clean install on a computer without an existing Windows system after installing a new hard drive. Of course, you'll miss out on the good pre-installed apps, I have just performed a clean install on a newly purchased HDD.