So I do have a qualifying copy of Windows in order to get a free upgrade to 10. Could be this one I'm thinking of- same basic problem: That's just what i was looking for, thanks so much. On the next screen, select the hard drive you want to install Windows on and erase it. Many computers come with Windows 10 preinstalled. Doing so will overwrite the existing operating system installation. Then do all the updates to get it to Win10.
As you run through the setup process, you will be prompted to answer a variety of setup-related questions; answer as you see fit, as your answers will be used to tailor Windows 10 to your needs. If you only have a restore disc from your computer manufacturer but not an original Windows Setup disc or download, a clean install as described in the linked guides above may not be possible. What if neither of these apply? You then boot from the installation media. Edited March 11, 2018 by Kalju. If No digital activation, then go to recovery option Press Win key + I - Update and security - Recovery - Reset this pc - Get Started - Remove Everything - Remove files and clean the drive - next and reset Edited March 9, 2018 by rajeesh yes , i think its kms activation. In fact, that machine was upgraded years ago end 2015 from Win7 Pro to Win10 Pro. Can I run the Windows 10 Pro upgrade process on the Surface Pro 2 which would include activating it and then completely format the drive and install Windows 10 Pro on the clean drive and it will activate itself without needing to enter a product key? Because it could be a trouble if you don't have the good driver sometimes Windows doesn't have the network driver and it was true also with Windows 8.
You need to perform some simple tasks before you even start with Windows 10 installation. But, if you want to directly install Windows 10 on your device without upgrading your previous versions, then you can simply follow this guide. I wonder if I can simply reinstall W10 from scratch from the iso provided by Microsoft without having to pay for the license? Can I use that key? That's how I've been doing it for people at my job and I've never had a prpblem. Once you know which method is going to work for you, proceed to one of the sections below to install Windows 10. It works quite wonderfully and is no-fuss. If you wish to start your device fresh with Windows 10, you can do a clean install rather than upgrade. Please so that we can take care of it.
Even if it activates automatically, You need new account, if You want synck Your data with Microsoft, ie activation, bookmarks, used apps etc. At least all data that you want to be able to retrieve, as a clean install will erase everything that is present on your hard drive. Gather the original installation discs and downloaded program setups to any program you want to put back on your computer. Today Win10 is relatively stable and I would like the upgrade, but it seems too late to do it for free. Cheers jimboThanks Jimbo, that's very helpful :.
And once it starts to download Windows 10 you can use a usb drive don't boot to it run it inside if Windows and you should be fine from there. What can you offer for an user like me. Once you have your legal Win10 key you can install it fresh and it will be activated. If you cannot find the flash drive option, you need to change the 1st boot drive to flash drive before proceeding. This will ensure that none of your system files or personal data are lost during the reinstallation. This means do not post threads asking for support and do not reply on requests for support. Otherwise, you can just use Start search and search for repair disk.
Microsoft has recently announced its latest version of Windows 10 and it is finally out here for all its users. This method is by far the best - and if you have to re-install from scratch again you won't have to go through all sorts of hoops to upgrade to W10 Pro. This will take care of system corruption problems. As far as I know, Microsoft no longer allows the migration of Win7 to Win 10 for free. Clean installing Windows 10 In some cases, you may want to revert back to a fresh install by reinstalling the operating system from scratch. Windows 10 will install itself, and may restart a few times during this process.
Be sure to select the language, edition, and architecture you want to install of Windows 10. He's got a digital Pro license! It will still be activated. They register a computer Then this computer will automatically activate as soon as you have logged in with the Microsoft account with which this computer was activated or where this computer is currently registered. How to Reset Windows 10 If you want to reset Windows 10, and you aren't concerned with losing system data including personal files , there is a quick and easy way to do so. Therefore, I'll divulge in this topic. Within Windows 10, open the Settings application by clicking on the Start menu. But I have not encountered with a such cases.
So when you format the drive and install from scratch you will just skip the enter key and once you are connected to the internet the device should activate itself. As you could probably tell, im not as tech savvy as many of you, so any followable instructions are massively appreciated. Is there any possibility to find these drivers? Many preinstalled Windows comes with a lot of junkware. Looking for a new Windows 10 device? If you do not wish to keep your personal files, system files, and other data, you can reset Windows 10 by reinstalling it over the existing installation. How to Reinstall Windows 10 If you are experiencing difficulties, bugs, or other unexpected errors with Windows 10, you can reinstall it without having to format your computer or remove or delete system files. More details please Couldn't you have used the Windows 7 key to activate it? Your device will automatically prompt you to upgrade if it is running on Windows 7, 8, 8. Hi there After creating the Media creation tool download file ei.
Apple does not officially support Bootcamp drivers for Windows 10 and the 2011 Mac Books. Don't see your submission under new? Here's a write up I did on. You can also clean install from the scratch after upgrading your Windows from 7, 8, 8. All Tech Support requests will be removed and posters will be banned. Once that's done and you wind up on an activated Win10, you can create Win10 media and do a clean install. Then you'll get a prompt at Windows install time for which edition you want to install.
I did not upgrade it to Win10 Pro, because at the time Win10 was not really reliable. Choose the flash drive option from the list of boot devices. It does not do that though, It's worth pointing out perhaps that when I install I don't use my Microsoft account I use a local account it is connected to the internet though It always installs the Home version, i then have to go to store and upgrade to pro. In addition to backing up the individual files you want to keep, you should also prepare to. On the Windows Setup screen, select your language, time and currency format, and keyboard layout. Then, to run it, you need admin rights. So for you, what you need to do is basically restore Win7, be sure it's properly activated, and then do your Win10 upgrade.