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hi , as the title says , there is how to do.

1- Upgrade Part

This procedure is useful only if you do an upgrade to Windows 10 from a legit licensed and activated Windows 7/8 PC.

a- You must have Windows 7/8 or above installed and activated with a legit license.
b- Go inside Windows 7/8
c- Then you must do an upgrade to windows10 via Windows Update (or via an ISO from Windows 10 by inserting the media containing Windows 10 > open > and run "setup.exe").



d- Follow the installation procedure.
e- When the installation is finished, your Windows 7/8 license will be transferred and modified as a Windows 10 license. this license will automatically activate Windows 10 when you will connect to internet.




2- Clean Install part:


You must have done a dvd or usb containing the official Windows10 ISO from microsoft.

here the Link : Microsoft's Media Creation Tool

- Be sure to select the proper version , the same one as your in 7/8 version. example: windows 7 or 8 Home = Windows 10 home )

a- insert the dvd or usb containing the Windows 10 ISO
b- Go into the Boot menu and select the device that will run the ISO, exit and reboot.
c- Now your PC should load the Windows10 installer.
d- Follow the procedure.
e- Skip all "enter your license" prompts (you should have 2-3 prompts)
f- Once in Windows10 , check if you are activated (go to Control Panel > System > Scroll to bottom) , if not , click the "Activate" button.
g- You should be activated and can npw perform as many clean install as you want.




thanks :D
 
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gricardo21

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a silly question... have you tried with another type of license? e.g: retail or mak? i dont wanna do this because the oem version of my pc is windows starter so bahh, dont want to have windows home version
 
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not tried with retail, but it should work in the same way.
 

Rolo

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That is one shiny screen.

I hope you activated it with the hardware you plan on keeping "for the supported life of the device"! (which I still have to shuffle some hardware around before activating)
 
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gricardo21

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i will try to.. but i dont want to have problem with drivers, recent compilations of windows 10 had some issues with my old windows 8 drivers... that is why i downgraded my pc...
 
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hi , as the title says , there is how to do.

This procedure is useful only if you do an upgrade to Windows 10 RTM 10240 from a legit OEM licensed and activated Windows 8.1.1 PC.

1- You must have Windows 8.1 Update 1 installed and activated.
2- You must have a ISO from Windows 10 RTM 10240
3- load Windows 8.1U1
4- Insert the media containing the iso, open it and click on "setup".
5- follow the installation procedure. (don't select "update", choose "keep settings & files" )



6- when the installation is finish, your OEM will automatically activate Windows 10 RTM when you will connect to internet.



now you can enjoy Windows 10 ;)

Thanks :D
Does this works with Windows 7?

And can this method be used with official iso once released i.e load Windows 7 & run the setup from the iso i.e no need to upgrade through windows updates?
 

Rolo

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I would upgrade and make my own ISO (won't have to enter keys when doing a fresh install).

Yea, my OEM laptop..still going to change the hardware before release. It's a really nice gaming laptop (MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC) but it did not come with an SSD. It is painful. I don't use it much but when I do, I swear something is wrong with it because it is so slow! I'll also wait to see if there's a BIOS update first too.
 
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I would upgrade and make my own ISO (won't have to enter keys when doing a fresh install).

Yea, my OEM laptop..still going to change the hardware before release. It's a really nice gaming laptop (MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC) but it did not come with an SSD. It is painful. I don't use it much but when I do, I swear something is wrong with it because it is so slow! I'll also wait to see if there's a BIOS update first too.
How to make your own ISO?
 

Sloth

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Bit the bullet and upgraded from Windows 7 Pro SP1 (retail key) to 10240 using the ISO available in the Internet.

Upgrade process went smooth and now posting this from 10. It says windows is activated. 10 is smoother, crisper & responsive than 7. There is no looking back. :D
 
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updated my guide: just installing Windows 8 also works , i guess Windows 7 also, just need to be activated with legit license.
 
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Sloth

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lol, back to Windows 7. Motherboard drivers are not yet available for Windows 10. :oops:

ESET Smart Security HIPS does not work with build 10240. In their forum they have posted that Windows 10 supported version will be released next week.

What I learned is that the best thing is to wait till the official release. :p
 
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At what time is licence activated i.e after upgrade completion or upgrade plus any updates completion?
 

Sloth

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I'm pretty sure that the license gets activated during the upgrade itself. AFAIK, there is only one update available as of now after installing build 10240.
 
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I'm pretty sure that the license gets activated during the upgrade itself. AFAIK, there is only one update available as of now after installing build 10240.
So I can do clean install immediately after the licence is activated?
 

Sloth

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Yes, MS will provide an option to make an ISO which you can use to perform a clean install. But those steps are not yet available yet. It should be available after the official launch.