Re: Did a clean install of Win 10 without upgrading
This link may explain why that worked. It's just slightly different.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
In the article you'll find this excerpt.:
For those who are anxious to do a clean install, here's the trick:
Don't do the online upgrade.
Instead, from your current, activated copy of Windows 7 or Windows
8.1, download the Windows 10 ISO file for the corresponding edition
(Home or Pro), or create a bootable USB flash drive. Without exiting
your current Windows version, double-click the ISO to mount it as a
virtual DVD (or open the USB flash drive with installation media) and
then double-click Setup.
Your goal is to get to the screen with this full range of options:
Choose the option I've highlighted at the bottom: the one that says
you want to keep nothing. The Windows 10 Setup program installs a
clean copy of the edition that corresponds to the one you have
installed. As part of the process, it verifies the activation status
of your old Windows, creates the new license certificate, and blows
away your previous install. And you never had to enter a product key.
Here's the full article:
On 11/13/15, Carlos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Interesting that you did not need your product key when installing it in a