Re: Did a clean install of Win 10 without upgrading


Matt
 

Yes, like I just said reading the article it say nothing about a dual boot. I sure would like more info on that for sure. It really sounds like it would work with a dual boot only if you had your product key. In fact it says it will blow your previous windows away and if you dual boot and the partition you have don't have w7 or w8 on it I don't see how this would work without the product key. Yes if you had w7 on one partition and W8 on the other I could see this happening.


Thanks,
Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 11:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Did a clean install of Win 10 without upgrading

Yes I know. LOL and I'm still surprised that it worked with a dual boot configuration. Looks like Microsoft will bend over backwards at this point to encourage upgrades.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loy" <loyrg2845@gmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 11:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Did a clean install of Win 10 without upgrading


This only became possible with the latest built of Windows 10 yesterday.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
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Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Did a clean install of Win 10 without
upgrading


Well yes, that is logical for a standard clean installation. I was
just a bit surprised that it worked with a dual boot clean installation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Blaster Nil8" <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Did a clean install of Win 10 without
upgrading


This link may explain why that worked. It's just slightly different.

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:


clean-install.jpg

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:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-quietly-rewrites-its-activati
on-rules-for-windows-10/

Blaster


On 11/13/15, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
Interesting that you did not need your product key when installing
it in a dual boot configuration. Perhaps it simply detects that
there is an existing qualifying Windows installation on the system
and allows it based on this fact.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Did a clean install of Win 10 without
upgrading


Did not need a key at all.
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Did a clean install of Win 10 without
upgrading


So all u needed is your w7 product key ?

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 13, 2015, at 7:44 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:


For those that wanted to know, I just did a clean install of
Win
10
from an ISO I downloaded today with the Media creation Tool. I
booted the computer with the ISO disk and chose to install to a
partition I created earlier. I now have Win 7 and Win 10 as dual
boot.






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