This is all explained on Microsoft's website. Note that resetting your machine in this way means you'll lose the option to. Microsoft has announced that it is free to from Windows 7 or Windows 8. As to my previous post, I'm ensuring I use my e-mail address associated with Microsoft in case this is somehow related to the clean install and storing the upgraded licence key in the cloud. And it would be very wise to make a backup I prefer a clone of your Win 10 installation in case the clean install doesn't work and you need to restore your current setup. If it does not, then you'll need to contact Microsoft for help. The hard drive has been wiped and boots up only to bios.
Upgrade windows 7 to windows 10. Or should I upgrade my Asus to Windows 10, clone it with Samsung Data Migration, and then reset it again? After the upgrade were successful I decided to install a fresh version of Windows 10 on each, which worked flawlessly with no issues on activation. Step 14: Finally, get into Windows system. But I got the same kind of massage, no possible to activate Windows. Changing the drive your Windows 10 install is on isn't nearly as painful as it once was. Sabas - Good luck, and post back, let others know how you got on as you won't be alone.
In the case above, the advice would always be to clean install. Product keys with factory-supplied copies of Windows are mostly a thing of the past now---you only get one when you but a retail copy of Windows to prove you didn't bootleg it. Is there somewhere I can download Windows 10. Activation key is in bios so no worries there. Step 1: Shut down system and disconnect computer from the power cable.
The upgrading process will start. Anytime you do a clean install, there will no longer be libraries linked to your installed applications. I would want to clean install Windows 10 on my Asus which is running Windows 8. Here only take Windows 10 as example to show you the detail steps. So I decided to try and see if I can logging my Microsoft account on a browser, Which I kind of knew was there but I had never logged in for any reason, so I didn't know what to expect. When you upgrade this converts and updates your product key, and once upgraded you can wipe and re-install as you wish. Step 11: When system finishes installation, it will guide you to setup Windows 10 settings.
Important note: You can't get a fresh system install without all of your apps and possibly some personal data being erased, so make sure to back up all of your important information before you begin this process. That's what one Windows Central Forums member is asking. Can I know how can I do a clean installation with detailed instructions? I haven't tried to do a clean Win 10 install on a notebook that came with Win 10 pre-installed but I assume it works the same way as the free Win 10 upgrade from Microsoft. Basically, if you intend to keep the computer for yourself, pick the first option. For example, operating system, system configuration, all installed programs and data saved in the User Folder.
The computer will restart and after somewhere between 10 minutes to half an hour, or maybe longer depending on the speed of the machine, you will have yourself a computer with Windows 10 freshly installed. The only time you'll see a hardware issue is if you change motherboards. Personally, that would be the approach I would, and always do take. If you want to learn more about preparing your computer for Windows 10 including how to backup ,. I will wait a few days first, to see what happens. I would want to clean install Windows 10 on my Asus which is running Windows 8.
Step 10: Windows is installed and restarted automatically during the process. Update, July 28: Information added to reflect the latest build of Windows 10. At the Get going fast screen I select Use Express settings. First read this: That will give you a basic understanding of what is going on. The only time you'll see a hardware issue is if you change motherboards. First you need to upgrade from existing windows 7 or 8. Step 5: When boots to the Windows Setup, select the language and other preferences, and then click on Next.
Install W10 from your prepared installation media skip all the prompts to enter a license key If at the end of this W10 doesn't immediately show as being activated, give it some time. One of them my laptop, and two desktops with different names, but the same Mother Board model. Instead make yourself a Windows 10 installation disc. Why on the windows settings I see only my laptop listed this is on the desktop settings and not the other two devices that are listed in my Microsoft account? I would like to stress a couple more points here. Go to the Store to buy genuine Windows. Under Boot tab, check Safe boot, apply the changes and reboot your computer into safe mode.