1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I have a laptop with windows 10. The factory gave it me with windows 8.1 and i wanna reset this (delete files and start from the beggining)
    after the reset it will bring me back to windows 8.1 .
    after this can i upgrade for free to windows 10? is this still possible?

    and something else.
    what is better? clean install or reset by windows 10 settings.
    04-06-2017 07:24 AM
  2. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Hi, as long as you have activated Windows 10 on your laptop previously, you can reinstall Win10 from scratch for free.
    I would probably download the latest ISO, delete the partitions on your hard drive and do a clean install of Windows 10.

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    04-06-2017 07:59 AM
  3. Diontsen's Avatar
    Hi charlatan1968! Thanks for your answer!
    So u think that clean install is a better way than reset from settings?
    Can u guide me 1) how to see my product id `to have this after the clean install` 2) from where can i download the latest ISO and 3) which partitions should i remove? Is there a completed guide from windows central? I found some guides but i ll appreciate something guaranteed by your opinion.
    Thank you for your time!
    04-06-2017 09:36 AM
  4. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Hi,

    1) As long as Windows 10 is activated, you won't need a 'product id'.

    I would follow this guide for points 2+3.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how...ll-windows-10/
    mtf1380 likes this.
    04-06-2017 09:55 AM
  5. Diontsen's Avatar
    Hello...
    Exactly as u said. No need product id and all went perfect after the clean install. Subject done. No issues.
    THANK U!
    charlatan1978 likes this.
    04-12-2017 04:43 PM

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