1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    How can i do a windows 10 clean install.
    I have a genuine windows 7 key.

    If i upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 using the upgrade process, will i then get a new key for windows 10?
    Or can i use the windows 7 key that i have during an installation of the official ISO Microsoft released?

    Thx.
    07-29-2015 06:12 AM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    If you upgrade, it will activate and store your hardware information on Microsoft's activation servers. From then on, you can do a clean install on that same machine and you don't need a key.

    Tool to build an official ISO: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=J2Ee3HV7
    07-29-2015 08:43 AM
  3. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Or, you can sip the upgrade and do a clean install using your windows 7 key
    07-29-2015 08:51 AM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    Or, you can sip the upgrade and do a clean install using your windows 7 key
    Everything I've read suggests that is not possible.

    The answer to the OP's question is here:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ation-faq.html
    Last edited by a5cent; 07-29-2015 at 11:00 AM.
    07-29-2015 09:52 AM

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