1. Xarzu's Avatar
    I got locked in one of those update loops. You know what I mean, probably. My Windows 10 would start an automatic update, then fail, and then reset itself to a previous version. This would happen all of the time.

    I managed to use one of the methods to successfully do an update (by stopping the update service etc.).

    Now, here is the reason why I am making this post. In case I want to ever do a completely fresh reinstall of Windows 10, I want to know how to do this because the CD (DVD, maybe?) and all I have is the ("OEM"?) sticker with the associated ID numbers.
    12-07-2018 02:23 PM
  2. skcusime's Avatar
    Xarzu,
    You can "Create Windows 10 installation media", either bootable USB or bootable DVD, whichever you prefer. The latest release is at
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10
    Check the version of Windows 10 you're using (ie 32 or 64 bit, Home or Pro) and download the same version as you've got now.
    Do a clean install from the media you create, and it will activate automatically on your computer currently running Win10.
    Last edited by skcusime; 12-08-2018 at 03:53 PM. Reason: spelling
    12-07-2018 07:43 PM

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