clean windows 10 install ?


Active Member
hi all

apologies for asking in this forum

I upgraded a while ago form windows 8 to windows 10 during the free upgrade period but now I would like to do a fresh install of windows 10, do I have to do a fresh install from my windows 8 disc first then upgrade to 10 from there or can I install 10 fresh without the need for the old disc ?

I have already backed up data from the ssd to a portable hard drive.

thanks very much


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You should be able to download the windows 10 iso file and install from that for nothing. As long as you've got your licence key for Windows 8 you'll be fine. Last time I re-installed I had to call Microsoft and give them my Windows 7 licence key to prove ownership and they activated my Windows 10 install there and then.

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