i want to do a fresh install of 10, if i download it from there website will it ask for a key?

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation' started by Goopga, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Goopga

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    im just curious if it asks for a key or not :p
     
  2. Rhainor

    Rhainor Honorable Member

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    On a clean first installation, booting directly from the installation media, it will ask for a key.

    The first install needs to be an upgrade from a 7 or 8.1 with a legitimate key; it will assign a new key for the 10 automatically, and link it with your MS account or something like that, so that you can then do a clean install and it will reapply that same 10 key automatically.

    Or so I heard.
     
  3. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Correct, you will need to run through the upgrade process to get the windows 10 key. Once you have that key you can do a clean install.
     

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