Windows 10 Update Issues...


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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 on this link to successfully do an update:

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.


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If your windows 10 is activated, whenever you do a clean install it will activate again, with no need for a key.