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03-14-2019 12:42 PM
Product: HP Z840 WS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
I have a Z840 WS running Windows 7 64 Professional (It was downgraded from windows 10 when I purchased the machine). The OS resides on an HP Turbo drive which is my c: drive. I want to replace (upgrade) windows 7 with clean install of Windows 10 on the HP turbo drive. What is best way to accomplish this?
Steve M. Savanyu
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03-19-2019 05:09 PM
from within windows 7, download the windows 10 install image (usb key or DVD image)
once the win 10 install media is made, FROM WITHIN THE WIN 7 OS, go to the win 10 media and run the win 10 installer which is SETUP.EXE
the win 10 installer will check/confirm a valid win 7 license/activation and then procede to install a clean win 10 install and also give you a valid win 10 digital activation license
once the first win 10 activation is done, all future win 10 installs to this motherboard can be done directly without first having win 7 installed
note that MS can deactivate this win 10 licenseing method at any time since it's a unoffical way to upgrade
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