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HP Z840 WS
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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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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