07-27-2016 01:06 PM
Please, note that if you perform clean installation instead of upgrade, Windows will not consider this upgrade [this is not part of the free upgrade offer]. Therefore, you will need a licence to activate Windows 10. The free upgrade to Win 10 that ends these days is only free if you perform upgrade. Once you perform upgrade and successfully activate Windows 10, you can then reinstall/perform clean installations as long as needed.
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07-27-2016 01:27 PM - edited 07-27-2016 01:48 PM
I am not so sure about your statement.
I upgrade a PC with Win7-32bit OS by doing a clean installation of Win10-64bit.
Did not had time to waste Time and Bandwidth (slow and expensive in South Africa)
Hense my Upgrade DVD (64-bit)
I supplied the HP Activation key (sticker on casing) and the PC is activated.
I then restored the Data, did Email and the PC is much faster.
It makes sence to do 64-bit
Lots of 32-bit PC's were supplied with 4GB RAM - let us give the End-user the little-extra.
Fact: the only way from 32-bit to 64-bit is a "clean" installation.
NB: The latest Win10 build (14393.5) is running really great on my Elite Notebook (SDD, 12GB)
CorelDraw is opening in a Flash
Even my WP is running Ok (no more extensive battery drain)
07-27-2016 01:45 PM - edited 07-27-2016 01:50 PM
You have 1 day left.
Make sure you have a HP Sticker with authentication.
If you are doing a "clean" installation and don't have the "key" then just bypass / skip " the key.
Once your HP is up and running phone Microsoft - they are very helpfull in getting your HP Activated.
I also assisted a Client with her Win8.1 - key is in "UEFI"
HP and Microsoft are partners - both want you to be happy and trust that your next purchase will be again a HP with Windows
Keep well - Phillip