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Heisenberg653
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How to reinstall Windows 10

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Hi,

 

I have a laptop with Windows 8 in the factory image.

I installed Windows 10 but had some issue with 3rd party softwares.

 

It's a general question, not related to a laptop model.

 

 

How to reinstall Windows 10 ? Do I need to put back the factory image ? It's seems the Windows 10 upgrade works only with Windows 8.1

 

With the factory image, the steps will be:

 

-Restore the factory image
-Install all windows update in Windows 8.0 to get the Windows 8.1 update
-update drivers
-Install Windows 8.1
-Install all windows 8.1 update to get Windows 10

-Install Windows 10

It's seems to be a very long process.

What's the recommended way to reinstall Windows 10 ?

Thanks

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In order to install and have it self activate when online, you have to have previously activated copy of Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 installed to perform an upgrade to Windows 10.

 

 Installing a clean copy of Windows 10 will require a seperately purchased license. 

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shushlik
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After upgrade from Win 7 or 8 and activation, it is possible to do Win 10 clean install. Just skip serial number as activation take place automatically by using hardware information.

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I don't want to do a clean. I don't want to install every driver.

 

Is it possible to upgrade the Windows 8 factory image (not 8.1) directly to Windows 10, keeping all drivers ?

 

 

There is 144 important update in Windows 8, only to have access to Windows 8.1 installation page in Windows store. 

 

I don't want to take one week to install Windows 10

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You will have to do the updates to Windows 8 before upgrading. 

 

Once that is done you can use the following link to upgrade your OS to Windows 10 by using the media creation tool.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10  

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" Installing a clean copy of Windows 10 will require a seperately purchased license. "

 

I assume that includes the Windows 10 license that comes with Windows 10 preinstalled HP PCs?

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@Joachim123 wrote:

" Installing a clean copy of Windows 10 will require a seperately purchased license. "

 

I assume that includes the Windows 10 license that comes with Windows 10 preinstalled HP PCs?


You are making an incorrect assumption. Read the previous posts a bit more carefully.  The original author's PC is not one that had preinstalled Windows 10, so that has nothing to do with it.

 

Are you perhaps thinking out loud?  .

This is a thread authored by a person who is asking questions related to the options that are available to him.

 

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Of course I am only interested in solving my own problem. Can I or can I not use the metod mentioned in this thread to reinstall Windows 10?

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Please ignore previous post - I confused this thread with another.

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