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Thisishardwork
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HP Stream Updates

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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have an HP Stream 14 currently running Windows version 1607. It kindly keeps telling me Windows isn't supporting this version anymore and I need to update to the latest version. This is proving a little difficult as I have, for some reason, zero space available on the drive.

 

I found some info saying to run some Windows tool (doesn't seem to be the Media Creation tool or, at least, it isn't called that on this page) to install a fresh copy of Windows but that the space needed is 3GB. A little difficult as I don't have that space available which is why I'm having this trouble in the first place.

 

microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10startfresh

 

My question is: Can I save this tool to flash drive and run it from there? Or would using the Media Creation tool be a better option? And will it keep the license key intact?

 

If at all possible, a quick reply would be appreciated as this is a bit of an urgent matter.

 

 

Thanks.

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visruth
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Windows 10 activation licence key is embedded in the BIOS chip on motherboard. The key automatically activates Windows 10 upon installation while connected to internet, provided you're installing same edition i.e., Windows 10 Home.

You can try the below suggestion to clean install Windows 10 latest build,


Follow option 1 here: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2376-create-bootable-usb-flash-drive-install-windows-10-a.html

This will allow you create bootable Windows 10 (build 1709) USB using Microsoft windows media creation tool from ANOTHER WORKING COMPUTER.

Next disable secure boot from BIOS, plug in the installation USB, change boot order to USB, then proceed with clean installation of Windows 10 1709 build.

Disable secure boot:
https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04784866

Change boot order to USB: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01443326

Clean install:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html

Windows will be AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATED on installation while connected to internet

You can download additional drivers from your HP support page.

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