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  • Hi,

    I did a clean install of Windows 10, I don't want to upgrade I want a clean install.  I have a valid Win 8 Pro key from original Win 8 box.  How do I use it to activate this install of Win 10 Pro?

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:45 PM

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  • Hi,

    I did a clean install of Windows 10, I don't want to upgrade I want a clean install.  I have a valid Win 8 Pro key from original Win 8 box.  How do I use it to activate this install of Win 10 Pro?

    you can´t...if you want win10 for free then you need to 1st upgrade from existing windows installation and after that you can do a clean install.

    I downloaded the iso yesterday and formatted my hdd...well biiiiig mistake, now I cannot activate win10 because there is no previous win8.1 anymore....and of course nobody from MS ever wrote anywhere that this could be a problem... i´m not paying 100 GBP for a genuine win10 for mis-information by MS

    Friday, July 31, 2015 6:09 PM
  • Please repost your Windows 10 query to the appropriate WIndows 10 Community forum here...

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install-winactivate 


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