Quote: Originally Posted by NewUser10
So if I have no other OS on the HD, I cannot do a clean install? What would even happen if I did not enter a product key during my first install?
Yes, you can do the clean install by not inserting your key at first, and unchecking "Activate when I connect to the internet."
Then when you get to the desktop, run an Upgrade install over itself and it will accept the key. Or do the registry workaround in tutorial.
If you don't insert the key at all, you have 30 days before you have to activate at Computer>Properties link. So you can take some time to do one of the the workarounds if you need.