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Windows 7: Download but not install Windows 10

06 Aug 2015   #1
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Download but not install Windows 10

Hey,

Is it possible to download but not install Windows 10? I just clean installed Win 7 last month and see no point in going through all the hassle of installation and config again


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06 Aug 2015   #2
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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06 Aug 2015   #3
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Aww sick!

You won't be charged for an activation key if you install Win 10 after the free upgrade cutoff date right/.

Also when I fresh install Win 10, do I just use my Win 7 key or will I have to install Win 7 first then upgrade?
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06 Aug 2015   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaosrealm93 View Post
Aww sick!

You won't be charged for an activation key if you install Win 10 after the free upgrade cutoff date right/.

Also when I fresh install Win 10, do I just use my Win 7 key or will I have to install Win 7 first then upgrade?
You have til July 2016 to install the free upgrade, after that date you'll have to pay for it. If you have pre-loaded Windows 10 on your machine but past the date of free upgrade for activation, its like you have it never installed.

When clean install ( see the Tip! box in tutorial) Windows 10 from Usb Stick or Dvd Iso, the key won't activate itself and from what i've experienced using the Windows 7 key is not permitted, you'll have to skip to continue the process until the install is fully made to desktop.

if you want to trigger the activation license key and been able to clean install after without the activation , i'm afraid you will have to go through the process of the upgrade install before.
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07 Aug 2015   #5
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hmm..... but if i install Win 10 before it goes retail, then it's "activated" in microsoft's system and i can reinstall it any time in the future right?
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