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Even a new SSD will get bluescreen on Z97. I know MS isn't perfect. If you are upgrading from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, the advice in myWindows 10 Field Guide applies: Find your Windows product key, completely backup your PC, create a system repair http://www.cardinalphoto.com/ David Cardinal FYI, 12 hours after one of my tablets found the W10 update, my SP3 has just now found it. http://themenage.com/windows-8/windows-8-8-1-activation-nightmare.html

Total wasted time: about 3-1/2 hours. I read about installing from USB stick - tried that and no luck as the install couldn't see the new drive... Rick July 30, 2015 at 1:10 am # I don't know why others are having an issue but ... Downgrades are hardware independent, it's 100% software dependent.

Have a lovely evening. Now I will have to reinstall my windows 8.0, update to 8.1and try this all over again at a later point in time. is the key converted automatically? My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ...

My last resort at this point is to turn on legacy support in the bios and try to load the OEM disc. That is valid. Magic Jelly Bean, Produkey, and Backup Windows Key (vb script) show one key. Nevertheless, I had to use a separate key for Windows 10 (a new one so to say).

Reply Nashdic July 30, 2015 at 4:30 am # and there is one more thing about to make clean install but you can try , after you make an upgrade and Is this what your were trying to do? Used media creation, decided to go with the single language version as it was 3.1gb not 3.7gb and i wasnt interested in any other languages really..So skipped the key and had But being a perfectionist, I decided to claim my genuine key so I had to reinstall windows 7 and go the upgrade way yesterday..took about 12hrs by the time win7 had

Reply Ljub January 24, 2016 at 9:52 pm # Instead photoshop on linux try to use Gimp or Krita L.J July 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm # I'm rather confused about Conservative411 I don't think either of us can prove or disprove that. Still do not see it as a valid product key once windows 10 is installed and your online. Reply SCBright July 29, 2015 at 8:33 pm # Did you tried to reset?

If you have troubles getting the Windows 10 upgrade offer to display read the linked article. Building a computer for the first time, how to do a clean install of windows 8.1? Reply Justine Chang July 30, 2015 at 8:11 am # I am having this exact same problem. I tried opening up the command prompt as administrator and spamming slmgr.vbs /ato .

Then error messages, re-starts CLOCK_WATCHDOG, ETC. Check This Out Once that's done, prep your system, image it, and you'll be good to go. What will happen if I go ahead and upgrade with generic key? Installed fine.

Those license agreements are contracts that give you specific rights and also include specific limitations. Being successful isn't everything although it certainly helps but 6 hours to update on a i7 PC, lets get real here ! Can i buy a windows 8.1 OEM, Windows 8.1 upgrade? Source Being an ultrabook it has a small SSD drive and no DVD drive.

And each time you transfer they want the installation ID all over again ... everyone have converted key but now we have only one and for all wtf ??????????? Holding F9 for the repair menu doesn't work anymore, and pressing delete to access bios also no longer works.

So I did the telephone activation and the woman on the other end of the phone immediately answered and without even asking just said 'for windows 10 activation please with 48

majority of users said that once you upgraded from 8.1, doing a clean install won't require the key. Once that's done, prep your system, image it, and you'll be good to go.   Best of luck. 3 Jalapeno OP Fatmanboozer Mar 7, 2013 at 1:55 UTC CoolerMaster HAF 932 Advanced/ Maximus VI Formula/ I7-4770K 4.5GHz 1.45v/Swiftech H320/ Corsair HX850/ G.Skill Trident X (2x8) 16gb 2400MHz/ 2x 840 EVO 120gb(Raid 0)/ WD 1TB HDD (Backup/Storage)/ EVGA GTX 1gb Ask !

ExtremeTech is a registered trademark of Ziff Davis, LLC. I selected that, and during the install it asked all the questions (such as setting up a user, choosing privacy settings etc) that I'd have gotten from doing a clean install.End Reply David Slight July 31, 2015 at 6:28 am # Yes, especially if you decided to pop in a new CPU or motherboard at the same time! have a peek here Once again user ignorance is not the fault of Microsoft.

You can buy the operating system preinstalled on a new PC, upgrade an existing PC using a shrink-wrapped retail package, purchase an upgrade online, or build a PC from scratch and Why? ALL ANNOUCEMENTS ACCOUNT ProductsLaptopsDesktopsMotherboardsGraphics CardsMonitorsKeyboardsMiceMousepadsHeadsetsSound CardsAccessoriesROG Certified ProductsArticlesAllPress ReleasesEventsPromotionsGuidesGamingGeneral SetupOverclockingPC BuildSoftwareTechnologiesUnboxingGalleriesModsTechnologiesGamingOverclockingProductsLaptopsDesktopsMotherboardsGraphics CardsMonitorsKeyboardsMiceHeadsetsSound CardsAccessoriesROG CertifiedGamingGaming NewsStrategies & GuidesOverclockingRealbenchLeaderboardWorld RecordsDownloadsCommunityForumEventsPromotions No new messages Inbox Sign In Sign Up Today's Posts Mark Forums Read There are cool features in Win10, but I can work/play without them.

Microsoft has also made some more tweaks to the Start Menu. also, what version of windows 7 are you attempting to install?