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post #11 of 27
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One last question, I just booted from win 10 cd with a brand new sad aattached to mobo. When I chose custom install and I had the option to partition, format, etc etc I just clicked next without choosing any option as my drive is brand new.

Was that correct? Or should I have still formatted?

You can install an OS on your new drive, without touching your old drives, which is what you've now done.

If you wish to reformat and start fresh, as in, no programs, no files, only the OS...
First, you will want to delete your windows partitions (system reserved and whatnot) as well as your HDD's main partition (most likely partition 0) and then create a new drive from that space.
If you have any other drives, format them.
Once done, select your SSD and continue with the installation. Upon boot you will have nothing but blank drives, and a copy of Windows 10.

What you've done, is created a new copy of Windows 10, but kept in-tact all your old files and programs. If you wish, you can go into your boot/startup manager within windows, and have the HDD copy of Windows 10 removed, or you can leave it as-is... Not really a big deal.

If your drives were cluttered and slowing you down with viruses or just a massive amount of junk, I'd recommend you start over and wipe everything. If you have no problems... No real need to do it again.

Something to note though, if you do chose to start over and format everything for a clean install. You will not have drivers, and are going to need to re-install those.
Windows 10 will install drivers for you, but I still question how well it does that... It may or may not get all of them for you.
Unless somebody can verify for me, I would say get your drivers ready for installation regardless, just to be safe.

If you chose not to reformat everything and continue as you are now, you should probably shut down your PC, and boot into the BIOS, and set your SSD as #1 in your boot priority. Or #2, with CD drive as #1, which is what I usually leave mine as.,
Edited by Overlord X - 11/9/15 at 4:22pm
post #12 of 27
how many m/c can i put my windows 8.1 on, ie my old system thats getting upgrading has the upgrade to win 10, so if i build a new system and use my old win 8.1 disc and upgrade to win 10 can i do this, as 1 copy will be on 2 machines, until i migrate the ssd and hdd over, the copy of win will be on a new formatted ssd or m.2.
post #13 of 27
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how many m/c can i put my windows 8.1 on, ie my old system thats getting upgrading has the upgrade to win 10, so if i build a new system and use my old win 8.1 disc and upgrade to win 10 can i do this, as 1 copy will be on 2 machines, until i migrate the ssd and hdd over, the copy of win will be on a new formatted ssd or m.2.

According to the EULA, you get once machine per license.

From the 8.1 EULA (only included relevant parts, entire thing can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windowslicense/ )(bolded for emphasis)
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How can I use the software? We do not sell our software or your copy of it – we only license it. Under our license, we grant you the right to install and run that one copy on one computer (the licensed computer), for use by one person at a time, but only if you comply with all the terms of this agreement. Typically, this means you can install one copy of the software on a personal computer and then you can use the software on that computer. The software is not licensed to be used as server software or for commercial hosting, so you may not make the software available for simultaneous use by multiple users over a network. For more information on multiple user scenarios and virtualization, see the Additional Terms.
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Edited by agawthrop - 11/9/15 at 7:15pm
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post #14 of 27
Back on to the original question, I'll retract my previous answer and leave this here

So I just re-read the Windows 10 EULA and found this:
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4. Transfer. The provisions of this section do not apply if you acquired the software as a consumer in Germany or in any of the countries listed on this site (aka.ms/transfer), in which case any transfer of the software to a third party, and the right to use it, must comply with applicable law.

a. Software preinstalled on device. If you acquired the software preinstalled on a device (and also if you upgraded from software preinstalled on a device), you may transfer the license to use the software directly to another user, only with the licensed device. The transfer must include the software and, if provided with the device, an authentic Windows label including the product key. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.

b. Stand-alone software. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software (and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software), you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if (i) you are the first licensed user of the software and (ii) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Every time you transfer the software to a new device, you must remove the software from the prior device. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between devices.

5. Authorized Software and Activation. You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method. When you connect to the Internet while using the software, the software will automatically contact Microsoft or its affiliate to confirm the software is genuine and the license is associated with the licensed device. You can also activate the software manually by Internet or telephone. In either case, transmission of certain information will occur, and Internet, telephone and SMS service charges may apply. During activation (or reactivation that may be triggered by changes to your device’s components), the software may determine that the installed instance of the software is counterfeit, improperly licensed or includes unauthorized changes. If activation fails the software will attempt to repair itself by replacing any tampered Microsoft software with genuine Microsoft software. You may also receive reminders to obtain a proper license for the software. You may not bypass or circumvent activation. To help determine if your software is genuine and whether you are properly licensed, see (aka.ms/genuine). Certain updates, support, and other services might only be offered to users of genuine Microsoft software.

From that, I gather that if you're upgraded from an OEM version, you'll not be able to reinstall on new hardware. If you upgrade from a retail version you will able to reinstall on new hardware but will most likely have to jump through some hoops to get it re-activated.
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post #15 of 27
mine was a retail of win 8.1, when i went from z87, to z97 different hardware i had to go through the phoning up to microsoft to vailidate the install, it was quite easy just punching in a few numbers and the win key, i thought i could do this again, they dont make it easy, i suppose their way of thinking is they hope people just buy a new copy. If i upgrade alot this is gonna get expensive. mad.gif
post #16 of 27
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. If i upgrade alot this is gonna get expensive. mad.gif

Just plan for the future, and purposefully not upgrade some parts, in favor of motherboard and a CPU of matching socket, and make them good ones, like 2011-v3's.
You can slowly screw about with the remaining parts at any time you wish.

Get yourself a damn good base and sacrifice some other parts for awhile. Besides, it'd be easier to add in cards/drives/memory than it would be to remove it all, install a board, and re-install everything.

This is my third board since the official launch of Windows 10, and it's just a massive pain, and I regret buying my new GPU and RAM when I did. Should have done MB/CPU. frown.gif
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Just plan for the future, and purposefully not upgrade some parts, in favor of motherboard and a CPU of matching socket, and make them good ones, like 2011-v3's.
You can slowly screw about with the remaining parts at any time you wish.

Get yourself a damn good base and sacrifice some other parts for awhile. Besides, it'd be easier to add in cards/drives/memory than it would be to remove it all, install a board, and re-install everything.

This is my third board since the official launch of Windows 10, and it's just a massive pain, and I regret buying my new GPU and RAM when I did. Should have done MB/CPU. frown.gif

Thats what im thinking but only going with m-atx so its 6700k or 5820k but as i want m.2 and dual gpu im thinking 6700k instead of 5820k due to the pcie lanes, I get bored of system colours and there isnt many m/b that fit everything i want unless you start modding,
post #18 of 27
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Thats what im thinking but only going with m-atx so its 6700k or 5820k but as i want m.2 and dual gpu im thinking 6700k instead of 5820k due to the pcie lanes, I get bored of system colours and there isnt many m/b that fit everything i want unless you start modding,

You could always get one of those old rainbow motherboards from Gigabyte... lol
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You could always get one of those old rainbow motherboards from Gigabyte... lol

LMAO biggrin.gif
post #20 of 27
so if i make a clean install of windows 10 again in my system with a new HD I just skip the key part and log in with my MS account and it should activate ?
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