mike_d wrote in post #17658702
Doing that asks for a product key, which you won't have unless you purchased a copy of Windows 10. To get the free upgrade, you must upgrade over your existing Win7/8 installation. Once you've upgraded a machine, you can reload it clean.
Quick question, once upgraded, can you scratch install the same drive? I am cloning my drive first, then upgrading, but I would like to start with a clean system so I was then planing to re-format the freshly scratched drive and do a scratch install but that will also remove the key. From what I think I understand, the record of the upgrade sits on some MS server so if I do the scratch, it will still recognize it as a legit copy. Am I thinking right?