There has been a lot of feedback provided to Microsoft around Windows 10 activation via Windows Insider Program. Its easy for Windows 7 and 8 users to install and activate Windows 10 without any problem. If you are trying to get a clean install of Windows 10 free upgrade then you must install Windows 7 or 8 first and then earn the free upgrade to Windows 10. What a waste of precious internet bandwidth! This will change coming month with next big update for Windows 10.
Microsoft Windows Insider Program reported that they are planning to introduce a new activation method which will prompt you to enter a product key of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 while performing clean installation of Windows 10. Sometimes prayers are answered but it takes some time.
So what it means for us? Technically you don’t have to install Windows twice as per the current scenario. If you are planning on activating it now, please think again as it will be different soon and you don’t have to install older operating system before installing an upgrade.
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