Final Version of Windows 10

Hello,

Will we be able to do a Clean Install (Reformat the Hard Drive) of Windows 10 Final instead of Upgrading to it if we choose to go that route? I'd rather do a Reformat of Windows 10 Final than having to Upgrade to the Final Version.  Cause if we cannot Reformat and Install the Final that way I'll be going back to and staying on Windows 7.  In other words will there be an ISO of the Final Version so we can Reformat the Hard Drive?

Thank You,

IndigoChylde

 

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Last updated January 7, 2019 Views 5,168 Applies to:
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A .ISO of the final version will be provided, so that would suggest you will be able to do a custom install.

How much will Windows 10?

Microsoft has not revealed all the details about pricing for Windows 10 yet, but they did announce that Windows 10 will be free for the first year to all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.1 users.

Wow, thats cool, but does that mean, I will have to pay for Windows 10 after the first year?

No. Its a promotion to get as many users to upgrade their existing Windows 7 PCs and Windows 8.1 devices to Windows 10. As Microsoft Program Manager for Windows Terry Myerson described it:

This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device at no additional charge.

Source: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/

What are the official upgrade paths to Windows 10?

Microsoft revealed in a Channel 9 Video the official upgrade paths to Windows 10:

Windows XP and Windows Vista users will have to do a clean install from a .ISO, so will Windows 8.0 users.

Source: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/WinHEC/2015/OWD100

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