Can I download and install Windows 10 using tech bench?

Basically I want to clean install windows 10 on my pc. I've been notified regarding the available upgrade as I had reserved my copy of the OS before it's launch. But due to poor connectivity issues my update fails too often and next time it begins from the scratch. I've found compatible ISOs of the OS on Microsoft Tech Bench ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench ). Can I install the OS from this ISO? Does it involve any technical difficulties?

One more question:

If I clean install Windows 10 on my genuine Windows 8.1 PC, Which Serial Key I should enter?

I can notice my Product ID in system properties. Is it the same serial key that I need to enter?

Thanks.

 

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Last updated September 22, 2019 Views 20,319 Applies to:

Hi Soham,

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated. I would like to inform you that the system with Genuine Windows8.1 with Bing can go ahead and download through the link which you've provided.

For others, you may go through the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

I would also like to inform you that if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you need to use the Upgrade this PC now option. If you haven't upgraded to Windows 10 yet and perform a clean installation, you'll need to enter a product key or buy a license in order to activate Windows 10.

  • If you format a drive partition during installation, any data on the partition will be erased. Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin.

    Refer to the section "How to perform a clean installation of Windows" in the following link for further information:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10


    Hope it helps. Let us know if you need more information/assistance and we'll be happy to help.

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    Thanks Navneet,

    If I clean install windows 10 using the ISO file, can I enter my Windows 8.1 Single Language Product ID while installing?

    Or else, Do I need to Upgrade my PC to Windows 10 and then again perform the clean installation?

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