How to download official Windows 10 update to her earlier version and install from scratch without a product key
After the official release of Windows 10 has changed the contents of the web page on the Microsoft earlier, in late September of last year can be downloaded distributions free test editions of the Insider Preview of the new operating system. Now this web page is a reference to the resource for distribution download official Windows 10.
On the download page of official distribution Windows 10 can be accessed directly:
In contrast to the test editions of Windows 10 ISO images which can be directly downloaded from Microsoft servers, the official version of Windows 10 comes by download utility installer.
And already with its help you can then either update the current version of the operating system, or you can create installation media with 10 coy. When downloading utilities a selection of the bitness of the operating system. For computers with RAM less than 4 GB is 64-bit, devices with lower rate – 32-bit. The choice of bits at this stage a principle only to cases of upgrading the system because when you create installation media, the bit width can be selected separately.
After you run the downloaded utility you will see two possible ways to proceed. The first option is to run the upgrade version of Windows 7 or 8.1 to version 10. The second option is the process of creating installation media for Windows 10 operating system installation from scratch.
1. Update Windows 7 and 8.1 to version 10
Since we are dealing with the original Windows 10, of course, we need its product key. So if the computer is a licensed version 7 or 8.1, get official Windows 10 easier and more profitable by upgrading. In this case, the new system will be activated automatically after you log in to your Microsoft account.
Selecting the option to upgrade your current version to version 10, still some time on the computer you can fully operate until the packages with updates will be downloaded from the Microsoft server and prepare for installation.
The process of upgrading to the «tens» will be held in the pre-boot mode.
Installed native applications.
After a couple of preparatory steps you will observe already updated to version 10 operating system.
Network the word about the successful update to Windows 10 pirate build of Windows 7 and 8.1, however, even if such facts and have a place to be, it does not guarantee the same success in each case, other pirate assemblies. When you update a pirated non-activated and Windows 7 and 8.1 to version 10, you still need to enter a product key. Otherwise, the upgrade process will not happen.
But the process of installing Windows 10 from scratch without product key – more loyal procedure. We’ll review after you create the bootable media.
2. Create bootable media with Windows 10
To install Windows 10 on a formatted hard disk utility window, select the second option – the creation of installation media for another machine.
Next, you need to choose the language, edition, system home or professional, capacity. Option bit Both provides the possibility of recording a multi-boot USB drive with two versions of the system with 32 — and 64-bit.
Select the media USB device or an ISO image of the disk.
When you select any of the carriers will first be loaded from the Microsoft server of the selected distribution.
And then the utility will create either a bootable USB flash drive, or ISO file.
The ISO file can then be written on the same USB flash drive or DVD disc any software to create bootable USB drives and DVDs.
3. Install Windows 10 from scratch without a product key
Microsoft, of course, prepared visual tricks on how to install a non-activated operating system, but if you are attentive, they can be bypassed and has to install Windows 10 without product key. However, after installing the system with the question of its activation in any case have to face.
The installation process of Windows 10 is slightly different from installing version 8.1 of its predecessor. After the computer is booted from bootable media, you will see the usual menu language selection and keyboard layout, the terms of the license agreement, but the next step will be the window to enter the product key for activation. Click «Skip» and the installation process will continue.
After copying the system files and device drivers are installed, the installer will once again be asked to activate the OS by entering the product key. To avoid liability at this stage will help the inconspicuous option fine print «to Do later».
In the selection window of the host computer, select the words «I own this computer.»
If you do not have authorization for your Microsoft account, you can do by creating a regular local storage. To create one, click «Skip this step».
When you create a local account password is not mandatory, you can confine the user’s name.
Upon completion of the last installation steps you will see Windows 10 – official, but not activated. To activate the system you must navigate to the «Update & security» Settings app. To activate the system by entering a new product key.
You can buy it here, so to speak, on the spot – by clicking a link in the Windows store.
4. Free Windows 10 for 90-day trial
Free Windows 10 Insider Preview is not yet available, but instead there is an evaluation version of Windows 10 that you can use for 90 days. It is available on TechNet evaluation Center:
The purpose of existence, free trial versions of the operating system from Microsoft is easy to provide a platform for it professionals developing software for Windows. To download the evaluation of Windows 8.1 or 10 can be anyone, and all he need to do this only when the Microsoft account.
Trial Windows 10 comes already activated and does not require entering a product key. After 3 months, it will need to be activated, but purchased for a fee key. The only caveat trial Windows 10 is the initial lack of support of the Russian language. The process of installing the operating system runs in the selected language from the available, and after installing it to Russify in the settings download from server Microsoft Russian language pack.