You can install it and leave it Unactivated, with the limitations an Unactivated WIn 10 OS brings.I just build a brand new gaming pc and now I want to know how to install windows and if i can install it for free?
No I mean how do you do a regular install. Do you like go to the windows 10 installation website or a USB drive?A regular install.
When it asks for the license key,select "I don't have a license key" and continue on.
It will install. And run just fine, given the restrictions I laid out above.
Okay thanks.Go to Microsoft.com, download the OS of your choice (ID seriously recommend either of the x64 (64bit) versions. Pro lisence usually costs more.
Use windows media tool to convert that and stick it on a USB bootable drive, you'll need at least a 16Gb USB that's clean. Plug it in, just make sure bios boot prefs are set for UEFI USB before the UEFI internal storage.
At some point it'll ask for the key, just check the box for later/no key.
When you do decide to register, just go through Microsoft.com again and add the key to your account. Microsoft keeps record of your registration, you don't, so if you have to start all over again, just log back into Microsoft and it'll auto reapply.
Yes, and those broken systems are often ex-corporate. The licenses they came with depend on a corporate license server.I'd be surprised, some say they take old keys from broken computers
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