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artesian79
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Just Received XPS 900 with W7 and W10 licenses - Want W10

I'm trying to quickly set up a new XPS 8900 for a neighbor who needs to wrap it up.  The system came with licenses for both W7 and W10.  The family wants W10.

The system boots to W7 and does not give a choice.  I opened the W10 disc expecting to boot from it to start an installation, but I notice the disc states "Already installed on your computer". 

1.  How do I get the computer to boot to W10?

2.  Does the restore partition contain both W7 and W10 if they in the future need to use it?

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artesian79
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RE: Just Received XPS 900 with W7 and W10 licenses - Want W10

Topic should read "8900" vs "900"

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Just Received XPS 900 with W7 and W10 licenses - Want W10

You have an XPS 8900 shipped with a Windows 10 Pro OEM license but with Windows 7 Pro OEM preinstalled and likely a Windows 7 Pro OEM Factory Recovery Partition.

To clean install Windows 10, you are best to download a .iso from Microsoft (probably a later build than the DVD you have), make a Bootable USB and clean install (after Enabling a UEFI Boot with Secure Boot). See here for details:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/legacy-download-windows-10-th2-oem-and-retail/ 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr 

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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