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To do a clean re-install of Windows 8.1, do I need to reinstall Windows 7 first?

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November 30, 2013 5:09:36 AM

Hey guys. I recently purchased windows 8.1 while I had windows 7 and then proceeded to upgrade. Now I want to do a clean install since issues I was having in windows 7 still occur in windows 8 and was wondering if to do this I needed to install windows 7 again or if I simply had to download some windows 8.2 ISO.
November 30, 2013 5:18:36 AM

a clean install is a clean install... so no. however do some more reading on transfering the licence to the new install... i think it should work unless you also change the motherboard while you are at it... but you will need to activate windows again.
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