i'm using windows 10 that i downloaded from microsoft. when i go to activation it says windows is activated with a digital license. there is no product key listed. i have been waiting for a notification to appear in my updates saying i can now upgrade to 11. but i just found out i can download windows 11 from microsoft website as well. i see there are 3 options, installation assistant, installation media, and disk image. while trying to find out the differences i saw a screenshot from the installation that says "i don't have a product key". i hear if you install without a product key you will see water marks and popups telling you windows is not activated. i don't want to deal with that. i'm wondering how i should go about upgrading. the windows 10 i downloaded never bothered me about activation. will 11 be the same or should i wait for the upgrade notice so it knows i'm coming from an activated license activation? i hear if you have 10 installed and activated it won't bother you about activation, but i'm assuming this is only if waiting for the upgrade notification. i kinda want to do a clean install, and it won't know my windows is activated. whats the best way for me to do this?
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