Windows 10: Clean Install of Windows

Discus and support Clean Install of Windows in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So, I recently built my first PC. My motherboard is an ASUS Prime X570 Pro. All the external USB ports are USB 3.1. I am trying to clean install... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by JMagicd, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. JMagicd Win User

    Clean Install of Windows


    So, I recently built my first PC. My motherboard is an ASUS Prime X570 Pro. All the external USB ports are USB 3.1. I am trying to clean install Windows 10 from a bootable USB 2.0 drive that I created, but I get an error saying that "A driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB, or Hard Disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now." This makes no sense to me because I am using all completely new parts and the motherboard should have the drivers pre loaded to install its first OS. I tried hitting cancel and trying every External USB port and got the same result because they're all USB 3.1. Does that mean I need to remake the ISO file onto a USB 3.1 Drive? Or do I need to get an adapter to use the internal USB 2.0 header? Is something else wrong?

    :)
     
    JMagicd, Jan 21, 2020
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  2. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Jan 21, 2020
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  3. windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Jan 21, 2020
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  4. Wile E Win User

    Clean Install of Windows

    Windows Vista Clean Installation

    To do a clean install on a fresh hard drive with Vista on an upgrade disc, you have to follow certain steps. Buying a full install CD would've been easier, but using the upgrade disc only adds more time, so it's not that big of a deal.

    Follow the instructions here to do a clean install with an upgrade disc: http://www.vistarewired.com/2007/02/28/perform-a-clean-install-with-a-vista-upgrade-disc
     
    Wile E, Jan 21, 2020
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