Windows 10: Clean install or update?

Discus and support Clean install or update? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Getting everything ready to update from Windows 7 Ultimate to 10. Question is, which method to follow? Clean installation as per this guide. Clean... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Brendan M, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Brendan M Win User

    Clean install or update?

    Brendan M, Jan 18, 2020

  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 18, 2020
  3. Windows 10 infinite restart black screen

    The tutorials provided are just a list of troubleshooting steps. Use only the steps which apply to you.

    Since none of the troubleshooting steps here worked, I'd suggest you do a Clean install.

    AmericanPharaoh, Jan 18, 2020
  4. niko084 Win User

    Clean install or update?

    Insurgency wont install and run for me....

    I have played and have fully updated CS and Half life 2....
    I am using the newest client and installed the SDK.

    I am completely blown away, if i click the desktop icon it starts the sdk and then closes, and it doesn't show up in my game list...

    First mod attempt install here, followed the directions step by step on the mods website...

    Any ideas?
    niko084, Jan 18, 2020

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