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Discus and support Clean install Windows 10 1903 question in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I just want to double check on here if you can you definitely use the Media Creation Tool to do a clean installation of Windows 10 version 1903 using a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by sportsfan148, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Clean install Windows 10 1903 question


    I just want to double check on here if you can you definitely use the Media Creation Tool to do a clean installation of Windows 10 version 1903 using a USB flash drive?
    There still seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to whether or not there is an issue when flash drives are connected to the PC.
    Im asking because I intend to do a complete clean install of 1903 next week if the clean install method is unaffected by the known USB flash drive problem announced by Microsoft. The statement released by Microsoft that I read was unclear about whether the clean install method using a USB flash drive was affected by the problem or not

    :)
     
    sportsfan148, Jun 14, 2019
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    Delta6326, Jun 14, 2019
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  3. 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, Jun 14, 2019
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  4. kajson Win User

    Clean install Windows 10 1903 question

    Win 10 clean install question

    So I spend the day yesterday installing the computer, using a prepared usb key with windows 10 on it.

    I got it all sorted in the end but I'll share my fails anyways so others might learn:

    Do not try to do a clean install win with win 10 home N, when you come from a machine with just win 10 home. It won't activate *Wink Clean install Windows 10 1903 question ;) After reinstalling with the right copy, it was already activated right away after the first boot, didn't even have to initialise it.

    There hasn't changed a whole lot in making clean install compared to older versions of windows, it's slightly better streamlined, though being asked at 3 different stages to enter a product key when it's not needed during install seems a bit annoying.

    Further more it would be lovely if Microsoft finally learned to ask ALL questions regarding preferences updates and whatnot in one go, so you can then go away from your computer and come back to a fully installed/updated system including reboots.. Not impossible I would say.


    There's still some little bugs, like when I installed realtek audio drivers, they'd go into an infinite loop asking for reboot and install the driver. And as a PDF reader isn't in the list of standard programs to select, foxitreader keeps saying it is not the default reader for pdf's even though I had said yes to the question 3x. If this fails to get file associations for PDF's I do hope Microsoft will fix this asap.


    Thanks for the fast answers earlier guys, it gave me the confidence that all would be well, even when I cocked up the first install with the N version.
     
    kajson, Jun 14, 2019
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