Windows 10: Fresh install?

Discus and support Fresh install? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Is there a way to do a "fresh install" of Windows 10? Something went wrong with mine (can't find "Recent" folders) and I'd prefer to not continue... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SBYH, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. SBYH Win User

    Fresh install?


    Is there a way to do a "fresh install" of Windows 10? Something went wrong with mine (can't find "Recent" folders) and I'd prefer to not continue messing with it. My current User ID is nested under a previous User ID and I'm not sure how the previous one got there. I've had suggestions to edit the registry but am concerned that will lead to weeks of tweaking.

    I'd like to completely start over. Is this possible?

    :)
     
  2. DEA Fresh Win User

    Windows Phone 7 Free Xbox game - has anyone recevied theirs?

    It is now now March. It's been over 8 weeks! This is the worst turn around time for any promotion/rebate I haved participated in. If you contact AT&T they say contact the eprize company. They have no phone reps that you can talk to. Only email forms with
    a very generic response that says just keep waiting. By the time we get the game it will be in the platinum hits bin. This has totally turned me off from the Windows 7 platform.



    If the games don't show up this week I hope somebody starts a class action lawsuit. I would happily sign my name to it.
     
    DEA Fresh, Jul 20, 2016
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  3. Windows cannot play any video/audio file

    No, usually i just browse Internet and suddenly find out that all videos can't start to play, as well as local video/audio files. Programs being used are only video player and web browser. That issue only happens when the bluetooth headphone is connected.

    But when it already occured, disconnecting the headphone doesn't help anymore.
     
    fresh coffee, Jul 20, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member
  5. SBYH Win User
    Wow, is it really that complicated? The computer in question had Windows 10 installed when I bought it. Does that mean I won't need a product key because one of the following will apply (from the instructions at the link above)?

    "If this PC has a digital entitlement available for this Windows 10 on Microsoft's activation servers, then you will not be prompted to enter a product key.

    "If this OEM PC has a valid product key embedded in its
    UEFI firmware chip, then you will not be prompted to enter a product key."
     
  6. f14tomcat Win User
    Based on your information, if it had 10 installed on it, you will not need to enter a key. It's really not complicated, just a little time. Make sure you have any and all of your personal files, pics, any data you will need (including other software keys you may have purchased) backed up and disconnected from your laptop. Then follow the instructions in the tutorial NavyLCDR posted.
     
    f14tomcat, Jul 21, 2016
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    Then maybe this would be easier?
    Reset Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    But, for information, since your computer came with Windows 10 pre-installed, you would not be asked to enter a product key or which version of Windows 10 you wanted to install on a completely clean install booting from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD. It would just read the product key from UEFI firmware and use that.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 21, 2016
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  8. f14tomcat Win User

    Fresh install?

    Navy, just for my clarity. Reset will use the Asus OEM recovery partition to set it back to fresh factory install, but clean install from a Tech Bench or Media Creation Tool would give a clean 10 without the Asus baggage. Am I correct? This is for my info.
     
    f14tomcat, Jul 21, 2016
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  9. SBYH Win User
    That does look simpler. I could be wrong, but thanks!
     
  10. NavyLCDR New Member
    The reset option will restore all of the ASUS software if the original recovery partition is there and reagentc osimage parameter is pointing to it.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 4, 2018
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