Windows 10: Just done a clean install of W10

Discus and support Just done a clean install of W10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have just done a clean install of Windows 10 pro and when I open Macrium reflect i find that my SSD drive, which I use purely for the O/S, has been... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Bluenose1940, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Just done a clean install of W10


    I have just done a clean install of Windows 10 pro and when I open Macrium reflect i find that my SSD drive, which I use purely for the O/S, has been split into four partitions. Does anyone know why this would be please.

    I would have thought that doing the clean install would have got rid of everything on the disk and then at most, would have created two partitions which I thought was usually the norm.

    Additionally, the Windows 10 email app is not working at all and my google mail isn't very hit and miss.

    I have hopefully attached an image from Macrium Reflect so that you can see what I am talking about.

    Thank you for any help that may be offered.


    Just done a clean install of W10 [​IMG]

    :)
     
    Bluenose1940, Nov 9, 2019
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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, Nov 9, 2019
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    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.

    John
     
    AmericanPharaoh, Nov 9, 2019
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  4. MWombat Win User

    Just done a clean install of W10

    Advice Please on Clean Install of W10

    Hello All, my first forum post.
    The time is fast approaching when I will upgrade from W7 to W10.
    My W7 Pro is a legitimate copy.
    I want to do a clean instal rather than the 'upgrade.
    Currently I have 3 SSDs - SSD1 is W7 OS only, the remaining 2 SSDs contain various personal files.
    I would be keen to install W10 on SSD1 and totally replace W7 ie no dual boot.
    I understand of course that I will need to purchase W10 key etc.
    Could someone please help with what the best way is to do this and if possible list the detailed steps involved - although I am sure somewhere in the forum this has been addressed before I cant find exactly what I need.
    Thanks,
     
    MWombat, Nov 9, 2019
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