Windows 10: need clean install windows 10

Discus and support need clean install windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; This was a windows 7 upgraded to 10. The pc has had a number of issue since the upgrade. Some issues i have been able to fix but some not and others... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ms plzfixit, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. need clean install windows 10


    This was a windows 7 upgraded to 10. The pc has had a number of issue since the upgrade. Some issues i have been able to fix but some not and others are developing or worsening. I have had a number of crashes from iqrl less than or not eaqual to nonresposive pages both programs and browser related as well as the typing lag jumping or canceled out curser in the middle of typing, not me bumping the touch pad cuz i use extermal keyboard and mouse, among other things happening in here. i have run sfc and it says theres no issues it finds. i have found a few of my registery keys were missing tried a program to fix that but the issues got worse. malwarebytes finds no malware just a bunch of "pups" that most of which i think may have come from trying to fix the registry errors with the program id picked up after i picked up image_health program with last weeks attempt at fixing the start menu that doesnt want to open. While working on that issue someone suggested a clean install but im not 100% sure how i would do that, i did not think to make a copy when i upgraded and with my upgrade it was activated electronic so i dont have a product key now either i may have the 7 key written down but not sure if i can find it. how,where would i find a clean copy to attempt to clean install to see if that would solve some of my issues, as the upgrade was sort of pushed on my system i had a lot of files that were carried over(pic,music,documents) would that have caused any issues that i am having here? This system is driving me crazy, things that worked 2 weeks ago dont and things are becoming slower to open or respond and load. Any suggestions muchly appreciated

    :)
     
    ms plzfixit, Feb 21, 2016
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  2. LinBreck Win User

    clean install windows 10 need activation

    This is the stupidest most arrogant thing I have ever heard. I have a tablet that came with only 24gb of useable space. I don't have enough room to install win 10 on top of win 8. (I only had 5 gb free) I could only do a fresh install. No where did
    it warn people that fresh installs could not be done, or that people with small (16 to 32 gb ssd) were not eligible to update to windows 10.

    Microsoft, if you want to stay relevant as a company in this world, the first thing you need to do is hire smart people who know what they are talking about. Shame on you for posting stupid responses instead of actually trying to help people.
     
    LinBreck, Feb 21, 2016
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  3. clean install windows 10 need activation

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    Please be informed that doing a clean install of Windows 10 will prompt you for a product key.

    Please be aware that you
    cannot use the free upgrade offer to perform a clean install on first attempt. You must first upgrade from the qualifying version of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 (whether you do it through

    Windows Update
    or using the .ISO file). Ensure the upgrade is completed successfully and then ensure that it is activated. You can then proceed to do a clean install by using recovery media or using the Reset function
    in Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Reset this PC (Get Started).


    Reference:

    Frequently Asked Questions: Windows 10

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Feb 21, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    need clean install windows 10

    davidhk, Feb 21, 2016
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  5. philc43 Win User
    Hello,

    A clean install would be a very good approach especially if you are already thinking about it.

    As you have already activated W10 on your PC you now have a digital entitlement and so you do not need product keys. When you next install W10 you simply skip the entry of product keys because W10 will activate automatically when it is installed.

    You can download a copy of W10 using the media creation tool and then you are good to go! Don't forget a clean install will wipe all your files and programs so you need to save anything that is important. There are plenty of tutorials on here that show you how to do all these things.
     
    philc43, Feb 21, 2016
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  6. A clean install is what it took to sort out my PC, which was a WIN 7 upgrade.

    I went one step further. I saved all my data and other stuff on an external drive. I exported Favourites out of IE 11 and other browsers to a file. I reformatted the hard drive and then did the clean install, including any updates that may have happened in the meantime. I then re-installed other sw that I wanted, including any special drivers for printers, one at a time with a restore point between each major install.

    I then re-created any sites that I need one at a time as the need arises. I did NOT import into IE 11, Edge or any other browser my favourites.

    It worked for me.
     
    Geoff Daniell, Feb 21, 2016
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  7. thanx guys, new question to this, for some reason its telling me the dvd im writing to isnt the right type (not sure got it to go to 1 disc i thought but then it asked for a blank disc so when i gave it a new it said wrong type) any way this model has c:/ (local) d:/(recovery)..the recovery on here was wiped when it was still a 7 so it is completely empty right now with 15gb can i boot from d:/ to clean install? just as a back up thought if the disc that i first wrote to doesnt run? also how do i find the exzact build numbers for what i started with on the windows 10 home and would it change if im doing a clean install like are there new builds since oct15
     
    ms plzfixit, Feb 21, 2016
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  8. davidhk Win User

    need clean install windows 10

    RE : for some reason its telling me the dvd im writing to isnt the right type

    I use DVD+R. They never fail.

    RE : how do i find the exzact build numbers for what i started with on the windows 10 home

    In the search box, type winver > Enter

    RE : would it change if im doing a clean install like are there new builds since oct15

    If you have the old version 10240, and you do a Clean install using the current ISO file from either Media Creation Tool (MCT) or Tech Bench, then you will be updated to 10586.

    MCT link :
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/soft...load/windows10

    Tech Bench link :
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...brrWLRbagYCa0w)()
     
    davidhk, Feb 21, 2016
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  9. they are dvd-r from memorex not the first issue iv had with the dvd rw tho this laptop was little funny out of the box as a 7 , it says i have build 10586.104 right now. another question when i go to setting up again things i dont ever use (hp store ms office cortana ) i could turn those off of the startup process and if i want them click and theyd start? there are 2 icons automatically pinned to my task bar that i will never open and they wont un pin would kicking them out of the startup keep them off the task bar?
     
    ms plzfixit, Feb 21, 2016
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  10. davidhk Win User
    ............. there are 2 icons automatically pinned to my task bar that i will never open and they wont un pin would kicking them out of the startup keep them off the task bar? ......................

    What are they ?
    Post a screenshot if you can.

    I guess one of them is the Task View icon ?
    If yes, right click at the taskbar > UN-check Show Task View button
     
    davidhk, Feb 21, 2016
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  11. im on a secondary pc at the moment while trying to get mine going again and ive never tried a screenshot before (dont know that trick yet) but the 2 that ive never been able to get unpinned are a shopping bag from hp and a laptop with an orange flower over it but has nothing in it when clicked on not sure but my cam icon might have been in it at one time. there are somethings that i just never touch tho and some are in the start up thought maybe killing them from the start up and having them start if i happen to open them would help in my boot and shut down times. also a problem i had just before the 10 upgrade.
     
    ms plzfixit, Feb 21, 2016
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  12. davidhk Win User
    davidhk, Feb 21, 2016
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  13. need clean install windows 10

    well after all this time im nowhere closer to a clean install when i boot from disc i end up booting from drive disc does nothing when i try to open it from windows explorer i get message virtual hard disc file cant be mounted from image file or from removable media that isnt formatted with ntfs file system..very confused as it told me the disc was being formatted from inserting and telling it dvd..ive tried to burn it 3 times all 3 discs having issue any ideas how i could boot from recovery as a clean install, im at a loss now,
     
    ms plzfixit, Feb 21, 2016
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  14. NavyLCDR New Member
    It sounds to me like maybe you are just copying the ISO file itself to the DVD. The ISO file contains an image - and it is the compete image that needs to be burned to the DVD - not just the ISO file. Scroll down to Burning an ISO about halfway down this page:
    How to Mount and Burn ISO Images in Windows 10

    When you insert the finished DVD and use file explorer to see the files and folders on it you should see several files, including a setup.exe file and folders like sources and boot. If all you see is an ISO file on the DVD then you did it incorrectly.
     
    NavyLCDR, Feb 21, 2016
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  15. cereberus Win User
    Can't you use a usb flash drive instead - faster and more reliable?
     
    cereberus, Feb 21, 2016
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