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Discus and support Question about Clean Install of Windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Split from this thread. Hello sir, a very good tutorial I have few questions 1) is it okay to do clean installation? I had already done 4 times... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by HardikMotwani, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Question about Clean Install of Windows 10


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    Hello sir, a very good tutorial

    I have few questions

    1) is it okay to do clean installation?

    I had already done 4 times reset this pc, my laptop is 11 months old. Will there be any kind of wear year to harddisk Or laptop.

    2) recovery iso is available on both dell website and microsoft website, i am having dell laptop, i dont know what is the difference between iso from dell and microsoft website, i think iso from dell website will be containing some drivers related to laptop model as they ask for service tag

    I read somewhere that iso from microsoft contains latest update ie 1809 whereas iso from dell website is not latest, i dont know if it is true

    So from where should I download iso? dell customer support told me to down from dell website.

    3) i have never done clean install, this is first time I'm planning to do it.

    I usually do reset this pc, because after reset, it automatically reinstalls all the drivers and app of dell and windows that came preinstalled with dell laptop,

    But after clean install they might not automatically reinstall, so i have to manually download them including office.

    And currently there are 3-4 recovery OEM partition in my laptop created by system, after clean install they will be gone, so will system again created it?


    So is it good to do clean installation or reset this pc is good, I'm really confused, please guide me which one will be best, my laptop is only 11 months old, it is performing slow, so i want to reset it.

    It is dell inspiron 5570 i5 8th gen 8gb ram.

    Sorry i have asked long questions, i was having doubt so i asked.

    Thanks waiting for response

    :)
     
    HardikMotwani, Jan 1, 2019
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  2. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Jan 1, 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, Jan 1, 2019
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  4. kajson Win User

    Question about Clean Install of Windows 10

    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 Question about Clean Install of Windows 10 ;) 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, Jan 1, 2019
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