Windows 10: Reset vs Clean Install?

Discus and support Reset vs Clean Install? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I just upgraded my notebook from 8.1. Win 10 is activated. I did the upgrade by creating an ISO using MCT, expanding the files to a USB hdd, then... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by kaborka, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. kaborka Win User

    Reset vs Clean Install?


    I just upgraded my notebook from 8.1. Win 10 is activated. I did the upgrade by creating an ISO using MCT, expanding the files to a USB hdd, then running Setup. I would now like to do a clean reinstall. Since I do not have bootable external media for the notebook, I'm wondering if the System Reset with the "Keep nothing" option would be equivalentto a "bare-metal" clean install?

    :)
     
    kaborka, Aug 18, 2015
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  2. USB devices cause freeze/BSOD after 1709 update

    What I would like to know, what is different from Reset vs the Clean install that fixed it?
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 18, 2015
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  3. USB devices cause freeze/BSOD after 1709 update

    The other guy who had the issue said that he reinstalled from scratch and it didn't fix it, but maybe he didn't clean up everything that is cleaned up in a reset. I don't know. I just didn't try it after he said it didn't work.
     
    Michael Ducharme, Aug 18, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Reset vs Clean Install?

    Hello kaborka,

    That's correct. A reset using "Keep nothing" basically gives you the same as a clean install of Windows. *Smile

    Reset Windows 10
     
    Brink, Aug 19, 2015
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  5. kaborka Win User
    Thanks. That seemed to work fine. It got rid of all the crapware preinstalled on the new notebook. There is still a windows.old folder, which I presume I can delete.
     
    kaborka, Aug 19, 2015
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    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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