Achieving a clean W10 installation??

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by davefr, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. davefr

    davefr MDL Novice

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    Assuming you have a legit copy of W7 SP1 or W8.1 with a bunch of apps and want to start with a nice clean copy of W10 to rebuild you apps, will all these scenarios result in about the same clean W10 installation?

    1. Format and reinstall a fresh W7 SP1 or W8.1 and do the W10 upgrade.

    2. Keep your old W7 SP1 or W8.1 and do the upgrade to W10 and then do a clean ISO re-install of W10.

    3. Same as #2 but do a full "leave nothing behind" reset vs a ISO re-install of W10.
     
  2. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    Just upgrade and then do a reset. The reset will give you the option to format your drive or scrub your drive. Format is plenty if you aren't selling it.
     
  3. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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  4. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    What happens to the activation in a reset? On the first reset after an upgrade I let it repartition the drive, that way it gives the optimal partition setup.
     
  5. jupier2k

    jupier2k MDL Member

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    I think your thread should be who has upgrade from win8.1 or win 7sp1?
    and do a format / clean install and win10 is activated?
     
  6. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    follow advice above in the previous posts.

    all will be potato, I promise!