Now is not a good time to do a clean Windows 10 install

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by coromonadalix, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    #1 coromonadalix, Jul 17, 2015
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    With Windows 10’s launch just around the corner, not to mention the release of the RTM build to Insiders, some might decide that now’s the time for a clean install. But Microsoft is warning users against that.

    As build 10240 represents the build that will be distributed to OEMs and partners, albeit without some updates that are coming soon, many enthusiasts might think this would be a good time to do a clean install ahead of the official launch. But Microsoft is cautioning people to not do that, because they might lose their activation.

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    @TimWesterhoff98 We've removed ISOs and keys. At this point there isn't a supported clean install path. Just upgrades from here until 7/29.
    — Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) July 15, 2015

    The Windows team has pulled all the Insider builds as well as their ISOs and is only allowing upgrades to Windows 10 10240 via Windows Update. This is specifically designed to stress-test Microsoft’s systems ahead of the official release later this month. But this also means that activating any of the previous builds no longer works.

    In other words if you were thinking you might do a clean install on a device like the Surface 3, this isn’t a good time. Your only option would be updating from an existing Insider build that’s already activated.

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    @7RichH No, but you'll be able to upgrade your SP3 on 7/29.
    — Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) July 15, 2015

    Either that, or, as Microsoft recommends, simply wait a couple more weeks until Windows 10 officially goes out to all users and then you’ll be getting the final bits, as well as any updates that will be pushed in the meantime.

    Source : nsane
     
  2. yousif

    yousif MDL Member

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    What if I upgrade first, then did a clean install (Same PC) will it work?
     
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  3. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    try and find out;)
     
  4. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    already did a clean install and it fully activated after
     
  5. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    yes it works
     
  6. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    thats good to know:D
     
  7. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    i would stay put until the 29;)
     
  8. Albatr0s

    Albatr0s MDL Novice

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    Works 100%. I did it on this laptop. Upgraded, clean reinstalled with homebrew iso from esd file and activated the easy way...
     
  9. bromanbro

    bromanbro MDL Member

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    Clean install is fine



    Just upgrade something first.
     
  10. yousif

    yousif MDL Member

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    #10 yousif, Jul 17, 2015
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    If you think about it, clean install is useless and pointless for Insiders as they will still get new builds after RTM. I have been upgrading since old builds ago and I see no reason for a clean install as long as you doing disk clean-up with CCleaner and everything!
     
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  11. Zardoc

    Zardoc MDL Senior Member

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    Seriously? :death:
     
  12. EFA11

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    I did an upgrade yesterday from Win 8.1 Pro to 10240. Today I hosed the system playing with the logon backgrounds (lol).. Anyway, did a complete reset and let it do its thing. Working perfectly, no software or personal stuff saved but clean as a whistle and still activated.

    There is an option to wipe ALL drives during reset, be extra careful what you click or you might wipe more than just your C: drive.
     
  13. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    if u upgrade with out any issues theirs no need or point in doing a clean install.....so u keep upgrading until the final release.
     
  14. labvxe

    labvxe MDL Expert

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    :closed:

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  15. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    @coromonadalix

    You really should learn how to use BBCode on MDL!! Also, if you copy and paste from an public source, you have to provide an working Link to the Source for to give Credit and follow Copyright Rules!

    And last but not least: Do not use double line spaces all times, that simply horrifying!
     
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  16. labvxe

    labvxe MDL Expert

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    And last but not least! He should learn not to create useless threads :D
     
  17. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    #17 coromonadalix, Jul 17, 2015
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    Well i DO mistakes and sometimes forgot to put the source link, sorry for the double spaces, tried to remove them

    And green parrot you're everywhere in mdl to bash people ... get a life as others said, go punch a sand bag ... i am trying to inform people, some may like, some not.

    By the way j'ai une vie pfff
     
  18. labvxe

    labvxe MDL Expert

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    I owe you an apology. Sorry about that...
    If jt sounded like I was being rude.
     
  19. elzna

    elzna MDL Senior Member

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    fake scare propaganda lols 15chars
     
  20. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just use the Preview function for to see how your post will look and correct what need to be!

    A link isn't just a name from someone it means an working Link to that Internet site you copied the sentences from and that Link start's wit http://{name/description}.................... !
     
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