One more thing NavyLCDR.
What do you think of these methods and should I consider using?
Windows 10 OptionsReset this PC
Refresh your PC
Bare metal recovery
Also somebody mentioned that 10586.0 needs to be updated to 10586.14 is that correct? if so, how should I go about doing so?
Another Question, The Windows 10 ISO DVD version 1511 or 10586.0 is this a full version or upgrade version or does it even matter when it comes to reinstalling with out any prior version of Windows installed after being completely wiped?
I would assume bare metal recovery. I would guess that DBAN is going to want to create a bootable CD, DVD or USB to boot from in order to run because it can't erase a hard drive that is in use. Once you boot the DBAN CD, DVD or USB and run the program, you should be left with a "bare metal" hard drive.
The upgrade from 10586.0 to 10586.14 will come from Windows Update once Windows 10 is installed. You do not have to upgrade or update your Windows 10 DVD for that.
The Windows 10 DVD can do both clean installs from nothing and upgrades of previous installed operating systems. Boot from the DVD and you get a clean install. Insert the DVD while running Windows 7/8/8.1 and just run setup.exe from the DVD will do an upgrade.
At this point I have no other questions. I am sure some will arise. I am looking forward to testing out this new way. I will update later. Hope your day is going well NavyLCDR and you had a great Thanksgiving.
Hey NavyLCDR. Everything worked out as you said. Thank you very much for your help. It feels great that I don't have to do that tedious method I did for so many years. I am so happy that Microsoft listened to the insiders and they changed their process. So much better.
I had one problem though maybe you can help me figure out so I don't have to deal with it later. I got an error (look at image below) that I wasn't' able to go further with the installation. It got stuck at 67% and then the error would pop up. I had to restart my computer two to three times before it worked. Any ideas why?
Also, is there a limit of how many times you can reboot your computer and activate Windows?
Always burn at the minimum speed, 4x, 6x or whatever your burner allows to make sure the disc has the less possible errors (and can be corrected during reading). Prefer known brands, avoid very cheap noname brands. They may cost some cents more, but you are sure that you write something and it will work for years, rather than hours.