Windows 10: windows 10 recovery using the windows 8.1 recovery USB

  1.    16 Jun 2017 #1

    windows 10 recovery using the windows 8.1 recovery USB


    Have a virus on computer which have not been able to get rid of and want to do a complete restore of the windows system. Can I use the windows 8.1 recovery usb to start the restore and then do a reinstallation of the windows 10 upgrade. I did make a windows 10 recovery usb but don't know if that virus would remain with the windows 10 usb.
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  2. Posts : 4,044
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703
       16 Jun 2017 #2

    Hi Gerald.

    Is your data safe? Backed up off device.

    If so you can do a clean install right from the current version of Windows 10. I would delete all partitions just to ensure the little nasty's residual is disposed of. You will need a 8GB USB key. Windows will reactivate on your machine assuming no hardware changes. You will be installing the Creator Update assuming you use the media cretion tool from Microsoft.

    Mind the tips in the tutorial. Shut off Secure boot and Fast Boot in BIOS if you have.

    Clean Install Windows 10


    Ken
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  3.    16 Jun 2017 #3

    Gerald Teske said: View Post
    Can I use the windows 8.1 recovery usb to start the restore and then do a reinstallation of the windows 10 upgrade.
    Yes.
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