Windows 10: Who plans to clean reinstall/reset?

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  • Reset

    0 0%
  • Reinstall

    16 69.57%
  • Leave it

    4 17.39%
  • not sure yet.

    3 13.04%
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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Who plans to clean reinstall/reset?

    Now that 10240 is officially official I decided to do the in-place reset to clean out any carried over glitches. I downloaded drivers, ninite, and office 365 installer and am now waiting waiting for the reset to finish.
    Last edited by FuturDreamz; 30 Jul 2015 at 02:46.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    I ended up doing a clean reinstall using installation media. The installer recognized that I had previously ran an activated version of Windows 10 on this system and activated itself. So far things are going quite well, I didn't even have to use the backed up drivers as Windows 10 pulled them all, even ones for devices that 8 refused to recognize. I still had a couple device specific things like FlipLock and USB Charger Plus to install.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    It's working fine on both computers so I will leave it.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    I've clean installed Windows 10 Home 64 bit on both of my two SSDs. On one SSD I use it as my "main operating system". On the other, which I clean installed today, I use it as an Insider. Clean installation means unallocating the drives by deleting everything and reinstalling everything. This way I am sure that 99% of the eventual bugs / issues will be the operating system's responsibility/fault and not mine. So far, both work OK, fine I'd say, besides a few known bugs I've already reported (win feedback).
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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       30 Jul 2015 #5

    For anyone contemplating this... if you upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.x, make sure that Windows 10 has activated before you start attempting clean installs/ Resets.

    Also, when I've tried a Reset on a VM running an Insider build, it seemed to leave more files and folders behind than I'd like, so I'll probably clean-install when I get to that point.
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  6.    04 Aug 2015 #6

    FuturDreamz said: View Post
    I still had a couple device specific things like FlipLock and USB Charger Plus to install.
    How did you get FlipLock to work?
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  7.    04 Aug 2015 #7

    I did a clean install just to see for myself that it would activate and it did. But will continue to use my W10 upgrade over W7 for day to day purposes. It runs great and I don't to re-install any of my software.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       04 Aug 2015 #8

    I did the Upgrade over Win7 w/SP1 on a Dell Inspiron 580 Desktop I'd rescued, rehabbed and reserved for the purpose, no problems. If I ever do a clean install I probably will change my C:/boot/OS HDD, now have a Seagate 320GB with D: being a WDC 500GB.
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  9.    04 Aug 2015 #9

    Already done...

    I upgraded from 8.1 Pro using the Media Creation tool in order to activate as required, then did a clean install the next day, it activated automatically with no problems.
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  10.    04 Aug 2015 #10

    Thinking about a clean install on one PC. It was windows 7 upgraded to 10074 via the insiders page. Then updated through windows update to each new build after that to 10240. 6+ up upgrades, I lost count. It's working Ok surprisingly so in no rush at the moment. If I a clean install as an activation test that will be the system. I've done one clean install on my laptop but that was to switch to 10 Enterprise, so I had to use my MSDN key for that. Didn't have to install any drivers manually. Everything works as it should.
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