1. Joined : Aug 2015
    San Diego area
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Aug 2015 #1

    3 happy days on Win 10


    Three days ago I upgraded from 8.1 to 10. I just did the update in Windows update. Everything went smooth and everything worked after the update.

    My friend said that after I have upgraded I should do a clean install. I feel that since everything works, why do the clean install and have to reinstall all my apps. Has everyone else that upgraded did a clean install afterwords? Do you think I should do it or leave well enough alone?
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  2.    25 Aug 2015 #2

    Welcome to the forum,

    If everything is working fine, I wouldn't bother with a clean install myself.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,763
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       25 Aug 2015 #3

    oldspook said: View Post
    Three days ago I upgraded from 8.1 to 10. I just did the update in Windows update. Everything went smooth and everything worked after the update.

    My friend said that after I have upgraded I should do a clean install. I feel that since everything works, why do the clean install and have to reinstall all my apps. Has everyone else that upgraded did a clean install afterwords? Do you think I should do it or leave well enough alone?
    Hello, oldspook. Welcome to the forum.

    Yes, so much like you stated > If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Personally I didn't clean install my upgrade from 8.1 and in fact, as an Insider didn't fresh install after an upgrade to the next build. I have one minor problem of a Taskbar on my 2nd monitor that doesn't want to auto-hide some of the time, but everything runs as smooth as silk.

    One thing I will suggest is to mirror your system in case you run into trouble, or at least create a daily restore point upon first boot.

    Again, welcome and good luck to you.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       25 Aug 2015 #4

    Yup! Like the others said. If everything works perfectly then there ain't no need for a clean install. Just rejoice...
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 pro
       26 Aug 2015 #5

    Awesome, that you are loving Windows 10 till now.

    You do not need to do Clean Install. Also many users are facing Activation errors after Clean install.

    Just use it as it is.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    San Diego area
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Aug 2015 #6

    Thanks for the replies, I thought a clean install wasn't necessary. I wanted to have the opinions of people more experiences with win 10.
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