1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 30
    windows 7
       11 Sep 2015 #1

    How to Reinstall Windows 10


    W10 has replaced my W7 operating system and I really like it. However if I have a main hard drive failure or somehow get in a situation where W10 won't start, how can I reinstall windows 10? What do I need to do before something like this happens?
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,075
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       11 Sep 2015 #2

    You can follow any one of many tutorials here on using the Media Creation Tool. That will allow you to download Windows 10 and make it into a bootable DVD or USB flash drive (your choice) so you can perform a clean install anytime you want down the road.

    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 839
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       11 Sep 2015 #3

    how can I reinstall windows 10?
    Hope you realize that a reinstall using a Win10 ISO or USB stick will remove all data, settings, and applications from your PC. IT does what is known as a clean-install.

    If, instead, what you want is a way to Restore your current system, then you need to consider an image backup/restore tool like Macrium Reflect.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,931
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       14 Sep 2015 #4

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    Hope you realize that a reinstall using a Win10 ISO or USB stick will remove all data, settings, and applications from your PC. IT does what is known as a clean-install.

    If, instead, what you want is a way to Restore your current system, then you need to consider an image backup/restore tool like Macrium Reflect.
    Mark

    Thanks, and I have done that about 2 times I guess with my Macrium Reflect Trial bootible DVD. I seems to boot very quickly.
    thanks Cliff M.
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  5.    16 Sep 2015 #5

    Due to my Desktop PC Windows10 suffering issues due to me turning off too many things, I decided to use the Media Creation Tool at the Microsoft website to reinstall Windows10 last night. I think it's been improved upon, recently. It was much easier than the experiences I've been reading about..

    1. Once the Media Creation Tool download finished, I just clicked on "Run". Not save.
    2. After a few minutes of examining my system, a pop-up appeared advising me to keep current personal files and programs during reinstall. I clicked "OK". After 2 hours of watching the Win10 re-install creep along to 40% complete, and a couple of auto-restarts, I went to bed. This morning it was all finished. Asked me the usual stuff about Express or Custom setup. After a few minutes, my PC was working just a smoothly as it was after upgrading from Win7 to Win10 in mid-August.

    One thing I noticed is that the Media Creation Tool does not bring in the very latest version of Windows 10. Since re-installing, I've received every kbxxxxxxx Win10 and Security update that Microsoft has pushed out over the past 45 days. They're still coming in as I type... Same order as before, but in one day, instead of spread out over weeks.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Sep 2015 #6

    AllenChicago said: View Post
    One thing I noticed is that the Media Creation Tool does not bring in the very latest version of Windows 10. Since re-installing, I've received every kbxxxxxxx Win10 and Security update that Microsoft has pushed out over the past 45 days. They're still coming in as I type... Same order as before, but in one day, instead of spread out over weeks.
    Thank you for that confirmation. There has been some disagreement about that lately :-)
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