1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    Window 10
       19 Dec 2015 #1

    Reinstalling Window 10 to clean PC


    Hi everyone,

    I freely upgraded to window 10 from window 8.1. I updated and running latest build of Window 10 and on activation page it say window is activated with digital entitlement . I had only one partition window C wheer window was installed and i created another partition F where i did put all my personal files. I want to clean drive C of PC where window and all applications are installed. Is there any programme to backup some applications i.e microsoft office and to remove all stuffs in drive C other than window 10. If not how to re-install window 10? If i use reset PC option in recovery then would i need any bootbale USB with window 10 on it? would it ask for any key to activate? I just want to reset C drive of PC with only activated window 10? Would be great if some expert guide me..thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,209
    Windows 10 IoT
       19 Dec 2015 #2

    If you select the custom install option during the install you can use disk tolls to delete any and all the partitions you want to. Then partition the drive or just leave it blank. If you install to the unallocated space Windows will create the partitions it needs automatically. You'll have to reinstall and programs like Office etc. And you'll want to save any files you don't want to lose to external media. If you have all your user files on a separate partition, just leave the partition alone and don't delete it.
    Windows 10 ISO Download
    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10
    Windows 10 - Clean Install
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,209
    Windows 10 IoT
       19 Dec 2015 #3

    Forgot to mention, if its already activated with a digital entitlement you just click skip when asked for a key and it will activate with that same digital entitlement on a clean install. As long as you install the correct version. Install the same version you got via the free upgrade and all will be fine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    Window 10
       19 Dec 2015 #4

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Forgot to mention, if its already activated with a digital entitlement you just click skip when asked for a key and it will activate with that same digital entitlement on a clean install. As long as you install the correct version. Install the same version you got via the free upgrade and all will be fine.
    Thanks alphanumeric. If i clean install window using reset option in recovery. would i need ISO of window 10 or computer will reinstall window 10 automatically after deleting/cleaning stuffs ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,209
    Windows 10 IoT
       19 Dec 2015 #5

    I don't think you need physical media for reset. I haven't done it in a long time. If it does just quit/exit out.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Reinstalling Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge would pop up and then close. I searched all over the net for the solution! http://superuser.com/questions/949294/how-to-install-start-the-new-windows-10-edge-browser from link: " I had faced similar issues with the edge...
Browsers and Email
Windows reinstalling itself by itself
I just received the following note from one of my customers who is better then the average PC user. (As you may be able to tell) Anyone heard of this? Pete...
General Support
reinstalling windows ten from my MAC
I upgraded to Windows 10 (Lenovo T410 Win 8) when prompted by microsoft. The upgrade seem successful but Initially the system ran very very slow and then finally BSOD error code #OxOOOO225. I tried starting in safe mode, restarting, restarting again...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Reinstalling Windows 10 in new SSD
I have an Asus UX32LN which was upgraded to WIndows 10. I want to replace the HDD to SSD. If I install the Windows 10 in the new SSD, where will I get the product key? Thank you!
Installation and Setup
Reinstalling Win 10 starting from a Win 8 license
Hi, I have a Win 8 license, am running 8.1. If I upgrade to Win 10, then need to reinstall from scratch, where would I start? Starting from Win 8 would be horrendous! Thanks.
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:50.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums