Windows 10: Fresh Install of Windows 10 to my SSD
Fresh Install of Windows 10 to my SSD
In case I need to do a fresh install of Windows 10, do I need to prepare my SSD in any way, or do I simply got to the Microsoft site and tell it to make a fresh install?
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Look under "Do you want to install Windows 10 on your PC?", you will find instruction to create a bootable USB unit. You can also do i fresh install from windows itself, but i would prefer the first option.
Here is information to create a Windows 10 flash drive to install Windows 10 from:
USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10
To do a clean install, you will boot from it, select the custom install option. delete every partition shown on the SSD (which will erase it), highlight the unallocated space and click next to let Windows recreate the partitions it wants and re-install Windows. If you are asked for a product key at the beginning, click the little link that says "I don't have a product key".
There is also this new tool from Microsoft:
Start fresh with a clean installation of Windows 10
Don't kow how well it actually works, though.
You don't need to do anything specific for installing on an SSD other than the above. Windows 10 works well with SSDs and configures itself accordingly.
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