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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10+
       17 Jul 2015 #1

    The "Free" Windows 10 Upgrade


    I have a couple of questions regarding the "Free" upgrade for windows 7 & 8.1.
    When the upgrade is finally available and I download this to my computer and perform the upgrade, Is there a way to ever perform a "clean" install of Windows 10 in the future on the PC/Laptop? Or, would I have to fresh install 7/8.1 first and then use the same Win 10 download to complete the install? Do you know if there will be a way to DL the "Full" version once the upgrade is performed?

    Thanks
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,935
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Jul 2015 #2

    MS has said that there will be an ISO for a clean install of Win10 after a user performs the upgrade.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2014
    Chicago
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10 PRO
       17 Jul 2015 #3

    You can also use "Reset this PC" (Remove everything), which should restore the PC to the same "clean install" status.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10+
       17 Jul 2015 #4

    DKW said: View Post
    You can also use "Reset this PC" (Remove everything), which should restore the PC to the same "clean install" status.
    DKW, How can what was once windows 7 or 8.1 "restore" the OS. I generally do not use gadgets like System Restore Points so the partition that holds the factory reset/restore image would still be the old OS.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10+
       17 Jul 2015 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    MS has said that there will be an ISO for a clean install of Win10 after a user performs the upgrade.
    I hope this is the case...thanks
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  6. Joined : Nov 2014
    Chicago
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10 PRO
       17 Jul 2015 #6

    dTonic said: View Post
    DKW, How can what was once windows 7 or 8.1 "restore" the OS. I generally do not use gadgets like System Restore Points so the partition that holds the factory reset/restore image would still be the old OS.
    dTonic,
    Once you upgrade to Windows 10, the OS will include a Recovery Environment. You can still disable System Restore, as Windows RE is separate from system restore. Basically the idea, is to be able to reinstall, without an ISO.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10+
       18 Jul 2015 #7

    DKW said: View Post
    dTonic,
    Once you upgrade to Windows 10, the OS will include a Recovery Environment. You can still disable System Restore, as Windows RE is separate from system restore. Basically the idea, is to be able to reinstall, without an ISO.
    I don't believe Windows Recovery Environment will perform a clean install without an ISO. Looks more like a basic troubleshooting method.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10+
       31 Jul 2015 #8

    Apparently my question was answered tonight. I performed the upgrade on one computer tonight without error. There is a link to download a "MediaCreationTool" which allows you to download and create a DVD or USB media with a full clean install of Windows 10, my current understanding is that you need to upgrade first then you can use the media you built to perform a clean install.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10+
       01 Aug 2015 #9

    Ha! And Microsoft is trying to save its darling "Bing" from going BONG by forcing Win 10 users to search with Bing only. I does not seem to be able to be changeable.
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  10. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,375
    Win 10 14393.51
       01 Aug 2015 #10

    dTonic said: View Post
    Ha! And Microsoft is trying to save its darling "Bing" from going BONG by forcing Win 10 users to search with Bing only. I does not seem to be able to be changeable.
    It's changeable. Simple, if not obvious:

    Make Google Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge Browser

    Basically, go to the Google page in Edge. When you're there, it'll show up as an option to select for search in the Advanced settings.
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