1. Joined : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Preview
       17 Jul 2015 #1

    Reinstall of Win10


    I have not seen a clear answer as to what and how do you get Win10 after your computer would crash, lets say in 2 years. How do you reinstall?
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,964
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       17 Jul 2015 #2

    Jackman33 said: View Post
    I have not seen a clear answer as to what and how do you get Win10 after your computer would crash, lets say in 2 years. How do you reinstall?
    Three choices:

    1. you'll eventually be able to get and ISO
    2. you can boot UEFI and reinstall that way
    3. and best, start making system images with something like Macrium Reflect
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Preview
       17 Jul 2015 #3

    Sounds good about getting the ISO. I have tried to understand Macrium Reflect and so far have not figured it out. I have heard it is great, but need to know how to use!

    Thanks


    Cliff S said: View Post
    Three choices:

    1. you'll eventually be able to get and ISO
    2. you can boot UEFI and reinstall that way
    3. and best, start making system images with something like Macrium Reflect
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,964
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       17 Jul 2015 #4

    Go to the user guide link(on the update thread) to familiarize your self with it. And if you have questions later post them on that thread, so the Q&A can help others too. Once you have installed it and created a WinPE recovery environment media(a couple of clicks and an internet connection needed) you just have to set up the disk or partitions you want to image and how often you want to automatically image, then it can be set as a Definition File, that can also be clicked to create an image when ever you want outside of the schedule. The recovery media can also be used to create images on any Windows computer without installing Reflect(it's just much slower and doesn't update).
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  5. Joined : Nov 2014
    Chicago
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10 PRO
       17 Jul 2015 #5

    Jackman33 said: View Post
    I have not seen a clear answer as to what and how do you get Win10 after your computer would crash, lets say in 2 years. How do you reinstall?
    One of the problems with Windows 8, 8.1 was that there was an option to reset the PC. Unfortunately it did not work, or work without files from a disc. Windows 10 has the same feature, and it should work fine, once MS puts the final touches on the OS.

    So, if you get file corruption, you could reset the PC, either choosing to save your personal files or do a complete wipe. So, there should be two ways to do a clean install. Many people, though, feel more at ease with an .iso from MS, as they feel the .iso won't be corrupted.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,961
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       17 Jul 2015 #6

    FYI, While I was trying to find a way to save the activation info of my Windows 10_10240 which was activated via updates from Build 10166 so that I can fresh install build 10240.

    To my surprise. When fresh re-installed build 10240 from the ISO, I found out that Windows 10 build 10240 was re-activated automatically.

    My guess is MS must have stored the activation info about my PC and re-activated automatically which is a way to go.

    You can try what I did but make sure to create a backup image of your current Windows OS disk first.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 976
    Windows 8.1, 10
       17 Jul 2015 #7

    topgundcp said: View Post
    To my surprise. When fresh re-installed build 10240 from the ISO, I found out that Windows 10 build 10240 was re-activated automatically.

    My guess is MS must have stored the activation info about my PC and re-activated automatically which is a way to go.
    That was how I thought activation would work after 29 July so I'm not surprised it's built into 10240.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       17 Jul 2015 #8

    Here is a good tutorial on using Macrium: Imaging with free Macrium
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