Windows 10: Fresh Install vs Update

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  1.    15 Apr 2018 #11

    Hi,

    Up to and including W7 I invariably favoured a clean install.
    Since W10 there's no way to tell what will yield the better results. Whichever way you chose, make sure you're system's healthy before you upgrade.

    Cheers,
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       15 Apr 2018 #12

    fdegrove said: View Post
    ...Whichever way you chose, make sure you're system's healthy before you upgrade.
    To which I'd add, make sure you take a system image before the upgrade. I always do (as insurance) but have never (yet) needed it. :)
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  3.    15 Apr 2018 #13

    Hi,

    Bree said: View Post
    To which I'd add, make sure you take a system image before the upgrade. I always do (as insurance) but have never (yet) needed it. :)

    O yes, totally agree there. And if that could be a MR image then I'd endorse it to the full.
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  4.    15 Apr 2018 #14

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,




    O yes, totally agree there. And if that could be a MR image then I'd endorse it to the full.
    Endorsed 100%
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  5.    16 Apr 2018 #15

    I am doing a clean install because I am going to take the GPT/UEFI route from current MBR. I concur with everything said so far, if your system is stable and okay then an update usually suffices.
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  6.    18 Apr 2018 #16

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    I am doing a clean install because I am going to take the GPT/UEFI route from current MBR. I concur with everything said so far, if your system is stable and okay then an update usually suffices.
    You can do that without clean install, look up in tutorials. I did that despite changing almost whole computer. Old one was on legacy BIOS and new one on UEFI BIOS and M.2SSD.
    As for clean installs, only once (last spring update), before that thru numerous Insider builds, it went from W7 > W8 > 8.1 and to W10 as insider, now on Skippy builds.
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       18 Apr 2018 #17

    CountMike said: View Post
    You can do that without clean install, look up in tutorials. I did that despite changing almost whole computer. Old one was on legacy BIOS and new one on UEFI BIOS and M.2SSD.
    As for clean installs, only once (last spring update), before that thru numerous Insider builds, it went from W7 > W8 > 8.1 and to W10 as insider, now on Skippy builds.
    That has worked for some, but not for me, Count. There have been a few times when the newest Build just wouldn't work for a lot of us and a clean install fixed things right up.

    When it comes time, I'll download the ISO to the "Spring" update and clean install. Updates haven't always worked with that either.
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