Fresh install

  1.    08 Jul 2018 #1

    Fresh install


    If I do a fresh install within windows what will I loose?
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #2

    Depends on whether you elect to keep your files and apps or get rid of them. If you get rid of them then you end up with almost a clean install. If you keep them you reset the OS but keep your files and some apps.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #3

    @bikeit, it's not clear what you mean by "do a fresh install within windows". What exactly are you trying to achieve and how were you going to do it?

    Do you mean resetting Windows?
    Reset Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Refresh Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    or the Fresh Start in Defender?
    Fresh Start Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    If so, you'll loose all installed apps that aren't supplied as part of Windows, but you will have the option to keep your user files.

    If you mean an in-place repair install you can keep everything.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4.    09 Jul 2018 #4

    Guys when i open Windows defender and click on device performance and health, choose fresh start, if i go ahead with this option what happens next? do i loose everything or?
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       09 Jul 2018 #5

    bikeit said: View Post
    Guys when i open Windows defender and click on device performance and health, choose fresh start, if i go ahead with this option what happens next? do i loose everything or?
    Fresh Start is described in this tutorial Fresh Start Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials that I linked to in Post #3. You will loose all installed apps but be able to keep user files. Read the tutorial for full details.

    Information
    Using Fresh start lets you perform a clean reinstallation and update of Windows while keeping your personal data and most Windows settings intact. Fresh start will remove most of your apps from your device....

    Warning...
    ...Fresh start will remove all apps that don't come standard with Windows, including other Microsoft apps such as Office, third-party antivirus software, and desktop apps that came pre-installed on your device. It will also remove all other Windows Desktop apps installed by your device’s manufacturer, such as your manufacturer's apps, support apps, and drivers. It will keep only the Store apps installed by your manufacturer....
    Fresh Start Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Why do you think you need a Fresh Start? There may be other less destructive ways to solve your problems.
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  6.    09 Jul 2018 #6

    The laptop was away to get a new 1TB SSD put into it and the guy who done it advised a fresh windows install to get rid off a lot of the crap u have on the laptop?
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       09 Jul 2018 #7

    bikeit said: View Post
    The laptop was away to get a new 1TB SSD put into it and the guy who done it advised a fresh windows install to get rid off a lot of the crap u have on the laptop?
    I think what they were advising was a Clean Install. That would remove everything and give you a clean install of Windows 10 with nothing but the apps supplied by Microsoft as part of Windows. You'd need to back up all your user files and documents before trying that as they'd be lost too.

    tutorial: Clean Install Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Personally I'd have the original Windows transferred from the old drive to the new one, especially if you have installed a lot of your own software. You don't want to have to reinstall everything. If you find you have too much 'crap' you could always do a clean install later.

    Whatever you do, make sure you have a backup of all your user files and documents before you go ahead.
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  8.    09 Jul 2018 #8

    The old hard drive was cloned onto the new SSD. i have noticed a Hugh difference in performance especially when using Photoshop & Lightroom
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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       09 Jul 2018 #9

    bikeit said: View Post
    The old hard drive was cloned onto the new SSD. i have noticed a Hugh difference in performance especially when using Photoshop & Lightroom
    That would be down to the speed of an SSD compared to the old HDD. You certainly don't want to do a clean install or a refresh. You'd have to reinstall Photoshop and Lightroom for a start, do you still have the install media and the keys? If it's working well I'd leave it as it is.
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  10.    09 Jul 2018 #10

    yea i still have all the media that came with the laptop when new, i tend to agree with you leave as is
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