Some questions about reinstalling

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Some questions about reinstalling

    I want to reinstall Windows 10. I am using now 1803, but had a lot of problems when I upgraded to 1809 (2 times), so and I restored it to 1803.
    My question is if 1809 is stable as a fresh install? I have the 1809 and the 1803 live USBs. Should I install 1809 fresh, or 1803?
    Appreciate all relevant comments.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, I believe the 1809 iso was updated, so you could download that afresh and try. Whilst I have 1809 on 2 different laptops, no particular issues, it's always possible individual PCs may have problems with the particular versions of drivers.

    You might be aware of that depending on the issues you encountered.

    Restrictions on 1809 being delivered by WU are listed in the relevant thread in the News section on it being re-released.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    Thanks dalchina.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    @dalchina, installed 1809 and so far it runs well. It had only one error on installation with the select network screen on which the only option was to "configure it manually later." This was odd because it's an 8th generation MB with Intel video and ethernet chip, recognized by the installation but both of which I installed manually.

    Like you mentioned it is different from an upgrade, and I feel that in the long run it's better to do a fresh install.
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5

    Hi, I'd hazard a guess, noting that your PC is self-built, you found an omission in however MS decides what drivers to deliver.

    It is clear the driver selection for a given PC varies from build release to build release, so given the huge variety of combinations and kit, I suppose you can expect odd snags.

    If upgrading from build to build leaves your PC running well- there's no need to do a clean install. To me that's a last resort, unless you have little to install and configure.
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6

    Since you have the Pro version, I would install 1803 and defer feature updates for at least 6 months to give time for MS to sort out the inevitable bugs in their feature updates.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7

    Generally good policy and about what I normally do- I skipped 1803 and waited for good reports of the re-release of 1809. As it is, ineuw has done a clean install - if that's worked out ok, seems no need to go back to 1803.
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8

    Steve C said: View Post
    Since you have the Pro version, I would install 1803 and defer feature updates for at least 6 months to give time for MS to sort out the inevitable bugs in their feature updates.

    By "inevitable", you mean screwing up with their own Office?
    Indeed there are bugs, but with their own products, is at least "fatal"
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #9

    In my case, the dual boot configuration was damaged by the attempt to update from 1803 to 1809. Then my attempts to repair it, damaged everything beyond repair. Neither Windows live disk, nor Linux boot repair was able to correct it, and when I tried Bootrec /fixboot, access was denied, and the recommended Diskpart steps couldn't restore access either, There are a variety posts on how to correct this, but none worked. So, I decided to forge ahead with a fresh install of 1809,
    After installation the most serious problem was that SFC /scannow, froze at 61%. So, I ran chkdsk C: /v/f and this corrected some things. Then re-ran SFC /scannow and it found and corrected dozens of conflicting and duplicate permission issues caused by errors in the installation process.
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