Windows 10: Regarding Clean Reinstall of Windows 10
Regarding Clean Reinstall of Windows 10
I'm running a dual boot setup, with Windows 7 installed on my first SSD and Windows 10 installed on the second. I initially had Win 8.1, but upgraded it to 10. I'd like to perform a clean reinstall of Windows 10, what would be the best way to do this? Would it be to select the "Reset this PC" function from the recovery menu?
Would this keep my other drives intact? I'd like to ensure that it only formats the drive that Windows 10 is currently installed on, and none of the others that I'm using.
Also when I reinstall, would the product key remain the same from 8.1?
Reset, keep nothing > under windows 10 will basically be a clean install..
As you proceed through the Reset Options, select ONLY the drive windows is on, this will prevent the other drive from being erased.
And if you ever decide to reinstall windows 8/8.1 you would reuse the windows 8/8.1 key..
I also would like to know the difference between a Reset and clean install. Sounds as if the result is the same. Just curious exactly how "clean" a Reset would be. 1 obvious benefit of a Reset is there isn't a need for a bootable media DVD/USB.
I've been having issues installing win10 from my current win7 machine. I've heard that a few people have just reinstalled their current version of windows and immediately were prompted to upgrade to win10. If I reinstall, will I keep the reserve?...
Now that 10240 is officially official I decided to do the in-place reset to clean out any carried over glitches. I downloaded drivers, ninite, and office 365 installer and am now waiting waiting for the reset to finish.
After a clean Win 10 Install, do I have to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials?
I have downloaded the Windows 10 Pro ISO file from MS and burnt it to a DVD.
It offers to install it as an upgrade over my Win 8.1 Pro installation on my PC.
Once I have done this, can I then format the hard drive, and do a clean installation...