Reset vs Clean Install?


  1. Posts : 30
    Win 7 Ult x64
       #1

    Reset vs Clean Install?


    I just upgraded my notebook from 8.1. Win 10 is activated. I did the upgrade by creating an ISO using MCT, expanding the files to a USB hdd, then running Setup. I would now like to do a clean reinstall. Since I do not have bootable external media for the notebook, I'm wondering if the System Reset with the "Keep nothing" option would be equivalentto a "bare-metal" clean install?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,880
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
       #2

    Hello kaborka,

    That's correct. A reset using "Keep nothing" basically gives you the same as a clean install of Windows. :)

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  3. Posts : 30
    Win 7 Ult x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks. That seemed to work fine. It got rid of all the crapware preinstalled on the new notebook. There is still a windows.old folder, which I presume I can delete.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,880
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
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    Glad to hear it. Yep, you can delete the Windows.old folder if you like, but be sure to read the warning in the tutorial below first. :)

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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