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  1.    21 Aug 2015 #21
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,453
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    If you had or have 8.1 installed all you had to do was upgrade to 10, then you could clean install 10.

    No need to reinstall 8 then upgrade to 8.1 etc. all over again.
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  2.    21 Aug 2015 #22

    I think the OP has done it that way for so long and it seems to have worked for him that he has a hard time changing . Human habits are hard to break i suppose.

    It is completely unnecessary though and has no benefit doing it like that.
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  3.    21 Aug 2015 #23
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,453
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    I hear that, he will learn

    I`ve cleaned up my upgrade from 8.1 and it`s running so good, I`m not even considering a clean install yet.

    But then, my 8.1 install was fresh, no updates added, no software added.

    I just deleted the windows.old folder and it`s all good.
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  4.    21 Aug 2015 #24
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Upstate NY, USA
    Posts : 192
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit

    Not for free. If you want to install Windows 10 on a completely clean drive, you will have to buy a copy of it. To get the free upgrade, there has to be a genuine copy of either Win 7 SP1 or 8.1 already installed.
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  5.    21 Aug 2015 #25
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Upstate NY, USA
    Posts : 192
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    I hear that, he will learn

    I`ve cleaned up my upgrade from 8.1 and it`s running so good, I`m not even considering a clean install yet.

    But then, my 8.1 install was fresh, no updates added, no software added.

    I just deleted the windows.old folder and it`s all good.
    I upgraded to 10 from an 8.1 install with over 350 GB of games , pictures, videos, music, other programs, etc. and everything has gone perfectly. I have no need to even think about a clean install.
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  6.    21 Aug 2015 #26

    You guys lucked out to have everything go so perfectly , if something can go wrong it definitely will with me lol.
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