Windows 10: Clean install vs refresh or restore

  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1

    Clean install vs refresh or restore


    Back with XP/7 and maybe 8 doing a format and clean install was the prefered way to install an OS or to fix errors

    I have updated to win10 from 8 which carried over all my previously installed programs, but was considering a clean install via usb and reinstalling all the programs as i have had a few errors with programs starting and a few random bsod BUT in the past wk no real issues so i assume updated took care of it

    So i kind of want to do a full format and recreate the partitions and then install, will i receive any benefit from this
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  2. Posts : 20,844
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       26 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello aboxhaxorz, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You could do either option for the issue you have.

    A clean install gives the best results, but is also the most work.
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