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  1.    10 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 13
    win 7 and win 10

    Upgrade or clean install - what do you use?


    After my upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 I was very happy with the new OS on my Acer Aspire M3920 desktop. Everything worked perfect, no hardware or software problems at all.

    Then I read on several tech forums that many or mayby most people did prefer a clean install of Windows 10. So, I decided to make a try. I wiped all my partitions on my HDD and installed Win 10. Then the problem started with computer that won't shut down completely, and computer that would not wake up from sleep or hibernate mode. Like the problem many other Win 10 users have experienced. Had to use forced shutdown and bla bla .......

    I had to reinstall Windows 7 again because of this shutdown problem, and yes, I have tried almost every solutions suggested on most tech forums, but none have fixed the problem. I will try Win 10 again after next big update and see what happens. Have to say that my new ASUS laptop works perfect with clean install of Win 10, but not my desktop.

    Which version of Windows 10 do most people on Tenforum use, the upgrade or clean install?
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  2.    10 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Well, if everything worked perfectly from an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but did not work with a clean install of Windows 10 - then I would stay with a clean install of Windows 7 followed by an upgrade to Windows 10. Obviously there were registry settings or files that carried over that kept everything working. Otherwise, I always prefer a clean install when I can.
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  3.    10 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I am always in favor of a clean install. This way, I know nothing was left behind, and I'm able to make sure I'm using the latest drivers and software.
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  4.    10 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,544
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    I have 2 Acer Aspire M3995,and I did the clean install, but I went from 8-10 first ,activated win10 and then did the clean install on C:\ drive partition ,but I did not delete all partitions on one of them , saved the recovery partition just in case, the 2nd one the hdd was dead ,so added new hdd , it was 1 partition any way , I experienced no issues so far .

    when you did the upgrade did select to check for updates at the first part of the upgrade ,,,
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  5.    10 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 13
    win 7 and win 10
    Thread Starter

    caperjack

    Yes, I did select the "check for updates" before the installation started.

    Maybe I will try a new clean install this weekend and just format the partition I will install Win 10 on and see if this could get rid of the shutdown problem.

    What I have been reading on most tech forums most expert's thinks the shutdown problem is a combination of drivers and the OS.
    I don't know, I'm just an average joe on computers.
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  6.    10 Sep 2015 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,544
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by joebilly View Post
    caperjack

    Yes, I did select the "check for updates" before the installation started.

    Maybe I will try a new clean install this weekend and just format the partition I will install Win 10 on and see if this could get rid of the shutdown problem.

    What I have been reading on most tech forums most expert's thinks the shutdown problem is a combination of drivers and the OS.
    I don't know, I'm just an average joe on computers.
    good luck ,
    and i'm just a average jack [of all trades master of none ],including computers ,,trial and error kind of guy
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  7.    10 Sep 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 2,416
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585

    Quote Originally Posted by joebilly View Post
    After my upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 I was very happy with the new OS on my Acer Aspire M3920 desktop. Everything worked perfect, no hardware or software problems at all.
    ...
    Which version of Windows 10 do most people on Tenforum use, the upgrade or clean install?
    Upgrade from 8.1 to 10 also worked very fine and fast on my Acer i5 5600U 4-in-one and has been doing good since then, and is now Permanently Activated. All appears to be good, and I am ready to add a 500GB SSD witin the next few days. I believe the speed of my Win 10 is as good as my old 8.1.... anyway fast enough and I will keep my win 10.
    All be safe.. ..and thanks for all the help I have received.. Cliff M. acmanten
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  8.    11 Sep 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 141
    windows 10

    Prefer clean install, it is is an opportunity to start fresh from scratch without any bloatware and trial software that might have come pre-installed with your system.
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  9.    11 Sep 2015 #9
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,373
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    I prefer the path of least resistance and effort . I upgraded my Lenovo K450 from 8.1 Pro, Toshiba Satellite A305-S6872 from earlier IP build to 10240 and Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 from earlier IP build to 10240.

    All work great so I see no need to clean install any of them. There was no crapware/cramware/forceware on any of them as I cleaned tha out a long time ago.
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  10.    12 Sep 2015 #10
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Activation-Clean install


    My HP Laptop contains an OEM version of Windows 8.1 that has been fully updated and eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade as notified by MS, so would be contacted further by e-mail with regards to this.
    Not wishing to wait for this I decided to partition in half my 1TB HD and create a dual boot installing Windows 10 ISO via a bootable DVD. All went well and Windows 10 up and running except will not activate with the ID Windows 10 product key displayed in the Settings? Settings gives an error message code and states I need to go to the store and make a purchase of Windows 10?
    I am reading that I should have first installed Windows 10 by overwriting my existing verified copy of Windows 8.1 and then would have received a key. Is this correct because I did not want to overwrite my many Windows 8.1 applications (some of which are incompatible with Windows 10)?
    Is there any other way to activate my clean install of Windows 10?
    Many thanks.
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