Windows 10: clean install of windows 10

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  1. Posts : 14
    win 10 - 64 bit
       15 Sep 2015 #1

    clean install of windows 10


    How does one know that they have a clean install of windows 10.

    Where do you go to see that it is a clean installation of windows 10 and that your previous version is now gone completely.

    I looked under activation and that only says that I have windows 10 pro activated. If it's not a clean installation shouldn't it say that somewhere? ?
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  2. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       15 Sep 2015 #2

    • There won't be any programs installed on the device except for Windows.
    • All settings and drivers will be at default.
    • Some hardware may not operate correctly as Windows either may not have the drivers for the components or did not identify the hardware correctly.
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  3.    15 Sep 2015 #3

    There won't be a windows.old folder
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  4. Posts : 14
    win 10 - 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       15 Sep 2015 #4

    Yes. That is true.

    But later on when you have all your applications running again where do you go to see that it says you have a clean installation of windows 10??

    Somewhere it must say that this is a clean install...
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  5. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       15 Sep 2015 #5

    ve1drg said: View Post
    But later on when you have all your applications running again where do you go to see that it says you have a clean installation of windows 10??
    One takes a journey through the memory centers within the cerebral cortex. Then one retrieves and assesses the available data to confirm whether a clean install was performed on the device.

    That's how I do it
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  6.    16 Sep 2015 #6

    ve1drg said: View Post
    How does one know that they have a clean install of windows 10.

    Where do you go to see that it is a clean installation of windows 10 and that your previous version is now gone completely.

    I looked under activation and that only says that I have windows 10 pro activated. If it's not a clean installation shouldn't it say that somewhere? ?
    Wow nothing more just wow.
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  7. Posts : 1,178
    Windows 10 Home
       16 Sep 2015 #7

    ve1drg said: View Post
    Yes. That is true.

    But later on when you have all your applications running again where do you go to see that it says you have a clean installation of windows 10??

    Somewhere it must say that this is a clean install...
    If you installed programs on top of a clean install, it is NO LONGER a clean install. You may be a little off on what you think others refer to as a clean install. Perhaps you're worried about whether or not your install (clean or not) is properly activated - though you said you've checked that? Please be more specific about your concern.
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  8. Posts : 14
    win 10 - 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       16 Sep 2015 #8

    I am at a loss with your questions.

    So let's forget the whole thing. !!!
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  9.    16 Sep 2015 #9

    ve1drg said: View Post
    I am at a loss with your questions.

    So let's forget the whole thing. !!!
    Because we want to know exactly what you mean by a "clean" install?

    A clean install is when you take a computer with no operating system on it and install an operating system on it.
    An upgrade is when you take a computer with an operating system on it and you upgrade that installed operating system to a newer or different version.
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  10. Posts : 14
    win 10 - 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       16 Sep 2015 #10

    Exactly. That is what I was referring to. A clean install. Using the same words others have used.
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