Windows 10: Clean Install Win 10 build 10586 or update sufficient?

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  1.    11 Dec 2015 #1

    Clean Install Win 10 build 10586 or update sufficient?


    I recently received the 10586 update from Microsoft and installed it. Since this was a major update, I'm wondering if I'm better off performing a clean install to reduce possibility of any issues and clutter.

    I have a Dell Lattitude E7440 that I performed a clean initial install of Win 10 on. I then cloned the hard drive and copied it to a new SSD.

    Thanks,

    Rick
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       11 Dec 2015 #2

    I do not believe this will cause clutter as when you originally upgraded to Windows 10. As far as issues hard to say, some do and some do not. If did this clean install need ISO of this build or if a reset will work as good. I like idea of clean install and have done this myself with ISO of 10586 without doing it through Windows update. Up to you if have any issues then do this, for now you should be o.k.
    Link here for ISO http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
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  3. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       11 Dec 2015 #3

    There are a lot of Clean Install advocates. They want clean install no matter what.
    I would suggest you have the iso burn to a bootable media ( if you have not done so), and use it as your "plan B".
    Run the Win 10 as it is now and see if it runs ok. Then you can decide if you want to do a clean install.
    No need to rush things as long as you are prepared.
    Just my 2 cents.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    11 Dec 2015 #4

    Hi,

    Since this was a major update, I'm wondering if I'm better off performing a clean install to reduce possibility of any issues and clutter.
    Having done both I can't say I noticed any difference in this case. Up to you.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    11 Dec 2015 #5

    Thanks. I appreciate all the responses. I will burn the .ISO and leave it as is for now. It is probably my OCD more than anything else
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       11 Dec 2015 #6

    Yep, best bet for now is use the link i provided, download proper ISO burn it to a disc, keep it for backup and repair
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    11 Dec 2015 #7

    Hi,

    Further to the download site. It can be a little confusing in that "English-International" actually is GB English whereas plain "English" equates US English.

    Had me fooled too.......

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       11 Dec 2015 #8

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    Further to the download site. It can be a little confusing in that "English-International" actually is GB English whereas plain "English" equates US English.

    Had me fooled too.......

    Cheers,
    Plain Windows 10 first on the list, after can select language. You are in Hungary, OP is in U.S.A
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    11 Dec 2015 #9

    Hi,

    Plain Windows 10 first on the list, after can select language.
    Correct.

    You are in Hungary, OP is in U.S.A
    Am I ?

    Never knew I could travel that cheaply.........
    You know what, if you can prove to me I actually am in Hungary then I promise to send you a nice case of Belgian beer. Promise.

    That said, I get the exact same page as you do on Tech Bench you know.


    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 367
    Windows 10 Home x64
       11 Dec 2015 #10

    There hasn't ever been a time in windows OS history where after an update/upgrade you needed to reinstall the operating system. That's all this is, an update/upgrade to the OS

    All those "clean install" advocates are IMO going above and beyond the call, if a user wants to reinstall W10 due to a new version, that's their choice, and I wouldn't say do or don't do. I don't think it's necessary in most cases, if there were problems before then doing an upgrade via windows update may or may not fix them.

    A reinstall may be the only thing to clear pre existing problems, and in those cases it would be warranted. Rather than reinstall an earlier version I would go ahead with the most recent version. But if you're not having problems now, I would keep it simple and just do the windows update.

    P.S. I download iso's for repair/reimage purposes, my computer doesn't have a recovery drive/partition
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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