Windows 10: Reinstalling Window 10 to clean PC

  1.    19 Dec 2015 #1

    Reinstalling Window 10 to clean PC


    Hi everyone,

    I freely upgraded to window 10 from window 8.1. I updated and running latest build of Window 10 and on activation page it say window is activated with digital entitlement . I had only one partition window C wheer window was installed and i created another partition F where i did put all my personal files. I want to clean drive C of PC where window and all applications are installed. Is there any programme to backup some applications i.e microsoft office and to remove all stuffs in drive C other than window 10. If not how to re-install window 10? If i use reset PC option in recovery then would i need any bootbale USB with window 10 on it? would it ask for any key to activate? I just want to reset C drive of PC with only activated window 10? Would be great if some expert guide me..thanks
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  2.    19 Dec 2015 #2

    If you select the custom install option during the install you can use disk tolls to delete any and all the partitions you want to. Then partition the drive or just leave it blank. If you install to the unallocated space Windows will create the partitions it needs automatically. You'll have to reinstall and programs like Office etc. And you'll want to save any files you don't want to lose to external media. If you have all your user files on a separate partition, just leave the partition alone and don't delete it.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  3.    19 Dec 2015 #3

    Forgot to mention, if its already activated with a digital entitlement you just click skip when asked for a key and it will activate with that same digital entitlement on a clean install. As long as you install the correct version. Install the same version you got via the free upgrade and all will be fine.
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  4.    19 Dec 2015 #4

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Forgot to mention, if its already activated with a digital entitlement you just click skip when asked for a key and it will activate with that same digital entitlement on a clean install. As long as you install the correct version. Install the same version you got via the free upgrade and all will be fine.
    Thanks alphanumeric. If i clean install window using reset option in recovery. would i need ISO of window 10 or computer will reinstall window 10 automatically after deleting/cleaning stuffs ?
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  5.    19 Dec 2015 #5

    I don't think you need physical media for reset. I haven't done it in a long time. If it does just quit/exit out.
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