Windows 10: Clean WIn 10 Pro Install Solved

  1.    09 Mar 2016 #1

    Clean WIn 10 Pro Install

    Got a new dell with Win 10 Pro. I am putting in a new SSD and want to do a clean install.

    Is this the correct MS download?

    It downloads the media creation tool. Then options are Win 10, Win 10 Home, and Win 10 N. I assume Win 10 is the pro version. I just want to make sure.

    If it is not the correct tool, where do I find that?

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  2.    09 Mar 2016 #2

    You want just the plain Windows 10. It will contain both the Home and Pro versions and will either install the version it finds a product key for in Bios or will ask you which version you want to install.
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  3.    09 Mar 2016 #3

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  4.    09 Mar 2016 #4

    I setup the media and did a clean install; however, it appears it does not install any drivers to include network drivers (neither hard or wifi). Is this normal? This is a new Dell precision 7710.

    Previously, I would install the network and most other drivers.

    This one with no network driver installed, it sets up a regular account and not an ms account.

    Any ideas, or do I now need to manually install the network driver?
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  5.    09 Mar 2016 #5

    Need to manually install the network adapter driver. Do you still have the old hard drive? You can boot the computer from that. Make a folder called DriversW10 (or whatever you want). From an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt run:

    DISM.exe /online /Export-Driver /Destination:C:\DriversW10

    That will export all the drivers that are not included by default with Windows 10 and you can manually upgrade drivers for any "unknown devices" in Device manager by simply pointing the "browse my computer" to the DriversW10 folder on the old hard drive (you can also create the folder on an external drive/flash drive).
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  6.    09 Mar 2016 #6

    i wound up installing the one network driver once in windows and then windows update started its thing. Still surprised it did not have the driver. I tired this on a dell M6800 a few weeks ago. Same scenario and it installed the network driver on its own.
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  7.    09 Mar 2016 #7

    It depends upon which network adapter is in the computer. Might also want to look at the display adapter in device manager and make sure it is not Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.
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