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  1.    10 Jun 2016 #1

    Re Install of windows 10 home


    I got this desktop with windows 10 home pre installed when I bought it from Zoostorm computers.
    I have some small issues with it,As you may see one of my postings regarding problem with the mail app.
    Now my question is if and when I decide to do a clean install of windows 10 home as there might be a small issue with the existing one.
    When I do attack the job will it be straight forward as it has windows 10 installed.
    Will I just need to put the DVD that I made last year when W10 started its actually an iso of W10 or will I need a more up to date iso.?
    During install will I have any issues with the licence number regarding a clean install.Will I need anything other that the upto date iso etc.
    I have a SSD fitted and a HDD supplied by Zoostorm on the SSD are the operating system,All my documents photos music video are on the HDD.
    So all my personal info will be safe.
    Many Thanks.David.
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    W10Prox64
       10 Jun 2016 #2

    menu said: View Post
    I got this desktop with windows 10 home pre installed when I bought it from Zoostorm computers.
    I have some small issues with it,As you may see one of my postings regarding problem with the mail app.
    Now my question is if and when I decide to do a clean install of windows 10 home as there might be a small issue with the existing one.
    When I do attack the job will it be straight forward as it has windows 10 installed.
    I would try a repair install using an in-place upgrade first, to see if your issues can be resolved that way.

    menu said: View Post
    Will I just need to put the DVD that I made last year when W10 started its actually an iso of W10 or will I need a more up to date iso.?
    It would be best to download the latest ISO from MS (either MCT or TechBench).

    menu said: View Post
    During install will I have any issues with the licence number regarding a clean install.Will I need anything other that the upto date iso etc.
    Once a system has had W10 installed and activated, W10 can be clean installed as many times as you need/want, and a key is not required (just skip if asked). The system will auto-activate based on the digital entitlement it has on the MS servers.

    menu said: View Post
    I have a SSD fitted and a HDD supplied by Zoostorm on the SSD are the operating system,All my documents photos music video are on the HDD. So all my personal info will be safe. Many Thanks.David.
    Be sure the HDD with your data is disconnected when you clean install, to avoid Windows writing boot files to that drive.
    Last edited by simrick; 15 Jun 2016 at 07:51.
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  3.    12 Jun 2016 #3

    I
    would try a repair install using an in-place upgrade first, to see if your issues can be resolved that way.
    simrick .........Many thanks for your reply I most probably will have a go at the above (REPAIR)

    Thanks once again.
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    W10Prox64
       12 Jun 2016 #4

    menu said: View Post
    I

    simrick .........Many thanks for your reply I most probably will have a go at the above (REPAIR)

    Thanks once again.
    You're quite welcome. Let us know how it goes, and be sure to ask if you have any questions.
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  5.    13 Jun 2016 #5

    Hi Before I jump in and do this repair.May I ask one other point Please.
    In the settings section in the windows update section there is an option there Recovery ....Reset this PC and gives an option to keep files or remove them.Will this do the same job as the repair that I intend to do hopefully on Thursday.
    I have got all the necessary info ready.Just noticed that other option.
    Will it be the best plan to follow your option as per link you gave.
    Many thanks just finding all options before I get started on Thursday.
    Thanx once again.
    David
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    W10Prox64
       13 Jun 2016 #6

    menu said: View Post
    Hi Before I jump in and do this repair.May I ask one other point Please.
    In the settings section in the windows update section there is an option there Recovery ....Reset this PC and gives an option to keep files or remove them.Will this do the same job as the repair that I intend to do hopefully on Thursday.
    I have got all the necessary info ready.Just noticed that other option.
    Will it be the best plan to follow your option as per link you gave.
    Many thanks just finding all options before I get started on Thursday.
    Thanx once again.
    David
    Hi David.
    The RESET will retain your files, but will uninstall every program that doesn't come with Windows.
    The repair install using an in-place upgrade will retain all files and programs. That's why I suggested you might try that first. Of course, if you don't have much to reinstall, then you could just do the reset, or clean install.

    So, the procedure would look like this:
    1. Repair install using an in-place upgrade
    (if that doesn't work)
    2. Reset
    (if that doesn't work)
    3. Clean install (using a current ISO, with the mechanical drive disconnected)

    Not a problem - ask your questions before you begin; that's the best way!
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  7.    14 Jun 2016 #7

    Thank You Very Much.
    Will proceed on Thursday with the........... 1. Repair install using an in-place upgrade.

    Will have a go.Thanks Will let you know the outcome.
    David
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    W10Prox64
       14 Jun 2016 #8

    menu said: View Post
    Thank You Very Much.
    Will proceed on Thursday with the........... 1. Repair install using an in-place upgrade.

    Will have a go.Thanks Will let you know the outcome.
    David
    Sounds like a plan!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    14 Jun 2016 #9

    Hi.May
    I ask what part of the world are you.
    I'm in south wales UK
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    W10Prox64
       14 Jun 2016 #10

    menu said: View Post
    Hi.May
    I ask what part of the world are you.
    I'm in south wales UK
    USA
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