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  1.    25 Jul 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by CmmTch View Post
    There isn't a need to do a clean install in all cases, it's not something that has to be done to get a good, working install of W10. I have upgraded 5 pc's from Win7 Home and Pro to W10 without incident. All previous OS files are intact, favorites, programs, etc...

    If a user wants to do a clean install then fine, it will resolve issues that were there with the previous install/OS, if there were no issues with the previous OS then IMO it's not necessary.
    The PC will just run a lot better with fresh clean software. You can get a real impression and your opinion about that OS. Just my way of thinking.
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  2.    25 Jul 2016 #12
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    please help
    webby i wish you had not hijacked my post with lame advice as i am not trying to clean install
    - i asked for specific help from the knowledgable community
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  3.    25 Jul 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by bam12b View Post
    Thanks Bob - Not sure I understand the distinction but what I did was download the zip file thru Media Creation Tool, unzipped it to my hard drive then burned the image file using the tab in Explorer.
    If you have an .ISO, it's an image of a disk. You can use the .ISO to re-create that disk.

    Or, you can burn a copy of the .ISO to an optical disk. Then what you have on the disk is just the .ISO file.

    If you are running it as an upgrade, you don't need a bootable DVD or USB flash drive. (You have to run the upgrade from the OS that you're upgrading.) You just need the .ISO expanded. Under Windows 8, you can mount the .ISO directly as a virtual disk and run the upgrade directly from that. (You can also do that under 7, but with a third-party utility. 8 and 10 mount .ISOs natively.)

    No doubt I'm being very confusing, but I'm confused myself on what exactly you've done. Sorry.
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  4.    25 Jul 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by bam12b View Post
    please help
    webby i wish you had not hijacked my post with lame advice as i am not trying to clean install
    - i asked for specific help from the knowledgable community
    A clean install is good advice. It also requires more preparation, and work re-installing programs. You may not want to do it, but it generally gives the cleanest installation.

    It requires a bootable DVD or USB flash drive.

    Incidentally, Staples (office supplies) has 16 GB USB flash drives for as little as $5US. If you can obtain something like that, it would be convenient for installing Windows. USB 2.0 would be more than fast enough. It'd be faster than a DVD, even for an upgrade.
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