Windows 10: Best way to clean install windows 10

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  1.    25 Jul 2016 #1

    Best way to clean install windows 10


    Yes, I've read many articles, but what do you think is the best way?
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  2.    25 Jul 2016 #2

    There are only two ways to clean install - boot from a usb drive or dvd.

    or

    Do you mean it's final destination when installed ie on a separate drive, partition, virtual hard drive etc.
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  3.    25 Jul 2016 #3

    I just wanna start fresh
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       25 Jul 2016 #4

    Hello CandleJakk,

    Here's a good method to use to clean install Windows 10 if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  5.    25 Jul 2016 #5

    Quote: "Before you get started installing Windows 10, be sure that you temporarily disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot in your UEFI firmware settings until finished. Some motherboards do not support booting from a USB flash drive with these enabled. "

    Is it really necessary?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       25 Jul 2016 #6

    It is if you want the installation to be successful. You can enable them again after the installation has finished though.
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  7.    25 Jul 2016 #7

    CandleJakk said: View Post
    Quote: "Before you get started installing Windows 10, be sure that you temporarily disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot in your UEFI firmware settings until finished. Some motherboards do not support booting from a USB flash drive with these enabled. "

    Is it really necessary?
    Not possible to really answer as the statement does say "some" i.e. it is conditional!

    So if your mobo does not support them then yes, otherwise no.

    You can try without of course first if you do not know.
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  8.    25 Jul 2016 #8

    It's basically USB or CD recognition, right?
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       25 Jul 2016 #9

    I would recommend using a USB flash drive if clean installing Windows 10 with UEFI.
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  10.    25 Jul 2016 #10

    So ultimately, enable or disable?
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