Clean install Win-10 Pro on NVMe


  1. Posts : 156
    Win 7, Win-10
       #1

    Clean install Win-10 Pro on NVMe


    Hello,

    Got a Lenovo Thinkpad P50 with 1TB NVMe and Win-10 Home.
    Made an image and now would like to clean install my retail Win-10 Pro on it.

    What should I keep in mind while installing OS on a NVMe drive?
    Overprovisioning?
    TRIM?
    Win-10 Index disable?
    Win-10 defrag disable?
    etc. etc.

    Thanks for your assistance
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  2. Posts : 25,324
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    nkaufman said:
    Win-10 defrag disable?
    I'll let others more experienced fill in your 'etc. etc.', but the Windows automatic maintenance calls itself Optimise (not Defrag) for a reason - it chooses the most appropriate method for the drive, defrag for an HDD, TRIM for a SSD.
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  3. Posts : 17,438
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    Sounds like the perfect time to try this:
    Windows 10 Start Fresh tool

    Then after the fresh start tool cleans all the crapware off, upgrade to Pro by just changing the product key to your Windows 10 Pro product key.
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  4. Posts : 156
    Win 7, Win-10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    NavyLCDR said:
    Sounds like the perfect time to try this:
    Windows 10 Start Fresh tool

    Then after the fresh start tool cleans all the crapware off, upgrade to Pro by just changing the product key to your Windows 10 Pro product key.
    Thanks. But also would like to move Users folder to Data partition etc. etc. and am wondering if this tool would allow to do that. Know that folder can be moved after Win-10 installation but it has been recommended to do it while installing OS.
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  5. Posts : 156
    Win 7, Win-10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Bree said:
    I'll let others more experienced fill in your 'etc. etc.', but the Windows automatic maintenance calls itself Optimise (not Defrag) for a reason - it chooses the most appropriate method for the drive, defrag for an HDD, TRIM for a SSD.
    Thanks.
    So one does not need to do anything to disable any service etc.?
    What else does one need to do to get optimum performance from NVMe drives?
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  6. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #6

    Dear NavyLCDR: I totally forgot about the "Start Fresh" tool after seeing it mentioned earlier this summer. How long has it been up and available (if you know)? How did you find it? Thanks very much for the page link: I'll be blogging about this tomorrow. I agree with your assessment that it's a great way to de-gunk any kind of OEM Windows runtime environment.
    Thanks again, and happy holidays.
    --Ed--
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  7. Posts : 17,438
    Windows 11 Pro
       #7

    I don't remember when Microsoft introduced it, I think three or four months ago.
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