Windows 10: Reformat and Reinstall Windows 10 Pro - DELL Installation Media

  1.    07 Feb 2017 #1

    Reformat and Reinstall Windows 10 Pro - DELL Installation Media


    Hi Guys,

    We've recently started to dabble with Windows 10 Pro in preparation to deploy to our environement which is currently Windows 7.

    I'm struggling at the first step though. Traditionally, whenever we receive new kit we wipe the preinstalled Dell OEM Windows OS and reinstall with the Dell Windows media shipped with the computer. This is usually simple to do, the partition gets wiped and Windows is installed (after following the usual 'language' and 'keyboard' settings).

    However, Windows 10 (along with UEFI) isn't as simple, as it allows a refresh and some other options which don't fully wipe the drive down.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction as to how to go about a FULL wipe down of the drive, to start from scratch with the Dell Windows 10 disc I have (no drivers, no additional software, I just want it to be vanilla Windows 10 for Dell install).

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
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  2.    07 Feb 2017 #2

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

    Hi both of these may be of interest.
    Of course you can delete partitions and format using the options available. (Step 13 in the first above).

    If you prefer, you can simply wipe your disk first with your preferred partition manager.
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