Windows 10: Clean install

  1.    14 Jul 2015 #1

    Clean install


    Hi

    All the info I have found on a clean install has been about the Insider Preview, when the official upgrade is available at the end of July, will I be able to do a clean install?

    Thanks

    Daniel
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  2. Posts : 3,234
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       14 Jul 2015 #2

    daniellouwrens said: View Post
    Hi

    All the info I have found on a clean install has been about the Insider Preview, when the official upgrade is available at the end of July, will I be able to do a clean install?

    Thanks

    Daniel
    My understanding is if you want the free version that will be available for 1 year you have to get it while booted into a supported version of Windows, either 7 with SP1 or 8.1 [not 8.0]. Supposedly later on you can do a clean re-install.
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  3.    14 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi

    I will be doing it while in W8.1 update but if I cannot then use the downloaded file to do a clean install I will have to do a clean install of W8.1 and update it, but if I can do a clean install using the W10 file, I would prefer to do that.

    Anyone know for sure?

    Thanks

    Daniel
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    14 Jul 2015 #4

    The downloaded file while inside Win8.1 will be the one that Windows Update will use to do an in-place update to Win10.

    To do a clean install, you need an ISO, and we don't know for sure when those will be available -- yet.
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  5.    14 Jul 2015 #5

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    The downloaded file while inside Win8.1 will be the one that Windows Update will use to do an in-place update to Win10.

    To do a clean install, you need an ISO, and we don't know for sure when those will be available -- yet.
    Okay, thanks for your help.

    Cheers

    Daniel
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    14 Jul 2015 #6

    Of course you can cook your own ISO with ESDtoISO. How it will work with the serial number in the bios is something I am trying to find out. Dell site tells me my laptop is not supported by Windows 10, though it came with Windows 8.1 about a year ago.... It is still up in the air...
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  7. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       14 Jul 2015 #7

    The biggest question then with 8 to 8.1 and done then,but will it or won't it this time, time will tell, hopefully so.
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