Clean up Win 10 laptop

  1. Tony Vella's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17763 Build 17763
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    Clean up Win 10 laptop


    I was given a used win 10 laptop which came with win10 pro preinstalled. It also came with some 15 programs preinstalled (CorelDraw X5, MS Office 2010, DVD Pro 9, etc.). What I would like to do is revert the laptop so that it has win 10 pro ONLY installed. I suppose I could uninstall the unwanted programs by hand individually but that, I am told, leaves all kinds of bits and pieces of each uninstalled program. So my question is: Is there a way of reverting the laptop to win 10 pro only; just clean, virgin win 10 without the usual left-over junk in appdata and registry? Obviously, I do not have a win 10 pro disc and so, I presume, a complete format and reinstall win 10 is not an option.

    I am not very tech savvy and any information, advice, suggestions, etc. are appreciated in advance.

    Regards from Ottawa, Canada.

    I forgot to mention that I have all my personal data/files backed up on two separate external units.
    Thanks again.
    Last edited by Tony Vella; 24 Oct 2018 at 17:51. Reason: Additional information
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Tony Vella said:
    So my question is: Is there a way of reverting the laptop to win 10 pro only; just clean, virgin win 10 without the usual left-over junk in appdata and registry?
    Yes, it's called a Reset.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset Windows 10 to remove everything and start over completely with a clean installation of Windows 10 on your PC.
    Reset Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Tony Vella's Avatar
    Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17763 Build 17763
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    Thank you very much, Bree. Exactly what I was looking for.
    Tony V.
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