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  1.    17 Jun 2016 #31
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    Now Available: Start fresh with a clean install of Windows 10!


    Now Available: Start fresh with a clean install of Windows 10!

    Hello Windows Insiders!



    We are happy to announce a new tool that lets you start fresh with a clean installation of Windows. Use this tool to install a clean copy of the most recent version of Windows, and remove apps that came pre-installed or that you installed on your PC.



    This tool is currently only available to Windows Insiders, and will only work on recent Windows 10 Insider Preview released builds (build 14342 or later).



    Before you begin, please make sure you have the following:
    •An internet connection to download the tool and the Windows image. Note that the image is about 3GB and Internet service provider fees may apply.
    •Sufficient data storage available on your PC.
    •Your PC is currently on the Windows 10 Insider Preview Home or Pro edition. (32-bit or 64-bit processor (CPU)) For the latest system requirements, check out the Windows 10 Specifications page.
    •Reminder – like your current Windows Insider Preview installation, trying out an early build (and an early new tool) like this can be risky. That's why we recommend that you don't install the preview on your primary home or business PC. Unexpected PC crashes could damage or even delete your files, so you should back up everything. See the Windows Insider Preview FAQ for more details.



    Also, please note the following conditions for the Preview version of this tool:
    •During the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Insider Preview period, this tool will install a clean copy of Windows 10 from a recent Insider Preview Fast released build. The build installed by this tool is not guaranteed to be the latest build available to Insiders, and at times may install a Windows 10 build that is older that you had previously. Should this apply when you use the tool, you will be unable to keep your personal files, and will be notified during Windows Setup, with the option to cancel. After the clean installation, you can set your Windows Insider Program settings to rejoin your desired Insider Preview ring and get the latest build for that audience. Note that in the future, more recent builds will be made available as the clean installation target, including the official Anniversary Update after it is released. If you are in the Insider Slow audience and do not want to have a build installed that has not yet reached Insider slow, you should not use this tool.
    •Using this tool will remove ALL applications that do not come standard with Windows, including other Microsoft applications such as Office. It will also remove most pre-installed applications such as OEM applications, support applications, and drivers. The tool does not give you the option to recover removed applications automatically and you will need to manually reinstall any applications you wish to keep. After the clean installation is completed, if you experience any missing drivers, go to Settings > Update & security >Windows Update to download the latest device drivers. We also recommend that you visit your PC manufacturer's website for info about updated drivers.
    •During this preview period, we cannot guarantee your digital licenses, digital content associated with applications, or other digital entitlements for applications will be carried through after using the tool, which may impact your ability to use paid-for apps or apps-related content. For this reason, we don’t recommend installing the preview on any PC where you wish to ensure all of your applications and application-related content (including Microsoft applications such as Office) remain properly installed and licensed.
    •Currently, the following 3 languages are supported: English (EN-US), Chinese (ZH-CN) and Japanese (JA-JP)


    Ready to start fresh with a clean installation of Windows?

    Download tool now: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=808750

    Follow these instructions to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 Anniversary Update Insider Preview:

    Warning: Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin and do not perform this on any PC that has applications you wish to keep. See the Windows Insider Preview FAQ for more details.


    1.Run the tool
    2.Review and Accept the License Terms. Declining the License Terms will exit the tool
    3.Choose what you want to keep. If you want to keep your personal files, choose the Keep personal files only option
    -or-
    If you want to remove everything, choose the Nothing option

    Warning: Regardless of your selection at this step, this tool will perform a clean installation of Windows. All applications that came with or were manually installed on your PC will be removed, including paid applications. Apps that come standard with Windows 10 (Mail and Edge for example) will be preserved.
    4.Select the Install button to start the clean installation. The rest of the process will be automatic, but you can cancel if needed while the Windows 10 Setup dialog is still shown, until your PC reboots.


    Note:
    •The tool will download to start installing Windows 10 automatically.
    •If you chose to Keep personal files only, and the build of Windows 10 currently installed is more recent than the build available through this tool, you will later be prompted to choose to keep Nothing, and can cancel if desired.
    •All steps are automated with buttons greyed out. You can close the tool to cancel the operation if needed.
    •You can reinstall your Windows Apps that are available in the Store using your Microsoft Account.


    And that’s it! As always – thank you for being Windows Insiders and make sure to send us feedback on any issues you run into in the Feedback Hub and post questions in the forums including “start fresh” in the post title. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
    Source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...684c511?auth=1
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  2.    17 Jun 2016 #32
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  3.    17 Jun 2016 #33
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    Thanks.. I'll be reading up on this one.
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  4.    18 Jun 2016 #34
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    It appears to work exactly the same as the Media Creation Tool.
    We'll see in a bit!

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  5.    18 Jun 2016 #35
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    this would be fantastic how long will it be before this is avail to the general public currently using win10 pre installed on toshiba S55-C5360 with a load of stuff i really don't want but keeping it on it just to avoid problems will this also remove the MS crap ware as well?
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  6.    18 Jun 2016 #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmesal View Post
    will this also remove the MS crap ware as well?
    Since the tool is from Microsoft themselves, what do you think?
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  7.    19 Jun 2016 #37
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    Microsoft and Apple Start the Fight Against Bloatware on Their OS


    Microsoft and Apple Start the Fight Against Bloatware on Their Operating Systems
    Both companies want junkware gone from their platforms

    Bloatware has always been a problem on our devices, and everyone knows that it’s quite a challenge to get rid of it and bring a PC in tip-top shape.
    ..........

    Microsoft

    First of all, it’s Microsoft. Since it’s installed by OEMs on so many devices around the world, Windows comes with a wide variety of unwanted programs, and removing them is a serious challenge for everyone with average computer skills. Pretty much because removing all of them could leave behind files that slow down the PC or can even affect system stability in a significant way. So the best solution in most of the cases is a clean install.

    And this is where Microsoft comes into play. A recently launched solution developed by Microsoft allows users to perform a clean install of Windows 10 and remove all bloatware at once, without spending too much time uninstalling all apps one by one.

    Currently available in preview stage, the app will go live for everyone next month, when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update launches. It’s built as a wizard, so you only have to follow a few simple steps, and it can even keep your personal files when clean-installing Windows 10. But bloatware can be removed anyway.
    Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/micro...medium=twitter
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  8.    19 Jun 2016 #38
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Take that Dell, HP, Acer, ASUS, etc.
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  9.    19 Jun 2016 #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmesal View Post
    this would be fantastic how long will it be before this is avail to the general public currently using win10 pre installed on toshiba S55-C5360 with a load of stuff i really don't want but keeping it on it just to avoid problems will this also remove the MS crap ware as well?
    "Apps that come standard with Windows 10 (Mail and Edge for example) will be preserved." Even so its a step in the right direction. IMHO
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  10.    19 Jun 2016 #40
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    @Edwin: Yes...let us know how it goes...I am very curious about this tool...Sounds like an easy way to get rid of the junk the Computer manufacturers put on and a clean installed windows 10 without having to make an iso of the media creation tool, when you buy a new computer...

    Would like to know if the results are exactly the same as using a media creation tool iso...
    Also, when you did it...did you need to manually remove the original windows partitions or does it take care of that automatically during the install?
    Last edited by Craig; 19 Jun 2016 at 09:27.
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