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  1.    28 Jun 2016 #81
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    New York
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    Windows 10

    I already have Windows 10 installed on my old laptop of course, but i am buying a new Hp Laptop with Windows 10....
    After i do the initial set up and register it, i thought it might be a good idea to then do an clean install so that all the manufacturer's bloatware would be removed.... I was wondering:

    1) Can i just download and create an iso using the Windows Media Creation Tool and use that to do a Clean Install on the new computer? (and is that the best way to do it?)

    2) If so, when doing the install, would i need to do a "Custom" install and delete the previous partitions, or would it automatically overwrite using the new install and create a new CLEAN windows 10 install?

    3) Would it be ok to burn the iso while still on my old laptop? I figured it would save some time after i get the new one set-up...
    I will burn restore discs of the original system of the new laptop just in case they are ever needed, before doing the clean install, of course....

    4)Would there be a way (on the new Windows 10 laptop) that i could actually do the clean install of the system without the bloatware, from the system itself, without having to even bother using the media creation tool?

    5) Lastly, is the product key (activation) on new windows 10 computers imbedded in the bios and if so will will that mean the install will not ask me for an activation key?

    Thanks
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  2.    28 Jun 2016 #82

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I already have Windows 10 installed on my old laptop of course, but i am buying a new Hp Laptop with Windows 10....
    After i do the initial set up and register it, i thought it might be a good idea to then do an clean install so that all the manufacturer's bloatware would be removed.... I was wondering:

    1) Can i just download and create an iso using the Windows Media Creation Tool and use that to do a Clean Install on the new computer? (and is that the best way to do it?)

    2) If so, when doing the install, would i need to do a "Custom" install and delete the previous partitions, or would it automatically overwrite using the new install and create a new CLEAN windows 10 install?

    3) Would it be ok to burn the iso while still on my old laptop? I figured it would save some time after i get the new one set-up...
    I will burn restore discs of the original system of the new laptop just in case they are ever needed, before doing the clean install, of course....

    4)Would there be a way (on the new Windows 10 laptop) that i could actually do the clean install of the system without the bloatware, from the system itself, without having to even bother using the media creation tool?

    5) Lastly, is the product key (activation) on new windows 10 computers imbedded in the bios and if so will will that mean the install will not ask me for an activation key?

    Thanks
    #5 is the answer - Win 10 of that edition would install and activate on a clean install...
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  3.    28 Jun 2016 #83
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I already have Windows 10 installed on my old laptop of course, but i am buying a new Hp Laptop with Windows 10....
    After i do the initial set up and register it, i thought it might be a good idea to then do an clean install so that all the manufacturer's bloatware would be removed.... I was wondering:

    1) Can i just download and create an iso using the Windows Media Creation Tool and use that to do a Clean Install on the new computer? (and is that the best way to do it?)
    Yes, you can, and probably that would be the easiest.
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    2) If so, when doing the install, would i need to do a "Custom" install and delete the previous partitions, or would it automatically overwrite using the new install and create a new CLEAN windows 10 install?
    I would do the custom install and delete all partitions, so that you are installing to an unallocated drive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    3) Would it be ok to burn the iso while still on my old laptop? I figured it would save some time after i get the new one set-up...
    I will burn restore discs of the original system of the new laptop just in case they are ever needed, before doing the clean install, of course....
    Sure, it would be okay.
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    4)Would there be a way (on the new Windows 10 laptop) that i could actually do the clean install of the system without the bloatware, from the system itself, without having to even bother using the media creation tool?
    Nope. The recovery partition on OEM-installed systems includes all their bloatware.
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    5) Lastly, is the product key (activation) on new windows 10 computers imbedded in the bios and if so will will that mean the install will not ask me for an activation key?
    Thanks
    As long as you are installing the same flavor (Home/Pro), it will activate automatically. Once a system has had W10 installed and activated on it, you can reinstall as often as you need/want. If it asks for a key during installation, just select "I don't have a key", and continue on.
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  4.    28 Jun 2016 #84
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    New York
    Posts : 216
    Windows 10

    Thanks Guys...that covers all my questions and certainly clears it up for me...really appreciate it...

    By the way, is there any advantage to just run with the manufacturer's install as opposed to clean installing a pure windows system?
    Might i be better off just running with it and maybe going to add/remove programs and if i see a few obviously unnecessary items, just deleting those?...
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  5.    28 Jun 2016 #85
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,604
    Windows 10 IoT

    Uninstalling all the junk, usually leaves stuff behind. It looks like its all gone but files and reg entries can be left behind. Another side effect is, if you log in for the first time with Microsoft ID, all those factory installed Apps immediately get added to your "My Apps" section of your store account. Even if you never launch them and immediately uninstall them. Once that happens they are there forever. You can't delete them from your Store account.

    EDIT: I ditched the OEM factory install on my laptop ages ago and haven't looked back.
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  6.    28 Jun 2016 #86
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,604
    Windows 10 IoT

    The latest rumor is after the 29th, if you haven't done the free upgrade, you will automatically be rolled back to Windows 3.1 and given a complementary, totally free for the life of the device, edition of Microsoft BOB.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 28 Jun 2016 at 17:34.
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  7.    28 Jun 2016 #87
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 40,043
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The latest rumor is after the 29th, if you haven't done the free upgrade, you will automatically rolled back to Windows 3.1 and give a complementary, totally free for the life of the device, edition of Microsoft BOB.
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  8.    28 Jun 2016 #88
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,441
    win 10 Insider

    Darn, wish I had left a comp unupdated, now!!
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  9.    28 Jun 2016 #89
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    Windows 10 IoT

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  10.    28 Jun 2016 #90
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Some on the Windows 7 and 8 forums, would likely say, it could be worse, lol. On the plus side, all the nags to upgrade, and the GWX App will hopefully be history.
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