The only reinstalls I did, was to get rid of the cruft from Win7 and Win8 on both of my PCs after RTM, and I had the Digital entitlement.
even when I was using Win7 on my laptop, I had reimaged quite a bit, but the "install" was always the same one, 5 years long.
Years ago back on our sister site Seven Forums I got quite some negative feedback as an in-place upgrade advocate. I saw, still don't see anything wrong in in-place upgrade as a concept but back when main Windows operating systems in use were Windows XP, Vista and Seven recommending in-place upgrade was seen almost as blasphemy, the ultimate evil which would automatically lead to issues and problems.
To defend my stand I even wrote this short guide: A simple guide to a successful in-place upgrade - Windows 7 Help Forums. After writing it my VM and PM were filled with negative feedback, which then calmed down until I wrote this a year later: Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums.
I've been really amused to see how, not naming anyone, the same old school geeks criticizing me back then now tell how they use in-place upgrade almost exclusively, clean installing new builds as seldom as possible.
There's nothing wrong in in-place upgrade. It doubles as repair install, upgrading to new build fixing most of the underlying issues in old build.
Let the negative feedback come
Last edited by Kari; 14 Aug 2016 at 04:55. Reason: Links fixed. Instead of two links, had one posted twice.
No negative feedback on that one from me !!!
Just mount the ISO start the process, take a shower & shave, start the coffee machine, come back to the PC and check your settings
With most of the 14.xxx Builds, I've had better luck with an upgrade than a clean install, as far as things working properly and things remaining intact, so to speak.
In conclusion I know others use the insider build as their daily OS with no issues.