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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Insider Preview
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       31 Dec 2017 #41

    Brink, I was not expecting anything to happen but I clicked close to the bottom of my screen and installation carried on. I suppose there was an out of sight next button close to where I clicked.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Insider Preview
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       31 Dec 2017 #42

    Brink, Build 17063 finally installed!! I can't thank you and the other administrators who helped me enough. I had over 50 failed installation attempts previously and had chat sessions with 5 Microsoft support persons who were no help at all. In fact they gave me more work by resetting my PC without telling me, and the last 2 support persons ended the chat session without any warning. One person said Microsoft couldn't help me with Insider Preview problems and referred me to the Microsoft Communities Insider Support team, but they weren't helpful at all. Once again, sincere thanks and a Happy New Year to you and your colleagues.
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       31 Dec 2017 #43

    That's great news Roy. I'm glad we were able to help.
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       02 Jan 2018 #44

    Brink, I'm sorry to say that I was away from my PC for a short time, and when I came back to it I found that Build 17063 was no longer installed!! I am now on Build 16299. I have both a DVD and a USB flash drive created from the Build 17063 link you gave me, but I think the problem is that when I restart my PC the Insider Preview Build 17063 starts downloading. I have now opted out of receiving Insider Preview Builds. Is there anything else I need to do before installing from the DVD or the USB flash drive?
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       02 Jan 2018 #45

    Brink, when I installed Build 17063 before, from the DVD I created, I ran the installation with Windows 10 running. Would it be preferable to boot from the DVD instead? Also, when I was asked where I wanted to install the Build I chose my C drive, but was told it couldn't be installed on that drive. Should I have selected the C drive but then clicked Delete?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       02 Jan 2018 #46

    To do a clean install of Windows, you would indeed need to boot from the DVD or USB (recommended). This way you can follow the steps in the tutorial below to delete all partitions on the disk you want to install Windows 10 on until the disk is unallocated.

    Clean Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    You will lose everything doing a clean install though, so be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose to a different location.
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       03 Jan 2018 #47

    Brink, thanks. The tutorials refer to installing from a USB. Presumably the same procedures apply to installing from a DVD. Is that so?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       03 Jan 2018 #48

    If you have a UEFI installation, you would want to boot from a USB instead. Plus, a USB would be faster.
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       03 Jan 2018 #49

    Brink, how do I temporarily disconnect all non OS hard drives, and then reconnect them after the Win 10 installation has finished?

    Disk 0 has a 450 MB recovery partition, a 100 MB EFI system partition, the C drive partition, and lastly an 854 MB recovery partition. Am I correct in thinking I should only format the C drive partition?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       03 Jan 2018 #50

    Let's see a screenshot of your Disk Management first to be safe.

    Normally, your would delete all partitions on Disk 0 that your installing Windows on until Disk 0 shows as "unallocated", then select this unallocated disk to install to.

    If you have any other hard drives (disks) connected, then you could just temporarily disconnect their data or power cable until finished installing Windows 10 to Disk 0.
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