I want to thank you for your response. The install was almost seamless. In order to do a clean install without upgrading first, you would need to buy a retail copy of Win 10 which would come with a license key. Dash Either way you would need to do an upgrade first. In addition to backing up the individual files you want to keep, you should also prepare to.
Would they be the same? So, that's why I am asking. After doing that, proceed to perform a clean install: Go to a working computer, download, create a bootable copy, then perform a clean install. That being the case, I want to be sure that I can do so with Win 10 in a couple of years. Did you have any trouble with the clean Windows 10 install? Did you have trouble at any part of the procedure? You will lose all your settings, data, and applications. The question is, should I just upgrade it since it's brand new and there's no old data to backup nor do I plan to transfer any data from the old laptop to the new one or do I do a clean install after the upgrade? Just make sure you didn't forget any personal files inside Windows because deleting the partition will erase them. But Microsoft couldn't apparently transform our Windows 7 or Windows 8. Windows will take a couple of minutes to set up everything.
We don't need any of those partitions. You'll probably get all your drivers through Windows Update, unless the laptop supplier has Win10 drivers, and in that case, I would use those. Gather the original installation discs and downloaded program setups to any program you want to put back on your computer. What others are saying make a back up on external drive. If you need any help with that, check out our guide: it will work for Windows 7 too It doesn't matter if we select to keep our files, apps, and settings, or we select to keep nothing at all. Looking forward to the responses.
After we upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft will store our computer's to their servers, and they will recognize it on future installations. Seems like I can't have two different sources handling my drivers. Clean install requires installing everything from scratch. Would appreciate any thoughts you might have. If you choose the wrong edition, your only option will be to perform a clean install again.
Correct me if I'm wrong? I'm thinking that since it's a new laptop, I'd want to use Windows 10 on it. Unblock any international website, browse anonymously, and download movies and Mp3 with complete safety with CyberGhost, : This method is counter-intuitive, time-consuming, and, frankly, downright stupid. Many of us would prefer to have a shiny clean Windows 10 install, instead of. If you have a Windows 10 product key, you can proceed to enter it. After this is complete, Windows will restart one last time. Select your Language, Time and Keyboard method then click Next. So, don't bother getting the product key.
So, the advice to use Belarc or NirSoft or any other app is not just useless, it will create a problem with the activation. Yes, If you are currently running Windows 10 and you do a clean install you should have no problems with the drivers. You see, when we upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8. Thanks again for your assistance on this everyone. Do you intend to do a clean Windows 10 install, even though you went through the upgrade? It's a good idea to customize our personal settings, to ensure our privacy. But having that backup gave me a little more peace of mind.
I've been looking around in the forums and people seem to be having issue with the clean install so I want to be sure honestly I'm also not really knowledgeable about partitions and stuff so I'm wary of attempting one at all. This is actually my first time ever attempting a clean install but I'm trying to learn something new so thank you all for your patience. Please make sure you choose the right edition. Wait while Windows installs When this phase of setup is complete, Windows will automatically restart then reboot into setup again. What has me a little unclear is that after the upgrade I am able to do a clean install of of Win 10 on my machine.
Windows is detecting and installing your hardware. Well, Microsoft doesn't make it easy, but there is a way to get a Windows 10 clean installation. Would like to clean install Windows 10. After that, we select the unallocated space and click next. I want to thank you for your response. .
Thanks again, Fred Sorry for the long delay in getting back to you. Any help would be appreciated. I might have missed some crucial steps along the way so I'd appreciate it if anyone would point them out. Well, you can get a product key from Windows 10, but it will be less than useless. There are not too many such product keys used. Provided we upgraded from a genuine version of Windows 7 or Windows 8. We read and accept the license terms.