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  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit

    Windows 10 OS


    Hi

    Now that news has arrived re windows 10 downloads in July can anyone please tell me the best way to clean install and keep a back up copy on USB as I usually fail to keep a copy and then have problems if I need to reinstall. I know this has been stated many times with windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 etc so please take pity on an `olden` .

    Rich

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  2. #2


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Have a windows 8.1 disc or is it OEM came on system, recovery partition ? Some will make a image backup, using macrium reflect Macrium Software
    Sure some here have more solutions for this and other ways as i can see your concerns.
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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Thanks jds63
    The laptop I have was shipped with Win 7 preinstalled and have updated if that's the correct word with Win 8 and 8.1 Pro 64 bit so want to get it right this time. My PC had XP then Vista, Win 7 and now 8.1 Pro 32 bit.

    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Ongoing discussion,
    The Clean Install Question. Reading Between The Lines. - Windows 10 Forums

    I'm hoping to find some answers to this as this will be the decider for me as to whether to contemplate the free offer or not.
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  5. #5


    My recommendation is to use Macrium Reflect to do an image backup of your setup to an external drive. Then, use the option to create a rescue boot CD/USB. Those will give you the means to completely restore your setup.

    As to clean install, the information released by MS so far on the Win10 upgrade notification does not indicate any option for clean install other than AFTER you do the inplace upgrade.

    There are lots of discussions of this on the Windows 10 forums -- and you should go there for the details: Windows 10 Forums
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    most likely windows 10 rtm will be an inplace upgrade.. Just like current version 10130

    was able to clean install 10130 by snagging the install.esd from the "C:\$Windows.~BT\sources" folder

    and then creating a new setup media iso
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  7. #7


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    I would say that too, just like time when we went from win 8 to 8.1 upgrade.
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