Microsoft Confirms You Can Clean Install Windows 1. After Upgrading. This is one question that a lot of people have been asking, and Gabe Aul, the head of the Windows Insider program, finally answered it on Twitter today. Credit goes to Brad Sams at Neowin for catching this since it was a reply to another tweet. Gabe states: Once you upgrade W1. Windows 1. 0 on same device any time. There’s not a lot else to be said, but he also said they are working on some more information to make this more clear.
What it does mean is that in order to get the free upgrade, you need to upgrade from an eligible device, and once done, you can then blow that away and do a clean install. I guess we’re not sure yet if that means you can do a reset using the Windows Recovery tools, or if you can actually start with a new hard drive or ISO in order to do the clean install. Hopefully we’ll get the final bit of clarification on this soon, but since this is one of the most asked questions that I have seen, I felt it was worth letting everyone know. Source: Gabe Aul via Neowin.
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Windows 1. 0 can be clean installed during and after free upgrade. Questions about how the Windows 1. July are all over social media and popular tech websites. This may feel very familiar because the same thing happened as the Windows 8. Update was being released in the fall of 2. It has also come up when new versions of Windows are being released that are not being offered for free.
How to do a Clean Install of Windows 10. upgraded to Windows 10 and want a fresh install. assuming that you can still activate after a clean install. CNET Top 5; CNET Update. This is possible to do both after you've already upgraded to Windows 10 and. have a truly fresh Windows 10 install).
Maybe it is a good thing that Windows 1. Windows because this cycle may finally come to an end. The questions being asked are good ones as well and make sense. There is concern about being able to clean install Windows 1. Windows 7 and 8. 1.
Will I be able to clean install at the moment of upgrade once a license for Windows 7 and 8. Will I be able to clean install Windows 1. Most of the questions out there are about clean installs and this stems from past experiences upgrading older versions of Windows. Prior to Windows 8, upgrades from one Windows OS to another always seemed to leave behind baggage and issues. Most enthusiasts/prosumers preferred to just reformat their system and then install the new OS on a fresh hard drive - in other words clean.
Of course, those were also the days when we received a Windows installation disc with our computers and not recovery discs that we sometimes had to create ourselves. You might remember how this worked back then for a straight forward OS upgrade. The new OS installation disc went into the system and began the process. Then the user was asked to insert the installation disc of the previous version of Windows into the CD/DVD drive to validate that you had the previous version of the OS. After that was successful you then put the new OS install disc back in the drive and continued the installation.
Things began to change with the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8. This free update, which came out just one year after Windows 8 was released, was offered through the new Windows Store and not with a digital ISO download. That meant installing the update on top of Windows 8 itself. In the process of this update a new version of the OS was installed and the previous Windows 8 install was moved to a folder called Windows. Since your apps, settings and files were carried over that info was imported from the previous install.
What many did not realize that this upgrade was in fact a clean install of Windows. Windows 8 also introduced two new features for dealing with system related issues - Reset and Refresh. Reset meant all of your information was removed from the system and the OS was returned to its Out of the Box state requiring you to go through the setup process again including the reinstallation of your apps and desktop programs. By using a Microsoft account this process is much easier because you can sync those settings across devices to get back to your original state quickly.
Refresh on the other hand retained all of your files, reinstalled your apps but reset Windows settings to clear up any configuration related issues you might be experiencing. Any desktop related apps had to be reinstalled separately. There was no need to go back through the entire setup process to get logged in as your account was still on the machine. In the latest Windows 1.
Insider Preview it only has the Reset entry however, options under it allow you to keep your files or to remove all files and reinstall Windows. Since logging in with your Microsoft account syncs settings and apps there is no longer a need for those to be saved during the process.
This option gives you an opportunity to get a fresh start with Windows 1. In fact, I have used the Reset option on each new Windows Insider Preview build over the last six weeks or so with great success for testing purposes. On 2. 9 July users of Windows 7 and 8. Windows 1. 0 upgrade through Windows Update much in the same way it has worked for Windows Insider builds. For those who use the Get Windows App and reserve their copy of Windows 1.