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CLEAN INSTALL AFTER UPGRADE


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#1 jfruch1

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 10:39 PM

I'm wondering what would be the benefit to doing the clean install after the upgrade?  I've upgraded my computers and downloaded the .iso file and burned to a disk just to have it - in case! My computers are running just fine so if there is no real benefit to doing the clean install, I'll just leave them as they are.



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Posted 24 August 2015 - 10:44 PM

You can do clean install of Windows 10 after upgrade to start fresh.

 

Clean install will often fix most PC issues, if you encounter any issues in Win 10 then I would recommend you do a clean install.

 

Doing this will also increase PC performance.



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Posted 24 August 2015 - 10:56 PM

I'm wondering what would be the benefit to doing the clean install after the upgrade?  I've upgraded my computers and downloaded the .iso file and burned to a disk just to have it - in case! My computers are running just fine so if there is no real benefit to doing the clean install, I'll just leave them as they are.

Just leave well enough alone!  AND, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  It's a last resort thing for when or if things are really buggered up & one to rebuild (the OS) from scratch.  It is NOT something to just to casually or as a matter of course w/ some notion of it being use & done solely to improve or enhance performance.

Yes, they are running fine, leave them as they are.
 



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 08:13 AM

Clean Installation is called a  last known resort If you upgrade a major component then yes but its not something that I would do very often. 

 

I would argee with Drew.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 08:30 AM

The only reason I would do a clean install from an upgrade is if there was a ridiculous number of partitions on the drive after the upgrade. I have seen up to seven. I image my disks with Macrium Free and those extra partitions would be useless to me except the EFI system partition, your system partition, and any data partition on the disk. There is also a Microsoft System Reserved Partition that is created on a GPT disk but that is not visible using Disk Management. Cutting down on the number of partitions makes for a cleaner Macrium backup image.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:28 PM

The only reason I would do a clean install from an upgrade is if there was a ridiculous number of partitions on the drive after the upgrade. I have seen up to seven. I image my disks with Macrium Free and those extra partitions would be useless to me except the EFI system partition, your system partition, and any data partition on the disk. There is also a Microsoft System Reserved Partition that is created on a GPT disk but that is not visible using Disk Management. Cutting down on the number of partitions makes for a cleaner Macrium backup image.

Here are the partitions created on my pcs.  I see what you mean about all the partitions - especially on my desktop.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:51 PM

I am assuming the one on the left is the desktop. Yeah, that is pretty bad. The laptop doesn't look too bad. I am assuming the 11 GB partition is a factory recovery partition. For now, I wouldn't do a clean install unless you are absolutely sure you are sticking with WIndows 10. You have 30 days to decide if you want to revert back to your old OS if you have the Windows.Old folder intact and before doing a clean install I would do a complete disk image using Macrium in case the Windows 10 clean install went bad.

 

If I was partitioning you would have the EFI partition, the hidden System Reserved Partition, the Windows partition, and any data partition and finally the 450MB partition. That would be four in DIsk Management, not seven. After WIndows 10 the factory restore partition would be useless if you plan on sticking with Windows 10 as you would be create a Macrium Disk image after doing a fresh install. This would take the place of a factory restore partition.

 

I am not too familiar with the 450MB WinRE partition. I believe this is used when you need to troubleshoot Windows (see below image). Windows 10 will add this on a clean install but you should not need two. The reason you have two is because WIndows 8.1 added one and Windows 10 added the other.

 

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