I was given a free desktop PC thats only three years old. It has Microsoft Windows 10 installed as the operating system. The owner who gave it to me said it came with Windows 8 installed and then he upgraded it to version 10 through a download from Microsofts website for free.
The hard disk on this PC still has some of the previous owners data on it as well as settings, customizations and so forth. Whenever I get a new (or used) computer I always like to perform a clean, fresh install of the operating system, wiping the hard disk totally clean of whatever came on it other than just pure OS (without any promotional software or pre-installed bloatware or what have you.).
I would kind of like to put Windows 10 back on it but I don't want to buy a new copy of Windows 10. So I'm wondering what my options are. I'm not really interested in Windows 8 but I'd go this route if I had to. I'm wondering if I can just download and re-install Windows 10 straight from Microsoft's website and do some kind of clean, fresh, install of Windows 10 directly on the PC's hard disk?...
If so, I've never done anything like this before. I'm used to installing Microsoft Windows straight of a CD or DVD disc and have never done an install from a download before. So I don't know how to do that...
Edited by Punchy71, 30 November 2015 - 12:04 PM.