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Some surprises reinstalling win 10.

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#1 dannyboy950


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:15 PM

I recently reinstalled win 10 by reverting back to factory state. Not saving any thing.
Doing that I expected certain things to happen that did not happen.

The PC came with windows 8 preinstalled. So one would expect to get win 8 back. However I got 8.1 and then upgraded to win 10. Not a real issue because I never liked win 8 and could never get it to run.
Another odd thing was some of the programs that I installed after the first upgrade to win 10 did not uninstall. Namely 7 zip and a couple of others. They really should have had to be reinstalled.

However as a bonus [Iguess] certain things that did not work before started working like they should.
I reqained my ability to actually disconnect my wireless connection. Snap-To started working and when plugging in a usb stick or device the little window started opening up asking me what I wanted to do with a device. Listing options of what I could do. That function I never had before. I never mentioned it because I thought this cheap almost a laptop just did not support that function.

Personally I have no idea why this all happened and didn't happen. So far it is operating well and I have found no real issues. We will se after the rest of the updates install.

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#2 leithanne


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:22 AM

Glad to hear it, Dannyboy. With all the problems you have had, I think a clean install was certainly the way to go.

#3 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:43 AM

So you did a clean install of Windows 10? The best way to accomplish this is by using a homemade ISO. But as long as you now have Windows 10, then you should be good. Still, make an ISO and keep it handy.


#4 stoneyc


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 11:42 AM

first upgrade windows 10 so it is activated then do a clean install this is by far the best way to go from my expierience

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