Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:01 AM
Hi, Rocky Bennett & britechguy!
Thank you both very much for the prompt and insightful replies!
When I first upgraded Win 10 to version 1511, I tried to perform it through Windows Update, but due to an incompatible device driver for my external HDD (BUFFALO DriveStation DDR 3TB USB3.0), I had to perform a clean install.
And prior to secondly upgrading to version 1607, I encountered incompatibility between different stand-alone anti-malware software and my real-time security programs, which caused damage to several of the latter, which again forced me to perform a clean install.
This time around, however, I have not experienced anything similar to the above mentioned or another specific reason for having to perform a clean install, nonetheless I guess I will do that now too, as it necessarily has become a chance to starting anew, even though it also is time-consuming.
Thank you very much for the help! The issue has been successfully resolved.
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