Clean Install

Forum discussion tagged with Clean Install.
  1. TheFlash1300

    Question Is clean install the same as secure erase?

    If i use the Reset option you can find in the Recovery section in the Settings of Windows 10, will it have the same effect as the Secure Erase option you can find in the BIOS, will it erase all information, format the HDD/SSD, and install a new, fresh copy of Windows, without leaving traces of...
  2. BJordan

    [SOLVED] Clean Install using recovery media or from Microsoft

    So i have Lenovo yoga, i tried clean install it by using the recovery media that i got from like years ago and it always stuck about 80% when installing the systems (it wasn't like this before and I don't know why), now im planning just to use bootable USB that contain windows os to re-install...
  3. P

    [SOLVED] installing Windows 10 Pro on new pc

    Hello, What do I have to do in order to install Windows 10 Pro on my new pc build? I have a retail version of Windows 10 Pro installed on one pc. I built a new pc and want to install Windows 10 Pro on it. I followed the steps listed at MS web site to install Windows 10 on a new PC using USB...
  4. S

    [SOLVED] Clean Install - Fixes all software problems?

    Hi all, If I do a clean install where I delete all partitions on my drive and install windows 10 on a new partition, it should resolve all software related issues right? So essentially what I'm asking if it's redundant to do commands like: sfc scan DISM chkdsk fixmbr And any other commands to...
  5. Naxian99

    Question Windows 10 can't see my NVME while trying to make a clean intalation

    I recently built my first PC. I have a Samsung ssd 970 EVO 500gb as my main and only storage unit at the moment, in which i will install Windows. I am using an external HDD as a bootable USB device in which i have the Windows iso. While i can see and detect my SSD in the BIOS of my...
  6. R

    [SOLVED] Ever since an update, Windows 10 freezes even after clean install.

    My System:- Ryzen 2400G, ASUS Prime A320M-K, Crucial Ballistix 2x16 GB RAM, 140GB Kinston SSD, 1 Tb WD Blue, Internet via LAN cable. I was running Windows 10 Pro Version 1909. 64-Bit. I've been having this annoying problem after recent critical update. MY biggest blunder was not setting System...
  7. michaelscottgilbert

    [SOLVED] Best practice for gpu driver install after windows clean install

    Ive had some black screens which I believe are gpu driver related so Ive decided to clean install windows 10 and start fresh in case there are some corrupted reg files. What is the best practice after the clean install to manually install the gpu drivers? Is it bad to install /update the chipset...
  8. C

    [SOLVED] How to do a clean install of Windows 10?

    so I have all my files backed up on an external HDD, and I have my USB boot drive. do I now have to wipe all the memory from my SSD and HDD?
  9. S

    [SOLVED] Bios Help

    Hello, i just switched my i5 6600k + z170 viii ranger with a 10400f + z490 msi a pro. i made a USB stick with windows on it in order to clean install windows on C. I connected everything from my old motherboard to the right places and didn't add anything new. I left plugged in only C drive which...
  10. KokoAkos

    Question Windows 10 won't boot from new SSD

    So I have ASUS FX503VD, and I bought Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB. Next to ssd, there is 1TB HDD. Of course I want to do a clean install to SSD, but I have some problem. When I install Windows 10 to SSD, it goes properly in the beginning, and the system reboot the laptop. After this, it doesn't...
  11. Loki_TSO

    [SOLVED] Doing a clean Win10 install on a new boot drive

    I just bought an SSD for my PC and I was wondering if it's possible to do a clean windows install instead of copying it on the new drive without losing data (mostly apps/games). I'm asking this because a few weeks ago I realized that my Win10 was completely [mess up] (can't update, Bluetooth...
  12. Elimas

    [SOLVED] Windows clean install boot loop

    Ok so i added a new m.2 ssd in my pc (not nvme). I use a usb key to perform a new clean install on that drive. Everything is going well but when it restarts it’s putting me again at the beginning of the installation setup and if i unplug the usb key when it’s saying rebooting in 5...4..., etc...
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    Question Having difficulty moving Windows 10 to my new internal SSD

    Hi there! My girlfriend has an Acer Nitro 5 laptop (model: AN515-53-52FA) and I got her an internal SSD for Christmas to help speed things up. The SSD I got her is a 250gb Crucial NVMe M.2 SSD, which I checked and is compatible with this laptop model. I installed it and, after a little trial...
  14. clsrunner03

    [SOLVED] Can't download Windows 10 onto SSD for boot drive, just reboots and makes me go through it agian in a loop

    So I recently bought a 500gb nvme m.2 ssd, the Samsung 970 evo and I'm trying to clean install Windows 10 onto it with a USB stick. But after I go through the download process and it reboots, instead of going to cortana, it brings back the install screen. I don't think this counts as a boot loop...
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    [SOLVED] Blue Error Screen (Screen of Death) during Clean Installation

    I just got myself a computer assembled for Office purposes (the Motherboard being a Zebronics H61), but when I downloaded an official Copy of Windows 10 from the official website to a bootable USB using the Media Creation Tool, the Computer doesn't initiate the setup from the BIOS providing...
  16. HonkHonkTheTruck

    [SOLVED] How does Nvidia clean install work?

    Hello everyone So, I want to re-install the latest Nvidia driver and do it with a clean install, but I thought that it might be dangerous to do so if the clean install feature does not erase teh current version of the softwar. I wanted to know if performing a clean install only removes the...
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    Question can't boot from usb for clean install, left with a blinking underscore.

    so my ssd failed in which my OS was installed, hence i wasn't able to boot up with the error 'restart and select proper boot device' i still have an hdd so i decided to clean install windows 10 from usb, made a bootable usb but when i boot with it, it flashes the windows logo and shows me...
  18. S

    Question New Build, BSOD clean install windows 10- I'm stuck help please!

    OK, apologies if this gets long and confusing but I'm sure someone here knows 10000% more than I do, I'm not an expert but I have searched as well as I could for solutions and am still coming up with nothing. Here is my story, figured its easier to scan past non important parts than type in a...
  19. R

    [SOLVED] Clean Installation of Windows 10

    Recently my laptop is facing a lot of problems. So I decided to clean install Windows 10 but I don't have any external hard drive on which I can backup my data. so I have to keep all my data on my computer and install Windows 10. I have three more local drives besides the local drive C. So if I...
  20. Owent10

    [SOLVED] Need space for clean install of Windows 10

    Hello, I need to perform a clean install on my Acer aspire e15. I have a Windows bootable usb plugged in. I've selected custom install. I've backed up my documents View: https://m.imgur.com/a/sigAI3E There's the screen I'm at. I don't know what to delete from here Thanks
  21. K

    [SOLVED] New MOBO, cpu . Windows clean install? help plz

    Hey I'm going to help a friend upgrading his Motherboard , CPU and Ram. We are going to do a clean install, but he doensn't have internet at his new place so he wants to keep a lot of games. Would A clean install of windows 10 with connecting his old SSD afterwards with all his games work...
  22. Surudoi

    [SOLVED] PC suddenly stops booting and shows black screen. I’ve tried clean install of Windows

    Hey everyone, A few days ago my PC refused to boot. It POSTed and then black screened, no Windows logo, just black. I performed a clean install of Windows 10 on my HDD, which worked for about 5 minutes. The resolution was locked at 600x800 iirc. When I opened edge, the screen turned to black...
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    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Installation BSOD at Gathering Files %

    Hey guys, I could really use some advice on how to go about resolving this issue with my new AMD build. So I'm trying to clean install Windows 10 via USB on three different drives, two of which are brand new, and each time the installation fails at "gathering files %" with a BSOD, followed by...
  24. G

    [SOLVED] Ubuntu 18.04 clean install

    So, I have a dual boot Win 7/Ubuntu 19.04 machine. However, the Ubuntu went to hell and I’m about to format & clean install 18.04 (leaving Windows intact). I already have the boot USB, but I’m wondering whether I should format the old Ubuntu partition beforehand and will the installer know to...
  25. M

    [SOLVED] PC running slow

    I have a dell inspiron 530 stock from the store I have not added anything to it. I did a clean install of windows 7 32-bit installed all drivers, and did a disk fragment and the computer is still running super slow, the thinking light on the tower stays not and does not turn off. Doesnt blink...
  26. [SOLVED] BIOS Booting from Non-OS Drive/Cannot Format Drive, Whilst OS is on another?

    Hiyo, Tom's Hardware folks. Been a long time. I'm looking for some assistance after having installed a new MOBO (Asus TUF Z390-PRO) and CPU (i9-9900k) onto a system. After rummaging with the system as it was for a day, I decided to make the decision to do a fresh Windows install (while buying...
  27. S

    [SOLVED] Laptop won't boot from any device after replacing HDD with SSD?

    Hi, I just replaced my Asus k53SD 's HDD with an out of box SSD and it shows up in BIOS but i can not boot Win7 Installation from DVD drive, nor from USB pen drive. Bootable usb pen drive and dvd work fine on my other pc, and they had previously worked on this laptop too. but not since...
  28. T

    [SOLVED] Clean Install of Windows 10 to a SSD from HDD.

    Hi guys, so I just bought a new SSD and want to to move Windows over from my HDD to the SSD but also perform a clean install at the same time. Would this be possible by simply 'resetting the PC', wiping the files and selecting a Custom Install of Windows 10 and selecting the SSD. I'm not really...
  29. S

    Question Winodws 10 not loading from USB on a new built Pc

    Hi all, I have installed Windows 10 on multiple computers before using a usb drive made with the Ms software, but this is a first time I experience something like this. I had a computer built if you think it is relevant I can post the configurations. It has 2 disks an ssd and a hdd. I changed...
  30. J

    Question A CPU upgrade keeps freezing my PC

    Hi, all. So I recently upgraded my main work/game PC from the i7-8700K to the i9-9900K. The PC acknowledged the CPU but it keeps freezing every single time I’m on Windows. Okay, so I might have to reinstall Windows then, right? I then proceeded to do so but here’s the thing, my PC freezes even...
  31. A

    [SOLVED] Do I have a faulty mobo

    Hi, I posted about my faulty pc here a while ago and really appreciated the feedback. Alas, I have another three questions. 1. Can a faulty motherboard cause corrupt system files on a clean install of Windows 10 with USB? Not only that, but I also received a DPC Watchdog Violation BSOD as...
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    Question Trying to clean install Windows 10 and switch OS to SSD, how do I do it?

    I'm about to swap out CPU+Mobo from Intel to AMD so I thought I'd ask around and some people suggest doing as the the title says to stop and hiccups before they happen. Thing is I'm not exactly sure how to do this with Windows 10 in a clean manner so I would like you guys to guide me through...
  33. R

    Question Windows 10 using PC from 2015

    Hello dear members. I have the next configuration: Intel i7 4790k, Asrock Pro4, Kingston 8GB RAM, SSD 120GB, R9 380 GPU. What should I know before installing Windows 10 on this configuration? Any of you have the same configuration and Windows 10 installed already? What should I check or do...
  34. M

    [SOLVED] Clean Install Windows 10

    Hey guys, I've got a pc with Windows 10 on it. The OS was installed a year ago by someone and the license expired after six months. This is not a problem because I got a key for the same version of Windows (Windows 10 Pro) and I'm planning to perform a clean install. My OS is currently on an...
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    Question Chrome not working after fresh windows 10 install

    I recently did a clean install of windows 10 and since, chrome no longer works. Both Edge and Firefox work fine, but chrome will not load any pages, the connection times out. (it can however load google searches.) I have uninstalled and reinstalled and that did not help. what else can I try? As...
  36. rcheulishvil

    Question How to install GPU drivers after clean reinstall of windows 10?

    When I bought new gpu, and put it to work, my screen was black. I had to go into my system from Teamviewer (from my phone) to install new driver for a new gpu. I want to reinstall windows 10 now, but how will I be able to install the gpu driver? Won t my screen be black? I have i5 9400f - it...
  37. T

    Question About windows 7 and windows 10

    I have a couple questions about upgrading to Windows 10. I recently bought a rtx 2080 ti and need windows 10 to run some of the features for games. So, I went ahead and bought an Ssd to clean install windows 10 directly on. Now, my question is do I need to wipe my old hdd that has my windows 7...
  38. How To Windows 10 clean install tutorial

    Windows 10 Clean install tutorial This tutorial is intended to help you, step by step, to perform a clean install of Windows version 10, build 1709 or newer but can be equally applied to earlier installer versions which may simply lack some of the Cortana assisted settings screens but should...
  39. J

    Question is this gpu compatible with my motherboard and case?

    i asked about it few days ago but i didnt get straight answer someone said it will fit the other guy said no. so im asking again. im planning to buy asus gtx 1660 ti. my motherboard is asus h110 plus with an oraman green case that has 270mm long and 7 pcs expansion slots. pls tell me if this...
  40. T

    [SOLVED] Performing below expectations (GPU + memory kit)

    Hey guys, according to userbenchmark my computer is performing way below expectations: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/15929482 Could anybody help me fix it? By the way, I recently upgraded from a 1440x900 monitor to a 1920x1080 one (Asus VG278QR) and my fps keeps dropping in CS:GO (I only...