Clean Install

Forum discussion tagged with Clean Install.
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    Question 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...
  2. Question 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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    [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...
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    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...
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    [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...
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    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...
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    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...
  14. How To How to do a CLEAN installation of Windows 10

    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...
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    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...
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    [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...
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    Question Upgrade without losing software

    I have an old Dell PC that runs an older commercial vinyl cutter. The cutter is a high quality Graphtec and in great shape, but PC is old. The cutter runs off a parallel port and the cutter software is no longer supported. It has Windows XP Professional - Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 2.99 GHz...
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    [SOLVED] Asus Router no wifi & WPS keeps blinking issue

    I have an Asus RT-N10E router. now this is what should happen: power on>power led on>wps led on>after few seconds wifi led on>wps led off. Now what happens is: power on>power led on> wps led BLINKING>'keeps blinking'>wifi led does not on. so wifi radio stays off. Even when connected through LAN...
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    [SOLVED] New Ryzen 5 2600x MSI 2070 Duke 16GB DDR4 Build - Games are constantly crashing and BSODs!!! HELP!!

    I recently built a new gaming rig. Been playing Division 2 and Anthem on it, but those games constantly crash. I am also getting some repair messages and BSODs. I ran memtest86 - 8 passes with 0 errors. Updated BIOS and chipset, all drivers from mobo manufacturer, Geforce drivers. Ran one...
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    Question Asus P9X79 - MemOK - POST - does not boot - no display - stuck on boot

    Hi ! I'm just another guy who bought this board some time ago. I was really glad that had found a mobo which address 64GB of memory and had fun with it for the virtualization purposes. Never the less this mobo is a hidden surprise! It works unless it sudenly stops, the day you need your rig...