Recently i've come across an idea that in order to literally commit a completely fresh install of windows is to actually download it off of a external drive and delete any hard drive/ssd partitions other than one. I would like to potentially do this soon but I want to make sure I do it correctly, so here are my questions.
- Do I need to erase all of my files in order to have a fresh install of windows? If so how do I delete all of my files? Will simply doing a custom install and deleting previous partitions delete all my other data?
- Since I'm going to have to do this off of a USB Device personally, should I also install a newer version onto the USB drive since it's been some time?
- How do I know which partitions not to delete once I get to the custom Download?
- Anything else I should know? Or should do?