When there are slowdowns and problems on a Windows PC, it is always recommended to perform a clean installation of the operating system. You can avoid carrying around so many junk files and several programs from the computer by performing a clean installation, which is different from a factory reset. In this tutorial, I’ll show you How To Clean Installation Of Windows 10 from scratch on your computer.
How To Clean Installation Of Windows 10
A clean installation of Windows 10 on your PC is the ultimate troubleshooting technique, ensuring that third-party applications, temporary files, viruses, and malware do not cause performance or compatibility issues.
There are several methods for performing a clean Windows 10 installation (unless you buy a new computer). Check out the steps for performing a clean Windows 10 installation on your computer.
Download Windows 10 and create a bootable USB drive or DVD
You must first download Windows 10 and create a bootable USB flash drive or DVD to install it. To do so, follow these steps:
- The Media Creation Tool can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.
- Remove any other USB devices from your PC and insert a formatted USB drive (FAT32 or NTFS, it doesn’t matter; the tool will start formatting the drive before loading the OS). A USB drive with a minimum capacity of 16GB is required.
- Start the utility and select Create installation media for another PC before moving on to the next step.
- Set the Language field to English, the Edition field to your Windows version (found in the system info), and the Architecture field to your system’s architecture (32 or 64 bit).
- If you want to use the pen drive to install software on multiple devices, you can select Both. We went with 64-bit. Then choose Next.
- The next screen will ask you to select the type of media you want to use: the first option will create a bootable pen drive, while the second will download the ISO to be mounted on a pen drive later with Rufus or burned to DVD.
- Select USB Drive, then proceed to let the program handle the rest.
- The download of Windows 10 and subsequent creation of the bootable USB key will occur automatically and may take a few hours, depending on your internet connection speed. You can still use the system in the meantime.
- Click Finish, then wait for the program to close before properly removing the device.
Install Windows 10 from a USB flash drive
- Turn off the computer.
- Install Windows 10 on the USB drive and boot the computer from the same drive.
- After the installation has begun, you will see the language selection screen. Go ahead and set everything in English.
- After that, select Install.
- The Product Key will be required. If you have an original copy of Windows 10, you can skip this step because the system will activate itself once the installation is complete.
- You will now be asked which installation type you want to continue with. Select Custom.
- The disk drive will appear, complete with all current partitions. To create a single unpartitioned space, remove all of them.
- Choose New – Apply without making any changes to the space you just created (if you want to partition the disk you will have to create the various partitions and set their capacity).
- To continue, click Next.
- The installation process will now begin.
- Finally, the system will restart on its own.
- That’s all there is to it. Configure your system according to your preferences.
- Finally, the clean Windows 10 installation is complete.