1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    So my laptop is ready for the windows 10 update, but my laptop has been extremely slow lately, so i was wondering if there was a way for me to install the windows 10 update so it will erase all memory/software off my pc and just basically make it factory new? (im not sure if i asked this question in the right way)
    08-07-2015 02:08 AM
  2. Tony Clegg's Avatar
    Yes, there is an option to do this with the upgrade. You can keep your apps/programs and settings or there is an option to basically start from scratch. Alternatively, you could upgrade to Win 10, and it stores everything in the Windows.old directory. See how you get on with it etc. If you are happy with it, you can then go for a clean install by using the downloaded ISO available.

    Remember of course to always back up any personal data including docs, pics, music, favourites etc.
    08-07-2015 02:47 AM
  3. The619G's Avatar
    So how exactly do i proceed in doing this, do i do it after the update or will there be a notification during the update?
    08-07-2015 03:09 AM
  4. Tony Clegg's Avatar
    If you begin the upgrade, there are three options before continuing in regards keeping your data. If you do this, once Win 10 has finished installing, all your apps, documents etc are as you left them. If you run into any problems, as per the post above, you can look in the Windows.old directory, or go back to your previous installation.

    This is what I did last Friday just to get a feel for it. Earlier in the week and having downloaded the ISO I went for a clean install after backing up my personal data.
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    08-07-2015 04:04 AM
  5. eusty's Avatar
    So how exactly do i proceed in doing this, do i do it after the update or will there be a notification during the update?
    How to do a clean installation of Windows 10 | Windows Central
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    08-07-2015 04:15 AM

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