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Windows 7: Should I Do a Clean Install?

23 Apr 2015   #31
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

...also, all I have are repair disks.


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24 Apr 2015   #32
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Greg, I've been wondering. Should I do a clean install before Windows 10 comes out? I'm saying this because my hard drive can only hold so much. So, a clean install might be needed before 10 gets here. I have most of my important files backed up to OneDrive "the cloud". I have written down all of the applications I need.
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24 Apr 2015   #33
gregrocker

 

That's up to you Jessie. Only you can make that decision. Just be sure to read over the Clean Reinstall Windows 7 steps and ask back any questions you have first so you're prepared.
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24 Apr 2015   #34
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure. Let me give it some thought. I would like to, but this is so confusing to me. I would especially need some guidance and help.
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24 Apr 2015   #35
gregrocker

 

Are you able to read and understand the steps? You can ask back as many questions as you have for each step and I'll answer them.

But you've said several times now that performance is OK so why are you wanting to Clean Reinstall? If you are worried that your hard drive will fill up then go through and clean up your files, move some off to storage. What other problems are there??
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24 Apr 2015   #36
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I guess I pretty much understand everything. I'm not worried about backing things up, as there's nothing that important on my system. As performance goes, it seems to be okay. But, I have don't have any thing to put the files on for storage except for OneDrive. I hope I'm making some sense.
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24 Apr 2015   #37
gregrocker

 

Just make sure everything is there on Onedrive. If you are using the OneDrive app Unlink it in Settings before reinstall.
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24 Apr 2015   #38
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay...Will do!
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24 Apr 2015   #39
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Now, how do I unlink OneDrive?
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24 Apr 2015   #40
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I believe I am ready. Are you available to help with this tomorrow? Its about to be bedtime here.
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