NBR Windows 10 Clean Installation Guide

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  1. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    Was not aware of this, thanks for posting!
     
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    XiCynx Notebook Guru

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    As I was going through this guide, I noticed that it has not been updated in roughly 2 years. But the applications have been. Can you take some time when you have time to give a once through and refresh anything new that might be outdated in here? O&O Shutup10 has many more options and many of your options are moved or relabeled as something different. Thanks in advance if you can!
     
  3. Phoenix

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    I updated it, thank j00 for teh reminder buddy:

    Do not use Windows 10 without doing this.....
     
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    Lynx2017 Notebook Evangelist

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    Bloatware free edition is done permanently? @Phoenix will miss ya mate, ill try to say hi once in awhile and lurk your posts, but im pretty lazy these days haha
     
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    maveeeee Notebook Guru

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    @Phoenix I really love your guide, but is there a way I can "create a copy" of the default windows msi installation before starting the guide? I know it doesn't void your warranty, but I want to play on the safe side and be able to restore the default OS if I ever have to return the laptop to MSI.
     
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    Use Macrium Reflect to image your entire drive to an external HDD or SSD.
     
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    maveeeee Notebook Guru

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    Cheers, that's what I'll do.
     
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    maveeeee Notebook Guru

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    @Phoenix thanks for this guide! Two questions:

    Almost done with this, but why is it recommended to disable automatic driver updates? I'm gonna regret asking this :D

    Also: I did an image clone with Macrium Reflect on the MSI OS and also added boot option.
    Then after that I started this guide. Do I still have the boot option? Do I need to re"install" the boot option? I assumed it wasn't removed and just did a new clone after the fresh W10 installation.
     
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  9. Phoenix

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    There is an MSI Recovery app in your start menu, launch it and have it create a USB flash disk to restore back the laptop to factory should you ever need to
     
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    Driver updates disabled because it is best to stick to the manufacturer drivers as sometimes the Windows Updated drivers are just generic ones, take for example, touchpad drivers, where if updated, you may or not lose some or all of your extra touchpad enhancements. that is just on example.

    Although to be fair, the Windows update drivers have become better and more accurate now to the point where this is not a mandatory step. I never get any driver updates anyway because I always have the latest drivers, see for example the drivers I posted here, most of them are generic and will work for your laptop except maybe but not sure, the card reader drivers:

    MSI GT73VR 7RF TITAN PRO Drivers
     
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