Windows 10 Clean Installation Guide

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  1. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    @Mr. Fox This new tool called Ventoy is awesome!

    You create just one USB Flash Disk then you can throw all your ISOs on it and when you boot off it, it gives you the choice as to which ISO you wanna load to install the OS so you can have multiple OSes on the same ISO but what's more surprising is the installation takes quarter of the time that the regular Flash disk created by Rufus or the Media Creation Tool! I literally installed Windows in 1 minute!

    I use Supersonic Rage 2 USB Sticks!
     
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  2. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Nice seeing you are happy with the tool:) I can't remember last time I used Moco$lopes Media Creation Tool.
     
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    @Spartan the Ventoy link in your post goes to a foreign YouTube video.
     
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    Thanks for notifiying me! Fixed the link
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I've been using AiOBoot since 2 years. I've Sergei Strelec, HBCD, Win 10 v1809/1909, custom Ubuntu budgie, Xubuntu and UBuntu along with few LiveCD AVs from ESET, Kaspersky and Dr. Web.
    I've deprecated v1809 and Ubuntu now since I'm waiting for Ubuntu 20.04 reviews if its not working, I'll waiting point releases for Xubuntu and Budgie.

    I'll wait for couple of versions of Ventoy since I might be using custom ISO of Linux and Windows so its completely different from Stock ISO.
     
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    Sweet. I was just thinking about grabbing a handful of thumb drives. Now I don't have to.
    Thanks.
    Seems to work great. I tried it with Gparted and my W7 iso for a test. I thought the W7 failed to boot, but I remembered it's flaky with UEFI.
     
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    Spartan, I've been thanking you a lot, lately, but thanks again for your effort on this thread. It's helped me and countless others, I'm sure. Couple questions (after first paragraph).

    New Alienware Area 51m with a reoccurring battery drain issue (while completley shutdown with nothing connected, USB powershare disabled, etc. etc). After countless days of troubleshooting, I decided to follow this guide to do a fresh/clean install. First time through, I still see the battery drain while shutdown, but now it's every day instead of only twice a week. Did another clean install and same thing only now it's 10% drain instead of just 6% drain. The first two times I didn't do diskpart/clean because I didn't know if having two drives in raid would be more difficult to deal with. I'm not a novice, but I'm a little rusty with all the new tech.

    1) is diskpart/clean actually better than just deleting the partitions with the setup wizard? According to documentation, it only removes partitions, as far as I can tell.
    2) if I diskpart/clean a raid array will I need to reinstall the raid driver? It's not on the USB install flash drive I downloaded from MS, so want to know if I'll need it in advance or is it going to stay in raid regardless? That's my guess, but want to be sure I don't screw something up.

    (Before anyone asks, Tech support says my battery is fine and working as expected, so I'm on my own. But we all know 6% or more battery drain in one evening is not normal.)
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The same dell tech support team said, bulged battery is fine to use since dell Support assist doesn't report any issue.
    If you want to check if battery is dying or faulty, just drain till 5% and charge it 90% and then drain it 10% and repeat it thrice and if its bad battery it will crap out very soon. But, during this lockdown I'm unsure if you want to try unless your warranty expires in a month or two even after extension.
    Disk management GUI internally uses diskpart commands so its pretty safe. Double check volume letter and drive 0/1/'x' before deleting a disk or partition.
     
  9. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    1) diskpart /clean is my way to go as it deletes any system partitions that may have existed before, it's also essential for older systems which may have been initialized as MBR but now must be in GPT since they are wanting to install Windows in UEFI and it's faster so why not do it anyway.

    2) Windows has a built in RAID Driver already, you can either load your preferred (ie. latest) driver from the get go or install it afterwards in the drivers installation phase.

    As for the battery drain, did you ensure you do a reset to defaults from the BIOS, then save/exit then re-enter BIOS and set whatever parametrs you want? I always do that after a BIOS upgrade/downgrade and the first thing I do is turn OFF USB Power Share and set the battery to Custom 90/50 charge limit
     
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    Reset Bios, interesting. I hadn't thought of that. But that's why they pay yo uthe big bucks... or they should, anyway. Clean install #3 completed. Now we wait...
     
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