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  • I'm changing the hard disk in my (Lenovo Y570) laptop to an ssd. The laptop is running Windows 10 now, upgraded from Windows 10 Pro. I'd like to do a clean installation on the ssd instead of cloning the current one. Media creation tool has only two options: 1) upgrade this PC now, and 2) create installation media for another PC. Neither seems applicable to me.

    I've done a fair amount of searching on the Web but haven't got anywhere. It's likely to be straightforward or already covered somewhere. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    yd001

     

    Monday, December 26, 2016 5:42 AM

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  • Am 26.12.2016 um 06:42 schrieb yd001:
    > 2) create installation media for another PC.
     
    once you get this media, you can boot from it and do a clean installation.
     
    Mark
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    Monday, December 26, 2016 12:45 PM
  • Hello,

    Also you can download Windows 10 ISO and make a clean install with that. Here is how:

    http://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-make-clean-install-of-windows-10

    Hope this helps, Good luck!

    Microsoft MVP (Windows and Devices for IT)

    Windows Insider MVP

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    Monday, December 26, 2016 1:14 PM
  • Hi ,

    Based on your description, you are trying to replace hard drive. we could create system image backup, then boot into Window Recovery environment, recover this image backup to your new SSD. Here is a link for your reference.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbVT4XQcB1A 

    Media creation tool has only two options: 1) upgrade this PC now, and 2) create installation media for another PC. Neither seems applicable to me.
    If you still want perform a clean installation, you can choose "create installation media for another PC". Once it done, this media will also work for your current PC. You can boot from it and perform a clean installation.

    Best regards


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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:55 AM