Clean Installation of Windows 8 RRS feed

  • Domanda

  • Hello,

    I would like to re-install Windows 8 on my laptop but as a clean install (previously I performed an upgrade and not a clean install). I backed up my C and D drives using the System Image Backup application. 

    I'm concerned that after I perform the clean installation and system image back-up, that my computer will just restore itself to the state it was before the clean installation (therefore making the whole thing a waste of time). I'm also worried that I may lose all the installed software I am currently running on the computer. If these two scenarios are not an issue, I would like to commence with the installation but I need some advice.



    martedì 3 febbraio 2015 00:45


  • If you clean install, you'll loose all apps and data stored on the drive. 

    If you want to install new OS, you can take a backup of your data on external drive or upload your files on OneDrive and install the OS. As far as apps are concerned, you need to install them again. 

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    • Contrassegnato come risposta Rome515 martedì 3 febbraio 2015 02:05
    martedì 3 febbraio 2015 00:49