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RitualWOW

Should i reset windows 10?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello so im building a new PC soon and i already have a activated windows 10 i made it where my activation is linked to my email but i was wondering should i do a new windows 10 install from a usb or do nothing and just plug my SSD in now im pretty sure i have some virus's or whatever since my current pc freezes and slows down quite often so im thinking a new windows 10 install from my USB would be better and if so how do i wipe everything off my SSD and my HDD

also sorry if this is the wrong forum.

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Always recommended to do a clean install.


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Basically sounds like you should do a fresh install. - Just remember to back up your important data

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If you have virus (or just don't know what is going on) then sure - you can install new system. Boot first without reinstating though and check - maybe your current hardware is your problem.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, homeap5 said:

If you have virus (or just don't know what is going on) then sure - you can install new system. Boot first without reinstating though and check - maybe your current hardware is your problem.

how would I delete everything? on my ssd and hdd 

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23 minutes ago, RitualWOW said:

how would I delete everything? on my ssd and hdd 

Don't ask me - I'm not a person who destroy everything because of tiny suspect of a possible virus. :)

I recommended you something else - do nothing at first, do not format anything, boot your system on new computer and check then. It's not that your hardware will be infected somehow, but you'll be sure if your system freeze because of virus or because of your current, faulty hardware.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
40 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

Don't ask me - I'm not a person who destroy everything because of tiny suspect of a possible virus. :)

I recommended you something else - do nothing at first, do not format anything, boot your system on new computer and check then. It's not that your hardware will be infected somehow, but you'll be sure if your system freeze because of virus or because of your current, faulty hardware.

okay thanks for the tip I think I'm just gonna start fresh I got no important files I just use it to game I just gotta figure out how I delete windows to reinstall a fresh windows lol

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3 hours ago, RitualWOW said:

okay thanks for the tip I think I'm just gonna start fresh I got no important files I just use it to game I just gotta figure out how I delete windows to reinstall a fresh windows lol

Is booting old Windows that hard? Just plug drive and press power button - it takes few seconds and requires almost zero knowledge.

It's nice to know is your installation bad or maybe old hardware is not so good. Useful if you want to sell it.

You can always made clean / fesh / very fresh install whenever you want. Even better - made copy/backup of your data using new computer (and old system) will be faster on faster computer.

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