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Re-install windows 10 after virus

    Question

  • I was wondering how to re-install windows 10 after finding a virus that had done significant damage to my computer. I purchases the computer originally with windows 8 but I do not want to wipe and reinstall, and start with windows 8, update to 8.1, and then update again to windows 10. Is there an easy way for me to do this?
    Friday, September 25, 2015 4:22 AM

Answers

  • If, and only if your win 10 OS was activated you can do a clean install from the win 10 ISO

    The fastest way to get the upgrade is to download the ISO.  An ISO is like a dvd so to use it you will need to right click>mount.  Start the upgrade from within windows.

    WARNING:  DO NOT USE THESE TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL (until after you have already updated).  If you do you will not be able to activate it unless you have previously upgraded to win 10 and activated it.  You then will be forced to re-install your previous OS before upgrading to win 10

    Warning Running the media creation tool may prevent you from rolling back to a previous OS

    The Official Final Windows 10 download is now available

    Use the download tool to create ISO media to update your windows.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Use Download Tool Now (32bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616935

    Use Download Tool Now (64bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616936


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag


    Friday, September 25, 2015 10:58 AM
    Moderator
  • They'll also help you over here.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update?

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Friday, September 25, 2015 12:14 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • If, and only if your win 10 OS was activated you can do a clean install from the win 10 ISO

    The fastest way to get the upgrade is to download the ISO.  An ISO is like a dvd so to use it you will need to right click>mount.  Start the upgrade from within windows.

    WARNING:  DO NOT USE THESE TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL (until after you have already updated).  If you do you will not be able to activate it unless you have previously upgraded to win 10 and activated it.  You then will be forced to re-install your previous OS before upgrading to win 10

    Warning Running the media creation tool may prevent you from rolling back to a previous OS

    The Official Final Windows 10 download is now available

    Use the download tool to create ISO media to update your windows.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Use Download Tool Now (32bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616935

    Use Download Tool Now (64bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616936


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag


    Friday, September 25, 2015 10:58 AM
    Moderator
  • They'll also help you over here.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update?

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Friday, September 25, 2015 12:14 PM
    Moderator