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jinal1482
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Dell Optiplex 9020 and Clean Installation of Windows 8.1/Windows 7

Hello All,

I have recently Order Dell Optiplex 9020 with Ubuntu.

Now I want to clean install Windows 8.1.  I know that this is possible on desktop but as Ubuntu already installed How I clean Install Windows 8.1. 

Do I need to set any thing for this into BIOS ?

If I clean Ubuntu does it cause any issue ? 

Please provide your suggestion and steps for this.

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Dell Optiplex 9020 and Clean Installation of Windows 8.1/Windows 7

Follow my Windows Reinstallation Guide/A Clean Install of Windows:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/

You may securely wipe the drive with Ubuntu before Windows installation:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/securely-wipe-your-hard-drive-with-dariks-boot-and-nuke-db...

A Windows 8.1 bootable USB will install in SecureBoot/UEFI.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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jinal1482
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RE: Dell Optiplex 9020 and Clean Installation of Windows 8.1/Windows 7

It means If I have bootable DVD for Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.

I insert into Drive and boot from that drive and install.

Is this work ?

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Dell Optiplex 9020 and Clean Installation of Windows 8.1/Windows 7

It should work with the Windows 8.1 DVD however if you issues with UEFI and SecureBoot see here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Ml1IbVp-8

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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