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Fresh Windows 10 Install on Optiplex 760

Greetings All, 

I will be formatting the Hard drive on my  Optiplex 760 and reinstalling Windows 10 as a fresh install.

I have downloaded and installed the Windows 10 through the Windows creation media method, all complete to a USB drive.

However I have just seen on YouTube that for an older computer it is suggested to download the Windows 10 ISO to a DVD disc for a more clean install.

Could anybody please advise, USB or the DVD medium for the reinstall?

Thank You

 

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Re: Fresh Windows 10 Install on Optiplex 760

I would give the Flash Drive a try, if it doesn't work then you will have to use a Disc.  However as this is a 10 year old product and Flash Drives were not around back then it may require the disc.  You probably should create both the Flash Drive and a DVD Win 10 to have whatever will be needed.

Although Win 10 may work OK, Officially Dell does not support Win 10, only XP, Vista and Win 7 for drivers.

 



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Re: Fresh Windows 10 Install on Optiplex 760

Thanks fireberd I will burn Windows 10 ISO to a DVD just in case I need it when doing the fresh install.

Its going to be interesting if the USB Windows install wont work. We shall see. 

With regards to USB flash drives, no problem using with the Optiplex and also the wireless dongle for the wireless mouse set up no problems at all. 

Cheers

 

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Re: Fresh Windows 10 Install on Optiplex 760

There may not be any problem using a USB Flash drive in Windows, but there may be issues trying to boot from one.  



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Windows 10 64 bit Pro and Windows 10 Insider Program Beta Versions. SSD drives. Cakewalk by BandLab and Studio One 4.1 Recordng Studio Software.

Dell S2719dgf Monitor

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