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Advantage of Clean Windows 10 Install for XPS 8900


Any performance gain to do a clean install of Windows 10? Currently, on 10 Home. I have the opportunity to get 10 Education for a low price through school. 

In addition, would like to load the OS on a SSD.

Thanks for the help!

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RE: Advantage of Clean Windows 10 Install for XPS 8900

Yes there is a performance gain in performing a clean installation. You should feel a significant performance boost particularly after upgrading to a SSD. You will need to use the Academic Media Creation Tool to Download a Windows 10 Education .iso (opposed to the Retail/OEM one for your Home OEM license) once you have the Education Product Key:


See here for instructions:


On this model the SecureBoot and UEFI should already be enabled.

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

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