What happens as i reinstall windows?

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  • leonaip
    leonaip Member Posts: 417 Specialist WiFi Icon

    it depends on what you choose..

    if refresh, your files will remain intact also the software applications you installed.

    if reinstall/reformat, all your files, settings, device drivers and programs installed will be deleted.

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  • 420ManilaPH
    420ManilaPH Member Posts: 2 New User

    yeah im planning to backup the whole OS as soon as it arrives then i can simply Reformat the whole drive and install windows 10 manually. Wondering if the turbo button will work!

  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 10,569 Trailblazer

    What PC have you got, as you first need to backup all your personal files from the PC and then do a Clean Install of the OS. Give us more details as certain laptops/desktops need certain drivers to be able to completely format the M.2 boot drive and continue the OS installation after a compete format of the boot drive.

    To do a complete windows backup of your current OS, you first need to create a restore point on your boot drive (C:) as without that your backup will not be successful, after and to do the backup, you need to go into Control Panel >Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to back your OS up, as that will do an exact copy of your operating system and all its files, its also advisable to Create a recovery USB drive:

    • To create a recovery drive in Windows 10 or 11 do this:
    • 1. In the search box next to the Start Windows logo Start button, search for Create a recovery drive and then select it. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice.
    • 3. When the tool opens, make sure Back up system files to the recovery drive is selected and then select Next.
    • 4. Connect a USB drive to your PC, select it, and then select Next.
    • 5. Select Create. Many files need to be copied to the recovery drive, so this might take a while.

  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 32,604 Trailblazer

    Without knowing what computer you have, I don't know how a 'turbo button' works on it. Normally something like that is handled via software that's bundled with the computer. A clean install of Windows will not have that software, though it might be available form the Acer support site.

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  • sri369
    sri369 ACE Posts: 2,623 Pathfinder

    Any specific need for why you are reinstalling windows?

    Personally, whenever I get a new laptop I do the following:

    1. Collect all drivers for all devices and back it up.
    2. Take an image of all partitions needed to restore.
    3. Install windows wiping clean everything from a boot up USB created out of windows downloaded from microsoft site to keep bloatware to a minimum.
    4. Post install I go to Acer site for my laptop and download the utility software like nitro sense and install it.

    Windows key is retrieved from BIOS and so windows is already activated. But since i I use pro, i upgrade it with my Pro key.

    And then regular process… updating the Group Policy to my personalizations and privacy requirements.

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