clean install

clean install

A completely new installation of an operating system or application on a computer. In a clean install of an OS, the hard disk is formatted and completely erased. In a clean install of an application, the older version is uninstalled first. Installing an OS on a new computer or installing an application for the first time is automatically a clean install. Contrast with "in-place upgrade."

The Clean Upgrade
If the clean install is for a newer version of software already running on the computer, it is also called a "clean upgrade."
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Unfortunately, if you're looking to do a clean install with fresh ISOs, those aren't available quite yet, although they should be soon.
Apple then advises to do a clean install of iOS 9 or roll back to iOS 8.
The new Windows To Go feature in Windows 8 Enterprise will allow you put a clean install or an existing Windows 8 image onto a 32GB or higher USB thumb drive or a portable drive and boot it from another PC.
If you are running Windows Vista and are satisfied with how the system is configured and how it is running, you are most, likely a good candidate to do an upgrade as opposed to a clean install.
Windows 7 E was not going to have a browser, so a user would have to do a clean install of the new OS rather than upgrade from a previous version of Windows to ensure no browser was installed during the process.
Make sure that you have installed all of ARD's components, rather than just copied over the application, or the required system components may not be in place if you just made a Clean Install.
Next, I made a clean install of Windows 98 Version 2 to a new directory on a Seagate Cheetah hard drive.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ever since it was all but confirmed that Windows 10 build 16299 is the RTM build for the Fall Creators Update, you might have been waiting for ISO images to be published so that you can do a clean install.
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So far, we have run benchmarks using a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) but we had to test the benchmarks on this machine on the Windows 8 installation.
Microsoft is expected to ship special versions of Windows 7 to European customers, but the versions will need a clean install on PCs, according to a blog entry on Microsoft's Web site.
The SmartBoom easily tees into standard Raven harnesses, allowing for a quick and clean install.