Although an in-place upgrade using Windows Update is typically the recommended method, there’s always a chance of issues and errors, which could result from custom configurations, apps and drivers incompatibility, and other problems. A clean installation minimizes the chances of problems because you’ll be deleting everything on the hard drive and installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 with the November 2019 Update. Also, if you’ve been using the same installation for a long time, a clean installation of Windows 10 can help to improve performance, startup times, memory usage, and fix existing problems. However, if you’re already running a good installation of Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update, you don’t need to perform a clean installation. This time around, the second semi-annual release of Windows 10 is being offered as a small regular cumulative update through Windows Update, which means that the process is faster and doesn’t require full reinstallation. You should only use the Media Creation Tool if you’re upgrading from an older version, such as the October 2018 Update, or if you’re having problems with the current setup. In this hands-on video, you’ll learn the steps to properly perform a clean installation of Windows 10 version 1909 on your desktop, laptop, or tablet using a USB bootable media created with the Microsoft Media Creation Tool.

How to do a clean install of Windows 10 version 1909

Once you’ve created the USB bootable media with the Media Creation Tool, to perform a clean install of Windows 10 to upgrade to the November 2019 Update, version 1909, use these steps: After you complete the steps, you’ll be back on the desktop running the November 2019 Update. You can also check this guide that outlines every step to prepare, create a backup, and start with a fresh copy of Windows 10. In the case you want to speed up the installation process, you can also do an in-place upgrade using these instructions. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.