Although an upgrade using Windows Update is usually the recommended option, you’re likely to run into issues and errors, which could result from existing drivers and apps compatibility issues, custom configurations, and other problems. When you use a clean installation, you’re deleting everything on the hard drive and installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 (version 2004) that significantly reduces the chances of problems. Furthermore, 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 issues. In this hands-on video, you’ll learn the steps to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 version 2004 on your computer using a USB bootable media created with the Microsoft Media Creation Tool.

How to perform a clean install of Windows 10 version 2004

To perform a clean installation of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004), use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the setup will finish and you’ll be back into the desktop running the May 2020 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. If you want to speed up the install 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.