If you are on 7, then to do this you buy a Windows 10 license. If you let Microsoft upgrade 7 to 10 then you can download 10 and do a clean install without buying a new license. This is well discussed so let's cover a common area folk forget about.
Which are drivers and apps. Drivers folk seem to understand, apps, not so much. Most want the apps that add the controls of audio, WiFi on/off and more to get it to work as it did before.
If you want the free Windows 10, you know the drill.
Just wondering if it's possible to store my pix, music & text files in an external drive, and then start fresh with the new installation of Windows 10.
I'd love to say goodbye to whatever unwanted add-ons or embedded sales ware, background stuff that has no doubt lodged in my computer in the last 4 years. I'd be moving from Win7 and wonder if I could utilize this opportunity for a clean sweep, store files external, and then reinstall any software, driver updates I need later. And then bring back the files after the housecleaning.
Can this work this way ??
Thanks for replies !