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Q: Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

Hi

I got a 2nd hand Lenovo Ideapad 100S. It came with Win10 installed but had someone elses profile and data.
(I am not sure if it originally had Win8.1 when it was shipped, there is no rollback option anymore)

My preference is to wipe the current installation completely by downloading Win10 and installing a clean copy off USB.

I also usually prefer to delete all partitions, including recovery because future reinstallations can be done from scratch via USB. (I don't need the option of reinstalling from recovery partitions , the extra space is more important)

I see a warning in the user guide however .....
"Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer. If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start. How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled? WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) -only computer models."

What is the best way to do this?

Install a clean copy and remove the partition by booting off a USB, or should I not do this?
Via Settings: settings > Recovery > Reset this PC > Remove everything, or
settings > Recovery > advanced startup > Reinstall from USB

Which of the above 3 should I do to get the cleanest, barest Windows possible?
My only concerning is the Wimboot warning

Anyone had experience doing this?


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A: Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

Hi larrens ,


Welcome to the Community Forums.

It's a good thing you posted first before proceeding with any clean installation.
Not sure what the Machine Number is to verify the details and specifications of your system.

But if you have a pc with a Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) you may not want to choose a clean installation.
This new deployment of installation is compressing part of a big OS file so that you can have an operating system that can only take small spaces intended for small storages (SSD).

Best option to wipe out previous owners profile is a have a fresh out of the box image is using the Puch button Factory reset (Novo key similar to Item 7 page 1). Simply shutdown the system and use the button to turn on, System Recovery option would provide One key recovery from initial backup to do it.

WIM boot are usually created thru OEM depot authorized by Microsoft . DIY for WIMboot maybe a bit complicated.
Click on underlined links for further review.

Hope this answered your query.
Update us.


Regards

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A:Ideapad 100S Spacebar Key

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A:Lenovo IdeaPad 100s

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A:Ideapad 100S time lag

Hi Sean,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Could you please be specific on the issue.Does time lagging refers to what? Slow booting or time delayed to execute commands or time taken to open any folder.. etc ?
 
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
Shashi
 
Tap that Kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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A:Ideapad 100S Security Config

Looks good to me, maybe take a look at ZAM free as an on demand scanner it is very good

Thanks for sharing.
 

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A:Lenovo Ideapad 100s charger

Hi Rivera,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo community!
 
Please provide the system model number( MTM ) for further assistance.
Note: Please do not share system serial number here.
 
Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
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A:Win 10 Annyversary Update on ideapad 100s

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