The best way to upgrade to Windows 10 November 2019 Update without any problems is to perform a clean installation. Let’s see why this is actually the case, and how to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 version 1909.
The Windows 10 November 2019 Update is now available for download and installation on November 12, 2019. If you want to avoid potential problems, it is best to perform a clean installation of the system.
Although updating using Windows Update is the easiest way to install version 1909, there is a chance that you will encounter problems and errors that result from incompatible software and drivers, configuration problems, etc. A clean installation of the system minimizes the risk run into problems because in this case all data is deleted on the hard drive and a new copy of Windows 10 November 2019 Update is installed.
In addition, if you use one installation for a long time, then a clean installation of Windows 10 can improve performance, boot time, memory consumption and fix many existing problems.
To create a bootable drive, it is recommended to use the official Microsoft tool – Media Creation Tool.
How to perform a clean install of Windows 10 (version 1909)
After creating a bootable USB drive, you can proceed with a clean installation of Windows 10:
Insert the Windows 10 bootable drive and start the PC.
Press any key to start the installation process.
On the Windows Activation screen, click the link I don’t have a product key if you reinstall the system (after installation, Windows 10 will automatically re-activate).
Select the operating system you want to install and click Next.
Check the box. I accept the terms of the license, having read the license agreement. and click Next.
Select the installation type Custom: Windows installation only (for advanced users).
On the screen Where do you want to install Windows? select the partition on your hard drive or SSD where you want to install Windows 10, and click the Uninstall button. Typically, installation is performed on “Disk 0
Select Unallocated space on drive 0 to install Windows 10, and then click Next.
Wait until the installation of Windows 10. The computer will restart several times.
Select your region on the first page of the preset wizard after completing the installation procedure and click Yes.
If your device uses a wired Ethernet connection, then your computer will connect to the network automatically. If you are using a wireless connection, then you will have to configure it manually by entering Wi-Fi network information.
On the Select Setup Method screen, select the Configure for personal use option and click Next.
Enter your Microsoft account email / phone or Skype account. You can also select Offline Account if you do not want to create a Microsoft account.
Set up your account.
Set a password.
And configure additional security settings (security questions).
Choose the privacy options that suit you best and click the Accept button.
Wait for the account setup to complete. This may take several minutes.
After installation, check for the latest cumulative updates through Windows Update. To check and install, go to Settings > Update and Security and click Check for Updates.
Tip. To quickly find out the version number of Windows 10, enter winver in the search bar, press Enter, and you will see a dialog box with information about the current version of the OS.