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This past Thursday I formatted and clean installed Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which went very well. My system boots up faster than with the Creators Update, and I haven't experienced any bugs or issues yet.
The only odd thing is it created an EFI System Partition on my drive during the install; never seen that before. It's only 100MB though so no big deal.
Instead of formatting I did the update install for my father, and that was frustrating. It took the exact same amount of time as my clean install to just upgrade the OS! For me, I formatted and got the OS, then the MB drivers, then started re-installing software and such and it took me 3.5 hours. Just to upgrade my old man's system took the same amount of time. That's also because the download hung for about 45 minutes and I finally had to force the system to shut down and then resume the update.
My father's also experiencing a few bugs, mostly nuisance stuff, such as needing to sign in twice to get to his desktop (I've corrected with a workaround for now).
So while with the Creator's update upgrading was easier than formatting, it's been the opposite with the Fall Creators Update for me.
My issue with them is generally more with their policies and practices with used game sales, especially when they try to pass off gutted games as new when no other self respecting retailer would sell that as anything more than used. I once went into an EB and the only "new" copy of a game they had left that I was after was gutted, I said I was after a factory sealed new copy, not a gutted one, and they offered to go into the back and plastic wrap it...
Ha, one of the locations that would regularly lie to me offered to do that as well.
If it's not factory sealed any longer, it's not new. Sorry.
Just completed Diablo 3 as a Necromancer. Quite different from previous games. Necromancer is very powerful. I like blowing up the dead the most.
Corpse Explosion was always a blast in Diablo II.
A random Google search will bring up articles that explain why. Here's one.
I actually upgraded with the Anniversary Update last summer first and lost Cortana like this guy did. Even though I don't use Cortana, loosing a big promoted feature of the OS is rather embarrassing for Microsoft.
And of course you need to re-install everything with a clean install; that's the point my good sir! And it's very difficult to download the wrong drivers considering you have them on installation discs or automated programs, like GeForce Experience, that do them for you. For Windows 10 autodownloading, it's going to do that with forced updates anyway; that's one of the criticisms of the OS.
Of course upgrading is easier and faster, but if you know how to format your system and get everything going it's simply cleaner and there's less chance of conflicts from old system files being ported over. Most people won't encounter an issue with upgrading, but it can happen.
And a difference can be noticed, outside of possible performance issues, mostly via minor layout differences.
I never said there was a problem with the registry, I said doing a clean install cleans it up, seeing as how it recreates it. That's true. Over several upgrades though, so many old system files are floating around that it apparently can affect performance and takes up gigs of HDD space. Or so I've read, since I always format myself.
And you only reboot your PC once a year?