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    maybe a stupid question, but...

    I have Windows 10 installed (Drive C) on a drive with all my setup files (Drive D).

    \What I want to do is go back to a plain vanilla Windows 10 install.

    Can I reformat C and then re-install W-10 and end up with a vanilla install that will register properly without screwing up my Drive D (same platter) ?

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    That's not a stupid question.

    You could unplug the D: drive (and all other drives, except for the C: drive) before doing the reinstall. Then plug D: (and everything else) back in after you have completed the install and everything is up and running.
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    The install will leave D: alone. Why do you think a reformat is necessary? Why not use the built-in tools to reload Win10 and discard everything else - Settings | Update and Security | Recovery | Reset this PC ?

    Joe

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    Well said, Joe.

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    Jim, my "D" isn't unpluggable since it is a partition on my internal platter.

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    I guess Joe because that's what I always have done. Yea...I know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Jim, my "D" isn't unpluggable since it is a partition on my internal platter.

    Chuck
    I reread your original post and came to that conclusion.

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