Note permanent change of meeting day to second Tuesday.

The Capital PC User Group's Northern Virginia SIG normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna, VA. Meetings are held from 6:45 to 9:00 pm.  Meeting dates and locations may change due to availability of library rooms.


Tuesday, June 11 meeting topic is:


On Windows, a clean installation is the best option to remove everything from the hard drive and start from scratch when your device is having performance and other issues. Using this process, you can quickly resolve startup and shut down problems as well as memory usage and apps issues. In addition, you can quickly get rid of viruses and other types of malware, fix system corruption and improve battery life.

If you're upgrading from a previous version, a clean installation is also a good method to install the new version. Although there are several ways to upgrade, they usually don't work correctly, and they may bring unwanted settings, files, and apps to the new installation.

It's also a useful choice to start fresh with a copy of Windows on a new hard drive that you just replaced, or to set up a new device that came pre-installed with a lot of bloatware.

I'll walk you through the steps to properly prepare and perform a clean installation, whether you're upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10 or you're moving from a previous version, including from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.

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