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Using the Clean Install Process
5. Click I Accept The License Terms and then click Next.
6. On the next screen you can select either the Upgrade or Custom install.
Don’t even think about it; click Custom to perform a clean install as shown
in Figure 2-8.
Figure 2-8: Choose Custom for a clean install.
7. The last manual step of the install is to select the drive to which you want
to install. After I copy my data to a backup drive, I like to delete all the
partitions on the drive on which I will be installing Windows 8. You can
do this by selecting the partition and then clicking Drive Options. Then
just click Delete. Repeat for the other partitions on the drive, select the
Unallocated Space, and then click Next, as shown in Figure 2-9. This
partitions and formats the drive automatically, and Windows begins to install.
Setup is now fully automated. Files are copied to the destination drive and
the computer reboots a few times. When the install is finished the computer
restarts, and after booting up asks you for your username, computer name,
password, and other first-run information. Congratulations, Windows 8 is now
installed and ready for tweaking.