How to Clean Install Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879 via ISO Image
How to clean install Windows 10 technical preview build 9879 via ISO ImageRedmond Pie

Microsoft has recently released the Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879 for its users, with a bunch of feature enhancements and bug-fixes over its previous release (build 9860).

As its name implies, the Technical Preview version of Windows 10 is meant for evaluation or feedback purpose only, as it harbours a few untested bugs such as occasional black screen while logging in or when unlocking, some isolated incidents of driver duplication leading to storage depletion, and music playback or skype disconnection while minimised.

Nevertheless, Windows users who wish to get a first-hand experience of Windows 10 can go ahead and perform a clean install of the Technical Preview for Enterprise (build 9879) on a fresh partition on a Windows computer.

In other words, it will remove the arduous task of messing with their existing Windows partition as in the case of normal upgrade scenarios.

Besides, Windows XP/Windows 7 users can also try experimenting with the much celebrated trackpad gestures in Windows 10 Technical Preview by configuring dual-boot partition, during the installation via downloaded ISO images.

Steps to Download Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise

Step 1: Download Windows 10 Enterprise Edition ISO image from here. You will need a registered Microsoft Account to sign into the website else you need to sign up for one.

Step 2: Choose Clean Install as the preferred choice of installation.

Step 3: Complete the registration form by filling out your name, email, location, download purpose etc. Also, select your choice of installing 32-bit or 64-bit version.

Step 4: Once the form is completely filled, hit Continue and choose the language of choice for installation.

Step 5: A message prompt to install Akamai NetSession Interface download manager should now appear on screen. Just click on the link to download the installer and continue with the installation. Note: Do not close the pop-up window at any instance during the installation.

Step 6: Wait until the download manager is installed and then the pop-up window should close automatically. Now, Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview will start downloading.

Step 7: Once the ISO file is downloaded, copy or transfer it to a USB flash drive. To burn the file to a USB, you may use Microsoft's Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.

Click here to see how to create a bootable USB flash drive.

Alternatively, you can burn the ISO to a DVD using some third-party CD/DVD burning software. However, the USB flash drive method is recommended.

Step 8: Connect your USB drive to computer and boot up the PC from this installation media. Follow onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.

[Source: Redmond Pie]