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    COMPUTER ISSUES - WIN.10

    I have a Dell XPS 8930 that I purchased 3 years ago. It came with Win 10 on a 1TB HD. After a year or so, I got tired of it being slow, so I purchased a 500GB SSD & transferred the OS from the
    1TB to the new SSD. All seemed to go well except whenever I rebooted, it would show 2 options to boot to. Only the first option would work, which would boot to it automatically.
    That was fine with me cuz I rarely rebooted anyway. Lately however, the system started getting buggy: USB ports not working properly, video files would drag in responding etc, etc.
    What I want to do now, is to reinstall Windows 10 on the SSD drive, but do a better install than the previous. How can I do that properly at this stage of the game ?? I apologize for being long winded
    here. I do not have a recovery option. I do however, have a windows 1o disc from a previous purchase some 5-8 years ago. Should I use the disc or can I extract my present win10 from the SSD ??
    Thanks in advance................
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    Is the original 1TB drive OUT of the system?

    It needs to be out for the new install.

    What Is the Windows Boot Manager (BOOTMGR)?
    https://www.lifewire.com/windows-boo...ootmgr-2625813

    The Boot Manager is where you'd find the second un-needed option and remove it.
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    If I remember correctly, I reformatted the 1tb drive into 2 parts & use it for storage purposes. As for the second unneeded option, that'll go when I reformat & start over which raises the question as the best route to take. Thanks for the input.........
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    Kinda left hanging here?? Should I go with the disc or Microsoft's Media Creation tools ?
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    It should matter. If you have a Win 10 DVD Install disk - I'd just use that.
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    Thanks Steve, I'll go that route.
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    Thanks much jdc, That could help me a lot!!
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