Windows Insider Program Head Gabriel Aul confirms users can perform a clean install after upgrading to Windows 10
Microsoft has been unleashing a whirlwind of announcements over the last several weeks for both their Xbox and Windows departments. Revealing all new forms of the Xbox One and revealing the official release date of Windows 10. A major part of all these shiny new details to grab gamers attention, to make them take the Xbox One and Windows 10 serious. Winning gamers over on the latest version of Windows has been an important part of Microsoft’s new software focused strategies.
They know that in the past gamers have had plenty of complaints about the Windows OS that they plan to wipe out. Xbox Boss Phil Spencer went as far as saying that Windows 10 will be more PC gaming oriented than any Windows OS before it. A bold claim to make that they bolstered today with a tweet from the Windows Insider Program chief Gabriel Aul. Aul states in his twitter exchange with user @dinchy87:
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) June 3, 2015
The tweet will be great news for users who prefer to do a clean install with each new version of Windows, though they will have to make sure and grab their free copy before the offer ends in a year. The only drawback to the announcement is the lack of details that Aul provides about the clean install, since his tweet suggests that users have to upgrade to Windows 10 before they’re given the option for a clean install. Hopefully this was just a miscommunication and Microsoft will provide clearer details leading up to the July 29th launch.
Offering a clean install adds onto the pile of features that Microsoft is using to target gamers with Windows 10. They’ve already provided details on a host of features geared towards video game fans including an Xbox Live app with an integrated Cortana interface, plus hints from Microsoft about streaming Xbox One exclusives to any Windows 10 device.
Even with the offer of a clean install and an integrated Xbox Live App, Windows 10 still has an uphill battle win over skeptical gamers. They’ve been promised better PC gaming support by Microsoft in the past only to be disappointed. We won’t know how big of an improvement Windows 10 will be for PC gaming until its release on July 29.