Performing a clean installation

Whether you are installing Windows Server 2019 on a new hard disk or on an existing disk, the clean installation overwrites the existing operating system on a hard disk. Be aware, the clean option requires user interactivity, although that might be more limited than the upgrade option. 

To perform the clean installation of Windows Server 2019, complete the following steps:

  1. Turn on your computer, depending on the selected boot option, and wait for the boot prompt on the screen. The message on the screen requires user confirmation to boot the system from a DVD, USB flash drive, or network boot.
  1. The installation files are loaded in RAM, as shown in Figure 3.4:
Figure 3.4: Loading installation files into RAM ...

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