Windows 10: Completely cleaning up a win 10 laptop

Discus and support Completely cleaning up a win 10 laptop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a win 10 laptop with some 20 programs installed. I should like very much to get rid of everything and end up with a clean laptop with only... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Tony Vella, Dec 29, 2018.

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    I have a win 10 laptop with some 20 programs installed. I should like very much to get rid of everything and end up with a clean laptop with only windows 10 on it; in other words, bring the laptop back to the way I received it originally. I know that I could uninstall all the programs individually but this would leave a lot of bits and pieces of each program on the machine. My questions is: Is there a way of doing this in one fell swoop with some commands built into windows 10? I am not very savvy (I'm 74 going on 100) so any one kind enough to offer help should please bear this in mind. I do not have a win 10 disc. This used to be a win 7 machine which I had upgraded to win 10. If I took it to Staples or Best Buy they would charge me more than the laptop is worth.

    Infinite thanks in advance.

    Tony V.

    :)
     
    Tony Vella, Dec 29, 2018
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    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.


    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond Completely cleaning up a win 10 laptop :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
    3Colors, Dec 29, 2018
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    Windows 10 infinite restart black screen


    The tutorials provided are just a list of troubleshooting steps. Use only the steps which apply to you.

    Since none of the troubleshooting steps here worked, I'd suggest you do a Clean install.

    John
     
    AmericanPharaoh, Dec 29, 2018
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