Windows 10: Computer wiped after update

Discus and support Computer wiped after update in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello My computer had an update last night and so over night it updated. I turned it on this morning and it said it couldn't load my user. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Amy_O'Connor, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Computer wiped after update


    Hello


    My computer had an update last night and so over night it updated. I turned it on this morning and it said it couldn't load my user. I restarted the computer and while I logged in fine, all of my files have been wiped. I have no documents, pictures, downloads or any bookmarks saved on Microsoft Edge. Please can someone help me in restoring my files.


    Thank you

    :)
     
    Amy_O'Connor, Mar 3, 2021
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  2. Wiping computer

    Your report suggests that your installation has suffered some damage which prevents Windows from doing a reset. In such stubborn cases I would do this:

    1. Create a new media installation disk:

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    2. Run setup.exe on this disk.
    It would wipe everything, including your data and all applications.
     
    Frederik Long, Mar 3, 2021
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  3. Cant activate windows 10 after wipe, key is from windows 8.1 that i upgraded from

    Hi Ryan,

    To assist you better, we would like to confirm if Windows 10 is activated before you wiped your computer.

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you run the Activation troubleshooter. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Update & security.
    • On the left pane, choose Activation.
    • Click Troubleshoot.
    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Mar 3, 2021
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    Computer wiped after update

    Forced update wiped my computer.

    I just booted up and found that Microsoft did a forced update that wiped my computer clean. It is now like an out of the box brand new computer save for virus software, quicken, and turbo tax. No pictures, no files, my business is gone, no favorites. Nothing.
    Any suggestions? I am out of business.
     
    DMatch, Mar 3, 2021
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