Windows 10: Factory Reset

Discus and support Factory Reset in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I had some issues with my HP desktop with Windows 10 and needed to restore it to factory settings. During the recovery process it allowed me to do a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by TimD1965, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. TimD1965 Win User

    Factory Reset


    I had some issues with my HP desktop with Windows 10 and needed to restore it to factory settings. During the recovery process it allowed me to do a backup and I have my files in wim Archive format. I am hoping to recover all of my files but when doing the factory reset, it took me back to Windows 7. I received the Windows 10 update a few years ago automatically one day when my system was updating. I am trying to get the updates but the versions of IE is too old to connect to anything and fails. I downloaded Chrome which seems to work but don't know how to get back to Windows 10. I am hearing that the backup files (wim Archive) are in Windows 10 format and will not work on the Windows 7 OS that is now there after the factory reset. Please let me know if anyone has ideas on how to get this back. Thank you.

    :)
     
    TimD1965, Jul 23, 2019
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  2. swat354 Win User

    Windows 10 infinite restart black screen


    Thank you john for all of your help i decided to get the usb my computer came with and factory reset it i didnt have anything that personal or valueable so its ok thanks for the help though i appreciate it
     
    swat354, Jul 23, 2019
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  3. AndreePin Win User
    Windows 10 factory reset

    Hi Charlie,

    We can see here that you are having issues with doing a factory reset on your Windows 10. There are several factors
    why you get the said error and that's what we are going to figure out. To isolate this concern, may we know the following:

    • Any changes made on the computer prior to this concern?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • May we know the reason why you want to perform a factory reset?
    • Did you experience any issues on the computer before you tried performing a factory reset?
     
    AndreePin, Jul 23, 2019
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  4. Factory Reset

    Factory reset

    Hello darrylwelch,

    I'm Independent Advisor and Microsoft MVP, here to help you with your question.

    If factory reset doesn't works, I suggest you to make clean install.

    Please refer this step-by-step guide:

    https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-make-clean-ins...

    Hope this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.
     
    Kapil Arya [Directly], Jul 23, 2019
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