Windows 10: How do I restore windows 10 to its previous state after a "reset?"

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  1. Aloupha Win User

    How do I restore windows 10 to its previous state after a "reset?"


    Hello,

    My custom built computer started to randomly shutdown or restart, and after exhausting all software/driver checks to windows updates and other software related discrepancies, I resorted to "resetting" my OS, which did not fix my problem anyway. The issue, it seems, turns out to be an old computer I recently bought and had it in close proximity to my computer, and the old computer was causing some sort of an interference. That's my only explanation anyway since the issue stopped after I unplugged and moved the old computer away from my custom built PC.

    At any rate, since it appears that my issue had nothing to do with software/driver/windows updates, I would like to know if there is any way I could revert the windows "reset." I attempted to use the option to restore to and old version, but that did not work (I assume this option has to do with System Restore to a created Restore Point?). I also do not see the "Go Back To An Earlier Build" option from Recovery, and I am guessing this is because I did not "upgrade" from a different version of window?

    So really, my question is, is there a way to revert a windows 10 reset to it's previous state. I am hoping there is so I don't have to go through the trouble of setting my PC back again if I do not really have to. The answer to my question is probably no, but I wanted to check anyway.

    P.S. - I am thinking that this is somehow possible to do because I see a "Windows.old" folder in my C drive.

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    Aloupha, Sep 15, 2015
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    Andre Da Costa, Sep 15, 2015
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    UfaTamanna, Sep 15, 2015
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  4. Aloupha Win User

    How do I restore windows 10 to its previous state after a "reset?"

    Anybody knows how I can do this? Since the Windows.old folder is present, it seems that there should be a way to do the reversal.
     
    Aloupha, Sep 17, 2015
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  5. XweAponX Win User
    I think choosing "Reset" basically is the same thing as choosing "Reset all contents and settings" in an iPhone, it will wipe all of the user data from it, including personal files and programs and Tile Apps. Sorry. I don't think having an old PC next to a new PC would have caused any issues, unless you had them on the same LAN and you were networked, if that was the case, a Virus could have moved itself to your new PC via an "AutoRun". you can immunize your drives from that my making an autorun.inf folder on your main PC, on every HDD. Right click on the autorun.inf folders and set them to "hidden". That way, a malicious Autorun form a networked PC can't write to your Main PC.
     
    XweAponX, Sep 17, 2015
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  6. WhyMe Win User
    Windows.old is only relevant for the 30 day rollback feature of the Win10 upgrade.

    I don't think there is any way to reset a reset. If you don't have a recent backup then I think you'll just have to reload everything and set her up. (I'm about 95% sure on all of this, but I'm definitely not willing to test out whether you can reset a reset).
     
    WhyMe, Sep 17, 2015
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  7. XweAponX Win User
    Would a "reset" leave a "Windows.Old" folder?
     
    XweAponX, Sep 17, 2015
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  8. WhyMe Win User

    How do I restore windows 10 to its previous state after a "reset?"

    Not that I'm aware of.
     
    WhyMe, Sep 17, 2015
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  9. Aloupha Win User
    That's why I am confused, I didn't think it would, but it did. This was a clean install, not an upgrade. Therefore, the Windows.old must have been created when the reset occurred. I checked the create date of the folder, and it is the same date I did the reset.

    An interference from that old PC is the only explanation I think would explain the behavior I observed. If the issue was related to a virus, whether transferred via the network or gotten via other means, the random reboot would persist after I unplugged and moved the old PC away from the computer.

    So, it would seem that I have to start all over again. I don't mind doing that, I was just hoping I could avoid it. *Sad
     
    Aloupha, Sep 17, 2015
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  10. Bazz Win User
    Sounds like you have installed over a old install you need to clean install deleting all partitions.

    Unless you delete the partitions it is not clean.

    Also your other PC has nothing to do with your problem, you have caused this problem yourself.
     
  11. WhyMe Win User
    I think we've all been there

    Don't forget to make a backup / image on to a separate drive once you are all done *Smile
     
    WhyMe, Sep 17, 2015
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  12. Bazz Win User
    Not me kidda, don't think I have ever done a clean install over the top of another install, it just don't make sense.
     
  13. WhyMe Win User

    How do I restore windows 10 to its previous state after a "reset?"

    Nah...I meant having to do a clean install when I really didn't want to...
     
    WhyMe, Sep 17, 2015
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  14. Aloupha Win User
    I am very particular about these kinds of things, so I always do a clean install (format, delete partition, create new partition, install - even though some of these steps are not necessary)

    There's a way to test whether my old PC caused this. I will place it in the same location I had it before, and I'll power it back up to see what happens. If the random reboot doesn't resume, I'd be at a lost as to what caused this problem the first time. I'll report back my finding afterwards.
     
    Aloupha, Sep 17, 2015
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  15. Bazz Win User
    Well the way it is is a clean install deleting the partitions and making it clean, there are no magic fixes for click happy people.
     
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