Windows 10: how to restore my pc to like new again

Discus and support how to restore my pc to like new again in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; i have had this laptop now running for about 2 years and it is starting to show it's age by running slower than when i first installed win10 my verizon... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by corvairbob, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. how to restore my pc to like new again


    i have had this laptop now running for about 2 years and it is starting to show it's age by running slower than when i first installed win10 my verizon is 1903 build 18362.476 i have a 500gb drive and 8gb ram an i5 processor running 2.60 hz.

    i really never noticed this much until about a month ago i pulled the hd out of the wife's pc and stuck it into another pc and then found out they do not like that anymore. so with a lot of help i got that pc to take the hd but i had to do some kind of restore. and now her pc is like new again as it was slow also.

    well that restore must have went and just downloaded another win10 install and it did not seem to mess with any of her pictures or data but it took away all the programs she had. i have a ton of programs on my drive and a double ton of pictures. i did a copy of all the data and pictures and then did a backup onto a 1tb hd using it thru the usb port. took a long time but it finished. anyway if i was to just restore my drive i'm thinking i will get all that junk again and the pc will be just as slow.

    i have in the past just inserted the cd and just did a clean install and then copied my programs back from another drive, but i do not have the win10 cd i got this program over the internet from windows, i have the win7 cd and one day windows just wanted me to upgrade to win10 so i gave in and did it.

    so is it possible to do some kind of restore that will put my os back to like a fresh install and then i can put my programs back and pictures etc.? i'm looking at getting a new 1tb sata hd or even a ssd hd and if i do i will have to put a clean install on that unless i can figure out how to transfer my os and data from the old hd thru the usb port onto the new hd.

    so can i do this or not and if so where might i find the instructions to do it? thanks

    :)
     
    corvairbob, Dec 5, 2019
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect


    In addition to the above. Here's my suggestion in step by step.
    I assume you have Macrium Installed in your current HD and already made a backup copy.
    1. Connect your new HD via USB port and boot up.
    2. Run Macrium, click on Restore tab then select the Backup Image that you made to restore
    3. click on "select a different target disk" then select your new HD as destination

      how to restore my pc to like new again [​IMG]
    4. Proceed to restore then Shutdown and disconnect the old HD and replace with the new HD
    5. Boot up with your new HD.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 5, 2019
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  3. PC Build Steps

    Ok just because I like steps i am going to create some steps. Please give me the stamp of approval/disapproval
    • Install system in case
      • Remember to connect SSD and optical to same SATA ports on motherboard
    • Turn on PC
    • setup HDD
    • run blend test in prime95 for 30-60 min
      • run realtemp at the same time
    • While in Prime95 test
      • if CPU goes above 70c in RealTemp, I have a leaky CPU
      • if my system locks up or blue screens, there is an instability in the system somewhere
      • if my system does not lock up or blue screen, my CPU is not damaged and I am in the clear!
    What do you guys think??
     
    anandsap123, Dec 5, 2019
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  4. Sasqui Win User

    how to restore my pc to like new again

    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Examples:
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Voltages
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
     
    Sasqui, Dec 5, 2019
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