Windows 10: Reformatted Computer and lost Windows 10

Discus and support Reformatted Computer and lost Windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a laptop that I got a few years ago with Windows 8 on it around the time that Windows 10 was first coming out and I managed to get the free... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by MegaTrainer, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Reformatted Computer and lost Windows 10


    I have a laptop that I got a few years ago with Windows 8 on it around the time that Windows 10 was first coming out and I managed to get the free update to Windows 10. Unfortunately, the hard drive had an issue that caused me to have to reformat, but instead of installing Windows 10 again, it installed Windows 10. I'm not sure how to get Windows 10 back and the Microsoft support is useless since I can't call and the chat is just stuck on me waiting for a representative I finally gave up after it being stuck for two hours.


    What do I do? I'm not even sure if the Microsoft account I used for this laptop is the same one I have now. I have a Windows 10 disk I bought when I built my Desktop, so I'm not sure if I can use any codes from that. My laptop doesn't have a disk drive, so I can't just pop the disk in.

    :)
     
    MegaTrainer, Apr 8, 2021
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  2. Reformatting your computer

    Wrote a tutorial on reformatting your hard drive, hope you like it!

    Backing up your computer

    The usual files we back up are document files (word, excel, power point, porn, game save files, pictures, movies, music ect.) the easiest way of backing up it just to find what your looking for a copying it to a external device such as

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    There are a lot of program that can do this as well. Nero, Norton 10 ghost backup and recovery, Driver genius (to pull existing drivers off)



    Reformatting your computer

    Before you even start to put your cd/dvd in make sure you get the drivers from the manufacture of your device(s)
    example.

    On my system i only need the following sites.

    Motherboard drivers (sound, chip sets and system utilities) ASUS USA
    Video card http://www.nvidia.com (8800gts)
    Sound card drivers
    Step 1

    Insert you windows disc into you CD/DVD drive. Restart your computer

    Step 2

    Press DEL to enter into your bios (or which ever button it is to enter your bios, typically it’s delete), Navigate in your bios to the selection were it ask which device you would like to boot from. Typical order is HDD/CD/Floppy select which drive you would like to boot from. In this case your CD/DVD drive containing your disc. Save your bios settings and exit.

    Step 3

    Press any key to boot from disc, hit a key, Allow the setup to proceed through the blue screens. When prompted hit F8.

    Step 4

    It will scan for previous installations of windows, if you would like to repair windows it will keep all information on the drive, select the previous installed version of windows and hit enter. To wipe the drive clean and start over hit esc, D, and then L, you will be prompted on the screen.

    Step 5

    After you have erased your partition which contained your windows installation select the un partitioned space and hit the C key. Format in the NTFS file system

    Step 6

    Wait

    Step 7

    After it’s done partitioning the hard drive, you will go through the setup of windows, read the onscreen instruction to reinstall windows.

    Step 8

    Finish your installation!


    Congratulations you just reformatted your computer and didn’t have to over pay best buy or circuit city for something so easily done

    If you think something needs changed, please feel free to comment on it and let me know!

    Recovery

    Getdataback

    best program to use. Simple easy.
     
    freaksavior, Apr 8, 2021
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Apr 8, 2021
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  4. Reformatted Computer and lost Windows 10

    Recover or Reformat?

    The reformat won't budge?

    I did what you said and then was told to remove the CD from the CD-Rom Drive, put in the recovery CD and then press the 'OK' button to continue

    So I changed to the next disk but the OK doesn't appear to be being 'pressed'. Yes I have pushed enter on the keyboard which is what I have been using to get me through the other steps..

    Any suggestions?
     
    Kymberly_S, Apr 8, 2021
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