Windows 10: Reinstall Windows 10

Discus and support Reinstall Windows 10 in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I have a laptop that originally had Window 7 which came preinstalled from the factory. I did the free update to Windows 10 and am having space problems... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by JoyceJankowski, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Reinstall Windows 10


    I have a laptop that originally had Window 7 which came preinstalled from the factory. I did the free update to Windows 10 and am having space problems with my laptop. The original configuration of the hard drive is C: 58.59 GB and D: 397.30 GB. I tried to use Disk Manager to give the OS more space however, two large system files Hibefil.sys and Pagefile.sys are on the logical D drive. This laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1764, 2.27 GHz processor, 4.00 GB memory and a 64 bit OS. My plan was to delete the D drive, extend C and create a new volume however, I am unable to delete the two sys files. My question is based on the processor speed, memory and hard drive size does it make sense to try and reformat the hard drive and do a clean install? I do not have a Product Key but I have a digital Product ID because I updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If I can do a clean re-install how do I get a copy of Windows 10 to use to refresh my OS?

    :)
     
    JoyceJankowski, Feb 23, 2021
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  2. MrGenius Win User

    [Solved] Windows 10 keeps reinstalling KB3119142

    I noticed quite some time ago that KB3119142 (Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable Package) kept reinstalling itself for some reason. At least once daily. Sometimes up to several times a day. I just ignored it. It didn't seem to be doing any harm. And I figured they'd eventually fix it. Well...days turned into weeks, weeks into months, with no end to the problem in sight. It dragged on unsolved for at least the last few months. Literally reinstalling itself hundreds of(at least a hundred, felt like more) times in that period of time.

    So I finally googled it a couple days ago. And just got around to fixing it today. Which appears to have worked. And it couldn't have been easier to do. I feel so stupid to have let it intimidate me for so long.*Oops! Reinstall Windows 10 :oops:
    Below are links to the thread that I got the fix idea from, and the official MS support info page for KB3119142(from which I quoted the above).
    http://www.tenforums.com/windows-up...-windows-10-keeps-reinstalling-kb3119142.html
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3119142
     
    MrGenius, Feb 23, 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, Feb 23, 2021
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  4. Monk.e83 Win User

    Reinstall Windows 10

    Unlocked Realtek HD Audio Drivers Windows 7 & 8 (With Dolby Digital Live and DTS Interactive)

    DTS supported natively by Windows 8/8.1 and it should work on windows 10 too just DDL require to unlock your driver .
     
    Monk.e83, Feb 23, 2021
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