Windows 10: Reinstalling Windows 10

Discus and support Reinstalling Windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I recently received a PC from a friend. It was running Windows 10, but when I tried to change the user name, the password didn't work anymore. In safe... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Paul2671, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Paul2671 Win User

    Reinstalling Windows 10


    I recently received a PC from a friend. It was running Windows 10, but when I tried to change the user name, the password didn't work anymore. In safe mode, I restored the computer to the last date the friend used it (5/17/18) but when it booted up again, it was running Windows 7 Pro, which is bizarre since it had been running Windows 10 since last summer (2017).


    The friend had gotten the Windows 10 upgrade during the free period in 2017 (so I guess no product key). I tried using the Windows media creation tool to re-install Windows 10, but I get the message "Setup has failed to validate the product key." Is there any way to re-install the Windows 10 that was on the PC before my restore? The only other restore point now is from 2014.

    :)
     
    Paul2671, Sep 5, 2018
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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! Reinstalling 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, Sep 5, 2018
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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, Sep 5, 2018
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  4. Monk.e83 Win User

    Reinstalling 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, Sep 5, 2018
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