Windows 10: Reset This PC doesnt clean install windows 10

Discus and support Reset This PC doesnt clean install windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I read that Reset This PC does a clean install of windows. I waited hours, and when it completed, I had the same loadout as before, with all the Asus... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Johnnymushio, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Reset This PC doesnt clean install windows 10


    I read that Reset This PC does a clean install of windows. I waited hours, and when it completed, I had the same loadout as before, with all the Asus bloatware.

    So, I read Windows 10 doesn't need a recovery partition anymore. I figured since I had one, Reset This PC loaded from there.

    I deleted the recovery partition, ran Reset This PC again, and I got the following error:

    "Could not find the recovery environment"

    So, I can never use reset this pc again? How can I make a new recovery partition, after I spend days manually researching whats needed and removing all the bloatware?

    :)
     
    Johnnymushio, Sep 12, 2015
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  2. How to: Perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10

    I am planning to donate my laptop but need to factory reset it before I do. When I bought it, it had Windows 7, which I eventually updated to Windows 10. I have gone through all the steps mentioned above, opting to removed all the files on the PC. However,
    I keep getting an error (after a couple hours of resetting action) that it was unable to reset my computer. I have done this 3 times. Is there something I might be doing wrong, or another way to do this?
     
    NicoleSpaeth, Sep 12, 2015
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  3. How to: Perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10

    This was useful information, and I would like to know a little more.

    My PC has been very unstable and I have failed to identify the cause. Currently I am getting 13 critical events and 90 other "Errors" in 24 hours. I decided it was time to reinstall Windows 10. Or maybe use the reset described above. But will either of these
    really give me a clean start with Windows 10, or will I be in the same state I'm in today?

    I first installed Windows 10 during the period for free upgrades from Windows 7.
     
    Ronald McLaren, Sep 12, 2015
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Reset This PC doesnt clean install windows 10

    NavyLCDR, Sep 12, 2015
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  5. I don't have a recovery CD.

    Why didn't Reset this PC put Windows 10 back to its "pristine" state?
     
    Johnnymushio, Sep 12, 2015
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  6. Cliff S New Member
    Cliff S, Sep 12, 2015
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  7. The only way to clean install is with a USB drive?
     
    Johnnymushio, Sep 12, 2015
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  8. Cliff S New Member

    Reset This PC doesnt clean install windows 10

    Or a DVD. Read the tutorial thoroughly thru and don't just scan(you could otherwise miss something important). Once you have an install media created, If can also be used for Repair Installs, running DISM through it, moving your user profile to a second internal disk if you have two and one is an SSD, and a few other things.
     
    Cliff S, Sep 12, 2015
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  9. Cliff S New Member
    Cliff S, Sep 12, 2015
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  10. Why would deleting the recovering partition break Reset this PC? I thought Windows 10 had no need for a recovery partition.
     
    Johnnymushio, Sep 12, 2015
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  11. Cliff S New Member
    There's a difference between a "recovery partition" and a "recovery image partition".
     
    Cliff S, Apr 4, 2018
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