Windows 10: Windows update wiped my computer

Discus and support Windows update wiped my computer in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I just did the windows update last night and i woke up to my computer needing to reinstall windows. I tried to recover to a past point and was unable... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Impulsekilla, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Windows update wiped my computer


    I just did the windows update last night and i woke up to my computer needing to reinstall windows. I tried to recover to a past point and was unable to due to it wiping my information. Has this happened to anyone?

    :)
     
    Impulsekilla, Jul 21, 2021
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  2. Wiping computer

    Your report suggests that your installation has suffered some damage which prevents Windows from doing a reset. In such stubborn cases I would do this:

    1. Create a new media installation disk:

      Windows 10 herunterladen
    2. Run setup.exe on this disk.
    It would wipe everything, including your data and all applications.
     
    Frederik Long, Jul 21, 2021
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  3. Cant activate windows 10 after wipe, key is from windows 8.1 that i upgraded from

    Hi Ryan,

    To assist you better, we would like to confirm if Windows 10 is activated before you wiped your computer.

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you run the Activation troubleshooter. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Update & security.
    • On the left pane, choose Activation.
    • Click Troubleshoot.
    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Jul 21, 2021
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  4. 3Colors Win User

    Windows update wiped my computer

    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.

    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond Windows update wiped my computer :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
    3Colors, Jul 21, 2021
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