Windows 10: Windows updated to a fresh install, wiped all data from attached drives

Discus and support Windows updated to a fresh install, wiped all data from attached drives in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Last Friday, now Wednesday I was working on my machine, looked away then I noticed windows at a 24% install. Hmm. When I let it finish, Cortana started... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JS_1870, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. JS_1870 Win User

    Windows updated to a fresh install, wiped all data from attached drives


    Last Friday, now Wednesday I was working on my machine, looked away then I noticed windows at a 24% install. Hmm. When I let it finish, Cortana started asking all the new install questions which really made me start to worry. Sure enough after clicking through, with no option to go back, I discovered my C: had a brand-spanking-new-fresh install of window and NONE of my data was there. This is includes photos and all of my personal data on my D: and E: drives. 2TB, All gone.First question: Why and how could this happen without my expressed approval?Second, was this a virus? I'm not awar

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    JS_1870, Jun 22, 2022
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    Windows 7 update help needed

    They've changed that with Vista and Win7, it now looks on the hard drive for a qualifying previous OS and won't accept just the CD.

    However, as I said, booting from the Upgrade disc still lets you wipe the drive clean and do a fresh install.
     
    newtekie1, Jun 22, 2022
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  3. more123 Win User
    Fresh windows install help.

    Hi.
    I have Samsung Series 7 NP7005ZA-S0AUS laptop pc. I decided to do a fresh windows install so I used a flash drive to re-install windows (I formatted the hard drive at the begnining of the installation). When the laptop booted first time in the installation process, I got a screen saying boot menu but it's empty. I clicked alt+ctl+de, the laptop restarts and gets me back to the same screen. I entered the bios and made sure the hd is on the top of the list and save/restarted but same issue. I tried loading bios default settings and that did not help either. I noticed in the boot menu that there are exclamation marks next to the HD and the SATA DVD drives, not sure what that means but they were not there before. I honestly think a bios update can do the trick but there is no way to upgrade the bios of a samsung laptop without Windows like my case so I am stuck.
    Any help will be very much appreciated.
    Notice: The hard drive has 8GB msata built in.
     
    more123, Jun 22, 2022
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  4. Windows updated to a fresh install, wiped all data from attached drives

    Windows 7 wont install drivers

    +1

    If you having an issue installing a driver that worked before you formatted or wont install on a fresh build, sometimes this means hardware damage
     
    brandonwh64, Jun 22, 2022
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