Open the disk drive, insert the first disk in the set of recovery disks, and close the disk drive. Remove files and clean the drive - if you plan to giveaway or resell your computer, this option ensures the computer is cleaned properly. In about few seconds, you would access one key recovery program. Indominusbyte Computadoras: On the scale from 1 to 10 in helpfulness yo earned an 11, pity that the video quality is so poor. I am able to get online and get onto any site I want without any problem. Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10.
Learn more here The Windows logo will appear on screen, this might be here for a while, as long as you see the animating dots, everything should be ok. This action is normally only performed if the computer does not start properly or does not boot into the Windows operating system. I even have issues trying to download adobe reader. Windows will then restart and take several minutes to reset itself. Problem of getting back to default settings solved in 10 minutes!! Continue to hold down the shift key while clicking Restart.
Image: © Ganibal - Shutterstock. When prompted, remove each written disk and insert a blank disk. There would be detailed introduction about this program in system restore window. Linda Bergeson: I am fast becoming a fan of YouTube!! I have held the F8 key during reboot but I only get a system restore point option, not a factory settings option. In the System Recovery panel, click Next. You might get a driver missing error or something to that effect.
Please make sure you choose the right edition. I will keep working with you until it's resolved. Click Install now Windows 10 setup will prompt you for a product key during installation a couple times. Over 100,000 helped in forums for 10 years. The copy of Windows 10 you download and upgrade from will correspond with the edition of Windows you have installed, if it does not, this is why you might be experiencing problems activating: Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8. If you don't have either of those options all you can do is save everything you don't want to lose and reinstall the operating system from disk. To preserve your data, copy it or back it up to an external storage device before performing this task.
All data will be lost! I am also having problems downloading some items because it will start the intial download and then I get an error message stating that there's a problem with the internet connection. I found this out when I downloaded a duplicate finder. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key. It should be on the Start menu with all programs. Label each disk in the sequence that it was created, as prompted, and store the newly created set of recovery disks in a safe place.
Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. Yet not what I want to be able to use it for. Please let us know if you need any assistance. A prompting window pops up. W7 if lucky I bet not. Nevertheless this video has saved me a world of pain. No waiting and no service charge because my laptop wasn't under warranty!! Click this option and you could see the application and drive window.
After this is complete, Windows will restart one last time. Fallensaleen02: Mine says Windows error, please help me Kreep Miles-Johnson: You are my life saver bro thank you K. . Cleaning the drive takes a lot longer but will make sure that, if you are giving the computer away, the next person will have a hard time recovering your erased files. Windows is detecting and installing your hardware. Continue to hold down the shift key until the Advanced Recovery Options menu appears.
A laptop only could create one system recovery disk. Is there anywhere on the laptop that I can find if it has a W8 or W7 product key? You will prompted to enter a product key a couple times through the installation, click I don't have a key and Do this later. Then your main drive has probably failed. If you do, restart setup, but this time, when you arrive at the following screen, disconnect your thumb drive then go through Custom options. Since I dont know enough about what windows are safe to remove and which arent I have left them all on there. Setup will also prompt you to select the edition you have a license for - Home or Pro. If you have done the above and still no go.