Microsoft announced Windows 10 to be the last Windows update since it began in 2015, and the eventual abolition of older operating system models is still taking place. In January 2020, Windows 7 hit its end of existence and Windows 8 has been the only solution. A variety of documented problems suggest that Windows 10 is not used for much purpose.
Microsoft fortunately offered many various re-installation approaches for Windows 10. There is one that will freshly update the operating system without manipulating the data or any parameters. This also ensures that whenever you are a little behind the app changes it immediately upgrades to the current edition of Windows 10.
The pace of this method can rely on your hardware, as with so many installation guides. An SSD is much quicker than a hard drive for mechanical use. Given that you are installing new software, if Internet connectivity is weak it can also take a long time. If this can be done quickly, your PC is probably up for two hours out of service.
You can back up all your media, audio, photographs, images, games and web bookmarks before reinstalling Windows with the procedure below. And if the archives are maintained, there is so much danger that you will not back up any records you cannot repair.
- You may already have a backup of those, but you should also: because all your applications are deleted:
- Drop any applications that need to be activated again after reinstallation (such as older versions of Photoshop)
- Find out how you can back up the game so that you don’t have to play again
- Save Web Listings (or sign into Chrome or Firefox so they are saved to the cloud)
- Search to reinstall applications for some activation keys while Windows is reinstalled
- To be sure that you can link back to the internet, download and save your network adapter drivers (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
Connect Your Microsoft Account to The Product Key of Windows 10
Until you start, there’s another task. You can link your Windows 10 product key with your Microsoft account if you have not already done so. Maybe Windows 10 can’t re-activate after re-installing it if you’re not doing this. Windows 10 doesn’t have a product key and you won’t have one if you update the product from Windows 7 or 8.
Whether or not you have a product key from Windows 10, go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation. If the status says “Windows is digitally licensed” but doesn’t mention any more, it is not connected to your Microsoft account.
Go to Settings > Accounts > Your information to correct it. To follow the instructions, click on “Sign in with Microsoft account.” You can now click on the Activation option and see that the message reads, “Windows is activated with a digital Microsoft-associated licence.”
Here are few suggestions for troubleshooting the issues with Windows 10.
Where will Windows 10 be reinstalled?
If your PC will boot to Windows 10, open your Settings app and click on Update and Security (the cog icon at the bottom left side of the Start menu). Click the Recovery button and scroll down before you see a guide to ‘learn how to begin cleanly with Windows’ again.
(You may also try the ‘Reset this PC’ alternative, but we suggest that you use the clean installation method as explained here.) If you want apps switched to Windows Security, you will see a pop-up query. Click Yes. You can now see the choice Fresh Start. And no, we still do not know why the Windows Security app is placed! Click on the Start icon, and you can see a message about the procedure and how to uninstall all your apps. Next click.
You’ll see a number of the applications to be deleted for a brief period of time. Anything that’s not an application that comes with Windows 10 would be included.
The new Windows 10 update can be updated by clicking Next. This may be time consuming if you have sluggish broadband, so during the download you can continue to use your PC.
You should be notified that Windows is able to be reinstalled when that is completed. Ignore the guidance and take note of the reboot of your PC 2-3 times. Make sure you uninstall all USB sticks from any USB ports that may trigger reboot issues.
You can see the login screen and after 20-40 minutes you can reinstall Windows. Once again, follow the instructions for a new PC to choose your place, language, keyboard style, password and other things you need to get to your new desktop until Windows 10.
Since this is a clean system, no drivers for your hardware would be installed. Windows 10 does not have a challenge, since it should immediately update and customize everything – as long as it can link to the internet.
Tap on the button on the left (volume) of the speaker icon as seen below to see. Based about how your PC is connecting to the Internet and whether it is connected or not, the icon can look different.
You need to download and update network drivers manually, or you can wait to see whether Windows installed them automatically. After creating an internet link, let the Internet run for half an hour before trying any applications. Then open the Device Manager. (right-click the Windows button in the bottom-left of the desktop). If all is uneventful, there will be no yellow alert status. You will see that the network controller is lacking for the engine.
If your network controller is like that, double-click on the name to open the properties. Then click Update Driver in the window that opens to where you got the drivers from earlier – you can have to unzip the files if the files have a .zip extension. To do so, just double-click on the downloaded file and chose to save it where you like.
Reinstall Windows 10 On A PC That Does Not Function
If you are unable to successfully instal Windows 10, another way to instal Windows 10 is via this. Firstly, start your laptop and check if any notification is appearing when the Windows logo appears.
Some computers and notebooks come with a “encrypted” hard drive on which is a complete backup of Windows operating system. By using F10, users would be able to contact the customer service. Because of a difference with every PC, resetting the PC to factory settings will solve the problem. One way of reinstalling operating system is simply by restoring the hard drive to factory settings.
Another way to repair your computer is to open the F8 Advanced Boot Options menu and choose the ‘Repair Your Computer’ function.
If neither of those methods helps, then consider this:
Download Microsoft’s media creation programme which will build a Windows 10 bootable flash drive. You would need to boot a functioning machine to do this. Be sure to keep this tool working properly after you have installed it. In Windows 7 and 8, you can upgrade an installed Windows installation only by running the setup.exe file.
Go to your PC and boot it from USB drive. Before making the changes, make sure you back all up, as the operation will wipe your C: drive. If you haven’t backed up any data, you can make sure to copy the most necessary files in USB.
Enter your BIOS by pressing F2 or Delete and find a boot alternative related to USB which will make your laptop start booting from the removable disc.
The PC will boot on its own USB flash drive after Windows loads. Follow installation guidance and ensure sure the hard drive and partition on which you are installing Windows is right. If it’s fresh, it’ll be assigned the big unallocated room. Once installation commences, the computer can restart automatically. You can see the usual Windows logo and a big progress bar. Be attentive as it is installing, as it can reset your device many times and it might ask you to delete the DVD or flash drive.