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Can I reset Windows 10 settings without removing files and programs?

Windows 10's built-in 'reset this PC' function either removes "only installed programs" or everything.
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What files does Windows 10 “Reset this PC” keep?

Windows 10 includes an option to Reset this PC which can be accessed in Settings → Update and Security → Recovery. When you choose to reset, you're given some options: The "Keep my ...
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My audio and video drivers are not working, planning on factory reset, is this the appropriate solution? [duplicate]

I recently downloaded a packaged application, accidentally installing a dozen unwanted programs. They are literally causing pop ups to randomly happen and it seems that over half of the unwanted ...
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Disable admin password reset via the reset button on synology nas

I need to disable the admin password reset, when pressing the reset button on a synology nas. It would be nice to be able to reset via the website instead, but it is not the primary objective. If ...
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Will Windows Reset PC remove windows update and/or drivers?

My PC is running a little slow so I wanted to Reset using the Windows 10 reset feature. Will doing this remove Windows updates or drivers I've installed up to that point?
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During a reset of my nextbook tablet, It died and now I cannot access anything. Not even BIOS

I have a nextbook NXW101QC232 Tablet PC and it died during a reset. When I click and hold the power button the nextbook logo appears followed by an immediate blank screen. No BIOS keycombo works, I've ...
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Windows 10 error - Could not find the recovery environment

I recently bought my Acer Aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop, which came pre-installed with Windows 10. I want to reset it using the recovery partition, which I know it has because I see it in disk management ...
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Resetting Admin Password Over USB For M.2 SSD

I have a laptop with windows 10, and the administrator password forgotten and the bios password forgotten. I don't want to reformat the M.2 SSD, so i take it out, put it in my M.2 SSD to USB adapter. ...
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I just resetted my HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 PC and the keyboard won't work

Its running Windows 10... the keyboard doesn't work. All drivers are up-to-date. Tried troubleshooting, doesn't recognize anything.
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How to shut down Windows 10 PC after Reset

I've just reset a Windows 10 PC, in order to pass it on to someone else. It's a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It's now prompting me to set it up, starting with selecting the language. I want to shut it ...
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Get back HP apps after reinstalling Windows 10

My HP HP 15-r036tu Notebook had many useful softwares (PowerDVD, Youcam, HP Support Assistant etc.) preinstalled with Windows 8.1. Now I have upgraded to Windows 10 and there are a few issues. So I ...
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How to figure out if my Windows installation is a fresh install or not?

A couple of months ago I've reinstalled windows but it hasn't been working very well. I forgot whether I fresh installed or used Reset PC option. Is there any way to figure out if my windows ...
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For the purpose of Windows 10 reset, what are considered apps? [duplicate]

Windows 10 has an option to do a PC reset that keeps your personal files, but uninstalls any apps and drivers you have installed. What are considered personal files and what are considered apps for ...
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Solaris T5120 How to reset firmware root password

I have this Solaris T5120 box bought used no HDD so there is no OS yet I was able to connect using Serial Console using HyperTerminal Default User/Password didn't work root changeme ...
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Windows 10 Lenovo U410 Reset boot loop

I have a Lenovo U410 that was running slowly so I decided to do a full system reset using the built in application in Windows 10. I started it and left, when I returned there was an error message with ...
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Windows 7 => Windows 10 Upgrade, can't reset

This is a laptop that came with Windows 7 professional. Then when Windows 10 update became available, I upgraded it so for neither of the systems I have an installation media. I'm trying to reset it ...
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OSX - Can't reset PRAM when firmware password is enabled

My mac is a Macbook Pro 15'' Retina El Capitan as OS. I password protected the firmware for security reasons. Action Since then I noticed that if I try to reset the PRAM at system startup ...
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Will Windows 10's reset delete my Linux partitions?

I want to use the "reset my PC" feature of Windows 10 to wipe the data on my Windows partition. But I have also a Linux system installed, which I want to keep. Will Windows 10's full reset wipe all ...
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factory reset windows 8.1 in a bootable state but getting error

Basically I'm trying to reset my computer that got a bit clogged up with random third party programs, virus's and unesesory software. But when I reset it give's me this error "There was a problem ...
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Can't refresh Windows 10 after motherboard change

I made refresh of Windows 10 - with success. After long time, I had motherboard change. I want to refresh Windows 10 now. I can't do this, because the refresh stops on infinite loading screen. When I ...
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Can't enter BIOS password containing “!”

Yesterday, I added a password containing a ! to my BIOS. Unfortunately, the password prompt that asks for the password when you boot doesn't let you write a ! (i.e. the little * isn't added and it ...
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Reset Windows Spotlight

I am using Windows Spotlight on the lock screen of my Windows 10 laptop, and I have accidently liked some photos, and the keep coming up. is there a way to 'change your mind' about a photo, or just ...
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re-enable intel on-board vga without display

I have a DB85FL desktop board which appears to be faulty and i managed to lock myself out of it. I was trying out a new PCIe VGA but it would not show under windows or even in bios setup under pci ...
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Cant find path to registry directory for sam password reset

I am trying to reset the password on an old computer (a dell laptop) running windows 7 using an password reset dick However I cannot find the path to the registry. Directory windows/system32/config ...
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How to reset on Canon MF4270 - Password unk

Reset procedure is NOT in the manuals available on line. I did find out how to get to the service menus (start the function menu then push star *) but nothing in those options makes any sense to me ...
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How to reset the Pagecounter of a Brother 9020 CDW

I've got a Brother 9020 CDW and I'd like to know if there is a chance to reset the device's page counter. I've found some tuturials on the net how to reset cartridge or drum counters but nothing about ...
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Reset Windows 10 completely

Before I had Windows 10, my PC crashed very rarely. Then I installed Windows 10 Insider Preview. Now it is crashing at least two times a week. One reason is that about 1000 processes of "Java Web ...
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Factory reset on windows 8.1 not working

So here is the situation... I got a used Dell PC at work (from my predecessor). Windows 8.1. was factory preinstalled but it got cluttered with random software over time so I want to reinstall it (...
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Windows 8.1 stuck in a boot loop says boot device unknown

I have a Digiland DL808w 7" tablet running Windows 8.1, I recently forgot my password and decided to erase the whole tablet. After erasing the tablet got stuck in a boot loop. Now it only shows the ...
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Windows 10 Update and Reset

I received an old business desktop with Windows 7 Professional installed. I have attempted to uninstall as many unnecessary programs as I feel comfortable with, but a great deal of the 148GB hard ...
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Restore MATLAB preferences on a computer that doesn't store them, e.g. work computers with limited permissions

I have two questions (and answers to them). I could make two separate questions and answers of them, but I won't, because the second question is the same as the first, but with a twist. The two parts ...
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Canon 9220cdn factory reset

I need to understand how do you factory default the Canon image class 9220cdn printer without the use of the additional tools button which no longer appear below the LCD display. After I made a ...
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How can I reset my Windows 10 PC, but keep drivers?

I ordered an ASUS Notebook as a Christmas present for my brother, and I've been working on optimizing and updating it. I've done all the work I needed to do, and now I want to reset the PC, so it ...
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Chuwi hi8 stuck on Intel Inside logo

I hope that I am at the right place to ask this question. Yesterday, when I tried to install xposed framework, everything works well until reboot. It's stuck on intel inside logo now. To not be ...
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Performing a reset with Windows 10 after an upgrade

I hate to tag along with the rest and beat a dead horse but I'm about to perform a Reset on my Windows 10 Pro (upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate). Here's my machine: 1x 120 GB SSD Hard Drive (...
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Halting Reset that's in Progress

I'm after making a moronic mistake and I can't seem to find anything online quickly, that'll allow me to resolve it. I was given a barely used new P.C. from a friend of mine. I moved all my file old ...
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CakePHP - Connection reset when trying to save long data or post with much special chars

i have a problem with my new cakephp application, the browser show me this error: "the connection was reset" with no technical informations ! note: a part of data (the post) saved but not all data ! ...
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Reset supervisor password on Toshiba Portégé [duplicate]

I want some thing "software" that can help me to remove bios password on my **Toshiba Portégé Z30-A-12T. I still remember the user password for bios but i can't remove it. I hope to find a software ...
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Unable to establish a secure connection with signin.ea.com

I've recently switched to another ISP, and since then I'm unable to connect to EA signin servers. At first I thought, that it was a temporary issue, but when I connect through my phone as a hotspot, ...
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Windows 10 'Reset this PC' effective for removing malware?

I've long fallen back on reformatting my hard drive whenever I've got a virus/malware/spyware, but now that I've upgraded to Windows 10 can I put those days behind me because of the 'Reset my PC' ...
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HP 4540s BIOS reset?

Product Name: Probook 4540s Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit) Hi, HP Probook 4540, Hard disk 500 GB, RAM 4 GB, Video Card integrated simple. DVD ROM/Writer is corrupted. My brother ...
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Windows 10 revert to Win8 to reset key activation

I am currently in a computer crisis. I just updated my PC to Windows 10. The problem occurred during the activation of the Windows 10 Pro and Family key. Microsoft Support tells me what are blocked ...
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Will resetting Windows 7 to factory remove files in my other drives

I have 4 drives in my HP Pavillion dv6 laptop. I want to reset the Windows 7 to factory condition. But I am concerned about data in my other drives. Its too large to copy. If I reset my Windows7, Will ...
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Will Windows remove bundled applications when I factory reset it?

Last year I bought a PC with Windows 8.1 and a bundled video editor (Cyberlink PowerDirector), which I use. I have just updated to Windows 10 and think now would be the right time to factory reset ...
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Hard reset not working

I have to reset my router (Dlink DIR-825). I have use 30-30-30 rule but thats not working. I have even pressed the reset button for 5 mins by unplugging it but that doesn't work too. After hard reset ...
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Clean install using the reset computer option

I found this extremely useful topic about how to perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10 I go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Reset ->Get Started I get these 2 ...
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Windows 10: Will the reset feature save %appdata%

I want to use the "reset" function in Windows 10 (choosing to keep personal files). Which personal files will be kept? I am especially wondering if the settings of other applications (in %appdata% ...
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How to reset the terminal under Cygwin?

Under Linux, I can clear terminal output with a simple reset from the command line. Under Cygwin, it appears reset does not work: I also tried reset 0 and reset 1 with no joy. And I even tried the ...
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Fixing hidden recovery partitions that use UEFI

Many name brand Windows 8 computers now use UEFI and have partitions to allow for refresh and reset of Windows. Many of which I have had issues with the reset / refresh / and troubleshooting options ...
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Surface RT Password Reset

Just bought this Surface RT tablet at an estate sale. User passed away. How do I create a new account without knowing his password?