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Use for questions about returning settings to their default or original values. Other tags are more appropriate for changes on a larger scale, such as [reinstall], [restore], [system-restore], or [system-recovery], unless that's the mechanism required to restore settings.

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Windows Start Menu keeps resizing to narrow (1 column) size

I have Win 10 22H2 installed, managed by my company. By default, my Start Menu is one column wide (I'm showing only the tiles). I have enough tiles so for accessing the lower tiles, I have to scroll ...
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Windows 10 reset operation stuck on black screen with spinning dots

I wanted to do a full reset of my Windows 10 without keeping any file or app on main disk, so I used the Windows reset feature, but now after seeing the "MSI" logo, I can see only white dots ...
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Can any data be recovered from an SSD after you reset windows?

If you reset your PC (windows reset), and you have a SSD, can anything be recovered? What difference does choosing the “clean the drive” option make in terms of recovery? Also, if you quickly turn off ...
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Does windows ‘reset this pc’ format the drive?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I tried to find this online but can’t see any answers. When you use windows ‘reset this pc’ does it format the drive, and does it differ if you select the ‘clean ...
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Would the windows.old folder contain the old pagefile?

I understand the windows.old contains user data and some other files, but does it contain the pagefile? As in the pagefile prior to a reset/update.
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Bricked 14" HP Pavilion X360m laptop - A cautionary tale of lost passwords

Best I can tell is I just bricked my laptop. A 14" HP Pavilion X360m Convertible (Model: 14m-cd0005dx). Any help at recovery would be GREATLY appreciated. I lost my passwords several months ago ...
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Trying to manually reset a Toshiba Satellite C55-A5310 [duplicate]

How do I bypass BIOS password Toshiba Satellite C55-A5310 to factory settings without a disk or removing any parts?
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How to backup a fresh ubuntu server without snapshot or backup feature from the provider? [duplicate]

I already bought an Ubuntu VPS, but the provider's control panel only gives me features to start and stop the VPS. It doesn't provide a way to backup/restore, take snapshots, or reinstall the VPS, so ...
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Where's the data about reset PC / Windows repair actions in activity history?

Where can I find the data about reset PC / Windows repair events in the activity history?
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Removing BIOS password on Lenovo Ideapad 130-15ikb 81h7

I set a BIOS password on my Lenovo Ideapad 130-15ikb 81h7 computer. Normally I save all of my passwords securely but for this one, I somehow have no idea of what it is. How do I remove it?
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How to reset Administrator password in Windows Server 2019?

I've seen ways of using boot media to reset utilsman, but I think this backdoor has been closed now. It's a fresh installation, but somehow I changed the password and have no record of it. So I only ...
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Monitors don't get signal after waking from sleep PC, only by shutting it down and booting it back up

I'm having a weird issue in which my monitors only get a signal if I shut down the PC and boot it back up, every time I press the power button or choose to put the PC in sleep mode when it comes back ...
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My Chrome profile is reset when opening a file if Chrome is not running when the file is opened

I'm running Chromium and every time a file is opened with it while it's closed, the Default profile is completely reset. In other words: chrome.exe is not running Open any file with chrome.exe, e.g. ...
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W10 factory reset, can’t get past rEFInd MM

Dell Inspiron 7559, I did a factory reset when I was having issues with my USB ports (fixed the issue) but now the rEFInd main menu just keeps going in a LOOP. I’ve tried every option under rEFInd and ...
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Difference between modprobe and pci files to remove add devices

I am trying to see how these two set of commands differ if I just have one nvme device. Block device ls -l /sys/block/nvme0n1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Apr 28 11:59 /sys/block/nvme0n1 -> ../devices/...
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How does Windows 10 "Reset this PC" work?

In Windows 10, the Reset this PC feature says it can "Reinstall Windows from this device". My PC have the classic following partitions: MBR EFI MSR / Reserved Windows Recovery (WinRE_DRV) (...
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How to reset the PC to a Pure Windows 11 Pro state?

When I reset my PC (and chose delete everything) it just reverts it back to the state I got it from the manufacturer with all the bloatware they installed (even though it's Windows 11 Pro). Now that I ...
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How do I completely reset a laptop, changing the main drive in the process?

I have a used laptop, and I wanting to do a factory reset, but also change the main drive. The main drive right now is C:, with 256GB, and the one I want to switch to is D: with 1TB. How do I reset ...
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X1 battery discharging stuck at 7%

The old battery of my X1 Carbon 4th Gen. was dying, and the battery readings became unreliable. So I had it replaced (with an official battery replacement). Now the problem with the old battery and ...
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reset bios Lenovo X1 Carbon 20A7: error 0199

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon model 20A7. Windows 10. I have lost the super user password for bios long time ago. Lenovo System Update tool tried to install a newer version of bios today and I entered the ...
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How can I change Windows user name through the filesystem?

I changed my Windows' user name and now I can't log in. Windows shows me the previous user name at start up and denies any passwords. Hopefully, I have access to my Windows directory through Linux ...
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Windows 11 Reset PC options

Suppose I want to reset my PC (laptop) to factory defaults. It was shipped with Windows 11 and some preinstalled apps. Windows 11 provides several options to reset the PC. From the Microsoft website: ...
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How to reset UEFI administration password on HP ProBook 450 G1 notebook?

I have a used HP ProBook 450 G1 notebook. I want to reset the UEFI, format the disk and reinstall Windows. Unfortunately, I do not know the password for the UEFI administration account. Therefore I ...
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Ubuntu force resets once during each cold boot if there's at least a single USB device connected

Hi there from Ukraine! I've recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and when I boot my PC it force resets before reaching login screen and then the second time it boots normally. This happens only during ...
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How to clear folder metadata?

In Windows there are several types of folder types: General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos. User can apply any of them to a folder. I have a bunch of folders across the filesystem and I ...
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How to reset chosen folder type for a folder in Windows 10?

In Windows there are several types of folder templates: General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos. User can apply any of them to a folder. I have a bunch of folders across the filesystem and I ...
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Windows 10 Reset PC cannot erase TPM

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 - i7559 laptop with windows 10. I am trying to reset the PC completely, with all the settings, hard drive completely refreshed. I am doing it from the BIOS's troubleshooting ...
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Windows 10 'Reset this PC' good for removing all malware or is there a better method to fully reset a laptop?

Resetting my Windows laptop with the inbuilt factory reset seems to be a simple task which will bring it back to a blank slate with just Windows installed - as if I just brought the device from the ...
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User profile cannot be loaded and pin is disabled

I was doing a factory reset on my computer, when everything was finished I get this error when I try to log in: User profile cannot be loaded And here's what I've tried: I've tried to start the ...
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If I reset windows will it keep my EFS Certificate?

I've having issues with BSOD when I try to boot. Before I make a lenghty post about trying to fix that I was wondering if I use the 'Reset my PC' option if this will still allow me to access my ...
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Are the Windows factory reset files stored on the ROM of laptops shipped with Windows?

Was just wondering since I have a Dell laptop which came shipped with windows, I've installed several version of Linux on it and have always had the option to factory reset it to Windows through the ...
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Lacie Internet Space NAS factory reset?

I'm refurbishing a Lacie Internet Space NAS 1TB White. It only have one button at the back and a blue light in front. I'm searching everywhere to find the factory reset instruction for this specific ...
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remove MBR of corrupted disk with 0 bytes

My Problem is that I have a external SSD drive which got corrupted and shows: Disk /dev/sdc: 0 sectors, 0 bytes And Problem reading disk in BasicMBRData::ReadMBRData()! Warning! Read error 22; ...
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I have a Canon MF741Cdw Color Imageclass. I had it running remotely at my last address. Now I think I need a reset. How do I accomplish that?

I have Windows 10. This all ran remotely at my last address. But now that I have moved to another state, I cannot figure out how to get it to communicate with my computer via wifi. When I work through ...
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Forgotten Password Wizard stupidly hides itself repeatedly even when tried to bring it to focus with Alt+Tab keys

As I mentioned in the Question title, I am trying to create a Windows Password Reset Disk(Logged in as Local Admin account as only one User account is there). For the same, I am doing the first step i....
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Will my Windows version and all Windows updates remain same after Windows 10 Reset

I want to reset my Dell Laptop using reset this PC and remove everything(all files and personal data removed). Why I am doing so? It's because I have a problem with visual studio installer that is ...
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Could attempting to reset my BIOS partially fail and brick my laptop?

I'm looking of a method to reset or bypass the UEFI/BIOS admin password on my laptop, but I'm concerned I might brick my device. Does anyone have any knowledge about this? Device: Model Name: ASUS ...
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If I've found a potential threat on my computer, is it advisable to wipe other laptops on that network?

A while back, µTorrent was flagged by Windows Defender as a low priority program with "potentially unwanted behavior" on my home desktop computer. I've since removed those files. (https://...
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I want to reset my windows. What would be my best option?

My Windows is installed by a friend. I am afraid that he may put keylogger there. Very small chance. There are 2 options. Delete all files or keep all files. Well, all files on the system drive is ...
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Cannot "Reset this PC"

I've recently disabled a whole bunch of services, some of which seem to have been important as I can't even launch taskmgr.exe or anything. I went into settings to reset my PC, but I cannot click the ...
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MacOS Big Sur none of the start up keys are working

We are working on a Mac Mini running Big Sur and the customer got locked out and does not know the password. Normally I would boot with CMD R and run resetpassword, but when you power it on, it ...
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Reset BIOS Password in a Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10K

I've been looking for days to reset the BIOS password on a Toshiba C50D-A laptop. I have found information on the C50D-B but not the A model. The board model is PT10ABX. Thanks a lot
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Asus Laptop -- can't reformat

Last week I bought an Asus Laptop (Asus TUF F15: https://www.newegg.com/p/2WC-000N-03YF4?Item=9SIA7ABEDH5283). Long story short, it's defective and I need to return. Before returning it, obviously, I ...
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command line not being redrawn correctly in powershell

This morning when I started typing in a powershell window that I left open overnight, the entire input is re-echoed onto the line for each character typed, so for example when I type Get-History I see ...
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Will resetting PC with 'Remove Everything' affect non-OS Partition?

I have a single SSD with 2 Partitions on my Windows 10 PC. I want to reset my OS Partition including the programs and other data. But I have data stored in the other partition which I want to keep. So ...
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Is it possible to reset the contents of my OneDrive cloud storage to default?

I'm planning on upgrading to a new computer either this year or next year, market permitting. I currently use a Microsoft account to log into my Windows machine, as well as the OneDrive integration to ...
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Reset Smart values to factory defaults for a Samsung NVMe SSD?

Here https://askubuntu.com/a/687455/974560 is a quesion regarding resetting smart values to factory defaults on old spinning S-ATA disks. In the comments is a link to a youtube video which is not ...
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How to move EVERYTHING to external drive

I plan to format my laptop although I've files on there that I don't want to lose. My question: How can I move / copy ALL files from my laptop to an external drive? The OS is Windows 10.
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Windows 10 screenshot not working

I recently reset my pc cuz of some problems. Screenshot worked fine then though, but now dosen't work. I tried: PrintScreen Win + PrintScreen Ctrl + PrintScreen Alt + PrintScreen Fn + PrintScreen Fn +...
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How to totally reset a pc with multiple partitions?

I would like to reset all my PC, including grub, windows boot manager, etc... (grub had caused a problem on my pc) Information: I have 2 partitions which started in dual boot with Windows 8.1 and ...
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