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Can I install windows 10 having bios serialnumber

I bought HP prodesk 400 g7. It comes with preinstalled windows 10 and recovery partition. Preinstalled version of windows has lot of bloatware installed. I would like to install fresh windows 10. I ...
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How do I run Windows 10 System Recovery with only 1.5 GB of free space?

Recently I've been trying to fix my old laptop, to do this I burned Windows 10 to a DVD, but it turns out I need at least 7-8 GB of free space to reinstall it. I already tried formatting the C drive (...
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How does the F11 recovery function work on Lenovo laptops?

On a factory install of a Windows 10 Pro, Lenovo L13 Gen 2 laptop, the F11 key at boot time starts a WinRE recovery environment. The partition layout for the drive is: 260MB EFI System Partition ...
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Is there a windows 10 equivalent for Apple Time Machine?

I made a machine for my mother who is not computer savvy. For that purpose I googled "Time Machine equivalent for windows" and found Genie Time line and really wasted my money on that... My ...
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Thunderbird: how do I recover lost emails after sync

There was update on email servers and some of my emails were deleted. I logged through Thunderbird (where I store my emails locally) and it started to sync with the servers. I closed it asap, but now ...
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Toshiba portege R830 fan always running even on idle

I'm trying to install a software which I had from image backup which I was using for the past few years without a problem even on dissimilar hardware (loading appropriate driver...) Until I recovered ...
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How does Windows restore EFI data?

I am confused about how the EFI partition information sits in Windows recovery media (e.g., in a DVD iso file). For example, my Windows 10 laptop HDD has 3 partitions: EFI, MSR, and Windows. So, if my ...
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Windows 7 login screen doesnt show user and password field

All it shows is a black background with ease of access, wondows logo and shut down button on the bottom with the mouse cursor controllable, same thing on safe mode. It started when I downloaded a ...
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WinRE Missing Administrator Accounts

I just purchased a Dell OptiPlex 7020 from DellRefurbished and got it upgraded to Windows 10 and I wanted to create a new backup image after I got all of the bloatware and unnecessary apps off of the ...
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Windows 7 System resume not working

I have a windows 7 desktop. Today when I tried to start it. A black screen appeared. With option 1) continue with resume data 2)delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu But the ...
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If I reset Windows 10 on my SSD, will Linux on my HDD be affected?

My laptop came with a 256GB SSD, which houses Windows 10, and a 2TB HDD. I put Manjaro Linux on the HDD back when I first got the laptop. After an update yesterday, Windows keeps giving me the BSOD, ...
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Windows 10 doesn't accept my password during system recovery

I made a system image of my laptop. I want to restore my system to the state of that image. I followed the procedure described online on many places (i.e. advanced restart --> trouble shoot --> ...
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Windows error 0xc0000428 error from boot

I am not 100% sure what OS is at this time but I believe Windows 10 Home OS on the laptop. I get this error in a bluescreen right from boot with no other information other than the code. After ...
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How to recover Windows from recovery files moved to different storage

I have HP Stream x360 - 11-p010nt, which came with a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a total of 32GB SSD. The size of the SSD cannot be increased, and the system does not leave me enough work space. In ...
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Dlink DIR-868L stuck in recovery mode

I had DD-WRT installed on my Dlink DIR-868L, however, after attempting to update to the Tomato OS I bricked my router. Whenever I power on the router the power LED starts to blick ever ~1-2 sec. If I ...
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Win10 Sytems Recovery from System Image Installs Prior Image Config

Windows 10-1703 on the "Current Branch for Business" with feature updates delayed 365 days (disabled). Build 15063.1266 I create system images to protect against drive failures, (disastrous feature ...
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WinRE.wim [DELETED] folder

I'm recovering a Windows Server 2016 system. Tracking lost information. I accessed the Windows Recovery partition and copied the WinRE.wim file. After opening WinRE.wim I can see the traditional ...
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Corrupt RegBack file on Windows 7

I searched on this site how to repair a Windows 7 boot that is reporting a "Corrupt Registry". Most accepted answers suggest to backup the the files in C:\Windows\System32\config and C:\Windows\...
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Windows 10 System Repair Disc from Another PC

Is the "system repair disc" created via "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" good for that PC only, or is it interchangeable between any PCs running Windows 10?
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System Repair Disc vs Windows 10 on USB Stick

Windows 10 Home. I already have the Windows 10 installation image on a USB stick. Is there any benefit for me to create a "System repair disc"? Or can I accomplish the same thing (fixing unbootable ...
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Recovery Drive - Do Not Change Partitions

Lenovo laptop, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 1TB HDD. I created a USB recovery drive that includes system files. My partitions: EFI System Partition 260MB Microsoft Reserved Partition 16MB Windows (C:) ...
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Best way to setup Windows laptop for easy recovery [closed]

I'm a software developer and have lots of system configured aspects on my development Windows 10 laptop (SQL Server, IIS, IDEs, etc). Over the years, I've had several hardware failures and the ...
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Windows image backup without USB drive?

Recently I created a system image of my PC because I needed to replace the HDD. So I did the replacement. I booted back up into the windows installation CD, and selected to restore my system from an ...
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Installing Windows error after formatting my HP computer's drive

I have an HP ENVY Beats Special Edition 23-n012 Touchscreen All-in-One. It was running very slow, with the disk usage always at 100%. I tried a full reset and also a Windows 10 installation, but it ...
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Tried installing Fedora alongside Windows 10 - No Operating System Found

So, I installed Fedora on a live USB and tried installing it to my PC. I think I somehow messed up the ESP boot partition and whenever I start my computer it says "no operating system found". I can ...
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How do I run fsck manually?

My computer was turned off and on again and again directly not the proper way Now its not booting or starting correctly, this also happened before but at that time it did somekinda auto recovery thing ...
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Is it safe to just delete unwanted apps from my OEM?

Also I am having difficulty searching by the app codes to work out which is which. Can anyone point me to some resources for cleaning up my OEM, or how to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 onto one ...
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How can I get my PC to boot again?

I am no longer able to boot my PC and get a blue screen saying "The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified", along with error code 0xc0000428. I have tried booting to a USB device in ...
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Low disk space on recovery partition

After installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update the OS started to warn me about low disk space on Disk M:. This partition (I have assigned a letter to it because I am curious) is where (I think) the ...
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Recover Mac Mini

I was given a Mac Mini. It uses only 110 VAC power & has a CD/DVD drive. Don't see a model number. It boots up, but the previous owner's ID and password requirement render it useless. I am using a ...
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Recovering Windows 10 using a pen drive

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5579) laptop and it came with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. However, I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I cloned the recovery drive into my pen drive. ...
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Windows recovery cannot find system drive

I used to have a dual boot with Windows on one drive and Ubuntu in another. Then I don’t know what I did but I cannot restore windows to factory settings using the USB recovery media. So this is what ...
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Firefox loads, but won't load websites, after crash

I use Firefox 58.0 on GNU/Linux Mint 18.3. I've experienced a few crashes today followed by reboots. At some point, when the system came back up, Firefox opened all previous tabs, but nothing was ...
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Windows 8.1 laptop with eMMC storage restore image to different disk

I have an ASUS notebook with Windows 8.1 with Bing installed on a 32GB eMMC storage device. Long story short, it is too small to be usable in our scenario. We have added a 120GB SSD to the device, ...
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How to fully recover Windows 10 without original computer? [closed]

I have a hard drive that came out of a computer I no longer have access to. The drive contains data that cannot be accessed without booting up the system (i.e. simple file recovery). I currently ...
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Lenovo MIIX 300 recover factory win 8.1 after win 10 install

I want to somehow recover the factory Windows 8.1 on a Lonovo MIIX 300-10IBY 80NR. A good friend asked me to do this after an IT guy installed Win 10 pro to the machine and it obviously can't be ...
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can't recover windows after windows 8 to 10 upgrade

I seem to not be able to recover my pc to its original win 8 condition (or win 10) after a win 10 upgrade then a win 10 recovery when trying to put it back to win 8. The recovery didn't finish and ...
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Roll back to previous version of windows 10

My gf was on my PC and was trying to install a student version of office, but instead she installed a student version of windows 10...on top of my windows 10 pro. Everything seems to be working the ...
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Trying to fix Windows 7 PC after deleting a registry key for a class experiment

I'm in a computer tech class where everyone is working towards CompTIA A+ certification. After discussing troubleshooting problems in Windows, we were turned loose and given the opportunity to break (...
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Reset Windows 10 to factory state without creating new user

I bought a Dell laptop that I find to slow. I wanted to clean it and return it so I proceeded with the factory reset option. My aim was to remove user account, language packs and return the laptop in ...
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Can't restore windows after windows 10 system recovery didn't finish

wanted to erase windows 10 and reset to factory conditions (windows 8) but the windows 10 system recovery didn't finish the process and hung up, so I had to shut it down. Now it won't follow through ...
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Windows 10 won't boot, drive letter changed

Today I started my PC (running Windows 10) and it wouldn't boot and instead goes straight to repair. Similarly running a system restore failed ("unspecified error"). I see after running bootrec /...
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Restoring Windows 10 System Image to RAID

I currently have a Windows 10 instance installed on a RAID) that was configured through the BIOS of my PC. I am trying to to re-image this drive from a backup of that was taken last night and stored ...
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Upgrading OS from System recovery of other PC

I have 2 PCs. one of which is operating on windows 10 and another on windows 8(activated). I have to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10. So I tried downloading windows 10 from MediaCreation Tool which is ...
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Restoring ASUS laptop to factory settings

I have a ASUS X552M laptop with Windows 8 running on it, I wanted to install Ubuntu in dual-boot. However, the installation froze so I had to restart my computer, then I couldn't boot Windows I got ...
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Refresh my PC - Overwriting data?

Windows 10 is installed on my F:. I also have Windows 8 installed on my C:. Each time I try to refresh my PC (Windows 10) without overwriting data it errors: "There Was A Problem Refreshing Your PC. ...
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Mac OS recovery and bootcamp Windows 10

Background: MacBook pro 2014 running windows 10 from boot camp installation, initially from a Mac OS. The SSD was the formatted into two partitions, one Windows and one Mac OS. The Mac OS partition ...
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Recover Win 8 from HDD connected with USB

I have installed an SSD to my Lenovo Y50-70 computer. I am trying to use recovery partition to reinstall windows on SSD from my old HDD. I think I can access recovery menu from my old HDD connected ...
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Can I create a Windows 7 recovery disk on a dual boot system?

I want to uninstall Ubuntu from a computer running both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I understand that to do this, I need to delete the Ubuntu partitions on the computer and use a windows recovery disk. ...
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Can I restore a Win10 bootloader with a Win7 DVD?

My friend's struggling with a Windows 10 installation he cloned from a HDD to a SSD. He tried to create a Win10 stick but it failed. So I would like to know if it's possible to restore the MBR/...