1.    04 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro

    Need Help in Resetting laptop using old media installation files.

    Hi, i'm having an issue with my laptop, i think it's something called a memory leak because my RAM won't go below 80% even when my laptop is idle. I've been searching the internet for answers on how to fix this problem but didn't find any luck. I've already wasted an entire day trying to figure out how to fix this, I even tried to do a system restore but i forgot to save any restore points. I'm hoping Resetting/Refreshing would be the answer but i'm facing another problem; My media installation tool or USB Bootable Drive (I don't know if they're the same. It's what i used when i installed Windows 10) is that of a previous Windows 10 version & build. Would it work If i use it to Reset my laptop? I'm currently using the latest version, build 10586.36. Please, I need help in fixing this issue.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    04 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 15,587
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951

    Hello Alfa,

    Windows has a built-in image that it uses to refresh/reset with. Only if this image has been corrupted or can't be found will it ask you to insert installation media to use instead.

    Reset Windows 10

    Refresh Windows 10

    The USB will still work if needed though. If you like, you can download the latest ISO version below to create a new USB with.

    Windows 10 ISO Download
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved How to upgrade my Lenovo Laptop with the Installation Media?
I inserted Windows 10 Pro Multiple Edition 1511 10586 64 Bit (7223712) on my Dvd drive in my Desktop PC and booted to check whether the dvd works or not? It booted without any problem and the first screen that I got had the following message: "...
Installation and Setup
Deletion of temp files and previous installation files not working.
Even when using disk cleanup in admin account it will say deleted but after restarting and going back into disk cleanup they are back. Even using Windows app they come back after deletion . See screenshot On another note system restore...
Software and Apps
Unable to 'save' any files to folders, resetting read-only doesn't wor
since installing Windows 10, I can not save updates to word files or anything to a folder. I've read I should change the user settings that default to 'read-only' in the system folder. I've done this 3 times. The fix doesn't work. Help!
Software and Apps
Laptop Colour Calibration Resetting After Sleep/Awake
Hi there, (Update: check the second post) I've got a ThinkPad W530 that I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Win 10, and soon after the upgrade did a reset. The problem is my colour calibration unit is doing its job but the calibration...
Drivers and Hardware
Factory resetting my laptop after installing windows 10.
Hello this is my first visit to the forum, as the time nears for the windows 10 upgrade I had a few questions. My Samsung Activ9 came with windows 8 preinstalled, to upgrade it to 8.1 I had to manually install every windows update by hand and...
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums