reset computer


  1. Posts : 125
    win 10
       #1

    reset computer


    I have done something that I wished I had not I did a system reset on my Win Ten now my disktop is not working won't open Edge put a folder on desktop with all removed apps Is there a way to restore these? If so How like to get it back to reg browser instead of edge I don't like it
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    Either restore from a recent disk image backup, or try a repair install using an in-place upgrade.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3. Posts : 161
    Windows 10
       #3

    You don't need to reset Windows for something like this, not until you've exhausted all your options. That's like buying a new car when you've got a dent in it that can be sorted in many different ways before coughing up for a new car.

    Try this first:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    This will run a program that will check the integrity of your Windows installation and then restore anything that may have gotten corrupted in some way.

    Alternatively, you can run this command:
    sfc /scannow
    If you have system restore enabled you could restore to a previous period in time and see whether these issues follow you back there. They likely won't if you pick the right time. I would do this after you've tried the less aggressive methods and as an option before you choose to reset and refresh the Windows installation.

    You can also reset Edge if this is the main issue. To do this you'll need to wipe the contents of the Edge folder. The location of the folder is here:
    C:\Users\[YOUR USERNAME HERE]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Replace [YOUR USERNAME HERE] with your username

    Now run this command in Powershell with admin priveleges:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}
    All this command is doing is retrieving the application package (Microsoft Edge) and then installing it based on the information available in the manifest file used for installing apps on Windows.

    See if any of these work and get back to me
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  4. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #4

    supermammalego said:
    You don't need to reset Windows for something like this, not until you've exhausted all your options. That's like buying a new car when you've got a dent in it that can be sorted in many different ways before coughing up for a new car
    More like the frame is bent, and thinking it's better to repair it than patch it.

    No one recommended a "reset"...a repair install using an in-place upgrade is totally different.

    There are multiple issues (Desktop doesn't work, Edge doesn't work, apps missing, etc.)

    It will likely take much less time, and do a more thorough fix.

    Good article on Computerworld by @EdTittel -

    How to fix Windows 10 with an in-place upgrade install | Computerworld

    Nothing wrong with your troubleshooting approach.

    Just wanted to clarify the differences between a reset and repair install...and mention that your snarky response was unnecessary.
    Last edited by OldNavyGuy; 06 Jul 2020 at 20:22.
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