although windows boots, I'm back at all the issues that led me to a reset which resulted in the original problem, default apps are not sticking, links in programs do not work, links in browsers to pdf files show error 500 .......... its a long list. most likely it has to do with the default apps. the other pc's that I upgraded do not have these symptoms.
I have tried all the fixes for default apps, but nothing sticks past a reboot. I created a new account, no go.
I'm at a loss as to where to go next, my fear is another reset will once again leave me with an unbootable system.