Windows 10: windows update wanted restart, now no login screen

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  1. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2016 #11

    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.
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  2. Posts : 4,771
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       16 Apr 2016 #12

    Do a Repair Install. See if that will solve your problems.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2016 #13

    another fine kettle of fish .......... the media creation tool gets to selecting USB or ISO, either selection gives me the cannot run the media creation tool on this system.

    can this be created on one of my other systems and used on this pc?
    thanks
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  4. Posts : 9,022
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       16 Apr 2016 #14

    Yes, I believe there is a screen asking if you want to use it on another PC.
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  5. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2016 #15

    all the other systems are using ver 10240, this system has 10586.218, does the media creation tool download the version on the system or the latest.
    thanks
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  6. Posts : 4,771
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       16 Apr 2016 #16

    vega said: View Post
    all the other systems are using ver 10240, this system has 10586.218, does the media creation tool download the version on the system or the latest.
    thanks
    Both Media Creation Tool (MCT) and Tech Bench provide ONLY the most current iso file download, which is 10586.
    Once version 10586 is downloaded and installed successfully, Windows Update will give you the current Cumulative update which will bring you to 10586.218.
    Last edited by davidhk; 16 Apr 2016 at 11:31.
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  7. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2016 #17

    the repair is under way ............ crossing my fingers for success ........
    thanks
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  8. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2016 #18

    many thanks to all,

    the repair has completed ............ default apps seem to stick now (2 reboots), but links from inside apps still do not work.

    in any web browser if I click on a link for a pdf nothing happens
    in outlook if I click a link in an email nothing happens
    in Acronis for example (many other programs too) if I go to tools, than click more tools the explorer window does not pop up

    this does not happen on any of the other systems, but they are all on 10240.

    I'm thinking this is something simple, but I cannot find it.

    feel free to post your thoughts, I'll bang away at this for a few more hours, then I'll have to decide to either do a clean install and lose everything, or restore Windows 7
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  9. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2016 #19

    hopefully the third time is the charm .....
    can I do a clean install from the USB I created and keep my license? is there any info from the current install I will require before nuking the C drive?

    thanks
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       16 Apr 2016 #20

    vega said: View Post
    hopefully the third time is the charm .....
    can I do a clean install from the USB I created and keep my license? is there any info from the current install I will require before nuking the C drive?

    thanks
    Hi.
    Once Windows 10 has been installed and activated on a system, it can be reinstalled as often as you like/need. The activation sits on the MS servers now. Really, the only thing you need to save is your personal data. If you'd like to grab your keycode, you could use this program:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
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