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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Shift+Restart is to boot into Advanced Startup. You can then select to boot into Safe Mode from there like in Option 1 below.

    Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    Sounds like from an already running system with the gui working, you hold the shift key and then tell it to restart.
    Not hold shift and press power button from dead cold.

    Does it take a long long time to create a usb recovery disk?

    Well it will be a BUST since it needs 16gb, and mine is 8. I might as well quit.
    What Microsoft won't tell you about your Windows 10 recovery drive size | PCWorld

    Ok, message said I need 8gb and the usb is 8gb, so I let it run...
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #32
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    ARGHHH!!!!!!!
    I went back to the other win10 pc.
    Screen was blanked, so I hit a key. I hit the space key, instantly message pops up says 'canceling recovery drive'
    had to start again.
    This upgrade to win10 I regret, it will take me days I think to get win10 working again.
    I cant hang here at home all day like yesterday playing upgrades.

    It will go black again that screen, what KEY should I click to safely restore the screen?
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #33
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    It may be best to bite the bullet and do a clean install of Windows 10 instead when you have time for the best results.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It may be best to bite the bullet and do a clean install of Windows 10 instead when you have time for the best results.
    How do I do that?
    I do NOT want to lose my videos in the user folder.
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #35
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    A clean install will wipe out everything. You would want to back up anything that you do not want to lose first.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to. In your situation, it may be best to create a Windows 10 installation USB, and boot from it to do a clean install.

    Clean Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    A clean install will wipe out everything. You would want to back up anything that you do not want to lose first.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to. In your situation, it may be best to create a Windows 10 installation USB, and boot from it to do a clean install.

    Clean Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    Thanks, can I save windows.old and perhaps maybe restore win7 if I wish?

    I suppose pull the hard drive out or boot ubuntu live usb to back up files.
    That PC has two 1gb drives, I could back up files to the other drive.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #37
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    You wouldn't be able to save the Windows.old folder doing a clean install.

    Sure, you could use a ubuntu live USB to backup your files with.

    If you like, you could also use the same method below to backup your files with, but using Windows 10 installation media instead.

    Copy Paste - in Windows Recovery Console - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #38
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    I came home and the recovery drive finished.
    So when I boot the recovery drive, is there an option to say remove the installed nvidia driver?
    I think the video driver is the problem.

    Otherwise, I think the recovery drive can be used to repair or reinstall windows?
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #39
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    Maybe the recovery drive wil let me get into safe mode?


    The first screen asks you to choose the layout for your keyboard. Select the one you want to use, or if you don't see it listed, press on “See more keyboard layouts” to get the complete list of available layouts.


    Once you’ve chosen your keyboard layout, on the “Choose an option” screen, select Troubleshoot.

    The next steps you need to take to boot into Safe Mode are the same ones we showed in the second method from this guide, which is to follow this path: “Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings -> Restart.” Then, press the 4 or the F4 key on your keyboard boot into minimal Safe Mode, press 5 or F5 to boot into “Safe Mode with Networking,” or press 6 or F6 to go into “Safe Mode with Command Prompt.”
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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #40
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Quote Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
    I came home and the recovery drive finished.
    So when I boot the recovery drive, is there an option to say remove the installed nvidia driver?
    I think the video driver is the problem.

    Otherwise, I think the recovery drive can be used to repair or reinstall windows?
    You could boot into Safe Mode from the recovery drive, and uninstall the NVIDIA driver from Programs and Features or Device Manager.
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