1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Sep 2015 #1

    Reset This PC doesnt clean install windows 10


    I read that Reset This PC does a clean install of windows. I waited hours, and when it completed, I had the same loadout as before, with all the Asus bloatware.

    So, I read Windows 10 doesn't need a recovery partition anymore. I figured since I had one, Reset This PC loaded from there.

    I deleted the recovery partition, ran Reset This PC again, and I got the following error:

    "Could not find the recovery environment"

    So, I can never use reset this pc again? How can I make a new recovery partition, after I spend days manually researching whats needed and removing all the bloatware?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,870
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Sep 2015 #2

    Recovery Partition - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Should work the same for Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Sep 2015 #3

    I don't have a recovery CD.

    Why didn't Reset this PC put Windows 10 back to its "pristine" state?
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,895
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       13 Sep 2015 #4

    If your PC is already activated you can do a clean install and nuke your current partitions(WinPE will create new ones for you).
    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10
    Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Sep 2015 #5

    The only way to clean install is with a USB drive?
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,895
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       13 Sep 2015 #6

    Johnnymushio said: View Post
    The only way to clean install is with a USB drive?
    Or a DVD. Read the tutorial thoroughly thru and don't just scan(you could otherwise miss something important). Once you have an install media created, If can also be used for Repair Installs, running DISM through it, moving your user profile to a second internal disk if you have two and one is an SSD, and a few other things.
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,895
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       13 Sep 2015 #7

    Also good reading about the Reset option:
    How to Reset Windows 10
    Make use of How System Restore & Factory Reset Work in Windows 10
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  8. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Sep 2015 #8

    Why would deleting the recovering partition break Reset this PC? I thought Windows 10 had no need for a recovery partition.
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,895
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       13 Sep 2015 #9

    There's a difference between a "recovery partition" and a "recovery image partition".
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