So things are getting worse almost every day. Upgrading to Win 10 feels like a train wreck that left the passengers in critical condition and are now dying off one at a time. On top of my previous issues, I now have also lost functionality of the mail app, Word, Chromecast, and more. Startup time ranges between 25 and 45 minutes (yes, minutes, not seconds). Browser hangs for about 5 minutes before it's usable. Sound is acting like it's drunk. My startup optimizer is suddenly showing me entries for internet security suites that were removed months ago (and are now trying to start with windows again). If I let my PC go to sleep I'm ensuring it will freeze up within seconds of waking it. All restore points vanish after system restart. I could go on.
Since all methods to repair have failed, I'm left with the dreaded option of a reset. The problem is that it seems like a daunting task that will require copious amounts of work. I have a general idea of what to do (and I have the guides here to know how to do it properly), but I was wondering if there are any tips, or pointers about things I might not be necessarily prepared for. For example, I'm planning on listing all software I'll need to download and activate again, and I'll try to recover the usernames/passwords prior to reset so they're handy later. I'm somewhat worried about info stored in my browser because I've come to rely very heavily on the autocomplete password feature. Other than that it's my understanding I won't lose personal files (pictures, files, movies, music, etc.) unless I chose the "remove" option.
Am I on track so far, or do I sound like I already have no clue what I'm doing?