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  1. Posts : 48
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    Resetting Windows 10...


    As I'm posting this I'm doing a Reset on Windows 10.
    What should I expect?
    How will I get the user account set up?
    I bought the computer with the OS already installed.

    I regretfully had to do this.

    I'm on a tiny cell phone, please excuse typos...

    Any tips that put me ahead of the game would be greatly appreciated!
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,998
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
       #2

    Hello Larry,

    The tutorial below can help show you step by step for what to expect while doing a reset of Windows 10.

    Reset Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Home (1909) 64 bit./Ubuntu 19.10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Okay , it's not going as well as I had hoped.
    When it said 100%, I was expecting to see some type of way to continue with the installation. Instead it opened up a HP screen with little white dots going in circles and it stayed that way for 6 hours.
    I shut it off. Powered it up and it asked for an administrator password which I gave it.
    It then went Back to the HP screen with the little white dots going in circles...
    So I shut it off again and powered it up again only pressing the escape button. It went to the screen asking which choice I would like to do.
    I went to Bios and tried to disable the administrator password option... Then put it back into reinstall.
    I don't have media.
    Now it saying RESETTING this PC....
    It doing whatever it's doing much faster...
    What should I do now or next????
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
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    larryand said:
    Okay , it's not going as well as I had hoped.
    When it said 100%, I was expecting to see some type of way to continue with the installation. Instead it opened up a HP screen with little white dots going in circles and it stayed that way for 6 hours.
    I shut it off. Powered it up and it asked for an administrator password which I gave it.
    It then went Back to the HP screen with the little white dots going in circles...
    So I shut it off again and powered it up again only pressing the escape button. It went to the screen asking which choice I would like to do.
    I went to Bios and tried to disable the administrator password option... Then put it back into reinstall.
    I don't have media.
    Now it saying RESETTING this PC....
    It doing whatever it's doing much faster...
    What should I do now or next????
    If it's still working on the reset, it would be best to let it finish.
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  5. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Home (1909) 64 bit./Ubuntu 19.10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Well yes I'm of course doing that, it's at 90% now.
    So you think that it saying RESETTING this PC indicates that it is doing what it should be doing? Haha...
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,998
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
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    larryand said:
    Well yes I'm of course doing that, it's at 90% now.
    So you think that it saying RESETTING this PC indicates that it is doing what it should be doing? Haha...

    If the percentage is increasing and if there appears to be hard drive activity, then it sounds like it is still working on the reset.

    If all else fails, you can create a Windows 10 installation USB on any computer, boot from the USB on the computer you are trying to reset, and perform a clean install instead.

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
    Clean Install Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Home (1909) 64 bit./Ubuntu 19.10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Okay, well it went right back to the HP screen with the little white dots going in circles... It's lost....
    I have no way of creating creating media.
    I'm pretty sure that I can get to a command prompt buy powering it up while pressing the escape button...
    Is there a better way to do it that will work?
    I don't know command prompt at all but it seems to be a bit more direct....
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,998
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
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    larryand said:
    Okay, well it went right back to the HP screen with the little white dots going in circles... It's lost....
    I have no way of creating creating media.
    I'm pretty sure that I can get to a command prompt buy powering it up while pressing the escape button...
    Is there a better way to do it that will work?
    I don't know command prompt at all but it seems to be a bit more direct....

    Do you have a friend that may let you create installation media from their computer?
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  9. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Home (1909) 64 bit./Ubuntu 19.10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    No.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Now it says
    System disabled A [56F676B1]
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
       #10

    In that case, you could try to boot to advanced startup options using option 6 or option 7 from the command prompt in the tutorial below.

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    If able, you could try starting over with the reset.
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