Windows 10: Windows 10 Reset had a problem, now stuck in a continuous boot loop?

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  1.    01 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Reset had a problem, now stuck in a continuous boot loop?


    Earlier this afternoon I decided to reset Windows 10 as I had a problem with BSOD BAD_POOL_CALLING over and over again. I booted in Safe Mode, went to Advanced Options and so on. It wasn't a factory-new reset, just the one that removes all files, app data, etc. I left it for a while and came back to find it hadn't worked; there was an error message that read 'There was a problem whilst restarting your PC'. I tried again and the error message appeared again. Because of this, I decided to exit and continue to Windows 10 and see if it had done anything. Now, when I try to boot my PC up, the circle that usually rotates on the 'Zoostorm' screen when loading doesn't appear. The PC then reboots and tries again, again and again, but with no success. I have tried turning off and on, and even unplugging everything, however nothing seems to work. My PC is now stuck in a continuous reboot loop and won't load. Unfortunately, I can't press F8 or Shift + F8 when booting to start Safe Mode. I have never made a recovery drive for Windows 10 and I don't think my computer came with a repair disk. Can someone please help me? Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 5,151
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       01 Nov 2015 #2

    Just follow these directions: Windows 10 - Clean Install

    Since you have already upgraded to Win 10 and activated, you are now allowed to do a clean install.
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  3.    01 Nov 2015 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Just follow these directions: Windows 10 - Clean Install

    Since you have already upgraded to Win 10 and activated, you are now allowed to do a clean install.
    Do I need the product key? I don't have it.
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       01 Nov 2015 #4

    Illuminati Izzy said: View Post
    Do I need the product key? I don't have it.
    No, just hit skip when prompted for the product key. Since it was already activated it will activate automatically.
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  5.    02 Nov 2015 #5

    JohnC said: View Post
    No, just hit skip when prompted for the product key. Since it was already activated it will activate automatically.
    I had Windows 10 Home before as I got a free upgrade from Windows 8.1. If I download Windows 10 Pro, will it still work? Or will the product key not work because it's for Windows 10 Home?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.608)
       02 Nov 2015 #6

    No you have to install Home, otherwise you won't be able to activate. If you want Pro, you can then go to System Properties, change product key and then there is a button to upgrade Windows version. Clicking on that will take you to Windows Store to pay $99 for the upgrade. This is the legal way to upgrade from Home to Pro. Or you could upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro before the upgrade to 10. Then it will upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The Pro version is worth paying if you need to connect to a domain (take the computer at office) or any of the Pro features. For regular home use you shouldn't need anything more than the Home version.
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  7.    02 Nov 2015 #7

    spapakons said: View Post
    No you have to install Home, otherwise you won't be able to activate. If you want Pro, you can then go to System Properties, change product key and then there is a button to upgrade Windows version. Clicking on that will take you to Windows Store to pay $99 for the upgrade. This is the legal way to upgrade from Home to Pro. Or you could upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro before the upgrade to 10. Then it will upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The Pro version is worth paying if you need to connect to a domain (take the computer at office) or any of the Pro features. For regular home use you shouldn't need anything more than the Home version.
    I'm getting an error when trying to install Windows 10 Home x64 on my USB drive. Error code: 0x800704DD - 0x90016
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  8.    02 Nov 2015 #8

    Illuminati Izzy said: View Post
    I'm getting an error when trying to install Windows 10 Home x64 on my USB drive. Error code: 0x800704DD - 0x90016
    Fixed it. Had to log into administrator account.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.608)
       02 Nov 2015 #9

    Illuminati Izzy said: View Post
    Fixed it. Had to log into administrator account.
    Of course! In Windows 7 you could just turn off User Account Control and always run as Administrator. In Windows 8 and 10 this is not the case. So to make sure an installation won't fail due to access rights you have to right-click and Run as Administrator. If you do it 2-3 times, then you get used to it and do it without thinking about it.
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  10.    02 Nov 2015 #10

    Illuminati Izzy said: View Post
    I had Windows 10 Home before as I got a free upgrade from Windows 8.1. If I download Windows 10 Pro, will it still work? Or will the product key not work because it's for Windows 10 Home?
    Turns out I do not know if I had Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro... If I download Home, would it automatically activate if I had it before? And if it turns out I had Pro, could I just clean install Pro and it would activate? Please help D:
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