reinstalling windows 10 after upgrade - think I made a mistake

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    reinstalling windows 10 after upgrade - think I made a mistake

    hi all
    Was posting over in the windows 10 apps issue as I was having problems with the xbox and store apps. I decided to reinstall after doing some reading.
    This was a windows 10 upgrade from windows 7 ultimate.
    I went thru the reinstallation process and got to the login at windows. It kept asking to login with the same password previously used, which was interesting since I had elected to not keep any prior settings. The problem is that I had been logging in with fingerprint so no password would work.
    I think this is where I made a mistake. I decided to attempt to go back to the installation process again. I know, not wise now that I think about it. Not sure why I thought that was a good idea.
    So I went to boot off of my windows 10 installation usb drive as before. Now I cannot get anywhere past the reinstallation process.
    I cannot see the drives anymore to boot back into windows despite not redoing the installation a second time. It will not install on any of the drives listed.
    Any thoughts?
    The problem may be because I did not disable secure boot, the tutorial on I followed did not mention it or I failed to see it.

    Would I be better off reinstalling windows 7 again then windows 10?
    Anyway, any help would be appreciated to fix this mess I got myself into. I can easily upload pictures as well.
    thank you.

    Of note, I have two drives - SSD had windows, bigger 1tb drive had most other things.
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  2. Posts : 36
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    Thread Starter

    ok ok
    I figured out how to get back to windows, I had to turn of the UIFI (or whatever it is).

    Now the question is, how do I sign back into my account given the last sign in was with fingerprint? I do not have wifi access, need to install drivers.
    going to try ethernet
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  3. Posts : 36
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    Thread Starter

    ethernet worked I am in....will post if I have any other issues.
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  4. Posts : 36
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    Thread Starter

    solved. sorry for the quick post and fix.... needed it for work tomorrow and got nervous.
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