Windows 10: Unable to reset or recover Windows 10 using bootable USB drive

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  1. Arc's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       01 Apr 2016 #21

    @jfrench99

    If you plan for a clean reinstall, feel free to ignore my earlier post. Download Windows 10 And install it. It will be the easier fix to your issue.
    As the laptop has already obtained the digital entitlement, you may skip when it will ask for a product key. All will be done.
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  2.    04 Apr 2016 #22

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    I discovered a way to download Windows 7 in various editions from Microsoft yesterday, from a post here: Solved mediacreationtool not working (anymore) - Windows 10 Forums

    Follow the instructions and also, it requires a download from here [JavaScript] Windows 10 Tech Bench Upgrade Program HACK - Pastebin.com to be pasted into the Microsoft download site to make a menu of official downloads appear.
    It may save you from repurchasing the Windows 7 home premium disk, or getting it from a dubious source, as you already have a license.

    beat me. :)

    You may also need to download Toshiba drivers, Satellite L745D-SP4172VM Support | Toshiba
    Hi there, I am at this again. :)

    This may be a no-brainer question, but when I copy the JavaScript, do I copy everything in the dialog box, or just the characters in blue?

    Also, I am getting privacy connection errors when trying to access techjourney.net. I'm working off an old Windows desktop here, and I'm wondering if this is just an issue with this machine. Are you able to access the site today?
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  3. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       04 Apr 2016 #23

    check against this screenshot for the highlighted script from the address in the browser address bar:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    note that there is a youtube link to instructions in the comments(//...//) section at the bottom. good luck!
    Alternatively see this webpage:

    Download Official ISOs of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 legally and for free - TechFleece
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  4.    04 Apr 2016 #24

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    check against this screenshot for the highlighted script from the address in the browser address bar:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot (20).png 
Views:	4 
Size:	240.3 KB 
ID:	73062

    note that there is a youtube link to instructions in the comments(//...//) section at the bottom. good luck!
    Alternatively see this webpage:

    Download Official ISOs of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 legally and for free - TechFleece
    Wow! I am impressed! Thanks!

    Now, which version of Windows 7 would be best to download? I see several versions of each. Home Premium was originally on the laptop, but I'm not sure what the acronyms after each title mean.

    Again, thank you!
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  5. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       04 Apr 2016 #25

    Is there a sticker on the laptop with a Microsoft Certificate Of Authenticity, and a product code?

    If on the laptop base it may be rather worn, if inside the battery compartment, cleaner & easier to read. However these can usually be deciphered with a lens and viewed at an angle from the light. photographing the product key with a mobile phone camera on a macro focus setting may be easier to read, but don't ever post the product key online!

    You will need to download Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, and I'm guessing 64-bit and I'm also guessing English because you have not mentioned that you need a French version. 64-bit with 4GB RAM installed on the machine - can you confirm this - for instance, was the Windows 10 you upgraded to, 64 or 32 bit?
    Be in touch tomorrow.
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