Windows 10: Insert media for reset or refresh Solved

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Apr 2016 #1

    Insert media for reset or refresh


    A few of my apps disappeared, and I can't open the app store. I tried using a restore point, which it said it could not complete. Tried a different date, same result. Tried a powershell command I found on another tech site. No good. Now I'm looking at doing a reset or refresh. All of the articles I've read say "If prompted to insert media, you will need your installation media or recovery drive". I don't have a disk. I just woke up one day a few weeks ago and my computer said welcome to Windows 10. And I've never set it up to create a recovery image. Is there a way to know if I will be "prompted to insert media"? Is there an alternative solution?
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  2. Posts : 4,851
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       14 Apr 2016 #2

    Please follow the instructions listed below to the letter.....................

    Use the Tech Bench link below to download the Windows 10 iso file :
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...brrWLRbagYCa0w

    scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 ( 1st one on the list )> click Confirm.
    click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now running > click Confirm
    select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
    at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
    The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
    When it is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
    Installation will begin.
    It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       15 Apr 2016 #3

    Took 2 tries to get the iso file (first one failed, for whatever reason), but when I right click I don't get Mount as a choice.
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  4. Posts : 25,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       15 Apr 2016 #4

    Hello Klaus, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The tutorial below may help restore Mount to the context menu of ISO files for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 4,851
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       15 Apr 2016 #5

    Klaus said: View Post
    Took 2 tries to get the iso file (first one failed, for whatever reason), but when I right click I don't get Mount as a choice.
    What if you right click at the iso > click Open > do you see the Setup option at the end of the list ?
    If yes, click it.
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  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       15 Apr 2016 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Klaus, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The tutorial below may help restore Mount to the context menu of ISO files for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    This did not work. Still not there.
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       15 Apr 2016 #7

    davidhk said: View Post
    What if you right click at the iso > click Open > do you see the Setup option at the end of the list ?
    If yes, click it.
    When I click Open, it opens the file in Roxio.
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  8. Posts : 4,851
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       15 Apr 2016 #8

    Klaus,
    The tutorial poste by Brink, our Admin, should work.

    I do not know how it opens to Roxio.
    Last time I saw the Roxio was when I had my Vista pre-installed.

    OK. My last idea..................
    Burn your iso to a bootable media, DVD or USB.
    Insert your bootable media > go to This PC > right click at the drive where the media is inserted > click Open. Hopefully it does not open to Roxio again.
    Locate Setup option and click it.
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  9. Posts : 25,248
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       15 Apr 2016 #9

    Klaus said: View Post
    This did not work. Still not there.
    In that case, merging the .reg file for ISO in the table of OPTION TWO below should. It will restore the default association for ISO files.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       15 Apr 2016 #10

    Brink said: View Post
    In that case, merging the .reg file for ISO in the table of OPTION TWO below should. It will restore the default association for ISO files.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
    That worked!

    And we're all done and back in business. Thank you both.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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