Windows 10: Pls help me with restore to 7

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  1.    17 Jun 2016 #1

    Pls help me with restore to 7


    Hi. I've been on 10 for about 2 weeks now. I miss a few features that was with 7 and I can't seem to save my pc data to my external hard drive. I'd like to roll back. I tried a system restore last night, but it said there are errors on my hard drive and it won't allow me. Please help.

    Edit - Also what helped me with this decision was the constant blue screening since Windows updated 2 nights ago.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 74
    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1607 b14393
       17 Jun 2016 #2

    Have you checked your boot and other drives for errors?
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  3.    17 Jun 2016 #3

    I downloaded a program. It scanned, said there were errors and then wouldn't clean it until I paid. I used CC Cleaner to clean registry files. I'm not a pro with the pc. I can change hardware but know just about nothing about how to do things.
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  4. Posts : 474
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       17 Jun 2016 #4

    Settings -> Update & Security -> Recovery

    If you have only been on 10 for two weeks, the recover back to 7 should still be available to you.
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  5.    17 Jun 2016 #5

    It is available to me. However, It won't roll back because of supposed errors on my hard drive.

    Do I use Sea tools to check the drive?
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  6. Posts : 74
    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1607 b14393
       17 Jun 2016 #6

    Tousdae said: View Post
    I downloaded a program. It scanned, said there were errors and then wouldn't clean it until I paid.
    Uh oh. Do you recall which program this was? I hope you didn't inadvertently download some unwanted program or worse still ransomware.

    I also hope you have a good AV program running? Windows Defender and Windows Firewall do a stellar job as a basic PC protection solutions.

    I used CC Cleaner to clean registry files. I'm not a pro with the pc. I can change hardware but know just about nothing about how to do things.
    CCleaner will clean junk and temporary files off of your drives but it will not repair logical errors.

    Do one thing: Open Windows Explorer, right click on the drive you want to check and then click on "Properties". Then click on the Tools tab then on the Error Checking "Check" button. Repeat this for each drive in your PC.
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  7.    17 Jun 2016 #7

    The name of the program was Smart PC Fixer. I am using Windows Defender. What happened to antivirus programs btw? We don't need them on 10???

    I click on the "check" button but nothing happens!
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  8. Posts : 74
    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1607 b14393
       17 Jun 2016 #8

    Tousdae said: View Post
    The name of the program was Smart PC Fixer. I am using Windows Defender. What happened to antivirus programs btw? We don't need them on 10???
    Well, Windows Defender is an anti virus program. When combined with the built in Windows Firewall, it is good enough for most people. I use Norton but that's a different story.

    I click on the "check" button but nothing happens!
    OK, you probably have a corrupted Windows 10 installation. I'd suggest you start backing up ALL your data. Any attempted repairs to your hard drive MAY result in data corruption or loss.

    Please be absolutely certain that you have your data backed up before beginning repairs.

    Create a recovery disk: Go to Control Panel --> Recovery --> Create a Recovery Drive. Be sure to check the "Backup System Files to the recovery drive" checkbox. Follow the instructions on your screen.

    Open an admin command prompt. In Windows 10, press the Windows key + X, then select "Command Prompt (Admin)" .

    In the DOS box, type in 'chkdsk c: /f' (without the quotes) and press Enter.

    The command will run and ask if it should check the drive the next time the system restarts. Type in 'Y' and press enter.

    Reboot the machine. Let me know how it goes.
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  9.    17 Jun 2016 #9

    I did this - Create a recovery disk: Go to Control Panel --> Recovery --> Create a Recovery Drive. Be sure to check the "Backup System Files to the recovery drive" checkbox. Follow the instructions on your screen.

    I hope it's supposed to take over 10 minutes to get to the next step becuz that's about how long it's been running.

    Ok be back. TY
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  10.    17 Jun 2016 #10

    "Cant create a recovery drive. A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive."

    I'm browsing online. Should I not be doing anything?
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