Windows 10: Laptop slowed down in general despite factory reset

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  1.    24 Jan 2018 #31

    Hi

    So I have tried to do a clean install with windows media creation but didn’t work out too well. After fully installing it still asks for ‘more PC space’ despite the USB being plugged in and chosen as the drive to use.

    So tried to go with ISO installation. Downloaded windows ISO and used Rufus to create a bootable usb.

    However unable to boot up from Usb.
    Lost.
    Help.
    Thanks
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       24 Jan 2018 #32

    Hello Dragongirl, :)

    If you haven't already, you might see if an option in the tutorial below may help with booting from the USB.

    Boot from USB Drive on Windows 10 PC Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  3.    25 Jan 2018 #33

    Hi Brink!

    Yes I have gone through that tutorial but got nowhere, unfortunately. I have tried Option 1 to boot from USB Drive within Windows. I didn't see the USB name show up but pressed EFI USB Device. Then when that didn't work I tried option 2 to boot from USB Drive a Boot on Windows 10 PC but received error messages ''the selected boot device have failed.

    I tried to navigate through system configuration but it all seems to be in another language to me!
    Please see attached the images.

    Your advice would be appreciated!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails image1.jpg   image 2.jpg   image3.jpg  
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       25 Jan 2018 #34

    I notice that you have "Secure Boot" enabled in your middle screenshot. Some motherboards do not support booting from a USB flash drive with it enabled.

    As a test, disable "Secure Boot", and see if you're able to boot from the USB. Once Windows 10 has successfully been clean installed, you can enable it again.
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  5.    25 Jan 2018 #35

    Thanks Brink. I will give that a go.:)
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  6.    25 Jan 2018 #36

    No success.
    When I created the bootable USB, I did not choose UEFI option. Could this be what is causing the issue?
    As I see I only have the option EFI USB (seen on 3rd image)
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  7.    25 Jan 2018 #37

    Its now stuck on restarting 'Preparing Automatic Repair' on a loop
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       25 Jan 2018 #38

    Yep, you would need to create a UEFI USB flash drive using step 6 in Option 2 below.

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  9.    25 Jan 2018 #39

    Yes planning to do just this, but it is stuck on 'Automatic Repair'.
    The only other laptop I have access to is a Mac *hides from everyone*
    I wonder if it will let me create a bootable usb, use Rufus etc.

    Will let you know how it goes!
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  10.    25 Jan 2018 #40

    So mac doesn't do Rufus.
    Pressing reset on PC to be able to access desktop again.

    Update: got the error: There was a problem resetting this PC.

    Hmmm going to call it a night and try again tomorrow!
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