How can I refresh my Windows 10 when it was just upgraded?


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    Windows 10 64bit
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    How can I refresh my Windows 10 when it was just upgraded?


    I'm planning on refreshing my PC because the problem here can't be solved.

    And now I've read an article that you need to insert the installation media. How can I do this when I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 using the Windows Update?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Do I need to activate again with that?

    PS: I don't have a USB and a disc, nor a cd/dvd rom.

    BTW, can you look over my problem and try to see how I can solve it? Cause I really do not want to refresh my PC.
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #4

    the media download is in ISO format...
    download the ISO and then double-click to Mount the ISO file..
    the run setup.exe...

    That will rewrite windows - and allow keeping your files and programs
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    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
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    iamDevlin said:
    I'm planning on refreshing my PC because the problem here can't be solved.

    And now I've read an article that you need to insert the installation media. How can I do this when I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 using the Windows Update?

    Thanks in advance.
    Consider this as an alternative .......
    Start button > left side, Settings > Update & Security > left side, Recovery > right side, under Reset this PC, click the Get started button.
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    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    davidhk said:
    Consider this as an alternative .......
    Start button > left side, Settings > Update & Security > left side, Recovery > right side, under Reset this PC, click the Get started button.
    Doesn't this remove everything?
    EDIT: I'll see to this later. If ever my problem will never be fixed.
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    iamDevlin said:
    I'm planning on refreshing my PC because the problem here can't be solved.

    And now I've read an article that you need to insert the installation media. How can I do this when I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 using the Windows Update?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hello Devlin, :)

    Usually you do not need installation media while refreshing Windows 10. You will only be prompted to insert your Windows Installation or recovery media at step 6 in the tutorial below if Windows cannot find your default Windows image or the image is corrupted. The Windows image is installed along with Windows 10 by default.

    Refresh Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Brink said:
    Hello Devlin, :)

    Usually you do not need installation media while refreshing Windows 10. You will only be prompted to insert your Windows Installation or recovery media at step 6 in the tutorial below if Windows cannot find your default Windows image or the image is corrupted. The Windows image is installed along with Windows 10 by default.

    Refresh Windows 10
    Yes. I just did it. I thought it was like the previous windows. Too bad I need to install the drivers again.

    Thanks anyhow.
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