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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #20

    I have already tried that and it didn't work. has suggested I do this: How to: Perform a Repair Upgrade Using the Windows 10 ISO file. The reply said I will not loose my apps or data.

    Thanks for the reply Brink.
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       4 Weeks Ago #21

    Yes, a repair install should fix it without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #22

    I did the reinstall and it worked! It was very easy although it took a long time to download the files to my USB disk. I wanted to install from media not just the internet as that can fail at any time.

    I downloaded the reinstall setup program from Download Windows 10

    I didn't loose any programs or files as far as I can tell but did have to change a drive letter for an exernal drive that I use back to what it was before. I used Disk Management which can be found by searching the Control Panel for "format hard disk".

    Thanks everyone for your help!
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       4 Weeks Ago #23

    Great news.
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  5.    1 Day Ago #24

    Hi Brink, I tried both options (importing the file and the CMD command) and the Power Options in Control Panel just shows the Balanced plan. In a second attempt I ended up with three power plans all showing "Balanced", so I ended up running your suggested "Restore Default Schemes" CMD command which returned my laptop to the original state (single Balanced plan). Thanks for any feedback.
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       1 Day Ago #25

    Hello @antares,

    If Power Options was open, close and reopen it to apply.

    If that didn't make any difference for you, then go ahead and post some screenshots of your command prompt and Power Options to see if anything may stand out.
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