I have a corrupt profile after a windows update. Can I repair advice?

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    JoshuaM said:
    I am confused.

    This link [in post #33] to the relevant TenForumsTutorial contains all the guidance & procedures you need for making your InstallUSB.
    Try3 said:
    ... your Windows 10 Installation disk ...
    Denis
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       #42

    Try3 said:
    This link [in post #33] to the relevant TenForumsTutorial contains all the guidance & procedures you need for making your InstallUSB.


    Denis
    Some of the posts show needing less than 8GB, and some of them show approximately 28GB or maybe 29 for required space. I noticed that rufus does not always work, and some people suggest sandisk doesn't work. I have a sandisk 16GB, and some people say that needs partitioned. I am wondering what is the best USB brand to use, and i want to get an alternate one, but I keep seeing that 16 GB might be best for bootable media. I am wondering what is the best USB brand, and what is the best amount of space. If I need to get larger than 16 GB, I would like to know, but maybe I should do option 1? I did mention that sometimes the ISO is recognized as a hard drive, but I would like to know what your experience with this is.

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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #43

    Joshua,

    Your SanDisk 16GB USB is fine for the job. Option 1 of the tutorial is a fine choice.

    Denis
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       #44

    Try3 said:
    Joshua,

    Your SanDisk 16GB USB is fine for the job. Option 1 of the tutorial is a fine choice.

    Denis
    The other guy suggested that I have a backup USB drive in case that one doesn't work. Should I also use Sandisk for that? Does these need to be partitioned?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #45

    JoshuaM said:
    The other guy suggested that I have a backup USB drive in case that one doesn't work. Should I also use Sandisk for that? Does these need to be partitioned?
    Joshua,

    You will need an external USB-connected drive to store your file backups and your system images. It is not "in case that one doesn't work".

    There's nothing wrong with any of the major manufacturers but they do not all make external hard drives. Sandisk do not. Seagate-Samsung do and I have no problems with theirs.

    I thought you already had an external drive.

    Denis
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       #46

    Try3 said:
    Joshua,

    You will need an external USB-connected drive to store your file backups and your system images. It is not "in case that one doesn't work".

    There's nothing wrong with any of the major manufacturers but they do not all make external hard drives. Sandisk do not. Seagate-Samsung do and I have no problems with theirs.

    I thought you already had an external drive.

    Denis
    That is not my question. I am not referring to back up data. If you look at some of the previous responses, Rolandjs said that he makes a twin usb in case one does not boot for whatever reason (on page 4). So I am asking which brand usb to use for that reason. I have also seen one post on a sandisk page saying that it didn't work, and people said to partition it. I have seen someone (potentially on this site) say that it they thought it was because of sandisk. So I want to get an extra usb drive in case one doesn't boot. I know what people posted. You can look at page 4.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #47

    Joshua,

    I suggest you use the SanDisk USB you have already got instead of engaging in this endless exchange. It will work. I have given you a link to the necessary instructions.

    Denis
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       #48

    Try3 said:
    Joshua,

    I suggest you use the SanDisk USB you have already got instead of engaging in this endless exchange. It will work. I have given you a link to the necessary instructions.

    Denis
    I understand your opinion, and there is that link, but I also want to be on the safe side, and have a separate one just in case. I have seen people post on Sandisk's website and say that sometimes it did not work (and some said to partition it). I don't know where the link is anymore, as I had posted so many times on Microsoft Community forums, and their volunteers stopped responding. I understand that the link here is different. I did see a poll on this website, but someone said that poll is useless. I don't know if Sandisk is the best, but I still would like to have two USB 16 GB just in case.
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       #49

    I've only ever seen/used 1 bad usb stick about 15yrs ago, and it was not a Sandisk
    I have 4 Sandisk 16Gb usb sticks with various bootable repair tools, not one has given me any problems.
    I also have various other makes PNY, Adata, etc all just as good as the day I bought them some over 10yrs old.
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    PenPusher said:
    I've only ever seen/used 1 bad usb stick about 15yrs ago, and it was not a Sandisk
    I have 4 Sandisk 16Gb usb sticks with various bootable repair tools, not one has given me any problems.
    I also have various other makes PNY, Adata, etc all just as good as the day I bought them some over 10yrs old.
    I know you and another have said that, but still that Roland person had recommended that i have alternate media in case one fails. on a Sandisk link that I had posted somewhere on the Microsoft Community Forums, somebody said it failed, and somebody said to partition it. I would like to see if I should get an alternate Sandisk USB, or another brand. This site does not say to partition it. Somebody also suggested possibly failing with Sandisk here, but they did not seem to be sure. I still would like to be safe, and buy a secondary USB. if it is Sandisk, It is not too expensive. However, besides bootable media, I understand that the only solution given on this site for backing up data is Macrium Reflect and command prompt. I am not sure if that solves the read-only problem. I think there is something about disc image. Also, it has not really been addressed regarding some people having problems after the registry has been edited (that was mentioned on that one link). Please address all of these things.
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