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  1.    24 Feb 2016 #31
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Press F4 for recovery, to see if it may take you to advanced startup options be able to do a system restore.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  2.    27 Feb 2016 #32
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    what will happen if i can do a system restore... will i lose files / programs?
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  3.    27 Feb 2016 #33
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    You won't lose files, but any programs installed after the date of the restore point will have to be reinstalled.
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  4.    27 Feb 2016 #34
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    ok, thanks!

    catch 22 - can't get in unless i sign on as administrator
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  5.    27 Feb 2016 #35
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    i guess i am screwed
    can't believe a simple name change would do all of this
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  6.    27 Feb 2016 #36
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    It's looking like a clean install may be in order.
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  7.    27 Feb 2016 #37
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    yup... i was hoping i wouldn't lose all the software that was installed especially when there was only one key so now i have to buy them all over again - very costly

    WARNING to anyone out there
    Do not change your computer name!!!!

    Thanks Brink for trying to help!
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