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  1.    09 Aug 2017 #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipwood View Post
    I used the option in the tutorial to use settings. I got to Troubleshooter (blue screen background, and as seemed suggested clicked on that expecting to see the option to reset; there was none.
    Sorry, that's where you lost me. Which tutorial and troubleshooter are you using?
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  2.    09 Aug 2017 #42
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    Tutorial Reset Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials I tried to use top option in pic 1, but no recovery media was found, so used bottom option. Pics 2 shows the Troubleshooter option; pic 3 the options with nothing about a reset.
    I must be doing something wrong, but what? Computer Disk management looks odd also. Should I have all those recovery partitions?
    EFI System Partition 500 MB
    Recovery Partition 829 MB
    Recovery Partition 11.44 GB
    Recovery Partition 1.07 GB
    NTFS 917.58 GB
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pic3.jpg   pic 1.jpg   pic 2.jpg  
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  3.    09 Aug 2017 #43
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    You have recovery partitions that are left over from the factory load of software, but which aren't actually being currently used by Windows 10. To see if there is a recovery partition that is actually being used by Windows, you will want to open a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and run the command:

    reagentc /info

    I would guess you are probably going to get a result that says the recovery environment is disabled.

    With all the problems that have been reported attempting to use the Reset This PC function - I would never do it. I would just do a clean install.
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  4.    09 Aug 2017 #44
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
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  5.    10 Aug 2017 #45
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    Hi there! I've still got to get out for a suitable stick, but in the meantime have come across Fresh Start Windows 10 You did not mention it, and, not knowing its workings, am curious why?
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  6.    10 Aug 2017 #46
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    You could use that as well if you like. It's just that a clean install usually always gives the best results.
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  7.    10 Aug 2017 #47
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    Thanks; I understand. Is there that much difference in time taken between effecting a refresh and a clean install?
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  8.    10 Aug 2017 #48
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    They both take about the same amount of time to perform, but there will be more to do (ex: drivers, settings, etc...) with a clean install afterwards.
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  9.    14 Aug 2017 #49
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    Th deed is done! The administrator account has been created with the outlook.com address, but I am struggling to create a local account (with or without privileges). I thought I had created one with name and p/word, but nothing is to be seen,
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  10.    14 Aug 2017 #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipwood View Post
    Th deed is done! The administrator account has been created with the outlook.com address, but I am struggling to create a local account (with or without privileges). I thought I had created one with name and p/word, but nothing is to be seen,
    Hello, chipwood. If you did a Fresh Start or Clean Install, you will need to create and add your local accounts again. For adding a local account, this tutorial, option #:

    Add User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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