Factory reset does not remove updates


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    Factory reset does not remove updates


    I factory reset my Windows 10 system yesterday and it did not remove any of the updates besides the May cumulative update from this month. Is this intended?
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    timyc said:
    I factory reset my Windows 10 system yesterday and it did not remove any of the updates besides the May cumulative update from this month. Is this intended?
    Noemally, a factory reset, from the OEM recovery partition data, will put it back to just where it was when it was made and shipped to you. As soon as you boot it back up, it's going to look for updates thru Windows Update, and apply any and all that are applicable to the version from the OEM shipped. That means, if you factory reset to 1809, it will go out and get all updates for 1809. That's is expected and normal.
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    f14tomcat said:
    Noemally, a factory reset, from the OEM recovery partition data, will put it back to just where it was when it was made and shipped to you. As soon as you boot it back up, it's going to look for updates thru Windows Update, and apply any and all that are applicable to the version from the OEM shipped. That means, if you factory reset to 1809, it will go out and get all updates for 1809. That's is expected and normal.
    Sorry for not clarifying, but when the laptop was shipped to me, the OS did not have the Fall Creator's Update installed (the update that added the GPU tab to the task manager), but when I did the factory reset, the update persisted. Is this still normal?
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    timyc said:
    Sorry for not clarifying, but when the laptop was shipped to me, the OS did not have the Fall Creator's Update installed (the update that added the GPU tab to the task manager), but when I did the factory reset, the update persisted. Is this still normal?
    I'm unclear on the actual versions you are referring to. When it was shipped, what version was on it? 1709, 1803, 1809? And after the Reset, same question. Thanks.
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    f14tomcat said:
    I'm unclear on the actual versions you are referring to. When it was shipped, what version was on it? 1709, 1803, 1809? And after the Reset, same question. Thanks.
    It was shipped in 1803 and I updated it to 1809. After factory reset, it was still 1809.
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    timyc said:
    It was shipped in 1803 and I updated it to 1809. After factory reset, it was still 1809.
    If you used the Factory OEM Recovery partition to do the Reset, it would have gone back to 1803, it had no choice. Either it updated without you knowing after the reset, or the reset didn't work.
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    One thing you can do, if you want to and have the time.

    Just to verify your current state....

    Do a WINVER command and post a picture of the results here.

    Hold the Win Key and press R. Type WINVER and enter.

    Do the Reset again, and immediately after the Reset has finished, do the WINVER again, and post the results.

    That will verify that the Reset actually did take.
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    Look in your computer manual or on the computer maker's website for their instructions for doing a factory reset.

    It sounds to me that you might have just done the Windows reset procedure which is entirely different.
    Recovery options in Windows 10 - Windows Help


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    Try3 said:
    Look in your computer manual or on the computer maker's website for their instructions for doing a factory reset.

    It sounds to me that you might have just done the Windows reset procedure which is entirely different.
    Recovery options in Windows 10 - Windows Help


    Denis
    That is entirely possible. Would explain the status quo.
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