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Solved Need to Reinstall Windows 10 OS. Save OS on Rescue Disk?

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  1. referee07

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    I need to reinstall my computer's Windows 10 OS. Should I save the OS on the Rescue Disk? If the OS is bad and I save it to the Rescue Disk, won't the bad OS be re-installed? Also, will the Rescue Disk work without the OS being on the disk? Thanks in advance to any and all replies?
     
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    Why do you intend to reinstall the os?

    If you need a clean install of windows 10 format everything and use the original windows 10 installation disc.

    Recovery discs repairs the system(some errors may not be corrected in this way) whereas a clean install removes the imstalled os and installs a new copy of it.
     
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    PopinArt, thanks for the reply. Widows 10 has been crashing, and when my computer starts again, there is a message indicating that Windows had a problem loading and needed to restart. This happened over-and-over. I had been working with dvk01, a Moderator at STS.org, who suggested that I need to reinstall the Windows 10 OS. The article from Tech Republic indicated that I need to have a Recovery Drive before I attempt to reinstall Windows 10. When I began making the Recovery Drive on a thumb drive, I had to check whether or not I wanted to add the OS to the Recovery Drive. And, I would like to know if by adding the more-than-likely corrupt Windows 10 OS to the Recovery Drive thumb drive and use the Recovery Drive when I reset my computer to keep my files when I reinstall the OS, will I be re-introducing the corrupt OS back in my computer?
     
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    Do you use a laptop or a pc and was windows 10 preinstalled in it?
     
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    I have never tried to recover a pc from a designated Recovery Disk. Brand name machines always costs $200 more than a self built one, and has less features on the motherboard. I always just copy out the files I want to a USB memory stick, then boot the DVD/USB memory stick created with MS Media Creation Tool. and do a custom/clean install.
     
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    If you use a laptop, then there should be a recovery partition in it. And if it is there, you don't need any installation disc or recovery disc.
    Just start the boot menu during system startup. Should be Esc or function keys.
    There should be a option-System recovery/troubleshoot. Select that and the windows will automatically do a clean install.
     
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    PopinArt and lunarlander, thanks for your replies. I use a Dell laptop and it came with Windows 10 pre-installed. dvd01 included a link to an article by Tech Republic called "Reset Your Windows 10 System With the Keep My Files Option." This article shows how to preform a fresh install of Windows 10 while keeping all of the data intact. I can pretty much follow the step-by-step instructions of the article, but the article indicates that I will need to have created a Recovery Drive beforehand. My concern is, if I include the current Windows 10 OS on the Recovery Drive, will it (with a probable corrupt file or files on it) be re-introduced into my computer? And, if I don't include the current Windows 10 OS on the Recovery Drive, will the Recovery Drive work. I live outside of the U.S. and I know of no good computer shops where I can take my computer to a computer tech to work on it.

    Thanks again for the help.
     
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    Can you give a link to the article?

    I think dvk01 is in this forum too. If he's the same person, you can ask him for further assistance.
     
  9. dmccoy

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    The recovery drive is just a precaution of having a backup before performing the Reset procedure. If you have a current backup or it is not needed then you can proceed.
     
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    PopinArt and dckeks, thanks for the replies. I believe that I have a good back-up now via Acronis. And, if-worse-comes-to-worse, I believe that I can reinstall what I currently now have. Thanks for all of your help.
     
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    Sure, let us know if need anything else and if not please mark Solved.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  13. referee07

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    dckeks, done. And, thanks again for your help.
     
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