Yes, i have some data that i need in Win 10. I appreciate your responses and I see by the time you do, its early in the morning, leaving me the entire day just waiting for assistance. Is there no other moderator available? You mention a "Frank' to butt in. I believe he was the first one to respond and just stopped. Are you asking me to get in touch with him or are you? Now, as far as reinstalling win 10, I have no way of knowing if i can still do this. I would have to start from scratch. I still have the usb drive with the 'tools'. Would that install win 10 again? BTW, how do u set the os as the first booster? I think your "Frank' was not a admirer for BCD. Also, now with Win 11, does it make any sense to install win 10?