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Should i hard reset my phone after a update?

Q: Should i hard reset my phone after a update?

Hello, i am tarequl, i was wondering, is it necessary to hard reset my phone after a update? And how much would be the size of the upcoming anniversary update? Thaks.

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A: Should i hard reset my phone after a update?

There's no real need to hard reset after an update unless you have a problem that needs a hard reset.
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Hello, i am tarequl, i was wondering, is it necessary to hard reset my phone after a update? And how much would be the size of the upcoming anniversary update? Thaks.

A:Should i hard reset my phone after a update?

There's no real need to hard reset after an update unless you have a problem that needs a hard reset.
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A:Bootloop continues even after hard reset and using windows phone recovery tool. Can Anyone Help ME?

Man i have the same problem with my l930. when i shot the camera it reboots and start a bootloop, it stops looping just when on battery charger.
Some times starts a boot loop randomly. And i have to use the charger again.
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have posted another topic on bleepingcomputer about this I just want some extra help as responses could be slow...


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after the latest windows 10 update my pin lock pad doesn't show(known issue). tried hard reset but after the exclamation mark appears as soon as the volume up button is pressed the phone reboots hence the the hard reset is not possible.
ive tried it several times but can't reach the reset.
any solutions ?

A:lumia 535 on latest windows 10 update. can't perform a hard reset.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question after the latest windows 10 update my pin lock pad doesn't show(known issue). tried hard reset but after the exclamation mark appears as soon as the volume up button is pressed the phone reboots hence the the hard reset is not possible.
ive tried it several times but can't reach the reset.
any solutions ? you can use WDRT tool to roll back to stable windows build. and join the fast ring in future where the builds have become much more reliable.
walkthrough is here :> How to roll back Windows 10 Mobile from Fast and Slow Ring to Production release | Windows Central
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I currently use windows insider on my lumiam920 with latest official win10 10586.494, but i need reset phone from settings/system. So my question is: what after reset my version os system? Its 8.1 lr still win10mobile 10586.494 or else?
If 8.1 can i get again update from windows insider to 10586.494?
And if that after reset win10m can i again update for 10586.494?
Thank you

A:L920 Reset phone

If your build is 10586.494,then you are not an insider.
However,if you do a hard reset,you will still have windows 10 on your device
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Is it Good or Bad option to reset my phone?

A:Is it good to reset my phone?

Hi and welcome to WindowsCentral. What did you just do that makes you think you need to reset your phone?
Are you experiencing any problems with your phone?
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I have factory reset/hard reset on my Acer Iconia W700 a couple times and i never had this problem before, i gone in to the BIOS no problem!!!
Can someone help me please?? Thanks!!!

A:Windows 8 tablet factory reset/hard reset problem!!! HELP!!

Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.
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I'm JD
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I'm ready to throw phone in bin.

A:reset error on window phone 7

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Errors given were 8000ffff/80048264/0x80048264.
common errors affecting windows 7 and 8 users for a last few days. At present there is no concrete solution for this but you could perform another hard reset, check for system date and time if they are correct. For now refer to this thread: Cant sign into live account ERROR 0X80048264 - Microsoft Community
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I look forward to your reply!!!! THANKS!!!

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Windows Fast Ring most recent update yesterday on Lumia 435 mobile.
Now no keyboard,.
I need to get to About to activate reset this phone.

I used to type in About in Settings search. What other way is there to get to About, or another way to reset.
Do I need to revert back to Windows 8.1 then upgrade back to Windows 10.
Looking for the best way...if no other way to get to About.


Sorry was in a hurry for a resolve needing my phone up and running before morning.
Ok I found About in System and now my Lumia is resetting.
Resetting to what I don't know yet.

A:Lumia 435 no keyboard to get to About to activate reset phone

The reset went well with my keyboard back in working order on my Lumia 435
First thing...stop Insider Builds for 3 days.
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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.
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A:Phone is no longer compatible with previously-installed apps after reset.

Various issues.... some apps may have been updated to a newer version that isn't available on the older version of windows. Another being that maybe the app didn't correctly update the info in the store, improperly showing that 8.1 is still compatible. Also, apps can be set per device/carrier/region.
All I can suggest is copying what you want from the card (pics, music, etc), then formatting it . You should be able to set the SD card for app installs again. As for the apps that will not allow you to install again at may be out of luck there.
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Same thing happened to one of my relatives yesterday! I suggested we did a restart before we tried anything else and on restarting the apps all reappeared and her desktop came back as she remembered it.

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A:Windows update stuck at 0% after trying to update it after i reset it to factory

I've found that the first set of Windows 8 updates takes forever to get past 0% Downloading. Just let it go for a couple hours.
Someone on Reddit described it as:

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A:A update caused windows update settings to reset?

Quote: Originally Posted by hexaq

but I know I will disable all windows updates if this happens again.

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Originally Posted by Windows Central Question my preview update us causing my phone's memory to get full. any way of helping me to delete the preview and save up some memory space ???? You've try Hard reset if you don't want to remove preview. Else , follow the #1 Step from this link ---------------
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A:Windows Phone Notifications on Anniversary Update?

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A:Phone won't update, Whatsapp wont install

this issue is related to update getting stuck at o% here is a link to microsoft discussion where a workaround has been posted :>
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Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have a nokia lumia 650 and after an automatic update my favorite app crashes every time I try to open it. I have uninstalled the app and re-installed it with no change. I want to go back to the firmware build from before the update. Let your phone upgrade all your apps some hours, you can check progress in Store -> Dowloads.
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A:Reset after update?

Originally Posted by graydog

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A:why cant i do a hard reset

If you can't figure out the hardware keys, you can reset the phone through settings > about > reset my phone.
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It was a struggle to get the phone to update in the 1st place, requiring many soft resets and possibly turning battery saver off. So now it tells me it has successfully downloaded and installed 2 updates, but the settings tile and one other are now gone from the start screen. Just gone, not replaced by another feature. I just see the blank/dark blue color where the tiles should be. What happened and how do i get them back?
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Hi there

Samsung S5 users on some networks (Vodafone and associated carriers) will find that after the 5.0 Android updates things like links in email / internet will fail with messages like "Vodafone update unexpectedly stopped" and the application will end.

Vodafone is of course 2,000,000% useless on their call centres.

What you need to do is whether or not you backed up first -- INSTALL KIES / KIES3 for Samsung S5 on your PC --it works on W10.

BACKUP your phone

Do a complete system reset



A:Sansung S5 users -- Android update -- BACKUP PHONE !!!!!!

Can't you just do a reset from settings on the phone without having to use Kies?
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A:why is my battery drains so fast after os update on my windows phone?

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A:Has Adobe Update Virus immobilised my PC, phone and ipad?

I found some settings on my router had been changed and re-setting these appears to have solved the problem.
Feel free to ignore this thread.
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Ok people,
just a little tip to get you to 8.1 a bit quicker after a factory restore back to W8.

You do not need the Net framework updates/browser choice or malicious software removal tools KBxxxxx's,
about 25 approx.


A:factory reset to 8 update to 8.1 little tip

Before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, you do not need to install all Windows 8 updates from Windows Update. You only need to install KB2871389 update, then you?ll be able to install the Windows 8.1 update via the Windows Store. But if you've opened the Windows Store and you don't see the Windows 8.1 update, then you will need to also install KB2917499 update.

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My -month-old laptop was running poorly so I backed up my data to an external drive and used the Settings menu to reset the computer to its original state including deleting all data files nbsp The reset hung up at for many minutes without change so I tried a hard reset per the instructions on hard to reset Unable the HP Support website nbsp I removed the battery held down the Power button for seconds to discharge the capacitors reinstalled the battery and hit the Power button nbsp I get a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner for a few seconds then the HP logo appears for a few seconds then the screen goes dark nbsp This repeats endlessly nbsp No startup menu ever appears Ctrl-Alt-Del has no effect and repeating the hard reset instructions has no effect nbsp The startup seems to get caught in a never-ending loop nbsp I just want to reset the laptop to its original configuration Any suggestions nbsp nbsp

A:Unable to hard reset

There are other ways you could run Reset/Recovery:
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View Solution.

A:HDMI Hard Reset.

Hello,Sorry just got everything sorted thanks.
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i want to hard reset my laptop bac to out of the box factory settings but everytime i try it with the f11 option it keeps asking for a disc to continue. laptop didnt come with a operating system disc. and if i try to fully reset it throught the options menu it doesnt do anything, all it does is say this will take a moment then that screen closes and nothing ever happens it takes me back to my desktop but never resets my computer.

A:i can not hard reset my laptop

Hello, Your PC came with Windows 8.1. The Win 10 upgrade killed the recovery partition. You need an HP Recovery disc set . The Grzy
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Initially I was facing a problem wherein the keys A,S,D,F and some other keys were not working. The mousepad was also not working fine. I searched the net and got a page that suggested hard reset. Hence, I did the followingStep 01. Turned OFF the NotebookStep 02. Un-plugged the Power/AC Adapter and also removed the BatteryStep 03. Pressed and Held the Power Button of the Notebook for a full minuteStep 04. Re-inserted the battery back in  As soon as I re-inserted the battery, the following happenedPower button with LED indicator - is continuously onBattery charging LED indicator - is continuously onPower/standby LED indicator - is continuously onScreen is blank. Nothing is displayed on screen If I remove the battery the lights shut down. As soon as I put the battery the lights are on. Pressing the power button continuouslt doesn't help. Can someone please help in resolving the issue and starting my laptop.
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A:Reset Hard Drive

Well, for starters your disk is dynamic - no good. If you want that many primary partitions, initialize it in GPT.
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Product # N9T28AV (X360 15 inch convertibles)How do you do a "Hard Power Reset" as the battery is not accessible?...on older HP laptops with access to the battery, you would remove power plug, remove battery, hold the power button in for 30 seconds. Reassemble.I can find other reset references to different types of convertible devices but not the N9T28AVIf this is posted in the wrong section, please move to the correct locationIn anticipationThank you

A:Hard power reset

I asked HP about this earlier today.   There is no current documentation that describes how to hard reset an x360 notebook.   I have no idea as to how long it wil take before the Hard reset document is updated. As soon as it happens I will let you know.
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Hi! I've a great problem. I've activated HP Drive Encryption with no fingerprint access and my tablet dowsn't recognize my password. I can't login and I don't know how to enter in the BIOS. How can I do a hard reset?Thanks!

A:Hard Reset on HP Elite X2

Hard reset document  You will need to contact HP directly for your issue. See the following web document for contact options.
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After spending after boot reset. only hard will PC many hours perusing various threads on numerous sites I find myself no PC will only boot after hard reset. further on troubleshooting the following boot problem The PC will not boot from cold but will work perfectly after a hard reset Apologies in advance for this massive post but it will prevent exploring places I have explored already I built the following system for my son for Christmas ABIT NF V mb AMD PC will only boot after hard reset. Sempron Boxed with fan single stick mb Kingston DDR Memory ATI Radeon mb video card Sony DVD drive Single Western Digital WD JD rpm SATA gb HDD Zoom G-Wireless USB mbs card TV XP global TV tuner card PCI LG S TFT monitor W PSU with V on the V rail Windows XP home On first assembly everything booted up and worked fine The following day on a cold boot the system hung before during POST No single normal beep and fans were turning and both HDD and DVD drive lights came on The reset button did not have any effect A couple of hard power-offs did the trick - system booted into windows fine Again the following day on a cold start the system hung but I had a couple of different POST codes at different times Two tone siren short beeps repeating longer beep about sec long but did not self shut down just continued with the beeping until I switched the power off reset had no effect On investigating various web sites threads I decided on replacing the PSU two tone beeps out of limit voltage detection and on looking on ABIT TEQ the V rail was a bit unstable about - I also increased AGP and Vcore voltages by small amounts as recommended on the Abit Forum threads but no improvement I replaced the PSU with a Jeantech W unit Bet you can guess though New PSU did not help I have since done three clean installs of windows and formatted the HDD to try to eliminate virus driver snags Incidentally on the windows install the soft reboots initiated by windows setup resulted in single repeated beeps and system hangs Hard power off and reboot again enabled a normal boot back into windows Other threads suggest that the single repeating beep is not a terminal main board problem and I suspected the CMOS battery not enough juice to store the configuration hence the hanging on cold boot but changing it has not helped either I have also swapped RAM and graphics card ATI radeon XT from my other PC to eliminate those components as suspect Also tried running the RAM as rather than - Symptoms remained each time I then noticed that the DVD rom was not always recognised in the BIOS and so suspected an IDE channel failure After discussion with tech support people at ABIT I then RMAed the motherboard and replaced it for an ASUS K V X SE Since fitting the ASUS board the only remaining problem is that the PC will still not boot first time from cold You have to do a hard reset and then it boots fine and runs very well into windows I have now been investigating threads about the WD JD hard drive and its compatibility with the VT R chipset I have jumpered the HDD to lock at mb s Have also swapped in a different DVD drive but no change I am left with thinking that this is a BIOS setting issue or a SATA IDE conflict or BOOT issue I have tried play with boot order and the RAID screen but there appears to be nothing to change there I have also flashed the BIOS to from the ASUS web site I have checked for motherboard shorts seems clear I am also thinking of getting an EIDE HDD just to see if this is the problem but can t see why SATA shouldn t run with IDE on the same board So far I have Changed PSU twice Changed the mainboard Swapped in RAM Swapped in Graphics Card Changed GPU fan supply source Changed CMOS battery Changed voltages in the bios at the advice of the tech support man in UK Run various software based hardware checks eg PC Check and memtest which have all passed Sorry bout the war and peace but having read many threads it seems to pay to be thorough I really am starting struggle... Read more

A:PC will only boot after hard reset.

Wow, sounds like you've essentially swapped in a brand new computer.

You didn't put jumpers on the hard drive, did you? I've heard of that messing up SATA drives. Poke around the BIOS and mess with the drive settings, including raid configs that might not exist. it definately sounds like a BIOS problem related to your hard drive.

That does seem like a royal pain though.
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I shut down my laptop today and went shopping. When I came home, it wouldn't turn on. This has happened a couple of times before and I've tried giving it a hard reset. I tried turning it on without the battery and just the power cord and nothing. The light where the power cord goes in is on when it is plugged in. I tried everything and still won't start. My warranty for this laptop is gone and don't know what else to try. Please help!

A:Won't start. Tried hard reset and everything

Hi @krakaholyknight, Thank you for your query. I am happy to lend a helping hand. To confirm that I have the correct product, yours is a HP Stream Notebook-11-d007na? I understand that your notebook was working when you shut it down. When you tried turning it on again it would not start. This has occurred a couple of times before and a hard reset  resolved the issue. You tried removing the battery but that did not help. You do see a light on the power port when connected to AC power.  Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10). Please let me know the outcome. If this has helped you to resolve the issue, please click on "Accept as Solution" on said post. To show that you 'like', or are thankful for my post, kindly click the ?Thumbs Up? below. If there is anything else I can do to help, please be sure to let me know!
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If I make a hard reset to my phone, will be deleted also the content of the memory card?

A:Hard reset WM10

If you initiate from the settings menu you will be asked whether or not to erase the SD card. If you initiate using the key combination from a phone that will not start, I don't know what the default behavior is. I suggest you remove the card before using the key combination just to be safe.
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Is there any way to disable a hard reset of a laptop (i.e. holding the power button down for five seconds)? Could one use C sharp or something like this to achieve this goal? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Disable Hard Reset

There's usually a setting in the BIOS to control this behavior. In XP and Vista you can adjust the settings for the Power button in the Control Panel...Power Options applet.
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Hi, I've been working on a computer that has had a lot of recent issues with its hard drive, and I'm getting tired of trying to fix it with the computer utilities. Could I have a link to instructions on how to completely reset my hard drive, erasing everything on it? The computer is a Dimension 8250 and doesn't have a warrantee any longer, nor does it have anything valuable on it, although I could easily transfer the few remaining files that I would like to keep onto another computer. I also have the XP boot disc, so I should be ready to do this. Thks.

A:Reset Hard Drive

Hi .

If "reset" means delete everything...

You can just use the XP delete everything on any drive, before creating a new partition/formatting/installing XP.

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i had a look at another way to restore it:

only difference is, i downloaded the 4.3 restore version, the version i'm sure my SHSH blobs will be (correct me if i'm wrong, im not sure on that point)

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My stupid LG cell phone is listed along with may harddrives in windows explorer. As far as I can tell, it serves no function being there, but whenever I accidntally click on it, explorer crashes. How can I remove it?

A:LG cell phone listed along with hard drives - causing crashes...

When you first plugged it in, I would think Windows Update installed a driver. Maybe you should see if LG has software for it. The phone should show up as a removable device, in explorer. My Windows phone does.

It may or may not be the best idea, but it can be uninstalled in Device manager. But I believe it should show up when connected. But, as I said, it can be uninstalled. Right click the LG phone and select uninstall. I would try the Update Driver first, though.
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Okay so I was using 7 update reset Windows Solved: everything? my computer Toshiba Satelite Windows bit as usual today then that window thing popped up asking me to restart my computer to make system updates or whatever like it usually does When it was done it brought me Solved: Windows 7 update reset everything? to my desktop screen but I noticed a few things were different First my Solved: Windows 7 update reset everything? background image was gone and when I went on my start menu all the programs I had pinned on there had disappered It was like I turned on my computer for the first time ever and all the default programs were reset to the originals I looked in my library to make sure all my documents were still there and they were all gone So I did a little more digging and found that all of the programs I had before were still installed so that s good And then I went to my user folder and found all my documents However they don t show up in my library folders I just don t know how to get things back to the way before I really hope someone else knows how to get everything back None of my default stuff if the same all of my preferences have been reset All of my fonts that I ve downloaded are gone as are all my themes nbsp

A:Solved: Windows 7 update reset everything?

looks something went wrong with your user profile.

is user account control enabled?
try to reboot the system and log in with your user account.

also check in the users folder on your C drive if there are any other user folders except for your userfolder, default user folder and public.

oh, and if nothing of the above makes sense you can just restore to an earlier restore point using system restore.
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I have checked services to make sure it was turned on.

I tried to upload a snipit to show you the error but for some reason it wont let me download it Argh! It should have downloaded.

Here is the error code on the update page 8024A008
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Hi, folks.

I appreciate the tutorials here (as always), but my head is swimming in all the variations. So, I hope you don't mind me getting straight to the point.

I am running Win 8.1 Update 1 & want to wipe my C drive and re-install Windows.I originally purchased Win 8 Pro during the introductory UPGRADE (from Win 7) offer; so, I have a Win 8 ISO & product key.

May I use the reset option in Win 8.1 Update 1 to...
wipe my C driveinstall / activate Win 8 using my ISO on an external USB driveupdate to Win 8.1 & Update 1 from the App Store

It's a shame MS is making this so complicated now-a-days. hehe.


A:Reset Win 8.1 Update 1 > Win 8 Upgrade Product Key & ISO

just get a Windows 8.1 with Update 1 ISO dude, why go through all this updgrading from 8 to 8.1 then to 8.1.1

its very time consuming and leaves a lot of leftover garbage

nothing beats a clean install

I have the ISO for Windows 8.1 with Update one and Windows 8.1 Core/Pro directly from MSDN Hashes verified

but I can't post them here or I will get b4nn3d
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A:Laptop won't update, reset, or backup.

Similar problem with Dell XPS 8300 (Win 7 converted to 10).  For months it's been the spinning wheel on a black screen that won't complete. Usually resolved by restarting many, many times. Neither Dell nor Windows diagnostics suggest a problem. A particularly persistent set of hangups occurred yesterday. This morning, a restart has produced a persistent gray "Getting windows ready, don't turn off your computer" screen. I'll see where it goes.
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A:Windows won't update after a system reset?

Hello Dark786, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could download an official Windows 8.1 ISO file using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Afterwards, you could create a USB from the ISO, and do a clean install of Windows 8.1.

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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A:Desktop/settings reset on update

I tried to delete the old admin account, but the computer says built-in accounts cannot be deleted.

After restarting, the original account is still completely ruined -- hardly functions, doesn't load desktop/theme, didn't load transparency, can't install files, etc. It also constantly links itself to C:\Users\TEMP because it is broken.

The new account works fine, but I want to find a way to fix the other account. It cannot be deleted, so I can either just ignore it or find a way to fix it.
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A:Reset Windows (XP) Update History

You can uninstall Windows Updates from the Add/remove programs applet in Control Panel. Any that have been applied to your system should be listed there.

If you formatted and reinstalled you may not have done any updates yet. If you reinstalled over the top of the previous install it may have "broken" previous updates by replacing their files with older ones.

Which way round did you do it?
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When Windows 7 completes an update all of my icons are moved to the left side and some are missing. I set everthing back to the way I had it. I don't know if this is connected to the problem, but I will place the computor in the "Sleep Mode", then when I wake it up I get the message, "Please wait while widows configures your desk top." This just started about 2 weeks ago. I have set Windows to inform me of new updates before they are download and installed.
I have never seen this before, hope someone knows have to fix it.


A:Desktop reset to default after each update

Do you have a System Restore point before this began? I would revert to it now.

If not run SFC /SCANNOW Command.

In addition run a few Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything.

Work through these other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to check over everything.
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A:Windows 7 won't boot after reset + update

Hello hadi413545 and Welcome to PCHF

After you get to the stage when you see just the black background and the cursor:

Press 1 (one) time CTR+ALT+DEL
On the Window that opens, select New>Task
On the new Window, navigate into C:\Windows and find explorer.
Select it and click OK.
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