Reset Windows 10 – DANGEROUS!

I was having trouble on my main laptop where I had exchanged a SSD for my hard drive. The computer would not go to sleep and even when powering down, I go an error when restarting. I decided to do a Windows Reset with the thought that it would just refresh Windows 10 – WRONG – it go rid of almost all the programs I had installed. To make matters even more upsetting, it didn’t fix the problem. Below is a list of the problems it removed – note it didn’t ask at all.

Apps removed while refreshing your PC
App name Publisher Version
7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) Igor Pavlov 9.20.00.0
Able2Extract 10.0 Investintech.com Inc. 10.0
Accidental Damage Services Agreement Dell Inc. 2.0.0
Adobe Acrobat X Pro – English, Français, Deutsch Adobe Systems 10.1.4
Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Incorporated 14.0.0.178
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Encore CS6 Library Adobe Systems Incorporated 6.0.0
Adobe Flash Player 17 NPAPI Adobe Systems Incorporated 17.0.0.169
Adobe Help Manager Adobe Systems Incorporated 4.0.244
Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Adobe Systems, Inc. 6.0
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Adobe Systems Incorporated 9.0.3.0
Adobe Premiere Elements 9 Adobe Systems Incorporated 9.0
Adobe Premiere Elements 9 Content Adobe Systems Incorporated 9.0
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Functional Content Adobe Systems Incorporated 6.0.0
Adobe Reader X MUI Adobe Systems Incorporated 10.0.0
Adobe SVG Viewer Adobe Systems, Inc. 1.0
Adobe Widget Browser Adobe Systems Incorporated. 2.0 Build 348
Adobe® Content Viewer Adobe Systems, Incorporated 3.4.3
Advanced Audio FX Engine Creative Technology Ltd 1.12.05
Apple Application Support Apple Inc. 2.3
Apple Software Update Apple Inc. 2.1.3.127
Audacity 2.1.1 Audacity Team 2.1.1
Banctec Service Agreement Dell Inc. 2.0.0
Belarc Advisor 8.3 Belarc Inc. 8.3.0.0
Blio K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc. 2.3.7140
Complete Care Business Service Agreement Dell Inc. 2.0.0
Consumer In-Home Service Agreement Dell Inc. 2.0.0
Cozi Cozi Group, Inc. 1.0.6505.38692
Dell DataSafe Local Backup Dell Inc. 9.4.67
Dell DataSafe Local Backup – Support Software Dell Inc. 9.4.67
Dell DataSafe Online Dell 2.1.19634
Dell Digital Delivery Dell Products, LP 2.1.1002.0
Dell Edoc Viewer Dell Inc 1.0.0
Dell Getting Started Guide Dell Inc. 1.00.0000
Dell Home Systems Service Agreement Dell Inc. 2.0.0
Dell MusicStage Fingertapps 1.6.225.0
Dell PhotoStage ArcSoft 1.5.0.130
Dell Stage Fingertapps 1.7.209.0
Dell Stage Remote ArcSoft 2.0.0.43
Dell Support Center Dell Inc. 3.1.5907.16
Dell VideoStage CyberLink Corp. 1.3.0.2513
Dell Webcam Central Creative Technology Ltd 2.01.15
Doxie 2.8.1 Apparent Corporation 2.8.1
eBay eBay Inc. 1.4.0
Eraser 6.0.10.2620 The Eraser Project 6.0.2620
Google Chrome Google Inc. 51.0.2704.103
Google Drive Google, Inc. 1.30.2170.0459
Google Talk Plugin Google 5.41.3.0
HandBrake 0.10.0 0.10.0
Hauppauge WinTV 7 Hauppauge Computer Works v7.0.29032
HL-5450DN Brother Industries, Ltd. 1.0.2.0
ImgBurn LIGHTNING UK! 2.5.8.0
Intel(R) Control Center Intel Corporation 1.2.1.1007
Intel(R) Management Engine Components Intel Corporation 8.0.1.1399
Intel(R) Processor Graphics Intel Corporation 10.18.10.4276
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology Intel Corporation 1.0.0.1024
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Intel Corporation 11.1.0.1006
Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.0 Intel 2.1.23.0
Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver Intel Corporation 1.0.4.220
Intel(R) WiDi Intel Corporation 3.0.12.0
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Intel Corporation 15.01.1000.0927
Intel® Trusted Connect Service Client Intel Corporation 1.23.219.2
LastPass (uninstall only) LastPass
Macrium Reflect Free Edition Paramount Software (UK) Ltd. 6.1
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Microsoft Corporation 14.0.7015.1000
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 5.1.50428.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 3.1.0000
Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 Core Components (x64) ENU Microsoft Corporation 2.0.1578.0
Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 Provider Services (x64) ENU Microsoft Corporation 2.0.1578.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 8.0.61001
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Microsoft Corporation 8.0.61000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x86 9.0.30729 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable – 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10.0.40219
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable – 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10.0.40219
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) Microsoft Corporation 10.0.50903
Mozilla Firefox 35.0 (x86 en-US) Mozilla 35.0
Mozilla Maintenance Service Mozilla 35.0
Nero Update Nero AG 1.0.0018
NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0.1 NVIDIA Corporation 2.0.1
NVIDIA Graphics Driver 337.88 NVIDIA Corporation 337.88
NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.13.1220 NVIDIA Corporation 9.13.1220
PlayReady PC Runtime x86 Microsoft Corporation 1.3.0
Premium Service Agreement Dell Inc. 2.0.0
QualxServ Service Agreement Dell Inc. 2.0.0
Quickset64 Dell Inc. 11.1.17
Sandboxie 5.06 (64-bit) Sandboxie Holdings, LLC 5.06
Skype™ 7.8 Skype Technologies S.A. 7.8.102
SmartSound Quicktracks for Premiere Elements 9.0 SmartSound Software Inc 3.12.3090
SyncToy 2.1 (x64) Microsoft 2.1.0
SyncUP Nero AG 10.2.16500
TeamViewer 11 TeamViewer 11.0.53254
TextPad
True Image WD Edition Acronis 16.0.5962
VLC media player VideoLAN 2.2.1
WildTangent Games WildTangent 1.0.2.5
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 15.4.3508.1109
Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections Microsoft Corporation 15.4.5722.2
WinPcap 4.1.2 CACE Technologies 4.1.0.2001
WM Recorder 16 AllAlex, Inc 16.6.0.0
Zinio Reader 4

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Original Post Below

I was trouble shooting a friend’s Windows 10 machine. For new accounts, the Start and Search menu did nothing at all. After trying numerous solutions, I gave up and tried a Windows Reset which did work. Here’s the process. (This has changed – go to Advanced – and this will give you an option to Reset.

 

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