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Alright so my current version of windows 10 won't let me boot smoothly. It usually takes 5-15 times of rebooting to get to my desktop screen. I'll go to boot regularly, and my windows will just sit there with that blinking dash in the top left, and won't do anything, so I reboot (5-15 times :/). 

 

I know I need to re-install windows, however I don't want to loose any of my data. I have over 2 terabytes of stuff from steam games to video recordings to software like Sony Vegas 13 and Photoshop. :/

 

I'm not sure how to do this so if someone could explain that would be great.

 

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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1 idea is that you could use the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable Windows 10 from a USB. So next time you boot, set boot priority to the flash drive. After putting in simple information such as language it will prompt you to install Windows. It allows you to keep your files, but unfortunately you do lose all of your applications, which could be redownloaded later.

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You will need to copy your data to a seperate drive. Then reinstall windows 10 on your boot drive. Or just never turn your computer off so you don't have to deal with long boot times thats what i do lol.

I don't have a separate drive for the data

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1 idea is that you could use the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable Windows 10 from a USB. So next time you boot, set boot priority to the flash drive. After putting in simple information such as language it will prompt you to install Windows. It allows you to keep your files, but unfortunately you do lose all of your applications, which could be redownloaded later.

I might try that

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I might try that

You can actually just do that from within windows. Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Reset this PC.

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You can actually just do that from within windows. Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Reset this PC.

will i still lose everything?

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will i still lose everything?

It will ask you that during the process. You can choose to remove apps and settings, but let everything else remain just like you left it.

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RAM: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 @ DDR4-3066

Storage: (3x) Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5", Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280

PSU: Seasonic Prime TX-750

OS: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Additional fan: Noctua - NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan

Case: Fractal Design - Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

GPU: ASUS Radeon RX 580 Dual OC 4GB

Display: MSI 27L Optix MAG272QP @ 165Hz

 

OLD Build (SOLD):

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It will ask you that during the process. You can choose to remove apps and settings, but let everything else remain just like you left it.

Alright ill try it, thanks for the help

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