alexbach

Level 1
Hi Everyone,

My laptop is pretty slow and I am planning to get the new MacBook Air. However, I have to use it till the Mac hits the market. Unfortunately, the only thing I haven't tried is refreshing/resetting Windows. But I can't even do that because the error "There was a problem refreshing/resetting your PC, No changes were made"

Any help?
 

stepseven84

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Maybe an OS image made with Macrium could be useful in this case.
I don't know what could be the cause of your problem, you might try with a new and clean ISO installation.
 
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alexbach

Level 1
Hey, I don't know how to install an OS using an ISO file. However, I do have the installation CD that comes with the system.
 
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shmu26

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Hey, I don't know how to install an OS using an ISO file. However, I do have the installation CD that comes with the system.
So use the CD. If you have a hardware problem, reinstalling Windows will not help. But if it is software, there is a good chance that reinstalling will help.
Be prepared to reinstall your programs, and backup your important data before you start.
 
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Local Host

Level 11
Hi Everyone,

My laptop is pretty slow and I am planning to get the new MacBook Air. However, I have to use it till the Mac hits the market. Unfortunately, the only thing I haven't tried is refreshing/resetting Windows. But I can't even do that because the error "There was a problem refreshing/resetting your PC, No changes were made"

Any help?
Most of the times I saw this error, was related to a dying hard-drive, I hope for your sake it's a Software Issue.
 

imuade

Level 6
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This happened to me too, I wasn't able to either make a fresh install or revert to a backup I made.
So, I used the media creation tool to reinstall Windows.
 
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alexbach

Level 1
Would it remove all the files from my computer, especially my Desktop. I don't want to lost it please.
 
Hi,

There was a problem resetting your PC message can prevent you from restoring Windows 10 to the original state. So as @imuade and @Umbra suggested, I'd also recommend you to do a fresh installation. Most of the time this is only a software problem.

You can also try the "Start System Oriented Repair" on your PC too. There is a guide here: Fix: There Was a Problem Resetting Your PC in Windows 10 - ValidEdge

However, if you're still getting no success, then your hard disk might be corrupted. So I would suggest you check your Hard Drive Health using this tool first: Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
 
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Local Host

Level 11
You can fix any Windows Files with Windows ISOs, by booting the setup and entering recovery mode (is way more efficient than the built-in recovery mode in most cases, cause most Windows setups are badly done without the recovery partition that Windows needs).

Is faster than a clean install, and you won't lose any files.
 
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