How to Reset Windows 10 or 11 via Windows RE

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There are situations where Windows doesn’t boot or the “Reset this PC” option in Update & Security (Settings) does not work. In such cases, you can reset Windows 10 or 11 via the Windows Recovery Environment (“Windows RE” or “WinRE”). This article tells you how to reset the PC via WinRE. Resetting through the Windows … Read more

“Keep personal files and apps” is Grayed Out During Setup

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When you attempt to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 10 or 11, the “Keep personal files and apps” option may be disabled. The following message appears at the bottom of the dialog:

Your files, apps, and settings can't be kept because you've chosen to install Windows 11 using a different language than you're currently using.

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Error “Access is Denied” when running “Bootrec /Fixboot”

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When you run the “bootrec /fixboot” command from Windows RE, the error “Access is denied” occurs: Bootrec /FixMbr — writes the master boot record of the system partition using the master boot record compatible with Windows. This operation does not overwrite the existing partition table. Bootrec /FixBoot — write a new boot sector onto the … Read more

[Fix] Windows Update (Wuauserv) Service Error 1058

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When you attempt to start the Windows Update service via Services MMC or command-line, the following error may occur:

Windows could not start the Windows Update service on Local Computer.

Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

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How to Move EFI System Partition to Another Drive in Windows 10 or 11

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The EFI partition is created automatically when you install Windows. However, after adding a second HDD/SSD and installing Windows on that disk, you may realize that the EFI system partition remains on the old hard disk. You wonder how to move the EFI partition from the old hard drive to the new one.Read more