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ARoga
Beginner
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How to override Windows Clean Boot settings

I have a NUC6I7KYK4. I had a problem and was advised in Windows Forums to do a Clean Boot. I followed their instructions but unfortunately I cannot now get past the logon screen. Is there any way to force a normal boot of the NUC similar to the Surface 2 key boot?

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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What kind of problem did you have?

If you hard power off the system (i.e. hold the power button down for longer than 4 full seconds) and then do a normal power on, you should see a menu that allows you to select to boot Windows 10 normally.

Hope this helps,

...S

ARoga
Beginner
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thx N. Scott. I set my system configuration as below and then rebooted. I now see I should have selected the Boot option. As a result when I boot the system I get taken to the Windows 10 logon screen which I cannot get past. Your suggestion does not make any difference.

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hello,

You may return to the last working configuration from Advanced Option Menu. This menu you can reach after booting from Window Installation Media USB:

  1. Boot from your Windows 10 installation USB.
  2. Select your language preferences and click/tap on Next.
  3. Click/tap on Repair your computer at the bottom.
  4. Click/tap on Troubleshoot.
  5. Click/tap on Advanced options.
  6. Click/tap on System Restore (use e restore point recorder on your PC to restore Windows).
  7. If prompted, click/tap on an administrator and follow the instruction on screen. Select the restore point form the list.
  8. After few Nexts, click Finish confirmed by Yes - the restore will start.
  9. Your PC will now restart and perform a System Restore.
  10. When the System Restore has completed successfully, click/tap on Restart.

Hope this helps

Leon

ARoga
Beginner
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Thx lw1948. Tried all that, to no avail. It keeps telling me I have got a crook PC. I have even tried resetting the registry entry for msonfig (I have access to my hard drive and used Load Hive to access registry on it). It also tells me I cannot save my data which is so sad given I can access it. Looks like I need a full reconstruction of my NUC and I cross my fingers about that:).

ARoga
Beginner
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OK, I decided to reinstall Windows 10 from USB. I get to the stage where it asks me which partition to install in and I have 4 options. None of them work, something about them being gpt partitions. Same deal for the Format option. I am stuck and seriously considering getting my money back. Can you help?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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What you want to do is delete all existing partitions and then install to the unpartitioned space. This lets Windows 10 optimally choose how to partition the drive and what type of partition table to utilize.

BTW, your description tells me you previously did a UEFI-based GPT install whereas you appear to be now attempting a Legacy install...

Hope this helps,

...S

ARoga
Beginner
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Thx, I am not attempting to do anything ,,, just follow Intel instructions which made no mention of a Legacy install. I have run Setup and disabled legacy install (no chance this was causing my original problem?) and now have a brand new system. Thx again.

LeonWaksman
Super User
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It think that it is not necessary to disable the legacy boot. More safe is working with bios set to default settings. You can set bios to default settings by entering to Bios and pressing F9 (confirmed by "Y") and then pressing F10(followed by "Y") to save settings and exit.

The following tutorial will guide you how to make Windows 10 clean installation: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html Windows 10 Help Forums . Skip on para. 12 (legacy boot) and continue fro para 13 (UEFI boot). Be careful to delete the old partitions (as explained in para. 13 A).

Leon

ARoga
Beginner
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Thx again. Actually, my original problem, which was Windows being normalized without any intervention on my part, has vanished with the new system. I think it is wise to schedule a refresh of Windows maybe once a year. Like a clean-out of junk in the house, which can be hard to do:)

LeonWaksman
Super User
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You don't need to reinstall Windows (clean installation) every time you have some problems. If you suspect that some junk is disturbing normal operation much easier (without loosing any data and without need to reinstall your programs) is to repair (replace your Windows ) with an In-place Upgrade : https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html Windows 10 Help Forums

Leon

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