If you need to reinstall Windows 10 on a Dell then you may need to download the operating system from Dell or Microsoft. I recommend you have an 8gb memory stick (at least) to generate a bootable USB drive.
Dell’s utility is here:
Microsoft’s tool is here:
Download here: https://neosmart.net/
This utility (free non-commercial) allows you to add a boot entry to your PC so you can reinstall Windows. You have to create a small separate partition first, then copy Windows disc files to that partition. You can then use EasyBCD to add the entry to the boot menu, select the Boot.WIM on the recovery partition, under Sources.
Not a huge fan of Windows 10 Startup/Repair options? Why not add your own System Recovery process to your Windows PC.
As part of Windows 10’s first November update in 2015, Microsoft changed the Windows 10 installer disc to also accept Windows 7 or 8.1 keys. This allowed users to perform a clean install Windows 10 and enter a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key during installation. Windows 10 would then report that key to Microsoft’s servers, and Windows 10’s activation servers would give your PC a “digital entitlement” (now a “digital license”) to continue using Windows 10 for free, just as if you had upgraded.
Now, even though the free upgrade offer is technically over, this method still functions in every version of Windows 10, from 2016’s Anniversary Update to the November 2019 Update. It works when installing Windows 10 with installation media or by entering the key after installing Windows 10. Enter any Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key that hasn’t previously been used to upgrade to 10, and Microsoft’s servers will give your PC’s hardware a new digital license that will allow you to continue using Windows 10 indefinitely on that PC.
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Introduction to CryptoPrevent Anti-Malware
YES, this is the original CryptoLocker prevention tool you’ve read about, designed to prevent infection from the first “ransomware” threat which emerged in late 2013, encrypting valuable data on the infected PC and offering decryption in exchange for large payment. Within a few months of CryptoPrevent’s initial release its reputation for effectiveness had created quite a buzz with features from Brian Krebs security blog (among many others) and by educators everywhere such as Ken Dwight ‘The Virus Doctor’, the infamous Britec09 on Youtube, and ultimately reaching televised news such as CNBC and The Today Show! Read more about the history of CryptoPrevent.
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