My K12 Windows 10 laptop is broken! PLEASE HELP!!!!

My K12 Windows 10 laptop is broken! PLEASE HELP!!!!

Simon34545
Dec 12, 2018
EDIT: turns out k12 says laptops should either be windows 7 or 8!!! is there any way i can downgrade without using windows 7 backup? could i download a windows 7/8 iso file, extract to a sd card, and run setup?

My K12 Windows 10 laptop is broken! PLEASE HELP!!!!
I've already tried sfc /scannow in cmd.exe and it found 2 broken objects in program files but i'm talking about MISSING files.
The settings app seems to have been ERASED from my hard drive and the start menu does not work.
Is there any way I can replace my windows directory with a good copy?
Here's my PC specs:
Windows 10 Education
Version 1703 (OS build 15063.1324)
System type: 64-bit OS, x64-based processor

» 5 Answers

  • Orangy57
    Dec 12, 2018
    Are you sure it's not just because you're using an educational laptop? Windows 10 has a ton of Administrative features now, and if the IT guys for your district don't want you to go into settings, they can restrict access. You can always reinstall windows 10 to your laptop from a flash drive, but it wouldn't be the educational version. From the looks of it, your laptop isn't broken at all, it's just being restricted by a domain.
  • Simon34545
    Dec 12, 2018
    no windows is BROKEN
    constant errors are popping in explorer and settings are gone and start menu wont work and it wasnt like this before
  • Simon34545
    Dec 12, 2018
    but could i install windows 7 from an sdcard if i extract an iso to it
  • Orangy57
    Dec 12, 2018
    It sounds like something's goofed up then. Make a backup of whatever files you want to keep onto a spare flash drive, and then use the Windows Media Creation Tool to reinstall windows 10 to your computer. Just a warning, you'll eventually get asked for a license and you'll need to skip it, meaning that you'll be running a deactivated version of windows which nags you about buying a license, unless you want to use a tool to activate it (illegally). Also you won't have any preinstalled K-12 features
  • ILuvGames
    Dec 12, 2018
    You should be able to refresh Windows 10 without losing your personal data from the Recovery Menu. You can launch that at Boot as you probably cannot launch it from within windows. Instructions are here but can be found elsewhere (obviously).

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4090-refresh-windows-10-a.html

    It might be better to install Windows 7/8 as a last resort.