I was wondering if anyone can give me any advice or help with the issue I have been encountering. About a year ago, MikTeX packages weren't installing (for some reason unknown). What I found was that if I simply press the "Enter" key enough times after it keeps asking me about packages I need to compile using WinEdt, I can still get my PDF to generate.
Along comes the update of Windows 10. Now nothing will compile. It basically just gives up and no PDF is ever generated. I went as far as to delete everything "MikTeX" on my computer that I could (apparently it found over 100,000 items to delete), and I even uninstalled every version of WinEdt that I had. I then downloaded the newest version of WinEdt, but when I tried to download MikTeX again, for some reason it gave me some bizarre error code telling me it couldn't be done (even after installation seemed to be completed).
Also, after I apparently deleted all of the MikTeX packages from the past, I still found the entire thing. I tried deleting those but it says it couldn't be deleted because it is still running in another program. What program could it be running in if I already uninstalled WinEdt?
I have a terrible knowledge about how computer software works, and I do not know computer jargon that well, so if someone could explain to me what is going on and how I can fix the problem in basic terms, it would be very much appreciated! Thanks!