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  1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Home
       2016-02-29 #280

    Brink said: View Post
    You could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before it did this to undo it.

    System Restore Windows 10
    Thanks but I have narrowed it down to only downloaded themes are affected. Not any default themes. I don't really do restore points anyway. This reminds me of 98 or was it Me.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,504
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2016-02-29 #281

    I'm glad you got it narrowed down to the cause.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Home
       2016-03-01 #282

    Brink said: View Post
    I'm glad you got it narrowed down to the cause.
    I have narrowed it down a little more to Aero Lite Theming.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Professional
       2016-03-03 #283

    Brink said: View Post
    Yep, if you moved the user profile(s) and Program Files to another location, then that would be why they won't be kept.

    You should be able to move them back to their default locations on C, and then see if you may be able to successfully do a repair install.
    Hello, I've seen posts earlier that doing an in-place upgrade as a repair installation instead of a refresh or reset would retain more stuff (programs, apps etc.) that are currently in place. I tried to do a refresh through the internal troubleshooting but an error came back saying that the User Profiles need to be on the same drive as operating system.
    I had previously followed the instructions of the tutorial on ďmoving user profile folder to another locationĒ and that had been working fine until I lost the use of the Start button, and Edge.
    I was hoping that I wouldnít need to return them to the original default location because the OS and programs are on my C: drive, which is an SSD. My user accounts are on my D: drive thatís a regular HDD. The problem is, my user account alone is larger than the SSD C: drive, so Iím not sure if it would work.
    If it doesnít, I do use OneDrive and most of my personal files are on that. Since itís backed up in the OneDrive cloud and on my laptop Iím thinking would it work if I removed it from my user account, and then move the user back to the C: drive?
    For the numbers, I have 43 GB free on C: and the user account size is 127 GB, if I removed 100 GB of the OneDrive folder would I only be moving back 27 GB? Which would leave 16 GB on C: minus the 8.9 GB needed for the In-place upgrade, and finally come up with a little over 7 GB on C:
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,361
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-03-03 #284

    Gudzilla,

    Have you tried just clicking on the "Upgrade Now" button here:
    Windows 10
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,504
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2016-03-03 #285

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Gudzilla,

    Have you tried just clicking on the "Upgrade Now" button here:
    Windows 10
    Yep, that would be step 6 in the tutorial for more details to help.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Professional
       2016-03-04 #286

    Thanks for the suggestion. I went with it and tried, but no luck. After it went through the whole process, the start button, and Edge were still not working. After that, as a lark I opened the Microsoft store to see if there was someway I could download Edge as an app. A pop-up for a chat opened, so I connected with a Microsoft rep on a remote assistance session. He suggested creating a new user account, and when we opened that, Start and Edge were working again.
    I imagine re-downloading for the upgrade over-wrote whatever errors there were, but that account was just stuck.
    Before all of this started I had added two new RAM sticks and somehow inserted them in wrong. It had a lot of boot-up problems so I went through the blue screen troubleshooting page. I did a system restore to a point before I had done the installation, but no luck. It ended up with the only other option possible a compete new install from scratch. Before I did that I opened the case back up thinking the new RAM might be damaged, and I saw what was wrong. I got it to boot-up, but it still ran kind of shaky after that.
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  8. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home build 10240
       2016-03-04 #287

    Brink said: View Post
    Charlie,

    You might consider doing a clean install to the latest build instead.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
    Hi Shawn,

    Wow, this was "Quite The Challenge", now I feel I could write C++ for Windows Development Team, "Only Kidding"!!!

    I'm extremely pleased that you and OldMike65 gave me the confidence through your "Caring and Friendly Support", not to mention your "HUGE Knowledge", to proceed with a Clean Install. It just took a bit of planning for Files, Folders and Stuff.

    For "Anyone" who is Sick and Tired of dealing with all the Irritating and Time Consuming Issues: "A Clean Install is Definitely Your BEST Answer"!

    Talk about making an "Old Computer NEW Again", WOW, and Fast Too!

    Thank You Very Much,

    Charlie
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 19,818
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       2016-03-04 #288

    Charlie Morris said: View Post
    Hi Shawn,

    Wow, this was "Quite The Challenge", now I feel I could write C++ for Windows Development Team, "Only Kidding"!!!

    I'm extremely pleased that you and OldMike65 gave me the confidence through your "Caring and Friendly Support", not to mention your "HUGE Knowledge", to proceed with a Clean Install. It just took a bit of planning for Files, Folders and Stuff.

    For "Anyone" who is Sick and Tired of dealing with all the Irritating and Time Consuming Issues: "A Clean Install is Definitely Your BEST Answer"!

    Talk about making an "Old Computer NEW Again", WOW, and Fast Too!

    Thank You Very Much,

    Charlie
    Hi Charlie, VERY Glad that you decided on the Clean Install, and glad everything is running better for you now
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  10. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home build 10240
       2016-03-04 #289

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Charlie your correct a clean install will remove everything on your computer. Is their anyway you can move your personal files, photos to another drive......even do a image backup maybe. Before you clean install.
    Hey OldMike65,

    Just want to Thank You and Shawn for all your support.

    Couldn't and probably wouldn't have EVEN tried such a task, without your Help and Knowledge.

    With only one eye from Nam, it takes a while to focus, read and understand but, "Persistence Pays"!

    After a bit of planning for Files and Folders, as you suggested, everything went "Fantastic".

    WHO SAYS.... "You Can't Teach an Old Dog NEW Tricks"?!!!

    Talking about Dogs, Bella Deserves "2" Treats Tonight: One From Me and One From My Brand New Old Computer!!!

    Never knew my computer was THAT FAST.

    Thanks Again,

    Charlie
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