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  1. Posts : 39,956
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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    The in place upgrade repair allows an end user that has problems with the operating system that are not fixed with scannow or restorehealth to fix it by launching setup or setup.exe within file explorer. This method should keep all files and applications.

    A more rigorous clean is to perform a reset save files using the Windows advanced troubleshooting menu on the computer.
    This retains the files and a fresh operating system is installed.

    A custom install ends up with a similar result and is used when reset save files fails.

    The most rigorous cleans are reset remove files and clean install.
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    Windows 10 Pro (21H2)
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       #42

    zbook said:
    The in place upgrade repair allows an end user that has problems with the operating system that are not fixed with scannow or restorehealth to fix it by launching setup or setup.exe within file explorer. This method should keep all files and applications.

    A more rigorous clean is to perform a reset save files using the Windows advanced troubleshooting menu on the computer.
    This retains the files and a fresh operating system is installed.

    A custom install ends up with a similar result and is used when reset save files fails.

    The most rigorous cleans are reset remove files and clean install.
    Got it, but I don't know that I have operating system problems, other than the previously-mentioned Windows Update difficulties. Programs run, Windows Update checks regularly, etc., although there are certainly quite a few errors in the Event Viewer, entries that mean nothing to me. Is there anything to be gained by my posting a few of those errors here?
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  3. Posts : 39,956
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #43

    In comparison to the event viewer the reliability control panel is more user friendly.
    It has a chart illustrating the computer stability/instability and then displays some of the problems by days.
    To open the reliability control panel: In the left lower corner search type: reliability
    Click on each day to view the problems.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/166911/rel...u-arent-using/


    In general none of these tests are comprehensive but they are some of the best tests available:
    Operating system: can be checked by scannow and restorehealth
    Registry: change users and check windows menus and features
    Computer performance problems: place the computer in clean boot to turn off non-Microsoft service and startup services
    Viewing the event viewer or reliability control panel or windows error reporting: this may have information on faulting applications, crashes, errors, warnings, etc.

    If you want to post computer problems that can be done.
    It may require you to open a new thread in the appropriate forum to address that issue so you get help form those more focused on the specific problem(s).
    If you post a new beta log collector that can be troubleshooted:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums
    https://www.tenforums.com/attachment...-v2-beta15.zip
    (extract all > open)

    Having a good backup image is the quickest way to recover from significant computer problems.
    The next best method is backing up files and performing a clean install.
    A reset save files and a custom install are methods where the computer files should be saved automatically while a clean install nearly equivalent method is performed.
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