Running A Repair and keeping all apps and data.

  1. HDL
    Posts : 103
    Windows 10

    Running A Repair and keeping all apps and data.

    I believe I need to run a repair on my Windows 10 ver. 22H2 machine. I believe that an update I tried installing today messed up the computer.

    Running A Repair and keeping all apps and data.-update.jpg

    This is the update I tried to install. It did not complete downloading when it said I had to reboot the machine. I did and twice I got what looked like the BSOD. However, after, on the second try, it gathered what it needed and I was again at my desktop. I went back and that update was available. After it tried to install after 100% downloading, it said it could not install the update and I don't recall why but I tried running as administrator from the command prompt SFC /SCANNOW and it failed. I tried running DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and it too failed. Here is what it said.
    Running A Repair and keeping all apps and data.-sfc.jpg

    Running A Repair and keeping all apps and data.-dism.jpg

    So I am assuming I need to do a repair on Windows but I cannot find instructions on how to do that and keep all my apps and data. Every time I get started in this, Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Recovery . Open Recovery settings.
    Under Reset this PC, select Get started and then choose from the options and/or settings in the table below.
    It wants to delete all my apps.

    How can I repair windows 10 and keep everything I want to keep?
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 42,922
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    There are other forms of the DISM command you could use, e.g.
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:E:\Sources\install.esd
    (where you specify the source)
    Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image
    - Easily fix broken Windows files now with System File Checker - YouTube
    - which specifically means to address the case where SFC /SCANNOW fails.

    but the simplest- were you to search tenforums or the huge searchable Tutorials section would be an

    in-place upgrade repair install

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    Before that it's worth doing the basics
    - check your entire disk (Crystal Disk info (free) )
    - if ok, check your file system
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an admin command prompt

    I've chosen to never receive preview updates (via group policy as I have Pro).
      My Computers

  3. HDL
    Posts : 103
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I ran chkdsk /r it didn't help. I ran all the commands I mentioned in the Safe mode, that too didn't help. I will follow your like and hope. Thank you very much.
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 42,922
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    I recommend you start with the last two.. I've not noticed other reports related to the update.
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