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  1.    14 Sep 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by BretMan View Post
    Bad news ... while working normally, my building experienced a momentary power failure and although my battery backup kicked in fine, I lost internet connection. So I thought it would be easier just to reboot and after that my system went back to my original problem. The System Restore points previously listed were still there and I tried them but they all failed. So I have to do the repair install now and am using my backup PC to create the iso disk. Although I'm pretty confident my OS selection of Windows 10 Pro, English, 64 bit is correct, I'm not 100% sure if I chose English or International English before and the instructions state if I don't get that right I will lose everything. Is there a way to double check what my OS specs are has via the boot menu?
    Hi. You can check your ISO information following these instructions:
    ISO - See what Language, Edition, and Architecture of Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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  2.    14 Sep 2016 #12
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    @simrick - he actually wants to find out the base language of his installed unbootable OS...
    I'm not 100% sure if I chose English or International English before and the instructions state if I don't get that right I will lose everything. Is there a way to double check what my OS specs are has via the boot menu?
    No such tutorial...
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  3.    14 Sep 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    @simrick - he actually wants to find out the base language of his installed unbootable OS...


    No such tutorial...
    Aaahh...sorry about that. He doesn't know if he had American English or British English on his machine?

    That's an American Country Kit; originally came with W7. It would have to be American English and not International (British), right?
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  4.    14 Sep 2016 #14
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    I'm not 100% sure if I chose English or International English before
    I think if you try an in-place upgrade install where the base language of the iso or whatever isn't the same as that of your installed OS you may get that a message like this one
    "You can`t keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps because you`ve chosen to install Windows 10 using a different language than you`re currently using."
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  5.    14 Sep 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    I think if you try an in-place upgrade install where the base language of the iso or whatever isn't the same as that of your installed OS you may get that a message like this one
    "You can`t keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps because you`ve chosen to install Windows 10 using a different language than you`re currently using."
    I think you are right about that.
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  6.    14 Sep 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    I think if you try an in-place upgrade install where the base language of the iso or whatever isn't the same as that of your installed OS you may get that a message like this one
    "You can`t keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps because you`ve chosen to install Windows 10 using a different language than you`re currently using."
    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    I think you are right about that.
    Yes, that's right, but there's a way round it. My in-place upgrade to 1511 had to be EN-US because (despite my machine being for the UK market) it's initial free upgrade was for the US language. To avoid loosing my UK language packs (again) with the AU I wanted to change from EN-US to EN-GB.

    The trick is a two step upgrade: first an in-place upgrade using the same base language as the existing OS. Second an in-place upgrade using the same version as the newly upgraded OS but in a different language. Both steps allow you to keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps.
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  7.    14 Sep 2016 #17
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    Thanks. I tested your first suggestion in my backup pc and it worked fine stating I'm using English-US. Odd are my probem PC has the same. I tried it there to be 100% sure but it didn't work. The command line started with "x:" so I switched it to "c:" and entering "dism/online/get-intl" it said to go to the DISM log file, which I did and there was nothing there about the language.

    Being a novice, I'm not sure what to do with your second suggestion. I entered variations of the "Langid ..." at the command prompt but but it said they weren't valid. I found this: Use the Language Pack Setup Tool to Install a Language Pack but I don't want to enter the wrong thing and make things worse. Will one of the suggested commands reveal the install language or just add/delete them? If it would work, what should the entry be to see the install language?
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  8.    14 Sep 2016 #18
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    You may just as well simply try the in-place repair. If you think there may be two options, you have a 50% chance of succeeding with 1 download.

    Note- there's always a chance the procedure may fail for other reasons... but we won't think about that - yet.
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  9.    14 Sep 2016 #19
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    Hahaha. You were exactly correct! My first download attempt failed at almost 100% completion. 4.5 hours later the second attempt succeeded. I'm burning it to disk now.

    I remember when I did the repair install with Windows 7, the process required several reboots and each time I had to be there to enter the logon password. Is there a way to turn off the password request via the boot menu or the troubleshooting feature?
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  10.    15 Sep 2016 #20
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    How to Skip the Windows 10 Login Screen

    Mm, long time for the download.. (I only use ADSL)
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