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  1. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,526
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       02 Oct 2016 #11

    People seem to ask me to repeat my post on this. So here is text from #4.
    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - no personal data should be affected
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  2. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 (64-Bit)
       03 Oct 2016 #12

    dalchina said: View Post
    People seem to ask me to repeat my post on this. So here is text from #4.
    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - no personal data should be affected
    I must be the luckiest person ever...
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Posts : 310
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
       04 Oct 2016 #13

    In an unsupported directory? What does that mean? It was apparently supported enough to run Win7.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,526
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       05 Oct 2016 #14

    Hi, you may have relocated user folders, changed the default install path for programs via the registry, or you may have a mismatch in versions of Windows or language between the iso you are using and your installed version.

    I guess you're all too familiar with the concept that MS error messages are not exactly the most informative or unambiguous!
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  5. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 (64-Bit)
       05 Oct 2016 #15

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, you may have relocated user folders, changed the default install path for programs via the registry, or you may have a mismatch in versions of Windows or language between the iso you are using and your installed version.

    I guess you're all too familiar with the concept that MS error messages are not exactly the most informative or unambiguous!
    I did do some research and I can confirm that my installation of Windows is en-us (the same as the iso)
    How can I change the default install path in the reg?
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  6.    05 Oct 2016 #16

    Did you update registry to save programs to another drive?

    Check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion >ProfileList (they should all say %systemdrive%) for profiles...

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    and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version - there should be no mention of D drives etc

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    What do you have?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 (64-Bit)
       05 Oct 2016 #17

    lx07 said: View Post
    Did you update registry to save programs to another drive?

    Check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion >ProfileList (they should all say %systemdrive%) for profiles...

    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	2 
Size:	48.2 KB 
ID:	104530

    and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version - there should be no mention of D drives etc

    Click image for larger version. 

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    What do you have?
    Everything is EXACTLY the same.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,526
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       05 Oct 2016 #18

    Have you moved Documents, Videos etc to another drive? Or your desktop? (Location tab on properties sheet)
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