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  1.    02 Oct 2016 #11
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    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.    03 Oct 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina 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.    04 Oct 2016 #13
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    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop

    In an unsupported directory? What does that mean? It was apparently supported enough to run Win7.
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  4.    05 Oct 2016 #14
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    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.    05 Oct 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina 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
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    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.    05 Oct 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 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...

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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?
    Everything is EXACTLY the same.
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  8.    05 Oct 2016 #18
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    UK, Midlands
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    Have you moved Documents, Videos etc to another drive? Or your desktop? (Location tab on properties sheet)
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