Windows 10: Does Choosing 'Keep personal Files only' remove installed apps? Solved

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Does Choosing 'Keep personal Files only' remove installed apps?


    What I mean is, if I select to keep my personal files only, will the installed programs be removed completely from my hard drive, or will they be moved to the Windows.Old folder like what happens in Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 ?

    Because I would like to have them in the Windows.Old folder in case I might need some of the files there, but I want the installation to be clean as well.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    Keep Personal Files only will Only keep items such as your documents.

    The programs will be moved to windows.old under Program files.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    Hmm, and if I select Clean Install I guess it will move everything to the Windows.Old folder?
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    A Clean install would move everything yes, unless you tell it to format the Hard Drive, at which point you would not have that option.
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