Windows 10: Repair Install Question

  1.    12 Oct 2015 #1

    Repair Install Question


    I have used Windows 7 repair install on a couple of systems with less than satisfactory results. I currently have an issue with Windows 10 "Task Scheduler" and am considering a repair install. Anyone have any experience with Windows 10 on this issue?
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    W10Prox64
       12 Oct 2015 #2

    Sir George said: View Post
    I have used Windows 7 repair install on a couple of systems with less than satisfactory results. I currently have an issue with Windows 10 "Task Scheduler" and am considering a repair install. Anyone have any experience with Windows 10 on this issue?
    Hi,
    You can mount the W10 ISO and run setup.exe from within the operating system. However, you might just want to try a RESET first - it's pretty much the same thing. Just make sure your data is backed up first.
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  3.    14 Oct 2015 #3

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi,
    You can mount the W10 ISO and run setup.exe from within the operating system. However, you might just want to try a RESET first - it's pretty much the same thing. Just make sure your data is backed up first.
    Thanks for the reply, but it doesn't answer my question. See the following link:

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    I wanted a first-hand opinion regarding the results of a "repair" install.
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       14 Oct 2015 #4

    I did a repair install about eight months ago on one of the technical preview builds. It went exactly like the tutorial. If you can, either print out the tutorial or have it on a tablet or laptop to follow as you do the steps. It looks harder to do than it is.
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  5.    15 Oct 2015 #5

    JohnC said: View Post
    I did a repair install about eight months ago on one of the technical preview builds. It went exactly like the tutorial. If you can, either print out the tutorial or have it on a tablet or laptop to follow as you do the steps. It looks harder to do than it is.
    Thanks for your reply.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       15 Oct 2015 #6

    After having done some repair installs in previous Windows versions, I noticed that Windows removes any updates and it is like installing first time from the CD. This means that any hotfix or whatever Windows updates may have been installed they must be done again. For example when done in Windows XP, you were returned to Internet Explorer 6 and you had to reinstall Internet Explorer 8. Similar for newer windows versions. Other than that you shouldn't have any problems and of course you keep your applications and data. If you have upgraded to a newer build that the installation media you will either return to the older build and have to upgrade again or you will get a message that you cannot install Windows in this computer.
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  7.    15 Oct 2015 #7

    spapakons said: View Post
    After having done some repair installs in previous Windows versions, I noticed that Windows removes any updates and it is like installing first time from the CD. This means that any hotfix or whatever Windows updates may have been installed they must be done again. For example when done in Windows XP, you were returned to Internet Explorer 6 and you had to reinstall Internet Explorer 8. Similar for newer windows versions. Other than that you shouldn't have any problems and of course you keep your applications and data. If you have upgraded to a newer build that the installation media you will either return to the older build and have to upgrade again or you will get a message that you cannot install Windows in this computer.
    If I get the message that "you cannot install Windows in this computer" does that render the system without an operating system or does it revert to the prior install?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       15 Oct 2015 #8

    No, it just means you cannot do an in-place repair installation using this DVD because you have a newer version (build) installed. You can do it only with media created with the same or newer build than you have.
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