Windows 10: In Place Upgrade (What will it fix and what it wont) Solved

  1.    04 Mar 2016 #1

    In Place Upgrade (What will it fix and what it wont)


    Hello,

    I am facing a corrupted user profile which does not allow me to open any of the Windows Icons in my task bar (Start menu, notifications, volume, network do not response to left click) Microsoft Edge even disappeared from the task bar when I clicked on it.

    I am told one of the fixes is to create a new user profile, but I cannot afford to reinstall and reconfigure all the software in it. I was also told that an In Place Upgrade may help to fix Windows 10 issues, however I have not confirmed if the In Place upgrade (To keep all my files, programs and folders just like I did the upgrade from Windows 7 to 10) would also fix my user profile and leave all of my files intact.

    Could someone confirm this please? It is much easier to wait for 2 or 3 hours for the reinstall, than spending days reconfiguring the programs
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  2.    04 Mar 2016 #2

    Hi Supertaquito,

    I think you might have a couple of options available to you.

    To your question, have a look at the below links and see if there's anything that helps.

    If you're having problems with Windows 10 on your PC, you can try to refresh, reset, or restore it. Refreshing your PC fixes software problems by reinstalling the OS while preserving the user data, user accounts, and important settings. All other preinstalled customizations are restored to their factory state. In Windows 10, this feature no longer preserves user-acquired Windows apps.
    How to Refresh Windows 10
    How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    b1rd
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       04 Mar 2016 #3

    I suggest going ahead and trying a new account and see if the problem follows or goes away. If it goes away you can try copying everything from the old to the new account then test again. If all is well then delete the old account.

    See here: Fix a corrupted user profile
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  4.    04 Mar 2016 #4

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I suggest going ahead and trying a new account and see if the problem follows or goes away. If it goes away you can try copying everything from the old to the new account then test again. If all is well then delete the old account.

    See here: Fix a corrupted user profile
    The problem goes away, this is not present in the other account, however, Installed programs cannot be copied and must be reinstalled. I cant afford that right now.
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  5.    04 Mar 2016 #5

    Installed programs are available in all user accounts.
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  6.    05 Mar 2016 #6

    Just to confirm doing the upgrade did work after the first restart, i got my functionality back.
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  7.    05 Mar 2016 #7

    Porthos said: View Post
    Installed programs are available in all user accounts.

    That depends - some programs are installed for all users (majority), some for just the user, and some you can choose.
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