1.    19 Sep 2016 #1
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    Reinstalling Windows 10 - Double-Checking


    I run a small computer club, teaching older people to use computers. I have a student who has an HP all-in-one, bought with W8.1 and then upgraded to W10. The system is clearly partially corrupted, and I would like to reinstall W10 - there is no complete system backup.

    I used the create media method in a memory stick to upgrade some W7 laptops given to us (using 1511) - can I use that to reinstall W10 over the top of the existing W10 and have it activated? Looking at some of the threads here, I think activation should be OK, but I am a bit twitchy about the rest of it.

    We are still on 1511 in the UK.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
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  2.    19 Sep 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellandbottle View Post
    I run a small computer club, teaching older people to use computers. I have a student who has an HP all-in-one, bought with W8.1 and then upgraded to W10. The system is clearly partially corrupted, and I would like to reinstall W10 - there is no complete system backup.

    I used the create media method in a memory stick to upgrade some W7 laptops given to us (using 1511) - can I use that to reinstall W10 over the top of the existing W10 and have it activated? Looking at some of the threads here, I think activation should be OK, but I am a bit twitchy about the rest of it.

    We are still on 1511 in the UK.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    You should be on version 1607, being in the UK does not make a difference. I would suggest you download the latest ISO from the link I will post for you, and then you will have 2 choices, a clean install or a repair install. Repair install would be my 1st choice as it does not remove any personal files or 3rd party programs installed. I will also post a link that explains it for you.
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums (Use Option one)
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    19 Sep 2016 #3
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    This is the latest version you should be on. To find out your version information, just type WINVER at your command prompt admin.
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    Mine is the Windows Pro , but the Home version is the same version and build #
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  4.    19 Sep 2016 #4
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    Many thanks for that - you have really helped me to relax!

    I have three W10 systems, and all are still on 1511 (W10 Pro) - I had better check on that.

    All the best
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  5.    19 Sep 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellandbottle View Post
    Many thanks for that - you have really helped me to relax!

    I have three W10 systems, and all are still on 1511 (W10 Pro) - I had better check on that.

    All the best
    Glad to have helped. Hope everything goes well for you.
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  6.    21 Sep 2016 #6
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    Just as update, as if by magic this Wednesday, 1607 appeared - so there must have been some kind of zoning.

    All OK!
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