Can I still install a Wndows 10 ISO over an existing Windows 10 O.S.?


  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10
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    Can I still install a Wndows 10 ISO over an existing Windows 10 O.S.?


    Hi Guys…I need help for these old eyes. I have looked at the Tutorials, but cannot seem to find what I am looking for.
    Last year I downloaded and installed a Windows 10 Home ISO onto a HP X360 which came with Windows 10 Home OEM. I kept all my Programs and data
    I have looked at my notes and see that I selected "Upgrade this PC now" and then selected "Install Windows 10 Home" and also "Keep personal files and apps". I have been to the link… http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10 which is still active. I believe I created a USB drive and installed from that. I see there are 2 options on the webpage. I would like to install the complete windows 10 package again, not the 'update now' option. Can someone please point me in the right direction on how I should proceed…that is; if this option is still available? I should have kept better notes!
    In anticipation. Thank you
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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  3. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    I interpret "I would like to install the complete windows 10 package again, not the 'update now' option." as wanting to do a clean install.

    Here's a (maybe too) complete tutorial:

    Clean Install Windows 10

    The main thing is that you have to do the clean install from a bootable medium (preferably a USB drive, although you can also use a DVD). You boot from the drive and run the installation from that.

    (An upgrade, or an upgrade-in-place, must be done from within Windows. Quite different from a clean install.)
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  4. Posts : 35,407
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    @bobkn - that doesn't achieve the stated aim:
    "Keep personal files and apps"
    - unless all personal files were on a different drive/partition, and 'apps' refers exclusively to store apps -which would then need to be downloaded again- and not traditional desktop programs.
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I thank all of you for your input. Mission accomplished. I actually created a USB and installed from there... The same as before. Thank you
    And I made better notes this time
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  6. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    Ohwell said:
    I thank all of you for your input. Mission accomplished. I actually created a USB and installed from there... The same as before. Thank you
    And I made better notes this time
    Just out of curiosity - did you wish to do a clean install (which blows away everything) or an upgrade-in-place?
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  7. Posts : 43
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Good Morning bobkn.
    I needed to keep all my programs/apps & data. I had done a Reset and still had issues with windows 10. Everything now appears to be functioning correctly
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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    You of course have everything backed up, right?
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  9. Posts : 43
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Ztruder...of course!
    Mission accomplished nearly 24 hours ago and have moved on. I have images from B4 & after repair, and windows now has a good, clean bill of health!
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