Windows 10: What is best, Repair or Reinstall version 1709...

  1.    22 Nov 2017 #1

    What is best, Repair or Reinstall version 1709...


    Running windows 10 - 64 bit
    I've been trying to repair all the stuff that windows update caused.
    Every time I turn around I find a new problem and problems and more problems.
    The first update attempt froze at 33 percent. The second update attempt installed but looks like
    it did not do a good job.
    It would take me all day to type what is messed up.
    I'm thinking of doing a reinstall keeping all my personal files and settings.
    Or getting an ISO and try to do a repair.
    Which would be the way to go...Thanks...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    22 Nov 2017 #2

    I would try to reset keeping your files and see how that works. I would prefer getting a new ISO from MS using the MCT and do a clean install.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    23 Nov 2017 #3

    Plankton said: View Post
    I would try to reset keeping your files and see how that works. I would prefer getting a new ISO from MS using the MCT and do a clean install.
    A reset only keeps your apps and you will need to reinstall all programs. Try a repair install first which is basically reinstalling Windows over itself - provided you choose the option Keep Files & Settings.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    23 Nov 2017 #4

    Plankton said: View Post
    I would try to reset keeping your files and see how that works. I would prefer getting a new ISO from MS using the MCT and do a clean install.
    You obviously have never done a repair upgrade which usually sorts most issues without needing to reinstall programs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    23 Nov 2017 #5

    Steve C said: View Post
    A reset only keeps your apps and you will need to reinstall all programs. Try a repair install first which is basically reinstalling Windows over itself - provided you choose the option Keep Files & Settings.
    Agreed - this is the best option but like any upgrade, backup valuable data first in case crap happens.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    23 Nov 2017 #6

    Repair Install it is...
    Last edited by Raner; 23 Nov 2017 at 08:17.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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