Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade  


  1. Posts : 56,052
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #1150

    Reemi12 said:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...allation_media

    Scroll down to "Reinstall Windows 10 using installation media"

    Keep Everything (Default)

    All apps and settings are preserved.!
    That is known as a "Custom" install. MS confuses the issue by saying your apps will be preserved. These "apps" they are referring to are the Store Apps, the ones with the tiles on your start menu. This is virtually identical to an in-place repair/upgrade.


    This will NOT allow you to go backward from the Insider to RTM stable. We've been thru that.
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1151

    f14tomcat said:
    That is known as a "Custom" install. MS confuses the issue by saying your apps will be preserved. These "apps" they are referring to are the Store Apps, the ones with the tiles on your start menu. This is virtually identical to an in-place repair/upgrade.


    This will NOT allow you to go backward from the Insider to RTM stable. We've been thru that.
    I just want get out of the Dev channel and do a clean install!
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 56,052
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #1152

    Reemi12 said:
    I just want get out of the Dev channel and do a clean install!
    ok, do it. Backup your data. Get the lastest build ISO using MCT, let it make you a bootable USB thumb drive, boot it, and clean install. Copy your data back. Install your apps.

    I've oversimplified it here. look at:

    Clean Install Windows 10
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 163
    Windows 10
       #1153

    is it equivalent to upgrade Windows and do an in-place Upgrade?


    If I have an issue that may benefit by doing an in-place upgrade....is it equivalent to do an actual feature upgrade if available? such as if you're in Windows 10 2004 and can upgrade to 20H2 instead of doing a repair upgrade?
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 17,258
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1154

    antonio3535 said:
    If I have an issue that may benefit by doing an in-place upgrade....is it equivalent to do an actual feature upgrade if available? such as if you're in Windows 10 2004 and can upgrade to 20H2 instead of doing a repair upgrade?
    Yes.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #1155

    NavyLCDR said:
    Yes.
    I don't recall being the option to keep files and apps during a feature upgrade like happens with an in-place-upgrade, so am I just forgetting or is that one difference between the two methods?
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 17,258
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1156

    steve108 said:
    I don't recall being the option to keep files and apps during a feature upgrade like happens with an in-place-upgrade, so am I just forgetting or is that one difference between the two methods?
    Keep files and apps during an upgrade from either an ISO file or a USB flash drive will be there. Otherwise it wouldn't be an upgrade, it would be either a custom or clean install. You need to run setup.exe from within your operating Windows 10, though. If you boot from the flash drive, that option won't be there.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 1
    Windows10
       #1157

    Blooming marvelous!
    Thanks so much for this guide, thought I was completely screwed, I had a failed update and windows 10 "19041" update "KB4598242" came up with error 0x80073701, tried all the published methods such as "https://www.thewindowsclub.com/manually-reset-windows-update-components" but to no avail. This was my last hope ... AMAZING ... worked like a dream and everything worked as before and everything that was broken is fixed and updates work once more.

    Thank you TenForums.
    M.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 61,520
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #1158

    Magrathea said:
    Blooming marvelous!
    Thanks so much for this guide, thought I was completely screwed, I had a failed update and windows 10 "19041" update "KB4598242" came up with error 0x80073701, tried all the published methods such as "https://www.thewindowsclub.com/manually-reset-windows-update-components" but to no avail. This was my last hope ... AMAZING ... worked like a dream and everything worked as before and everything that was broken is fixed and updates work once more.

    Thank you TenForums.
    M.
    You're most welcome Magrathea, and welcome to Ten Forums.
      My Computers


  10. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 21H1 OS Build 19043.1055
       #1159

    Hi Brink,

    Why do I keep getting bad image error when launching apps after performing the procedure? I rolled back to my previous version and it was all good now but I just want to know so I can perform this again without issues in case I want to upgrade. Is it because I skipped downloading updates?
      My Computer


 

Tutorial Categories

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums