Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade  


  1. Posts : 61,520
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #1190

    f14tomcat said:
    Thanks. While we have your attention. Why does #9 exist at all? Why isn't it left at the default of Check for Updates? There's no explanation for the change.
    Since a repair install requires using the same as currently installed to keep everything, it's best to update afterwards instead of during to avoid any possible update issues.
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  2. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #1191

    Brink said:
    Since a repair install requires using the same as currently installed to keep everything, it's best to update afterwards instead of during to avoid any possible update issues.
    Brink, Thanks for clarifying this. Makes sense to me and lines up with my preferred cautious approach.
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  3. Posts : 56,052
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #1192

    Yes, thank you Shawn for the reply. Differences of opinion make the world go 'round, and this is one where I respectfully disagree. MS had the default to check and update. I have never changed it and have never had any issues. Granted, there may be cases where this approach used with a badly damaged OS would not work well. But I believe that to be the exception, not the norm. And leaving the default to Check and Update is the norm, not the exception.

    Perhaps your explanation as a note at step #9 would give the user the rational and allow them to decide.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 09 Feb 2021 at 16:49. Reason: fix speeling error
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  4. Posts : 80
    Win10 x64
       #1193

    I have a 64-bit compliant PC running 32-bit Windows 10. Can I use repair install using a 64-bit Win10 image?

    Seems like it should work... Comments?
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  5. Posts : 61,520
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #1194

    Telos said:
    I have a 64-bit compliant PC running 32-bit Windows 10. Can I use repair install using a 64-bit Win10 image?

    Seems like it should work... Comments?
    Hello Telos,

    I'm afraid you will need to use a 32-bit Windows image (ISO or USB) since that is what you currently have installed.

    If you wanted to go to 64-bit Windows, it would require doing a clean install of the 64-bit Windows 10.
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  6. Posts : 80
    Win10 x64
       #1195

    Brink said:
    Hello Telos,

    I'm afraid you will need to use a 32-bit Windows image (ISO or USB) since that is what you currently have installed.

    If you wanted to go to 64-bit Windows, it would require doing a clean install of the 64-bit Windows 10.
    OK... but why not since setup is executed from the 64-bit image.
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  7. Posts : 61,520
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #1196

    Telos said:
    OK... but why not since setup is executed from the 64-bit image.
    You cannot upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit, so it requires a clean install instead.
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  8. Posts : 25
    win 20h2
       #1197

    new request - seeking in-pace upgrade for ver 1909 to 20h2

    had success using this in-place package but was specifically for existing 20h2 installs.

    has anyone seen a MS package link for 9109 to 20h2??
    NEW REQUEST - need InPlace Upgrade link for Win10 1909 to 20h2

    current OS build # is 18363.1198
    last successful update was KB4580325 in November & KB4586786 in Dec



    Recent failed installs - KB4592449 & KB4598229




    here's the 20h2 in-place package that worked:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  9. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #1198

    rikiRetardo said:
    new request - seeking in-pace upgrade for ver 1909 to 20h2

    had success using this in-place package but was specifically for existing 20h2 installs.

    has anyone seen a MS package link for 9109 to 20h2??
    NEW REQUEST - need InPlace Upgrade link for Win10 1909 to 20h2

    current OS build # is 18363.1198
    last successful update was KB4580325 in November & KB4586786 in Dec



    Recent failed installs - KB4592449 & KB4598229




    here's the 20h2 in-place package that worked:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    @Brink, This is already being discussed starting here: cannot update 20H2 build 19042.662 for last 2 months

    Maybe you can shine some alien light on the situation
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  10. Posts : 25
    win 20h2
       #1199

    @Brink
    yes that in-place fix succeeded for my 20h2 install
    but now need same specifically for 1909 install for my wifes PC.
    That 20h2 version was specifically for existing 20h2 installs
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