Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade  


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1240

    Quick question before I attempt this in-place upgrade. It will not do anything to Chrome browser right? Because I have so many logged in sessions in that browser. Especially Facebook. Would be a pain to log in all over again
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  2. Posts : 4,573
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1241

    You should be fine.

    You should be logging out of these sites when you are done using them.

    If you have been saving your user names and passwords with Chrome you`ll be fine.
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  3. Posts : 16,012
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #1242

    Hello @Faivon,

    Faivon said:
    Quick question before I attempt this in-place upgrade. It will not do anything to Chrome browser right?

    It should be OK as an In-Place-Upgrade - Repair Install is a Non-Destructive Process which keeps ALL your Apps, Programs, and Personal Data Intact.

    I would however, strongly suggest that you Export Your Favourites, just to be on the SAFE side.

    I hope this helps.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1243

    That's reassuring to know. Thank you very much!

    In a nutshell In-Place Upgrade is similar to regular Windows Update if I'm not mistaken
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  5. Posts : 2,216
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #1244

    That’s the way I see a in place repair yes.
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  6. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #1245

    Faivon said:
    That's reassuring to know. Thank you very much!

    In a nutshell In-Place Upgrade is similar to regular Windows Update if I'm not mistaken
    I see it as a reinstall of Windows over itself - and it generally takes hours to finish on my PCs - unlike regular updates.
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  7. Posts : 24,602
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #1246

    Faivon said:
    That's reassuring to know. Thank you very much!
    In a nutshell In-Place Upgrade is similar to regular Windows Update if I'm not mistaken
    Welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, an in-place repair install is exactly the same as a major Feature Update to a new version of Windows. It installs new copies of the system files and corrects or resets some registry settings. And like a Feature Update, it retains your installed apps and files. The only difference is that you are 'upgrading' to the same version of Windows that you currently have installed.
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #1247

    Bree said:
    Welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, an in-place repair install is exactly the same as a major Feature Update to a new version of Windows. It installs new copies of the system files and corrects or resets some registry settings. And like a Feature Update, it retains your installed apps and files. The only difference is that you are 'upgrading' to the same version of Windows that you currently have installed.
    Couldn't I be upgrading to a newer version? Let's say I have 2004 and used the 20H2 install media?
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #1248

    steve108 said:
    Couldn't I be upgrading to a newer version? Let's say I have 2004 and used the 20H2 install media?
    Yes. An upgrade to a newer version is just as effective at repairing a system, with the added bonus of updating your version.

    But 2004/20H2 is, perhaps, not the best example to choose. A better one would be repairing 1909 with 20H2 install media.

    In actual fact you can do (and I have done) an in-place repair install of 20H2 with 2004 install media (and downgraded it to 2004 in the process). This is because 2004 and 20H2 (and the forthcoming 21H1) share a common set of system files and registry settings. You are allowed to keep all installed apps and files because basically 19041/19042/19043 are the same system, with just a small enablement package to switch on the dormant features.
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #1249

    Bree said:
    Yes. An upgrade to a newer version is just as effective at repairing a system, with the added bonus of updating your version.

    But 2004/20H2 is, perhaps, not the best example to choose. A better one would be repairing 1909 with 20H2 install media.

    In actual fact you can do (and I have done) an in-place repair install of 20H2 with 2004 install media (and downgraded it to 2004 in the process). This is because 2004 and 20H2 (and the forthcoming 21H1) share a common set of system files and registry settings. You are allowed to keep all installed apps and files because basically 19041/19042/19043 are the same system, with just a small enablement package to switch on the dormant features.
    Hmm, didn't know you could "downgrade" like that. Thanks.
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