Windows 10: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
I'm afraid that you will not be able to do a repair install at boot or in Safe Mode since a repair install is an inplace upgrade.
Found out it was the boot partition it was too small (100mb) increased the size by 850mb (thinking bigger than 450 must be better) and bingo the usb bootable W10 image reinstalled the OS or 'refreshed' it as they say these days.
It makes you wonder why it was so small.
probably a holdover from the W7 upgrade to W10...spent hrs on the phone with MS for another computer and pretty sure thats what was holding up the upgrade on that one too as it was a W7 OS boot partition. its a snap now 'refreshing' the OS no need for a system image really as it saved all my programs and files. thanks you guys and you Brink for always responding...good job TenForums.
You can probably update the guide later... As Microsoft appears to have pulled the November TH2 build 10586 update from both MCT and Techbench, all the .iso will be 10240. 10586 will only be delivered by Windows Updates so what would happen if one already had 10586.x installed on the system and they wanted to do a in-place repair upgrade with the 10240 ISO either via MCT or TechBench, unless the updates it downloads as part of the install includes 10586 which will actually be long depending on the speed of the internet connection, they will be SOL since I don't think you can do a repair install by replacing it with a lower build number, 10240 fixing 10586 in this case.
That's correct. The ISO will need to be the same language, architecture, edition, and build as what you currently have installed, or it could fail.
Windows Update won't deliver the Fall Update to users who have upgraded to Windows 10 in the last 31 days. That's a rolling date, of course.
You can do a repair install with a lower build number and keep files, but not a lower version number. Builds within the same version do work, however. That is how repair install has always worked. With earlier versions of Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) it was usually the case that the copy of Windows on the hard drive had a higher build number (because of updates) than the build number on the Windows disk used to perform the repair install. But if the Service Pack number was higher on the hard drive than the Windows disk, a repair install was blocked.
Yes, but if you're doing a in-place upgrade repair install, then it is supposed to have the option to download all updates as part of the install so hopefully in this case it does that, but still, the TH2 update itself is 3GB-4GB in size and that in-place upgrade install will take a long time just to download the updates alone if the Internet connection is slow, I have 6Mbps so it will take a few hours just for that alone.
Those with metered or slow connections should always make their own .iso from the Windows - BT folder in the root of the "C:" drive. Here is how.
Last edited by Brink; 21 Nov 2015 at 21:28.
Reason: updated link for the same here
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