Windows 10: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
Will this work with a relocated Users folder?
I would recommend to move them back before doing a repair install. A repair install may break the link for them if you don't.
What I found so far when running into problems with older programs like Acronis True Image Home 2010 is the need to right click on the main executable to select the "run as administrator" option seen as the second item in the right click menu options. If the program is compatible that will insure a working installation takes place. MS has a Compatibility Center for checking up on all types of programs you can look up when you select the version of Windows. Windows Compatibility Center
With that I found out why 10 and 7 on the remote case I have have to use two different methods to connect online through the modem here! For WiFi access 7 will run from a usb wifi adapter to the separate linksys router while 10 will detect the ethernet cable going direct to the cable modem/router combination. Perhaps now you can see why I have to keep a dual boot going on the portable mini tower in case I take it with me and have to run 7 since not even 8 drivers are found while 7 won't detect and coonect through the ethernet cable for some reason.
That's another mystery to solve there however. What the Upgrade install will do the second time around essentially is fill in the gaps where the initial upgrade left off at not seeing a complete install of 10! As I was explaining to Shawn that leaves a flaky shaky mix up of mishaps waiting to happen and I had to use the upgrade to repair type method to repair that first upgrade in order to see the regular softwares to even go on let alone run well.
Once 10 is activated the first time and if you are not able to replace a shaky mix up with a fresh clean install this is the fast remedy to get 10 running better. It will however require reinstalling most of the programs you saw brought along with the initial upgrade into 10 being replaced by a fresh registry and packing up the program folders into the Windows.old as those are no longer found. But the two options for running as admin and the compatibility center will be a large help once you have seen this type of repair install take place at finding out what will run on 10.
I followed this but it's asking me for a Windows key?? That doesn't show up in the step by step? I got a key viewer software to show me key, entered it and it says not valid? I upgraded from Win7 and the only problem I have is that the windows store will not launch.
Hello Scorpio, and welcome to Ten Forums.
If it's asking for a key, then it may not have been activated previously??
Activated no problem, under system it says "windows is activated"......maybe I'll just create a new user profile and copy over my stuff?
If it's activated, there's no need to create a new profile unless you have some issue with it.
Just trying to fix windows store, somethings corrupted somewhere.
Double check that you have the correct time zone, date, and time set. If it's off, it could cause issues with the Store.
In addition, you might see if either tutorial below may help.
Store - Re-register in Windows 10
Yup, tried all that. Saw the other thread where the repair fixed the same problem. Only difference is I used USB rather than ISO, but I can't see that making any difference with this key thing?
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