Windows 10: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
Thanks but I have narrowed it down to only downloaded themes are affected. Not any default themes. I don't really do restore points anyway. This reminds me of 98 or was it Me.
I'm glad you got it narrowed down to the cause.
I have narrowed it down a little more to Aero Lite Theming.
Hello, I've seen posts earlier that doing an in-place upgrade as a repair installation instead of a refresh or reset would retain more stuff (programs, apps etc.) that are currently in place. I tried to do a refresh through the internal troubleshooting but an error came back saying that the User Profiles need to be on the same drive as operating system.
I had previously followed the instructions of the tutorial on ďmoving user profile folder to another locationĒ and that had been working fine until I lost the use of the Start button, and Edge.
I was hoping that I wouldnít need to return them to the original default location because the OS and programs are on my C: drive, which is an SSD. My user accounts are on my D: drive thatís a regular HDD. The problem is, my user account alone is larger than the SSD C: drive, so Iím not sure if it would work.
If it doesnít, I do use OneDrive and most of my personal files are on that. Since itís backed up in the OneDrive cloud and on my laptop Iím thinking would it work if I removed it from my user account, and then move the user back to the C: drive?
For the numbers, I have 43 GB free on C: and the user account size is 127 GB, if I removed 100 GB of the OneDrive folder would I only be moving back 27 GB? Which would leave 16 GB on C: minus the 8.9 GB needed for the In-place upgrade, and finally come up with a little over 7 GB on C:
Have you tried just clicking on the "Upgrade Now" button here:
Yep, that would be step 6 in the tutorial for more details to help.
Thanks for the suggestion. I went with it and tried, but no luck. After it went through the whole process, the start button, and Edge were still not working. After that, as a lark I opened the Microsoft store to see if there was someway I could download Edge as an app. A pop-up for a chat opened, so I connected with a Microsoft rep on a remote assistance session. He suggested creating a new user account, and when we opened that, Start and Edge were working again.
I imagine re-downloading for the upgrade over-wrote whatever errors there were, but that account was just stuck.
Before all of this started I had added two new RAM sticks and somehow inserted them in wrong. It had a lot of boot-up problems so I went through the blue screen troubleshooting page. I did a system restore to a point before I had done the installation, but no luck. It ended up with the only other option possible a compete new install from scratch. Before I did that I opened the case back up thinking the new RAM might be damaged, and I saw what was wrong. I got it to boot-up, but it still ran kind of shaky after that.
Wow, this was "Quite The Challenge", now I feel I could write C++ for Windows Development Team, "Only Kidding"!!!
I'm extremely pleased that you and OldMike65 gave me the confidence through your "Caring and Friendly Support", not to mention your "HUGE Knowledge", to proceed with a Clean Install. It just took a bit of planning for Files, Folders and Stuff.
For "Anyone" who is Sick and Tired of dealing with all the Irritating and Time Consuming Issues: "A Clean Install is Definitely Your BEST Answer"!
Talk about making an "Old Computer NEW Again", WOW, and Fast Too!
Thank You Very Much,
Hi Charlie, VERY Glad that you decided on the Clean Install, and glad everything is running better for you now
Charlie Morris said:
In-place upgrade, upgrading Windows to a later version or a superior edition of the same version is the only method to upgrade Windows without losing the installed apps and programs. Certain rules apply to an in-place upgrade:
The bit version...
Windows 8.1 had a desktop tile in the start screen. Windows 10 does not appear to have it. Is there a way to get the desktop tile back in windows 10?
Not sure why this happened, but I did an inplace-upgrade using the .iso created from the Media Tool Creator. When i checked apps on Windows 10, none of my Windows apps where there. I logged into another account and there was also no Windows apps. Is...
If I don't get the upgrade in the next few days, would this work to install windows 10 or should I just wait on an iso download from Microsoft?
Please bear with me, it is a little complicated.
Will the 10 10240 work to upgrade to the...
Win 7 user here, wanting to dual boot with Windows 10 preview (on a different partition).
So I made a Win 10 usb boot disc, and it installed it fine. Played around with the new Windows for a few mins, whilst it downloaded an...