Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade  


  1. Posts : 225
    Windows 10 Home
       #280

    Brink said:
    You could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before it did this to undo it. :)

    System Restore Windows 10
    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.
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  2. Posts : 61,518
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #281

    I'm glad you got it narrowed down to the cause.
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  3. Posts : 225
    Windows 10 Home
       #282

    Brink said:
    I'm glad you got it narrowed down to the cause.
    I have narrowed it down a little more to Aero Lite Theming.
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  4. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Professional
       #283

    Brink said:
    Yep, if you moved the user profile(s) and Program Files to another location, then that would be why they won't be kept.

    You should be able to move them back to their default locations on C, and then see if you may be able to successfully do a repair install.
    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 “moving user profile folder to another location” and that had been working fine until I lost the use of the Start button, and Edge.
    I was hoping that I wouldn’t 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 that’s a regular HDD. The problem is, my user account alone is larger than the SSD C: drive, so I’m not sure if it would work.
    If it doesn’t, I do use OneDrive and most of my personal files are on that. Since it’s backed up in the OneDrive cloud and on my laptop I’m 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:
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  5. Posts : 17,256
    Windows 11 Pro
       #284

    Gudzilla,

    Have you tried just clicking on the "Upgrade Now" button here:
    Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 61,518
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #285

    NavyLCDR said:
    Gudzilla,

    Have you tried just clicking on the "Upgrade Now" button here:
    Windows 10
    Yep, that would be step 6 in the tutorial for more details to help. :)
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  7. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Professional
       #286

    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.
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  8. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home build 10240
       #287

    Brink said:
    Charlie,

    You might consider doing a clean install to the latest build instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
    Hi Shawn,

    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,

    Charlie
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  9. Posts : 123,431
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #288

    Charlie Morris said:
    Hi Shawn,

    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,

    Charlie
    Hi Charlie, VERY Glad that you decided on the Clean Install, and glad everything is running better for you now
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  10. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home build 10240
       #289

    OldMike65 said:
    Charlie your correct a clean install will remove everything on your computer. Is their anyway you can move your personal files, photos to another drive......even do a image backup maybe. Before you clean install.
    Hey OldMike65,

    Just want to Thank You and Shawn for all your support. :)

    Couldn't and probably wouldn't have EVEN tried such a task, without your Help and Knowledge.

    With only one eye from Nam, it takes a while to focus, read and understand but, "Persistence Pays"!

    After a bit of planning for Files and Folders, as you suggested, everything went "Fantastic".

    WHO SAYS.... "You Can't Teach an Old Dog NEW Tricks"?!!!

    Talking about Dogs, Bella Deserves "2" Treats Tonight: One From Me and One From My Brand New Old Computer!!!

    Never knew my computer was THAT FAST.

    Thanks Again,

    Charlie
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