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  1.    19 May 2016 #380

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       19 May 2016 #381

    You're most welcome. Please let us know how it went. :)
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  3.    22 May 2016 #382

    Brink said: View Post
    You're most welcome. Please let us know how it went. :)
    All went quite well. Windows Store and Microsoft APPS now working. Only strange thing was that Boot Screen with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 option disappeared after a few boots. Tried to repair it, but failed. Now I'm using a workaround that may be in the end more useful to me anyway, using the "advanced Startup" shortcut from this forum.

    Anyway, GREAT to know this general solution which can amazingly be faster than solving specific problems. Although it is very disappointing to have to use it, after all it is Windows TEN!

    Thank you so much for this and all the great solutions in the forum (been using it since Windows 7)!
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       22 May 2016 #383

    Thank you!!!!!

    My computer hardware crashed and it corrupted my system. I was told the only way to fix this was a clean install. When I searched on my tablet for help w/o having to go that far I found the references to the repair install. You gave the clearest, best tutorial for doing this, and I appreciate it so much. Your tutorial applied to my 8.1 saved my system and will now allow me to upgrade to 10. thank you again!
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       22 May 2016 #384

    Great news MB17 and mheckathor1. I'm glad it could help. :)
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  6.    23 May 2016 #385

    Help struggling layman

    Please excuse a struggling layman. If I've read the instructions right, I can use thgis method to reinstall Windows 10 while preserving the software I have on my PC. It's my lad's PC actually, and he's having problems with BSOD's . But he has all his music software aboard and does not want tonahve to start reinstalling every=thing, including some "plug-ins" which are no longer available.

    So, for clarity. Will using this method allow me to reinstall Widnows 10 onto his PC without destroying (1) Data and (2) existing installed third party software.

    Thanks in anticipation.
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       23 May 2016 #386

    Hello shackman, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Yes, that is correct. I would always recommend to back up anything that he doesn't want to lose to be safe though.
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  8.    23 May 2016 #387

    Thank you. Have been advised to reinstall some drivers first, but this holds huge hope for my son. THANK YOU again. And forgive me if I appear here again with more queries.

    I have one immediate one. I am concverned about the Secure boot disabling. So far as I'm aware, my son';s PC runs on BIOS, not UEFI >
    How can I establish that? I can contact the manufacturers, but, to date, they have been less than helpful.
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       23 May 2016 #388

    You could use the tutorial below to determine if your using BIOS or UEFI.

    BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode
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  10.    29 May 2016 #389

    Great guide! My Windows 10 Pro was totally broken, this brought me back with no loss of apps or settings.
    Thank you :)
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