Windows 10: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
I'm glad it could help ginfest, and welcome to Ten Forums.
Shawn I just wanted to tell you your tutorial help a work colleague who doesn't speak English. Being that he is an avid Firefox user I got him to download Google Translate for Firefox add-on and to review the tut. I worked like a charm.
His problem was he couldn't create a new folder using both New Folder or New Item in the ribbon, and he had somehow lost his "New" context menu. first I downloaded your reg file for him and Skyped it to him, but it didn't work. I don't know if it was because of his system language being German(I suspect it might have been that) or some other underlying problem.
Then we tried sfc /scannow, and that didn't find a thing wrong
So I called in the heavy artillery and recommended a repair install, and linked him to the tut, so he would know what was coming at him, and it worked!
Great news Cliff. I'm glad he avoided having to do a clean install.
Me too, and him specially so, as he has tons of software and a lot of it, would need to be reactivated one by one.
Just used the article instructions to successfully upgrade my Windows 10 from Version 10, Build 10240 to Version 1511, Build 10586.318. This was done to fix a Windows update error (0x80240fff) and was used after reading a recommend (and link) in a posting on a Microsoft support forum. So a big thank you for clear and straightforward instructions.
You're most welcome GMFix, and welcome to Ten Forums. I'm glad it could help.
Great video and tutorial!!! After almost a year on windows 10 I get to have "My windows 10 experience"!! Almost had it before but the little details make a gigantic difference!! Big thanks to Steve (essenbe) for making the detailed video and to Brink for the awesome guide!! Have to admit 10 Forums is the "place for best all round info"! Thanks again!!
I'm glad it could help HelloWinMic.
Update and Bitlocker
I'm going to be doing a repair install of Windows 10 this weekend (DISM fails with unable to find Source information). I have Bitlocker turned on for both my WIndows and Data partitions. Do I need to decrypt the drives or turn Bitlocker off prior to doing the install?
Hello sesinger, and welcome to Ten Forums.
To be safe, I would recommend to at least turn off BitLocker on your Windows drive before doing a repair install.
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...