Windows 10: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade  

  1. Posts : 8,161
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       02 May 2018 #730

    DavidGray968 said: View Post
    ...for the last 4 months I haven't seen much in the way of information on their so called support portal, merely the same info from different 'MS technicians' being regurgitated in a different format.
    Welcome to TenForums @DavidGray968

    That would be sfc /scannow and dism's restorehealth then? It's their standard 'script' :)

    Both are a good first step, but an in-place repair upgrade can fix issues they cannot touch (as you have found).
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  2.    02 May 2018 #731

    That's the ones Bree :) but having worked with Indian offshore resources I know they are only following scripts and woe betide anyone going off them. The downside of that is, as you know, unless you know of forums like this searching Google often puts up the likes of MS way above the rest and to some degree fuels their bad reputations. Maybe one day they will learn and pigs may fly!
    Keep up the good work.
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  3. Posts : 31,424
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
    Thread Starter
       02 May 2018 #732

    I'm glad it was able to help David, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit ver 1709
       30 May 2018 #733


    Good article, well documented with illustration. Easy to follow and best of all it worked.
    Thank you
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
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       30 May 2018 #734

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  6.    09 Jun 2018 #735

    Success at last

    After many weeks of repeated 1803 downloads and failures to install I went for the in-place upgrade.
    To my surprise - it worked! First thing I did was image my system and C drives - I am now doing the disk clean up.

    Many thanks
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  7. Posts : 31,424
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
    Thread Starter
       09 Jun 2018 #736

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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       11 Jun 2018 #737

    Hello, can I do this install repair on a PC that has domain & exchange mail setting? Also, can I use the ISO download from for a Dell system PC?
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  9. Posts : 8,161
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Jun 2018 #738

    een said: View Post
    Hello, can I do this install repair on a PC that has domain & exchange mail setting?
    Welcome to TenForums @een

    A PC that is a member of a Domain and has connections to an Exchange server sounds like it is a work PC. If this is the case, the company IT department may not approve of you repairing the PC yourself. In addition, The network administrators may have Group Policies in place to restrict what you are allowed to do on the PC. If this is a work PC then you should ask your IT support what you are permitted to do before trying anything.

    Also, can I use the ISO download from for a Dell system PC?
    What edition of Windows is installed on this PC? Is it Enterprise or Pro? If it is Enterprise you can't use the media from as that only includes the Home, Pro and Education editions. You'll have to see your IT department to repair Enterprise.

    A Dell system (or any other OEM-installed Windows) is the same as the 'plain vanilla' Windows supplied by Microsoft, but with OEM customizations and OEM apps added on top. As such, the Microsoft supplied install media can be used to perform an in-place repair install. The OEM customizations and apps should be retained, just like all other installed apps.
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  10.    13 Jun 2018 #739

    Repair install failed with error code 0x8007042B - 0x2000D

    I have had repeated failures to install the Windows 1803 Update using Windows Update, getting error code 0x8007042B. Today I have tried a Repair Install as per this thread, which has worked for me in the past, but this time it also failed with error message 0x8007042B - 0x2000D "The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with and error during MIGRATE-DATA operation". The failure was at 27% in the last part of Item 13 in the tutorial.

    It seems that this might be a corrupt driver but analysing the WindowsUpdate.Log attached I can't find the error code reported and don't understand the other messages included. Please can you advise how I can track down the cause of the error and eliminate it?WindowsUpdate.log
    Last edited by balein; 13 Jun 2018 at 09:36.
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