Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade  

  1.    #820

    In-place repair/install worked for one user account only


    An in-place repair/install worked great for the Administrator account, from which the install was initiated. This work was done to repair a corrupted Windows 10 menu. The menu issues (missing tiles and missing items above Power to the left of Apps) remain when the regular user account is launched. I have manually added a few tiles, but they do not update.

    Had I done the work from the regular user account (which is an administrator account), would the repairs have been implemented for both accounts?

    Thanks,
    Bonnie Simrell
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  2.    #821

    An in-place upgrade repair will almost certainly not fix user profile issues. There's a troubleshooter and tutorials relating to the start menu, and you can also re-register it.

    Example:
    Reset Start Layout in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    See
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index | Tutorials
    for more.
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  3.    #822

    How will the in-place upgrade repair be affected now you can’t have any USB drives connected when upgrading/updating to 1903?
    I would think we’d have to start using MCT directly or a DVD.
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       #823

    Bastet said: View Post
    How will the in-place upgrade repair be affected now you can’t have any USB drives connected when upgrading/updating to 1903?
    I would think we’d have to start using MCT directly or a DVD.

    If you use the MCT to make the ISO then you can just mount it to perform the upgrade as per Step 4.

    If you only have the USB, then a workaround is to copy Setup.exe from the root of your USB and its Sources folder to a temporary folder on your HDD, then run Setup from there. You can delete the temporary folder when done. I have done just that to upgrade one of my machines.
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  5.    #824

    Bree said: View Post
    If you use the MCT to make the ISO then you can just mount it to perform the upgrade as per Step 4.

    If you only have the USB, then a workaround is to copy Setup.exe from the root of your USB and its Sources folder to a temporary folder on your HDD, then run Setup from there. You can delete the temporary folder when done. I have done just that to upgrade one of my machines.
    Thanks Bree.
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  6.    #825

    Something I’ve noticed which I hadn’t before:
    I decided to do a clean install & noticed when I booted from the USB there was an option to do an in-place repair (keeping everything).
    Tbh I haven’t done a clean install for a while so perhaps it’s been there for a while.
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       #826

    Bastet said: View Post
    Something I’ve noticed which I hadn’t before:
    I decided to do a clean install & noticed when I booted from the USB there was an option to do an in-place repair (keeping everything).
    Tbh I haven’t done a clean install for a while so perhaps it’s been there for a while.

    Hello Virginia,

    Was this from using the latest 1903 ISO file for the USB?
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  8.    #827

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Virginia,

    Was this from using the latest 1903 ISO file for the USB?
    It was the version of 1903 released Tuesday Brink, I downloaded it via the MCT website.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #828

    Bastet said: View Post
    It was the version of 1903 released Tuesday Brink, I downloaded it via the MCT website.
    Ok, thank you. I'll do some testing to see where to update anything at.
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  10.    #829

    Brink said: View Post
    Ok, thank you. I'll do some testing to see where to update anything at.
    I’ll try again & post a screenshot, hopefully it wasn’t a fluke.
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