Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade  


  1. Posts : 2,422
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       #850

    Phil0sophy said:
    I am currently on 1607 but using the upgrade assistant is causing all sorts of problems with windows once 1903 installs (screen blur, mouse acceleration issues and a host of other stuff that isn't a problem with my current build.)

    Is it possible with this method to do a clean install of windows, whilst keeping all my apps and files but then also having the ability to roll back to 1607 if 1903 is still causing the same issues?
    First use an imaging program, Macrium Reflect, being the best, to create a Full system image in an external drive, which can be used, if not happy with the upgrade, to rollback.
    Then try Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  2. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 pro
       #851

    ddelo said:
    First use an imaging program, Macrium Reflect, being the best, to create a Full system image in an external drive, which can be used, if not happy with the upgrade, to rollback.
    Then try Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    So there is no way to rollback with this method using windows recovery? I have no problems using macrium as an insurance policy anyway but would prefer if I could rollback without if that makes sense.
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       #852

    Phil0sophy said:
    So there is no way to rollback with this method using windows recovery? I have no problems using macrium as an insurance policy anyway but would prefer if I could rollback without if that makes sense.
    Hello,

    As long as you don't do step 17, you will be able to go back to the previous version of Windows within 10 days if needed after doing a repair install.

    It would still be recommended to create a separate system image with something like Macrium Reflect to be safe in case your current issues cause an unrecoverable problem during the repair install.
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       #853

    Phil0sophy said:
    So there is no way to rollback with this method using windows recovery? I have no problems using macrium as an insurance policy anyway but would prefer if I could rollback without if that makes sense.
    Just my 2 cents worth.....

    Yes, rollback is normally possible, within the 10 day period, if you do not run a disk cleanup and delete the windows.old. BUT.....

    It's a little like having the fox watch the hen house. You're depending on Windows to 100% recover Windows. Anything goes bonkers, and you're kinda up the creek. That's why something like Macrium (highly recommend....) gives you a 100% bit-by-bit off-line out of danger backup if the worst happens. Insurance. You wish you have it the moment you realize you don't.
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  5. Posts : 2,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #854

    Phil0sophy said:
    So there is no way to rollback with this method using windows recovery? I have no problems using macrium as an insurance policy anyway but would prefer if I could rollback without if that makes sense.
    I think, Shawn and Dick, answered your question!
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    Win10 x64
       #855

    f14tomcat said:
    Just my 2 cents worth.....It's a little like having the fox watch the hen house. You're depending on Windows to 100% recover Windows. Anything goes bonkers, and you're kinda up the creek. That's why something like Macrium (highly recommend....) gives you a 100% bit-by-bit off-line out of danger backup if the worst happens. Insurance. You wish you have it the moment you realize you don't.
    +1

    Shortly after Win10 was released I upgraded a Dell 8.1Pro desktop. When I discovered that my video card was unsupported (no sleep/hibernate/etc), I decided to rollback courtesy of Microsoft. Shortly after the rollback commenced it failed, leaving me to re image using Macrium Reflect.

    Earlier this week I used "repair install" to move to 1903. Just before doing that, I created a full image of my OS and Programs partitions. It's a smart thing to do.

    Even with the 10-day window, it's possible that you'll discover a problem "too late"... and then what?
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  7. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 pro
       #856

    Brink said:
    Hello,

    As long as you don't do step 17, you will be able to go back to the previous version of Windows within 10 days if needed after doing a repair install.

    It would still be recommended to create a separate system image with something like Macrium Reflect to be safe in case your current issues cause an unrecoverable problem during the repair install.
    f14tomcat said:
    Just my 2 cents worth.....

    Yes, rollback is normally possible, within the 10 day period, if you do not run a disk cleanup and delete the windows.old. BUT.....

    It's a little like having the fox watch the hen house. You're depending on Windows to 100% recover Windows. Anything goes bonkers, and you're kinda up the creek. That's why something like Macrium (highly recommend....) gives you a 100% bit-by-bit off-line out of danger backup if the worst happens. Insurance. You wish you have it the moment you realize you don't.
    ddelo said:
    I think, Shawn and Dick, answered your question!
    Thanks guys, will make a full disk backup on an external first just to be on the safe side using macrium and then will try to rollback with windows if the issues still remain on 1903 after using the in-place upgrade.

    I think you're all right, it's better to be safe than sorry.
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  8. Posts : 2,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #857


    Good luck..and don't worry, everything will be fine
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  9. Posts : 61,554
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       #858

    Please let us know how it went.
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  10. Posts : 2,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #859

    Phil0sophy said:
    Thanks guys, will make a full disk backup on an external first just to be on the safe side using macrium and then will try to rollback with windows if the issues still remain on 1903 after using the in-place upgrade.

    I think you're all right, it's better to be safe than sorry.

    Don't forget to also create the Macrium Reflect Rescue Media, before starting!
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