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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,315
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       4 Weeks Ago #20

    Does this method keep all installed programs like a repair install or do you need to reinstall previous programs?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,384
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       4 Weeks Ago #21

    Hello Steve,

    This method only keep the existing user accounts and personal files in each account's user profile folder. Everything else will be wiped out.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 421
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #22

    Does this procedure create a windows.old folder?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,384
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       4 Weeks Ago #23

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    Does this procedure create a windows.old folder?
    I can't confirm 100%, but since this isn't an upgrade, it shouldn't create a Windows.old folder.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 421
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #24

    Ok. Thanks.

    BTW what are "personal files"? Are we talking the (My) Documents folder, Favorites, Music, etc... ?

    We're having a debate here and trying to determine which procedure is best for the OP to try and save his files.

    BTW ten forums seems to be very popular there

    Thanks.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,384
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       4 Weeks Ago #25

    That's correct. It's all the files in the My folders in "C:\Users\(user name)" folder.

    I'd say either this option or refresh Windows may be a good option for the OP.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 421
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #26

    Thanks Shawn, much appreciated.

    Peace
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,384
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       4 Weeks Ago #27

    You're most welcome Drew. I hope it goes well.
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