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  1. Posts : 7,084
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #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. Posts : 61,457
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       #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. Posts : 5,815
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #22

    Does this procedure create a windows.old folder?
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  4. Posts : 61,457
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       #23

    sygnus21 said:
    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. Posts : 5,815
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #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. Posts : 61,457
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #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. Posts : 5,815
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #26

    Thanks Shawn, much appreciated.

    Peace
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  8. Posts : 61,457
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       #27

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