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  1.    20 Dec 2016 #20
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    Does this method keep all installed programs like a repair install or do you need to reinstall previous programs?
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  2.    20 Dec 2016 #21
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    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.    20 Dec 2016 #22
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Does this procedure create a windows.old folder?
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  4.    20 Dec 2016 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 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.    20 Dec 2016 #24
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    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.    20 Dec 2016 #25
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    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.    20 Dec 2016 #26
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    Thanks Shawn, much appreciated.

    Peace
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  8.    20 Dec 2016 #27
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    You're most welcome Drew. I hope it goes well.
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