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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       20 Dec 2016 #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 : 22,246
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
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       20 Dec 2016 #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.    20 Dec 2016 #22

    Does this procedure create a windows.old folder?
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  4. Posts : 22,246
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       20 Dec 2016 #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.    20 Dec 2016 #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 : 22,246
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       20 Dec 2016 #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.    20 Dec 2016 #26

    Thanks Shawn, much appreciated.

    Peace
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  8. Posts : 22,246
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
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       20 Dec 2016 #27

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