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  1.    27 Feb 2016 #50

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I have done it a few times(maybe more than a few).
    The only thing you need to do after a repair install is check settings like your Time Zone, system restore, and privacy settings in settings app. This only effects system files and reinstalls all default apps. It doesn't touch any of your libraries or their setting, It doesn't touch any of your 3rd party software and their settings. Just make sure you turn off any 3rd party anti virus software before pulling the trigger.

    Think of it as sfc /scannow and DISM restore health on steroids
    Trying to understand what you wrote. Mind explaining it more? Sorry.
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       27 Feb 2016 #51

    Simpler put,
    The Repair Install only effects Windows 10 system files,, and reinstalls all the default Universal Apps(or "Modern").
    It does not touch anything you added.

    If you use another Anti-Virus other than Windows Defender, it is recommended to turn it off before attempting the Repair Install, as it could cause problems.
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  3.    27 Feb 2016 #52

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Simpler put,
    The Repair Install only effects Windows 10 system files,, and reinstalls all the default Universal Apps(or "Modern").
    It does not touch anything you added.

    If you use another Anti-Virus other than Windows Defender, it is recommended to turn it off before attempting the Repair Install, as it could cause problems.
    So... The "repair install" will not get rid of any picture/music/video files or app installed that I have, right?
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       27 Feb 2016 #53

    Theresa said: View Post
    So... The "repair install" will not get rid of any picture/music/video files or app installed that I have, right?
    Correct.
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  5.    21 Mar 2016 #54

    it seems i got a virus that corrupted some file association and filetype icons
    have done all the steps in this thread, and restarted after eachone, and still got blank icons for doc/docx/xls/xlsx/ppt/pptx / pdf

    what cant i do
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       21 Mar 2016 #55

    Hello ifathy, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it. Be sure that you system is still clean afterwards though.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  7.    22 Mar 2016 #56

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello ifathy, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it. Be sure that you system is still clean afterwards though.

    System Restore Windows 10
    i haven't taken any backup for windows10 yet, it was upgraded from windows 7 automatically, can you enlighten me how to reset windows 10 to factory settings if i dont have a CD? it was installed by windows update.
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       22 Mar 2016 #57

    ifathy said: View Post
    i haven't taken any backup for windows10 yet, it was upgraded from windows 7 automatically, can you enlighten me how to reset windows 10 to factory settings if i dont have a CD? it was installed by windows update.
    You could reset Windows 10 to do so.

    Reset Windows 10
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  9.    26 Apr 2016 #58

    I uninstalled and reinstalled one of the programs that had the blank Icon and they all came back.
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  10.    24 May 2016 #59

    Rebuild icon cache


    Thanks for this.
    Option 1 did not work, option 2 did.
    Thank you
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