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How to reinstall Windows 10 without deleting your software, files, or settings

Changes have become crucial for technological devices these days. As the software keeps updating and with the various upgrades you have to stay updated. Reinstallation is not an easy thing to do and requires a lot of work as well. People have been experiencing major data loss with the in re-installation of windows in their systems. It is difficult to keep your data safe unless it is backed up on a hard drive or any cloud service. Without it, the software the settings and the files get deleted whenever users attempt to. After going through typical computer repair options Windows 10 has been upgraded and now you can reinstall it while keeping all applications. With the in-place upgrade, not even the programs and files are retained but even the software you have installed remains in it. The process of reinstallation can be initiated by using the setup.exe file on a Windows 10 ISO/USB drive. it can also be done from the Media Creation tool. The process only takes around 1/2 an hour to finish. if all goes as planned with your applications intact you will not have to do much after reinstalling windows.

Getting started with an in-place upgrade

For beginners, the in-place upgrade is not an option that they can use easily to boot into the installation. You must be logged into a windows account and also have an administrator access. Without being the admin, you will be prompted for credentials when you are launching the installer. In order to see if you have an admin account you should search start for “change account type”. It can also be done by going to the control panel then user accounts and then change your account type by changing it to “Administrator.”

After doing this you will go from a standard user to an administrator. This information can all also be found by searching Start for Netplwiz.exe. After opening that application, you can select your account and then go to Properties then the Group Membership tab for the Standard user/Administrator toggle.

If, however you are unable to make these changes, you should note that the windows administrator account is disabled by default and it can only be enabled by a command prompt.

This is the command prompt that is normally used:

net user administrator /active:yes | enables administrator account (relog)

net user | lists all Windows accounts including the administrator account

Same Operating System

Another important requirement for the in-place upgrade to be successful is that your windows creation tool must contain the same edition of your operating system as well as the same language and architecture. You might also need some spare storage on your windows drive as it takes a lot of extra space to get done with.

Actually, starting the in-place upgrade

One can start the Windows setup (setup.exe) by mounting the ISO or opening the Windows USB installation drive from the File Explorer. Windows 10 comes with the native support for mounting ISOs, by right-clicking and choosing Mount. It can also be done by using the following PowerShell command:

Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath “C:\FileName.ISO”

After completing the in-place upgrade

As mentioned earlier, although this reinstallation is easy and retains your software and settings, you will need space for it. The folder occupies a large amount of storage and disk cleanup is very important to do this. You have to search the start menu for disk cleanup and then click clean up system files to run a secondary star scan that will locate Windows junk files. This will make it easy for you to get done with the in-place upgrade if you will have the required space.

Concluding, the above-mentioned ways are some of the easiest ones to carry forward are successful in-place upgrades. All of these steps are very important to reinstall the Windows without deleting your software, files, Outlook error or settings. Get done with the upgrade and you will be able to experience the reinstallation with no hassle whatsoever.

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