Reinstall Windows 10 Without Deleting Your Software, Files or Settings

December 26, 2018

Via: TechSpot

We recently experienced an installation of Windows 10 with system files that were corrupt to the point that certain sections of the Settings app would automatically close when being opened, among other bugs around the platform.

After attempting typical repair options, we used a Windows 10 ISO to perform an in-place upgrade, reinstalling Windows 10 while keeping our applications and all.

If this sounds familiar, we have covered a similar process using Windows 10’s built-in “Reset this PC” option, but that removes your programs and only retains your files and settings on the newly installed operating system, whereas again, the in-place upgrade even preserves the software you have installed.

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