Reinstall Windows 10 without Deleting Software, Files or Settings

John Smith

  • Apr 15, 2019


Microsoft launched an operating system in 2015 said to be the most powerful operating system till now, Windows 10 and it covers all the major areas of IT.

While using a crack version of Windows 10 in your computer you can face issues like applications are not running properly, or they just crash during work and other bugs issues. Sometimes these issues are faced using real license key Windows 10 copy as well but if only a major feature update is newly running in your computer. Although using fake or crack versions of licensed software is illegal but still, some people do this due to lack of knowledge.

If you are running a cracked version of Windows in your computer and willing to buy Windows 10 original copy do visit Xcentric Services to get the Windows 10 price.

Talking on how you can solve the above-mentioned issue! Reinstall Windows 10 in your system without losing your files, software, and setting. You might be thinking how it is even possible but it is and I am going to tell you more about the procedure right now.

The reinstallation of Windows 10 can be begun with the setup .exe file of Windows on a Windows 10 ISO or USB drive even from the Media Creation tool. The installation process will take approximately half an hour for complete.

Since even your applications are reserved on the resulting installation, if all goes as planned you do not have to do much later and it is a way of less resistance compared to fully reinstalling Windows. Read about the details of how to Reinstall Windows 10 in this blog.

Getting started with an in-place upgrade

The first step is to log in to a Windows account and that account must have access to the administration level. If you are not an admin, you will be interrupted to provide credentials while launching the installation.

Another requirement important for the in-place upgrade, your Windows ISO or USB drive and if you are using a media creation tool, it must contain the same version and edition of your operating system or newer than the old one. The language and the architecture should be the same as well. If you were running the 64-bit operating system in the English language the new setup should be the same. Some extra storage will be needed on the Windows drive, it is around 8 GB.

Even though you will keep all your files and software, the Windows reinstallation will delete some specific items such as custom fonts, system icons, and Wi-Fi credentials. The setup is smart enough to create a folder with the name of Windows, old which contains all the installed applications and data from the previous Windows.

If you have a UEFI system with Secure Boot enabled, it is suggested that you disable Secure Boot before starting the in-place upgrade and then re-enable the feature later.

Actually starting the in-place upgrade

Run the Windows .exe setup by mounting the ISO or by connecting the Windows USB installation drive from the File Explorer.

Windows 10 has native support for ISOs by right-clicking and choosing Mount or by using the following PowerShell command: Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath “C:\FileName.ISO”

After that, you will have the choice to upgrade your copy of Windows now or to create an installation ISO or USB drive. You might be directed to download updates before this, then the installation option will be available.

The installer will start some initial setup checks and finally, it will ask what you want to keep on the new copy of your Windows.

If you intend to keep your currently installed software on the repaired operating system, make sure that applications are listed among the files.

The rest of the in-place upgrade amounts to waiting about half an hour for Windows to reinstall, which rebooted our system several times and did not require any further intervention from us.

When completed, you will load back into the same Windows environment where you originally started the upgrade, except with newly installed operating system files which should be without bugs.

After completing the in-place upgrade

The above-mentioned procedure of reinstallation secures your previously installed software and settings, and store them in Windows. old folder. This folder is heavy due to previous Windows files and it cannot be deleted easily.

If you are using Windows 7 and Windows 8 right now then upgrade your Windows to Windows 1o because Microsoft is going to end the support for Windows 7 in 2020 and later Windows 8 support will be discontinued. To get Windows 10 price in Pakistan and a comparison of different versions visit Xcentric Services. If you want to know about how to reinstall Windows 10 and keep your files, then contact us today.







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