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In-place Repair Upgrade

(Keeping files and apps)

In-place repair upgrade using Windows ISO file is a good way to fix system errors. Here's how you can perform it.

  • Download the Windows ISO, preferably from MSDL in the same Windows language, and architecture.
    • To check the installed Windows architecture, open Powershell as admin and enter,
      Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem | Format-List OSArchitecture

      x64 means 64 Bit, x86 means 32 Bit

    • To check the installed Windows Language, open Powershell as admin and enter,
      dism /english /online /get-intl | find /i "Default system UI language"

    • Note: If you are running the Enterprise LTSC edition, you will need to download that edition's ISO file. Don't download Evaluation version, that can't be activated.

  • Double-click on the ISO file once it is downloaded.
  • If it opens in another program like 7-Zip, close it, right-click on the ISO, Open With > Windows Explorer
  • A new DVD drive will appear in Windows Explorer, which means the installation image has been mounted successfully.
  • Go into that DVD drive and run setup.exe, just continue until you reach the final confirmation screen.
  • Make sure it says "Keep all files and apps" on the final screen. Then you can continue the process and wait until it is done.

  • If you are not getting the option to keep files and apps, or the setup is showing any error, you can connect with us for help.