Inplace-upgrade/repair-install possible?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by CatNoise, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. CatNoise

    CatNoise MDL Novice

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    Is there anyway to fix the Windows-8-installation without loosing your applications? I have problems with my .NET-installation and SFC tells me that some files are corrupt and can't be repaired.

    It was possible in Windows 7:
    pcworld.com/article/243190/how_to_repair_a_corrupt_windows_7_installation.html
     
  2. maxb2000

    maxb2000 MDL Member

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    The same method its working using an Windows 8 DVD on Windows 8.
     
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  3. crabhunter

    crabhunter MDL Junior Member

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    WOW just what I need, I'll try that in the next week and report back :)
    Mike
     
  4. CatNoise

    CatNoise MDL Novice

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    #4 CatNoise, Feb 10, 2013
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    This is not true. When launching setup.exe from within Windows it's just offering me to keep my personal files, but this deletes the applications I have installed. Launching the Setup directly at boot it will tell me "The computer started using the Windows Installation Media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then insert the installation media and restart the upgrade"
     
  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    It certainly depends on which files are corrupted. Not every installation can be redone/repaired through this way
     
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  6. CatNoise

    CatNoise MDL Novice

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    Of course not every installation can be repaired through an Inplace-upgrade, but Windows 8 is not even allowing me to try this.
     
  7. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    If W8 detects files which cannot be replaced/repaired through this method, it simply restricts it and leads you to the clean way to only keep files but no apps. Be thankful to keep the files at least
     
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  8. CatNoise

    CatNoise MDL Novice

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    This is just not true. The Windows-8-setup is not checking if files are corrupt or anything. Perhaps I now found a way to do what I want by opening DVD/sources/setup.exe and not DVD/setup.exe.
     
  9. CatNoise

    CatNoise MDL Novice

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    You're still missing the point. I did not wish to restore, refresh or reset my PC and lose all my files. I just wanted to fix a .NET-issue. The Inplace-upgrade did apparently work by opening "DVD-drive/USB-Stick:\sources\setup.exe" directly, just like I mentioned before. The setup.exe in the root-folder is the wrong one. My files and applications are still there, .NET-applications are running again. I just have to reinstall the Windows-updates and that's it :)
     
  10. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    It only works if you don't have WMC installed.
    Tried it my-self and it takes WMC out and deactivates.
    This sucks because I used the free WMC key and I can not reactivate with the key.
     
  11. CatNoise

    CatNoise MDL Novice

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    Search for the "UpDown8 - Windows 8 Upgrade/Downgrade Helper" on these forums and just choose Windows 8 Pro or whatever you are using. After the Inplace-Upgrade you can use your key again to add Media Center. It's exactly what I did.

    Just be sure to use DVD-drive/USB-Stick:\sources\setup.exe

    You're the one who is repeating nonsense. Restore may only help if you know at which time your system-files have been corrupted. Refresh will keep your Users-folder, but will still delete everything else.
     
  12. CatNoise

    CatNoise MDL Novice

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    You know what a 'hyperbole' is, don't you?