Replace Insider with regular Win10 keeping your apps?

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  1. skanskan

    skanskan MDL Novice

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    Hello.

    I've Windows 10 Insider Preview 14279 but it has several bugs that affects me.
    I'd would like to remove it.
    I've tried to install Windows 10 (the regular version) but it doesn't offer me the option to keep all my apps and personal settings.
    How can I force it to keep everything and just upgrade?

    Both are the Professional and x64 version.

    I don't have the backup folder anymore.

    regards.
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    The only thing that should work is moving back to previous OS through settings ! Or you have to alter the registry to trick the setup that you are on an earlier build :tea:
     
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  3. skanskan

    skanskan MDL Novice

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    The problem is that I "cleaned" the older OS.

    What should I modify on the registry?
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    look at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
     
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  5. skanskan

    skanskan MDL Novice

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    Thank you, I'll try.
    Do you think this will allow me to install it?
    I mean, the problem could only be because of the version number?
    And
    What number should I use?
     
  6. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    10240 is what it was designed to install over.
     
  7. skanskan

    skanskan MDL Novice

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    What about changing the cversion.ini file in the Windows 10 installation media?
     
  8. skanskan

    skanskan MDL Novice

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    #9 skanskan, Mar 8, 2016
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    @endbase please tell me whether I only need to modify the currentbuild and currentbuildnumber keys or something else?

    I've just checked that changing that number doesn't allow me to install the regular version of Windows 10.
     
  9. skanskan

    skanskan MDL Novice

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    #10 skanskan, Mar 9, 2016
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    What about Easeus PCTrans, Zinstall or CloneApp? Will I be able to use to easily transfer my apps and personal data to a new Windows?
     
  10. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #11 xinso, Mar 13, 2016
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    It is easy to upgrade/downgrade SKUs between same BUILD.

    As to upgrade BUILDs, the answer is YES.

    As to downgrade BUILDs? No, Windows never allows it.

    Unless ...
     
  11. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Unless Xinso has an trick up his sleeve :D
     
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  12. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    No it is complicated I have tried it many times but I could not figure it out myself. My thoughts is that the setup checks the version @ registry but also checkes some files on your system ! If so then this is leading to no where ;)
     
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  13. skanskan

    skanskan MDL Novice

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    #14 skanskan, Mar 14, 2016
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    Hello.

    I found a not-to-bad solution. I read that PCTrans and ZInstall were able to migrate your programs to a different computer and decided to try the first one.
    I made a backup with PCTrans and installed the new Windows and finally installed all applications with the program.
    Office 2016 and Acrobat don't work but most other applications do.

    Thanks
     
  14. GTK48

    GTK48 MDL Member

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    I have tried this and failed every time. The only real way is with a clean install. It is not worth the hassle for me. When the next major upgrade comes along in June, I will jump off the previews then.
     
  15. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #16 xinso, Mar 16, 2016
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    Edit:

    rs1 14279 --> th2 10586 = failed

    rs1 14279 --> rs1 14278 = succeeded

    th2 10586 --> th1 10240 = succeeded

    rs1 14278 --> rs1 14271 = failed

    0xc00002e3 (FIRST_BOOT for sam and security Hive)