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Issues upgrade reinstalling

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

So I am currently on the Windows Insider Preview builds and have been having some issues with them and decided that they aren't for me. I was trying to do an upgrade installation to get back onto stock Windows 10 without losing anything but any time I get the installer running I am not allowed to select the option to keep all my stuff because "Windows may be installed in an unsupported directory." I have looked around and it talks about changing the default program files directory in the registry and to revert that back, but I never did that tweak in the first place.


Any ideas on why it is throwing this error at me?

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:38 PM

First, please let us know exactly what the error message says.  Most likely this is due to something that had been changed about your installation.


I'm not familiar with how to recover from this error - other than to try resetting the computer into the default state for Windows.

See this article for a brief look at how the push-button reset features work:  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt210509%28v=vs.85%29.aspx


As there are problems with the installation, I'd have to wonder about the risk to your data anyway.

Attempting to revert could cause problems if forced.

I'd suggest backing up your data and then going with the Reset using the Remove Everything option.

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