Reinstall Windows 10 Without Deleting Your Software, Files or Settings

So I learn this Windows 10 in-place upgrade method to keep the existing app. and files from “Reinstall Windows 10 Without Deleting Your Software, Files or Settings: Perform an ‘in-place upgrade’ to fix a buggy Windows installation, By Mark Turner on December 26, 2018. Detail:


Actually starting the in-place upgrade

Start the Windows setup (setup.exe) by mounting the ISO or opening the Windows USB installation drive from the File Explorer.

Windows 10 has native support for mounting ISOs by right-clicking and choosing Mount or by using the following PowerShell command (our installation was so broken that the right-click option wasn’t available to us):

Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath "C:\FileName.ISO"

After launching setup.exe or the Media Creation tool, you’ll have the choice to upgrade now or to create an installation ISO/USB drive — you want to Upgrade this PC now. You might be prompted to download updates prior to this option being available

The installer will perform some initial setup/scans and eventually ask what you want to keep on the new copy of Windows.

If you intend to keep your currently installed software on the repaired operating system, make sure that “apps” are listed and not only “files” (Keep personal files and apps).

Music for the lonely, exhausted, in pain, deserted

今年,二零一八年, 十二月十五日於加州聖地牙哥家聽韓德爾的彌賽亞聖歌及以下的聖誕節於挪威的歌唱,我似乎悟到原來宗教能給孤單、疾苦、微弱、無助、被遺/棄的人一些心靈的扶助、解脫及寄望。

On December 15, 2018 in San Diego, California home, I become realizing that the religious belief provides a shelter, sanctuary and healing.

.Love, love, love. May love be with you. JUL I NIDAROS / CHRISTMAS IN NORWAY

. Christmas in Vienna 2018

Christmas Eve is one week to go, so this: “The best of Silent Night – Christmas in Vienna”

Silent Night lyrics:

Silent night, holy night
All is calm and all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, ooh
Sleep, sleep in heaven, heavenly peace
Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories streams from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing, alleluia
Christ the savior is born, he’s born
Christ the savior is born
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, oh
Sleep in heavenly peace

Handel – Messiah always for my Christmas celebration

My Christmas music celebration usually starts around Thanksgiving Day. I always want to listen to the full version of Handel’s Messiah many many times during this wonderful Christmas season, and my spirit is often lifted by this magical music piece.  The following is a list of web page links for the classical music recordings of Handel’s Messiah.

. Handel – Messiah – by London Philharmonic (Complete Concerto/Full) :

. Messiah – A Sacred Oratorio, Handel – London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis

. Handel Messiah The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge:

Quote from Messiah (HWV 56)[1][n 1] is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Coverdale Psalter, the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

Handel’s reputation in England, where he had lived since 1712, had been established through his compositions of Italian opera. He turned to English oratorio in the 1730s in response to changes in public taste; Messiah was his sixth work in this genre. Although its structure resembles that of opera, it is not in dramatic form; there are no impersonations of characters and no direct speech. Instead, Jennens’s text is an extended reflection on Jesus as the Messiah called Christ. The text begins in Part I with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only “scene” taken from the Gospels. In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the “Hallelujah” chorus. In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ’s glorification in heaven.

Handel wrote Messiah for modest vocal and instrumental forces, with optional settings for many of the individual numbers. In the years after his death, the work was adapted for performance on a much larger scale, with giant orchestras and choirs. In other efforts to update it, its orchestration was revised and amplified by (among others) Mozart (Der Messias). In the late 20th and early 21st centuries the trend has been towards reproducing a greater fidelity to Handel’s original intentions, although “big Messiah” productions continue to be mounted. A near-complete version was issued on 78 rpm discs in 1928; since then the work has been recorded many times.