I must confess I didn't do the check prior. Geez I cant even get CMD right - it says. "Cannot lock current drive.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts y/n
I rebooted and got the same thing.
Regards the ISO, I don't have that file. I have win10_1551-1-English_x64 which I had mentioned before, and that it opens to burn a disc as seen by attachment.
I did get the 7-zip to extract "here" as you said tho. That's where I came unstuck
I'll admit that I only skimmed through the thread, but it seems like this would have been much easier to accomplish with the Media Creation Tool. One simple download, a few quick questions, and the upgrade would start happening.
Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
You don't need an .iso file to use MCT. I use it to upgrade all of our Dell laptops that ship with 8.1 instead of 10. MCT handles the upgrade process by itself.
Exactly. I've given the Tutorial link to some non-tech savvy people, and they've been able to upgrade without any issues. Far less steps for a person to go through.
So what now, if an error has been made, do I delete something first?
How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?
I have never used the program above myself, but seems like the simple way to mount the ISO file. You'll get a drive letter that appears, then you open the drive letter in explorer and run the setup.exe file from the virtual drive letter that is created by mounting the ISO file.
Windows setup expects to be run from the root of a drive letter - that means something like H:\. It does not like to be run from folders like C:\Users\Joe\Desktop.
I would also go to your user folder desktop and delete whatever you don't recognize as a shortcut to a program/website that you use. That should be:
C:\Users\YourUserName\Desktop - obviously YourUserName will be what you log into Windows with.