Hi, I hope I can get some help, I have HP Windows 7, Last summer right before Windows 10 came out I reserved a copy, I downloaded it but didn't install it right away, It's been sitting in my downloads since I got the copy, I've been trying to get it installed before the cut off is next month so I don't have to pay for it. But after reviewing my windows update history it has tried to install 47 times, it failed each and every time, yesterday I have tried to get it installed 3 times, all is does is restarts my computer, It says it's ready to be installed, Does anyone know why it won't install, Any help would be much appreciated.
Windows update has historically been the least reliable way to upgrade to Windows 10. Downloading the Windows 10 ISO file and extracting it to a USB flash drive has proven to be much more reliable - and if you decide to do a clean install after the upgrade, you already have the Windows 10 installation media created.
Once you have a USB flash drive created, just insert it with Windows 7 running and run setup.exe from the flash drive from within Windows 7.
It's highly recommended that you make a backup image of your Windows 7 onto an external hard drive before doing the upgrade so you have something to fall back on if it fails and goes badly. Lots of members here, including myself, recommend Macrium Reflect Free for that.
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