1.    31 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1

    Windows 10 errored during installation and wont download now

    Basically due to several events i wasnt able to start downloading windows 10 until last night at about 9pm. My computer was having some really random errors like speakers not working so i decided to restart it which prompted it to update. One hour later it hadnt moved from update 1 of 1... so i hard reset it. This made my computer do a c drive repair for another hour so it was about 11 before i could start installing windows 10. it was taking forever to install so i watched some stuff, moved my laptop to my desk and let it go with out realizing it would go to sleep. Yesterday i had to go out so it was 10pm before i turned my computer back on and let it instal again. 2 hours later it hadnt moved so i tried to reset the installation(thinking it going to sleep killed the installation somehow) but stopping it wouldnt work so i reset my computer once again, started windows update again, made it where my laptop wouldnt sleep, and then went to sleep. Woke up, installation errored, tired again, did updates after it was done, and now im here bc im still on windows 8.1 and i cant find a single thing saying install windows 10.

    tl:dr windows 10 wont install even though i started the download process/reserved my copy (sorry that was long whoops)
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  2.    31 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1

    wait nevermind i found the solution to my problem :/
    incase anyone has the same problem the windows website says "All upgrades must have completed and reached the "Welcome" screen by 11:59 PM UTC-10 (Hawaii) on July 29; this is one worldwide point in time." so rip me and the option to play xbox 1 games on my laptop

    still would like to know if theres any way i can still get it
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  3.    31 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 469

    Yeah, if it's still booting to Windows 8.1 then it hasn't worked properly. I haven't tried to upgrade to Windows 10 after the upgrade period finished, therefore I can't give you a definitive answer, however you could try upgrading via the Microsoft Accessibility site.

    The free Windows 10 upgrade offer may technically be over, but it isnít 100% gone. Microsoft still provides a free Windows 10 upgrade to anyone who checks a box saying they use assistive technologies on their computer. This offer will end at some point, but Microsoft hasnít announced when.

    Link To Article:

    If the above doesn't work for some reason, then you could try changing the clock as per the following link, but I'm not entirely convinced this will work. However it maybe worth trying as an complete long shot and absolute last chance attempt, just keep your fingers crossed that the activation servers will still activate it. I think the first method using the Accessibility Site will be more successful than this way, as doing it through the Accessibility Site still an official Microsoft method, whereas this way sounds a bit hit & miss.

    Link To Article:
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  4.    31 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1

    oh yeah! i started doing that a while ago(i saw someone link it on another thread).
    thanks btw
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