1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    ms win 10
       19 Oct 2016 #1

    Upgrade fails for win 10 1511 --- load from usb ?


    I have 1511 installed and hit the issue with a couple of updates not installing so I can't install the Anniversary and follow-on upgrades.
    Has anyone used the Media creation tool, downloaded the Win 10 Home/Pro x64 v.1607 to a USB stick, and then performed an in-place upgrade/repair.
    Was it successful?
    To boot from the usb should I change the bios for usb first, or just load within win 10 , from the usb drive. When should I remove the stick?
    Sorry for so many questions --- fairly new at this
    Appreciate all help
    Larimar

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  2.    19 Oct 2016 #2

    Nope, neither update to AU, nor upgrade install from ISO worked for me - did a clean install of AU, installed apps and copied user files from mounted backup.

    I did run WU thereafter sucessfully and drivers got installed, but since have only installed updates manually - all sucessfully. (with WU update blocked in firewall)
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  3. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    ms win 10
       19 Oct 2016 #3

    A lot of work 1 ?


    Wow --- incredible --- and a lot of extra work!
    Wish MS would just leave a working OS alone --- I do not need all the gee wiz stuff ---
    just a good performing background OS
    Thanks !
    Larimar
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 819
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511)
       19 Oct 2016 #4

    larimar said: View Post
    Has anyone used the Media creation tool, downloaded the Win 10 Home/Pro x64 v.1607 to a USB stick, and then performed an in-place upgrade/repair.
    Was it successful?
    To boot from the usb should I change the bios for usb first, or just load within win 10 , from the usb drive. When should I remove the stick?
    Yes, I used the Media Creation Tool to make the USB to upgrade my 1511 Home x64 to 1607. I didn't boot from the USB, but ran Setup from within Windows. I recently did an in-place repair to see if it would fix a minor problem (misreporting the design capacity of my battery). That too was started by running the Setup on the USB from within Windows, took about an hour and (apart from not fixing my problem) went flawlessly.

    If you do want to boot from the USB (as I did for the previous upgrade to 1511) you may have to change the default bios boot order (that's if you don't have the option I had - F12 to choose boot device). The first stage of the upgrade is copying files to the hard drive. The time to remove the USB would be when it shuts down for the first re-boot.

    HTH

    PS: before doing a major upgrade like this, it's always a good idea to make a backup system image first. Macrium Reflect is highly regarded on these boards, but failing that you could use the 'make system image' option in the built in Backup and Restore (Windows 7).
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  5. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    ms win 10
       19 Oct 2016 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    Yes, I used the Media Creation Tool to make the USB to upgrade my 1511 Home x64 to 1607. I didn't boot from the USB, but ran Setup from within Windows. I recently did an in-place repair to see if it would fix a minor problem (misreporting the design capacity of my battery). That too was started by running the Setup on the USB from within Windows, took about an hour and (apart from not fixing my problem) went flawlessly.

    If you do want to boot from the USB (as I did for the previous upgrade to 1511) you may have to change the default bios boot order (that's if you don't have the option I had - F12 to choose boot device). The first stage of the upgrade is copying files to the hard drive. The time to remove the USB would be when it shuts down for the first re-boot.

    HTH

    PS: before doing a major upgrade like this, it's always a good idea to make a backup system image first. Macrium Reflect is highly regarded on these boards, but failing that you could use the 'make system image' option in the built in Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

    Thank you HTH
    Really appreciate you guidance!
    Best
    Larimar
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  6. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 819
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511)
       19 Oct 2016 #6

    larimar said: View Post
    Thank you HTH
    Really appreciate you guidance!
    Best
    Larimar
    Actually 'HTH' is short for 'Hope That Helps' - obviously it does.

    Good luck,
    Bree.
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