Windows 10: Weird behavior at restart, please help analyze error reports.

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  1.    05 Jun 2017 #31

    I have gone to the Aomei site, found the help page, and the relevant article for you:
    How to Resize Partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant?

    NB you probably can't shrink C: on line.
    - when Windows is running.

    It is not uncommon to find Windows creates another recovery partition when upgrading.
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       05 Jun 2017 #32

    dalchina said: View Post
    I have gone to the Aomei site, found the help page, and the relevant article for you:
    How to Resize Partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant?
    Thank you.

    I don't see any information on that page regarding checking for unallocated space. I assume that the Disk Management properties tab that I showed a while back is probably right when it says that there is only 1 MB, though.
    NB you probably can't shrink C: on line.
    - when Windows is running.
    That's a bit of a catch-22, then. The process of downloading the update has already started, so it's too late for me to try to do anything that requires Windows to not be running (I'd have to interrupt the update process).
    It is not uncommon to find Windows creates another recovery partition when upgrading.
    Since you said that it might not be possible to alter my partition sizes while Windows is running, and the update is already downloading (it's at 83% now), should I just take the chance and let it install with the partitions as-is at this point?
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       05 Jun 2017 #33

    You have a full system image backup so you can always get back to where you are now. I would go ahead with the upgrade. After the download finishes you may get the option to install now or later. The install will take a while and involve several restarts of the PC, the process could take an hour or more depending on how much data and programs have to be transferred.
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  4.    05 Jun 2017 #34

    This is why I said - way back -
    Probably a good way forward would be to
    a. Create a disk image
    b. update your BIOS
    c. manually upgrade Win 10

    If it is done manually, you are in control. Unfortunately events have somewhat overtaken you.

    Done manually, you have a downloaded copy of Win 10, downloaded once that you can use to make repeated attempts.

    If the current presumed upgrade fails, you will lose your download - at least without research I don't know if there's any chance of recovering it.
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       05 Jun 2017 #35

    dalchina said: View Post
    If the current presumed upgrade fails, you will lose your download - at least without research I don't know if there's any chance of recovering it.


    As far as worst-case scenarios go, that's not too bad. I could always download the ISO afterward.

    philc43 said: View Post
    You have a full system image backup so you can always get back to where you are now. I would go ahead with the upgrade. After the download finishes you may get the option to install now or later. The install will take a while and involve several restarts of the PC, the process could take an hour or more depending on how much data and programs have to be transferred.
    If it does indeed give me a choice between installing now or later, what would you recommend as the best course of action from that point onward?
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  6.    05 Jun 2017 #36

    If you want to upgrade to 1607 manually, you will need to get that from an iso library.
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       05 Jun 2017 #37

    dalchina said: View Post
    If you want to upgrade to 1607 manually, you will need to get that from an iso library.
    I believe that this would be the correct place to get it:

    http://windowsiso.net/windows-10-iso...load-standard/
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  8.    05 Jun 2017 #38

    yep.
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  9. Ztruker's Avatar
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       05 Jun 2017 #39

    I suggest a direct Microsoft site:

    Download Windows 10
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       05 Jun 2017 #40

    Well, I went to bed and left the update downloading last night (it was at 92% at the time). This morning, I restarted the computer, and it successfully updated. When I logged back into my account, it gave me the same "Hello, we're getting things ready for you" messages that one typically gets when logging into a newly-created Windows account for the first time. The Photos app is now working, and a registry key that had been edited by Display Driver Uninstaller (when I had used it to uninstall my display drivers so I could perform a clean manual update of them) has now been automatically set back to Windows' default (which is a good thing, as I had wanted to set it back to default anyway). I also now have a Windows.old folder.

    Attachment 138179

    Afterward, I checked for more updates, which caused it to find some. It's currently downloading them.

    Attachment 138186

    Since the update was successful, do you think that I have anything to be worried about at this point, in terms of system instability or corruption? Should I go ahead with a full reset like I was considering before, or would that be overkill at this point?

    Also, should I bother with adding extra unallocated space to my system drive at this point? Would that run the risk of messing up something on my system drive, and what are the chances that I will ever need it?

    EDIT: Now it only has one update listed as downloading (rather than two). Does this mean that the other one has already finished downloading and/or installing, or that it didn't successfully download?

    Attachment 138192
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