Windows 10: Unanswered Problems with Windows 10 Upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro x64

  1.    15 Aug 2016 #1

    Unanswered Problems with Windows 10 Upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I've always found the 7/8/10 tutorials is a great source to customize Windows. This type of functionality was once provided by Microsoft in TweakUI.

    With release 1511, I ran into a slew of unrecoverable problems as documented at Unanswered Problems with Windows 10 Upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro x64 forcing me back to 8.1.
    With the Anniversary Update I again did a clean install. While installing my software I was careful to take many restore points and backups. The OS remained functioning until I installed the list of customization I downloaded from Windows 10 Tutorials. IF you read the cited post (above) you will see that restoring restore points or restoring files applets do no function. You even lose the ability to backup. I discovered if you boot from the installation DVD, the restore points are visible, even though they are not visible from within Windows. I was able to recover from the restore point I made just prior to running the Windows 10 Tutorials customizations..

    I did not isolate which downloaded customization breaks Windows 10, but you will see a list (below) of what I downloaded. When I download an Enable..., I also download the disable..., so nearly half of these were not used. I list these downloaded customizations in hopes that the original poster can verify that the customization still works in the Anniversary Update and that it does not break Windows 10.

    I subsequently found that most of these customizations were not necessary because the Anniversary Update provides the ability to make customizations.

    Directory: S:\Windows 10 Tutorials


    Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
    ---- ------------- ------ ----
    d----- 2016-08-08 8:46 Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_Context_Menu
    d----- 2016-07-24 9:44 Add_Restart_Explorer_to_Desktop_Context_Menu
    d----- 2016-08-08 9:01 Bash_shortcut
    d----- 2016-08-08 8:45 Desktop_Background_shortcut
    d----- 2016-07-31 13:44 Glass 1.0.1
    d----- 2016-07-31 13:44 memtest86+-5.01.iso
    d----- 2016-07-31 13:44 p95v289.win64
    d----- 2016-07-25 19:48 ShowKeyPlus
    d----- 2016-08-08 9:12 Switch_User_shortcut
    d----- 2016-07-31 8:52 Win10BGChanger1.2.1
    d----- 2016-07-25 19:48 Windows_Update_shortcut
    -a---- 2015-09-20 17:43 1261 Add_Advanced_Security_to_context_menu.reg
    -a---- 2015-10-24 13:30 782 Add_Console_lock_display_off_timeout.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:00 466 Add_Copy-Move_To_Folder_to_context_menu.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:33 1652 Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_Context_Menu.zip
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:08 643 Add_MSI_Run_as_administrator.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 10:30 1726 Add_Open_Location_context_menu.reg
    -a---- 2015-08-21 8:46 5572 Add_Personalize-classic_to_desktop_context_menu.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 10:36 376 Add_PowerShell_to_context_menu.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-23 18:33 877 Add_Restart_Explorer_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.zip
    -a---- 2015-09-02 10:08 1746 Add_Select_to_Context_Menu.reg
    -a---- 2015-10-04 8:39 792 Add_System_unattended_sleep_timeout.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:10 604 Add_VBS_Run_as_administrator.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 9:45 917 Add_Windows_Update_to_Control_Panel.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 11:41 539 Backup-Pinned_Apps_on_Taskbar.bat
    -a---- 2016-07-25 18:38 1001 Bash_shortcut.zip
    -a---- 2016-07-29 6:06 3802051 CrystalDiskMark3_0_4Shizuku.zip
    -a---- 2016-07-23 18:29 664 CurrentUser_Unrestricted_PowerShell_ExcutionPolicy.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:27 991 Desktop_Background_shortcut.zip
    -a---- 2016-08-15 7:25 0 dir.lst
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:02 556 Disable_Drag_Maximized_Windows.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 18:45 760 Disable_formatting_with_ReFS.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 18:57 330 Disable_Mobility_Center.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 10:34 568 Disable_NTFS_long_paths.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 7:20 630 Disable_OneDrive_Integration.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 18:50 638 Enable_Dark-or_Light_theme.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:02 556 Enable_Drag_Maximized_Windows.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 18:45 894 Enable_formatting_with_ReFS.reg
    -a---- 2015-09-02 10:04 4686 Enable_Internet_Explorer_Desktop_Icon.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 18:57 304 Enable_Mobility_Center.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 10:34 594 Enable_NTFS_long_paths.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 7:20 604 Enable_OneDrive_Integration.reg
    -a---- 2015-08-22 12:09 139902 Fix HD4060 Scaling on Win10.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:57 277498 Glass 1.0.1.zip
    -a---- 2016-07-23 18:29 666 LocalMachine_Unrestricted_PowerShell_ExcutionPolicy.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 17:54 524 Make Start Screen Transparent.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 9:48 59435 memtest86+-5.01.iso.zip
    -a---- 2015-08-21 10:13 868 Microsoft_Edge_Enable_Adobe_Flash_Player.reg
    -a---- 2015-08-31 8:13 1020 Notify_before_Downloading_and_Installing_Updates.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 13:41 5423176 p95v289.win64.zip
    -a---- 2015-08-26 14:08 368 Re-register_Store.bat
    -a---- 2016-07-23 18:32 761 Rebuild_Font_Cache.bat
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:00 468 Remove_Copy-Move_To_Folder_from_context_menu.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:34 305 Remove_Create_Restore_Point_from_Context_Menu.bat
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:08 265 Remove_MSI_Run_as_administrator.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 10:30 1300 Remove_Open_Location_context_menu.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 10:36 180 Remove_PowerShell_from_context_menu.reg
    -a---- 2015-09-07 11:11 784 Remove_System_unattended_sleep_timeout.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:10 248 Remove_VBS_Run_as_administrator.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 9:45 413 Remove_Windows_Update_from_Control_Panel.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 11:41 634 Restore-Pinned_Apps_to_Taskbar.bat
    -a---- 2016-07-23 16:13 24464 Restore_Windows_Photo_Viewer_ALL_USERS.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-30 10:14 1586 Save ClientDeployment.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 18:14 66848 ScreenSaveGracePeriod.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-23 18:38 730 Semi_transparent_Alt+Tab_background.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 10:33 545 Set_Current_Network_Location_to_Private.vbs
    -a---- 2016-07-25 10:33 544 Set_Current_Network_Location_to_Public.vbs
    -a---- 2016-07-25 8:59 358726 ShowKeyPlus.zip
    -a---- 2016-07-31 10:04 1066 Switch_User_shortcut.zip
    -a---- 2016-07-31 9:50 919 System_Protection_shortcut.zip
    -a---- 2015-08-20 8:31 1006 Transparent_shortcut_overlay.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 19:22 662 Turn_Off_Clear_taskbar_transparency.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-23 16:19 316 Turn_Off_Fast_Startup.bat
    -a---- 2016-07-25 8:55 870 Turn_Off_Microsoft_Edge_Download_Save_Prompt.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 19:00 485 Turn_Off_Shortcut_Name_Extension.bat
    -a---- 2016-07-31 9:56 646 Turn_Off_Show_me_tips_about_Windows.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 9:58 672 Turn_Off_Show_suggestions_on_Start.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 19:01 546 Turn_Off_Toggle_Keys_Tone.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 19:22 688 Turn_On_Clear_taskbar_transparency.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 8:54 870 Turn_On_Microsoft_Edge_Download_Save_Prompt.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 9:56 646 Turn_On_Show_me_tips_about_Windows.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-31 9:58 672 Turn_On_Show_suggestions_on_Start.reg
    -a---- 2015-08-20 8:38 854 Turn_On_SmartScreen_Filter_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 19:01 546 Turn_On_Toggle_Keys_Tone.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-23 18:17 696 Use_128-bit_file_sharing_encryption.reg
    -a---- 2016-07-25 18:06 892 Windows_Update_shortcut.zip







      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,896
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       15 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello Michael,

    I'm not sure what you may have done, but downloads in our tutorials here are 100% safe if used for what they are intended for. They use the same methods provided by Windows 10, but just provide different ways to do the same to make it easier to apply.

    Windows 10 Tutorial Index

    If you have anything specific that you had an issue with, then I would like to hear about it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       15 Aug 2016 #3

    System Restore does not backup the whole registry, you have to do it yourself, especially when playing with reg tweaks.

    My tweaks are way more dangerous, by looking at the listed ones, they are harmless, it must have been something else.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    15 Aug 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Michael,

    I'm not sure what you may have done, but downloads in our tutorials here are 100% .
    I have always found the tutorials to be safe, until now. I took very good notes at each step, but I did not check the integrity of the OS between applying each Windows 10 Tutorials customizations. I had 100% confidence that the customizations were benign.

    1. I build the Windows 10 Professional x64 Anniversary Update on a clean machine. Along the way I'm backups, create Restore Points, and check the Event Log.
    2. Create a named Restore Point, and another backup.
    3. I apply a subset of the Windows 10 Tutorials downloads I listed.
    4. I attempt to create another Restore Point, but the System > System Protection tab errors out. The Backup/Restore applet errors out. Event log errors out and shows zero events logged. DISM to restore health errors out. More problems exist as listed on my TechNet posting URL.



    I took detailed notes throughout the build process. The only activity was my applying a subset of Windows 10 Tutorials I listed. Windows Update is not running either. It was easy enough to boot from the install CD and back out from that named Restore Point I took just prior to starting to apply the Windows 10 Tutorials customization downloads. I was prepared to do a full metal restore but that wasn't needed for the recovery.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 20,896
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       15 Aug 2016 #5

    I don't see anything that you had listed that would have caused the issues you are describing.

    Do you have a 3rd party AV or security program installed that may have interfered with system restore?

    Can you provide the exact error message you got from system protection?

    I don't recognize the ones below that you had listed. Did you get these from somewhere else?
    • Glass 1.0.1
    • p95v289.win64
    • CrystalDiskMark3_0_4Shizuku.zip
    • Fix HD4060 Scaling on Win10.reg
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Aug 2016 at 12:51.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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