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  1.    17 May 2016 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Okay, so you've got the files from the ISO extracted to your desktop, and you see the setup.exe file, correct?
    You should be able to double-click setup.exe and the upgrade will begin. There is no "auto run" involved in this step, so I don't understand where that error came from.
    I got the same error message when I double clicked on setup.exe. I do not have a file called Windows.iso anywhere on the notebook
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  2.    17 May 2016 #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by joodyanne View Post
    I got the same error message when I double clicked on setup.exe. I do not have a file called Windows.iso anywhere on the notebook
    Right, you said the ISO file that you downloaded is called Win10_1511_1Englishx64. If you show extensions in your file folder features, you will see that the extension of that file is .ISO.
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  3.    17 May 2016 #33
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    I must confess I didn't do the check prior. Geez I cant even get CMD right - it says. "Cannot lock current drive.
    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts y/n

    I rebooted and got the same thing.

    Regards the ISO, I don't have that file. I have win10_1551-1-English_x64 which I had mentioned before, and that it opens to burn a disc as seen by attachment.

    I did get the 7-zip to extract "here" as you said tho. That's where I came unstuck
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  4.    17 May 2016 #34
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    I'll admit that I only skimmed through the thread, but it seems like this would have been much easier to accomplish with the Media Creation Tool. One simple download, a few quick questions, and the upgrade would start happening.

    Step 4:

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    17 May 2016 #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    I'll admit that I only skimmed through the thread, but it seems like this would have been much easier to accomplish with the Media Creation Tool. One simple download, a few quick questions, and the upgrade would start happening.

    Step 4:

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
    Well, the auto-upgrade (via WU) had failed, which is why the OP started the thread. So, upgrading with an ISO (MCT or Techbench) is the alternative.
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  6.    17 May 2016 #36
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    You don't need an .iso file to use MCT. I use it to upgrade all of our Dell laptops that ship with 8.1 instead of 10. MCT handles the upgrade process by itself.
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  7.    17 May 2016 #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    You don't need an .iso file to use MCT. I use it to upgrade all of our Dell laptops that ship with 8.1 instead of 10. MCT handles the upgrade process by itself.
    And extracting both 7-Zip and the Windows ISO to the desktop?!? Imagine what a mess that makes!
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  8.    17 May 2016 #38
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    Exactly. I've given the Tutorial link to some non-tech savvy people, and they've been able to upgrade without any issues. Far less steps for a person to go through.
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  9.    17 May 2016 #39
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    So what now, if an error has been made, do I delete something first?
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  10.    17 May 2016 #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by joodyanne View Post
    So what now, if an error has been made, do I delete something first?
    Extracting the ISO file to your desktop was the mistake. That's probably why you got the "file not found" error. You need to mount the ISO file so that it gets its own drive letter:
    How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?

    I have never used the program above myself, but seems like the simple way to mount the ISO file. You'll get a drive letter that appears, then you open the drive letter in explorer and run the setup.exe file from the virtual drive letter that is created by mounting the ISO file.

    Windows setup expects to be run from the root of a drive letter - that means something like H:\. It does not like to be run from folders like C:\Users\Joe\Desktop.

    I would also go to your user folder desktop and delete whatever you don't recognize as a shortcut to a program/website that you use. That should be:
    C:\Users\YourUserName\Desktop - obviously YourUserName will be what you log into Windows with.
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