Windows 10: Access denied to C: drive serious issues

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  1.    13 Jun 2016 #11

    So I used my laptop to download the ISO file (4.2GB took over 2hrs) to download but when I went to move it to a new 32GB USB it said the file was too big and there was not was not enough space! I then had to find a portable DVD burner to get it on a disc. Very slow, probably about an hour.
    Having got this ISO image how exactly do I use it? The information about product keys, time limits on the use of the ISO and MOUNTing the disc is getting me very confused.
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  2.    13 Jun 2016 #12

    I have been downloading the ISO file to my USB now for over 3 1/2 hrs and still it says 'Getting a few things ready'. how long do think it should take?
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    W10Prox64
       13 Jun 2016 #13

    Jeff o said: View Post
    I have been downloading the ISO file to my USB now for over 3 1/2 hrs and still it says 'Getting a few things ready'. how long do think it should take?
    Hi @Jeff o, I thought we had moved to your new thread?
    Windows 10 access issues now trying to re-install from ISO on DVD - Windows 10 Forums

    How are you downloading the ISO, using the Media Creation Tool? I don't know what your internet speed is, but I would think you should be about finished by now?
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  4.    13 Jun 2016 #14

    My internet speed is about 5MB. I downloaded the file to burn to a DVD this morning and it took about 2 1/2 hrs. It took a few more hours to burn to a DVD but failed the verification test so I thought I would use a the USB method. I downloaded the Media Creation Tool and started the download about 5hrs ago. The trouble is that I don't know what to expect. There is no indication whether anything is progressing. Just a blue window with a small rotating dots and a message that says @getting a few things ready'. Not at all helpful.

    Do I leave it running?

    I have just looked at the USB using Explorer and it says it is empty!!!! This is hopeless.

    Please help.
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  5.    13 Jun 2016 #15

    I am now so tied and confused that unless things get done soon I will have to abandon all and start again tomorrow. I have been at this problem for three days now and got absolutely nowhere.
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    W10Prox64
       13 Jun 2016 #16

    Doesn't sound like it's working for some reason. I'm sorry for all the trouble you're having.

    What size is the flash drive?

    What operating system do you have on the laptop?
    Your desktop is basically un-usable with all the permission issues.
    You use Windows Live Mail (WLM) as your email client.
    You have access to a laptop (that's how you got the ISO downloaded).

    -Can you do the data export from WLM to an external drive, for importing later, on your desktop?

    Perhaps you can start the download over while you're sleeping? Or, is it possible to go to the local library or someplace with a fast internet connection tomorrow to download the media?
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  7.    13 Jun 2016 #17

    I am now so tied and confused that unless things get done soon I will have to abandon all and start again tomorrow. I have been at this problem for three days now and got absolutely nowhere.


    I have decided to quit the USB set up and try again tomorrow. Good nite.
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    W10Prox64
       13 Jun 2016 #18

    Okay Jeff, get some rest. We can start again tomorrow. We'll get you through this, one step at a time. Not to worry. Good night.
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  9.    13 Jun 2016 #19

    How big is the iso file? Fat32 formated drives have a 4 GB file limit.
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  10.    13 Jun 2016 #20

    Windows 10 ISO files will extract to FAT32. In fact the Media Creation Tool makes a FAT32 drive when you let it create the drive for you.
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