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  1.    12 Aug 2017 #11
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    Windows 10 Pro 2016 Aniversary 64 Bit
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    Caledon !

    Yes, I think that I will give that a try first.

    Just going to pop over to Amazon to find a USB drive big enough. So it's going to be early next week before I do anything.

    Like I said earlier, my computer is essentialy OK, but it is certainly not behaving as it should, so I will sort it.

    I will post the results next week.

    Many thanks to all !!!
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  2.    13 Aug 2017 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,102
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Before you buy just start the process and proceed to the point where it will tell you the exact size needed. You can cancel and restart when you have key.

    It likely will be a 4GB or 8GB.
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  3.    13 Aug 2017 #13
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    This is the error message that I am getting. It's giving the same reason as when I try to create a Windows repair CD.

    I have the anniversary edition of windows installed, which is the one currently being downloaded from Microsoft.
    It was only downloaded again and burned to a DVD just a few days ago

    This is what I have

    Version 1607
    OS Build 14393.1066

    I have already bought the 64GB USB Flash drive form Amazon. So, I will download afresh and follow the instructions to load it onto a USB Flash drive, and then follow the tutorial by Brink, to reinstall/update, but still keep all files and progs.
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  4.    13 Aug 2017 #14
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,102
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Wow.

    When you download, you will download the "Media Creation Tool". When you run it you choose USB key and it does the rest.

    When you do the inplace repair / upgrade it will take you to the Creators Update. I always recommend having an Image of your system and a backup of your data. Agree the tutorial says your file will be fine and Brink really knows his stuff, I just like having a plan B.
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  5.    13 Aug 2017 #15
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    I already have a clone via Acronis, and a disc image via the W7 part of the 'Backup and Restore'

    For some reason I have been able to do that ?

    I agree that Brink knows his stuff, but that does not stop 'me' making an error !

    When it has all been done I will let you know the result.
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  6.    14 Aug 2017 #16
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    Well folks, I have downloaded the correct version of W10 and used the Windows Media Creator to make a USB bootable install drive. I have followed Brinks tutorial to the letter ...
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    I was able to select the option to keep my files and programmes. When all was done I went through the installation procedure and after my machine notified me it was working on updates, at 29% it restarted. After a short time I got the dreaded BSOD back again with this error message giving this file as the cause ... STXII.SYS

    The machine then restored the old version of Windows and threw up this error message on my desktop ...

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    HELP !
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  7.    14 Aug 2017 #17
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    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by FredM8 View Post
    After a short time I got the dreaded BSOD back again with this error message giving this file as the cause ... STXII.SYS

    The machine then restored the old version of Windows and threw up this error message on my desktop ...
    This is what Microsoft say for that error code.

    Code
    0xC1900101 - 0x30018

    Cause
    A device driver has stopped responding to setup.exe during the upgrade process.

    Mitigation
    Disconnect all peripheral devices that are connected to the system, except for the mouse, keyboard and display.
    Contact your hardware vendor to obtain updated device drivers.
    Ensure that "Download and install updates (recommended)" is accepted at the start of the upgrade process.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/win...ors#0xc1900101
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  8.    14 Aug 2017 #18
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    Bree. Thanks for the info.

    At first I did have the option for the downloads ticked, but the download process took ages to complete and only downloaded about 20MB, if that.
    So I tried a couple of more times to install, it very much quicker but still failed.

    I have done as you advised and have now only got my Windows USB drive and my USB internet dongle connected.
    Plus keyboard and mouse of course.

    I will now try again.
    Last edited by FredM8; 14 Aug 2017 at 19:38. Reason: Bad spellig
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  9.    14 Aug 2017 #19
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    Well, I did as you suggested with the same result. I Googled the file STXII.SYS and found some interesting items concerning the ASUS Essence sound card and this file. This is the sound card that I use. So I uninstalled it. Then I disconnected from the internet because of the long time it takes to download nothing, and ran the install again.It all went in !Right now I am in the process of downloading what looks set to be about 600MB of updates. The download speed is ok too.Next, I will download a new driver for my sound card, but that will have to wait untill I have had some sleep. I have been awake since 7am Monday morning (UK)

    It has all been a very interesting and worthwhile excercise. I can now do a clean install of windows and keep all files and progs.
    That is VERY seriously worth knowing.

    Also, is it OK to format a different USB drive to FAT, and copy my W10 install USB to it ?

    Thanks to all !
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  10.    15 Aug 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredM8 View Post
    ...is it OK to format a different USB drive to FAT, and copy my W10 install USB to it ?
    Yes, with a bit of preparation. For the copied USB to be bootable on UEFI and legacy BIOS systems you need to format to FAT32 and mark the partition as active. You can prepare a USB in this way by using DISKPART from an elevated command prompt. Make very sure that in DISKPART you select the correct disk before proceeding further. In this example Disk 1 is an 8GB USB drive. Your USB may appear as another disk number, use the LIST DISK command first to find out.

    Code:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32> DISKPART
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.15063.0
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
    
    DISKPART> LIST DISK
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          465 GB      0 B
      Disk 1    Online         7638 MB      0 B
    
    DISKPART> SELECT DISK 1
    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> CLEAN
    DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.
    
    DISKPART> CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.
    
    DISKPART> SELECT PARTITION 1
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICK
    DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.
    
    DISKPART> ACTIVE
    DiskPart marked the current partition as active.
    
    DISKPART>
    Now just copy all the files and folders to your newly formatted USB.
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