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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #421
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10

    Well; how can i activate it without having to do a fresh install? where do i get the activation key for it?
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #422
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    24 hours, and I still don't have a $Windows.~BT folder in C: (and yes, I disabled hiding protected OS files in Folder Options). Will just have to find an ISO somewhere.
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #423
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Is it normal that my $windows.-BT folder is still 140Mb? I've checked the SoftwareDistribution\Download directories and there's approximately 2.6GB of data in there, but there's been little or no movement on anything for several hours. Just hoping it isn't stuck somehow!
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #424
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 170
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot

    So the upgrade/installation files downloaded yesterday.
    I rebooted into XP for the rest of the day and overnight and re-booted into Win7 this morning about 2 hours ago.
    So far nothing has happened, so I will wait until I see a notification that the upgrade is ready. I'm not going to risk breaking anything just to force the issue.
    Windows Update does not have an indication that the upgrade is ready to be installed nor does the Get Windows 10 App.
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #425
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
    Posts : 265
    Windows 10 64-bit Home

    Quote Originally Posted by mrpeters View Post
    For all who see a failed "Windows 10 Upgrade" in Windows Update;

    1. Go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder.
    2. Now, run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
    3. Go to your Control Panel > Windows Update and your Windows 10 will start downloading (5,398.0MB total for me on 8.1 Pro)

    This is working as of 7AM in Eastern time zone.
    As of this morning my $Windows.~BT folder had 5.93Gb in it. I've tried to use Windows Update but have had 2 fails for Win10 Home. Did 1-3 on the above list. "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" was empty. Now the $Windows.~BT folder has dropped from 5.93Gb to 140Mb & stuck & C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download has 30.8Mb of data! Huh?
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #426
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by besweeet View Post
    24 hours, and I still don't have a $Windows.~BT folder in C: (and yes, I disabled hiding protected OS files in Folder Options). Will just have to find an ISO somewhere.
    Additionally, the Windows 10 tray icon has been missing as of this morning's boot.
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  7.    29 Jul 2015 #427
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 17,132
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by xGMANx View Post
    My update status changed to this..



    Amy ideas what happened? Why would it need to validate if my "specific PC" is ready? Any ideas?
    It means you should press the OK, notify . . . button. The next step is the upgrade. I hope, since I just pressed that button!
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #428
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jaknapceu View Post
    I have a good info for you If you install with ISO go this step by step tutorial to make a activated WIN
    1. Install the upgrade from the Get Windows 10 app
    2. Boot USB
    3. skip key verification
    4. Format HDD/SSD
    5. Install
    6. First settings
    7. skip key verification
    8. Login to yoour MS Acc
    9. Restart PC
    10. Windows is activated.
    Found this earlier (credit to "Phone Man"):

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    I now have the clean install, which has resolved my issues with Action Center, but I've come up with new issues now.
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  9.    29 Jul 2015 #429
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,552
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by besweeet View Post
    Additionally, the Windows 10 tray icon has been missing as of this morning's boot.

    Open up windows update. It may be waiting on you to install.
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  10.    29 Jul 2015 #430
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,188
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    It means you should press the OK, notify . . . button. The next step is the upgrade. I hope, since I just pressed that button!
    I did that and hours latter I get an almost ready on one PC, it's been on that screen for a while now. My other PC is still on validating. Not all that impressed with how long this is taking to be honest.
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