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Just some things I have found to help with the systems I've been upgrading:
Run sfc /scannow to check for integrity violations (fix if necessary)
make sure windows update is up-to-date
uninstall any 3rd-party antivirus
uninstall any hard drive monitoring software
remove any add-on start buttons like Classic Shell, Start8 and any other Stardock software like Window Blinds
make sure all user accounts are "administrative"
disconnect all peripherals except mouse and keyboard
upgrade from ISO, running it from within the windows operating system you are upgrading
don't let it download updates when it's upgrading - it can do that after it's finished.
Last edited by simrick; 03 Aug 2015 at 18:44.