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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 76
    windows 10 pro
       08 Aug 2015 #11

    good for you Dave , ive just saw your thread , awesome when it works out
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 76
    windows 10 pro
       08 Aug 2015 #12

    Coastalguy said: View Post
    That did the trick.... burning it as an image. Thank you so much.

    Dave
    This is worth a look at Windows 10 Activation Problems Continue, Microsoft Tells Everyone... - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 46
    Windows 8.1
       08 Aug 2015 #13

    Burn to DVD as image


    I was just saying that burning to a DVD as an image, burned it successfully. However, I haven't tried to use the DVD to upgrade to W10 yet, so I may be back it that doesn't work out. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 46
    Windows 8.1
       10 Aug 2015 #14

    DVD install failed


    Ok,

    After trying the upgrade from the Windows Update system which failed, per instructions above, I obtained the Media Creation Tool, downloaded the .iso and burned it to a DVD as an image. Today, ran the setup.exe on this DVD, which downloaded updates, checked the PC and started the install. Got to about 25% and then received a message that the install failed. No explanation or anything that would give me the slightest clue.

    Also, through the initial setup, it never asked if I wanted to upgrade my existing 8.1 or do a clean install or a partition or anything that would tell me it is upgrading my existing OS, 8.1. When doing the initial install, does it automatically do an upgrade, after which when installing from the DVD, then ask these questions on the presumption that Microsoft then has my PC info on their servers so I do not then need my license key?

    Anyway., as noted in my original post, looks again like I will be sticking with 8.1, as this Windows 10 upgrade is the worst piece of mis-management I have seen in my lifetime......
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,858
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Aug 2015 #15

    Yes, running setup.exe will automatically do an upgrade of the previous OS.

    Do you have anything extra connected to USB ports when trying to do the upgrade?
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 46
    Windows 8.1
       10 Aug 2015 #16

    Windows 10 upgrade always fails at 24%


    2nd Try - stopped running: My Lamp (Apache and Mysql databases), Firewall (Norton) and backup software VisaVersa. Still failed at 24%

    3rd try, - Had a blank USB stick and memory card reader with usb connection to my power backup. Removed all and still failed at 24%.

    Have now attempted 6 upgrades, 3 via Windows update and 3 via DVD and all failed. Have spent 2 days trying to upgrade. Why doesn't Microsoft just list the 1,000 things that can make Windows 10 upgrade fail, so we can check them off and then do the upgrade, rather than trying one thing, attempt upgrade, trying another, attempt upgrade etc., taking about 1/2 hour each time.

    Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic.......
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10, 7
       10 Aug 2015 #17

    Coastalguy said: View Post
    2nd Try - stopped running: My Lamp (Apache and Mysql databases), Firewall (Norton) and backup software VisaVersa. Still failed at 24%

    3rd try, - Had a blank USB stick and memory card reader with usb connection to my power backup. Removed all and still failed at 24%.

    Have now attempted 6 upgrades, 3 via Windows update and 3 via DVD and all failed. Have spent 2 days trying to upgrade. Why doesn't Microsoft just list the 1,000 things that can make Windows 10 upgrade fail, so we can check them off and then do the upgrade, rather than trying one thing, attempt upgrade, trying another, attempt upgrade etc., taking about 1/2 hour each time.

    Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic.......
    Try booting from the DVD instead of running setup from Windows.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       10 Aug 2015 #18

    I have same problem
    can read my thread here
    Error Code 8007003 in preparing to install - Windows 10 Forums

    still have not found working solution.

    re-downloaded and tried install with windows update like 15 times same result. Manually clearing files restarting WU service, using automatic troubleshooter to solve problems did not help.

    used media creation tool re-downloaded 3 times tried to install 6 times all failure.
    Last one broke windows 8.1 install on my tablet, now i can't boot.

    amygdule said: View Post
    Try booting from the DVD instead of running setup from Windows.
    I there may be problems with activation because if you want free upgrade you have to install by running setup from activated older version of windows (at least for the first time).
    Can anyone confirm this?

    To thread starter can you post your disk manager screen shot I would like to see what partitions there is on your disk.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10, 7
       10 Aug 2015 #19

    VBs said: View Post
    there may be problems with activation because if you want free upgrade you have to install by running setup from activated older version of windows (at least for the first time).
    Can anyone confirm this?

    To thread starter can you post your disk manager screen shot I would like to see what partitions there is on your disk.
    You can boot from the install media and upgrade your previous Windows installation.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       10 Aug 2015 #20

    amygdule said: View Post
    You can boot from the install media and upgrade your previous Windows installation.
    not according to this
    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help


    Warning


    • If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you need to use the Upgrade this PC now option. If you haven't upgraded to Windows 10 yet and perform a clean installation, you'll need to enter a product key or buy a license in order to activate Windows 10.
    • If you format a drive partition during installation, any data on the partition will be erased. Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin.
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