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  1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 home
       21 Jul 2016 #1

    W7 to W10 ISO Ugrade, hang with spinning dots after Brink step#19


    My previous attempts all ended the same place whether I used GWX "Get Windows" or Windows Update. This time was ISO method.

    Where the upgrade broke down is when the install 100% screen goes to Welcome screen (step 19 in Brink tutorial -I do not know if there are any logs to post here if so how to access them.

    Repair Windows was unsuccessful.

    Rebooted to "installation seems to not be complete (sic)", replied No to whether to continue; got Troubleshoot menu; entered command prompt: I see a D drive that looks like my W7 files, and an empty C except a a zero size install txt file - no Windows 10 files I can see except on the X drive (install disk).

    Tried to run sfc /scannow: failed.

    I am able to recover my W7 image backup .

    Tried several things to no avail after reading this forum:
    - uninstall Bitdefender/install MS Defender/Firewall
    - install IE replacing Chrome
    - install all windows updates
    - ran disc cleanup/chkdsk
    - uninstall logitec unifying program and all excess nvidia programs
    - disabled intel onboard graphics in BIOS.
    Last edited by bam12b; 22 Jul 2016 at 08:53.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,375
    Win 10 14393.51
       21 Jul 2016 #2

    Maybe it's me, but I can't follow your post.

    Did you download the .ISO? Did you prepare a USB drive or DVD from the .ISO? (Or install a utility to allow Win 7 to mount the .ISO as a virtual drive?)
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 home
       22 Jul 2016 #3

    Thanks for responding Bobkin. I used Media Creation tool to download the ISO corresponding to the upgrade to my W7 version (Home Prem x64 -> Windows 10 Home); then I burned the file to a RW DVD using Windows Explorer.

    Sorry it was unclear I edited it. Hope thats better.

    I am going to try updating BIOS. Motherboard forum suggests W10 does work on my mothrboard.
    Last edited by bam12b; 22 Jul 2016 at 08:55.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 726
    Win 10
       22 Jul 2016 #4

    What I remember, from using the Media Creation tool, it does everything including burning to a disc or writing to a flash drive.

    I used it to create flash drive ISO's. I Think it also creates disc ISO's. If not, do not use the built in Windows burning. Use a program such as the free Imgburn.

    I would not use an RW disc, either.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 home
       22 Jul 2016 #5

    OK I will try burning to a flashdrive instead. Thanks Fireberd

    UPDATE I don't have large enough flashdrives to use this approach. Was the fail because of using a RW DVD for the ISO file? If so, I will go buy one.
    Last edited by bam12b; 22 Jul 2016 at 11:06.
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  6. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,375
    Win 10 14393.51
       22 Jul 2016 #6

    bam12b said: View Post
    OK I will try burning to a flashdrive instead. Thanks Fireberd

    UPDATE I don't have large enough flashdrives to use this approach. Was the fail because of using a RW DVD for the ISO file? If so, I will go buy one.
    I doubt that the use of a RW disk matters.

    Did you burn a copy of the .iso to the disk, or recreate the disk that the .iso is an image of?

    You need to extract the .iso to a USB flash drive or DVD. You could make a bootable flash drive or DVD, although that isn't necessary to do an upgrade install.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 home
       24 Jul 2016 #7

    Thanks Bob - Not sure I understand the distinction but what I did was download the zip file thru Media Creation Tool, unzipped it to my hard drive then burned the image file using the tab in Explorer.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2016
    Belgrade
    Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       24 Jul 2016 #8

    My advice to you and to everyone is just run the clean install, backup your data, install drivers... Before check if your EVERY piece of hardware works with Win10.. Is that hard to do?
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  9. Joined : Apr 2016
    Belgrade
    Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       24 Jul 2016 #9

    My advice to you and to everyone is just run the clean install, backup your data, install drivers... Before check if your EVERY piece of hardware works with Win10.. Is that hard to do?
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  10. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 355
    Windows 10 Home x64
       24 Jul 2016 #10

    WebbyLight0 said: View Post
    My advice to you and to everyone is just run the clean install, backup your data, install drivers... Before check if your EVERY piece of hardware works with Win10.. Is that hard to do?
    There isn't a need to do a clean install in all cases, it's not something that has to be done to get a good, working install of W10. I have upgraded 5 pc's from Win7 Home and Pro to W10 without incident. All previous OS files are intact, favorites, programs, etc...

    If a user wants to do a clean install then fine, it will resolve issues that were there with the previous install/OS, if there were no issues with the previous OS then IMO it's not necessary.
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