Windows 10: Trying to apply windows 10 updates

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  1.    26 Feb 2018 #21

    Bree said: View Post
    How did you try to run the upgrade? You only get asked for a key if you are doing a clean install, as you would if you booted from the install media.

    The correct way to start an upgrade is to have windows running, find the ISO file you downloaded in File explorer then double-click on it to mount it. This mounts the ISO as a virtual drive with a new drive letter. Find Setup.exe on the root of this drive and run it. At no point in an upgrade do you get asked for a key.

    See step 4 in this tutorial: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    Your description matches exactly what I did.
    With Win10 running with User Administrator. I double clicked on the ISO file I downloaded. Win10_1607_N_English_x64.iso.
    It opened a window D:\
    I right clicked on Setup.exe and chose Run as administrator.
    It asked me if I wanted to download updates. I selected Yes.
    It asks me for a product key.

    It would be nice if it would follow the tutorial you referenced.

    Maybe it's not doing an in place update because I have two folders from a previous in place update I tried.
    $GetCurrent
    $Windows.~BT

    Thanks,
    Docfxit
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       26 Feb 2018 #22

    Docfxit said: View Post
    I double clicked on the ISO file I downloaded. Win10_1607_N_English_x64.iso.
    You downloaded Windows 10 N Home/Pro. Do you currently have an N edition installed? If not you would be trying to upgrade to a different version from the one that you have a digital licence for, hence it would ask for a new key. Look in Settings > System > About to see the exact edition you have.

    I suspect you should be using the Windows 10 Home/Pro ISO (the one without the 'N').

    Due to a ruling for anti-competitive practices by the European Commission in 2004, Microsoft has been forced to maintain special editions for its Windows operating systems. Labeled "N" for Europe and "KN" for Korea...
    http://www.itprotoday.com/windows-10...nd-kn-editions
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  3.    26 Feb 2018 #23

    My bad. I chose the one with the N. I shouldn't have.

    Thanks,
    Docfxit
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  4. Posts : 19,865
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       26 Feb 2018 #24

    A new build of Windows is released approximately every 6 to 8 months.
    1511
    ...............8 months
    1607
    ..............8 months
    1703
    ..............6 months
    1709
    ..............6 months
    1803 or
    ..............8 months
    1805

    There have been problems for those that have been able to upgrade with:
    Spectre and Meltdown: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ectre-meltdown
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...date-kb4074588


    The updates to prevent problems with inaccessible boot device, USB failure, problems with keyboard and mouse, are not yet automatic and may take additional troubleshooting steps.
    With time there should be automatic Microsoft updates to prevent these problems.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...stalling-the-j
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ry-13-2018-upd
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...date-kb4074588


    If you were able to wait for this duration of time before upgrading consider upgrading to the next build of Windows 10.

    If you prefer to continue troubleshooting then beware of the possible additional troubleshooting steps that may be needed if the upgrade failure troubleshooting is successful.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       26 Feb 2018 #25

    Docfxit said: View Post
    My bad. I chose the one with the N. I shouldn't have.
    Been there - done that.

    Back in the day when Win10 first came out I made the install media to upgrade my UK-model Win7 laptop. I naturally downloaded the UK English one, only to discover I was actually running a US edition of Windows.
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  6.    27 Feb 2018 #26

    Your missing a step. Have you yet verified your disk is ok? Hard Disk Sentinel seemingly could not read any SMART parameters. I've never seen that before. Given your original post, you should take care. It's no good building a castle on sand.

    Try HD Tune (free) as well. It should look like this- all columns on the right should read 'OK'.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       27 Feb 2018 #27

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hard Disk Sentinel seemingly could not read any SMART parameters. I've never seen that before.
    The OP's screenshot says it's "Hard Disk Sentinel 5.01 Pro - unregistered version", while your example just says "Hard Disk Sentinel 5.01", if that has a bearing. Though it does seem odd that the OP's one only shows one tab called Partitions which doesn't seem to even exist in your example.
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  8.    27 Feb 2018 #28

    The unregistered version (trial) should work perfectly- often used. Given the history in post 1 a disk test/check seems advisable.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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       27 Feb 2018 #29

    dalchina said: View Post
    The unregistered version (trial) should work perfectly- often used. Given the history in post 1 a disk test/check seems advisable.
    Agreed, the disk need to be checked as a matter of urgency.

    I've just tested the portable version of HD Sentinel on my machine and it works as yours does. There's something very wrong with the OP's disk (or maybe the system configuration) that's blocking reading the SMART data. Maybe Crystal Disk Info would be able to read it?

    https://portableapps.com/apps/utilit...kinfo_portable
    (the portable version)
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  10.    27 Feb 2018 #30

    I have performed an in place upgrade to the same version of Win10 that was installed. It is hung at 52% once again.
    I will now run the drive status/tester programs to see if there is a problem with this SSD.

    Thanks,
    Docfxit
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