Windows 10: "You can't install Windows 10 to a USB drive using setup" cure? Solved

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  1.    01 Apr 2018 #21

    I do not believe that my installed programs can be the cause of the problem with upgrading to 1709 that I am having. Nevertheless, I would be glad if you could provide me with a logical explanation of why they could. As I see it, for example, having two partition programs (or two clean-up programs), both of which are not resident cannot logically have an effect upon the operation of my computer inasmuch as they were not there yet when the problem started. Nevertheless, I am willing to learn...just explain to me how they could be the problem.
    I would rather that the focus of my problem would be some internal setting/corruption of files...perhaps from one of the frequent improper shut-downs due to power loss out here in the country. Therefore, I wish to focus on the cause of this when I try to rename my SoftwareDistribution folder ("bits" is set to automatic (delayed start) and the Windows update is set to manual, :
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    Last edited by dahermit; 01 Apr 2018 at 11:48.
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  2.    02 Apr 2018 #22


    I remember doing this before and it not working. However, it worked this time.
    My computer now has update 1709!
    Thanks to all who offered suggestions.
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  3.    02 Apr 2018 #23

    dahermit said: View Post
    I remember doing this before and it not working. However, it worked this time.
    My computer now has update 1709!
    Thanks to all who offered suggestions.
    Glad to hear it! Sorry I was not available yesterday.

    I can't seem to get through to the link you provided...I get this:
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    One thing I will mention about the registry cleaners: Steer clear of them, as a rule. They generally do more harm than good. They can really mess up a system if you don't know what you are doing (and sometimes even if you DO know what you are doing!). The only one I'd use is Ccleaner.
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  4.    02 Apr 2018 #24

    I will post the link here again:

    jlasalle replied on August 1, 2015


    Had the same problem and found this from google.
    The second method is what fixed it for me.
    2] The other fix few users reported as being helpful, was to change a registryvalue. Please be careful while working in the registry. Make sure you create abackup of Registry before you proceed.

    • From the Desktop screen press Win + R
    • Type in Regedit
    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
    • Change the value PortableOperatingSystem to “0” from 1.

    Once you change the registry value please reboot the system and try to update again from Windows Store.

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  5.    03 Apr 2018 #25

    dahermit said: View Post
    Thanks, that one works. Glad you got it sorted. Now you're ready for the Spring Creators Update which comes out this month. :)
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