Windows 10: Win 10 (from 7 Ultimate) upgrade wants to wipe all settings Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       02 Aug 2015 #11

    Your disk schema is a bit wonky - this happens a lot when people put new drives in machines.

    You might be able to quickly resolve this by disconnecting the 2nd HD, restart with ONLY the SSD connected.
    If you haven't already, download the ISO instead of upgrading this pc in the Media Creation Tool. That way, if it fials, you have the install media and don't have to download anything other than Windows updates.
    You won't need to put the ISO on a device - when the download completes, press the finish button

    See: Download Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel from Official Microsoft Download Center
    for Win7 only ... Win8 has native mounting support.

    edit: I could not get the above tool to work, so I removed the suggestion from this post.

    Use the above tool to mount the Win10 ISO as a drive, then run setup from that mounted drive.

    If the upgrade still gives you trouble, try this with ONLY the SSD connected.
    Startup Repair - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Pay attention the the yellow tip box at the end - you might have to run the repair three time.
    Last edited by Slartybart; 14 Aug 2015 at 09:15. Reason: remove Win7 virtCDROM
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #12

    Thanks.
    I 'll be away for a week; try when I am back and inform.
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  3.    14 Aug 2015 #13

    It did not help.
    Tried both suggestions + with Magic ISO Virtual disk.
    Same result.
    Tried to boot from CD in order to install to the HDD where it was formerly installed(SSD unattached)
    here is some hint about previos version and repair option but in the end ı get "device is locked "?
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  4. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       14 Aug 2015 #14

    ddinc said: View Post
    It did not help.
    Tried both suggestions + with Magic ISO Virtual disk.
    Same result.
    Tried to boot from CD in order to install to the HDD where it was formerly installed(SSD unattached)
    here is some hint about previos version and repair option but in the end ı get "device is locked "?
    I'm not sure if that is a message about hardware or about Win10 install. You'll have to post details (grab a picture with a camera or phone)

    If you have any encryption running, that might be the issue. There's very little information to go on, so members need your help by providing complete details about your machine and the issues you encounter.

    Hints don't solve technical issues
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  5.    14 Aug 2015 #15

    I finally managed to clean install on HDD(needs activation !).But I'd rather have it on SSD as upgrade.
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  6.    15 Aug 2015 #16

    Installed from ISO under Win 7.
    After installation it showed as activated.
    Thanks for the replies.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       15 Aug 2015 #17

    Excellent! Glad you got it sorted.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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