Windows 10: Thanks for reserving your free upgrade Solved

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  1.    01 Aug 2015 #11

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I mounted the ISO under Windows 8.1 and ran stsrtup.exe from the mounted iso. No flash or DVD needed.
    just tried to install by mounting it and it comes up with" you can't install windows on a usb flash drive using set-up" ??
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  2. Posts : 5,151
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       01 Aug 2015 #12

    Let's be sure:

    You boot Windows 8.1.
    You insert the flash drive.
    Either it opens File Explorer or you open it and navigate to the drive assigned to the flash drive.
    Double click on setup.exe.

    Upgrade should start.

    Do you have or did you recently install a SSD? If so, try this:

    Open regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control. Change the value PortableOperatingSystem to 0 from 1. Close regedit and reboot.
    Found here: Solved Migrated OS to SSD now unable to do inplace upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #13

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I mounted the ISO under Windows 8.1 and ran setup.exe from the mounted iso. No flash or DVD needed.
    This is what I was referring too, I asked you if you used a usb flash drive or DVD, and that was your answer,

    This is what comes up when I mount the ISO and click setup.

    just tried to install by mounting it and it comes up with" you can't install windows on a usb flash drive using set-up" ??

    Thanks
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #14

    Still no joy in getting the windows 10 to install either by ISO or flash drive.

    When I mount the windows.ISO using the integral windows 8.1 software it goes through everything until it finally tells me that you can't install windows on a usb flash drive using setup??

    I then tried using a flash drive which I tried following all the Windows 10 - Upgrade Installations options, but still have the same problem, I did manage to boot from the flash drive but it was like a clean install , meaning I had to give serial which I have for windows 8 and wasn't sure if that would work ? but more importantly I was concerned that it would overwrite my existing windows , But didn't continue because I wanted to make sure that all my programs which is installed on windows 8.1 pro would still be there instead of having to reinstall them.


    Any help to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Sam
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  5. Posts : 5,151
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       02 Aug 2015 #15

    You did steps 5 and 6 in this tutorial? Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    02 Aug 2015 #16

    Ztruker said: View Post
    You did steps 5 and 6 in this tutorial? Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
    Yes
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  7. Posts : 5,151
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       02 Aug 2015 #17

    Do you have a SSD (Solid State Drive) or a regular hard drive?
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  8.    02 Aug 2015 #18

    just a sata ordinary 2.5" Hard Drive
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       02 Aug 2015 #19

    I'm out of ideas, hope someone else has some suggestions. This shouldn't be so hard to do!
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  10. Posts : 5,151
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       02 Aug 2015 #20

    This is how you mounted the ISO, right? Right click on it and select Mount?

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    Then you get this window showing the data in the mounted ISO.

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    You double click on setup.exe to start the upgrade.
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