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  1.    6 Days Ago #1

    Upgrade


    Hi. I have a laptop which I updated from 8 to 8.1 . I now want to update to 10. I read I had to use the media creation tool. It started fine, and about half way through it just stopped, and left a blue rectangle with windows in white. And I just closed the page. Not sure what to do. Tried 3 times. Thank you x
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  2.    6 Days Ago #2

    Try the Update Assistant.

    Download Windows 10

    Ben
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  3.    6 Days Ago #3

    Ben Myers said: View Post
    Try the Update Assistant.

    Download Windows 10

    Ben
    hi..thank you. I didn't realise i need a licence and had to buy it first. No wonder the tool didn't work lol.
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       6 Days Ago #4

    Cairdeas said: View Post
    Hi. I have a laptop which I updated from 8 to 8.1 . I now want to update to 10. I read I had to use the media creation tool. It started fine, and about half way through it just stopped, and left a blue rectangle with windows in white. And I just closed the page.
    Welcome to TenForums.

    The Media Creation Tool has two functions, the first is to 'Upgrade this PC now' which I assume you were using. The second is to 'Create install media for another PC'. Use the MCT to make an ISO, mount it, then run the Setup.exe on the root of the ISO to start the upgrade.


    5. To Upgrade to Windows 10 with an ISO file

    A) If you have not already, you will need to download a Windows 10 ISO file.
    B) In Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, mount the ISO file, and go to step 7 below....
    ...
    7. Run the setup.exe file to start Windows 10 Setup...
    Upgrade to Windows 10 | Tutorials
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       5 Days Ago #5

    The official upgrade ended in 2016 however you can still upgrade for free.

    Before upgrading:
    1) Make a backup image using Macrium and save the image to another drive or to the cloud:
    Macrium Software | Your Image is Everything
    2) Make sure that you have the minimum hardware requirements

    See these links:
    Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade | ZDNet
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/...10-upgrade-faq
    How to Check Windows 10 Computer System Specs Requirements - Microsoft
    Minimum hardware requirements | Microsoft Docs


    1) For the next upgrade attempt:
    2) Place the computer in clean boot
    Troubleshoot Problem with Clean Boot in Windows 8 Tutorial | Windows 8 Help Forums
    3) make sure there is only one drive connected at the time of the upgrade (disconnect cables or remove other drives)
    4) Uninstall all non-Microsoft antivirus/firewall software
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade | Tutorials
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  6.    5 Days Ago #6

    If an upgrade won't go, you can probably do a clean install of Windows 10 and activate it with your Windows 8 product key.
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  7.    5 Days Ago #7

    thanks everyone..it sounds complicated to a non techie..but i will deffo give it a go. I appreciate all the helpful replies x
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       5 Days Ago #8

    Cairdeas said: View Post
    ..it sounds complicated to a non techie..but i will deffo give it a go.
    It's not complicated, just boring and time consuming. The upgrade is automated and leads you through the (few) steps required. Most of the time you are just 'watching the paint dry'. Set aside at least an hour for the upgrade.

    99% of upgrade work smoothly. Take @zbook's advice and make a Macrium system image first. Then you could restore your W8.1 as if nothing had happened if you end up in the unlucky 1%.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect | Tutorials
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  9.    5 Days Ago #9

    TBC lol
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  10.    5 Days Ago #10

    Well.. Thanks guys. Installation tells me my intel graphics isn't compatible so worked hard for nothing.. All of us �� thanks for your time guys x
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