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  1. Posts : 27
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    upgrade problems from win7 to win10

    Having some issues upgrading a windows 7 system to windows 10. Ran the MS upgrade using mediacreationtool1909.exe on an older AMD processor (Athlon II X2 250 3.00ghz 32 bit) and the supporting motherboard, no other devices.
    It ran for awhile and then failed with this error:
    Error MOUPG CDlpActionFinalize::ExecuteSetupPlatformFinalize(1077): Result = 0xC1900101[gle=0x000000b7].
    Could not find much about it except that it might be a driver error. I have two bootable drives on the system, and it seems to have tried to install on the non-C drive.
    The second problem was Windows then reported that the "System Reserved" volume (of the non booted disk) was now out of space. I extended it with "Minitool Partition Wizards", and it immediately filled up again!

    So, wondering what's going on?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, upgrading errors are very often impossible to resolve even after days of iterative effort and detailed submission of log files and more.

    You haven't specified your PC, or offered details of its driver page, or its age.

    I will assume you haven't been offered Win 10 by Windows update. If not, that's for a very good reason- it's probably incompatible. Trying to upgrade manually avoids some of the checks. Upgrading any PC that is not specified for or supported for Win 10 is entirely at the owners risk with no guarantees whatsoever.

    You say you have 2 bootable drives on the system: that's exactly what you should not have. One of the standard recommendations in the face of problems is to only have your system disk installed/connected.
    The second problem was Windows then reported that the "System Reserved" volume (of the non booted disk)
    - can you see the hint there?

    More: uninstall any 3rd party security software, disconnect unnecessary hardware, make sure you have at least 30Gb free on C: , check your disk and file system (utility and chkdsk respectively); run SFC /SCANNOW from an admin prompt.

    Upgrade to Windows 10
    for hints on preparing your system and a section on resovling errors with links to pages with more links.

    Further: note file explorer searchis partly broken by MS in build 1909; build 1903 is fine.
    Create a disk image before attempting to upgrade in case of dramatic failure. (Routine use of imaging strongly recommended).

    Some older machines when upgraded lose access to certain hardware as there's no compatible driver. Some require the use of older drivers. A few work well with one build of Win 10, and not the next.

    Consider- if it's working with Win 7- is it worth it?
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  3. Posts : 27
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    Thread Starter

    It's an older cobbled together pc, no brand name. Has only the processor and mb (an asus m3a76-cm) and 2gb ram.
    Yes, it's possible it cannot run 10, but i can't find the compatibility tool from MS anymore to check it.
    Is it around somewhere?
    Don't want to run win7 without patches, will upgrade pc if necessary.
    There is plenty of room on the drives, and the 2nd drive is a cloned backup, both currently booting ok.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    I've suggested some basic steps... but no guarantees that will help. The tutorial has details if you work thru the section on resolving errors- the logs are not diagnostic.
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  5. Posts : 27
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Does the win10 upgrade deal with the system reserved partition being only 100mb, or should i make it bigger first?
    Thanks for the help!
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,969
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    You can increase it to 1Gb - should be plenty. I understand that MS is moving the Recovery partition and placing it after C: finally, instead of before to permit resizing. But upgrades such as yours are DIY.
    Last edited by dalchina; 30 Jan 2020 at 13:57.
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  7. Posts : 27
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    i have tried enlarging the SRP with minitool partition wizard, but it becomes unbootable after that.
    the drive has 2 partitions, 1st is SR at 100mb, and the 2nd is ntfs primary with all the rest of the space
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  8. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909

    An E-Mail Newsletter today reported the major AntiVirus publishers [about 8 or 10] will be keeping their programs up-to-date for 2 more years.
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  9. Posts : 27
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    i have posed the question to minitool support, will report back. Support was useless, suggested not to make any changes at all. What is the point of the tool?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Using easybcd, i have moved the bcd, then deleted the srp. Trying the upgrade again, with only one drive accessible. If it fails again, I guess it's time for a new pc!
    Last edited by handyguy; 30 Jan 2020 at 08:20.
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  10. T J
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    10 Home 64-bit 20H2

    If you can't get Windows 10 to work, might TRY Linux Mint 19.3 Xfce 32-bit. LM ran good on neighbor's Toshiba Satellite laptop, Vista, 1 GB RAM.
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