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  1.    13 Aug 2015 #11
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    Thanks for the replies........

    Laptop never did successfully update....... It downloads, thinks, prepares, sits, does the hokey pokey and turns itself around, then hangs........

    BUT, on the other hand, I got a link in a different forum that just DOWNLOADS THE $%^&*( ISO. No media anything, no stupidity, just downloads and dumps it on the disk..... Take it and write it to a DVD as an ISO, and GUESS WHAT - IT WORKS FINE....... After ALL THIS STUPIDITY, WASTED TIME, AGGRAVATION, FRUSTRATION, AND SWEARING AT MICROSOFT, and if they'd just put a bunch of ISOs on sites and let us DOWNLOAD 'em, like we've done for the last "n" years, it would have made this whole process a LOT EASIER...

    Stuck the DVD in the laptop that wouldn't update - updated FINE... An hour later it's running Windows 10 Home. Then stuck it in my desktop, and it WORKED...... 20 minutes later and it's running Windows 10 Pro. This morning I put it in my wife's laptop and 3 hours later IT'S running Windows 10 Home... Apparently speed of the system makes a HUGE difference in how fast the install goes, but it went on all 3 boxes... 1 more to go, and I'll do that this weekend...

    As for the wuauclt.exe thing - yeah, I stuck a space in when I typed it into the browser. I never was able to get a command window to run the thing. I couldn't even get a command window to SEE the file. Windows File Explorer could see it but a command window couldn't. Not important any more.

    As for the OSUpgrade key in the registry, I ran out and looked at the last Windows 7 box and I can't find that key in that system. Both Windows 10 boxes in my office HAVE it now, but either Windows 10 put it in, or I was looking in the wrong place before!

    So far, on the box that matters (my desktop), I'm not at all impressed, but at least they got rid of the stupid metro screen... I'll put my questions in a different topic and let this one die a quiet death!

    Thanks again.
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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #12
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    Glad you got it sorted. You can mark this thread as solved.

    For help grabbing keycodes, you could use this:
    https://www.tenforums.com/software-ap...7-showkey.html
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  3.    13 Aug 2015 #13
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    I have the same problem as you!

    Can you please link to the forum where the Windows 10 .iso file is hosted? I would love to download it directly.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: found the link: Tech Bench
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  4.    14 Aug 2015 #14
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    Unfortunately, I went over and checked the URL to make sure I had it right, and I can't get anywhere on the site any more... Everything comes up as a 403 - forbidden. since it was something like software-download.microsoft.com it appears they've shut off access so I'm guessing Microsoft is still playing infuriating games rather than just letting people GET THE #$%T^Y&U*I download, install the software and get on with life.

    Since both the 32-bit and 64-bit files were available there, SOMEBODY has to know where they are now and how to get at them directly...
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  5.    15 Aug 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by GracieAllen View Post
    Unfortunately, I went over and checked the URL to make sure I had it right, and I can't get anywhere on the site any more... Everything comes up as a 403 - forbidden. since it was something like software-download.microsoft.com it appears they've shut off access so I'm guessing Microsoft is still playing infuriating games rather than just letting people GET THE #$%T^Y&U*I download, install the software and get on with life.

    Since both the 32-bit and 64-bit files were available there, SOMEBODY has to know where they are now and how to get at them directly...
    Just for fun, I checked it. As of the moment (10:20 am EDT), it worked. I didn't download the .iso, but stopped one step before the actual download.

    If it's not working for you, I can't explain it. Browser caches? Malware that tires to re-direct you to other sites? Should you change your handle to George Burns?
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  6.    15 Aug 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Just for fun, I checked it. As of the moment (10:20 am EDT), it worked. I didn't download the .iso, but stopped one step before the actual download.

    If it's not working for you, I can't explain it. Browser caches? Malware that tires to re-direct you to other sites? Should you change your handle to George Burns?
    George Burns?

    32-bit W10 english
    64-bit W10 english

    Links valid for 24 hrs from now.

    I am using Firefox....
    Last edited by simrick; 16 Aug 2015 at 22:29.
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  7.    15 Aug 2015 #17
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    That's interesting... The link in the last reply worked fine... The one I originally used was a different URL, and it isn't working any more: http://software-download.microsoft.c...2cfe3db4b9cf3c

    Bizarre.. But, I upgraded the fourth machine this morning, and although a bit slow 'cause it's right at the edge of having a wifi signal from the house, it worked fine..... So, everybody is on Windows 10...
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  8.    16 Aug 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by GracieAllen View Post
    That's interesting... The link in the last reply worked fine... The one I originally used was a different URL, and it isn't working any more: http://software-download.microsoft.c...2cfe3db4b9cf3c
    That's because I went to the first link, TechBench, requested the specific builds, and then pasted the specific download links for you.
    Looks like that link you tried is incomplete.


    Quote Originally Posted by GracieAllen View Post
    Bizarre.. But, I upgraded the fourth machine this morning, and although a bit slow 'cause it's right at the edge of having a wifi signal from the house, it worked fine..... So, everybody is on Windows 10...
    YAY!! Have fun!
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  9.    16 Aug 2015 #19
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    [QUOTE=simrick;344614]That's because I went to the first link, TechBench, requested the specific builds, and then pasted the specific download links for you.
    Looks like that link you tried is incomplete.

    Ah.... Well, I'll leave this whole "link" thing to y'all that know what you're doing. But, the one you provided worked fine, so for anybody that's trying to get the ISO and can't get the MS thing to work, do what he said!
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  10.    16 Aug 2015 #20
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    [QUOTE=GracieAllen;346073]
    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    That's because I went to the first link, TechBench, requested the specific builds, and then pasted the specific download links for you.
    Looks like that link you tried is incomplete.

    Ah.... Well, I'll leave this whole "link" thing to y'all that know what you're doing. But, the one you provided worked fine, so for anybody that's trying to get the ISO and can't get the MS thing to work, do what he said!
    Next on the list: wifi extender
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