Upgrade problem with Windows 7 Home x 32 edition to Windows 10 Home

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  1. Posts : 132
    Currently Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #21

    dalchina said:
    It would be helpful if you can identify that from the log files.

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    This seems exactly your case:
    Windows 10 2004: Upgrade fail due to drive letter on boot partition | Born's Tech and Windows World
    Does the System Reserved Partition have a drive letter?

    Post a screenshot of the partitions using a 3rd party partition manager (not Disk Management).

    Clue: it shouldn't.

    It is also easier and quicker when needing to repeat thiese attempts to have an iso file you've downloaded, then log in, rt click the iso file, click Mount (advise if Mount not available). the open the new drive letter created, double click setup.exe.

    Then choose NOT to accept updates (a lower risk of failure and saves time and the downloads).
    Not possible to do screenshot when bluescreen is frozen.

    The iso file was removed from the download folder after it was burnt to a DVD disc.
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  2. Posts : 34,983
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #22

    And thank you for taking the time to reply.

    Boot the thing from a live boot disk. Then look at the partitions.
    Go and have a look.

    You can even boot it from a Win 10 install disk and find out what drive letters there are at a command prompt.

    Or take the disk out and stick it on another PC.

    Work the problem. Don't just say no.

    Or you could just clean install and save a lot of time.
    after it was burnt to a DVD disc.
    Then you can run setup.exe from that after logging in..... think...
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  3. Posts : 12,429
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #23

    I've found that Upgrading from Win7/8/8.1 using the DVD or USB while Windows is running can be done from within File Explorer [renamed from Windows Explorer] by opening the setup.exe file on the drive. If wishing a clean install either disc/drive needs to be booted to do so. I've not done it on Win7 by mounting the .iso file as another step has to be accomplished to get the Mount command choice.
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  4. Posts : 132
    Currently Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #24

    @ dalchina,
    Thanks for your reply,

    The main issue is this , If it was my pc I would do a clean install without hesitation.

    Booting up from the setup directly from the disc for upgrade is what I'm doing, Not doing a clean install, that's completely different and that's when it creates a partition and assigns a letter, obviously this is done after the 25 digit keys is entered.

    I'm not doing that, its an upgrade only and therefore a 25 digit key is not required as it would have been assigned a digital licence previously by Microsoft for the upgrade.

    All operating systems are different, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Vista, etc up to Windows 10 have been different, what one takes for granted and easy to do with one particular version of an operating system does not automatically transfer the same methods apply to a different operating system, some aspects are different.

    As the pc belongs to elderly person, to do a clean install it requires a 25 digit key, something that the elderly people cannot afford to purchase, hence an upgrade only.

    The other problem is this, disk management cannot be seen,. either the pc is cocked up or disk management is well hidden. Without seeing disc management then you cannot see partitions......

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    @ Berton. No worries, I appreciate what you said.
    Cheers
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  5. Posts : 24,649
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #25

    bondy99 said:
    As the pc belongs to elderly person, to do a clean install it requires a 25 digit key, something that the elderly people cannot afford to purchase, hence an upgrade only.
    Even if you cannot upgrade the Win7 to get a digital licence, there is a way to do a clean install and activate it from the currently installed and activated Win7. You first need to capture the activation of the current Win7 and store it for later use.

    This tutorial will show you how to directly clean install Windows 10 on your activated Window 7 or Windows 8.1 PC without having to upgrade first, and have Windows 10 legally activated afterwards.
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
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  6. Posts : 132
    Currently Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #26

    @ Bree,

    Thanks for the reply, I checked out the link , Shawn has written those instructions well.

    Cheers
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