Constant immediate reboots after Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 LTSB 1607
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    Constant immediate reboots after Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade


    I have a Windows 10 LTSB installation on a SSD I use for gaming (I actually bought a legit key to use this streamlined version of Windows 10), but my miss is attached to the Windows 7 installation I have on a Hitachi HDD. I'd like to upgrade it to Windows 10, but want to keep her configuration and programs.

    I had no problem with the clean LTSB installation a while back, but ran into a problem when trying to perform the upgrade installation on the HDD. Fortunately, I had backed up the HDD using Macrium Reflect on my LTSB drive prior to the upgrade, and was able to restore the HDD after running into the problem.

    I downloaded the Windows upgrade tool and ran it from the Windows 7 installation, choosing place it on a USB drive. I then ran the setup from the key. It went through the whole upgrade installation without incident... until it came time to reboot.

    Upon rebooting, you would see the cursor for a couple of seconds, and the computer would then reboot. The machine would keep rebooting as long as I let it boot to the HDD.

    I tried booting into the thumb drive. I got the prompt that an upgrade installation was in progress, and the choice to do a wipe install or reboot. I said yes to the prompt, just to get at the recovery tools. I tried the Startup Fix option, but that did not help.

    I read about Windows 10 patches causing reboots. Should I try and find an image of an earlier Windows 10 installer, and upgrade off of that? Or is their something else I can do?

    Alternatively, Windows 7 still seems to be getting Security Essentials virus definition updates. How vulnerable would the old installation be the malware and viruses if I just let her keep it as is? If Install a good freeware antimalware or virus scanner, would that be enough?

    Thanks!
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #2

    LTSB is not widely known.
    It is no longer LTSB and is now LTSC.

    In-place upgrade from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 semi-annual channel to Windows 10 LTSC is not supported.

    This are links:
    FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained | Computerworld
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...hats-new/ltsc/
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...-upgrade-paths
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 LTSB 1607
    Thread Starter
       #3

    zbook said:
    LTSB is not widely known.
    It is no longer LTSB and is now LTSC.

    In-place upgrade from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 semi-annual channel to Windows 10 LTSC is not supported.

    This are links:
    FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained | Computerworld
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...hats-new/ltsc/
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...-upgrade-paths
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet
    Sorry, I wasn't clear. I have a clean LTSB version 1607 installation on the SSD, but I was trying to upgrade the Windows 7 Pro installation on my HDD to Windows 10 Pro using a thumb drive created using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 LTSB 1607
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I'm upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10. I run through the installation. It completes the first screen of the part where it says "Installing Windows 10" and "Your PC will restart several times". I tried it again, and noticed a grey progress bar on the bottom of a black screen after the first boot, but after that it just kept rebooting over and over again. I'm restoring the Windows 7 to the drive again , and will make another attempt once that is complete.
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  6. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #6

    Run setupdiag > post a share link with the files into this thread
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...rade/setupdiag


    Update the specs in the "My Computer" section:

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 LTSB 1607
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Updated the specs. Here's what the setupdiag.xml:

    <Version>1.6.0.0</Version>
    <ProfileName>No Match Found</ProfileName>
    <LogErrorLine>No Match Found</LogErrorLine>
    <FailureData>
    SetupDiag was unable to match to any known failure signatures.</FailureData>
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  8. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #8

    Have you considered one of the other links in post #4?
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  9. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 LTSB 1607
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Might give the virtual machine a try. I re-imaged back to Windows 7 and tried the option to upgrade directly to the drive, without using a thumb drive, and it still resulted in the reboot loop after restart. I may just let her keep using Windows 7 until there's a severe unpatched exploit in the wild. When that happens, I'll make sure I have a current backup, wipe the drive, and install Windows 10 from scratch using the Windows 7 key. Thanks!
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  10. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10

    This is a routine checklist when upgrading:


    Code:
    This is an upgrade checklist:  (modified for upgrading 7 to 10)
    
    
    Code:
    UPGRADE CHECK LIST:
    Run through this check list before the next upgrade attempt:
    
    1) remove nonessential hardware
    docks
    USB devices
    printers
    headset
    speakers
    joysticks
    projectors
    scanners
    plotters
    portable optical drives (CD, DVD)
    microphones
    cameras
    webcams
    smartphones
    bluetooth devices
    USB drives (other than a windows 10 iso if used for the upgrade)
    USB Wireless Mouse or Keyboard Receiver, USB Wireless Network Card
    secondary monitors
    
    
    2) These should be the only attached devices:
    wired mouse
    wired keyboard
    monitor
    
    Any of these that have been done in the past week are not necessary to repeat:
    
    
    3) open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste: (repair file system)
    chkdsk /r /v C:
    This may take many hours so plan to run overnight
    Find the chkdsk report in the event viewer using the information in this link and post into the thread:
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/96938-check-disk-chkdsk-read-event-viewer-log.html
    
    4) open administrative command prompt and copy and paste: (repair operating system)
    sfc /scannow 
    
    When this has completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread
    
    5) update windows (have all recommended updates installed) and reboot after updates
    
    6) List and uninstall all non-Microsoft antivirus software
    (This includes always on and manual software.)
    (This includes running the applicable antivirus uninstall tools for any AV that could have been incompletely uninstalled)
    (And this includes uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) immediately before the upgrade attempt)
    
    7) List and uninstall all non-Microsoft firewall software
    
    8) List all Microsoft and non-Microsoft drive encryption software. 
    Uninstall all non-Microsoft disk encryption software
    
    9) Run disk cleanup to clean temporary and system files
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/818-disk-cleanup-open-use.html
    
    10) Create and verify that the drive has > 30 GB free space (At least 25 GB is needed for maintaining certain dump files)
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/129976-hard-disk-space-free-up-recover.html
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/274797-disk-management-post-screen-capture-image.html
    
    
    11) Consider placing the computer in clean startup:
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
    
    12) Detach all SATA devices other than the disk drive that has the Windows operating system
    (Make sure that the only disk drive that is attached to the computer at the time of the upgrade attempt is the disk drive containing Windows)
    (Other disk drives may be able to be detached by disconnecting cables or if necessary to remove the drive from the computer)
    
    13) Make sure that there is no metered connection:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17452/windows-metered-internet-connections-faq
    
    14) Consider making a free backup image:
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/73828-imaging-free-macrium.html
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/218920-macrium-reflect-create-bootable-rescue-usb-drive.html
    
    15) Test the drive:
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/313457-seatools-dos-windows-how-use.html
    Crystal Disk standard edition:
    https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/
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