Which is better - Media Creation Tool or Update Assistant?

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  1. Posts : 4,079
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #11

    NeedUpgradeHelp said:

    What I am trying to do is update a Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO computer with Win 10 Pro 64-bit 1909 to 20H2. Anyone had success doing this?
    Run a disk check (chkdsk c: /f) and make a backup of your data. Then just download the iso file to a folder, mount it and run setup.exe.

    Why don't you wait one more month and update to 2104?
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  2. Posts : 78
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Megahertz said:
    Run a disk check (chkdsk c: /f) and make a backup of your data. Then just download the iso file to a folder, mount it and run setup.exe.

    Why don't you wait one more month and update to 2104?
    hmmm. never thought of that. when does 2104 become available?
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  3. Posts : 4,079
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #13

    NeedUpgradeHelp said:
    hmmm. never thought of that. when does 2104 become available?
    Expected to be on April or May.

    The good thing is that you jump a update, The bad thing is that a new release always has some bugs.
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  4. Posts : 12,474
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #14

    The Version number is the year and the month of release, e.g. 2104 is 2021 and April. The release may not get to computers right away.
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  5. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #15

    NeedUpgradeHelp said:
    Routine steps? Like what?

    These are routine troubleshooting steps (before troubleshooting log files)

    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 
    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:
    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40822-read-chkdsk-log-event-viewer-windows-10-a.html 
    
    4) open administrative command prompt and copy and paste: (repair operating system)
    sfc /scannow 
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth 
    When these have 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)
    https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/answer/2625/
    
    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
    
    10) Verify that the drive has > 30 GB free space (At least 25 GB is needed for maintaing memory dumps)
    
    11) Place the computer in clean boot:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows
    How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/29876.how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows-10.aspx
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/41804-perform-clean-boot-windows-10-troubleshoot-software-conflicts.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
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  6. Posts : 78
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Thanks, everybody! I really appreciate all your help!

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    Matthew Wai said:
    Option 1 says:

    "Uncheck the Use the recommended options for this PC box. (see screenshot below)

    Leaving the Use the recommended options for this PC box checked will have the Media Creation Tool create a USB flash drive that's the same language, edition, and architecture as the current PC."


    Why would I not want the flash drive that's the same language, edition and architecture as the current PC? the current PC is the one I am updating Win 10 to 20h2 on.

    - - - Updated - - -

    And at the end, it says "When finished, your USB flash drive will be ready. Click/tap on Finish." But then what do I do? What I want is to update Win 10 1909 to 20h2 on the current computer, an older Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO.
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  7. Posts : 25,054
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #17

    NeedUpgradeHelp said:
    Why would I not want the flash drive that's the same language, edition and architecture as the current PC? the current PC is the one I am updating Win 10 to 20h2 on.
    Well, I for one have several PCs to update. They are all the same language, but some are running 64-bit Windows while others are 32-bit. If I untick the box I can choose both architectures and make one ISO or USB that can upgrade all my machines.
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  8. Posts : 25,054
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #18

    NeedUpgradeHelp said:
    And at the end, it says "When finished, your USB flash drive will be ready. Click/tap on Finish." But then what do I do? What I want is to update Win 10 1909 to 20h2 on the current computer, an older Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO.

    Look on the USB, there will be a Setup.exe on it. Run that from within your existing Windows to start the in-place upgrade. The process is described in this tutorial...

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  9. Posts : 78
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Bree said:
    Look on the USB, there will be a Setup.exe on it. Run that from within your existing Windows to start the in-place upgrade. The process is described in this tutorial...

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    It says "To Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with USB Installation Media". But at this point, I am not attempting to repair anything. this is my first attempt at upgrading from 1909 to 20h2.
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  10. Posts : 12,474
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #20

    Bree said:
    Well, I for one have several PCs to update. They are all the same language, but some are running 64-bit Windows while others are 32-bit. If I untick the box I can choose both architectures and make one ISO or USB that can upgrade all my machines.
    I do the same because I never know in advance what type of setup I will run into when making house calls. The edition of Pro or Home is not a concern since it's based more upon the Product Key or Digital License.
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