Windows 10 in-place upgrade keeps failing

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  1. dalchina's Avatar
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       #21

    - there's at least one problem something to do with not being able to use a command prompt as raised in another thread on same PC. See reply to my question above. OP hopes an in-place upgrade repair will solve this, but this is in a complicated scenario of image restoration and two disks. I.e. possibly not simple or straightforward.

    I cannot open the all-important CMD screen app.
    - not sure what that means though.

    Perhaps there are other issues.
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  2. Posts : 45
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #22

    cereberus said:
    Why are you doing a full in-place upgrade from 21H1 to 21H2. All you need to do is download the small enablement package as pc already has all the 21H2 components installed (assuming 21H1 is fully up to date). I did it recently and it took about 6 minutes.

    Look on news section and find the upgrade to 21H2 post, and you can download the enablement package.

    or
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-6f6dad2cd384
    Great idea! if the enablement package is simpler, I'll do it. I have already downloaded it! Before updating, though, should I still uninstall Bit Defender, any other antivirus and place the computer in clean boot ( safe boot) ?
    I'll see if I can fix the problem without upgrading the Bios. Too risky and I am not an expert. If I can't fix the problem, I have to live with the lesser of the two evils, i.e a failing CMD function. on the Windows 10 O.S. in the backup HDD . Definitely ruining the motherboard is not an option!

    Thanks

    Ittiandro.

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    dalchina said:
    - there's at least one problem something to do with not being able to use a command prompt as raised in another thread on same PC. See reply to my question above. OP hopes an in-place upgrade repair will solve this, but this is in a complicated scenario of image restoration and two disks. I.e. possibly not simple or straightforward.

    - not sure what that means though.

    Perhaps there are other issues.
    What I mean by saying that I cannot open the CMD screen is just this: when I click on the elevated CMD icon, I keep getting a message that the application could not be opened. I was hoping that by doing an in-place upgrade I could fix the problem. Actually I will follow Steve10's suggestion to co go for the 21H2 enablement package, rather than the full in-place upgrade.

    Thanks

    Ittiandro
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #23

    Do you realise the enablement package does NOT have the repair effect of the in-place upgrade repair?
    These are two completely different things. The enablement package is trivial.

    What I mean by saying that I cannot open the CMD screen is just this: when I click on the elevated CMD icon, I keep getting a message that the application could not be opened.
    Could you please post a screenshot? Thanks.


    What happens when you do this and click where I've highlighted?
    Windows 10 in-place upgrade keeps failing-1.png
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  4. steve108's Avatar
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       #24

    Ittiandro,
    What happens if you open a powershell window and run "cmd"?
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  5. Posts : 45
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #25

    dalchina said:
    Do you realise the enablement package does NOT have the repair effect of the in-place upgrade repair?
    These are two completely different things. The enablement package is trivial.



    Could you please post a screenshot? Thanks.


    What happens when you do this and click where I've highlighted?
    Windows 10 in-place upgrade keeps failing-1.png
    Very simple: I get the following error message:
    Application Error.
    The application was unable to start correctly. ( 0x0000142). Click OK to close the appplication

    If you still need a screen shot I'll boot on the other drive and send it to you, but I don't think you need it. The message is clear.

    Thanks

    Ittiandro
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 34,294
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #26

    I asked, but haven't got. And it's not clear whether you are referring to your previously seen experience or the example I posted above.

    And on that, I'll leave this and wish you good luck as I don't think I can assist further.
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  7. Posts : 45
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #27

    Failing CMD command


    Thanks Dalchina

    here is the screenshot. You may still have a look at it for some more hints, if you feel like.

    Please know that If I didn't submit the screenshot when you first asked for it, It is not out of lack of good will, but just because I thought that the message I had quoted was self explanatory and that reproducing it on a screenshot wouldn't add any more information.
    I hope you realize that so far I have cooperated to the fullest extent, just as you all did, also because it was in my own interest.

    If you feel you can be of no further help , either because the issue is too complex or for other reasons, let's leave it at that, so that you can devote your time and resources to other easier cases, perhaps less time consuming. I understand this!

    Thanks

    IttiandroWindows 10 in-place upgrade keeps failing-untitled.jpg






    Once more let me renew my deepest thanks to you and the other members who have tried to assist me.

    Ittiandro
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