Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows10 Home SL 22H2 (OS Build 19045.3448)
       #1

    Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)


    I have recently upgraded my PC to an i7-12700F, Asrock B660M PG Riptide, 2x8GB TeamGroup Delta DDR4-3600 (XMP limited to 3466), RTX3060Ti. I reused the SATA SSD from my laptop which the Windows 10 resides, and installed all the drivers up to date.

    This copy of Windows10 Home Single Language 20H2 (OS Build 19042.1526) was actually stuck on the update path back when it was still in my laptop but since it was working fine, I didn't bother to update its revision, that was until I reused in my new PC and found that games are crashing (Halo Infinite, Metro EE) so I thought its time to update it in hopes might help.

    The problem is every effort I tried to update it fails with a "Windows 10 installation has failed".

    The many various methods I have searched from and tried so far did not work:
    1)Run the Windows10 22H1 ESD installer = Failed upgrade at 62%

    2)Downloaded and manually run setup ISO 21H1, 21H2, 22H2 = Failed upgrade at 61-62%

    3)Booting into Windows10 22H1 ESD. Using [bootrec method], bootrec /fixboot was denied, then I used bootsec/nt60 sys after that fixboot apparently successful, but a bootrec/ScanOS message; [Windows installation detected: 0], still can boot into my current Win 10 OS.

    4)Booted into clean boot and used upgrade repair method = Failed upgrade at 37%

    5)Using [sfc /scannow] = Message; Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.

    6)Using [chkdsk /f /r /x C:] = Message; Found errors and repaired. Failed upgrade repair at 74%

    7)Using [Windows Update Troubleshooter] = Message; Service registration is missing or corrupt. Problem fixed. Failed upgrade repair at 79%

    8)Using [Chkdsk C: /scan] = Message; Found no problems. Failed upgrade repair at 62%

    9)Booted into Macrium PE - Used [Fix boot]. Message; Fix was successful = Failed upgrade repair at 61%

    10)Booted into Aomei PE – Used [Fix MBR]. Message; Fix was successful = Failed upgrade repair at 62%

    11)Used [Tweaking.com Windows Repair] = Found Reparse point error. Problem fixed. Failed upgrade repair at 61%

    12)Emptied the [C:\Windows\SoftwareDistrubtion\ Download] = Windows Updates still could not find 21H1 or 21H2 update.

    13)Used [ResetWUEng.zip] – Ran at Safe mode, then run option 11 then option 3 then option 2 then option 20 = Failed upgrade repair at 62%

    14)Tried to get DISM image via PowerShell. Get-WindowsImage –ImagePath “D: \sources\install.wim” (D: is where I mounted 21H1 ISO) = it immediately Crash to Desktop

    15)Tried using PowerShell. Repair-WindowsImage –Online –ScanHealth = It was running then Crash to Desktop

    16)Used [Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components.bat] = Failed upgrade repair at 61%

    17)Used [WUMGR] & [WUMT] = Both could not find 21H1 or 21H2 update.

    18)Used [Reset Windows Update Tool (option 2)] = Failed upgrade repair at 61%

    19)Tried manually install KB5003791 Enablement Package = DISM did not function. It shows:
    ("Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 10.0.19041.844

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>")

    20)Using DISM instructions in Command Prompt wouldn't run and will show the message in No.19 (" ").

    21)SetupDiag threw an Error: 0x8007025d, with the message =
    Error: SetupDiag reports DISM Image Session failure.
    Last Phase: Pre-Finalize
    Last Operation: Process Drivers for Migration
    Message = Failed to copy the image provider store out of the image.

    Is there still any way for me to update my Windows10? I would really, really not want to do a clean install as I got some programs that were hard to find, and configuration settings which I no longer remember.

    Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    (PS I repeated this call for help in other forums in order to get more answers, so if you had replied me here, please ignore if you seen this in others).
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  2. Posts : 16,914
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    babylon52281 said:
    5)Using [sfc /scannow] = Message; Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
    You have a fault in your current Version and I suggest you repair that before you consider updating.

    These are the only notes I have about the problem.
    Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service - PartitionWizard
    Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service - WindowsClub
    If they do not help then search the forum for SFC does not run or similar.
    Advanced Search - TenForums


    Best of luck,
    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 27 Feb 2023 at 01:16.
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  3. Posts : 42,922
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    Upgrade failures can be really hard to fix. If you still have a problem after following the advice Try3 has given ...

    Start with the most basic: check your disk (s). E.g. Hard Disk Sentinel, Crystal Diskinfo.
    Run the manual uninstall tool for Avira. Leftovers can cause problems.

    Given the SFC failure:
    Consider an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs and data like any upgrade(with an iso of the same major build as you have now (20H2)...freely available - see tutorial).

    If that fails, you would have to inspect the upgrade logs in detail in the slight hope of learning more:
    Read Windows Update Logs in Windows 10
    tool

    Post a screenshot of your partitions using a 3rd party partitions manager (e.g. Minitool Partition Wizard).

    History:
    Any particular hacks, modifications? Have you previously use other 3rd party security programs?
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  4. Posts : 6,293
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #4

    babylon52281 said:
    I have recently upgraded my PC to an i7-12700F, Asrock B660M PG Riptide, 2x8GB TeamGroup Delta DDR4-3600 (XMP limited to 3466), RTX3060Ti. I reused the SATA SSD from my laptop which the Windows 10 resides, and installed all the drivers up to date.
    Was the laptop also an Intel?
    How much free space you have on the C: partition?
    Did you cleaned the drive with Disk cleanup (%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe) or with CCleaner?

    Please post a whole window Disk Manager image of your drives. Don't forget to expand the columns so we can read them. How to Post a Screenshot of Disk Management
    If you have a MiniTool or AOMEI Partition use it instead or Windows disk manager.
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  5. Posts : 2,935
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #5

    You could give WSUS Offline a try. Just get a 16GB+ usb stick and put it there.

    Run updategenerator.exe to download and build the needed files. After that, open CLIENT folder and run UpdateInstaller.exe

    Using defaults is safe.
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows10 Home SL 22H2 (OS Build 19045.3448)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Try3 said:
    You have a fault in your current Version and I suggest you repair that before you consider updating.

    These are the only notes I have about the problem.
    Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service - PartitionWizard
    Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service - WindowsClub
    If they do not help then search the forum for SFC does not run or similar.
    Advanced Search - TenForums


    Best of luck,
    Denis
    Thanks for your links. I followed them up and so far these are what I have tried;
    1) Tried SFC Scannow in Safe Mode = Verification complete at 4% then message; Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation)
    2) Used Chkdsk /r in Safe Mode, then step 1 above = still failed at 4% with same message
    3) Change Security Descriptors. Then reboot to Safe Mode and Step 1 above = still failed at 4% with same message
    4) Using Media Creation Tool to run Automatic Repair.
    5) Went into services.msc. Windows Module Installer is already set to Enable and Startup Type: Manual. No changes made. Then sc config trustedinstaller start= demand
    net start trustedinstaller = still failed at 4%
    6) net start trustedinstaller then sfc /scannow = still failed at 4%
    7) Upgrade repair from 20H2 ISO = Message; Windows installation failed
    8) Used FixWin, a)System file checker utility = crash at 4%, b) Repair using DISM = still not function c) Repair Windows Updates stuck = Windows update still cannot find 21H1 or newer
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  7. Posts : 16,914
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #7

    I do have one idea.
    Look in the notes at the end of Option 3 {the normal option} in
    SFC-DISM - TenForumsTutorials
    then check you are connected to the internet and run its suggested
    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    command in an Admin cmd window.

    I cannot know if this will work given your current fault condition but it is what I would try next.


    I cannot think of anything else to suggest other than the dreaded Clean install.
    Clean Install - TenForumsTutorials and, in preparation for one, consider Backup and Restore Device Drivers - TenForumsTutorials


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  8. Posts : 12
    Windows10 Home SL 22H2 (OS Build 19045.3448)
    Thread Starter
       #8

    dalchina said:
    Upgrade failures can be really hard to fix. If you still have a problem after following the advice Try3 has given ...

    Start with the most basic: check your disk (s). E.g. Hard Disk Sentinel, Crystal Diskinfo.
    Run the manual uninstall tool for Avira. Leftovers can cause problems.

    Given the SFC failure:
    Consider an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs and data like any upgrade(with an iso of the same major build as you have now (20H2)...freely available - see tutorial).

    If that fails, you would have to inspect the upgrade logs in detail in the slight hope of learning more:
    Read Windows Update Logs in Windows 10
    tool

    Post a screenshot of your partitions using a 3rd party partitions manager (e.g. Minitool Partition Wizard).

    History:
    Any particular hacks, modifications? Have you previously use other 3rd party security programs?
    Thanks for your suggestions, I have done those below;
    1) HD Sentinel showed 100% health
    2) CrystalDiskInfo also showed 100% health
    3) Used Avira manual tool to remove traces as well used Revo to remove any traces left
    4) I tried 'upgrade while keeping my files & apps' using mounted ISOs of 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, & 22H2 but all of them failed at 61-62%.

    I will post as much logs & screenies as I can. I have extracted the Windows Update log but I don't know how to post a Txt file.

    As for hacks, I turned off a lot of the Win10 intrusive settings, also some recommended settings for Windows running on SSD, those relating to paging file and others.
    Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)-crystaldiskinfo_win10adatasp900.png
    Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)-hd-sentinel-report.jpg
    Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)-storage-partition.jpg
    Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)-dism-cmd.jpg

    - - - Updated - - -

    eLPuSHeR said:
    You could give WSUS Offline a try. Just get a 16GB+ usb stick and put it there.

    Run updategenerator.exe to download and build the needed files. After that, open CLIENT folder and run UpdateInstaller.exe

    Using defaults is safe.
    I will try that next. Thanks
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  9. Posts : 16,914
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #9

    Oh dear.

    babylon52281 said:
    Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)-dism-cmd.jpg
    The absence of a response to the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command is worrying.
    And its failure to run without even generating an error message is also worrying.

    It ought to respond with
    Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)-dism-response-1.png then eventually Desparately Trying to Upgrade Windows 10 (stuck on 20H2)-dism-response-2.png



    I wish you well with that tool eLPuSHeR posted.

    Try3 said:
    I cannot think of anything else to suggest other than the dreaded Clean install.
    Clean Install - TenForumsTutorials and, in preparation for one, consider Backup and Restore Device Drivers - TenForumsTutorials
    And I'm now not at all confident that you'll be able to back up your drivers.


    All the best,
    Denis
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  10. Posts : 42,922
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    I reused the SATA SSD from my laptop which the Windows 10 resides, and installed all the drivers up to date.

    This copy of Windows10 Home Single Language 20H2 (OS Build 19042.1526) was actually stuck on the update path back when it was still in my laptop
    If I understand correctly, you took a Windows system disk from one device, when Windows was already stuck on 20H2 and failing to upgrade, and put it in another.

    You then updated drivers.

    1. Still await screenshot of your partitions
    2. How did you update the drivers?

    However, as your existing installation is damaged and apparently not recoverable, there is one more option open.

    Considering:
    I would really, really not want to do a clean install as I got some programs that were hard to find, and configuration settings which I no longer remember.
    There is a way to possibly recover your working environment and programs (depending on whether the corruption that exists doesn't interfere): that is to transfer your programs and accounts to a new installation.

    a. Create a disk image of C: e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free).
    b. Put a disk in your PC as the only disk - this will become your new system disk.
    c. Clean install Win 10
    d. Get a copy of either Easeus ToDo PCTrans or Laplink PCMover (1 off license fee - it used to be there was a lower cost version if you were using a disk image as the 'old PC'.
    e. Install that program and use it to transfer your programs, accounts, settings and data from the disk image of your present ' C: ' to the new Win 10 installation.

    I have done this a couple of times- years ago - with consderable success. Often even the licenses of programs were transferred- not all. A few needed reinstalling.

    Don't use that for really big programs or security software. You can select what is transferred.
    Last edited by dalchina; 04 Mar 2023 at 11:33.
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