Windows 10: Upgrading Non-sequential builds

  1.    13 Nov 2014 #1

    Upgrading Non-sequential builds


    If you have build 9841 installed and try upgrading to build 9879 via the normal upgrade path, you'll get this:

    This upgrade path is not supported. Please close Setup and relaunch from the root of the media or go back and pick a different installation choice.

    However you can upgrade by running setupprep.exe instead (from sources folder). This will launch the Refresh process (via a Windows 8 splash screen, no less) and you can then follow the prompts:

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    Last edited by Superfly; 13 Nov 2014 at 15:01.
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  2.    15 Nov 2014 #2

    Cool, thanks. Maybe I'll give it a shot tonight.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       16 Nov 2014 #3

    9879 is Enterprise 9841 is not.

    Surprised you didn`t realize that, as you had posted in this thread.

    Windows 10 Enterprise build 9879 ISO now available
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  4.    16 Nov 2014 #4

    AddRAM said: View Post
    9879 is Enterprise 9841 is not.

    Surprised you didn`t realize that, as you had posted in this thread.

    Windows 10 Enterprise build 9879 ISO now available
    The 9841 Enterprise iso is still available at evaluation centre - you have to select the In-Place-upgrade option...

    Here's the direct link: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/...4FRE_EN-GB.ISO
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  5. Posts : 1,254
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       16 Nov 2014 #5

    Ah, so the first Enterprise build was also called 9841 ( same as the NON Ent TP version ? build 9841 ? That`s what`s confusing me.

    My point is we can`t upgrade from a non Enterprise TP to an Enterprise version through the preview new builds options, or can we ?

    Were you using Enterprise all the time ?

    I`ve just clean installed 9879 and it seems to be pretty good, I was having picture thumbnail issues with TP 9860 non Enterprise, kept turning them to generic icons, so far this 9879 is perfect
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  6.    16 Nov 2014 #6

    Yup, although Refresh bypasses the version check I doubt it will do the same with the edition check... so yah you prob. right.

    My experience thus far has been good as well - just got this issue with dual boot - restart gets stuck and won't show the boot menu on restart - full shutdown and start works OK though. Haven't tried messing with power-cfg setting yet though.
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  7.    18 Nov 2014 #7

    Tried this this morning. Freezes at "getting a few things ready"

    Hard to see how it could get any more turdish.

    Edit: Burnt iso to disk, got it installed.
    Last edited by Rickkins; 18 Nov 2014 at 12:40.
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  8.    16 Dec 2014 #8

    As a proof of concept, I tried the In-place upgrade from 9879 Enterprise to 9901 Pro.
    Normally it will allow the "upgrade" but not allow retaining everything (only personal files or nothing) - however, by using the reg. trick and changing: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    From:
    "EditionID"="Enterprise"
    "ProductName"="Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise"
    to:
    "EditionID"="Professional"
    "ProductName"="Windows Technical Preview"

    ... it allowed all apps etc to be carried over to the new Pro install.

    I then used the Enterprise key with Add Features option to upgrade to 9901 Enterprise.
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