Windows 10: Confused about the ISO file?

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Professional
       23 Nov 2015 #1

    Confused about the ISO file?


    Hi, I've recently been trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I have tried to use the installer provided by Microsoft but the installer hangs on Checking For Updates. This doesn't end and I cannot pass it. I cannot use windows update to get the update as it just keeps searching for hours on end. I have tried to install the OS from USB and click 'Upgrade the System' but the OS will not activate; I guess it does not count as upgrading my OS so the key is not registered.

    I have tried following this (https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ion.html#step7) and I have downloaded the ISO stated in Step 6 using option 1 (https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html) but then when I get to Step 7 #8, the ISO does not have Setup.exe any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       23 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi and welcome!

    Grab the .iso - build 10586 here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/soft...load/techbench
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  3.    23 Nov 2015 #3

    Lukea said: View Post
    Hi, I've recently been trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I have tried to use the installer provided by Microsoft but the installer hangs on Checking For Updates. This doesn't end and I cannot pass it. I cannot use windows update to get the update as it just keeps searching for hours on end. I have tried to install the OS from USB and click 'Upgrade the System' but the OS will not activate; I guess it does not count as upgrading my OS so the key is not registered.

    I have tried following this (https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ion.html#step7) and I have downloaded the ISO stated in Step 6 using option 1 (https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html) but then when I get to Step 7 #8, the ISO does not have Setup.exe any ideas?
    -Just cancel the checking for updates by closing it
    -go to the ESD folder, you will find it in the C: drive if you are installing from c
    -double click setup.exe you will have 2 choices either to check for updates or checking for updates after installing win 10
    -choose the second choice.
    -it will start the install process for windows 10.
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  4.    23 Nov 2015 #4

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    Hi and welcome!

    Grab the .iso - build 10586 here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/soft...load/techbench
    Except that he would get build 10240, not 10586.
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  5. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       23 Nov 2015 #5

    Microsoft hasnít removed Windows 10 Threshold 2 completely from its servers but actually pulled the plug on the Media Creation Tool that allows users to download the official ISOs.

    And yet, while the Media Creation Tool is no longer displayed on the Windows 10 download page, the links are up and running. This means that you can still download the Media Creation Tool and create a bootable USB stick with Windows 10 Threshold 2 just like before.
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  6.    23 Nov 2015 #6

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Microsoft hasn’t removed Windows 10 Threshold 2 completely from its servers but actually pulled the plug on the Media Creation Tool that allows users to download the official ISOs.

    And yet, while the Media Creation Tool is no longer displayed on the Windows 10 download page, the links are up and running. This means that you can still download the Media Creation Tool and create a bootable USB stick with Windows 10 Threshold 2 just like before.
    Correct. Download the above media creation tool. It will show you the recommended version of Windows 10 to upgrade what you are currently running. Either "upgrade this PC now", or download to upgrade another PC and either create a USB flash drive or save the ISO file.

    If you create the USB drive, do not boot from it. Just insert it with your Windows 7 running and run setup.exe from it. Or use a program like UtraISO to mount the ISO file and run setup.exe from it. Skip when it asks you to check for updates. If it asks for a product, stop and cancel - something is wrong, it should not ask for a product key when upgrading Windows 7 to 10.
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  7.    23 Nov 2015 #7

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    If you create the USB drive, do not boot from it. Just insert it with your Windows 7 running and run setup.exe from it. Or use a program like UtraISO to mount the ISO file and run setup.exe from it. Skip when it asks you to check for updates. If it asks for a product, stop and cancel - something is wrong, it should not ask for a product key when upgrading Windows 7 to 10.
    I assume this will work with Windows 8.1 also? I am confused by the last 48 hours. If I follow your instructions will I be installing Windows 10 Threshold 2 from the get go? If yes I am thinking I will have lost the 30 day rollback. What to do if installing Win 10 for the first time?
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  8.    23 Nov 2015 #8

    bru said: View Post
    I assume this will work with Windows 8.1 also? I am confused by the last 48 hours. If I follow your instructions will I be installing Windows 10 Threshold 2 from get go? If yes I am thinking I will have lost the 30 day rollback. What to do if installing Win 10 for the first time?
    If you create the USB or download the ISO from Kyhi's link in post #5 you will get Windows 10 Threshold 2. You can upgrade from Windows 8.1 with it. In Windows 8.1, you don't need UltraISO to mount the ISO file, Windows 8.1 has that capability built in. When you upgrade to Windows 10 Threshold 2 you will get 30 days to roll back to whatever version of Windows you upgraded from - it could be Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 build 10240 - whatever was installed when you did the upgrade.
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  9.    23 Nov 2015 #9

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    If you create the USB or download the ISO from Kyhi's link in post #5 you will get Windows 10 Threshold 2. You can upgrade from Windows 8.1 with it. In Windows 8.1, you don't need UltraISO to mount the ISO file, Windows 8.1 has that capability built in. When you upgrade to Windows 10 Threshold 2 you will get 30 days to roll back to whatever version of Windows you upgraded from - it could be Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 build 10240 - whatever was installed when you did the upgrade.
    Thank you. Now that I know the mechanics I guess the final question is if installing Windows 10 for the first time does it make sense to go straight to Threshold 2?
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  10. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       23 Nov 2015 #10

    YES
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