Windows 10: Use bootable USB to upgrade to 1511

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    W10Prox64
       29 Feb 2016 #141

    @OldMike65 - your thoughts on this:

    If it is indeed a problem with the EFI partition/BCD, and we really don't want to have to do a clean install - and now I am thinking out loud - wonder if we image just the "C" partition of the HDD, clean install the current build onto the existing HDD, and then image the C partition back. The boot issues would be resolved, and the upgrade should then work, right? OMG what a lot of work!
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  2.    29 Feb 2016 #142

    Just checked in with the 3rd user, he has decided NOT to upgrade to 1511, as his 10240 is running fine, it just refuses to update.
    He does not want a clean install......
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    W10Prox64
       29 Feb 2016 #143

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    All this is unbelievable, the trouble these 2 users are having. I upgraded 2 HP desktops that I own, never saw problems like this.
    1 of those computers is 9 years old....never even cleaned installed Windows 10 Pro....Run great... just surprised at these problems.
    Yeah, I've not run across this either yet. I have a 10-year-old Toshiba laptop running the latest Insider build, using integrated graphics that are supposedly not supported - and it runs fine! I did have to enable .NET Framework 3.5 though.
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    W10Prox64
       29 Feb 2016 #144

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Just checked in with the 3rd user, he has decided NOT to upgrade to 1511, as his 10240 is running fine, it just refuses to update.
    He does not want a clean install......
    At this point, I don't blame him!
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  5.    29 Feb 2016 #145

    simrick said: View Post
    @OldMike - your thoughts on this:

    If it is indeed a problem with the EFI partition/BCD, and we really don't want to have to do a clean install - and now I am thinking out loud - wonder if we image just the "C" partition of the HDD, clean install the current build onto the existing HDD, and then image the C partition back. The boot issues would be resolved, and the upgrade should then work, right? OMG what a lot of work!
    Only one user has that problem I thought?? Murdabenne .....but if they want to try, I already know Murdabenne uses Macrium Reflect, Retail version for all his images, so he's all set. No idea on the other user... could be worth a shot, should make complete image backup.....and do not USE Windows backup.
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  6. Posts : 12,416
    W10Prox64
       29 Feb 2016 #146

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Only one user has that problem I thought?? Murdabenne .....but if they want to try, I already know Murdabenne uses Macrium Reflect, Retail version for all his images, so he's all set. No idea on the other user... could be worth a shot, should make complete image backup.....and do not USE Windows backup.
    Okay so he makes a complete Macrium HDD image with verification. Then, clean installs the latest W10. Then, put the C partition back onto the HDD. Then try mounting and running setup.exe. We've got to get CHKDSKs done first though.
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  7.    29 Feb 2016 #147

    @Geeve420 do you have a copy of Macrium Reflect free, to use? Plus a 2nd drive internal or external ??
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  8.    29 Feb 2016 #148

    simrick said: View Post
    Okay so he makes a complete Macrium HDD image with verification. Then, clean installs the latest W10. Then, put the C partition back onto the HDD. Then try mounting and running setup.exe. We've got to get CHKDSKs done first though.
    Think it would be better to run windows 10 install using Media creation tool, and have it make the windows install unto a usb stick.....not from their hard drive...
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    W10Prox64
       29 Feb 2016 #149

    No one is using drive encryption are they? That can be a show stopper. OC can also be a problem.
    Another possible solution, is to use Disk Cleanup to clean up system files and choose Device driver packages, Previous Windows installations and Temporary Windows installation files.
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  10. Posts : 12,416
    W10Prox64
       29 Feb 2016 #150

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Think it would be better to run windows 10 install using Media creation tool, and have it make the windows install unto a usb stick.....not from their hard drive...
    But the MCT will make an ISO, which they can just right-click and run. I don't usually use USB sticks - is there an advantage?
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