Windows 10: Use bootable USB to upgrade to 1511

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  1.    29 Feb 2016 #41

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    maybe I've missed something here - but why not simply use the Media creation tool from Ms - then create (Menu pops up) ISO or USB. I created an ISO (since I want to run some VM's as well and booting a VM from a USB doesn't work yet - from an ISO image it does). Then if you want a bootable USB simply run RUFUS against the .iso

    Now also if you have an SD card in the system this can cause funny problems at W10 install (although card is fine afterwards) such as "Cannot install windows to this partition / disk etc.

    Remove any other spurious hardware (external USB devices etc) and simply boot the USB.

    Windows should work fine -- switch OFF Protected boot if it's on in the BIOS though - and enable legacy boot if you want to boot OS'es without UEFI. You can still boot a UEFI OS of course -- just ensure that the boot device is GPT formatted.

    To do that :

    Boot up install disk and choose REPAIR system - this is just to get into a Command mode prompt.

    SELECT DISK nn where nn is the HDD / SSD where you want windows to be installed on
    Create partition primary

    Now run Diskpart again and select the disk you just used
    convert gpt

    Now re-boot and see if Windows now installs.

    What part did you not read jimbo, this user is trying to UPGRADE his Windows 10 version 10240 to version 1511 does not want to do a clean install. He is on version 10240 now, just won't upgrade. Fails everytime. So far...
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  2.    29 Feb 2016 #42

    First let me say thank you to everyone for trying to help.

    Nothing has worked to get this thing upgraded.

    I have tried MCT, Straight from mounted ISO, no peripherals plugged in, no SD cards, the only AV I have is Defender (essentials) and it is off, Brinks bat file to reset, even tried a chkdsk just to be sure.

    I am at a loss now, thanks again for your help everyone. I am beginning to think this system will stay how it is. I have no desire to lose all my stuff and have to reinstall it.
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  3.    29 Feb 2016 #43

    Well 1st off Good Morning, hopefully we can figure out what your problem is. I have not given up yet. :) Also have another member here who might help you too. :)
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  4.    29 Feb 2016 #44

    Good morning! I'll continue to try as long as you all will continue to help :)

    I am off to work right now so have a good day and I will check in through the day.

    Thanks again
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  5.    29 Feb 2016 #45

    Geeve420 said: View Post
    Good morning! I'll continue to try as long as you all will continue to help :)

    I am off to work right now so have a good day and I will check in through the day.

    Thanks again
    Ok well if your going to work, then I don't think you will be able to try anything on your computer, until you are done and at home. Correct me if I am wrong??
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  6.    29 Feb 2016 #46

    That is true....I will post back when I am home then....still early lol
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  7.    29 Feb 2016 #47

    Geeve420 said: View Post
    That is true....I will post back when I am home then....still early lol
    What firewall are you using on your computer?? I will check with you later, when you are home too.
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       29 Feb 2016 #48

    @Geeve420... I haven't seen anywhere in this where the 10240 is assumed to be in good condition. Might want to run this to ensure integrity. (at Admin Cmd)

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause

    Any errors found by SFC can be extracted to a more readable file with

    findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >"%userprofile%\desktop\sfcdetails.txt"

    Verify the existing OS (10240) before trying to upgrade it.

    If something is broken and cannot be fixed, suggest running a repair install on 10240 to clean it up before upgrade attempts.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup
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  9.    29 Feb 2016 #49

    Just want to say Thanks for the help TC much appreciated !!
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  10.    29 Feb 2016 #50

    Thank you very much f14tomcat! I will run that when I get home :)
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