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  1.    28 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Washington State
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    windows7

    Damaged Window 7 will trying to install Windows 10


    The programming got stuck while “Getting updates". After waiting 4 or 5 hours, before I knew about this Forum, I searched Google, which brought me to try a “clean boot” following the Microsoft steps from this link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    That failed. A restart window did not appear, so I forced a restart from the start menu. Now, Windows won’t open for longer than ~100 seconds before the blue system-protection screen takes over and shuts down the PC.

    I can open in Safe Mode, but I have not been able to get System restore to work.
    I keep getting this Error:
    “System Restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system. A Volume Copy Shadow Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the application event log for more information. (0x80042302)


    Tracing this error down seems futile and very time consuming.
    I’d like to:
    1. Run Windows 10 Upgrade App in Safe Mode.
    2. Wipe a Hard Drive Clean and install windows 10 from scratch.
    3. Try to get System Restore to work.
    Any help in one of these directions would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
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  2.    28 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 13,001
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by DiffSine View Post
    The programming got stuck while “Getting updates". After waiting 4 or 5 hours, before I knew about this Forum, I searched Google, which brought me to try a “clean boot” following the Microsoft steps from this link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    That failed. A restart window did not appear, so I forced a restart from the start menu. Now, Windows won’t open for longer than ~100 seconds before the blue system-protection screen takes over and shuts down the PC.

    I can open in Safe Mode, but I have not been able to get System restore to work.
    I keep getting this Error:
    “System Restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system. A Volume Copy Shadow Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the application event log for more information. (0x80042302)


    Tracing this error down seems futile and very time consuming.
    I’d like to:
    1. Run Windows 10 Upgrade App in Safe Mode.
    2. Wipe a Hard Drive Clean and install windows 10 from scratch.
    3. Try to get System Restore to work.
    Any help in one of these directions would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Hi DiffSine and welcome to Tenforums.

    Sorry to hear about the problems you've had upgrading from W7.

    You don't have to "upgrade" anymore - you can do a clean install of W10 and just use your W7 key to activate now.
    See option #1 here, to download the latest ISO from MS TechBench:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    And here's a tool to grab your keycode
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    Hope that helps!
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  3.    29 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6,450
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Hi DiffSine and welcome to Tenforums.

    Sorry to hear about the problems you've had upgrading from W7.

    You don't have to "upgrade" anymore - you can do a clean install of W10 and just use your W7 key to activate now.
    See option #1 here, to download the latest ISO from MS TechBench:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    And here's a tool to grab your keycode
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    Hope that helps!
    If windows 7 was oem preinstalled, then it is very likely the key extracted by showkeyplus will not work. For retail, or self installed oem, it will be fine.

    For preinstalled oem, you have to use the COA key, normally on a blue sticker on base of pc. If you do not know the COA key, do not clean install. This only applies to clean installs, not upgrade (sometimes people confuse an upgrade removing old files wth a clean install).
    Last edited by cereberus; 29 Feb 2016 at 12:34.
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  4.    29 Feb 2016 #4

    Hi there
    Too late this time - but before attempting anything like this BACKUP your old system First - plenty of free programs to do this with.

    It helps also if you have just the OS and programs in one partition or on one HDD/SSD.

    Note if you are using an MBR (I.e non UEFI) boot system your system will fail on install if you have a number of partitions / HDD's and an SD card inserted into your machine -- remove the SD card -- what can happen is you'll get messages Windows cannot install to this partition. Once W10 is installed the SD card should be fine again to use.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    29 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 13,001
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    If windows 7 was oem preinstalled, then it is very likely the key extracted by showkeyplus will not work. For retail, or self installed oem, it will be fine.

    For preinstalled oem, you have to use the COA key, normally on a blue sticker on base of pc. If you do not know the COA key, do not clean install.
    Actually, I have a W7 OEM installation on which I just compared Showkey and Belarc Advisor - same key. It works fine.
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  6.    29 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6,450
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Actually, I have a W7 OEM installation on which I just compared Showkey and Belarc Advisor - same key. It works fine.
    Then Windows 7 must have been reinstalled at some time using COA key, or it was not preinstalled at the factory using the usual oem-slp key system used by the majors e.g. Dell, HP etc.
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  7.    29 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Then Windows 7 must have been reinstalled at some time using COA key, or it was not preinstalled at the factory using the usual oem-slp key system used by the majors e.g. Dell, HP etc.
    It was pre-installed at the factory by HP. It's still the original install - has never been reinstalled on this system.
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  8.    29 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Washington State
    Posts : 5
    windows7
    Thread Starter

    Thanks simrick , cereberus & Jimbo.
    I will try to try to create an Installation USB stick following link mentioned yesterday;
    Windows 10 ISO Download
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
    It seems well documented.
    I will try using theMedia Creation Tool”described at that site first.

    The Key code for Windows 7 is another story, since this 6 year laptop came with XP and I had it Upgraded to Windows 7 at the Microsoft Store in Seattle. I still have the box, disk and KEY. I have a pdf copy of the Belark Advisor computer Profile from2011 I'll see what Key codes works when I get there.

    This forum is great!
    I will upgrade my new laptop and my sisters lap top, once I learn the best way to back up file and set recovery points.
    That will have to wait till I have more time tomorrow.
    Thanks,
    DiffSine
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    29 Feb 2016 #9
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 13,001
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by DiffSine View Post
    Thanks simrick , cereberus & Jimbo.
    I will try to try to create an Installation USB stick following link mentioned yesterday;
    Windows 10 ISO Download
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
    It seems well documented.
    I will try using theMedia Creation Tool”described at that site first.

    The Key code for Windows 7 is another story, since this 6 year laptop came with XP and I had it Upgraded to Windows 7 at the Microsoft Store in Seattle. I still have the box, disk and KEY. I have a pdf copy of the Belark Advisor computer Profile from2011 I'll see what Key codes works when I get there.

    This forum is great!
    I will upgrade my new laptop and my sisters lap top, once I learn the best way to back up file and set recovery points.
    That will have to wait till I have more time tomorrow.
    Thanks,
    DiffSine
    Make images of your drive using Macrium Reflect Free.
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  10.    04 Mar 2016 #10
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Washington State
    Posts : 5
    windows7
    Thread Starter

    March 4, 2016
    I made many attempts, to try and use simrick’s suggestion from
    Windows 10 ISO Download by Brink28 July 2015
    >>> Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums


    With Option One:

    I downloaded the ISO files on to a Flash on a working PC and could not ‘open’ it on the not broken PC in Safe Mode.
    1. Not from the Flash
    2. Not when transferred to the Desktop
    3. Not after installing and using a Virtual Clone Drive from SlySoft.
    I never worked with an .iso file before. I am not sure how windows will ‘open’ it.


    With Option Two:

    1. I created a USB installation Flash using the media creation tool.
    2. It would walk itself just so far before I was told it would not work in Safe Mode.


    So I’m back to square one.

    Does anyone which of these options will work in SAFEMODE?
    1. Run Windows 10 Upgrade App in Safe Mode.
    2. Wipe a Hard Drive Clean and install windows 10 from scratch.
    3. Try to get "System Restore" to work.
    Any help in one of these directions would be appreciated.
    Thank you,
    DiffSine
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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