Windows 10: another problem with upgrade Solved

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       06 Mar 2016 #11

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    ... You should and don't have to wait for any validation sir. When going to that Windows link you should just choose your Windows 10 version, and download it. No waiting for validation at all.....
    Just as a side-note, Mike. I've been getting that validation thingy with the spinning dots myself when I go to the Tech Bench ISO download link. In fact it occurs twice, once after selecting edition and again after selecting language. Mine validates within a few seconds however. Then it offers 32-bit or 64-bit and advises that those links are good for 24 hours. It seems to be something new I've noticed over last month or so (not that I try it every week, though).
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  2.    06 Mar 2016 #12

    Word Man said: View Post
    Just as a side-note, Mike. I've been getting that validation thingy with the spinning dots myself when I go to the Tech Bench ISO download link. In fact it occurs twice, once after selecting edition and again after selecting language. Mine validates within a few seconds however. Then it offers 32-bit or 64-bit and advises that those links are good for 24 hours. It seems to be something new I've noticed over last month or so (not that I try it every week, though).
    Thanks Word Man, as I have never run into that myself. But I havn't tried to download one recently. It was always quick and painless. I am surprised that this user is having so much trouble. Darn it!!! MS should not be making it this hard for any user to upgrade their OS. Thanks for letting me know Word Man.
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    W10Prox64
       06 Mar 2016 #13

    Wow, this should not be so difficult. I am so sorry. As OldMike says, the most recent ISO from TechBench should give you version 1511 from the get go. And, as I said, once W10 is installed and activated on a system, it can be reinstalled as often as you like/need, so you don't ever have to go back to W7 and start all over.

    I did just try the TechBench site, and got an error; said it couldn't log me in right now. Not sure what that's all about. I was going to try and get you a download link.
    Last edited by simrick; 06 Mar 2016 at 20:45. Reason: removed link for ISO download
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  4.    06 Mar 2016 #14

    simrick said: View Post
    Wow, this should not be so difficult. I am so sorry. As OldMike says, the most recent ISO from TechBench should give you version 1511 from the get go. And, as I said, once W10 is installed and activated on a system, it can be reinstalled as often as you like/need, so you don't ever have to go back to W7 and start all over.

    I did just try the TechBench site, and got an error; said it couldn't log me in right now. Not sure what that's all about. I was going to try and get you a download link.
    Yeah something is wrong I guess with this link......Grrrrrr Word Man was telling me same thing, earlier simrick ...what the heck is MS doing??
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    W10Prox64
       06 Mar 2016 #15

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Yeah something is wrong I guess with this link......Grrrrrr Word Man was telling me same thing, earlier simrick ...what the heck is MS doing??
    I got in and grabbed a link using Chrome just now. Maybe they were updating their site?
    Last edited by simrick; 06 Mar 2016 at 20:45.
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  6.    06 Mar 2016 #16

    @collieman do you see the link simrick has posted for you?? msg# 13 ??? Unless you have downloaded it already?
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    W10Prox64
       06 Mar 2016 #17

    Sure hope he needed 64-bit and not 32...
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  8.    06 Mar 2016 #18

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Wow, so your back on Windows 7 !!! and trying to upgrade??? I assumed you were on Windows 10 <--- and trying to do a Clean Install !!! You should and don't have to wait for any validation sir. When going to that Windows link you should just choose your Windows 10 version, and download it. No waiting for validation at all. I did not know you were back on Windows 7, you never told me that in the last few msgs. This is different then. Assuming you are having to wait for a validation, then go back to that link you used, and try using Option 2 instead of option 1. Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool, maybe this option will work better for you. Option 1 should have worked thou.
    Their is another option you could try, but not sure if you want to try this method or not.
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

    This method above thou can be more difficult to use and understand for some users. That's why I didn't offer this method.
    I would prefer you use the easier methods and not this one, but its your choice.
    Their are different methods you can use to upgrade to Windows 10. Clean install does work the best, for most people.
    Like I said, I assumed you were ON Windows 10 now, and wanted to do a clean install. You still should not be having all these problems thou. For that I am sorry.
    Maybe I mislead you in the way I said it now that I read it back. I am not back on win 7. I meant that I can go back to win 7 at any time with no difficulty. Meaning that I never had to backup any other partitions along with C. That Tech Bench ISO never validated my download. I wanted to try the link you suggested.....https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html as maybe I was doing the wrong thing. As for the version 1511? I checked my version using run/winver and it is 1511. I didn't know there were different versions but it is 1511. So, here is where I am at right now as I write this. I just reinstalled win 10 ver. 1511. I have updates turned off. Have installed some of the apps I use most. Going to see if it works without updating. Just wish I could choose the updates I want to install but Microsoft must know what's best for me.....yea, right. If it works without updating then what do I do? Just use it that way and hope for the best OR go back to 7. Is it this computer? Don't think so. There are a few older laptops that aren't being used anymore, where I used to work that my old boss might let me have. I'd like to experiment with them. They had 7 on them and might be candidates for win 10 upgrades. BTW Thank you guys for your help on this. Appreciate very much.
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  9.    06 Mar 2016 #19

    collieman said: View Post
    Maybe I mislead you in the way I said it now that I read it back. I am not back on win 7. I meant that I can go back to win 7 at any time with no difficulty. Meaning that I never had to backup any other partitions along with C. That Tech Bench ISO never validated my download. I wanted to try the link you suggested.....https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html as maybe I was doing the wrong thing. As for the version 1511? I checked my version using run/winver and it is 1511. I didn't know there were different versions but it is 1511. So, here is where I am at right now as I write this. I just reinstalled win 10 ver. 1511. I have updates turned off. Have installed some of the apps I use most. Going to see if it works without updating. Just wish I could choose the updates I want to install but Microsoft must know what's best for me.....yea, right. If it works without updating then what do I do? Just use it that way and hope for the best OR go back to 7. Is it this computer? Don't think so. There are a few older laptops that aren't being used anymore, where I used to work that my old boss might let me have. I'd like to experiment with them. They had 7 on them and might be candidates for win 10 upgrades. BTW Thank you guys for your help on this. Appreciate very much.
    What I would like you to do NOW is make a Complete Image Backup, using Macrium Reflect. Store this image on another drive, not on your C drive. Image EVERYTHING on your C drive. All partitions. Should be either 3 or 4 partitions on your C drive.
    Then run verify on Macruim to check your image. Once this is done, you should be able to restore the OS you are on now, right back to same as it is now. Without having to re-install again.

    Then once this is done, THEN you can try updating your Windows 10. The version you should be on is this one.
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    To find out your version, type Winver in your windows search window.
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    W10Prox64
       06 Mar 2016 #20

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    What I would like you to do NOW is make a Complete Image Backup, using Macrium Reflect. Store this image on another drive, not on your C drive. Image EVERYTHING on your C drive. All partitions. Should be either 3 or 4 partitions on your C drive.
    Then run verify on Macruim to check your image. Once this is done, you should be able to restore the OS you are on now, right back to same as it is now. Without having to re-install again.

    Then once this is done, THEN you can try updating your Windows 10. The version you should be on is this one.
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    To find out your version, type Winver in your windows search window.
    Agreed.
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