Windows 10: Windows 10 never installs ...
Windows 10 never installs ...
I was notified that windows 10 is now available for my PC for free update.
I clicked on the icon and it downloaded the files and popped up a window to restart my computer to begin the install process.
I restarted my computer and it loaded my current windows 7 and popped up the same window (to restart in order to install windows `10). I did this several times and the same thing happens.
I ran windows update "fix it" tool in anticipation and that did not resolve the problem.
Anyone else experience this? My Windows 7 is working fine - just can't install windows 10.
I tried the link above and it yields the same result.
I can download the update - that works, but when it completes it asks me to restart the computer to continue the install process. After I restart- all that happens is my computer reboots and pops up the same window asking that I restart to begin the install process. I did this several times - no change.
After giving up on trying to install windows 10 - I would go and "check for updates" for my current windows 7 and it will no longer check for windows 7 - it wants to restart my computer for windows 10 install.
It's as if my current install is frozen in time. It is in a halfway point of installing windows 10, but never does it.
I even re-loaded an image of my C drive I made prior to starting the windows 10 odyssey - but the result is the same.
Something is corrupted in the windows update process. At this point I'm stuck.
I created a windows 10 USB media. I booted from this device and it reported that I was already in the middle of an install and that the USB would abort unless I wanted to do a clean install and not upgrade from windows 7. This is a problem because I'll lose my programs and data files with a clean install and I would need a product key. This is not an option. So I remain stuck. Windows thinks it's in the middle of an install and all I have to do is reboot to get the install started and all rebooting does is ask that I restart. Very strange.
Last edited by mjz; 04 May 2016 at 16:03.
Hi mjz and welcome to Tenforums.
This is indeed strange. Something is preventing the upgrade.
First of all, please use this to grab your W7 keycode:
Next, you said you have an image, right?
Some things to do to prepare for an upgrade are:
- If you have moved your user file pointers to another drive, move them back.
- Uninstall any 3rd-party anti-virus, and all disk/hardware monitoring tools (i.e. Speccy),
- Did you run sfc /scannow before trying the upgrade? (not sure what will happen if you run it now, but you could try it and see.)
- Disconnect everything except OS drive, mouse, keyboard and monitor.
Try a reboot and see if that helps the upgrade to proceed.
Yes, but I would first try an in-place upgrade before moving to a clean install. The OP has indicated that he prefers not to clean install.
After upgrading my old eMachine from Win 7 to 10 Home Premium all went well on my PC but my wife's exact same PC all goes well until it gets to installing the files and hangs at 10%. Yes, both PCs have a graphic chip that is not supposed to be supported, but I installed the correct driver updates on both. My PC upgraded okay, but now the other hags at 10% and will not go any further. I can just kick it off and it reboots to Win-7 and runs like nothing has been done. Maybe when M$ ever get their act together all the people having problem with their flimsy upgrade will have either died, changed to MAC or just given up on PCs.
I have upgraded an old eMAchine, a newer Dell laptop without much trouble, but this one just sites at 10% and that is all folks!!!! Anyone have suggestions?
Please start a new thread and someone will help you with your issue.
I'm close to giving up ... (frustration speaking ...). My repeated attempts to upgrade windows 7 to windows 10 has so far failed. I do have windows 10 downloaded to a USB stick, but that is only good for a clean install and would require a new license key. As windows 7 is working fine, buying windows 10 is not worth it - and I would lose all of my programs and data.
My issue, though - is Windows 7 updates is frozen. Everytime I click on windows update it immediately reports windows 10 install ready - please restart computer. No more windows 7 apparently. I don't know if this is by design (the cynic in me thinks so) or a bug.
I wonder if there is a way to reset windows update to a state where it never knew I clicked on the damn windows 10 upgrade icon?
I do have a win10 tablet that works great which is why I decided to give windows10 on my home theater PC (small Acer, 4gb with nvidia graphics) the upgrade. Big mistake apparently.
Any help appreciated - either getting windows 10 to actually start the install or to get windows update restored to checking for windows 7.
No, that is not true. A validly activated W7 install is eligible for an upgrade to W10, and it doesn't matter if you upgrade-install or clean-install. The same key will be used to activate the W10 OS. You can grab your W7 key using this program:
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
FYI: Windows 10 can now be clean installed and activated with a W7 key.
Did you try my suggestions yet in post #4?
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