Win 10 Downloading but not installing, just wants to download again ?

  1. FredM8's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro. Build 19043.1081 - Version 21H1
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    Win 10 Downloading but not installing, just wants to download again ?


    I have just downloaded Windows 10 to my Windows 7 Pro machine. The trouble is that after it has downloaded it will not install, but just wants to download all over again ?

    Need help on this !
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,852
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Hello, first could you check your Windows Update logs and post what it says.

    Second, take this opportunity to use e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) to create a disk image of your Windows 7.
    This will protect you if you break your OS in the upgrade process or wish to go back to Win 7 and the option to do that fails. You have been granted a great chance to do that.

    Your disk image is also a full backup of what you've imaged.

    Disk imaging should be used routinely- and you will most likely find Win 10 more fragile than you're used to. So start protecting yourself and your PC and your data now.

    Third, download an iso for whichever version of Win 10 you need (language + 32 or 64 bits) to use
    a. for upgrade
    b. as a bootable medium
    c. for potential repair

    This is a much better approach than simply downloading and upgrading.
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  3. simrick's Avatar
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    W10Prox64
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    FredM8 said:
    I have just downloaded Windows 10 to my Windows 7 Pro machine. The trouble is that after it has downloaded it will not install, but just wants to download all over again ?

    Need help on this !
    Hi FredM8.
    You could do the upgrade yourself. When you show hidden files and folders, you'll find
    C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\install.esd
    That esd file can be copied to a new folder on your desktop. Then, download the esd to iso conversion tool to create the ISO. Once the ISO is created, you can mount it using 7-Zip, and run setup.exe to upgrade the system. See the tutorials here:

    ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    Hope that helps. Let us know how it goes.
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