Windows 10: Question About W10 Flash Drive Solved

  1.    18 May 2016 #1

    Question About W10 Flash Drive


    I am dual booting W10 and Ubuntu 14.04 on one computer and W7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a Desktop.

    I have W10 on a Flash Drive that I made when I updated this Dell 960 small form 64 bit computer from W7 Home to W10 as a test about 8 months ago. I am ready to update my Dell 960 64 bit desktop to W10.
    Do I need to update my Flash Drive before I do the update or are the W10 OS downloads all the same and I will need to download all updates after installation?
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       18 May 2016 #2

    You say 8 months ago .... that means the bootable USB does not contain the 1511 update.
    Download Windows .... use either Option one or Option two of this guide: Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    18 May 2016 #3

    Arc said: View Post
    You say 8 months ago .... that means the bootable USB does not contain the 1511 update.
    Download Windows .... use either Option one or Option two of this guide: Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
    Thank you. I thought that was what I should do but wanted to be sure. Thanks for the link.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       18 May 2016 #4

    You are welcome. Let us know for any further questions.
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  5.    18 May 2016 #5

    Arc said: View Post
    You are welcome. Let us know for any further questions.
    Thank you. It will probably be after this weekend before I do this. I'm Old,Slow, and Steady, but I eventually get to where I'm going.
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  6.    19 May 2016 #6

    Aside from your image being a little out of date, yes, you can use that install media on more than one PC. Depending on what version your installing though. There is one ISO for Home and Pro and one for Home Single language. Even if you had used that outdated image, Windows update would have made you current anyway. I prefer to have the latest image. It doesn't take long to download it so why not. I use the same ISO on all 4 of my PC's so it's just the one download for me.
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  7.    19 May 2016 #7

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Aside from your image being a little out of date, yes, you can use that install media on more than one PC. Depending on what version your installing though. There is one ISO for Home and Pro and one for Home Single language. Even if you had used that outdated image, Windows update would have made you current anyway. I prefer to have the latest image. It doesn't take long to download it so why not. I use the same ISO on all 4 of my PC's so it's just the one download for me.
    Thank you for that information. That was a question I going to ask later.
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  8.    25 May 2016 #8

    I got back home and immediately had to got to hospital because of heart problems and had to stay several days. I just got home and thought I would bring this post up to date. I D/Led the Media Creation Tool and put it on my flash drive. I then made sure all W7 updates were current and all my bookmarks and passwords were current. I then tried to install W10 using Media but it hung on "checking updates". Tried the flash drive and had the same results. Went out for an hour and on return it was still checking. No matter how I tried to install W10 could not get past "checking updates". After searching for solution I found a way that worked and I now have W10 installed and running fine. I am in the process of fine tuning now.

    This is what I did to install W10:
    First I disconnected from the internet and cut off my Bitdefender Anti-virus.

    Then I followed these steps:

    Leave the Windows 10 Setup window as is and try this:

    1. Go to Services (Press Windows+R. This will prompt run dialogue box. In here, type services.msc) and stop the Windows Update Service.

    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.

    3. Restart the Windows Update Service.

    4. Go back to the Windows 10 Setup window and you should see the process continue.

    After I did that the installation went smoothly. I then restarted the Internet and installed all updates.

    Everything is running good and no problems at this time.

    Maybe this will help others who are having the same problem.
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    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       25 May 2016 #9

    wvman80 said: View Post
    I got back home and immediately had to got to hospital because of heart problems and had to stay several days. I just got home and thought I would bring this post up to date. I D/Led the Media Creation Tool and put it on my flash drive. I then made sure all W7 updates were current and all my bookmarks and passwords were current. I then tried to install W10 using Media but it hung on "checking updates". Tried the flash drive and had the same results. Went out for an hour and on return it was still checking. No matter how I tried to install W10 could not get past "checking updates". After searching for solution I found a way that worked and I now have W10 installed and running fine. I am in the process of fine tuning now.

    This is what I did to install W10:
    First I disconnected from the internet and cut off my Bitdefender Anti-virus.

    Then I followed these steps:

    Leave the Windows 10 Setup window as is and try this:

    1. Go to Services (Press Windows+R. This will prompt run dialogue box. In here, type services.msc) and stop the Windows Update Service.

    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.

    3. Restart the Windows Update Service.

    4. Go back to the Windows 10 Setup window and you should see the process continue.

    After I did that the installation went smoothly. I then restarted the Internet and installed all updates.

    Everything is running good and no problems at this time.

    Maybe this will help others who are having the same problem.
    @wvman80, Welcome to the Forums, a little belatedly! If you ever run into that issue again, Shawn (Brink) has a tutorial with a batch file to reset the Windows Update choking. Just thought I'd pass it on to you. Hope you're feeling lots better! TC

    Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  10.    25 May 2016 #10

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    @wvman80, Welcome to the Forums, a little belatedly! If you ever run into that issue again, Shawn (Brink) has a tutorial with a batch file to reset the Windows Update choking. Just thought I'd pass it on to you. Hope you're feeling lots better! TC

    Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Thank you f14tomcat for the link. I have my sons two computers to update to W10. I now have two ways if I run into the same problem. Maybe others will read this and save themselves some time.
    As for my health--I'm doing better. Don't feel like doing anything strenuous, but I didn't do anything strenuous before. So I must be better.
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