1.    21 Jun 2016 #1
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    Very Strange Media Creation Tool Problem


    I have a test bench case and have been upgrading some of my old Windows 7 licenses to get Windows 10's digital entitlement on a few motherboard/processor combos I am planning to sell soon. My first few went smoothly. However, on my last combo, I'm running in to an odd issue. It's an Intel DG33TL board with a Quad Core Q8200 on it. I've installed Windows 7 Pro x64 which seemed to have gone through okay, even activated with a legit license key. It was running fine and stable, so I shut it down for the night.

    Two nights ago, I decide to boot it up to start the Windows 10 upgrade, and I noticed I was getting certificate errors in IE on every web page I visited, even Google.com. Every file I tried downloading failed, with an error code. I assumed something got corrupted, so I wiped the drive and reinstalled Windows 7. Same issues immediately after the install was complete. I ran the Windows memory diagnostic and that turned up nothing. I ran the SFC and it found no errors. I ran Memtest overnight and found no errors.

    So, I figured I'd grab the Media Creation Tool from my flash drive and run that. It failed to run, giving me an error that "There was a problem running this tool" and an error code of 0x80072F8F - 0x2000. I'm seeing a long list of potential causes in my research, but just curious if anyone has come across this. I'm thinking of wiping the drive and installing 10, then activating with the 7 key.

    **Forgot to mention no other software has been loaded. Once Windows 7 is installed and activated, I run the MCT.
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  2.    21 Jun 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Try 32-bit Windows 7
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  3.    21 Jun 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    I have a test bench case and have been upgrading some of my old Windows 7 licenses to get Windows 10's digital entitlement on a few motherboard/processor combos I am planning to sell soon. My first few went smoothly. However, on my last combo, I'm running in to an odd issue. It's an Intel DG33TL board with a Quad Core Q8200 on it. I've installed Windows 7 Pro x64 which seemed to have gone through okay, even activated with a legit license key. It was running fine and stable, so I shut it down for the night.

    Two nights ago, I decide to boot it up to start the Windows 10 upgrade, and I noticed I was getting certificate errors in IE on every web page I visited, even Google.com. Every file I tried downloading failed, with an error code. I assumed something got corrupted, so I wiped the drive and reinstalled Windows 7. Same issues immediately after the install was complete. I ran the Windows memory diagnostic and that turned up nothing. I ran the SFC and it found no errors. I ran Memtest overnight and found no errors.

    So, I figured I'd grab the Media Creation Tool from my flash drive and run that. It failed to run, giving me an error that "There was a problem running this tool" and an error code of 0x80072F8F - 0x2000. I'm seeing a long list of potential causes in my research, but just curious if anyone has come across this. I'm thinking of wiping the drive and installing 10, then activating with the 7 key.

    **Forgot to mention no other software has been loaded. Once Windows 7 is installed and activated, I run the MCT.
    Are you trying to use 64 bit version of windows 10 installation iso on a 32bit wndows 7?
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  4.    21 Jun 2016 #4
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    Penns Forrest
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Try this:
    Reset CMOS
    Check the BIOS clock - set time correctly

    Boot Windows
    Disable automatic Time Server update
    Set Time and Timezone correctly
    Set Time server to NIST
    Manually sync time
    Enable automatic Time Server update

    If that doesn't help, try running Windows Update troubleshooter
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  5.    21 Jun 2016 #5
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    Philadelphia
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    Thread Starter

    I'm not using an .iso at all. I'm using the Media Creation Tool. In fact, it is the same file I've used on dozens of computers already. The Windows 7 install is 64 bit. Same process I've repeated all those times.
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  6.    21 Jun 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Try this:
    Reset CMOS
    Check the BIOS clock - set time correctly
    You may be on to something. I noticed during one of the installs, as it finished, that the time zone was correct, but the time was off by 3 hours 30 mins. It was late and I didn't check the BIOS.
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  7.    21 Jun 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    You may be on to something. I noticed during one of the installs, as it finished, that the time zone was correct, but the time was off by 3 hours 30 mins. It was late and I didn't check the BIOS.
    That would definitely do it. I was playing Steam games on cruise and had to keep my date set back on my laptop to keep Steam running. When we pulled into port, I was having the same issues described until I changed the laptop to the current local date/time. Then when we left port, I had to lock the computer down to the date/time we left so Steam would keep working. Could not connect my personal laptop to the internet onboard ship.
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  8.    22 Jun 2016 #8
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    Philadelphia
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    It was the time and date. I reset the CMOS, then booted in to the BIOS to correct the time. I'm not sure what it was before, but clearing the CMOS set it back to 1/1/2006. With the correct time, I was able to boot back in to Windows 7 without any weird issues, and upgrade to 10. Something to look out for when using older equipment!
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  9.    22 Jun 2016 #9
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    Penns Forrest
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    Good news Deacon or should that be Good news Mr. Frost
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