1.    26 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 8.1

    Problems starting Windows 10 update


    Back when the 10 update first came out, I tried updating from Windows Updates, downloaded ISO/Images from disk and CD, all failing due to the very informative error "Your Windows 10 Update Failed".

    Anyway, I figured on trying it again, before actually buying a full version, and allowed the script update. I now have the script icon in my task bar, which when I click on, offers options to update now or download and update later. I have clicked on both of these, only to display the update screen advising I have no updates available.

    I have searched everywhere trying to find a way to activate the 10 update, but cannot find anything. Possibly it was downloaded previously and there is somewhere I can activate the installation?
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  2.    26 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,373
    Windows 10 Pro

    These is something in your current installation that needs repairing, more than likely. You list 8.1 as your OS. What I would do, if it were my computer is run showkey from this forum:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    If showkey shows an oem key stored in bios (or for that matter even an OEM or Retail Windows 8.1 product key installed - as long as it is not OEM:SLP). Then I would do this:
    Important precautions to take before upgrading to Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    You can use a USB flash drive instead of a MicroSD card.

    The current build of Windows 10 will activate with a Windows 8 product key, either retrieved from BIOS automatically, or manually entered.
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  3.    26 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Found Solution


    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    These is something in your current installation that needs repairing, more than likely. You list 8.1 as your OS. What I would do, if it were my computer is run showkey from this forum:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    If showkey shows an oem key stored in bios (or for that matter even an OEM or Retail Windows 8.1 product key installed - as long as it is not OEM:SLP). Then I would do this:
    Important precautions to take before upgrading to Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    You can use a USB flash drive instead of a MicroSD card.

    The current build of Windows 10 will activate with a Windows 8 product key, either retrieved from BIOS automatically, or manually entered.
    Ok, did an internet search and found a Windows 10 Update Manager on the Microsoft site and it installed windows 10 great. I am all set, thanks,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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