Windows 10: Win10 downloaded, how do I start installation?

  1.    12 Jul 2016 #1

    Win10 downloaded, how do I start installation?


    I'm running Win7 Home Premium and did not get a prompt (nag) for Win10, but initiated a download. I think it has completed the download, since I have 2.93 GB in a folder marked Windows10Upgrade on the C: drive.

    I'm up to date on all Win7 updates. How do I initiate the Win10 installation? I'm on a metered connection and do not want it to download again! Will the Media Creation Tool work? thanks, David
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  2.    12 Jul 2016 #2

    It should happen automatically. However, you can force it:-

    Look for a hidden file called install.esd

    Convert that to an iso using

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

    Then mount that iso as a disk image (use tool like virtual clone drive), or use rufus to copy files to a usb drive.

    Then click on setup.exe to upgrade.
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  3.    12 Jul 2016 #3

    astronomer said: View Post
    I think it has completed the download, since I have 2.93 GB in a folder marked Windows10Upgrade on the C: drive.
    Just curious, has anyone else here ever seen a folder called Windows10Upgrade created by a genuine Microsoft upgrade? I've never seen it nor heard of it.
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  4.    12 Jul 2016 #4

    thanks for the comments... I got it downloaded and installed okay. David
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       17 Jul 2016 #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Just curious, has anyone else here ever seen a folder called Windows10Upgrade created by a genuine Microsoft upgrade? I've never seen it nor heard of it.
    Seems legit:

    C:\Windows10Upgrade - Is it malware? - Windows 10 Forums

    [WIN10] Can the Windows10 Upgrade folder be deleted? - Microsoft | DSLReports Forums

    Windows 10 Upgrade downloading to unexpected partition: Solution - windows 10 - Windows 10
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