Windows 10: Can I use a multi-lang DVD to update single language install?

  1.    14 Jul 2016 #1

    Can I use a multi-lang DVD to update single language install?


    Finally have my laptop back to where it was with 10240, which was online updated from 7 Pro x64.

    I obtained a multi-language iso of 1511 and attempted to use it to do the update but got a clean install, which I had to manually undo by moving everything from Windows.old to replace the new stuff. Booted off a special Win 10 DVD, add .BAK to the new, move the old, reboot. It works! It also doesn't allow the .BAK files and folders to be deleted, reboot from the DVD just to delete them all.

    So now, is there a way to make the multi-language ISO UPDATE my 10240 install and leave all my files and apps where they are? If there isn't, is there a way to download just the update installer, onto a different PC, put it on a USB or disc then install it? Or how about an ISO that will update, preferably a real direct link or torrent because I only have a 1.5 meg DSL link.

    Due to 10's networking bugginess, I can't run the MCT on the laptop to download the latest Pro/Home x64 single language US English ISO. When I ran it on Windows 7 a couple of days ago it got the 10240 ISO, which did go through all the motions of "updating" but of course still left me with 10240, I'll need to check to see if it 'gifted' me with all the junk bloatware I'd removed.
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  2.    14 Jul 2016 #2

    Please run winver (Windows key + R to open run dialog, then enter winver) and post results here.

    Then open a "run as administrator" command prompt and run:
    slmgr /dlv

    Post those results here. With those results we can tell you what the proper Windows 10 version is to download and install. Examples of my results that we are looking for:

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  3. Posts : 11,229
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jul 2016 #3

    Galane said: View Post
    I obtained a multi-language iso of 1511 and attempted to use it to do the update but got a clean install, which I had to manually undo by moving everything from Windows.old to replace the new stuff. Booted off a special Win 10 DVD, add .BAK to the new, move the old, reboot. It works! It also doesn't allow the .BAK files and folders to be deleted, reboot from the DVD just to delete them all.
    Windows 10 Single Language can only be upgraded with Single Language install media.


    Galane said: View Post
    Due to 10's networking bugginess, I can't run the MCT on the laptop to download the latest Pro/Home x64 single language US English ISO. When I ran it on Windows 7 a couple of days ago it got the 10240 ISO, which did go through all the motions of "updating" but of course still left me with 10240, I'll need to check to see if it 'gifted' me with all the junk bloatware I'd removed.
    I just tested MCT downloading Windows 10 Single Language EN-GB ISO and mounted it on my system to check the version. It is TH2 version 1511 build 10586:

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    Just use MCT to download it and upgrade, 10240 Single Language will be upgraded to 10586 Single Language.

    Kari
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  4.    14 Jul 2016 #4

    Kari said: View Post
    Just use MCT to download it and upgrade, 10240 Single Language will be upgraded to 10586 Single Language.

    Kari
    Notice in his OP, though, he says he upgraded from Windows 7 Pro x64. As far as I know, there is no Single Language Edition Pro. Single Language Edition only comes in Home version.
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  5. Posts : 11,229
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jul 2016 #5

    There is a dilemma, yes. I cannot understand how Windows 7 Pro has become Windows 10 Single Language, but if thread title is correct and OP really is running Windows 10 Single Language, then upgrading with MCT or ISO created with MCT will work.
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  6.    14 Jul 2016 #6

    Kari said: View Post
    There is a dilemma, yes. I cannot understand how Windows 7 Pro has become Windows 10 Single Language
    And that is why I requested the winver and license status. Something is not adding up.
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  7. Posts : 11,229
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jul 2016 #7

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    And that is why I requested the winver and license status. Something is not adding up.
    Exactly.

    My point is and was that if / when OP is running Build 10240 Single Language, it can be upgraded to TH version 1511 Single Language using MCT.
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  8.    14 Jul 2016 #8

    Gave up on that and it's now in the process of doing the Upgrade option using MCT.

    Had to disable the Ethernet and Bluetooth and uncheck connect automatically on all the other WiFi connections (which are all secure so Windows should not be attempting to connect to them without having the passwords). The WiFi hasn't switched to Limited so it looks like hobbling it to only one possible way of connecting to any network has forced it to do what it should do.
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