Newbie needs advice moving Win8.1 ==> Win10

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  1. Posts : 350
    Window 10
    Thread Starter
       #11

    OK here's what I did in the end:
    - I attempted to close that window saying "Checking for updates"
    - That lead to another window that got stuck too called "cleaning up" or similar.
    So after a further 30 minutes I rebooted by brute force, ran CCleaner to remove any stray garbage, rebooted again and then ran the Get Window 10 icon.

    This took quite a long time to run (maybe 1.5 hours or so) but it never got stuck in the same way. And here I am in Windows 10. I shall probably do a fresh install at some point, but at least I am now in Window 10 and I have hit the "upgrade by" date.
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  2. Posts : 1,520
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #12

    ship69 said:
    So after a further 30 minutes I rebooted by brute force, ran CCleaner to remove any stray garbage, rebooted again and then ran the Get Window 10 icon.

    This took quite a long time to run (maybe 1.5 hours or so) but it never got stuck in the same way. And here I am in Windows 10. I shall probably do a fresh install at some point, but at least I am now in Window 10 and I have hit the "upgrade by" date.
    Glad you got it going.

    It's worth checking the Activation status (in Settings then Update and Security) to make sure it's activated.
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  3. Posts : 350
    Window 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    DavidY said:
    Glad you got it going.

    It's worth checking the Activation status (in Settings then Update and Security) to make sure it's activated.
    Good point - yes, on both my computers Win10 is "Activated".
    Thanks for your help everyone. :^)
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