Windows 10: My Fifth and Final Attempt to Upgrade Windows 7 Pro Solved

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  1. Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       25 May 2015 #1

    My Fifth and Final Attempt to Upgrade Windows 7 Pro

    Let me tell you what I did this morning.

    1. I removed every program that can possibly interfere with Windows 10 Upgrade.
    2. I restored all services to default.
    3. I turn on the UAC
    4. I updated Defender
    5. I removed Avast as instructed.
    6 I went to the default Aero Theme
    7. I removed the Logon screen and program for it and made it default.

    After doing all of the above I tried once again to update this time though Windows Update. It seemed to be going OK and then guess what. I got another BSOB .
    So then it started to restore my previous installation of Windows, and it couldn't even do that so I was left with a screen that said there was not an operating system found.
    Once again Thank God that I have Macrium Relect. I restored Windows 7 in less that 2 minutes using it. I then destroyed every Windows 10 DVD I have. I am done with 10, at least until it is final.
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  2. Boozad's Avatar
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       25 May 2015 #2

    Why not just perform a clean install?
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  3. Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       25 May 2015 #3

    Boozad said: View Post
    Why not just perform a clean install?
    Because I want to upgrade so I can have all of my programs. This seems to be a feat that won't happen.
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  4. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 12,194
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       25 May 2015 #4

    Sorry to hear that Gary. Maybe they will get it ironed out eventually.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 6,399
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       25 May 2015 #5

    I would suggest doing a Clean Install just to see if it works. If not then maybe you have some hardware that is not compatible with Windows 10 or you are missing hardware/BIOS support that Windows 10 requires.

    You can restore via Macrium once done.
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  6. Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       25 May 2015 #6

    I can do a clean install just the upgrade is a problem
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  7. badrobot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       25 May 2015 #7

    Gary said: View Post
    I can do a clean install just the upgrade is a problem

    When I encounter problems like that I am always thankful because the only option left is clean install which is always a good thing. Starting fresh over again with garbage free OS.

    How are you doing the upgrade?
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       25 May 2015 #8

    Gary said: View Post
    I can do a clean install just the upgrade is a problem
    That's good, at least you know there is no hardware basis for the problem, has to be remnants of the currently installed OS that is causing the problem. Hopefully when 10 is released this problem will be fixed as this will be the way most people will be getting 10.
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  9. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       26 May 2015 #9

    How is Win7 configured - where is the active partition.
    Any chance you have UEFI firmware instead of BIOS?

    Please post a screen shot of your disk management, make sure the information is clearly presented in your iage
    Close the left and right panes
    drag the Status column wider
    drag the middle separator up or down to fit more information.

    Here's an example form my Win8.1 bootup

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Please follow this tutorial to provide the current operating environment of your machine.


    I commend you for your efforts, it is important. I hope you're feeding MS your results - I'm going to guess that they can glean useful information from WER and EVT files. I'm not sure when they collect the telemetry, but they might grab it when you report an issue. On my Win10 installation every WER was sent to MS, I didn't have to do anything extra.

    But you're not on Win10 - so you might have to nudge the reporting process from the Win7 side.

    It sounds as though you're taking the correct steps and actions.
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  10. Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       26 May 2015 #10

    I will post back when I get back into Windows 7. I am in Windows 10 in which I did a clean install of build 10125 and so far this is the best one yet. I tried many ways of updating Win 7 from using the Downloaded ISO and extracting it and running the setup up to and including using Windows update which is a waste of time as you have to update to 10074 first.
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