Windows 10: Unable to update to Creator Update 1703 Solved

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  1.    23 May 2017 #21

    But before you do- create a disk image of your Disk 0.... in case things go wrong.

    E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + external disk for image storage. (Option Windows Backup).

    We're not there yet- until the upgrade succeeds.


    Multiboot USB drives- there is a thread about that or a tutorial. I don't know offhand I'm afraid.
    Make a multiboot USB pen Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    There is a more specific description of how to do this- maybe related to Kyhi's disk (top of Software and Apps).
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
    - bottom section of post 1 was one thing I recalled.
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       23 May 2017 #22

    dalchina said: View Post
    But before you do- create a disk image of your Disk 0.... in case things go wrong.

    E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + external disk for image storage. (Option Windows Backup).

    We're not there yet- until the upgrade succeeds.


    Multiboot USB drives- there is a thread about that or a tutorial. I don't know offhand I'm afraid.
    Make a multiboot USB pen Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    There is a more specific description of how to do this- maybe related to Kyhi's disk (top of Software and Apps).
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
    - bottom section of post 1 was one thing I recalled.
    Better to update with the image or can I use the update assistant?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    23 May 2017 #23

    Do create a disk image first. That means running Macrium reflect with an external disk connected, and choosing 'Windows Backup' to create an image you can recover your PC from.

    All regular contributors here use disk imaging routinely as far as I know. So many advantages.

    A few people have problems with major upgrades. Act defensively.

    Your best approach is to create a bootable Win 10 medium, if that's what you're asking.
    If your update failed previously because of issues related to Windows update, this avoids those steps.
    Simpler is better.
    Plus if it doesn't work, you have the bootable medium to try,try,try again.
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  4. Posts : 13
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    Thread Starter
       27 May 2017 #24

    At last I updated (I was out of town a few days) but I had to delete the hidden partitions on the second drive.

    Thank you so much for your super support!
    daniele
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  5.    27 May 2017 #25

    Excellent.. now create a new base disk image, and then keep it updated periodically & before/after major change.

    (I'd hoped hiding the partitions would be adequate for testing that- interesting that they still interfered- but you now have extra space on your disk as intended).
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