Windows 10: I think windows just tried to install the creator update

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  1. AddRAM's Avatar
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       17 Jun 2017 #21

    A clean install would be best, unplug all those other drives.

    After that, go into Updates & Security, Advanced Options, and choose to Defer Feature updates.
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  2.    17 Jun 2017 #22

    If it won't take you too long to rebuild your configuration, a clean install with the Creator's edition would be the most straightforward option. You can then use GPT disk format and an EFI install if your BIOS supports UEFI.

    Make sure you've got a good data backup first. A good way to do that is to create a disk image. Disk images can be mounted and files retrieved.

    If you create an appropriate disk image, you can still restore what you have now.

    If you clean install, the first thing to do once your system boots ok is to start routine disk imaging, and e.g. use Macrium Reflect (free) + external storage, option Backup, Windows Backup to create your first base image.

    Even if your disk fails or your PC becomes unbootable you should then be able to get your PC back up and running without technical help.
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  3.    17 Jun 2017 #23

    Sven1458 said: View Post
    Hi all,
    I think windows just tried to install the creator update.
    It said that it needs to restart.
    After restarting I get a new screen telling me that this will take some time and windows needs to restart several times.
    So I left the computer alone and when I came back, I had ablue screen with a frown face and it said that windows ran in to some problem and needs to restart, but first wants to collect some data. The collection never happened, it stayed at 0% for more than 10 minutes.
    At that time I pressed the reset button and restarted my computer. After it started, it tells me that it will revert to my previous operating system. I am now back where I was before the failed upgrade.
    I don’t want to do this again, if I can. Is there a way to avoid the upgrade?
    Not sure if this is what you got, but, I had this pop up every 30 minutes, I hit 'Snooze' and deleted the $Windows.-BT folder with Disk Cleanup and haven't been bothered since.

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  4.    17 Jun 2017 #24

    ablue screen with a frown face and it said that windows ran in to some problem and needs to restart

    - sounds like a BSOD

    - but I do recall that some found deleting files or folders created on C: like that allowed them to complete the upgrade
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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       17 Jun 2017 #25

    There are pictures of a UEFI install of Windows 10 in my album, 1 of Disk Management and 1 of Partition Wizard, it will show you the partition layout.
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  6.    17 Jun 2017 #26

    yes that is what I go and I did the same as you, hit Snooze


    I looked at my bios and the book that came with my motherboard, and I can only find 1 reference about UEFI and it is:
    EFI CD/DVD Boot Option. I don't think that has anything to do with uefi. perhaps my MB is not capable of UEFI
    Maybe somone knows the MB is GA-78LMT-S2P

    I will not be able to redo my system in the foreseeable future, so I will hit Snooze till I can change it.
    It will have to be a legacy install again, unless I can find a BIOS upgrade.
    Thanks for your help
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  7.    17 Jun 2017 #27

    You can set Active Hours to limit the restart; if you have Pro, Defer feature updates. (That's assuming both those still apply at this point).

    If you wanted to try the upgrade again, you could delete the added files on C: related to the failed update, and to shrink C:, do that using Minitool Partition Wizard - you might find you need to boot from a Partition Manager boot disk (you could use Kyhi's, available from the top of the software and Apps section - very useful). Then observe precautions as noted and try again. Best to do this manually and download the iso once.

    Anyway, hope it works out whichever you do.
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  8.    17 Jun 2017 #28

    Sven1458 said: View Post
    yes that is what I got and I did the same as you, hit Snooze
    I have 3 PCs and on 2 I did a clean install because I switched them over to SSD which upgraded them by way of the media creation tool to version 1703 but on the 3rd PC which still has a HDD I got what Edwin posted and like you I also hit snooze.

    Then the other day it popped up again and I let it install the update but on the first 2 trys is came up with an error code of 0x80070020 so after researching that I came to the conclusion that I needed to disable WD and then it upgraded just fine!
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  9.    18 Jun 2017 #29

    Hi all,
    I just did what munk1955 did, I disabled windows defender and it installed just fine. I have not tested every thing yet, because it is late, but all looks good so far
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  10.    18 Jun 2017 #30

    See my post #2:
    There are basic recommendations here as to some precautions to take:
    Upgrade to Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    - disable or uninstall your AV, disconnect all unnecessary peripherals esp. wireless.
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