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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
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    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000

    Upgrading so far - Success


    Greetings O Great Ones, from the Emerald Isle.

    Background: I've being using Windows since 3.00a.

    I had a dual boot set-up with 8.1 and 10240.

    8.1 downloaded the RTM/GA. I have not upgraded this yet.

    10240 downloaded only some of the files for the upgrade so I clean installed the RTM/GA from the USB created from Microsoft. This wouldn't accept my 8.1 Pro key so I skipped the two screens for Key Input. When I checked the copy it was activated. WooHoo! I had to fiddle about to get the Fast/Slow ring option.

    That's it for now.

    Sciurus Winterwolf aka Francis


    EDIT: Using update stuck at 2% so I rebooted and it then downloaded drivers for my PC.

    EDIT. The above EDIT isn't too clear. After Windows 10 was installed, I used Windows Update on the settings page. This installed drivers as shown by Device Manager. Update stuck at 2% for ages so I rebooted. WU then said it failed to install the drivers that it HAD installed. WU continued till there was no more updates
    Last edited by fjk61011; 29 Jul 2015 at 11:04.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Good to hear..
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
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    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000
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    My wife has Windows 7 with the Upgrade option button there.
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4
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    Win 7

    you don't need to wait


    You don't need to wait if the files have not downloaded.
    You can go to Microsoft and install from there.
    I have a new Toshiba Radius 11.6 that no files downloaded to, so I went to the following link and downloaded the "media creation tool" and I'm installing now.
    Windows 10
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #5
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    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankws View Post
    You don't need to wait if the files have not downloaded.
    You can go to Microsoft and install from there.
    I have a new Toshiba Radius 11.6 that no files downloaded to, so I went to the following link and downloaded the "media creation tool" and I'm installing now.
    Windows 10
    Yup, I used that for my PC. I used DISKPART CLEAN to prepare the SSD. I was a bit surprised when I clean installed that the RTM/GA activated.

    I upgraded my wife's Windows 7 Ultimate. It took a lot longer than my install. Perhaps an older processor or it had to preserve the existing installed programmes.

    I can't find a driver for the Radeon x800 card.
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #6
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    Windows 8.1

    My update is stuck on a black screen with a movable cursor, after going past the % page. Any help appreciated
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  7.    29 Jul 2015 #7
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    Win 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrise View Post
    My update is stuck on a black screen with a movable cursor, after going past the % page. Any help appreciated
    I did a win 8.1 update last week that took 2 hours.
    It seemed to be stuck at certain points. I think it was at 12 % for 45 minutes but then continued.
    I read somewhere that it could take 3 hours sometimes.
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8
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    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by frankws View Post
    I did a win 8.1 update last week that took 2 hours.
    It seemed to be stuck at certain points. I think it was at 12 % for 45 minutes but then continued.
    I read somewhere that it could take 3 hours sometimes.
    Rebooted my PC, and after going past the usual loading page I get the same black screen.
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  9.    29 Jul 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Reporting back.. total success.. now activated!
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  10.    29 Jul 2015 #10
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    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 14971.1000
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Reporting back.. total success.. now activated!
    Did you Upgrade first and then clean install?
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