Windows 10: Can I upgrade using a bootable USB instead of using Windows Update? Solved


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Can I upgrade using a bootable USB instead of using Windows Update?


    I don't know why, but I can't seem to upgrade to Windows 10 using Windows Update. The installation just doesn't happen, and whenever I go to the update history all "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home" entries show as unsuccessfull.

    So what I did was create a bootable USB with Windows 10 Home Single Language (Portuguese-Portugal), using the media creation tool, but before I pull the trigger let me ask this: if I upgrade using the bootable USB, instead of using Windows Update which is not working for me, will Windows 10 still activate my device? And if so, would I be able to perform a clean install afterwards with no worry of activation?

    This whole Windows Update thing is pissing me off, I cannot wait to try Windows 10 on my computer!

    Thank you for your time
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    I upgraded by way of the ISO and there's no reason you can't and then do a clean install. Just access setup.exe in the USB and run it and don't boot it up.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    cyberrufus said: View Post
    I upgraded by way of the ISO and there's no reason you can't and then do a clean install. Just access setup.exe in the USB and run it and don't boot it up.
    Thank you for your help

    Guess I don't need to boot through a USB to upgrade, so I'll just run setup.exe. I was just worried about my license, since I made a reservation but was unable to use it because Windows Update is bugging out on me xD
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