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  1. Grom0X's Avatar
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       #51

    Hi @RNCTX
    Please look at these threads and try upgrade to the latest version Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool.

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  2. Kbird's Avatar
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       #52

    Grom0X said:
    Hi @RNCTX
    Please look at these threads and try upgrade to the latest version Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool.
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    Yep , that should work eg from a USB drive , activation is not required till after installation , so should work fine.

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       #53

    That's the catch, like I said the network device that works in Windows 7 does not during the Windows 10 upgrade after the machine reboots into the installer from Windows 7, and the upgrade eventually fails from inability to download what it wants:

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  4. Kbird's Avatar
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    RNCTX said:
    That's the catch, like I said the network device that works in Windows 7 does not during the Windows 10 upgrade after the machine reboots into the installer from Windows 7, and the upgrade eventually fails from inability to download what it wants:
    Haven't done it in a while but there was (?) an option NOT to download updates now and continue and then run the Windows update once you are installed and back online.

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    Unfortunately not, it seems, as of this version of the W10 upgrade tool . The only options presented are whether to create an ISO or run the upgrade, and what to keep in terms of installed applications and settings.

    The initial download is rather quick, it only gets about 2gb worth of 'stuff', according to the contents of the folders it puts them in. It attempts to fetch the rest after the first reboot into the installer, which creates this conundrum.
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  6. Kbird's Avatar
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    RNCTX said:
    Unfortunately not, it seems, as of this version of the W10 upgrade tool . The only options presented are whether to create an ISO or run the upgrade, and what to keep in terms of installed applications and settings.

    The initial download is rather quick, it only gets about 2gb worth of 'stuff', according to the contents of the folders it puts them in. It attempts to fetch the rest after the first reboot into the installer, which creates this conundrum.
    That sounds like you are trying to upgrade directly from the Media Creation Tool App and have NOT made the USB Drive with the Media Creation Tool ? You can also make the ISO , then use Rufus to put it on a Bootable USB drive for you.

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    Kbird said:
    That sounds like you are trying to upgrade directly from the Media Creation Tool App and have NOT made the USB Drive with the Media Creation Tool ? You can also make the ISO , then use Rufus to put it on a Bootable USB drive for you.

    KB.
    Have tried both.

    I downloaded a full v2004 ISO which I have extracted on a partition, and have tried the upgrade from the Media Creation Tool.

    Both have the exact same result, when launching the setup from within Windows 7 (which I understand to be required to get the free upgrade and avoid having to buy Windows 10), during the second phase after the first reboot, repeated failed network calls lead to an install failure and a reversion back to the Windows 7 install after about 30% of phase 2.

    Have also tried launching the upgrade from the downloaded ISO with the network disconnected entirely, and it makes no difference, the installer still only starts with a bare minimum of copied files and fails when it can't download the rest.

    My best guess is the \problem is originally what I posted about, that the previous version of the i218-v driver only supported up to the version prior to Windows 10 v2004.
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  8. Kbird's Avatar
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    RNCTX said:
    Have tried both.
    I downloaded a full v2004 ISO which I have extracted on a partition, and have tried the upgrade from the Media Creation Tool.
    Both have the exact same result, when launching the setup from within Windows 7 (which I understand to be required to get the free upgrade and avoid having to buy Windows 10), during the second phase after the first reboot, repeated failed network calls lead to an install failure and a reversion back to the Windows 7 install after about 30% of phase 2.
    Have also tried launching the upgrade from the downloaded ISO with the network disconnected entirely, and it makes no difference, the installer still only starts with a bare minimum of copied files and fails when it can't download the rest.
    My best guess is the \problem is originally what I posted about, that the previous version of the i218-v driver only supported up to the version prior to Windows 10 v2004.
    I would try and find a 1909 ISO then and use it instead , then move to 2004 when able.... , only 1/2 my computers have been offered 2004 so far , so I am not rushing it personally.

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  9. Posts : 5
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    That seems like a reasonable suggestion from what I can find. NTLite says that there's an i218-v driver present, but I question whether it really works with v2004 because Intel released an update for v2004 for that nic, that's why I replied to this thread.

    I'm gonna try the install again with the on-board wifi instead of the wired interface and see what happens with that, and then failing that try to find a v1909 ISO.

    edit: no dice, with the LAN disabled and only wifi available, I got exactly the same string of failures in the install at exactly the same time. The app mentioned in other threads on this forum that generates prior version iso downloads seems to be broken but this site generated a working v1909 iso link for me...

    PS: the bad installer wiping out restore points is a nice touch, I figured that might get me out of having to reinstall and reactivate Windows 7 every.... single... time. But nope, after running the installer once that Window installation is effectively dead as far as updates go. The only way to stop the installer from crashing upon trying to run it again is to wipe and reinstall the entire OS.

    Surely they wouldn't do such a thing to drive new PC sales! Once Microsoft, always Microsoft, just can't stop themselves from flirting with another FTC/DOJ notice at every possible turn.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Aaaand... the v1909 installer fixed it, the v2004 installer is just broken. Had every device enabled, fresh Windows 7 install with no driver updates or patches other than SP1, plugged in a USB with v1909 on it and set download updates to "no" and it installed fine on the first try.

    Thanks for the replies anyway!
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    Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack Version: 25.2

    Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows® 10 Version: 25.2

    What's new

    Initial software release supporting the Intel® Ethernet 800 Series of products
    Intel® Ethernet Controller E810-C
    Intel® Ethernet Controller E810-C for backplane
    Intel® Ethernet Controller E810-C for QSFP
    Intel® Ethernet Controller E810-C for SFP
    Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter E810-C-Q2
    Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter E810-XXV-4
    Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Update Utility for Intel® Ethernet E810 Series. (version 2.02)
    Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Update Utility for Intel® Ethernet 700 Series. (version 8.0)
    Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Update Utility for Intel® Ethernet X550 Series. (version 3.0)
    Software and Driver fixes

    Release Notes (Release_Notes.pdf)
    Readme (readme.txt)
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