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  1. Posts : 198
    Windows7/10
       #90

    Alright tomorrow I'm going to reset folder views like people are suggesting, after recording what my most used folders are in a text file or via screen shots. Should I still go towards 1909 via the windows update or go straight to 2H20 via the creation tool USB i can make/just do it via its upgrade option?
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  2. Posts : 11,634
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #91

    I suggest that you make a system image then go for 20H2.
    - Despite what WU might be saying now, if you let it run the update it might update to 20H2 anyway [I've seen others post screenshots that indicate that's what happened with their updates]. But I think getting the ISO yourself is a better idea anyway [see below].
    - The update itself might fix whatever has been messing up your folders so that's another potential effort-saving.

    Making the InstallUSB / downloading the ISO for 20H2 splits the job up.
    - WU would make a fuss about downloading and then might fail to complete the update so you'd have made no progress.
    - At least downloading the ISO yourself means that you have progressed. You can then use the ISO as many times as you like in an effort to get the update done & it will then be available to you as a repair tool in the future.
    - You do not have to make the InstallUSB to do the update. You can do that directly from the ISO, as explained in the tutorial.
    Download Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft - TenForumsTutorials
    Repair Install [aka InPlace upgrade] - TenForumsTutorials

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 198
    Windows7/10
       #92

    Try3 said:
    I suggest that you make a system image then go for 20H2.
    - It will reduce the work involved [since you are likely to go to 20H2 in the future anyway].
    - Despite what WU might be saying now, if you let it run the update it might update to 20H2 anyway [I've seen others post screenshots that indicate that's what happened with their updates]. But I think getting the ISO yourself is a better idea [see below].
    - The update itself might fix whatever has been messing up your folders so that's another potential effort-saving.

    Making the InstallUSB / downloading the ISO for 20H2 splits the job up.
    - WU would make a fuss about downloading and then might fail to complete the update so you'd have made no progress.
    - At least downloading the ISO yourself means that you have progressed. You can then use the ISO as many times as you like in an effort to get the update done & it will then be available to you as a repair tool in the future.
    - You do not have to make the InstallUSB to do the update. You can do that directly from the ISO.
    Download Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft - TenForumsTutorials
    Repair Install [aka InPlace upgrade] - TenForumsTutorials

    Best of luck,
    Denis
    I actually already tried going straight to 20h2 sometime earlier in the week from the creation tool which lets you just do it after downloading the ISO itself (which i guess is your 2nd link? Unfortunately it didn't work. That being said I had to do it 3 times, one time it failed something migrating data, the 2nd time it blue screened so it restored it back to 1809 and then it went through the 3rd time. Granted this was with the upgrade option and not a bootable ISO on a USB.But yeah it still changed folder views and the restore bats didn't work.

    I'm wondering now though if its caused because it keeps downloading 1909 in the background through windows update the moment it resets back to 1809. Makes me wonder if i revert and then immediately update via the ISO instead it might skip the crap all together... Something to try i guess before doing the reset folder views thing.

    And 20H2 is the main goal since it has a band-aid fix for the multi refresh rate monitor issue somewhat but its still something I'd take.
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  4. Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       #93

    MajorFoley said:
    Makes me wonder if i revert and then immediately update via the ISO instead it might skip the crap all together...
    Is it possible you don't have enough storage on your C drive to run the installation? Even with no additional software installed, the only way to update systems on a small drive is to download the ISO and run it from another device (USB drive, external drive...)
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  5. Posts : 198
    Windows7/10
       #94

    WaterCat said:
    Is it possible you don't have enough storage on your C drive to run the installation? Even with no additional software installed, the only way to update systems on a small drive is to download the ISO and run it from another device (USB drive, external drive...)
    Nah plenty got 100GB free. And it did succeed in the end just not the way i wanted with my folders and such in tact. Anyway will be trying again when i wake up so hoping for some good luck :)
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  6. Posts : 11,634
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #95

    MajorFoley said:
    I actually already tried going straight to 20h2 sometime earlier in the week from the creation tool which lets you just do it after downloading the ISO itself (which i guess is your 2nd link? Unfortunately it didn't work. That being said I had to do it 3 times, one time it failed something migrating data, the 2nd time it blue screened so it restored it back to 1809 and then it went through the 3rd time. Granted this was with the upgrade option and not a bootable ISO on a USB.But yeah it still changed folder views and the restore bats didn't work.
    I'm wondering now though if its caused because it keeps downloading 1909 in the background through windows update the moment it resets back to 1809. Makes me wonder if i revert and then immediately update via the ISO instead it might skip the crap all together... Something to try i guess before doing the reset folder views thing.
    And 20H2 is the main goal since it has a band-aid fix for the multi refresh rate monitor issue somewhat but its still something I'd take.
    If you download the ISO yourself first [my first link], WU does not get involved - the procedure to use is in my second link.

    Denis
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  7. Posts : 198
    Windows7/10
       #96

    Try3 said:
    If you download the ISO yourself first [my first link], WU does not get involved - the procedure to use is in my second link.

    Denis
    So you want me to do it via step 4 of the guide, sure i can do that... Guess i better check for secure boot too while im at it although i think its already off...
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  8. Posts : 11,634
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #97

    You do not boot from anything else, just start Windows normally. That is essential for a Repair install [aka InPlace upgrade]. So you do not need to do anything with Secure boot.

    This applies to all Repair installs whether you are using the ISO [step 4 of that tutorial] or an InstallUSB.
    - Booting from an InstallUSB would initiate a full ["clean"] install instead.

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 198
    Windows7/10
       #98

    Try3 said:
    You do not boot from anything else, just start Windows normally. That is essential for a Repair install [aka InPlace upgrade]. So you do not need to do anything with Secure boot.

    This applies to all Repair installs whether you are using the ISO [step 4 of that tutorial] or an InstallUSB.
    - Booting from an InstallUSB would initiate a full ["clean"] install instead.

    Denis
    Uh i just realised a line in the forum post you linked...
    " You will need 8.87GB + whatever your windows installation is using." Unfortunately i don't have that space its only a 465gb drive and 370 of it is used.
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  10. Posts : 11,634
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #99

    MajorFoley said:
    Uh i just realised a line in the forum post you linked...
    " You will need 8.87GB + whatever your windows installation is using." Unfortunately i don't have that space its only a 465gb drive and 370 of it is used.
    I don't know which part of which tutorial you are referring to.

    I suggest that you buy another calculator. 465GB - 370GB >> 8.87GB

    Have you downloaded the ISO yet? Have you used it to run the Repair install yet?

    Denis
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