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  1.    04 Aug 2015 #50

    failure again

    As expected:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:K:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:esd:K:\Sources\Install.esd:1 /limitaccess
    both failed
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    And plugging in 4 GB USB Flash Stick with downloaded Windows 10 Home (and with Windows 10 Home running) did not automatically start a (repair) (second) Upgrade as you described LittleJay!

    So either I did something wrong - settings are wrong - or this is not going to work for me?

    So I hope Xercaium can tell me how he managed to get a repair-install done?
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       04 Aug 2015 #51

    xyz said: View Post
    How did you go about doing this repair install Xercaium?
    Hello xyz,

    A repair install is an in-place upgrade to the same edition of Windows that you currently have installed. :)
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  3.    04 Aug 2015 #52

    Sorry...but here I am again..... still trying to find a solution
    AND I have found out a couple of interesting things...which I need help with..
    This scan/DISM problem thing referred to updates...and I have just noticed the following:

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    According to W10 Update History = update KB3074683 keeps trying to install but keeps failing (also today = but if I run manual update I am told there are no updates!)

    Also KB3074683 is not in the list of updates – other than as 5x Failure (starting on 2Aug2015)!

    BUT if I click on “Uninstall Updates” I see KB3074683 listed and was installed on 29July15

    So this I find very weird?

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    windows fails to install KB3074683 errorcode 0x80070003

    several people have this problem and it would seem to have to do with something in registry (Page 2: Mikhail Simintsov replied on August 1, 2015 / BoFiS replied on August 1, 2015 / 五更瑠璃 replied on August 2, 2015 / CRCarlos Reyes García replied on August 4, 2015) = something to do with: UpdatusUser or SID (ghost accounts) Intel...?

    Windows 10 Updates fails to install even after multiple attempts.

    but it is all a little above my head - not easy at all
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  4.    04 Aug 2015 #53

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello xyz,

    A repair install is an in-place upgrade to the same edition of Windows that you currently have installed. :)
    not quite sure I follow your reply = are you saying I can use the 4GB Flash Stick downloaded Windows 10 = to install W10 once again (and not end up losing everything and/or having to pay for this new update) = and that if I just click on theName:  downloaded Flash W10.PNG
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    "setup" and this is an in-place upgrade (= retaining all my data and still the free version upgrade) = that I can go ahead and do this without any problems ?

    And this will also resolve the problems (or will I need to do something in registry first? to avoid getting the same problem once again)
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       04 Aug 2015 #54

    You'll basically just be doing an upgrade installation in your current Windows 10 to Windows 10 again.

    Yes, just like using step 6 in the tutorial on the first page. :)
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  6.    04 Aug 2015 #55

    @xyz Sorry, I didn't see your reply. Seems Brink got you covered. Hope the repair-install works. I also ran SFC /scannow after the repair-install was done.
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  7.    05 Aug 2015 #56


    This is getting crazier by the minute!

    This can only happen with MS!

    I finally plucked up the courage to click on the Downloaded Flash install W10
    = the install started
    = got to the bit about accepting licence ...blah blah
    = then came the Window to choose what I wanted to keep = 3 options
    But Option 1 = was not an Option = I wasn’t allowed to select this (keep files and apps)
    Leaving me with 2x options = (2) keep only files = (3) keep nothing
    Reason: I was installing a language different to that installed!!!!!!
    I broke off the install

    The UK version was selected for Flash download (I think – getting more confused by the minute)
    The installed W10 was UK (I think)

    But now I think about it - this was originally a Factory installed Windows 8 Computer – obviously a German language install – I changed to English (language Pack) and used that always, then it was upgraded to Windows 8.1..........And with W10 I didn’t think about this I just chose English (UK?) to install...but now it tells me the installed and downloaded are not the same (did I download or install US by mistake? – almost sure I didn’t – so it can only be the original German language install that is the problem)...but to be honest I don’t understand what is going on at all

    So now I am downloading a Flash German version W10 – try that!

    I also found that I still had the windows.old file still there – which I thought must have been accidentally deleted - but the “Recovery” file in it is showing empty!

    This is a nightmare!

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       05 Aug 2015 #57


    Yeah, you'll need to upgrade using the same edition, version, and language as what is installed to hopefully have the "Keep everything" option.
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  9.    05 Aug 2015 #58

    Brink said: View Post

    Yeah, you'll need to upgrade using the same edition, version, and language as what is installed to hopefully have the "Keep everything" option.


    another day gone - but the main thing is that I have finally got it working with no corruptions - checked with Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth and Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth - nothing found - I guess sfc /scannow is not needed, or should I do this to be sure?

    There is still one grey cloud floating about - which I am hoping does not come my way (again) - that troublemaker Security update KB3074683 has so far not be downloaded in updates:

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    That language bit is real weird - I upgraded 3 computers to W10 - all in English - and at no point did the process (MS) tell me I could not do that - so why all of a sudden it is a problem I can't fathom - but okay I just downloaded the German version, and started all over again.

    For anybody else reading this who might be as in-experienced as me - and need to do the same - there was for me one bit in this that I got a bit stuck - did not know what I should do - so I will try to clarify that bit- maybe it helps. I had the USB Flash drive plugged for the (repair/re-install) the previous faulty upgrade - and the machine does it's thing a long while - and you just leave it to get on with it - but after some time a small dark purple (or something) window opens and you have to select something (can't remember but not difficult) - but then it moves on to the part where it asks you to put in your serial number - and here I got uncertain - I was doing a repair not a new install - in the bottom of this window there is a small text which allows you to seek other options (which I checked out because I was uncertain what to do - things like going back to old version/reset and such like - none of which I wanted/was right - and "so very typical of MS" there was no way to get back to that purple screen other than selecting the shut the pc down option - which I did because I had no other choice!). After restarting Computer I only got back to the same purple screen and serial number (or other options again) - took me a couple of goes at this - before I figured it out! I didn't put in any serial, went to other options, and shut down computer - then unplugged/removed the USB Flash drive and restarted the Computer - then finally you get into the Upgrade without serial number and get to keep all your stuff and apps! Typically you are given so little information and guidance when you are doing something like this, during the process - and before - for me it is one of the very major and extreme failings of MS - they think the whole world are carbon copy nerds like them - as though I have been the whole time sitting behind them, watching over their shoulder when they set all these things up! COME ON MS - WAKE UP!

    MANY THANKS TO: Brink LittleJay (who no doubt has gone fishing to get over the horror of helping me) Xercaium and to everyone else who was sitting in the Arena laughing, cheering or booing

    mind you, can't forget the one grey cloud still floating about KB3074683

    UPDATE - ON THIS GREY CLOUD KB3074683 - just thought to check the uninstall updates - and KB3074683 is listed as being installed (but not in the update list - just like last time) so my hope is that it does not start a repeated attempt to re-install just like it did last time - fingers-crossed!
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       05 Aug 2015 #59

    Great news xyz.
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