Windows 10: How to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
I plan to download the full iso and save on a not active partition and mount it with daemon tools.
Then launch the setup from the virtual cd.
So, what option should i select in order to have the system upgraded as if the update came online through WU?
I want possibly to avoid a "install a new system keeping all files".
I would like to get a process as if it was WU, even if i use an offline iso file.
Hello Night Hawk, thanks for replying.
Night Hawk said:
I did select the correct edition (Regular Windows 10). I didn't get an error message, it just downgraded my edition from Pro to Home.
I believe the issue may be related to my BIOS, as I have an embedded key for Windows 8 Home Edition. I did a digital upgrade to the Pro version. Therefore the installer may be seeing the Home product key in my BIOS.
Just got my first of five anniversary updates. Not via normal updates, but by the "learn more" method.
My upgrade of a Pro system that was previously upgraded from Home attempted to do exactly the same thing. I noticed on the screen that gives you the choice of what to keep that it stated it could not keep all my apps and settings because I was upgrading to a different version of Windows. I cancelled that, and inserted a PID.txt file containing the generic Windows 10 Pro Product Key into the sources folder of my Windows 10 USB flash drive and ran setup again. Then instead of reading the Windows Home product key in bios, it reads the Windows 10 Pro product key in the pid.txt files and moves forward to upgrade to Pro.
When mounting the iso and not booting live from removable media made up you would automatically be seeing the upgrade type install where the "Keep all files..." as well as "Go for updates" boxes are already found checked off. Minor items like apps for expansion cards if on a desktop may have to be reinstalled like the software not drivers however but main audio console launcher for the sound card has to be redone each time another build and now the update goes on.
Nothing else generally will see any effect as the only files changed or added are with the main system files not things installed separately or any folders on the drive. And you still see the Windows.old folder created again regardless of the type of install.
OUCH! Now when doing the intial 8 Home? to 10 upgrade were you running the previous version's Home or Pro edition regardless of the OEM key embedded? By default moving into 10 Pro from any previous Home edition wouldn't seem possible as far as the upgrade path goes and you wouldn't have seen the DE at the time. Had to ask that one.
Here I took the 32bit 7 Home Premium laptop to first end up with the buggy upgrade to 10 Home and later the fresh 32bit install until not able to shrink the primary down on the old laptop with the OEM primary present. After having seen the first 64bit clean install go on I ended up wiping the drive for the second when going to replace that first 32bit install. That was last August when that took place until something let go in December. I won't get a chance to see how the upgrade into the RS1 would have gone now however since it would seem the graphics/display chip let go while the laptop otherwise seems to start up normally but nothing onscreen.
The replacement laptop saw the iso mount and upgrade to update go as smoothly as with the three desktops. The 3rd desktop presented the message that I wouldn't be able to revert back to 7 on that once the update was on. No worries!
If i choose the online upgrade do i still get the windows old directory?
did manual update, went in perfectly, build 14393.sr1.160715-1616. Changes seem to be mainly cosmetic, of no really great value but as long as its solid OS I dont care.
Some things have been altered in upgrade, you will need to redo things like removing shortcut arrows (I hate em); remove yellow shield and some other win 10 manager tweaks I did. If you mean the win 7 menu, I think that may have to be returned, but unsure as I have always used win 10 menu's.
Change user is now a little tiny icon in side bar (left) and yes, Win 7 menu is removed and win 10 substituted. Start Menu 8 will fix that. I went into my daughters account (she uses win 7 menu) it wasn't there.
edit: make sure all users are signed out, and the software will close. Menu - downloaded smart menu 8 and set daughters back to win 7/classic style. Mine changed as well, which it shouldn't have done. Went into smart menu 8 and told it to use win 10. Then after it had complied, went back to hers and it was classic windows. Seems to be a few glitches never had before upgrade.
Bug 2: some icons seem to have vanished from users desktops, still working on this.
The Window.old folder is still created with each new install whether upgrade or clean install unless the primary or entire drive is wiped clean when the Windows installer then has nothing to find and pack up from Program Files, Program Files)x64 on the 64bit Windows, ProgramData, and users folders. Any folders outside of those are left untouched even with a full clean install without any reformat or wipe of drive having taken place. To prevent any losses you would still see those backed up elsewhere as a routine on either a separate partition or drive.
Here Start10 is the preferred option over any of the previous 3rd party Start menu replacements. I run with the Modern without tiles option not the 7 or 10 Modern with tiles. For seeing the Modern style with tiles only or with the 7 style as the only other option I would simply have remained with the default 10 now sees. The Redstone 1 builds now have seen the newer change of everything in alphabetical and why I stick with the Start10 option.
With online update i beleive there is no windows.old
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