Windows 10: stuck on build 14901: cannot update, cannot roll back

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  1.    24 Sep 2016 #11

    Still stuck on this build, and now my computer will start rebooting every few hours from 1 October onward. Don't think there'll be a slow ring build out soon. I tried running the latest slow ring build's installation but it says my Windows is installed in an incompatible directory whatever that means (it's c:\windows, folks).
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       24 Sep 2016 #12

    You might consider doing a clean install with the latest Insider build ISO, then see if you're able to update to the latest build via Windows Update afterwards.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  3.    24 Sep 2016 #13

    Yes sure, but I really don't want all my files and programs to be gone at this juncture.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       24 Sep 2016 #14

    Are you able to back up the files?
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  5.    26 Sep 2016 #15

    Of course but I can't afford to spend a full day reinstalling and reconfiguring all my software :/
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  6.    26 Sep 2016 #16

    This will nearly always work but needs some patience.

    Install an unactivated copy of release version of windows 10 in a vm or vhd or dual boot or whatever. Then join Insider version in that install, and after a couple of days or so, that will upgrade to latest Insider version.

    Then copy the install.esd file and convert it to an iso (see section E in tutorials).

    You will then be able to use that iso to upgrade your Insider version.
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  7.    26 Sep 2016 #17

    Thanks, cerberus, that's indeed an elaborate but clever solution. However, isn't that the same thing I did as when I downloaded the latest insider build ESD from wzor?
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