Windows 10: WMC user worried about Windows 10 USB upgrade.


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    Windows 10 Pro [v. 1511] [OS Build 14295.1005]
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    WMC user worried about Windows 10 USB upgrade.


    Hey guys.

    I currently use a desktop with Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows Media Center (x64).

    According to this report, I am eligible to receive a free copy of Windows DVD Player since, as per forma, Microsoft has once again decided to kill programs and apps that I really like (@_@) with the new upgrade.

    My upgrade path to Windows 10 is currently not going well.

    I already have 2 failed "Upgrade to Windows 10" attempts (0x80240031; 0x80200001) and when I tried the upgrade option on the Download Tool, I get the message "Something happened".

    So I am thinking of going through the ISO/USB route. I already have my USB prepared (Selected Burn ISO rather than USB, then used the Windows 7 USB tool to make a bootable USB).

    Now I am worried that if I do so, I will lose my eligibility for this free app.

    As part of the Windows Insider program, I have a laptop which I have been testing the Technical Previews on for the last few months. It used to be a Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows Media Center (x86). When I used the USB, Windows 10 installed without any problem.

    However, the promised app (Windows DVD Player) does not appear on the list of updates, possibly because of all the updates that have overwritten the Windows.old folder.

    On my desktop, I have already run the Windows Update Troubleshooter and it seems to have repaired everything. What to do now?

    Are there any WMC users out there that have gone through the ISO -> USB route and have gotten the free app? Should I just hope that my desktop decides to update itself on its own?
    Last edited by Silverfish2910; 30 Jul 2015 at 19:46.
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