I'm Definitely NOT Impressed. Windows 2004 will not install.

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  1. Posts : 140
    Windows 10 Home 1909 fully updated.
       #1

    I'm Definitely NOT Impressed. Windows 2004 will not install.


    Yesterday Windows Update presented 2004 for the first time. I tried the following...

    (1) Several attempts to install via standard WU. All failed with a variety of error codes.
    (2) Tried the Windows Update Assistant. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10
    Again failed.
    (3) Tried the Media Creation Tool from the above link. Again failed.
    All attempts complete the installation phase then roll back at the Restart.

    The error codes varied...
    Not enough space. Hardly as I have 73GB free on C.
    Incompatible files, but what files.
    Driver problem, but what driver.

    Also strange; post rollback I had a new phantom F drive, FAT formatted, that appeared on "This PC" display and only disappeared when I deleted the downloaded update files.

    What a mess. I'll wait for MSoft to clean up their act.
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  2. Posts : 516
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       #2

    The release is filled with multiple bugs if you do not do a clean install and at this time isn't recommended for all to go get.
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  3. Posts : 2,216
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #3

    Ensure all external USB devices - especially hard drives - are disconnected apart from mouse & keyboard.
    Remove any SD cards.
    Disable any third party anti virus software.
    Disable any auto sleep function for the PC.
    Then try again.
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  4. Posts : 140
    Windows 10 Home 1909 fully updated.
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Bastet said:
    Ensure all external USB devices - especially hard drives - are disconnected apart from mouse & keyboard. Remove any SD cards. Disable any third party anti virus software. Disable any auto sleep function for the PC.
    Then try again.
    All of that was in place during my multiple, failed, attempts.
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  5. Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Yep...a clean install.

    What I did in anticipation of 20H1....I did a clean install of 1909 and just installed the bare minimum...drivers and 3 pieces of software. A week later the upgrade came and I purposely chose the upgrade path...just to see what whould happen. This was on my 14 yr old AMD system, which that mobo doesn't even support.

    Doing that I had no issues at all...it worked just fine for me. It even seemed faster on that old build.
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  6. Posts : 140
    Windows 10 Home 1909 fully updated.
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Sorry, not interested in a clean install at this time given the work involved in reinstalling 100+ apps, drivers, settings. MSoft need to fix this mess.
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  7. Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Pollensa1946 said:
    Sorry, not interested in a clean install at this time given the work involved in reinstalling 100+ apps, drivers, settings. MSoft need to fix this mess.
    Very true....as a work around you can use a cloning software and do a system image which would be all your data and settings. Do a clean install and then install the image and you should be right as rain.
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  8. Posts : 140
    Windows 10 Home 1909 fully updated.
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Plankton said:
    ... Do a clean install and then install the image and you should be right as rain.
    I am very experienced with Acronis True Image and there you lose me. Restoring an image of 1909 on top of 2004 would result in 1909. Confused!

    I just ran...

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
    sfc /scannow

    ...and both are 100% clean.
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  9. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #9

    Hi,
    100+ apps ... issues could be any.
    Disk space is usually the biggest killjoy since it needs to make a restore point of everything connected and space on C must be well more than enough.
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  10. Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
       #10

    Ahh....good point. Not sure how that would work.
      My Computer


 

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