Windows 10 won't update, tried all online suggestions I could find

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  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Home Version 1511 OS Build 10586.494
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       #11

    I cannot start the setup.exe from ISO : (
    I have first tried mounting ISO, using MagicISO with right click... it won't mount !
    Then I have tried the other way - so I extracted all the ISO files to desktop folder... but once all the files are extracted - whenever I click on setup.exe be it via simple left click or via 'run as administrator', the setup.exe remains unresponsive and nothing happens, upgrade won't start ! This seems to be another bug in Windows 10, some files and programs open smoothly and run faster than before while others like this one won't open at all.

    Any ideas ? Thanks in advance !!
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       #12

    You can mount ISO by right clicking on it and selecting open with Windows Explorer.
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  3. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Home Version 1511 OS Build 10586.494
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       #13

    TairikuOkami said:
    You can mount ISO by right clicking on it and selecting open with Windows Explorer.
    That worked for mounting but setup.exe remains unresponsive and upgrade still won't start, again I tried with left click, right click 'Run as administrator', I opened & closed Windows Explorer but nothing helps.
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  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       #14

    In this case, I would not recommend upgrading a damaged Windows, it could end up badly.
    Reset or clean setup would do it good, you have already spent more time trying to fix it anyway.
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  5. CmmTch's Avatar
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       #15

    Sorry to hear nothing seems to be working out for you Paddy, if you want to try it, do what I suggested in post #8.

    Then insert the USB and set your computer to boot from USB. If you can set it for a one time boot option do that, otherwise if you have to set USB as first boot device in BIOS you'll want to remove the USB drive at the first reboot. At that point you want it to reboot from the HDD and continue the installation.

    Doing it this way still allows for doing an upgrade, keeping everything you have now. At least this should get to the point of the install starting. Post #8 quoted below:

    CmmTch said:
    None of my computers can create a recovery disc, an iso allows for repair/reinstall if there are problems in the future, I used option #1 from here https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html This one has the sources\install.wim and can be used for DISM.

    IMO even if everything goes fine from WU, it's still a good idea to have a working iso on hand just in case you need it.

    Create a bootable USB from the iso you downloaded with http://rufus.akeo.ie/ Use an 8G USB, the iso is a little larger than 4G.
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  6. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Home Version 1511 OS Build 10586.494
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       #16

    TairikuOkami said:
    In this case, I would not recommend upgrading a damaged Windows, it could end up badly.
    Reset or clean setup would do it good, you have already spent more time trying to fix it anyway.
    But I have made numerous command prompt health checks and what else not, there are no actual errors on my Windows, its not damaged as such aside of these bugs I'm trying to fix with an update. Reset and clean setup wouldn't be an option in my case, I have too many programs and files in the system that need to remain unchanged.
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  7. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Home Version 1511 OS Build 10586.494
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       #17

    CmmTch said:
    Sorry to hear nothing seems to be working out for you Paddy, if you want to try it, do what I suggested in post #8.

    Then insert the USB and set your computer to boot from USB. If you can set it for a one time boot option do that, otherwise if you have to set USB as first boot device in BIOS you'll want to remove the USB drive at the first reboot. At that point you want it to reboot from the HDD and continue the installation.

    Doing it this way still allows for doing an upgrade, keeping everything you have now. At least this should get to the point of the install starting. Post #8 quoted below:
    Thanks, I would only go for that option if it has no impact whatsoever in terms of existing programs and files.
    If there is any fix on how to force start setup.exe, that would be I'd most gladly go for at this moment....
    Would trying to execute setup.exe from command prompt make any difference than trying to do it via Windows Explorer ?
    Or if theres any software or bat script that could force start setup.exe ?
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  8. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Home Version 1511 OS Build 10586.494
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       #18

    I have tried doing it from Administrator: Command Prompt
    No luck... setup.exe does nothing.

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  9. Edwin's Avatar
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       #19

    I'm on a 10.586 Build right now, I've just started the "Windows 10 Update Assistant".
    Will post results, (if they're favorable!)

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    (I'm almost certain my patched themes are gonna go down the toilet!)
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  10. CmmTch's Avatar
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       #20

    Paddy said:
    Thanks, I would only go for that option if it has no impact whatsoever in terms of existing programs and files.
    If there is any fix on how to force start setup.exe, that would be I'd most gladly go for at this moment....
    Would trying to execute setup.exe from command prompt make any difference than trying to do it via Windows Explorer ?
    Or if theres any software or bat script that could force start setup.exe ?
    When you boot from install media (cd or USB) one of the screens as the install starts gathering information gives you the option to keep your existing files and settings, or keep nothing.

    There may be no other choice Paddy, if double clicking on setup.exe doesn't start it I'm not sure what alternatives you may have to get it to execute.

    I've put a small pic of the screen you get for choices from this tutorial for clean install, I know you're not doing a clean install but that's where I was able to find a pic of what you'll see. You would choose Upgrade Install, here's the source of the pic https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

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