Windows 10: Failed Annniversary Upgrade did NOT restore my previous version OK

  1.    12 Aug 2016 #1

    Failed Annniversary Upgrade did NOT restore my previous version OK


    I posted a message on the Microsoft Answers site and they suggested I remove/disable my anti-virus software (I don't have any), disable all devices except the USB stick used to boot the update setup file (I have the Anniv. Update ISO restored to a BluRay disk), and try installing the update from a cold boot.

    I did the latter and it failed again, but said it restored my system to it's previous state.

    Well, that is not exactly correct. I did get my Build 1511 back, but some critical things no longer work. My file manager (FreeCommander) starts but shows no window and does not show in the task bar. Chrome starts by all my extrnsions crash and it will not load web pages.= or do anything. So I am going to restore from a Macrium disk image I made before my previous attempt at installing the update.

    Edit: Good News! Macrium Reflect got me back to a fully working system. Now all I have to do is find a way to stop automatic updates.

    Edit2: Well that was easy - just run services.msc and disable the Windows Update service.
    Last edited by bbinnard; 12 Aug 2016 at 10:40.
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  2.    12 Aug 2016 #2

    Usually with a big upgrade it is worth letting the flak die down.. wait a few months.

    You're not the only one experiencing some problems- great you're wise enough to use disk imaging.

    The upgrade does solve a few longstanding bugs, and introduces one text positioning bug.

    When you eventually try again, make sure you have no possible conflicting software (Aeroglass causes a significant issue) and try from a clean boot, making sure you have enough spare space on your disk, including (I think from what I've seen) at least 450Mb unallocated.
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  3.    12 Aug 2016 #3

    This whole business of how much empty/free/unallocated space the upgrade needs is just a bit too mysterious:
    1. Is the amount of space needed 350 MB, 400 MB, 450 MB,or 500 MB?
    2. Can the space be at the front of the disk? Or does it have to be at the back? Or does it not matter?
    3. Does there need to be a partition of the proper size (whatever that is) created before the upgrade starts?
    4. If there does need to be a partition, does it have to be allocated? Formatted? Set to any particular set of parameters?

    I've had seemingly knowledgeable people and posters give various answers to all of these question. What I don't understand is why MS doesn't publish some specific answers or requirements for a successful upgrade.
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  4. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       12 Aug 2016 #4

    I checked disk management on my Dell Latitude E6420, I just updated it to the AU on Monday using an iso.

    It now has two recovery partitions, one 450M at the right side of the OS partition, and one 5.12G partition to the left of the OS partition. I didn't check before I updated it from Win7 Pro to W10 Pro 1511, so I can't be sure when it was added, from what I've seen on the forum I think updating to W10 1511 added that partition.

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  5.    12 Aug 2016 #5

    5.12 GB of lost space? That's unreasonable. Seems like a significant bug to me.
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  6. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       12 Aug 2016 #6

    Some might describe the whole W10 experience after initial RTM as a "significant bug"

    How about this, disk management from my Dell Latitude E6400, essentially the same route to the AU as my E6420. See it's disk mgmt shot in my previous post. Both laptops were bought refurbished with Win7 Pro x64, upgraded to 10586 1511, this one last year, the 6420 last month. Both upgraded to the AU via a USB iso, this one looks quite different, both laptops are pretty much bare bones, not much extra added, no games, very few programs. Both of them do still have a windows old folder, so that's taking up approx 20G.

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    Last edited by CmmTch; 12 Aug 2016 at 20:22.
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  7.    12 Aug 2016 #7

    CmmTch said: View Post
    I checked disk management on my Dell Latitude E6420, I just updated it to the AU on Monday using an iso.

    It now has two recovery partitions, one 450M at the right side of the OS partition, and one 5.12G partition to the left of the OS partition. I didn't check before I updated it from Win7 Pro to W10 Pro 1511, so I can't be sure when it was added, from what I've seen on the forum I think updating to W10 1511 added that partition.

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    That 5.12 is your Dell factory recovery.
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  8.    13 Aug 2016 #8

    CmmTch said: View Post
    Both of them do still have a windows old folder, so that's taking up approx 20G.
    Hi, as you probably know, Windows.old will be removed after the roll-back period.
    What is less known is that the rollback period for the AU upgrade is supposed to be 10 days from what I've read.
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