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  1. Joined : May 2016
    Chicago area
    Posts : 27
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
       3 Weeks Ago #21

    I'll have to try that over the weekend. I went through hell trying to get the Win10 upgrade from Win 7 but that was several months ago and it may have been how I finally did it. I'll have to do a backup and hope I don't lose my OS as I have it now considering it was the free upgrade. That's my biggest concern, losing 10 altogether.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 535
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       3 Weeks Ago #22

    You won't lose W10. When it was activated during the W7 upgrade MS recorded the activation code on its servers and if you re-install W10 on the same system it will check its servers and activate again.

    If you can't get it to update you can download the latest W10 ISO and do a clean install and it will activate. One of my systems would not update to 1511 so I just did a clean install and its been doing great.

    Jim
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,132
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       2 Weeks Ago #23

    Brian925 said: View Post
    I'll have to do a backup and hope I don't lose my OS as I have it now considering it was the free upgrade. That's my biggest concern, losing 10 altogether.
    Making a system image first is always a good idea. I used one to make a copy of my original OEM Win7 HDD before taking the free upgrade.

    As @Phone Man says, a digital licence tied to your hardware and was recorded by Microsoft. A clean install will activate automatically. 'Hardware' for this purpose doesn't include the hard drive. For the Anniversary Update, before upgrading my system first I swapped out my HDD for a spare one and did a test clean install of 1607 on that. It activated within minutes.
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  4. Joined : May 2016
    Chicago area
    Posts : 27
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
       2 Weeks Ago #24

    I just tried installing Win 10 from the ISO image created on a DVD. I got to 47% and then...

    Modern setup host has stopped working.
    A program caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,132
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       2 Weeks Ago #25

    As @dalchina says here Windows 10 Anniversary - Modern setup host has stopped working you need at least 20GB unused space before you start. On that particular thread...
    Ok, I finally managed to upgrade to anniversary edition. The problem was I originally moved the users folder to another drive...
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  6. Joined : May 2016
    Chicago area
    Posts : 27
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
       2 Weeks Ago #26

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  7. Joined : May 2016
    Chicago area
    Posts : 27
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
       2 Weeks Ago #27

    Typical of Microsoft. Their tech wizards never make things easy. It's why I stuck with Win 7 even though MS made it impossible to get updates. I tried installing again with no other drives installed but the C drive, same message and same failure. Here we go again, thanks Microsoft!
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  8. Joined : May 2016
    Chicago area
    Posts : 27
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
       2 Weeks Ago #28

    Apparently no one has any other suggestions?
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,879
    Windows 10 Pro
       2 Weeks Ago #29

    Brian925 said: View Post
    Apparently no one has any other suggestions?
    Clean install Windows 10 ver 1607 and get things started again with a good install that is accepting updates.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 11
    windows 10
       2 Weeks Ago #30

    This may be a burning problem. Make a dvd with imgburn. The Official ImgBurn Website
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